Frank Sinatra's home in Chatsworth Hills goes on sale for $21.5million

Who wants to be a property millionaire? Frank Sinatra’s former home in Chatsworth Hills where JFK and Marilyn Monroe are said to have played out their affair goes on sale for $21.5million

  • The Los Angeles mansion has featured in numerous films, TV shows, music videos and fashion shoots
  • Sinatra rented the home for 10 years and played host to some of Hollywood’s biggest names at his parties
  • Two rumoured guests were Monroe and JFK who were said to have stayed together in home’s guest house
  • It has been extensively remodelled since Sinatra’s 1960s heyday with modern touches including a gym added
  • The home is set over 4.3 acres and boasts a swimming pool, floor-to-ceiling windows and modern design

Frank Sinatra’s former home where JFK and Marilyn Monroe are said to have played out their affair is on sale for $21.5million.

The Los Angeles mansion has also featured in the hit show Mad Men and been glimpsed in music videos for artists including Mariah Carey, Usher and Rihanna.

Nestled in the Chatsworth Hills area, the property was the rented home of the jazz singer and actor for a decade.

During his time there, Ol’ Blue Eyes hosted legendary parties attended by the crème de la crème of Hollywood.

Today, the luxurious home is known as Byrdview and has undergone a huge remodel since Sinatra’s 1960s heyday. 

Frank Sinatra’s former home where JFK and Marilyn Monroe are said to have played out their affair is on sale for $21.5million

The Los Angeles mansion has also featured in the hit show Mad Men and been glimpsed in music videos for artists including Mariah Carey, Usher and Rihanna

Nestled in the Chatsworth Hills area, the property was the rented home of the jazz singer and actor for a decade

The property is perched on a hilltop with 360-degree views over LA, the mountains and the surrounding 3,000 acres of nature preserve 

Aside from his singing and acting work, Sinatra was a major Hollywood mover and shaker in the 1950s and 1960s, befriending everyone from stars like Audrey Hepburn to politicians such as the Kennedys. Pictured: Sinatra circa 1945

The property is perched on a hilltop with 360-degree views over LA, the mountains and the surrounding 3,000 acres of nature preserve. 

The location offers great privacy as it cannot be seen from the road. 

Set over 4.3 acres, the home has floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding the rooms with natural light.

Deluxe finishes include a home bar, gym and a large chef’s kitchen. The house is also kitted out with top-of-the-line appliances and a handful of fireplaces.

Set over 4.3 acres, the home has floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding the rooms with natural light

The expansive property offers great privacy – surely an attraction for Sinatra – as it cannot be seen from the road

Deluxe finishes include a home bar, gym and a large chef’s kitchen. The house is also kitted out with top-of-the-line appliances and a handful of fireplaces

Several entertainment areas dotted both inside and outside of the property – making it a true party pad.

As well as featuring in TV shows and music videos, the mansion has made an appearance in several films including Swordfish, Dreamgirls and Bewitched.

Its dramatic exterior has also been used as a backdrop for fashion advertising. 

The property was first built for Chase Bank heiress and socialite Dora Hutchinson in 1949.

She recruited William Pereira, an architect known for his futuristic designs, to create the home, which was named Farralone.

The house has featured in TV shows including Mad Men and Californication, as well as films like Swordfish and Dreamgirls

During his time living at the property, Sinatra hosted legendary parties attended by the crème de la crème of Hollywood

In the early 1960s, the property was at the center of a rumoured romance between screen icon Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy.

Monroe famously serenaded Kennedy with a seductive rendition of Happy Birthday to mark his 45th birthday, sparking rumours of an affair between the two.

The pair are believed to have met at Sinatra’s guest house on the property.

Stories of Monroe’s alleged affair with JFK, as well as, separately, with his brother Robert F. Kennedy, have been recounted in countless books, news stories and interviews over the years, mostly in the decades since the three died. 

Pictured: Sinatra (right) with actress Marilyn Monroe (left) and and unidentified man at the Cal Neva Lodge in Nevada in 1959

Pictured: Sinatra with then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy  in Las Vegas in 1960

There is only one known photo (above) of Monroe (second from left) with the Kennedys – taken in May 1962 on the same night she sang Happy Birthday to JFK. Pictured left: Robert F. Kennedy, and second from right: JFK

There is only one known photo of the actress with the Kennedys – taken in May 1962 on the same night she sang Happy Birthday to JFK. 

The image was snapped at an afterparty at the Manhattan townhouse of Hollywood exec Arthur Krim. 

In it, Monroe is standing between the president whose face is obscured as his back is to the camera, and Robert F. Kennedy, whose back is also turned, obscuring his face.

Rumours allege that this rare photo escaped the clutches of the Secret Service who were said to be snatching away any negatives of the trio at the festivities together. 

Sinatra’s former home is being advertised for sale at $21.5million through Craig Knizek of The Agency, Beverly Hills. 

Monroe and JFK are rumoured to have enjoyed a stay together at Sinatra’s guest house (pictured)

Original owner Hutchinson recruited William Pereira, an architect known for his futuristic designs, to create the home, which was named Farralone

Among the modern touches added to the property since Sinatra’s day are a light-filled home gym, which overlooks the pool

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