Homes Elvis Would Love

Elvis Presley at Graceland. Source:

If Elvis Presley were alive, would he still be living at Graceland?

That’s the kind of question that may come up among fans as thousands from around the world descend on Memphis for “Elvis Week.” The huge, all-things-Elvis gathering is scheduled each year around the anniversary of the day the King died, Aug. 16, 1977. Some of the most important events of the tribute are staged at Graceland, the mansion built in 1939 that the rock ’n’ roll legend bought in 1957.

While “tacky” is just about the kindest thing critics say about Graceland’s interior, the outside has a somewhat stately charm with its neoclassical and colonial revival elements and bits of other architectural styles thrown in.

But the place is a whopping 17,552 square feet! Wouldn’t you think that a now 77-year-old Elvis might be pondering downsizing … simplifying … maybe entertaining less? Here are some homes reminiscent of Graceland that Elvis might cotton to if he were still with us and shopping around.

Charleston, SC

120 S Battery St, Charleston, SC
For sale: $4 million

If Elvis wanted to stay in the luxury class, he could downsize to this 6,561-square-foot estate listed in the Charleston real estate market. Built in 1922, it has 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. The median home value in Charleston is $189,400.

Kinston, NC

1101 N Queen St, Kinston, NC
For sale: $179,000

A more budget-minded choice is this 5-bedroom, 3-bath property known in Kinston, NC as the Cannady-Sutton Home. The 4,611-square-foot home is priced above Kinston’s median listing price of $117,000.

Gadsden, AL

430 Turrentine Ave, Gadsden, AL
For sale: $325,000

Built in 1910, this Antebellum-style 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home is located in the historic district of downtown Gadsden, AL, where the median listing price hovers around $87,000.

Madison, GA

766 East Ave, Madison, GA
For sale: $1.499 million

On a generous 5 acres, this 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath, 4,400-square-foot Madison, GA home was built in 1905. The estate is priced well above Madison’s median listing price of $239,900.

Culleoka, TN

3991 Pulaski Hwy, Culleoka, TN
For sale: $799,900

“Stonehenge,” as it’s called, is a “three-part” historic home built in 1820 in Culleoka, TN. Situated on 67 acres, the estate features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 3,411 square feet. The median listing price in Culleoka is $184,900.

Jackson, MS

942 Bellevue Pl, Jackson, MS
For sale: $399,900

Built in 1912, this colonial revival home in Jackson, MS has been totally restored and updated. The home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 4,102 square feet. The median listing price in Jackson hovers around $101,500.

Elizabeth City, NJ

953-959 Harding Rd, Elizabeth City, NJ
For sale: $395,000

Up north, this all-brick home is on a double lot in the Elmora Hills neighborhood of Elizabeth. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and was built in 1900. The median home value in Elizabeth currently is $176,000.