FRANK SINATRA'S MALIBU BEACH HOUSE LISTS FOR $12.9MDate: 2018-12-05
This custom designed beach house by Frank Sinatra and his wife starts its journey as a rental for $110,000 per month.
The Sinatra's bought the property in the early 90s for $3 million only to tear down the existing house and build the one you see here. It was completed in 1992, six years before Sinatra's death at the age of 82. Barbara Sinatra died last year, at age 90.
Architect Ted Grenzbach worked on the design (he has also worked with other famous California denizens such Barbra Streisand and Gregory Peck). The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom house is over 5,800 square feet with 40 feet of prime beachfront land. It was designed for entertaining, with listing agent and friend of the family, Leonard Rabinowitz of Hilton & Hyland, telling the L.A. Times that the Sinatra's frequent guests included Jack Lemmon, Gregory Peck and Dick Van Dyke.
Sinatra once proclaimed that "orange was the happiest colour," so it is not much of a surprise that tints of orange shows up throughout the house. Though the Sinatra's went with a paler version, perhaps influenced by the California tones and sandy beach outside the back door.
For more information see the listing on Hilton & Hyland.