Snag the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway For the Reduced Price of $2.7M

Snag the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway For the Reduced Price of $2.7M

By Lucy Wang
Dubbed the “House of Tomorrow” for its futuristic design, this midcentury-modern abode was once fit for The King of Rock ’n Roll.

The iconic Palm Springs getaway where Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon has returned to the market with a significant price-cut from its original asking price of $9.5 million three years ago.

Now listed for $2,695,000, the 5,000-square-foot residence not only offers a famous connection to The King of Rock ’n Roll—Elvis famously carried his new bride, Priscilla, over the threshold while singing "Hawaiian Wedding Song" in his film Blue Hawaii—but also sports a strikingly experimental design that had been a trendsetter for modern living in Southern California.

The highly geometric house is dominated by circular motifs, but also features other unusual shapes, such as the pentagonal front porch and the boomerang-shaped roof.

Circular stepping stones repeat throughout the landscape.

Completed in 1960, the midcentury-modern abode was designed by architect William Krisel for Robert Alexander and his wife Helene, who lived there until their untimely death in a plane crash in 1965.

The octagonal master bedroom juts out over the garden.

A prolific architect best known for his many tract homes in California, Krises designed relatively few custom homes, with the Alexander house being one of them. 

Spanning three floors, the interior is divided into four large circles that give way to unusually proportioned spaces, including an octagonal master bedroom and a circular living room with a circular hearth.

Landscaped with palms and other leafy greens, the house feels like a tropical paradise.

Anchored by a circular fireplace and sculptural hood, the circular living room features a 40-foot-long built-in seating area, as well as walls of glass.

In 1966, Elvis leased the home and lived there briefly with his bride, Priscilla, after their wedding in 1967. 

Full-height glazing connects the living spaces with the outdoors, promoting easy indoor/outdoor living.

However, it wasn’t until after 1987 when the home came into the possession of current co-owner Leonard Lewis that the property earned the nickname ‘Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway’. The owners furnished the five-bedroom, five-bath residence with Elvis memorabilia and opened the space to paid tours and Elvis-themed events.

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An oversized hood and a circular cooktop station is located in the round kitchen.

Elvis memorabilia punctuates the master bedroom.

A pentagonal pool is located in the backyard. The ground also includes a private garden, tennis court, and a fruit orchard.

1350 Ladera Circle, Palm Springs, CA is now being listed by Scott Histed for $2,695,000. See the full listing here.

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