A demolition notice was originally posted on the entry gates June 2013. The noticed caused major upset in the Elvis Presley fan community.
OVER THE TOP the Architectural History of Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills shared this update on their Facebook page:
"A little birdy is telling us that Peter Morton is NOT demolishing and replacing the former Elvis Presley house. Seems the Hard Rock Cafe/Hotel empire founder *may* have altered his plans to raze the old house to raise a new one -- instead spiffing it up to the hilt and offering the glammy Hollywood Regency hideaway, improved, with ALL today's comforts. That's what we call a win/win/WIN!"
Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville, sure hopes the source of "the little birdy" is correct. We would absolutely hate for Elvis' former home to be destroyed; due to the greed of a millionaire who could construct a mansion anywhere!
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. Elvis, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie enjoyed happy times at Hillcrest from 1968 to 1972.