This news has us all shook up
A house on the market can make some people’s dreams come true.
The Palm Springs hideaway, where entertainer Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla stayed in for three days after their 1967 wedding, is on the market for a newly reduced USD6.93 million, reports Forbes.
It originally priced at USD8.5 million when it hit the market in California last year. Media reports at the time show that there was great expectation the house would sell quickly.
“No star name attracts a bigger property premium than Elvis Presley,” Mike Eisenberg, a California-based agent specialising in selling properties with celebrity connections, told The Telegraph. “There is always a scramble when an Elvis house comes on the market.”
The Elvis connection is not the home’s only attraction though.
Built in 1962, the home – dubbed ‘The Home of Tomorrow’ by Look magazine – was designed by architect of the modernist tradition, William Krisel, and constructed by famous home builder, Robert Alexander, according to Hooked on Houses.
The location also hosted a plethora of Playboy photoshoots.
The three-storey property is set over four perfect circles with glass and peanut-brittle stonework abundant throughout the almost–5,000-sqft design. The Palm Springs location affords unrivalled panoramic views of the Coachella Valley and the San Jacinto Mountains.
Inside there are four bedrooms and five bathrooms while the gardens play host to a swimming pool, tennis courts and an orchard.
Nowadays, it is used as a tourist destination by the current owner who rents the house out for special occasions and manages Elvis Tours around the property.
The listing with Sotheby’s International Realty describes the property as “just plain sexy… truly a one-of-a-kind estate.”
Now that sounds like Elvis.