The John Lautner-designed Elrod House — a Palm Springs landmark built for celebrated interior designer Arthur Elrod — reflects the architect's emphasis on embracing natural landscapes. Nine concrete triangles and clerestories form a radiating canopy over the living room and a pool terrace split by a retractable glass curtain. Native boulders and outcrops are incorporated into the design, furthering the union of home and nature.
Location: 2175 Southridge Dr., Palm Springs, 92264
Asking price: $10.495 million
Year built: 1969
Architect: John Lautner
House size: Five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 8,091 square feet
Lot size: 0.64 of an acre
Features: Curved walls of concrete and glass; black slate floors; inclined skylights; open-plan main floor with living room, kitchen and dining room; formal and informal gardens; guesthouse; swimming pool; panoramic views of Mt. San Jacinto, Mt. San Gorgonio and Coachella Valley
About the area: In December, 32 single-family homes sold in the 92264 ZIP Code at a median price of $593,000, according to CoreLogic. That was a 1.3% decrease in median price compared with December 2014.
Agents: TTK Represents, HK Lane — Christie's International Real Estate, (760) 904-5234, ttkrepresents.com