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Palm Springs Estate From Bond Movie ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ On the Market

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Elrod, Palm Springs, California, 1968. Main living room at night. Location for James Bond 'Diamonds Are Forever.' Architect: John Lautner. (Photo by Arcaid/UIG via Getty Images)
Elrod, Palm Springs, California, 1968. Main living room at night. Location for James Bond ‘Diamonds Are Forever.’ Architect: John Lautner. (Photo by Arcaid/UIG via Getty Images)

This Palm Springs estate could be a dream home for film buffs and architecture enthusiasts alike. Designed by John Lautner for interior designer Arthur Elrod, the property is a modernist masterpiece as well as a filming location for James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever. The 8,901-square-foot home has four bedrooms in the main house, with an additional four bedrooms in its guest house. The home is built into the hillside, with natural rock formations used as walls and an open-air patio looking out onto the Coachella Valley.

While its amenities have been modernized since its construction in 1969, the “Elrod House” still retains its original mid-century modernist feel. List price is $8 million. Learn more about the home here, take a visual tour of it below, and watch James Bond battle two female henchwomen in the house (and its pool) at the bottom of the story.

Actor Sean Connery relaxes between takes on the set of the James Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever', USA, 1971. He is on location at the Elrod House in Palm Springs, California, and sitting in a 1969 Gaetano Pesce 'Up' chair. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Actor Sean Connery relaxes between takes on the set of the James Bond film ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ in 1971.  (Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Actress Trina Parks and actor Sean Connery relax between takes on the set of the James Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever' in 1971. They are filming on location at the Elrod House in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Actress Trina Parks and actor Sean Connery relax between takes on the set of the James Bond film ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ in 1971. (Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)