Friday, August 7, 2015

Graceland

Graceland is the home of Elvis Presley located in Memphis, Tennessee.  
 
Graceland was purchased by Elvis on March 19, 1957 for the price of $102,500.00 He then spent around $500,000 dollars on renovations to the property. Graceland sits on 13.8 acres and is 17,552 sq. feet inside. The house features 23 rooms including 8 bedrooms and bathrooms, a full basement, pool, meditation garden and stables. It also has a separate building on the property which once housed an office, racquet ball court and a gym area. Since Elvis' death the property has been a museum and several areas repurposed to feature his memorabilia. What was the racquet ball court now houses several of his jump suits and gold records.

Since the Graceland estate is so extensive and a real gem to see in person, I will break the home down into segments. The photos that you see will be from it's original days when Elvis was alive to the current state of the house on the tour. The second floor is considered private because that's where the family bedrooms are located. Elvis rarely invited friends upstairs into his room. He would entertain downstairs. Once his death occurred, they closed access to the public off from the upstairs to preserve his memory. Here is the floor plans of  the first floor of Graceland.

Let's start with the first floor entrance, parents bedroom and living room.



 

Elvis' parents had a bedroom right behind the living room. They also had a personal bathroom.
Complete with poodle wall paper...
 
The entrance to Graceland is very grand with a large staircase and chandelier.

 
 
And of course the staircase leads upstairs to the private area of Graceland. His parents bedroom, bathroom and living room are all to the right side of the staircase. There is also a little hallway that leads down to their room. All inside the home is a very popular for the time mirrored glass with design. It makes taking photos in Graceland very hard because your reflection is there. You can see some of the glass in the above photos.
 
The next rooms on the Graceland tour will be the Dining Room and Kitchen. Stay tuned for those!

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing! This looks like an awesome home!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

I would love to go to Graceland! It looks awesome from your pictures! Love the mirrors everywhere and that poodle wallpaper.

Liz Joiner said...

Gorgeous house but way too much space!! 17K square feet? I'm thinking 2800 is large, that's over 9 times that large.

liz @ sundays with sophie

Penny Struebig said...

It was fun visiting Graceland! Looks like you enjoyed it too.

menopausal mama said...

Oh WOW!!! I've never seen pics from inside--I am astounded at how gorgeous Graceland is! I hope to get there one of these days.

annabelt @ geeks diet said...

We went there once too - very interesting place to visit! I like your photos!

Sacha said...

Wow what an awesome experience, I wasn't even aware they had this.