Elvis Presley did everything in style. From the planes to the cars to his Graceland mansion, Presley had a specific taste. The King of Rock and Roll even had a futuristic honeymoon getaway for himself and wife Priscilla. Now, Presley’s home away from home is open for tours to the public.
The house is located in Palm Springs, Florida. Architect William Krisel partnered with the Alexander Construction Company to bring his design to life. Originally, the company built the house for Robert Alexander, who helped his father run the company. Together, they built Space Age homes only a few steps removed from The Jetsons cartoon.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley Lived There in 1967
The company completed the house in 1960. Two years later, Look magazine famously dubbed the estate “The House of Tomorrow” for its futuristic design and qualities. By 1967, the house made a perfect escape for the Presleys away from reporters. Their engagement made the national spotlight.
When the press did find them, Presley had an exit strategy in mind. He escaped with Priscilla out the back of the property. A limo picked them up and took them to Frank Sinatra’s own private plane, according to Realtor.com. Like some couples, the Presleys decided to get married in Las Vegas. Afterward, they decided to stay in the Palm Springs house for an additional year. The rent cost Presley $21,000.
The house has over 5,000-square-foot of real estate. It also has five bedrooms and five bedrooms. True to its futuristic nickname, the house features pod rooms straight from science fiction. For instance, the living room is circular and has a 40-foot built-in sofa. The kitchen is also round with a stove island. Within the house, Krisel incorporated a floating fireplace, rock walls, and terrazzo flooring.
Additionally, there’s a pentagon-shaped pool on the property in the backyard. The house has become something of a historic landmark given its previous renters. While it’s currently off the market, it was previously listed for $9.5 million in 2014.
[H/T: Taste of Country]