Sinatra

This gorgeous Malibu view once belonged to Frank Sinatra — and it could be yours for $12.9 million.

Whether you want a beachy retreat or a swank pad you can pick out in episodes of Mad Men, Frank Sinatra hung his hat in two homes that are on the market at the same time, for nearly identical price points.

Malibu Frank’s Way

If Malibu is your bag, the estate at 30966 Broad Beach Road was designed by architect Ted Grenzbach and Sinatra and his wife, Barbara in 1992, and is listed by Leonard Rabinowitz and Jack Friedkin of Hyland & Hyland for $12.9 million. Grenzbach also designed homes for Cher, Rupert Murdoch, and Barbra Streisand.

When the Sinatras lived there, a veritable who’s who of Rat Pack era celebrities visited, from Dick Martin, Jack Lemmon, Gregory Peck, and Dick Van Dyke, and more.

And it’s a beautiful home designed to showcase the ocean views, with an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows. The 5,800 square foot house has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

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7 Cottontail Road Cos Cob, Connecticut, is currently listed for $1,135,000 by Yuka Kominami of Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich. 

Fancy yourself an East Coast escape? This week I take you Cos Cob, a quiet, village-like community in Greenwich, Connecticut, located on the western side of the Mianus River. Here an American Impressionist art colony once thrived, and the town continues to support local artists today. Extensive marinas situated on the upper Mianus Harbor offer the perfect place to park your boat, while a variety of nearby museums and art galleries ensure hours of fun. The close-knit town also made an appearance in season five of AMC’s TV series Mad Men, when Cos Cob became home to character Pete Campbell and his family.

With its thriving local shops and restaurants, small-town charms, and a little over an hours drive into New York City, Cos Cob affords an idyllic private retreat for those looking to unplug and get away. This begs the question, what can I get for a million in Cos Cob? What I find is enough to make good ol’ Pete Campbell dance!

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