Real Estate

Want a Piece of Elvis History? There’s a House for That

Colleen Kane | Writer

Yes, home buyers and Elvis fans: you too can own a piece of The King's legacy — but only if you have a cool $13 million on hand.

The home shared by Elvis and Priscilla Presley shortly after their marriage in 1967 is now up for sale. Elvis and Priscilla initially paid $400, 000 for the 5, 367 square foot, palatial French Regency house, which once leased for about $25, 000 per month. Now, it's up for sale at $12.995 million.

Although it's been decades since the King died and even longer since he lived here, the house's front gates are still scrawled with notes from fans.

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom French Regency estate is perched on 1.18 acres high up in Beverly Hills. In nearly every room, the floor-to-ceiling windows in this 1958 home boasts panoramic ocean views of Los Angeles.

To be certain, this is no Graceland—which many homebuyers might see as a good thing.

While the kitchen has been updated and the pool and spa resurfaced, the house still retains some of the throwback elements and glitz that once befitted the King of Rock and Roll's flamboyant style.

The house is in Trousdale Estates, a development of midcentury modern homes built the 1950s and 60s that attracted many celebrity residents. Around the time of their residency, The neighbors of Rock and Roll's first family would have included Richard Nixon, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis, Michael Caine and, right in the same cul de sac, Danny Thomas.

The house, which was sold on August 1973, is a mere fraction of the size of Graceland — with its 23 rooms and more than 17, 000 square feet.

Yet with their neighbors at the time, a Christmas party at the Presleys' would have been something else. The estate had several entertainment-friendly areas of the house with fabulous views of L.A.

The common areas include one of two rooms to have a curved stone feature that matches the outdoor stonework seen on the patio — in this case, a bar. There is also a dining area under a dome skylight, and expansive patio space. For longer-term guests, the home has an attached guesthouse and a four-car carport.

It is well-established that Elvis liked to take care of business, and he no doubt did so in this office. Here, another curved stone feature comes into play, and again, this room has views for miles.

The King may have struck karate poses in front of his full-length mirrored walls and closets in the bedroom. Or, he could have simply warmed up with his bride by the cutout fireplace. The master suite has a mirror-walled updated bath, with an extended marble vanity and a raised hot tub.

Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Previews International, Beverly Hills is the listing agent.