A slew of Elvis-associated properties in the greater Los Angeles and Palm Springs areas have appeared for sale on the open market in the past few years. The list includes the striking modernist home Elvis and Priscilla rented as a nuptial retreat—which recently saw a relist at $2.5 million, a far cry from its hopeful $9.5 million ask of about five years ago—and the King’s Beverly Hills estate, which closed at nearly $26 million in the spring of 2019.
Among the celebrity-tinged offerings is a property Priscilla Presley picked up in the mid-1970s, after the divorce. It’s located in Beverly Hills, and near the Elvis home in Trousdale Estates. It has been titled Villa Nostra, and it was recently sold by Presley for $13 million.
The Spanish-style rambler dates to the early 1950s. The house and its setting make for an intensely romantic assemblage; the home’s exterior design elements include yellow stucco walls and a tile roof, and the outside retaining walls, walkways, patios and pool area are in red brick. All that warmth is balanced by the intense, nearly-overgrown green of the landscaping. A clay tennis court is situated just out of sight.
The home’s interiors are even more expressive, with glossy wood accents, ceilings and floors, stone fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, and plaster walls. The living room is a knockout for those enamored of this approach to the style, with wood-paneled walls, an exposed, half-vaulted ceiling, sets of French doors flanking the living area, and a fireplace with a heavy hardwood mantel.