Elvis's Legendary Palm Springs Pad Could Be Yours
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live like Elvis, you could try hitting it big as a culture-rattling musician and then become horribly addicted to drugs. Or, you could just put some money down on one of the houses Elvis called home for a while, which is now fully possible: the wildly retro Palm Springs pad he and Priscilla kept as their honeymoon getaway just hit the market. And all you need to do to move in is scrounge together about $10 million.
While it's certainly no Graceland, they've been offering Elvis-themed tours there for years, and it's been kept decorated with photos of The King and heaps of memorabilia. The decor even mimics what you would've found inside during the year he and Priscilla rented it — for a reported $21,000 — following their 1967 wedding. Fun fact: Lisa-Marie was born just about nine months after their stay.
You might consider it tacky to hang a giant photo of the couple in plain view, but look closer — it's the two of them sitting on the couch right below where it's hung on the wall.
Totaling around 5,000 square feet, it's divided into four perfectly circular sections on three levels, with four bedrooms and five bathrooms. And while the kitchen may be slightly unconventional, it's perfectly suited for cooking large meals. Or a crapton of peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches.
Should you feel the urge to whip out your best impression of the man himself, you're set up to do it big, as the place has it's own mini stage.
The current owner's been ferociously faithful to the style of the era. Walking through it's like walking through a time capsule. You're free to change it all, of course.
But there's nothing dated about this calming view. In addition to the pool and patio, there's also also a private tennis court.
And Elvis bathrooms may (quite fairly) get a bad rap, but this one looks pretty nice!
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He would house Elvis sandwiches on the regular if he weren't allergic to PB.