There probably isn’t anyone, anywhere who hasn’t dreamed of moving to the beach, especially when it means living in an enclave as exclusive as Malibu, California. If that describes you to a T, why not live there in style by owning the beach house of the man who invented the style, old Blue-Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra?
That’s right. For a mere $11.5 million you could have owned the beach house of the “Chairman of the Board.” This home that Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara, built in Malibu in 1997 was sold in January 2020.
The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom house consists of 5,800 square feet of living space and more than 40 feet of beachfront, a pool, and an elevator. Not only that but practically everywhere you look you can almost see the famed Rat Packer himself lounging about and enjoying the relaxing space with his wife by his side.
This home features all sorts of amenities, including modern fixtures and appliances throughout the house. The house also features a large primary suite with a lounge, fireplace, sauna, and even a hair salon. Each bedroom is tastefully decorated for the heavy beach atmosphere where comfort and convenience reign supreme. You can almost rest assured that whatever you want you could probably find it nearby at your beck and call.
The house features decorations that reflect the life and legend that was Frank Sinatra, with not only pictures and mementos, but furniture as well. Whether it’s the fixtures or the home itself, everything compliments the attitude of the man himself. It doesn’t take much to almost want to burst out in song as he would have done when surrounded by all the things that he loved and cherished.
But one can’t help but remember that this is where he relaxed and he finally got time to be by himself. The house reflects the open-air atmosphere that is so indicative of so many Malibu properties, where living isn’t really fully living until the drapes are open and the full panoramic scene of the beach is allowed to breakthrough.
The Sinatras bought the lot situated on the star-studded Broad Beach Road in 1990 and immediately commissioned designer Edward “Ted” Grenzbach to build their dream beach house. In the years since, the house has seen a Hollywood star-studded list of guests, including Bob Newhart, Dick Van Dyke, Don Rickles, Gregory Peck, and many more, according to Barbara Sinatra’s autobiography, “Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank.”
Frank and Barbara Sinatra were married from 1976 until his death in 1998 at age 82; Barbara died in 2017 at age 90. Following her death, the property was transferred to a trust under Robert Marx, Mrs. Sinatra’s son from her first marriage. Only a few months later, the property was sold for $9.55 million.
In July 2019, the house was again put on the market for $12.9 million. The price was later reduced to $11.5 million in January and attracted a buyer within two weeks. The latest price was a 26 percent discount from the original asking price. The latest buyer was reported to be comedian, producer, and actress Mindy Kaling. Fortunately, whatever changes the newest owner might have in mind, there will be plenty of room for it.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.