A home once owned by Frank Sinatra, one of the world’s most iconic musicians, is up for grabs. The home is in Chatworth, in the Los Angeles area, and was a long-time residence of Sinatra. The recently restored home — now called “Byrdview” — sits on 4.3 acres of land and is listed for $21.5 million.
Frank Sinatra was, of course, one of the most successful musical artists of the 20th century. His music was heavily influenced by the Swing era, and he also led a very successful career as a film actor in the 1950s and 1960s. While the early days of his career stalled, it was reborn in 1953 during an early film success, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
It was after this film that his music career relaunched, with several critically-acclaimed albums throughout the 1950s. During the same years, his film career continued to grow. He lived in this Los Angeles home for nearly 10 years.
The home is listed for $21.5 million and sits on a hilltop on 4.3 acres of land. The home features a gorgeous modern formal dining area and a large chef’s kitchen, and home bar, and a den that doubles as a home office. Outside, the hilltop offers 360-degree views of the Los Angeles Area — including 3,000 acres of nearby nature preserves.
There is also a large yard, mosaic stone pathways, beautiful landscaping, and a private pool.
The Byrdview home was built for entertaining — really, both the indoor and outdoor spaces feature large areas for guests. With the spacious interior and room on the property to build more, it can easily entertain 400 people. The bright home also features stunning fireplaces, a cozy breakfast nook with a breathtaking view and its own breakfast bar, and a sunroom that overlooks the pool and greenery. When not entertaining, there is also a home gym with excellent natural lighting.
The home has a long history of A-lister entertaining, even before Sinatra moved in! It was originally built for the heiress Dora Hutchinson in 1950, and designed by the futurist architect William Pereira. Pereira was also an Oscar-winning film set designer, so it’s no surprise that the Los Angeles home takes after his keen and boundary-breaking design.
Given its location and history, it’s also no surprise that the Byrdview has literally been the set for many films and television shows, including Mad Med, Dreamgirls, and Californication.
Throughout his career, futurist architect Pereria worked on over 400 projects, many of which are world-famous, like the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. In 1963, decades into his career, he was lauded for his work on the city plan for Irvine, for which he appeared on the cover of Time Magazine. He was also an architecture professor, teaching at the University of Southern California, where one of his most renowned students was Frank Gehry.
The coveted Byrdview home in Los Angeles, home to Frank Sinatra for nearly a decade and the site of elaborate parties and film sets, is on the market once again, listed this time for $21.5 million.