This home was built in 1960 and was known as the “House of Tomorrow” – you can see why…when Elvis first pulled up outside this home, he commented that somebody had gone and landed a spaceship! Elvis rented this home for around a year starting in 1966, and paid $21,000 (£12,500). It is a 5 bed, 5 bath, 4,695sq.ft home. The home was built in 4 perfect circles, so no room in the home is completely square!
Floating steps set within a waterfall lead you to the entrance.
Here is a picture of Elvis and Priscilla standing on those steps in front of the gate.The huge living room is complete with a built-in 64-foot curved sofa! Although when Evlis was here in the 60’s he probably had to wade through about 3 inches of shag pile carpet!
Here are a couple of photos of Elvis and Priscilla sitting in this very room.
The living room has a fabulous view out to the pool. You can see that the steps to the right of the photo inside the house line up perfectly with the steps outside the home.
This is the dining room, the stairs you can see beyond, lead to the upper level of the home. The round kitchen, complete with round central island.
No kitchen is complete without gadgets! The next room is The Jungle Room – he had one in Graceland and he had one in Palm Springs! It is sort of a lounge/study/get together area. There is a vintage jukebox in which you are allowed to play with, all Elvis tunes of course!The master bedroom is huge and has panoramic views of the mountains.
The en-suite bathroom, sadly the old sunken bath has since been replaced with the one shown. On the vanity unit is a bottle of High Karate Cologne, so you can get a whiff of Elvis, although we have since seen that Brut was also a firm favourite of his.
Down in the garage is one of Elvis’s cars, it needs some work and restoration – we hope they do it. Outside is the pool area. The pool is quite unique, in that they are usually oblong or kidney shaped, this one is the same shape as the roof on the house!
In 1967, it was by this pool, that Elvis and Priscilla were to be married and all the arrangements were in place. However, a local journalist got wind of the wedding and set up camp across the road. Because of this, they decided at the last minute to escape out of the back of the house in the dead of night, they took Frank Sinatras limo to his jet and flew to Las Vegas. They were married the next day in the Aladdin Hotel before flying back for their Honeymoon, which only lasted for about 3 days before they headed back to Graceland. The home became known as the Honeymoon Hideaway.Despite how long Elvis did or didn’t spend there, it is a very interesting house in its own right and we really enjoyed our look around this lovely home.
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