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Location: Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs boasts no shortage of show-stopping homes, and this five-bedroom, five-bath stunner has some serious celebrity cred. Located in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood and originally called the Alexander Estate, this 1960 house was dubbed the “House of Tomorrow” by Look Magazine in 1962. The 5,000-square-foot house was also the honeymoon pad of Elvis and Priscilla Presley for one year in 1967.
Designed by William Krisel (Palmer & Krisel) in the early 1960s for Robert and Helene Alexander of the influential Alexander Construction Company, the futuristic house features four circular living areas stacked across three levels.
Its saucer-like shape includes floor-to-ceiling glass panels that overlook a pool terrace, and a unique angled roof with triangular cut-outs. Curved stone walls, a free-standing cone fireplace, and a circular kitchen island add to the midcentury-modern style.
Other perks of the newly listed home include views of Mt. San Jacinto, soaring ceilings, and abundant clerestory windows. A large staircase and more stone takes you to the second-floor circular master suite, with views onto the lush, sprawling grounds.
Originally listed in 2014 with a wildly ambitious $9.5 million price tag, the home has undergone several price drops over the years looking for a buyer. It has functioned as a museum with daily tours since 1989, and is now both a popular destination for Elvis fans and one of Palm Springs’ most photographed midcentury houses.
If you want to make the “House of Tomorrow” your home of today, it’s on the market now for $3,260,000.