There might not appear to be many similarities between Miley Cyrus, Frank Sinatra, and Netflix's Beef – but they do have one uniting factor – known as Farralone House.
Designed in 1951 by renowned architect William Pereira (responsible for LAX airport and the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim), Farralone House served as Frank Sinatra's home for ten years following banking heiress Dora Hutchinson. In the decades that followed, the structure has appeared in several productions, including Mad Men, Big Little Lies, Dreamgirls, and, most recently, Netflix's Beef, as a vacation home.
Located in LA's Chatsworth neighborhood, the distinct structure (one of the world's best homes) exhibits 'the unmistakable style of prolific architect William Pereira,' according to property experts, Sotheby's.
Alongside Farralone House, the Chicago-born architect 'helped define the 20th century's design aesthetic' with iconic landmarks such as the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco and LAX airport.
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Over 70 years after its construction, the midcentury residence retains its original architectural features – including whitewashed interiors, multiple fireplaces, wooden surfaces, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows (some of which reach heights of 16 feet).
The 50-foot swimming pool is perhaps the most notable feature – appearing in Beef and Miley's video (the home is visible from 1:01 minutes in the video below). However, Sotheby's says that there is more to the exterior than productions often show.
Beyond the frequently-filmed terrace, the home features views across 'woodlands, savannah, ponds, streams' – along with access to the Chatsworth Nature Preserve and the surrounding mountains.
Beyond the mina living spaces, the estate boasts a separate gym and massage room wrapped in glass – a quintessential William Pereira design feature. There is also a guesthouse with its own private yard and pool that reportedly sublet to Marilyn Monroe – making this property even more iconic.
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In August 2021, Farralone House sold 2021 for $21.5 million – in a sale that the Los Angeles Times labeled 'the priciest' of the 70 or so homes that were listed in San Fernando Valley at the time. The report says that the '13-acre estate boasts an illustrious Hollywood history dating back seven decades' and receives around $1 million yearly from the production business.
Miley Cyrus and Netflix may be Farralone House's most recent clients – but if its history is anything to go by – we expect to see this home in another production sometime very soon.
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