A hide­away for Elvis and ’Cilla Hot Prop­erty

The Tribune (SLO) (Sunday) - - Living - By Neal J. Leit­ereg LOS AN­GE­LES TIMES (TNS)

Ahoney­moon hide­away steeped in rock ’n’ roll his­tory is back up for sale in the Coachella Val­ley.

In Palm Springs, the fu­tur­is­tic-vibe res­i­dence to which Elvis and Priscilla Pres­ley de­camped af­ter their se­cre­tive wed­ding in 1967 has re­turned to mar­ket for $2.695 mil­lion.

That’s con­sid­er­ably less than the $9.5 mil­lion the modernist home first listed for, and its $5.9 mil­lion ask­ing price last year.

Known as the House of To­mor­row, the home was de­signed by modernist ar­chi­tect Wil­liam Krisel and built in 1960.

A walk­way lined in float­ing spher­i­cal stairs sets the tone for the house.

Four cir­cu­lar “pod” wings give the home its dis­tinct ap­pear­ance, which in­cor­po­rates stone walls and floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows across 5,000 square feet of liv­ing space.

Cas­cad­ing cleresto­ries ring the ceil­ing in the liv­ing room, which is an­chored by a fire­place sus­pended from the ceil­ing.

A sim­i­lar metal­lic struc- ture tops the is­land/stove in the rounded kitchen.

Up a set of shrink­ing stairs, the mas­ter suite is cov­ered in drapes and in­cludes a check­ered-floor bath­room with a free­stand­ing tub in the mid­dle.

A lawn and land­scap­ing sur­round a spa­cious swim­ming pool in the back­yard.

All art and fur­nish­ings, in­clud­ing some por­traits of Elvis and a juke­box, are

in­cluded in the sale.

Pres­ley, who died in 1977 at age 42, helped shape the mu­sic of a gen­er­a­tion be­cause of his provoca­tive style and genre-bend­ing discog­ra­phy.

His hits in­clude “Jail­house Rock,” “Sus­pi­cious Minds” and “Burn­ing Love.”

In 1986, he was part of the first group of in­ductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with James Brown, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly.


Talk show host Leeza Gib­bons has of­fi­cially signed off in Bev­erly Hills, sell­ing her home of four years for $15.43 mil­lion.

The for­mer “En­ter­tain­ment Tonight” co-host and her hus­band, writer-pro­ducer Steve Fen­ton, orig­i­nally asked $18.5 mil­lion when they listed the East Coast-in­spired tra­di­tional home for sale in Fe­bru­ary. More re­cently, the prop­erty was listed at $16.995 mil­lion.

Set on a half-acre of grounds, the stately twos­tory fea­tures tile and wood floors, clas­sic mold­ing and fire­places in the fam­ily room, liv­ing room, li­brary/den, mas­ter bed­room and mas­ter bath. Past the en­try, a sweep­ing stair­case sits ad­ja­cent to a chan­de­lier-topped din­ing room.

A sec­ond foyer and pri­vate bal­cony are part of the mas­ter suite. A to­tal of five bed­rooms and six bath­rooms lie within the 6,570square-foot main house.

Fold­ing doors open to the rear, re­veal­ing a tiered pa­tio, a swim­ming pool, lawn and fire­place. Also on the grounds is a match­ing two-story guest house, which has its own liv­ing room, kitchen, bed­room and three bath­rooms.

Gib­bons, 61, hosted “Leeza,” her day­time talk show, from 1993 to 2000. More re­cently, she’s hosted “Amer­ica Now” and the PBS show “My Gen­er­a­tion.” In 2015, she won “Celebrity Ap­pren­tice,” be­com­ing the sec­ond woman to win the re­al­ity show.


The long­time home of Arnold Kopel­son, the late Os­car-win­ning pro­ducer of “Pla­toon” and “The Fugi­tive,” is listed for sale in the flats sec­tion of Bev­erly Hills at $13.5 mil­lion.

The gated prop­erty of more than half an acre has a main house, a de­tached guest­house, an in­doorout­door wet bar and a swim­ming pool with a spa.

Built in 1935, the Mediter­ranean villa-style main house opens to a ro­tunda en­try with a domed ceil­ing and a sweep­ing stair­case. A liv­ing room with a fire­place, a for­mal din­ing room, a dou­ble-is­land kitchen, a screen­ing room and a gym are among com­mon ar­eas.

Built-in book­shelves fill the walls of the li­brary, which has an­other fire­place. There are four bed­rooms and seven bath­rooms, in­clud­ing a 2,500square-foot mas­ter suite with an of­fice/study, his and her bath­rooms and mul­ti­ple walk-in clos­ets.

The guest­house holds an ad­di­tional two bed­rooms, a kitchen and a liv­ing room.

Kopel­son, who died this month at 83, formed a dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany with his wife, Anne, in the 1970s that later be­came Kopel­son En­ter­tain­ment. The com­pany scored a break­out in 1982 with the com­ing-ofage film “Porky’s” and in 1986 pro­duced Oliver Stone’s “Pla­toon,” which would go on to win four Academy Awards.

