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Frank Sinatra’s luxury penthouse apartment on sale for $5 million

Frank Sinatra’s luxury penthouse apartment on sale for $5 million

Tom Unwin

Designed and owned by Frank Sinatra and host of many parties and the playground for New York’s social elite, attracting guests such as President John F Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol, and now you can own it. Once associated with decadence and glamour, the four-bedroom and six-bathroom apartment can be yours for £2.9 million ($4.9 million).
Set over three levels the apartment has fantastic views over Manhattan’s East River and has been fully updated to feature all mod cons and the former rooftop party room is now the master bedroom, complete with floor to ceilig windows.
For sale by Douglas Elliman, the estate agent’s brochure says of the apartment: “The present is just as awesome as its past. The penthouse's sweeping, unobstructed views take in the East River, Queensboro Bridge, Roosevelt Island and beyond.
“Multiple chandeliers and 18' ceilings add to the drama of the home's design. The entire apartment was recently renovated and includes an exact duplicate of the Apple store's glass spiral staircase.
“The penthouse has NuVo whole home audio systems, iPad temperature and lighting controls, and motorised window shades; there are even solar panels.”
Sinatra died in Los Angeles in 1998 and the penthouse remained the property of his former doctor, Denton Cox, whose other famous clients included Judy Garland and Warhol, until the latter’s death 2008 when it was sold by his estate to Penny Hart, a car insurance mogul, for $4.5 million (£2.63 million).
She never lived in it, apparently preferring another apartment she owns, and has been trying to sell it for the last two years.
Purchased by Sinatra after divorcing his second wife Ava Gardner in 1957, Ol' Blue Eyes helped to design the riverside pad and construction was completed in 1961. Sinatra called it home until 1972.  While arguably the ultimate bachelor pad, Sinatra met, married and then divorced Mia Farrow while living there.
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