Despite its storied history, the home has had trouble finding a buyer. Between 2014 and 2020, the seminal midcentury modern structure was listed at least 16 times, at prices ranging from a sky-high $9,500,000 in 2014, down to 2,900,000 in 2020. The price drop led to a deal that year for $2,600,000.
The current owners restored and renovated the 4,695-square-foot abode, and it’s now on the market for $5,650,000.
This time around, we suspect a buyer will be easier to find, thanks to the spectacular updates.
“The property is done so well,” says listing agent Marc Sanders, of Compass. “It still has all the architectural integrities of when it was built, and now is upgraded to … today’s living standards.”
The listing photos from years past suggest the previous owners kept the home just as Elvis might have used it. The time capsule from a bygone era was adorned with pictures and knickknacks of The King.
The new listing photos show the latest owners took a different approach. The home was refreshed with respect to its glamorous past, while providing modern conveniences.
Elvis lived here
Elvis leased the home for a year for $21,000 in 1967. He reportedly planned on getting married there, but once the press found out, he and Priscilla snuck back to Las Vegas for a private wedding.
For their honeymoon, they flew back to Palm Springs and spent four days in the villa before Elvis had to go back to work filming a movie.
The four-bedroom, five-bath home was originally built in 1960 by architect William Krisel for Robert and Helene Alexander of the famed Alexander Construction company.
Alexander Construction was responsible for many of the homes in the iconic Vista Las Palmas neighborhood, but this one has the largest pool and best lot.
Many of the home’s signature features remain, including its winged roofline, stacked-stone walls, poured terrazzo flooring, and beaker-shaped fireplace hood.
Potential buyers must be pre-qualified before they can view the home—and they’d better act quickly. More than likely, this storied home won’t spend another six years angling for a sale.