Elvis Presley’s home in Palm Springs where he and his wife Priscilla enjoy honeymoon is back on the market, but now with reduced price of $6.93 million – a 27% price drop from a year ago when it was listed at $9.5 million.
Elvis and Priscilla leased a Midcentury Modern home for about a year. They signed the lease before their Las Vegas wedding in 1967 and paid $21,000 a month for the suave residence. A copy of the lease hangs on the wall today.
The residence was purchased by Boston-based investor M.L. Lewis through a trust in 1987 for $487,500 who has owned it ever since. Since he is a huge Elvis fan, the house is a museum stocked with Elvis memorabilia, including wedding pictures of the couple.
Approximately 5,500-square-feet glass-and-stone house was constructed by custom builder Robert Alexander and consists of four circle-shaped living spaces set on three levels. Modernist architect William Krisel used curved walls of stone, a round kitchen island and a circular fireplace in the center of the living room to further emphasize the distinctive shape. The house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, dining and living rooms, a bar and a breakfast bar. It also has a pool, waterfall features at the front and tennis court.
Views take in the Santa Rosa Mountains and Coachella Valley.
The Willow Palm Springs Inn is the iconic celebrity hideaway located on a Palm Springs mountaintop. The lushly landscaped Mediterranean style retreat possesses a quiet elegance that removes itself from the frenetic energy of modern LA.
It was built nearly 90 years ago for millionaire William Mead, a prominent Los Angeles business man and real estate developer. During the 1930s in the Willows became a place of rejuvenation for some of the era’s most notable figures like Albert Einstein, Shirley Temple, Marion Davies, Clark Gable and his wife Carole Lombard. It was quiet and private place to avoid the press.
An Old Hollywood Celebrity Hideout – Willows Palm Spring Inn
The Inn boasts heated pool and Jacuzzi where guests are supplied with ice tea and towels, rich mahogany doors, hand carved limestone, Spanish tiles Mead, flat screen televisions, DVD players and WIFI access are available in all of the rooms. The rooms are fitted with fireplaces and private balconies, tandem claw foot tubs and period-appropriate fainting couches. Despite some technological upgrades the Inn has kept the spirit of the home. In 1924 began the construction of home which was built on a hilltop with beautifull landscaped gardens. The property also includes a heated pool and Jacuzzi where guests are supplied with ice tea and towels.
Guests with an interest in Hollywood can stay in room named per popular silent film actress Marion Davies who stayed here in 1950’s. Inside the inn, her room features an elaborately carved king-sized bed, large fireplace and a balcony with a view of the San Jacinto Mountains.
For those who really want to channel the colorful life the actress led, Davies’ Beverly Hills home were she lived can be leased for $600,000 a month. If you are perhaps looking for something a bit more economical, the rooms at The Willows start at $325 a night and include a three-course gourmet breakfast as well as evening wine and hors d’oeuvres.
The Palm Springs estate of Bob Hope is available for an asking price of $50 million
The mushroom shaped residence was actually built to look like a volcano. According to New York Times, the residence has a three visor like arches and a concrete roof that has a hole in the center that opens up a courtyard to the sky. The 23,366-square-foot home has 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 3 half baths, indoor and outdoor pools, a pond, putting greens and a tennis court. Since the house is huge enough to accommodate up to 300 guests for dinner under an enormous covered terrace, it was mostly used as a second home and entertaining space by the Hope family. Linda Hope, daughter of the couple recalls the parties and huge buffets that were laid out on the terraced patio. Each January, the Hopes threw a bash to celebrate the end of the Bob Hope Classic Golf Tournament that is now called “The Human Challenge”.
“That was sort of a highlight of the desert social calendar,” Linda said.
In December 2012, Zillow reported that a couple of Hope parcels were on the listing market. One was a three bedroom-three bathroom Spanish style ranch with a price tag of $469,000, while the other was a five bedroom-seven bathroom gated property listed at $659,000, both located in the Movie Colony area of Palm Springs.
Bob Hope passed away at the age of 100 in 2003 at his Toluca Lake home in Los Angeles and Dolores passed away at the age of 102 in 2011.
We’ll see whether the distinctive structure, architectural pedigree, and famous former residents be enough to help the Hope residence sell for such a whopping price?
The property is co-listed with Ann Eyesenring with Partners Trust.
Designed by Lautner exclusively for the Hope Family, the home is approximately 23,000 square feet of incredibly and impeccably designed concrete, steel and glass structure with a vast curving roof of copper that matches the mountains behind it
Bob Hope’s Palm Springs Estate for Sale for $50 million
Comedian Bob Hope’s ‘Mushroom’ Estate in Palm Springs designed by John Lautner is Up for Sale at $50 million
The 23,366-square-foot home was designed in 1973 by the California Modernist architect John Lautner
Pure Bliss – This prestigious home is located in the most historic and famous location in Palm Springs-Southridge
At 2399 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs, you’ll find this stunning 7,500 sq. ft home, which was built in 1983, but completely renovated in 2005, giving it an effective age of 8 years. Offering sweeping views of Palm Springs from its lofty heights, this estate spreads on 2.25 acres of land and include 5 bedroom and 6 bathroom main house, guest house, heated private pool and spa and of course spacious garage.
Taking more than 7 years to construct, more than 700 tons of amazing hand cut and placed Idaho Quartz stone,this estate has an estimated replacement value in excess of $20 million, and now can be your for $9,555,000. [Saxony Real Estate]