The Palm Springs, Calif., home where Elvis and Priscilla Presley secretly stayed during their 1967 honeymoon is on the market for $3.2 million.
Presley has been nicknamed “the King of Rock-and-Roll.” His breakout single, “Heartbreak Hotel,” rose to No. 1 on the charts in 1956 and his fame shot up just as quickly. That same year, he starred in his first film, “Love Me Tender” and would go on to star in more than 30 more films during his career. He and wife Priscilla had one child together, Lisa Marie. The couple divorced in 1973. Presley died in 1977 of heart failure at age 42 after years of chronic drug abuse.
Built in 1960, the mid-century modern home was constructed by Bob Alexander, who constructed more than 2,000 homes in the area and was considered a formative influence on the development of Palm Springs.
This five-bedroom, five-bath house captures the essence of the era with sharply angled roof lines and a curvilinear living room. It was featured in an eight-page spread in Look Magazine’s September 1962 issue as “The House Of Tomorrow.”
“It’s the most architecturally significant mid-century in Palm Springs,” said Scott Histed, who has the listing with Bennion Deville Homes. “Very few people can reproduce the original elements. You couldn’t rebuild this for that price.”
Four intersecting pods create the main design of the home, with an upper level dedicated to a circular master bedroom overlooking the landscaped grounds.
It is the largest home in the neighborhood, at 5,000 square feet, according to Histed.
An indoor fire pit in the living room uses a hood-like chimney to funnel rising smoke out of the house.
The home is used for Elvis-themed tours, though Histed notes that neither the furniture nor memorabilia convey with the listing.The property also comes with a backyard pool, views of Mount San Jacinto and mature trees to provide privacy.