One of the most iconic modern residences in Palm Springs is back on the market. Dubbed the “House of Tomorrow” by Look Magazine in 1962, the house is most famous as the spot where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned five years later, following a quick and secretive Las Vegas wedding.
(Elvis purportedly carried Priscilla over the threshold singing the “Hawaiian Wedding Song" from Blue Hawaii).
Designed by prolific architect William Krisel, the house was built for Robert Alexander, of the Alexander Construction Company. The legendary firm built more than 2,000 modern-style Southern California residences during the 1950s and ’60s, but it folded in 1965 after founders Robert and George Alexander died in a plane crash.
Elvis rented the home from 1966 to 1967, and when it appeared on the market in 2014, a framed copy of the lease was hanging from the wall.
The spacious 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Its unusual design consists of four circular living spaces stacked on multiple levels. Its interior features walls of glass, stone walls, and clerestory windows. The front of the house is cantilevered over the lawn and looks a bit like a flying saucer, with a sloping roofline that resembles a pair of wings.
The home sits on over an acre, with a swimming pool, a large backyard area, and a tennis court.
Listed three years ago for $9.5 million, it’s now asking that price backwards: $5.9 million.
- 1350 Ladera Circle [Mary Kay Nibley | Rodeo Realty]