Homes Fit for the King of Rock and Roll: A Peek at Elvis Presley’s Abundant Properties

With the Elvis story slated to hit theaters this month, we’ve decided to take a peek at the many harmonious homes of music legend Elvis Presley.

Everyone knows he’s in Graceland, but the King of Rock and Roll had a number of other places he called home.

Over the decades, many of the places Presley lived have changed drastically, no longer exist, or, thanks to a hot housing market, their prices have skyrocketed.

When he died in 1977, he left behind an impressive real estate legacy. lets take alook.

Modest homes in Memphis

Presley began his life in Tupelo, MS. His hometown now features a street named after him. In fact, you can buy a 19-acre plot on Elvis Presley Road in Tupelo right now for $309,000.

As a teenager, he and his parents, Gladys and Vernon, moved to Memphis. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Presley family moved several times in the area, according to the Graceland website.

First: 370 Washington. The family reportedly paid $11 a week rent in a boarding house in 1948. Unfortunately, the building no longer exists.

The Presleys lived there less than a year before moving to 572 Poplar, where they stayed a few months. The building now appears to be the site of a pharmacy and car park.

In September 1949, the family moved to 185 Winchester Street, a public apartment complex known as Lauderdale Courts. Their apartment is only still there, but it is available for overnight stays or tours. A plaque at the front commemorates the history of the Presley family.

The Presley family lived in Lauderdale Courts in the early 1950s.

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The family moved to 698 Saffarans, then 462 Alabama in April 1953. None of the constellations still stand. At this point, Elvis Presley graduated from the local high school.

In 1954, the family moved to 2414 Lamar Ave. , which is now used as a company. The following year, they began renting 1414 Getwell, which is now a mall.

As Presley’s career escalated, he and his parents demolished $29,500 for a four-bedroom home at 1034 Audubon Doctor in March 1956. It was just over a year left before fans and paparazzi made the situation intolerable.

The 2,884-square-foot brick residence on the half-acre has been changed hands multiple times. In 2006, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was last purchased by music industry CEO Mike Corp for $1 million.

Curb then gifted the house to nearby Rhodes College “as a space to celebrate and experience the creativity and energy of youth”. In 2017, the house was undergoing repairs after a water pipe burst when it was severely damaged by an electrical fire.

Elvis Presley House, 1034 Audubon Dr., Memphis.

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Graceland

With the release of “Heartbreak Hotel” in 1956, Presley climbed to the top of the charts and sold 10 million songs the following year. The following year, the star bragged at the Memphis mansion that would become Graceland.

Established on 13.8 acres, this property became his home for the rest of his life.

Graceland opened to the public in 1982 as a museum, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark.

Graceland in 2018

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Today, it is one of the most visited private homes in the United States. The street name is now Elvis Presley Boulevard.

Fans can tour the building where Presley sleeps and see the “Forest Room” with its jagged green rugs and tiki decor, the trophy room, and an array of memorabilia and costumes from the performer’s stage and personal life.

In the mid-1960s, Presley purchased 30 acres in Coldwater, MS for some family members. The king’s association with the property came to light when the package hit the market in 2020 for $485,000. I’ve seen some price cuts but they don’t seem to be sold out.

long live vegas

Presley made his debut on the Las Vegas circuit at the New Frontier Hotel in 1956, when he was just 21 years old. He continued to perform in Mecca for the next two decades, over 600 performances in total. His last concert in the desert came in 1976, a year before his death.

get married Priscilla in Sin City in 1967. In 1969, Presley signed a deal to perform at the International Hotel, which later became the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. He also set up his home in a large hotel suite during his stay.

The Hilton was also his home base while he was touring. In fact, the hotel’s Imperial Suite on the 30th floor, where the artist would be staying, eventually became known as the “Elvis Suite”.

The spirit of the King lives in Vegas, from impersonators to tribute shows, to his bronze statue in the former Hilton, now Westgate.

In 2016, Westgate successfully applied to rename the street in front of the resort as Elvis Presley Boulevard.

hello hollywood

Presley came to Los Angeles to star in nearly 30 films in the 1960s. While making movies, he also made his home on the West Coast.

He and Priscilla lived largely in the Beverly Hills area from 1967 to 1973. The daughter, Lisa Marie, was born in 1968.

Built in 1958 on a 1.18-acre outcrop in the exclusive enclave of the Trousdale Estates, the three-bedroom French Regency residence offers floor-to-ceiling windows with city-to-ocean views and a pool and spa. It was purchased by Presley for $400,000.

The gated complex has since been extensively renovated and sold for $25.5 million in 2019.

Beverly Hills Real Estate

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Then Presley bought the Holmby Hills condo in the early 1970s. It is said to be the last home he shared with Priscilla before their divorce in 1973.

The Tudor-style home sits on 1.6 acres and includes seven bedrooms, a pool, tennis court, and guesthouse.

Presley is said to have replaced the living room windows with French doors and updated the kitchen before it was sold in 1975.

The house was last changed hands for $20 million in 2020.

Holmby Hills Palace

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Before he became a homeowner, Presley reportedly rented a plush pillow in Bel Air at 525 Perugia Road, which has since been demolished. He hosted the famous Beatles there in 1965.

The star also stayed at another Bel-Air memorial property. This 1931-designed home by Wallace Neff was originally built for studio magnate Sol Wurtzel and was also owned by Howard Hughes and Prince Rainer.

This 13,361 square foot Spanish Colonial residence sits on 1.5 acres and offers gardens, terraces, a pool, and tennis court. It was recently sold in 2019 for $31 million.

Bel Air Residence

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Palm Springs pillows

When the “Blue Suede Shoes” singer wanted to kick up his heels and take a quick break from Hollywood, he’d head to Palm Springs.

There, Presley rented the so-called House of Tomorrow. A futuristic getaway is also where he spent his honeymoon.

The mid-century modern construction spans over 5,000 square feet and sits on an acre lot with a swimming pool. The place has been on the market for years, with a price tag of $9.5 million. It was finally sold in late 2020 for $2.6 million.

Tomorrow’s House in Palm Springs, California

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In 1970, Presley bought his own place in Palm Springs for $105,000. The singer was dubbed Graceland West of the 1946-era and lived there several months a year.

After his divorce in 1973, he added 1,500 square feet to the home, including a party room, sauna, and additional bedrooms and bathrooms.

The 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom property last sold in 2014 for $1.5 million.

Rafting at Graceland West

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Priscilla Presley Characteristics

Priscilla Presley recently left her old home in Beverly Hills. With ornate old-world interiors, the 8,550-square-foot main house includes seven bedrooms. The lush acre space includes brick walkways, a pool, tennis court, and outdoor fireplace.

The property was listed in August 2020 for $13 million at the end of the year. This was the first time that home ownership had changed in over 40 years.

Villa Priscilla Presley Beverly Hills

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The “Naked Gun” actress has also sold a property in the Brentwood area where her mother and stepfather live. The actress listed the place in 2019 for $3.65 million. It was sold for more than asking price, for $3.8 million. She had bought the house in 1976 for $170,000.

This story was originally published on Realtor.com.

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