For Sale: Elvis Presley's Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs
It's hard to miss this midcentury home's most famous residents, since cardboard cut-outs and mannequins of Elvis and Priscilla Presley are propped up throughout the listing photos. But that's all part of the historic charm behind the Palm Springs residence, which the newlywed Presleys rented in the mid-1960s.
The so-called Honeymoon House at 1350 Ladera Circle in Palm Springs was featured as an example of modern architecture in a 1962 Look magazine article, called the "House of Tomorrow." The Presleys sealed its place in history, and it has operated as sort of a Presley museum and rental for several years, offering tours. It is for sale for $9.5 million, and its superstar history is being marketed by another star -- Million Dollar Listing's Josh Altman, a Bravo! reality TV personality and real estate agent with Hilton & Hyland's Altman Brothers.
The home's listing explains that the King of Rock and Roll spent his honeymoon at the home in 1967. "Lisa Marie was born nine months later," it says. (Wink, wink).
According to the home's website, the Presleys planned to marry at the house, by the pool. But a television gossip columnist who lived around the corner learned of their plans, and they made a last-minute plan to marry in Las Vegas instead.
The four-bedroom, five-bath, 5,000-square-foot home was the height of luxury in 1967, with big windows, "peanut-brittle stonework," and an art deco vibe. It includes a pool, tennis court, fruit orchard and a stage. The three floors of the house are designed in four perfect circles. Walls of glass offer views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and the Coachella Valley.