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Palm Springs ‘House of Tomorrow’ with Elvis connection nabs $2.6 million



Yes, Elvis slept here.

But that’s neither here nor there to the unidentified Washington buyer who paid $2.6 million for the Palm Springs home resembling a spacecraft, according to Scott Histed of Bennion Deville Homes, the listing agent.

As he put it, “Most of the people who could afford to buy it recognized it for its architectural value.”

Modernist architect William Krisel designed the 5,000-square-foot residence for Robert Alexander, co-founder of Alexander Construction Company.Shortly after its completion in 1962, Look Magazine splashed Alexander’s abode across its pages as the House of Tomorrow. The house later became associated with Elvis and Priscilla Presley when they honeymoon here in 1967.

Not much about the house has changed in the decades since.

The house features five bedrooms and bathrooms, a floating fireplace in the living room and curved stone walls.

A circular island graces the kitchen.

Architectural elements include terrazzo floors, clerestory windows and glass walls that frame the pool terrace with its large swimming pool.Histed said the new owner plans to “bring it back to its original stunning design while updating it with modern technologies.”

Marc Sanders of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.

The house spent six years on and off the market, with a high asking price of $9.5 million in 2014. It sought $2.5 million when it re-listed in November.

A neighboring nearly half-acre lot occupied only by a tennis court remains available for $1.18 million.

Source: Orange County Register

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