The property was sold December 14, 2012 to Hard Rock Cafe Founder, Peter Morton for $9,800,000. Morton had wanted to demolish the house and build a modern billionaire mansion in its former location. The demolition notice was attached to the entry gates June 2013. Thankfully, for right now Elvis' former home has been saved from demolition!
In 1967 for $400,000 Elvis purchased the stunning French Regency home with spectacular panoramic city to ocean views. The 5,367 sq ft home at 1174 Hillcrest Drive was constructed in 1958 by architect Rex Lotery. The home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, and sits on a 1.19 acre lot. The house was recently renovated with new flooring, an updated kitchen and a resurfaced swimming pool. The house features: spacious living and dining areas, slider doors and floor-to-ceiling windows, a family room, an office, a media room, swimming pool, a spa, a four car garage, and a guest house. The entry gates, bricks and much of the surrounding stonework are original to when the Presley's lived at 1174 Hillcrest Drive.
The Presley's enjoyed happy times at Hillcrest from 1967 to 1973. At Hillcrest Drive, Elvis would frequently meet fans at the entry gates, sign autographs and take photo's. The home was also the first California home known to Elvis and Priscilla's Daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. The house is distinguished among the world of Elvis fans! Elvis fans continue to drive by the home to visit the gates and take photo's, while admiring Elvis' former home. By searching the internet you can locate numerous fan candid photos of Elvis greeting fans at the entry gates. Many of the candid photo's were taken by Elvis fan, Sandi Miller.
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