Wednesday, July 23, 2008

John Lautner's Elrod Home

When interior decorator-slash-bachelor Arthur Elrod asked architect John Lautner to design his Palm Springs home something magical happened....

The Elrod home in Palm Springs, CA (1968).

The home is excavated out of rock and sits atop a desert ridge on the southern tip of Palm Springs. Lautner designed the home to feel like it was an extension of nature with lots of natural light, and fantastic views. Elrod decorated the interior in a very minimalist and modern style thats not at all kitschy and very peaceful, which is pretty hard to do.

Elrod's Palm Springs home was used in the 1971 James Bond filmd Diamonds Are Forever (see the clip below).

Here are some photos of the Elrod home.

The fight scene between James Bond (Sean Connery), Bambi, and Thumper from Diamonds are Forever (1971)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fans of the Elrod House, featured in the Bond film, Diamonds are Forever, 1971, will not want to miss other modern landmark structures in Palm Springs. These include: the Martini House, the Max Factor House, the Waterfall House, the Frank Sinatra house, Dinah Shore's home, and a host of other marvelous modern homes by architects Cody, Williams, Sackley and Cioffi. Perhaps nowhere else on earth can one experience such a monumentous era of thoroughly modern architecture.

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