August 4, 2006--The home of Elvis Presley's father, Vernon Presley, is up for sale on eBay beginning today and continuing through September 3. The 3,300 square foot house, at 3650 Hermitage Drive in Memphis, is where the elder Presley lived from 1961 to 1965. Currently a private residence, the home sits on a mature wooded knoll in the Hickory Hills subdivision, exactly one mile via street access from Graceland.
With Vernon Presley working with his famous son immediately after Elvis' release from his military service, he acquired this home behind Graceland. It would be no secret the purchase of this home was made available with Elvis's financial support. When Priscilla Beaulieu was invited to move to the United States to be with Elvis, she lived at this residence while attending school.
"Elvis naturally would have frequented the home during the early '60s during a film schedule," said Stephen Shutts of The Honky Tonk Hall of Fame--the company which recently facilitated the eBay sale of Elvis Presley's first Memphis Home for $1 Million. "This home along with Graceland would be the catalyst for the relationship Elvis and Priscilla shared that of course led to marriage just a few years later."