Tour Famous ‘Bond’ Lair in Palm Springs, Back on Market for $8M

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The circular home is an example of “free architecture,” where architecture and nature combine. It was built in 1968 under the direction of Arthur Elrod and John Lautner.
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The living room and "infinity edge" swimming pool were both the stage of an epic battle in the Bond film, “Diamonds are Forever.”
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In the scene, Sean Connery plays Bond, James Bond. He gets beat up by Bambi and Thumper in the battle scene.
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The home, located at 2175 Southridge Drive, has views of San Jacinto Peak.
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A wind storm broke glass walls in the living room in 1971 – but Lautner and Artuhur Elrod, the interior designer, realized the potential for open concept. They decided to install retractable hanging glass curtain walls which are still there, according to the Elrod House site.
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The living room seemingly floats above a pool deck. The home is part of a 23-acre site.
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Natural rock exists in much of the 9,000 square-foot home that boasts five bedrooms, and five and a half bathrooms. Lautner wanted to incorporate the natural rock for a futuristic, yet primal feel.
The living room features a roof with nine petal-like panels that are 60 feet in diameter. The panels are angled up to let in light.
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The Elrod home is cited as one of Lautner's best works. He described the home as "timeless."
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Two of the retractable glass walls open up to a breathtaking view of the Coachella Valley.
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When people enter the home, they go through a copper gate designed by Elrod. Lautner described it as "deceptive" -- it feels as intimate with two people alone, and "uncrowded" if 200 people are inside of the space.
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