Midcentury Modern home in Palm Springs that was once leased to Elvis Presley is for sale at $6.93 million – a 27% price drop from a year ago when it was listed at $9.5 million.
Known as the honeymoon hideaway of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the early ’60s house was leased by Presley starting in 1966 for $21,000.
Open for tours and events in recent months, the glass-and-stone home was constructed by custom builder Robert Alexander and consists of four circle-shaped living spaces set on three levels. Modernist architect William Krisel used curved walls of stone, a round kitchen island and a circular fireplace in the center of the living room to further emphasize the distinctive shape.
The 4,695-square-foot house retains its period vibe. Dining and living rooms, a bar, a breakfast bar, four bedrooms and five bathrooms are among the living spaces. Views take in the Santa Rosa Mountains and Coachella Valley.
A swimming pool, a tennis court and a fruit orchard complete the 1.25 acres of grounds.
Two TV movies, “Elvis & Me” (1988) and “Elvis by the Presleys” (2005), were filmed at the house.
Presley, who died in 1977 at 42, transfixed generations with his Grammy-winning songs, TV and live performances and movie roles. Among his enduring hits are “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Me Tender” and “Hound Dog.”
Gregory Bega of Sotheby’s International Realty, Eric Meeks of HomeSmart Professionals and Mary Kay Nibley of Rodeo Realty are the listing agents.
Article courtesy of LA Times