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A Masterpiece of Mid-20th Century Modernism
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs, California

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs, California

Photo © Jackie Craven
Shortly after they married, rock 'n roll idol Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla retreated to this semi-circular home on Ladera Circle in Palm Springs, California. But even before the Presleys arrived, the house had become famous for its architecture.

Designed by the architecture firm Palmer and Krisel, the house was built by the prominent Palm Springs builder Robert Alexander, who lived there with his wife Helen. In 1962, Look magazine featured the Alexanders and their House of Tomorrow.

The Alexanders were tragically killed in a plane crash and in 1966 Elvis Presley rented it to use as a an occasional retreat. Elvis gave the Look Magazine House of Tomorrow some of the same off-beat decor he used at Graceland Mansion, his home in Tennessee. However, Elvis's House of Tomorrow remained true to the modernist ideas of the architects and builder.

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