By Ginevra Benedetti published
In 1967, when newlyweds Elvis and Priscilla Presley were looking for a house to start their lives as a married couple, they chose to lease the ‘House of Tomorrow’, as voted by now-defunct Look magazine.
Located in the sought-after Palm Springs neighborhood of Vistas Las Palmas, Elvis chose the property because it was within commuting distance of Los Angeles and also near to where his manager, Colonel Tom Parker lived.
Designed by modernist architect William Krisel, this classic mid-century-modern home is now on the market for a neat $2.5 million.
Read on to explore this unique home – and when you're done, hop over to our page dedicated to the world's best homes for more.
Tour Elvis Presley's honeymoon house
Built in 1960 on a surrounding plot of 1.16 acres by Alexander Construction Company, originally for Mr Alexander and his family, the property has been used for many years as an Elvis tour venue so it still retains many of the original fixtures and fittings.
The curvilinear floorplan sets the property apart from the usual four wall-style homes of the time, while its mid-century modern cantilevered design added to the era's 'futuristic look'. This design also affords the home a great deal of privacy, together with stunning mountain views.
With four circular living areas spread over three levels, there is a deceivingly large 5,000 square feet of living space.
It boasts five bedrooms and five baths, with high ceilings, terrazzo flooring and recessed lighting.
The highlight is the home's sunken living room which features wraparound walls of glass and stone, together with a floating fireplace located in the center of the room and an overhead chimney suspended from the ceiling.
Other notable features include guest or maid's quarters, a separate family room, a well-appointed kitchen with walk-in pantry and a driveway with direct garage access.
Outdoors there is a private garden and partly-shaded terraced swimming pool for lounging and outdoor barbecues. There's also an orchard and tennis court, too.
Almost untouched since the 60s, this classic home is perfectly placed as a renovation project.
Located in the Colorado Desert's Coachella Valley, The Vista Las Palmas neighborhood in Palm Springs is known for its stunning mid-century modern architecture. The area has been frequented by celebrities since the 50s - Debbie Reynolds and Dean Martin used to live here, as did Jackie Cooper and Cyd Charisse.
Nowadays, the area is is home to residents of nearby LA who holiday there for the weekend in their second homes, as well as homeowners who have eschewed city life for a more peaceful existence in the desert.
The listing agent for this beautifully unique property is Scott Histed of Bennion Deville Homes, Rancho Mirage office.
With thanks to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for letting us share this beautiful home.
How many houses did Elvis Presley have?
Elvis lived in Memphis for 29 years. His most famous home was Graceland, still a tourist attraction today, but he actually lived at nine different homes during those three decades. Many are now abandoned lots, but some still stand.
How much money did Elvis pay for Graceland?
Elvis paid $102,000, putting down a $1,000 cash deposit against the sale price of $102,500. He agreed the sale on March 19th, 1957.
Where did Elvis live in Palm Springs?
The house above, known as The House of Tomorrow is on The Alexander Estate. Elvis Presley spent downtime here in the 1960s.
Hello there, I’m Ginevra Benedetti,
Associate Editor on the Homes Content Team at Future.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have been writing about interiors for the past 16 years on the majority of Britain’s monthly interiors titles, such as Ideal Home, Country Homes & Interiors and Style at Home, as well as Livingetc and of course, Homes & Gardens.
This naturally feeds into writing for wonderful websites like HomesandGardens.com and IdealHome.co.uk.
Over the years, I’ve interviewed some of the most talented designers in the business and I’ve pretty much written about every area of the home, from shopping and decorating, appliances and home tech, wallpaper and fabric, kitchens and bathrooms, even extensions and conversions.
I never tire about reading or writing about interiors, from classic timeless designs to innovative smart tech - the subject is always evolving, just as our homes do, year after year.
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