The house achieved worldwide notoriety in 1966 when Elvis took over the estate. “On May 1st, 1967, Elvis and Priscilla slipped out of the house in the middle of the night, in order to evade the watchful eye of Hollywood gossip reporter Rona Barrett.” They jetted to Las Vegas for their wedding. They returned later that same day to Palm Springs to the “Honeymoon Hideaway” for a wedding reception and extended honeymoon stay.
In the November 2008, issue of Architectural Digest. the houses’ midcentury style was referred to as Palm Springs Modernism.
The estate has been painstakingly restored to look as it did during its golden era in the 1960’s, when both Elvis and Priscilla called it home. Priscilla was so enamored with the living room design she created two of the most expensive suites at the Graceland Hotel as replicas of the “Honeymoon Hideaway.”