America’s most famous crooner is known for his melody about “New York, New York,” but only one of Frank Sinatra’s six properties was in the Big Apple.
In fact, Sinatra started out in Hoboken, NJ, across the river, and the first house he owned was in suburban Hasbrouck Heights nearby.
But soon, Sinatra began commissioning custom homes in California — apparently, he wanted them “My way.”
All told, Sinatra owned at least six homes during his 82-year life and rented numerous others — almost all of them in California or New Jersey — plus his penthouse in Manhattan.
Most of his homes had pianos, state-of-the-art sound systems for the time and mid-century modern architecture. They hosted roaring parties with Sammy Davis Jr., explosive fights with Ava Gardner, helipads, guest houses and plenty of parking for his “Rat Pack” friends before he died in 1998.
Sinatra and his first wife Nancy Barbato commissioned Twin Palms in 1947 for $150,000 — which is about $1.9 million today, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.