Kopel­son’s films of­ten com­bined so­cial state­ments with en­ter­tain­ment. “Fall­ing Down,” “Se7en” and “The Devil’s Ad­vo­cate” are among the pro­ducer’s other cred­its. He also served as a board mem­ber of CBS for more than a decade.


Grant Show and Kather­ine LaNasa are mov­ing on to their next home project but not be­fore let­ting go of their first col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort. The act­ing cou­ple, who cur­rently ap­pear on the prime-time soap opera “Dy­nasty,” have listed a Del Rey home that they helped cus­tom­ize and de­sign for $2.649 mil­lion.

Com­pleted this year, the two-story con­tem­po­rary is set up for modern liv­ing with an open-con­cept floor plan, pock­et­ing glass doors and flex­i­ble in­door-out­door space. Sky­lights, au­to­mated floor light­ing and cus­tom fix­tures sourced from New Or­leans keep the in­te­rior well il­lu­mi­nated.

Within more than 2,700 square feet of in­te­rior are a din­ing area, a for­mal liv­ing room and a chef’s kitchen with a walk-in pantry. A cus­tom float­ing stair­case made of wal­nut and steel ex­tends up­ward to an of­fice land­ing. There are four bed­rooms and 3.5 bath­rooms.

The house sits on a walled cor­ner lot of 5,415 square feet. An ed­i­ble gar­den, deck­ing, lawn and a fire­place fill out the back­yard.

Show, 56, has scores of cred­its in­clud­ing the shows “De­vi­ous Maids” and “Ac­ci­den­tally on Pur­pose,” as well as the 2012 hor­ror film “The Posses­sion.” From 1992 to 1997, he played the role of Jake Han­son on the long-run­ning Fox drama “Mel­rose Place.”

LaNasa has had re­cur­ring roles on “Two and a Half Men,” “Big Love” and “Long­mire.” In ad­di­tion to her work on “Dy­nasty,” the 51-year-old ac­tress is set to ap­pear in the up­com­ing sea­son of Hulu’s “Fu­ture Man” and the Net­flix se­ries “Are You Sleep­ing.”

The cou­ple are sell­ing be­cause they are de­sign­ing a new home for them­selves.


On Palm Beach’s so­called Bil­lion­aires Row, a 37,516-square-foot man­sion is be­ing shopped around off-mar­ket with a nine-fig­ure ask­ing price: $135 mil­lion.

Called La Fol­lia, the pala­tial es­tate be­longs to Terry Allen Kramer, who pro­duced the Broad­way plays “Kinky Boots” and “The Ele­phant Man.”

A bit of ex­clu­siv­ity ac­com­pa­nies the hefty price tag; it’s the only prop­erty on the long, thin is­land that touches both the ocean and the In­tra­coastal Wa­ter­way, ac­cord­ing to the list­ing bro­ker­age.

Touches of grandeur are found through­out the Ital­ian Re­nais­sance-style home, which was built by ar­chi­tect Jeff Smith in 1995.

Ele­phant stat­ues frame the wrought-iron gate en­try, and a stone porte­cochere leads into the lime­stone-splashed foyer un­der 25-foot ceil­ings.

Tri-col­ored mar­ble floors, cof­fered ceil­ings and cus­tom mill­work ac­cent the el­e­gant liv­ing spa­ces.

There’s an or­nate liv­ing room with a fire­place, a wood-pan­eled lounge with a wet bar, a break­fast nook with green-lat­ticed walls and a tile-filled kitchen with a stain­less steel­topped is­land.

A to­tal of 13 bed­rooms are spread across the Hshaped es­tate, which wraps around a grassy court­yard with a pool and spa. Arched log­gias take in the scene, and dual stair­cases de­scend to a land­scaped gar­den.

The nearly five-acre grounds are com­pleted by a five-car garage, pri­vate boat dock and 210 feet of wa­ter frontage.


The Mid­cen­tury home, de­signed by Wil­liam Krisel, is where Elvis and Priscilla Pres­ley de­camped to af­ter their wed­ding in 1967. The fu­tur­is­tic-vibe house con­sists of four cir­cu­lar wings that in­clude a sunken liv­ing room and a kitchen with an un­usual is­land/stove. Orig­i­nally listed for as much as $9.5 mil­lion, the Palm Springs res­i­dence is now for sale at $2.695 mil­lion.


The long­time Bev­erly Hills home of Arnold Kopel­son, the late pro­ducer of such films as “Pla­toon” is for sale at $13.5 mil­lion. De­signed in a Mediter­ranean style, the 1935-built res­i­dence fea­tures a ro­tunda en­try, a screen­ing room and a bil­liard’s room with a cir­cu­lar wet bar.


The Mid­cen­tury home, de­signed by Wil­liam Krisel, is where Elvis and Priscilla Pres­ley de­camped to af­ter their wed­ding in 1967.


Terry Allen Kramer, a Broad­way pro­ducer, is seek­ing $135 mil­lion for an ocean­front man­sion in Palm Beach, Florida. Built in 1995, the Ital­ianate-vibe man­sion mea­sures in at more than 37,500 square feet with 13 bed­rooms.

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