A-Listings: Celebrity Real Estate On The Market
Live like the rich and famous — For a few million dollars you can start your own rat pack in Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs escape, get your grunge on like Clifford Williams of AC/DC in his New York Apartment, and more.
Luck has to be a lady when it comes to the sale of Villa Maggio, the Palm Springs estate built in 1967 for Frank Sinatra (Pictured above, courtesy of MLS). A ten-acre property gives way to three separate buildings: a main house, guesthouse and pool house. All were designed by Ross Patton in an eclectic, rustic design typical of the time in which it was built. For $3.995 million you can escape into secluded bliss while enjoying the company of your own exclusive rat pack, just like the legendary entertainer did when he needed a moment away from the limelight.
Thanks to the Nickelodean hit show Drake and Josh, Drake Bell became famous for his side-splitting humor and outrageous yet charming personality. The actor/musician is now playing the real estate game, as has recently listed his 3,400-square-foot Los Angeles home for $1.4 million. The 1920s Spanish estate flaunts vintage accents like alcoves, arches and balconies. There’s a rustic, Old World feel throughout all three floors of the home and extends to the backyard equipped with a pool and terrace.
Addison Thompson is the founder of Thompson Water Seal, the product used worldwide for sealing decks. In 1946 the Thompson family built a 4,400-square-foot Mediterranean estate with a central courtyard, spectacular grounds and a pool in Orinda, California, now being sold by the second owner of this historic home for $2.195 million. According to one of the estate’s listing agents, Linda Friedmen, “this stunning hacienda estate is one of Orinda’s finest properties, paying homage to the community’s proud Spanish heritage!”
When you think of AC/DC, heavy metal, lightening bolts, long and grungy hair and the essence of rock stars in ripped jeans and cut-off t-shirts comes to mind. But one look at Apartment 2B on 63 Downing Street in New York and you might begin to rethink the lifestyle of metal heads.
The apartment belongs to Cliff Williams, bassist for AC/DC, who has listed the property for $1.899 million. Contemporary granite countertops in the custom designer kitchen and bar area, mosaic marble backsplash and two private terraces provide for a more subdued lifestyle, but maybe that’s ecactly what Williams needed after a night jamming out to songs like “Highway to Hell” and saluting all those about to rock.
— Alexa Rozzi