Take a tour inside Priscilla Presley's Italian villa-inspired home
Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis Presley, the most relevant cultural icon of the 20th century, has done her best to create a Graceland of her own in Beverly Hills.
In 1973, when the couple got divorced, Priscilla knew that she must find a house near Elvis’ home, so their daughter, Lisa Marie, could visit him whenever she wanted. Even though she didn’t buy one in Graceland, she got one in Beverly Hills, California.
According to Closer Weekly, the house was perfect for her as it was big, had gates that kept them out of the paparazzi's cameras, and was a couple of minutes away from the house Elvis was staying (Holmby Hills).
Year after year, Priscilla did a couple of improvements to her home but has kept the Italian-style.
Thanks to her gigs as an actress in many projects, her books that have been sold in every corner of the world, and her participation as executive producer of the HBO documental Elvis Presley: The Searcher, the money has never been a problem for her.
In 1992, Priscilla hired an Italian architect to design and build the second floor of the house, which includes a library, two bedrooms, and a sweeping Italian-tiled staircase with a ‘European feel.’
‘Villa Priscilla’ has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in total. It is a 7,000-square-foot home filled with private memories of Elvis, Lisa Marie, and Navarone Garibaldi, the son Priscilla had with her second husband, Marco Garibaldi.
Apart from the antiques and classy souvenirs she bought while she was married to Elvis, one of the living rooms has a piano that Priscilla’s grandchildren like to play when they visit her.
It also has a courtyard filled with flowers and, one of the coziest areas of the house is the room where the fireplace was installed. It has a bunch of antique books and statues that give the spot a classy yet stylish design.
Priscilla admitted that when more members of her family were in her house, she used to put a sign above her fireplace that read ‘Villa Nostra’ which means ‘our home’ in Italian. She finally confessed she could not move because there were too many memories in that house.