Famous American architect John Lautner created the Elrod House during the late 1960s as one of the most architecturally significant residence in the world. It was commissioned by designer Arthur Elrod and it has appeared in numerous museum exhibitions, books and magazines. It was even featured in the 1971 James Bond movie, “Diamonds are Forever”.
Located on the tip of the Southridge enclave in Palm Springs, the residence has five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. Its circular living area features a conical dome with nine petals between nine clerestories, a design that ensures easy access of natural light inside. The living room also features retractable curved glass curtain walls which afford sweeping views of the mountains and the valleys below.
The rock of the ridge has been smartly incorporated in the architecture of the house, giving it a more natural feel. This 8,901-square-foot mansion boasts an immense master suite and also a huge guest house with two bedroom suites, a gym and a maid’s quarters. It is currently for sale at almost $14 million.