Weekly Top Ten Real Estate Hot List Tue: 10-16-2012
Graceland, it’s not. We anticipated a home where we could envision Elvis slouched on a well worn overstuffed sofa with a plate stacked high with banana sandwiches on his lap and a glass of milk in hand. He would have been surrounded with faded chintz curtains instead of drapes with guitars propped against the walls and a few empty beer cans and overflowing ashtrays left over from when the guys were there the night before. Priscilla would be whining that he should help her straighten things up since she’s tired of cleaning up after his friends. But when we looked, the culture shock was staggering. If Elvis walked in today, he wouldn’t recognise it.
This is the home he and Priscilla bought when they were first married in 1967. That was also the year he made the films Double Trouble and Clambake, so it made sense to live in Hollywood. He made six more movies while living there and even stayed on after their divorce in 1972. The Presleys originally purchased the house for $400,000 and between the time he died and today, someone with exceptional good taste has apparently put over $12.5 million into restyling the property according to the price tag.
The location and views over Los Angeles are breathtaking on their own, but when one owns a million dollar oak tree, who cares about the view beyond it! Is it any wonder that back walls were removed and replaced with glass? Today the 5,367 square foot 4 bedroom, 5 bath home is sophisticated to the hilt and the perfection begins at the entrance. The ambiance created almost out leagues the structure itself.
“The King’s” former Beverly Hills home for sale at $12.995 million.