Elvis’ Palm Springs Honeymoon Hideaway Sells Quickly for Full Asking Price
Someone new has found ‘Burning Love’ for this Palm Springs midcentury modern, much like Elvis did decades ago. The music legend paid $21,000 to lease the property for a year and almost got married here. Opting for a Las Vegas wedding once the press caught wind, Elvis instead brought Priscilla Presley to the abode for their honeymoon. Appropriately nicknamed the “Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway,” it just sold for its full asking price of $5.65 million after six weeks on the market.
The buyer, Nancy Cirillo, wasn’t in the market for a new home, according to Mansion Global. But, the home’s architecture sealed the deal. After hearing about the unique property from a friend, Cirillo and her fiancé, tennis pro Cary Collins, were intrigued by its “groovy, sexy, odd” design.
Seattle-based investors Dan Bridge and Paul Armistead listed the home in October after a two-year renovation that restored original details like stone and poured terrazzo floors. Modernist architect William Krisel originally designed the circa-1960 home. “It still has all the architectural integrities of when it was built and now is upgraded to a modern living house to today’s living standards,” says listing agent Marc Sanders of Compass.
The 4,695-square-foot home boasts four en-suite bedrooms, plus a fifth bathroom. Other distinct features include a primary suite with panoramic views of the mountains, a unique fireplace in the living room, and ample outdoor living space including a pool.
Perhaps Cirillo—who per Mansion Global, splits her time between Indian Wells and Seattle—and her fiancé will spend their honeymoon here following in Elvis and Priscilla’s footsteps.