How do you fancy living out your Elvis fantasy? Well, if you have the cash, Elvis Presley’s midcentury honeymoon retreat in Palm Springs, California, USA has just gone up for sale.
That’s essentially the selling point for many – and perhaps why the price is so high. Both the agent and the seller seem very keen to push the Elvis connection. In fact, looking at some of the shots, it’s literally a shrine to the man and his time here with Priscilla. But let’s be honest, that’s not really surprising. Elvis, even years after his death, is still a commercial giant.
That emphasis perhaps takes away from the actual house, which is a rather bold piece of architecture. Indeed, it was described as ‘The House Of Tomorrow’ back in the day. According to the agent, the house was designed in four perfect circles, on three different levels, mixing glass and ‘peanut brittle stonework’ for some very hip indoor-outdoor living.
Space inside includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms, with the overall theme being very faithful to the original era. Some updating, but a strong element of the 1960s is still present in this place. Outside you have your own secluded grounds, which includes a pool, a stage, a private garden area, tennis court and a fruit orchard.
All of that nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, with ‘the honeymoon suite’ offering a panoramic view of the Santa Rosa Mountains & the Coachella Valley.
If you want to be Elvis for the foreseeable future, the asking price is $9,500,000. It sounds a bit better as £5,656,445 – but still a Lotto win away for most of us.