Why I can't help falling in love with the Elvis Presley Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs #Homes & Tours#celebrity home#fireplaces#real estate#retro/vintage August 7 2015 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin All photos courtesy of Redfin Oh holy crap, you guys do I have a treat for you… Related Post Leo D's renting out his beach house this summer so I need 300 of you to give me $500 each I was recently told that Leonardo DiCaprio is renting his Malibu beach house this summer for a cool $150,000 a month. Reality aside (because seriously:... Read more First of all, let's all have a big "YAY!" for the return of Megan's weird real estate posts. Ariel hath lifted the ban! Let us all rejoice. And the best way to celebrate is with us collectively gawking over something I found on one of my "let's play pretend" real estate searches: The Elvis Presley Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs. It is a treasure trove of the vintage realness that you've come to expect from my tastes and the over-the-top-ness that you all know and love from Elvis' tastes. Wanna take a look at what's behind this door with me? It's a hunk a hunk of burnin' awesome… From the real estate listing: The world knows this wonderful mid-century estate as the Elvis Presley Honeymoon Hideaway. This iconic treasure was designed by the famous modernist architect William Krisel and built by the renowned custom home builder of the era Robert Alexander in 1962. Situated to offer majestic views of the San Jacinto Mountains and Coachella Valley, the extensive use of glass and custom stonework throughout make for great indoor-outdoor living. Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac, enjoy the pool, tennis court, garden, and grounds in complete privacy. The large round main living room, perfect for entertaining, is the epitome of mid-century modernism and is just plain sexy. Featuring four bedrooms and five baths, it is truly a one of a kind estate. I can't tell what I love most about this living room… the HUGE sofa that wraps around the room, the rock wall, the wall of glass, or the fire pit. Oh, who am I kidding, I love this amazing floating fire pit the most!!! I want to tear my clothes off and dance naked around it in a Pagan Megan celebration of all things that combine kitsch and fire. But let's take one more look at that couch doh… Le wrap-around sigh. Though we'll get to it later, let's take one peek past a kidney-shaped coffee table (because of COURSE there's a kidney-shaped coffee table) outside to the pool (which is surprisingly NOT kidney-shaped). Look! There's another cool fire pit-type thing in the freaking kitchen… What is this, I don't even… The kitchen island looks more like the center console of some '60s-generation TARDIS. Here's a cool little lounge area off the kitchen, with what looks like a giraffe-print chair on a zebra-print rug. Bold. Now it's on to the bedroom… Hello, Cardboard Elvis. Why yes, there is a WHOLE lot of room to rhumba in this semi-circular bedroom… What Elvis master bedroom would be complete without a zebra-print-toweled master bath? Although the bathtub looks like it wants to eat the skin of your shins every time you stumble to the bathroom at night. Sadly, the rest of the house is not as impressive. So let's go outside! Aaaaaand, that's it. I'm sold. How much is this place? $6,930,000? Okay, nevermind. Not sold. Well, not to me, anyway… What about you guys? Any takers? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS My divorce made me love my wedding video NEXT Pickles, pirates, and busty ladies: what to expect at a Renaissance fair Show/Hide comments [ 15 ] I'm honestly angry that I've never seen a kitchen island anything like that one. Reply I know, right!? Thank GAWD I found this one. 😉 Reply What I'm dying to see is "after" pics of one of these places. I feel like you don't buy a 7 million dollar home and keep the electric range elements on the oh-so-awesome kitchen island. But obviously you'd have to like the overall aesthetic to want something like this in the first place. I wonder, do people update them? Or do they just live in a building that's stuck in 1962 for all eternity? Reply "Or do they just live in a building that's stuck in 1962 for all eternity" Well if Megan has her way, the answer would be yes! But I'm a delicate little butterfly and I can't cook on an electric range. Reply Absolutely, I'd hang in the 1960s forever. But mostly, places like this do get snatched up and have all the charm gutted from it. 🙁 Reply That's a tragedy. Personally, for that kitchen, I think I'd redo the countertops with a nice solid stone, and replace the coil burners with induction. There are a ton of ways to bring that kitchen up to date without losing the awesome 60s aesthetic. Reply Kellbot do you have any experience with the induction type stovetops? They seem cool when I read about them but I’m worried about it taking as long to heat/cool the pan as electric coils would. Also I suspect I would had to replace most of my pots and pans. I know I sound like a caveman but GIVE ME FIRE! Also give me smooth countertop as well. I have cleaned all the kitchen grout I’m going to clean in my lifetime. If stone violates the aesthetic, give me Formica. ( That’s 60s, right? ) Seriously I am never dealing with tile in a kitchen again. I have some, but not a lot, of experience with induction. They heat up / cool down WAY faster than coil electric, so they're a big win there. They're still pretty different from gas though if you're used to that. With our kitchen we ultimately decided that for the price difference of a good induction range we could convert to gas, but in a cool 60s house where you're trying to preserve an aesthetic (or anywhere gas isn't available) I think induction would be a huge upgrade over electric coil. You can test your pots/pans with a magnet. If the magnet sticks it will work on an induction stove. If you've got coil you hate, and are considering induction, you can get little single burner induction cookers for about $100 to test things out. Ok if we're wishing then I humbly submit this "oddball" (but gorgeous!) abode: http://variety.com/gallery/quirky-pop-star-sia-nabs-oddball-digs-in-los-feliz/#!1// Reply Can anybody tell me what that big dome thing is? Some kind of indoor barbeque? Reply it's the clitoris Reply Ha ha ha… Reply I am so delighted to have the real estate feature back!! Reply These are my favorite kind of OBH posts. I love quirky properties! Ever since you did a post on Lustron homes, I've been hooked. Reply So glad the ban is lifted!!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.