Now You Can Buy The Glorious James Bond House from ‘Diamonds Are Forever’

The space-age Palm Springs pad is selling for $8 million.


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The iconic Elrod House in Palm Springs, made famous in the 1971 James Bond flick Diamonds Are Forever as the lair of arch villain Willard Whyte, has just been listed for sale at $8 million. 

The futuristic John Lautner-designed residence was the setting for one of the most famous scenes in Bond history, when Sean Connery is confronted by badass Bond Girls named Bambi and Thumper in the house’s swimming pool.

The Elrod House, which was dubbed “The Ultimate Bachelor Pad” in the November 1971 issue of Playboy, was built in 1968 for interior designer Arthur Elrod in the posh resort town where Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Steve McQueen also had homes. 

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The 8,900-square-foot-abode has been the subject of a protracted legal battle which has finally been cleared up. It’s most famous feature is a circular living area with a cone-shaped roof, nine triangular wood panels and triangular windows is instantly recognizable from the Bond film.  The room is surrounded by retractable walls of curved glass, which open to expansive views of the Coachella Valley.

The five-bedroom property also features a guest house equipped with maid’s quarters, a vault for fine silver, and a gymnasium, ans sits on 1.62 extremely desirable acres. And $8 million is practically bargain considering the house was listed for $13.8 million several years ago. So what are you waiting for?


Jared Paul Stern is Executive Editor of Maxim magazine and Executive Editor of JustLuxe