9.05.2013

HONEYMOON.hideaway.

So I didn't plan to take a few days off this week, but the hubs decided we needed a night away in Palm Springs to celebrate our 10 year dating anniversary..... AWWWWW.....
The last time I went to Palm Springs I showed you a picture of this house, Elvis' Honeymoon Hideaway.  Well this time I was super excited to be able to book a tour. It's the home Elvis lived in when he first married Priscilla and where they lived with baby Lisa Marie. More than the fun of Elvis living here, I was super intrigued by the designer who built this house and its connection to Mid Century Modern architecture.  This home was thought to be the "house of the future" and one of the pioneers of mid century. Read more about its history here
 Take a look at these doors!  Notice how low the handles sit.  Very common for this time period.


 The entire house is made up of circles.  Not one room in the entire house was square or rectangular.

 The photo above me is of Elvis an Priscilla sitting in the exact same spot.  Kinda fun.
 It is so interesting to me the way trends always repeat themselves.  For the time, one of the things that made this home so "futuristic" was the open concept, and bringing the outdoors in.  Sounds  a lot like my new home.


 An indoor weber grill was one of this kitchens main selling points.
And this my friends is where the magic happened. Elvis slept on the left, Priscilla on the right. 




One last fun photo op.  The photo to the left is Elvis and Priscilla standing in the courtyard. Here is me and Bobby in the exact same place.  Notice even the plants are still the same, all they do is water them to keep them alive. If you are going to Palm Springs and want a dose of the Mid Century Architecture that the city is known for, I def recommend taking this tour. 

6 comments:

  1. Very nice! The home feels like somewhere Don Draper might be living in too! Love the dining area and fireplace and you guys look cute and happy! Thanks for the tour!

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  2. ahhh this is so awesome. i love mid-century design so would love to check out a house like this. that grill/stove thing is so crazy!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  3. Oh my goodness - this place is gorgeous! I can see why Elvis and Priscilla spent their honeymoon there. I've always wanted to go to Palm Springs, so I'll have to add this on my 'to do' list! xx

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  4. Oh how fun. Love Elvis. I think my favorite part of the house is that firepit/fireplace. So cool!

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