Fans of Frank Sinatra and the Hollywood film industry alike could very well own a piece of history should they have a spare $12.5 million lying around. That's the asking price for Byrdview, a historic Los Angeles estate that just hit the market. Old Blue Eyes himself lived in the sprawling home in the 1950s and 60s and frequently hosted his famous friends—in fact, at one point Marilyn Monroe lived in the guesthouse. Since then, the house has seen various owners and popped up as locations in notable TV shows (Mad Men, Californication) and films (Ali, Dreamgirls). Indeed, whether on screen or in real life, the home seems preordained to shelter celebrities from the Hollywood hullabaloo, as it rests at the end of a near mile-long driveway atop a private promontory that overlooks the vast 1,325-acre Chatsworth Reservoir nature preserve.
Constructed in 1949 by William Pereira, Byrdview is only one of four homes the famed architect designed. Sitting on seven acres, the midcentury-modern house comprises three structures: the main house, a guest house (with its own pool), and a cabana. All in all, there are a total of seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, as well as two half-bathrooms, in the 8,161-square-foot residence, which, thanks to 16-foot ceilings in the main house and an abundance of windows that transition to the outdoor patio and pool area, is the epitome of open and airy. Along with the bedrooms, the home features a wealth of spaces for rest and relaxation: a large living room with a full bar, a formal sitting room, a small dining area, a formal dining room, and a piano room that was undoubtedly where Sinatra spent most of his time. Outdoors, beyond the pool, there's a parking space for 100 cars (party!) and enough agricultural-zoned acreage that, should the new owners like their wines, a vineyard could be built. For a better look at Byrdview, keep scrolling.