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Elvis' House Lists For $ 12.9 Million

October 12, 2012 | Other

It's been 35 years since Elvis has left the building, but this Beverly Hills mansion will always be known as the late singer's home.

The property, located in the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood, was listed for $12.9 million Wednesday after having been available for lease at $25,000 per month, notes real estate blog Trulia.

While it isn't the official mecca for fans of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll, people have made treks from all over the world to see the home that Presley shared with his wife, Priscilla Presley, and their daughter Lisa Marie.

A gate on the property serves as a monument to all the fans that have made the pilgrimage -- and a fairly clear warning that whoever scoops up this home should be prepared for celebrity home tours and fans to continue visiting for years to come.

In fact, people have been camping out in front of this home even before Presley passed away. An Elvis Presley fan site tells the story of a couple from North Yorkshire, England who visited the King's home in June of 1968. They reportedly rang the bell and a butler came outside to greet them. Later that day, the couple got to meet Presley as he was backing out of his driveway, taking photos with him as he sat in his car. It sounds like every superfan's dream -- and a homeowner's nightmare.

It's exactly those kind of encounters that Priscilla Presley wanted to avoid when she selected the home, a gated property at the end of the street. Design magazine Architectural Digest writes that "an adamant Priscilla Presley" handpicked the Beverly Hills mansion after persistant fans discovered they could peer into the windows of their Bel-Air home.

Still, perhaps the renovations that the property has undergone will be enough to persuade someone to put up with a little fandom nuisance every now and then. The four bedroom, five bathroom home has a fresh coat of paint, new flooring, a new kitchen and laundry room and a resurfaced pool and spa, according to the official listing.

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Jerome wrote on October 17, 2012
Shawn Klush, this is your chance!..