HOUSE OF THE DAY: Hard Rock Cafe Founder Buys Elvis Presley's LA Mansion For $9.8 Million, Plans To Tear It Down

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In an ironic twist, the founder of the Hard Rock Cafe — the restaurants dedicated to preserving musician memorabilia — is rumoured to be tearing down Elvis Presley’s old Beverly Hills mansion to construct a brand new house, according to Curbed LA.The home, which has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and spans 5,367 square feet, was previously on the market this past October for $12.995 million and sold to Hard Rock’s Peter Morton in December for $9.8 million.

The gated property sits on 1.18 acres of land, with stunning views of Los Angeles from the backyard. Morton is a bit of a real estate buff, with another home in Holmby Hills and a mini-compound on Carbon Beach in Malibu, according to Curbed.

Welcome to Hillcrest Road.

The house was built in 1958.

About $1.836 million worth of improvements went into the home in 2010, according to the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor website.

Floor-to-ceiling windows everywhere.

The dining area has a huge sky light.

An entire wall of built-in bookshelves anchors the office.

The appliances in the kitchen are all brand-new. Too bad this whole room will disappear.

The master bedroom has direct access to the patio.

It also has a huge, step-down tub.

The pool area has been completely resurfaced.

There's also a guest house on the property.

The home was previously available for rent for $25,000 a month.

The views — which are most likely what attracted Morton to the property — are sparkling.

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