Elvis Presley’s Palm Springs ‘house of tomorrow’ gets big price cut

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Owning the home where lovebirds Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon just got significantly less pricey.

Listed in 2014 with a wildly ambitious $9.5 million price tag, the historic Palm Springs residence returned to the market last year seeking a more modest $5.9 million. Now, even that price has been chopped, and the home could be yours for $4.995 million.

Obviously, that’s still quite a bit of money, but this is a home with serious pedigree. Designed by prolific modern architect William Krisel, it was built for Robert Alexander of the Alexander Construction Company. The firm assembled thousands of Southern California homes in the 1950s and ’60s and helped define the architectural style of Palm Springs.

The Presleys entered the picture shortly after Alexander died in a plane crash in 1965. Elvis leased the residence from 1966 to 1967, and carried Priscilla over its threshold after a secretive wedding in Las Vegas.

Consisting of four intersecting, pod-like wings, the home features floor-to-ceiling windows, stone walls, custom-designed furniture, and Space Age vents that hang from the ceiling. Its unusual design earned it the nickname “House of Tomorrow” from Look Magazine in 1962.

The house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with 5,000 square feet of living space. Sitting on more than an acre of land, it opens to a swimming pool and grassy backyard. There’s even a tennis court.

Here’s hoping it finds a buyer willing to maintain its singular style.

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