Palm Springs and Sinatra House were recently featured in the November 2010 issue of the German Elle Magazine. The article discusses the town in general and mentions some of the travel hot spots including Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate. Here’s a sample from the article: – Architecture of the 50th and 60th, which is very popular as background for movies and photo-shoots – Description of the architectural style, examples: Orbit In, Frank Sinatra house. And the hint, that you can buy these kind of furniture’s and lifestyle in different design shops in Palm Springs – Which stars are staying in Palm Springs. You never know, because Palm Springs keeps every secret and is a Paparazzi-free area. That is the reason, why Hollywood stars have loved this place since the 1930th. Like the Rat Pack and Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Elvis Presley. But also stars of today, like Agyness Deyn, Dita von Teese or the Hilton-Sisters at Coachella Music Festival or stars, who visiting the film festival – Palm Springs is a place to relax and to enjoy life: Shopping, relaxing at the pool, golf, Rock-Climbing at Joshua Tree National Park Hotels with description and webpage: Parker, Viceroy, Ace, Orbit in – Vacation homes for longer stays, also Celebrity homes – Architecture tours, Modernism Week, etc. Read the article here in PDF format
Bing Travel recently added Twin Palms to their list of Celebrity owned hotels. Here’s a sample from the article: “Singer Frank Sinatra originally requested that his architects build his Palm Springs, Calif., house with lots of opulent columns, but they talked him into this more casual “desert-appropriate” home. He lived in the home from 1947 to 1957, years that saw many ups and downs in his personal life, including a divorce from his first wife, Nancy, and his marriage to and divorce from Eva Gardner. Through it all, it was a refuge for Sinatra and the Hollywood elite.” Read the article online | View / Print PDF
The San Francisco Chronicle, in their online newspaper, SFGate.com, featured the Twin Palms Estate in an article posted by Steve Rubenstein on January 17, 2010. The article was titled “Doing Palm Springs Sinatra’s way”. Here’s a sample from the article: “Thanks as well to the recession, staying in Sinatra’s four-bedroom house is now 25 percent off. The $1,950-per-night rate is marked down from $2,600. “It’s a large property, to go along with his large ego,” leasing agent William Sayegh said as he stepped into the master bedroom where Sinatra, in the 1940s and 1950s, spent quality time with Ava Gardner when he wasn’t spending it with Lana Turner. In the adjoining bathroom is the famous cracked sink, one of the home’s selling points. The crack was said to have been created when Gardner, after hearing about Turner, threw a Champagne bottle at Sinatra and, somehow, missed.”
The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper featured the Twin Palms Estate in their article entitled, It’s still Sinatra’s world, we just rent it, written by Dave LeBlanc on Mar. 14, 2009. Here’s a sample of the article: It’s quarter to three / There’s no one in the place, ‘cept you and me Actually there are three of us, but Larry Rener of property management company Homes Run is about to make like a tree, so my wife and I can get to livin’ large under those legendary twin palms. You know the ones: Fifty years ago, whenever Ol’ Blue Eyes was in residence, he’d hoist the cocktail hour banner up the pole between them, and, even though this was the outskirts of Palm Springs, celebrity friends came running. So set ’em up Joe / I got a little story I think you should know The story is that, in the summer of ’47, a young Frank Sinatra, flush with his first million, walked into Williams, Williams & Williams while chompin’ on an ice cream cone and asked architect E. Stewart Williams to design and build him a house in time for Christmas. Specifically, a huge honkin’ Georgian, but Mr. Williams, wisely, convinced The Voice that a long, low, modern affair would be better suited to the desert. After working furiously ’round the clock, the 4,500-square-foot, three-bedroom house – Mr. Williams’s first residential commission – was ready by New Year’s Eve.