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“Elvis House” To Be Featured On Channel 3 News Today At 5 and 6

Dan Ball from Channel 3 news called. Being Elvis’s birthday and all….he’s doing a story for the 5 and 6 pm news today about the “Elvis House” that we featured on VeryVintageVegas back in August and September of 2008. You can see the original stories HERE, and HERE.

I’m republishing our first story for you:

Where Did Elvis Go When He “Left The Building” In Las Vegas?

IMG_7230Once upon a time, there was an amazing hideway that was owned by the International Hotel, which later became The Hilton Hotel. They used it as a private, exlusive retreat for the headliners. Elvis slept there. So did Dean Martin, Tonya Tucker and many others. It’s always been referred to as “the Elvis House”.

My mother drove me by it and told me the story during one of my first visits to Las Vegas in 1975. I’ve never verified any of the details of the history or the folklore, but even then she told me it was one of the private hangouts for all kinds of strip entertainers.

The Hilton sold the property in 1974 to Joseph Macchiaverna, a violinist (who doesn’t have even a single google hit. Anyone know anything about him?). In the 90’s they subdivided the property and built the infill “villas” that surround it to this day.

The brief third owner, Michael Michaels, was an Elvis impersonator himself, according to the current owners who acquired the proerty in 2006.

IMG_7194At the time, it was all by itself out in the desert near what would become the intersection of Eastern and Desert Inn. Like everything else in Las Vegas, it was encroached upon by more development. It’s still a little island of mid mod paradise on an 17000+ foot lot.

It’s been listed for awhile. I didn’t pay it much mind when it was $700,000  but the price was just dropped to $410,000 subject to shortsale rules. I thought you’d like to see the pictures, and if you’re into something really crazy and off the wall, as well as off the beaten path, I’d be happy show it to you.

 

 

IMG_7201The colorful blocks in the face of the home are actually colored glass which lite up the living room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7200There’s been a lot of use of slate tiles in the home. They’re on the front, as well as the stairs, fireplace and flooring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7198There’s 2 circular staircases in the home. One leads up from the “music room” thru a trap door in the floor in front of the fireplace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7218The master bathroom is a 2 story atrium of glass and Lava Rock which also is accessed by a circular staircase up to the master bedroom.

There just wasn’t a good angle to show it, but the white oval in the middle of the staircase is actually the master tub.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7221The garden tub in the master bath is surrounded by the lava rock waterfall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7204The original pyramid shadow block is used on the stairway, leading up to the kitchen and living area. The living room and kitchen as well as the bedrooms are all on the upper level of the home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7206The kitchen is updated and very functional with double fridges, and stainless steel appliances. The stainless steel kitchen sink was salvaged from _________hotel kitchen. They told me which one, but I forget. (I know…shame on me, but I’ll call the seller for a reminder and fill in the blank).

 

 

 

 

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  1. Elvis Express Radio

    Hello,
    This house has no connection to Elvis Presley.
    I ran the story on my site and wanted to share the information with you.

    February 01st 2011
    FIRST A BUS & NOW A HOUSE – Remember the false stories built up around “that bus” being owned and used by Elvis! Well now there is a house in Las Vegas that is being touted as once owned by Elvis, or at least where he would stay?

    First of all there’s a post on the FECC telling how the posters friend had been on a trip to Las Vegas organised by Elvis Matters and while there, the club’s president told the everyone that Elvis once owned a house in Vegas in 1977? This claim certainly grabbed our attention and we went looking for more details.

    The house is known as “The Elvis House” and while the claims that Elvis owned the home in
    1977 is totally false, another claim about the same house is that it was actually owned by the International and then the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas and amongst other celebrities, it’s
    claimed that Elvis and his entourage would stay at the house while he was performing at the Hotel between 1969 and 1974 when the Hotel sold the home.

    The house was owned by a violinist named, Joseph Macchiaverna who later sold the home
    to Michael Michaels, who was an Elvis IMP and makes you wonder if this is where the claims
    of Elvis once living in the home were first hatched? The IMP sold the home in 2006 to it’s
    current owner who is now looking to sell the home and is now getting media attention due to
    the Elvis connection?

    Now then, we have never heard of Elvis having some holiday home in Las Vegas and so we went to Marty Lacker and asked him if there was any truth to these claims? This is what Marty
    said about the house; “Elvis did not own a house in Vegas and while the hotel could have
    owned a home, Elvis did not stay there. He always stayed at the hotel while performing there. First on the 29th floor when it first opened and then when they finished the big suite on the 30th floor he moved into it.”

    So not really surprise there from Marty and another example of somebody making some fake
    story to make themselves out to be important, living somewhere Elvis once lived. It’s not the first time this type of crap has been created and it sure won’t be the last…sadly!

    I hope that this information helps you and puts an end to the false claims regarding this house.