Sycamore Valley Ranch — Michael Jackson’s Former Estate, Santa Ynez, California
Formerly known as Neverland Ranch — the estate of the late pop superstar Michael Jackson — Sycamore Valley Ranch is a gated retreat on 2,698 private acres in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Norman-French-style main house, designed by Robert Altevers, sits in landscaped gardens with a four-acre lake, pool, poolhouse, and tennis court. Estate buildings include three separate guest homes, a 5,500-square-foot movie theatre, several barns, corrals, and a helipad.
Marvin Hamlisch’s One Singular Sensation, Bedford, New York
This private hilltop estate was the home of late composer Marvin Hamlisch — best known for Broadway’s A Chorus Line and the Oscar-winning film score for The Way We Were. The restored Colonial-style home counts a sunken music room among its many amenities and enjoys a setting atop Mount Aspetong on 4.6-acre grounds with 30-mile views across the Hudson River to three states.
Maurice Chevalier’s Estate in Forêt de Fausses-Reposes, Marnes-la-Coquette, France
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This estate, situated at the edge of the private Fausses-Reposes forest outside Paris, was home to French music and film icon Maurice Chevalier from 1952–72, and played host to a Who’s Who of guests including Edith Piaf and Richard Burton. The grounds of the 6,458-square-foot manor house boast century-old trees, a summer theatre, and a fountain by British philanthropist Sir Richard Wallace — also a past resident.
Singer Bobby Vinton’s Waterfront Retreat, Sarasota, Florida
This vintage 1950s waterfront retreat, in Sarasota’s exclusive Lido Key, has an illustrious list of former residents including legendary singer Bobby Vinton — and is even complete with the blue velvet curtains he installed. Designed by modernist architect Philip Hiss, the developer of Lido Shores, the property includes a 9,000-square foot main house, four-bedroom guest house, pool, cabana with sauna and tropical bar area, and deepwater dock.
Desert Home of The Eagles’ Founder Glenn Frey , Santa Fe, New Mexico
The former estate of The Eagles’ founder Glenn Frey, this desert home in historic Santa Fe evokes a ‘peaceful easy feeling’ with its 360-degree views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which were also the inspiration for the artists of Los Cinco Pintores during the 1920s. The Pueblo-style main house is complemented by a detached music studio, guest apartment, 1920s bread horno oven, and cabana, all set on 17.46 acres of land.
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