An article named “The $12 Million Frank Sinatra Estate where Marilyn Monroe rendezvoused with Jack Kennedy”, by Morgan Brennan, was published in Forbes recently, spreading the word about the exclusive property in Chatsworth. The estate is named Farralone and it’s enjoying its first time on sale. The listing, set at $12 million, is proudly represented by Coldwell Banker Previews International.
The heiress of the Chase Manhattan Bank fortune, Dora Hutchinson, had been given the right to commission the mansion, which she did. The building was designed by the renowned Pereira & Luckman architects and finished in 1951. The respective designers also projected the master plan for Beverly Hills, the Kennedy Center, the Transamerica Pyramid Building in San Francisco and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
After the completion of the property, the wealthy woman started throwing parties for Hollywood, being the host of the A-list likes of Lucille Ball and Ava Gardner. Furthermore, fireworks were something common during her stay at the location, signaling her neighbors the Happy Hour. After spending some time at this luxurious mansion, Dora Hutchinson moved to New York, renting the whole property to Frank Sinatra, for almost a decade. During this period, Marilyn Monroe had taken over the guesthouse, where she had had her last photo-shoot and the immoral rendezvous with Jack Kennedy.
The main estate covers an area of approximately 10,000 sq ft, in the middle of 2 acres of rolling lawn. The property is right at the end of a beautifully meandering road, over 5 acres, including four bedrooms, 5 full baths and a half-bath, a grand gallery and three private offices over the lower levels, along with a conference room. The guest house is 1,000 sq ft large, much smaller than the main residence, and features one bedroom, one full bath, one half-bath and a private 50 ft. pool. Right beside it, there’s a fully-equipped gym.
There’s also a 9,5-acre detachment that is currently divided into 13 lots, hosting a beautiful vineyard with horse-riding trails throughout. The parking place on the property can host up to 200 cars, and it’s positioned additional to a vast motor court.