Friday, April 11, 2014

End of Week Tidbit: Elvis Presley

The memorabilia-filled (and dog-tired dated) mid-century modern residence in Palm Springs, CA, where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in 1967 popped up for sale with a publicity generating and absolutely absurd asking price of $9.5 million. So said the property gossip lady at the L.A. Times, the hip swiveling Mister Presley leased the 5,000-ish square foot, five bedroom and five bathroom residence in 1966 at a cost of $21,000.

In other Elvis Presley-related real estate news Your Mama found out—via the ever-omniscient Yolanda Yakketyyak—that the Rex Lotery-designed Beverly Hills house briefly owned in the late 1960s by The King and his teenage bride and was sold by entrepreneurial restaurateur Peter Morton earlier this years to a mysterious buyer for $14.5 million was purchased by an Egyptian travel and hospitality industry tycoon for his young and socially connected daughter.

listing photo (Palm Springs): Hilton & Hyland
listing photo: Coldwell Banker

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's such a shame that the home in Palm Springs is not known by it's proper name, the Alexander house. The Alexander family developed thousand of homes in the Coachella Valley. A very witty author, Jim Harlan, wrote a very extensive and authoritative book on the Alexander's. I have toured the house, for all of the square houses they built, it's funny that they wanted something round for themselves. The round room you see from the street is the master bedroom. The price is ridiculous and it's so unfortunate that Elvis' wacky ways have sullied this great home.