Priscilla Presley has listed her longtime home in Beverly Hills up for sale for $16 million, according to the L.A. Times. The appearance of the property on the market is something of a milestone in the Los Angeles-area real estate news; Ms. Presley purchased it almost fifty years ago so daughter Lisa Marie could be close to Elvis following the couple’s divorce in 1973, according to Closer Weekly. Elvis stayed in the Holmby Hills when not at Graceland.
The property is freely romantic. The Spanish-style house, which was built in 1951, features a soft yellow stucco exterior, a red tile roof, numerous chimneys, awnings, and a wealth of small-pane windows; the pool surround, patio, walkways and outdoor staircases are in red brick and pavers; and the landscaping is a delicious mix of the tightly controlled and the semi-wild, with plentiful creeping vines, hedgerows, arbors, gardens, and a variety of plantings establishing an outdoor atmosphere which is very park-like.
The soft yellow stucco carries through into the home’s interiors. Other details include an abundance of glossy hardwood—including windows and doorframes, exposed beams, floors, and arched portals—as well as lantern sconces, crystal chandeliers, wrought iron, and tile.
Some of the lovelier spaces in the home include the library—sheathed in wood, probably mahogany, for an intensely traditional European aristocratic look—as well as the master bedroom, which boasts a splendid stone fireplace with a carved wood surround, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and a couple of added skylights; the master bath contains one of the most appealing alcove soaking tubs we’ve seen.
A classic covered balcony floored in Saltillo tile and protected by a wrought-iron balustrade looks out over the property. And, amid the Edenic green and growing: an outdoor lounge with a fireplace emblazoned with the words VILLA NOSTRA.