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The John Lautner-designed home was featured in “Diamonds Are Forever”
June 05, 2016 02:35PM

 Elrod House in Palm Springs

Elrod House in Palm Springs

A marvel of modernism, this Palm Springs mansion designed by John Lautner was featured in the film, “Diamonds Are Forever.”

Known as the Elrod House, the property was purchased by investor Michael Kilroy. In 2012, Kilroy was sued by Lloyds Bank, which claimed he still owed $1.8 million. Southbridge Property Owners Association also sued Kilroy for $150,000 in fees. Kilroy eventually filed a petition for bankruptcy and soon after broker Nelson Moe Properties listed the home for $8 million, according to Curbed.

A dramatic example of Lautner’s architecture style, Elrod House features a circular concrete canopy framed by glass windows, a projecting pool deck and natural rock walls.

Kilroy is also listing other modernist houses, including the Steve McQueen House and Boat House.

[Curbed]Christopher Cameron