Bank Owned: James Bond’s ‘Diamonds are Forever’ Home Foreclosed
The Elrod House, an over-the-top Palm Springs home featured in a famous fight scene in a 1971 James Bond movie, was turned over to a bank this month and now is for sale at $8 million, records show.
The home was re-entered on the Multiple Listing Service Friday, down from its $10.5 million pricetag earlier this year. That asking price was chopped from $13.89 million in 2009, according to Realtor.com.
Built in 1969, the residence had its cinematic close-up in 1971, appearing in the Bond film, “Diamonds are Forever.” The house was where actor Sean Connery’s agent 007 got badly kicked around by a bikini-clad bodyguard.
Architectural Digest in April described the home this way:
“The single-story structure is defined by its circular living room with rosewood walls and black slate herringbone flooring. A concrete dome overhead with clerestories (windows) radiating from the center floods the room with light, and a massive curved curtain wall retracts to reveal panoramic vistas of the Coachella Valley.”