The 1.18-acre Beverly Hills residence at 1174 Hillcrest Road, that once belonged to Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla, has hit the market for $30 million. Nestled on a coveted promontory in a quiet cul-de-sac, this French Regency presents a unique opportunity to customize “a life above it all” within the exclusive enclave of Trousdale Estates.
Elvis Presley has purchased the 5,367-square-foot home in 1967 for $400,000 (around $3 million today). However, six years later, after the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll had divorced his wife, the estate was sold. At the time Elvis lived in Trousdale Estates, he was neighbors with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Curtis and Ray Charles.
When in 2012, its former owner, Hard Rock Café co-founder Peter Morton, announced his plans of to demolish and redevelop the house, it sparked public outcry. So the businessman instead sold the property for $14.5 million in 2014.
The French Regency-style home still has its original gates, with lots of messages to Elvis scribbled on them. Set far back behind gates and mature trees, a long driveway and four-car motor court lead to the newly renovated 5,400-square-foot mid-century residence and attached guesthouse by Rex Lotery. The spacious interiors are refined with high ceilings, warm hardwood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in abundant natural light. Lavish master suite, skylights, fireplaces and coffered ceilings are complemented by contemporary updates such as stainless steel kitchen appliances, fresh paint, new flooring, an added laundry room, and upgraded electrical.
Ample outdoor lounging and entertaining space is offered throughout a large patio featuring a fireplace, resurfaced pool and spa, and lush lawns, set against breathtaking panoramic vistas.