It's a home fit for the King. Almost 50 years after Elvis Presley and his bride, Priscilla Beaulieu, married, the Palm Springs getaway where they spent a very short honeymoon is on the real-estate market, with Sotheby's expecting it to fetch close to $7 million.
Presley married his bride after years of courtship in Las Vegas on May 1st, 1967 and soon flew to the California abode, which he had leased for a year for the sum of $21,000. Elvis carried his bride over the threshold and up the home's stairs singing "Hawaiian Wedding Song" from his film Blue Hawaii. They spent two days there before flying to Memphis. As the website for tours of the home, known as the Honeymoon Hideaway, proudly states, the couple's daughter, Lisa Marie, was born exactly nine months later in February of the following year. Elvis was so taken by Palm Springs he later bought a house there in another part of town.
The house was designed by modernist architect William Krisel and built in 1962 at the end of a cul-de-sac, near the foothills of Mount San Jacinto. Prior to the Presleys' rental, the home's builder, Robert Alexander, lived there with his wife, though they died in a plane crash in 1965.
The almost 5,000-square-foot house boasts four bedrooms and five bathrooms, an in-ground pool, tennis court and garden. Inside, it features big glass windows, custom stonework, two fireplaces, a chef's kitchen, central air conditioning and a large, open living room. It also currently features several pieces of memorabilia celebrating Presley, who would have turned 80 this past January and whose music has been newly orchestrated for an upcoming compilation Priscilla helped put together.
In the pages that follow, Rolling Stone presents an inside look at a home that meant so much to the Presleys.