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More price movement on Elvis’ honeymoon getaway in Palm Springs

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The asking price for the Midcentury Modern house where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in 1967 has spiraled from $9.5 million in 2014 to $3.2 million.
(Gary Hoffman)

This Palm Springs property — often billed as Elvis Presley’s honeymoon retreat — has been through so many price gyrations that it brings to mind the singer’s provocative hip-shaking during performances, which earned him the moniker “Elvis the Pelvis.”

Like a hit song losing its grip on a top 10 spot, the price has worked its way down from $9.5 million in 2014, when the lot size was 1.25 acres, to its current $3.2 million, with a third-acre lot.

Dubbed the “House of Tomorrow” by Look magazine, the 1960 home was considered avant-garde and futuristic when it was built by Bob Alexander of Alexander Construction Co. as his personal residence. But perhaps its greatest claim to fame is that Elvis and Priscilla Presley stayed there following their secret wedding in 1967.

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The 5,000 square feet of living space is divided into four rounded intersecting wings. Clerestory windows ring the living room, which is anchored by a fireplace with a smokestack suspended from the ceiling. A metallic hood over the kitchen island echoes the shape of the fireplace chimney. Walls of glass flood the step-up dining area with light. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

The stucco and flagstone house has mountain and swimming pool views.

Presley, who died in 1977 at age 42, shaped the music world with his sometimes controversial style and genre-bending discography and became known as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. His enduring hits include “Hound Dog,” “Suspicious Minds” and “Burning Love.”

Scott Histed of Bennion Deville Homes is the listing agent.

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lauren.beale2@latimes.com

Twitter: @laurenebeale


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