One of the most talked about celebrity homes just hit the market. Elvis Presley once hosted a party for the Beatles at his Bel Air mansion. We don’t even need to see pictures of the place to know that it is amazing. If you want to live in a home that has seen Elvis, Howard Hughes, and Zsa Zsa Gabor as owners, you’re going to need to drop $23.4 million. That’s a steal for a former home of Elvis!
The house was originally built by the businessman, Howard Hughes. It is a sprawling mansion in Bel Air that clocks in at 6,400 square feet, with 28 rooms, including a chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, foyer, and more.
The house was owned by Elvis Presley in the ’60s and he is said to have entertained the Beatles at a party in 1965! But they aren’t the only famous guests that have been to the mansion. Zsa Zsa Gabor bought the mansion in 1974 and had many famous guests, like Queen Elizabeth II, Ronald Reagan, Elizabeth Taylor, and Frank Sinatra.
This house is also well-known in the film industry, as it was the location for the movies Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and it was the location for the Oscar-winning film Argo, starring Ben Affleck.
Zsa Zsa must have loved the house quite a bit, as she lived there until her death in 2016. She once said she was an excellent housekeeper. She decorated the home to fit her favorite period in time, the French Court of Louis XV. The bedrooms truly exhibit this theme, with all of the gold-trimmed furniture and light fixtures.
Even though it has almost been two years since Zsa Zsa passed away, the home only just went on the market for $23.45 million. There are two options for whoever buys this home. Architectural firm Harrison Design proposes to down the original home and construct a new 24,000-square-foot, two-story residence including a 4,100-square-foot garage as well as a pool and covered loggias. Or, they can preserve the historic home and remodel and update the fixtures. Hopefully, whoever chooses the home opts for the second plan. Can you imagine the celebrity history that lives in that house?