Ava Gardner - 1148 East Alejo Road, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East. Ava Gardner lived in this home along with Frank Sinatra, after she broke up his marriage to Nancy Barbato. Ava met Frank at the Chi Chi Club downtown PS during a switch partners call by the emcee. The house was built in 1947 and designed by E. Stewart Williams. It has 4 bed, 5 bath, 3,617sf, and a pool on a 35,017sf lot.