As part of Palm Springs Modernism Week, the iconic Elrod House will open its doors to the public for five tours over three days this February 24-26. The world-famous home, which appeared in the classic 1971 James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever (including this classic scene), was designed by John Lautner for interior designer Arthur Elrod in 1968. At one time an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, Lautner is revered for his bold, organic, timeless designs that featured unusual shapes and structures.
Commenting on The Elrod House, The Agency’s Billy Rose shared:
“The Elrod is one of my favorite all time houses. No question in the Hall of Fame or Pantheon of modernist architecture. I had dinner there one night, and it still burns indelibly in my brain. Concrete (pardon the pun) proof that Lautner is one of the most accomplished, innovative architects of all time — irrespective of style of architecture.”
Additional photos of the Elrod House below.