Palm Springs Shrine To Elvis On The Market, $7MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 1350 Ladera Circle, Palm Springs
What: Dubbed the Elvis Presley Honeymoon Hideaway, this 4-bed, 5-bath home on more than an acre is also known as the Robert Alexander Estate. Elvis and Priscilla “secretly” cohabited here in the mid-60s and returned in 1967 for their honeymoon, but the property comes with an impressive architectural pedigree in an exquisite desert setting.
Designed by architect William Krisel for developer Robert Alexander and built in 1962, the house retains many of its original features lke the sweeping axpanses of stone and original banquettes.
Together, Krisel and Alexander would have a huge effect on the built environment of Palm Spring in the post-WWII building boom, and Alexander’s tract homes designed by Krisel are now among the most sought-after homes in Palm Springs. It’s rare to find a Krisel home in such great original condition, and here the good bones are still visible beyond the memorabilia..Below, the kitchen has some updated appliances, but retains the Jetson-style range and hood.
More: Check out the agent’s listing and dedicated site for more images and information; here e for the house as an attraction and rental, plus vintage images of architect William Krisesl’s work. Below, the San JacintoMountains provide a backdrop for mature landscaping.