Published: October 11, 2022 | By: American Luxury Staff
Farralone, the Los Angeles estate that seminal jazz vocalist Frank Sinatra called home for years, relisted on the open market this autumn.
The historically significant property is currently asking $12.795 million, although its pricing history is something of a wild ride, likely due to the inclusion or exclusion of additional acreage. Back in 2018, Farralone was put up for sale tagged at $12.5 million; a little over a year ago it appeared for sale with a $21.5 million ask. According to public records, it last sold in 1999, when it closed at $1.5 million.
The house at Farralone was completed around 1950. It contains six bedrooms and eight baths across its 6,166 sq. ft. of interior living area. Its front doors are presently canary yellow, the use of vibrant color striking against the almost ethereal white treatment and abundant glass of the indoor spaces. Amenities include a 50-foot pool, while materials used in the home include terrazzo and honey-toned hardwood. A long arcade — a classical twist through a modernist lens — is among the property’s more remarkable features of William Pereira’s architectural vision.
The 7.97 acres of grounds offered in the sale is a prime feature, of course. All that space allowed for the languidly romantic driveway, which measures nearly two-thirds of a mile, to act as a preamble to arrival at the mansion. The property is situated on a hilltop that offers stunning panoramic views of the Chatsworth Nature Preserve, Los Angeles, and the ocean; Farralone is also known as Byrdview.
The property has frequently been used as a filming location over the years; its purebred midcentury modern style made it an ideal residential enhancement for the Mad Men universe, but it also made appearances in many feature films, including mid-2000s musical Dreamgirls.
Sinatra has sold over 150 million records worldwide. His first No. 1 hit is 1940’s “I’ll Never Smile Again,” which sold 900,000 copies. It is, incidentally, the first No. 1 hit on the Billboard chart.More infoFor more information, contact Anthony Giordano of Compass and Barrie Livingstone of Sotheby’s International Realty