The Sinatra House was featured in Time Magazine, in a May 2008 Article entitled, “Renting Sinatra’s House: Why Palm Springs is a Design Hot Spot.” The article, written by Carolina A. Miranda mentions the Rat Pack and praises Palm Springs as winter playground for the Hollywood set. One of the homes she focuses on is Twin Palms.
Here’s a sample from the article:
“It was the city where the rat pack partied. Elvis honeymooned and Eisenhower swung the only hole in one of his life. Palm Springs, California has long been a winter playground for the Hollywood set; the city lies just 100 miles east of Los Angeles. But it is also home to an extensive array of beautifully preserved Modernist structures that have turned this golf-course-and-cocktails resort town into a must-see destination for devotees of architecture.
…More modest but equally intriguing are the Alexander Construction Co. tract houses, whose rooflines extend out and up like the fins on a Cadillac. One Alexander owner, Chris Menrad, recently worked with the home’s original architect, William Krisel, to redesign the landscaping so that it complements the structure’s now retro-futuristic look.
And then there’s Twin Palms. The Sinatra estate, designed by local architect E. Stewart Williams in 1946, has four bedrooms, ample areas for entertaining and one very thick shag rug. “You can sit by the piano-shaped pool and sip cocktails from the retro bar,” says Kevin Blessing, CEO of Beau Monde Villas, which manages the house. Alas, Ol’ Blue Eyes’ recording equipment is not connected for use.”