How do you fancy living out your Elvis fantasy? Well, if you have the cash, the Elvis Presley midcentury honeymoon retreat in Palm Springs, California, USA has just had another price drop.
Yes, yet another price cut. This place was originally on the market for $9.5 million some time ago and gradually that price tag has been eroded quite considerably. More on that in a moment. But for now, let’s have a look at the house.
In fact, I should that we have an even better look at the house. The new agent has provided a far better set of images this time out, taking in pretty much all of the house and showing just what an Elvis shrine this place is.
The Elvis connection is essentially the selling point for many – and perhaps why the price started off so high. Both the agent and the seller are obviously very keen to push the Elvis connection and why wouldn’t you? Elvis, even years after his death, is still a commercial giant and an icon of pop culture.
The emphasis on Elvis and Priscilla perhaps takes away from the actual house, which is a rather bold piece of architecture. It was described as ‘The House Of Tomorrow’ back in the day by Look Magazine for that very reason.
According to the agent, the house was designed by William Krisel and designed for Robert Alexander of the Alexander Construction Company, with the architecture being four perfect circles on three different levels, mixing glass and ‘peanut brittle stonework’ for some very hip indoor-outdoor living space.
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, both in terms of the original detailing, the layout and so many of the furnishings that work with the circular architecture.
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.
Elvis lived here from 1966 into 1967, hanging out here after his marriage to Priscilla Presley. So not exactly a long stay, but as we said, anything connected to Elvis is big business. Especially a former living space.
And if you love Elvis, you will appreciate all the Elvis-themed goodies and memorabilia here. You really can’t escape it, from the artwork and furnishings through to the wall art, records and even a jukebox.
It’s there for a reason too. This house has been used as a museum for Elvis fans to enjoy since 1989 and if you are a fan, the Elvis touches probably just what you want. It’s also a notable midcentury modern house in Palm Springs, so attention on that front too. This isn’t a house that will blend into the background if you buy it.
Talking of buying, the house was up with that original $9,500,000 asking price, eventually being cut to $4,995,000. But a new agent has seen another price drop, with the house now on the market for $3,260,000. Still not a cheap option, but getting nearer to reality.
Images and details courtesy of Scott Histed. For more details or to make an enquiry, please visit the website.