Inside the Historic Farralone House – Sotheby´s International Realty

The unmistakable style of prolific architect William Pereira—whose cutting-edge creations included such landmarks as the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco—helped define the 20th century’s design aesthetic. This iconic midcentury residence, designed by Pereira and painstakingly restored, exhibits many of his trademark elements and his forward-thinking style. Once the home of Frank Sinatra and the site of festive gatherings of Hollywood elite for decades, the property continues to serve as a filming location for movies and television series.

Chatsworth, California | Barrie LivingstoneSotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage

Atop a hill at the end of a long, winding gated driveway, the home measures over 8,000 impressive square feet and features four bedrooms; crisp, sleek living and entertaining spaces; a streamlined kitchen; serene bedrooms; luxurious baths; surfaces of warm wood; multiple fireplaces; and throughout, walls of glass, some of which soar to heights of 16 feet. Views stretch out across the woodlands, savannah, ponds, streams, and pools of the Chatsworth Nature Preserve toward the enveloping mountains in the distance.

The 14-acre grounds are an alluring oasis all their own, with an enticing 50-foot swimming pool, a sun-soaked terrace, a welcoming pergola designed for poolside lounging, expanses of rolling lawn, and flourishing mature trees and landscaping. A separate gym and massage room wrapped in glass is tucked at the end of the pergola. Secluded by a grove of trees, the similarly stylish guesthouse benefits from its own private yard and pool and was reportedly sublet to Marilyn Monroe. The property is impressively versatile, providing space for equestrian facilities, a vineyard, additional residences, and other creative additions and expansions. Grand gatherings can continue here well into the 21st century thanks to parking areas that accommodate up to 200 cars.

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