Home of the Day: 007 ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ house lists for $8 million


The Elrod House was designed by architect John Lautner and featured as a testament to forward-thinking and timeless style, which made it the perfect setting for the James Bond film “Diamonds Are Forever.”

Predating the now de rigueur Fleetwood sliders by almost half a century, the property boasts original retractable glass walls that divide a 60-foot wide circular living room and indoor-outdoor pool.

Sinuous lines, locally sourced materials and visions of Sean Connery with a martini — shaken, not stirred — make it an icon.


Address: 2175 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs, 92264

Price: $8 million

Built: 1969

Lot size: 53,143 square feet

House size: 8,901 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms

Features: Open concept floor plan; pool and indoor-outdoor patio; sauna; updated kitchen; wine fridge; gym; guesthouse; fireplaces in living room and master; organic building materials; boulders incorporated into feature walls; architectural significance; panoramic mountain views.

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 92264 ZIP Code in April was $645,000, based on 41 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 3% decrease in median price compared with April 2015.

Agents: John Nelson and Cat Moe, Nelson Moe Properties/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (760) 325-4500

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