The most serious Elvis Presley fans can lay their heads where The King once laid his own, by buying his old house in East Memphis. Elvis bought the 2,900-square-foot house at 1034 Audubon Drive in 1956 with the profits he earned from "Heartbreak Hotel." Nashville-based Honky Tonk Hall of Fame LLC is helping auction the property on eBay, with bidding beginning today.
The Shelby County Assessor of Property lists Michael Freeman and Cindy Hazen as the current owners. It's appraised at $261,700. The four-bedroom, two-bath house is a sprawling one-story ranch home on a heavily wooded lot. It was Elvis' retreat, halfway between Park and Quince, near the University of Memphis. Elvis lived there during the time that he recorded "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," and "Love Me Tender." It was a place to crash after appearances on Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen and Milton Berle. There's also a two-car attached garage, a pool out back and a brick and metal fence installed by Elvis to provide privacy.
Harassed by fans, Elvis bought Graceland 13 months later. Both homes have recently been added to the National Historic Register of Homes. Bidding on the online auction site will open later today on ebay and close on 14 May. (News, Source: Memphis Business Journal)