Elvis’s House of Tomorrow For Sale
Wise men say only fools rush in, but when the house is Elvis’ honeymoon residence then, by all means, rush in and buy this Palm Springs property.
After his courtship and marriage to Priscilla, together they chose balmy Palm Springs, California and leased the much talked about House of Tomorrow for their honeymoon. It was the ideal 1960’s home to begin their new life together.
Elvis leased the House of Tomorrow as their honeymoon house on a one-year lease at $21,000. Their child, Lisa Marie, was born exactly nine months later.
Futuristic even for today, the mid-century modern house-in-the-round is on the market with walls of glass overlooking a secluded pool terrace and views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and the Coachella Valley. The 5,000-square-foot house has five bedrooms and five baths and comes with 1.16 acres of land with private garden, tennis court and orchard in addition to the swimming pool.
The home was designed by modernist architect William Krisel and featured in a 1962 “Look” magazine article as “The House of Tomorrow,” an example of the coming of age of modern architecture. The design is created out of four circular living areas on three levels with a curved wall of peanut-brittle stonework, a round kitchen island and a round free-standing fireplace in the middle of the circular living room. In addition to the five bedrooms and five baths, the open-concept living and dining rooms and bar are sized for entertaining and the kitchen includes a breakfast bar.
The House of Tomorrow is now for sale at $5.9 million. The listing agent is Mary Kay Nibley of Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills.
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