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REAL ESTATE : FROM OUR BLOGS

In the San Fernando Valley, Elvis lives

September 07, 2008|Lauren Beale

OK, maybe the King himself never actually lived in this home in Northridge, but Elvis impersonator Danny Uwnawich did, and he rebuilt the 1957 house into a scaled-down version of Graceland. Along with a few other websites, the home can be viewed at LALife, which has the apt motto "Every address tells a story." (Yes, there appears to be a guitar hanging on a kitchen wall.)

The Times' archives indicate the home was reconstructed by Danny U, as the Elvis-ite was known, after the Northridge quake. He opened it to the public on the anniversary of Elvis' death for years, although the current owner did not continue that practice, according to listing agent Allen Brodetsky, owner of Tarzana-based ASB Capital Group. Property records show that Uwnawich parted with the home in 2002.

Although it may fall short of the grander Georgian-style in Memphis, Tenn., it does include a heart-shaped swimming pool and an upstairs ballroom. The three-bedroom, 6,310-square-foot replica has been listed at $999,000.

Danny U is now in escrow to buy the home back, Brodetsky said. All of the furniture that was in the home under Uwnawich's ownership is still in the home, which appears to be in the exact condition in which he left it. Maybe some people can go home again.

-- Lauren Beale

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