If one of your favorite James Bond movies is “ Diamonds Are Forever ”, then you might want to take a look at this home which made an appearance in the movie as the villain’s evil lair. The home, located in Palm Springs, California, was dubbed “The Ultimate Bachelor Pad” by Playboy magazine in 1971 and it’s UFO-like design is still very much relevant today.
Today, the home sitting atop the 6.5 acre property is most commonly known as the “Elrod House”, named after the man who commissioned it, famed interior designer Arthur Elrod. The architect John Lautner had free reign to do what he pleased, as Elrod simply asked him to “Give me what you think I should have on this lot”. The result is a one-of-a-kind home that has been featured in countless books, magazines and museum exhibitions.
The living room continues to be the highlight of the home after all these years, offering plenty of spots to sit down and enjoy the breeze pouring through the home.
Elrod House features four bedrooms, five full baths and one partial bath in its almost 9,000 square feet of interior space. The master bedroom and living room also boast fireplaces to keep you toasty warm on those colder nights.
With so much natural light and gorgeous raw materials poking through the glass and metal, it’s hard to believe that this was once a set for a villain. It’s quite beautiful!
The circular, state-of-the-art kitchen features plenty of countertop space to prepare your meal and stainless steel appliances.
But the main focus is the home is its round shape which, thanks to retractable curved glass curtain walls, gives home owners an abundance of places to relax outside and enjoy the sunshine (or watch as Palm Springs lights up when the sun goes down).
This property also features a heated pool and a guest house. The Elrod House is on currently on the market for $10.5 million.
[ Source: IDXHome ]