A Palm Springs house made famous both by the “Look” magazine “House of Tomorrow” in 1962 and by Elvis Presley honeymoon house in 1967 is for sale at $5.65 million. The Home of Tomorrow is featured this week on TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
POMPANO BEACH, Florida., October 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — by Elvis Presley Tomorrow’s Honeymoon House
In the 1960s, Elvis Presley was one of the most popular entertainers in the world and could afford any honeymoon spot in the world. And “Look” was one of America’s most popular magazines with millions of readers every issue. In 1962, a new house in Palm Springs was presented by the magazine as the House of tomorrow. Unlike box-shaped houses of the time, its curvilinear floor plan and futuristic features such as an indoor cooking grill, central vacuum system, and wall-mounted radios set the house apart from its competitors. Somewhat resembling our flying saucer concept at the time, the house was recommended to Elvis by his manager, Colonel Tom Parkernear Parker’s house in Palm Springs.
Elvis had met his future wife, Priscilla Wagnerin Bad Nauheim, Germany in 1959 during his service in the army, the daughter of an army officer and his wife. Although she was only 14, Elvis couldn’t get Priscilla out of his mind and their budding relationship turned into a marriage proposal just before Christmas in 1966. Elvis rented the House of Tomorrow both as a wedding venue and honeymoon home. But once the press caught wind of the wedding, they snuck out the back and flew to Vegas for a quick wedding at the Aladdin Hotel on May 1, 1967. The lovebirds returned to Palm Springs and spent four days at the House of Tomorrow before Elvis had to return to work to film a movie. Lisa Marie Presley was born exactly nine months later. Elvis and Priscilla lived at the house for about a year.
Built in a neighborhood of mid-century homes built by the Alexander Construction Company in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the 4,695 square foot home is built on a slope and is cantilevered , providing excellent privacy for the main living areas. The design by the architect Guillaume Krisel was built with four circular living areas on three levels with a curved stone wall. The house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms as well as a spacious round interior, which helps give it the space-age vibe. A favorite mid-century feature is the fireplace in the center of the room with a suspended ceiling fireplace, sunken entertaining area, and glass walls with mountain views. Outside is a private garden with palm trees and rock accents and a partially shaded swimming pool and lush lawn for lounging and outdoor barbecues. The house recently underwent a two-year renovation.
The Palm Springs The Vistas Las Palmas neighborhood has been chosen by many celebrities over the years, like the Rat Pack who partied at Peter Lawford. jackie cooper and Cyd Charisse lived there like george hamilton. jack kennedy was a frequent visitor to his brother-in-law Lawford’s home.
The listing agent is Mark Sander with Compass. Pictures by Chris Miller/One Point Media Group, courtesy of Compass.
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