He Did It His Way

Villa Maggio, named after the film character that garnered him an Oscar, was Frank Sinatra's getaway from all his other getaways.

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In 1967, Frank Sinatra commissioned a midcentury-style mountaintop home that he had built on a plateau in Pinyon Crest with sweeping views of the Coachella Valley. He designed the house with Ross Patton, a well-known Palm Desert architect from the 1950s-70s. Sinatra dubbed the house Villa Maggio as a tribute to Private Angelo Maggio, the character he portrayed in the 1953 film, From