Priscilla Presley is having a good day. The actress, business woman and former wife to Elvis just sold her Beverly Hills mansion for $13 million after going on the market for the first time in 45 years.
According to the LA Times, the Spanish-style villa was built in 1951 and sits on an acre of gated property. The home itself is 9,000 square feet of luxury, featuring seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. Guests are welcomed into the retreat in a grand garden courtyard at the front of the home. Lush greenery encircles the building with multiple gardens, lawns and terraces in addition to a large swimming pool and private tennis court.
The home's interior is decorated in traditional Spanish style. The two-story abode includes exposed beams and arched doorways, adding to the villa's rustic appeal. Bronze statues sit atop the living room's extravagant marble fireplace, one of many in the home. The library is decorated in dark wood panelling. Red velvet drapes and a large tapestry hang in the formal dining room alongside an ornate crystal chandelier. The second floor features an owner's suite with a private terrace overlooking the grounds.
The estate's famous former owner, Priscilla Presley, was married to the "King of Rock and Roll" for six years. The couple divorced in 1973. She went on to serve as chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises and found fame as an actress in movies like The Naked Gun series and the television soap opera Dallas.
The sold price knocks off $3 million from the original asking price. This came just after an October price-cut that relisted the property for $14.5 million. Hilton & Hyland's Jonah Wilson represented the listing. The buyer was represented by Peter Zimble and Dan Beder of Sotheby’s International Realty. Check the full report via the LA Times for pictures and more information.
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