It’s the Californian home fit for a king – or rather, THE King. This property served as the honeymoon home of Elvis and wife, Priscilla.
The Palm Springs estate is one of five properties Elvis called home in his lifetime. Today, it can be toured by fans and a record number of visitors are expected when Modernism Week kicks off in Palm Springs this month.
On 1 May, 1967, after years of courtship, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in a private ceremony in Las Vegas.
The pair spent their first days as a married couple here, at this modernistic Californian residence, which The King had rented in 1966 and 1967 for $USD21,000 a year.
It’s said the Hound Dog singer carried his new bride over the threshold singing a tune from his own film Blue Hawaii, and so the unique home was crowned as Elvis’ Honeymoon Hideaway.
The couple’s daughter Lisa Marie was born exactly nine months after their stay at the mid-century residence, making it an iconic and meaningful location from the singer’s life.
Take a tour of the landmark property in our gallery.
The house, which is thought to be an icon of modernism, is located on a generous plot and has three circular stories – not one room is square in the four concentric circles.
The unique design came from the renowned modernist architect, William Krisel, and the home was built by Robert Alexander, who lived here with his wife before they tragically died in a plane crash in 1965.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom abode boasts a recording studio, lively bar area, round kitchen island, Elvis’ original hot tub and an indoor sauna and steam room.
Amenities also include a full-sized tennis court, pool, fruit orchard and a private entrance that was used by Elvis to enter and exit without attracting attention.