John Lautner’s concrete domed Elrod House overlooks Coachella Valley

We’re continuing our series on modernist buildings in Palm Springs with American architect John Lautner’s Arthur Elrod House, which has a dome-shaped concrete roof and a half-moon swimming pool that featured in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. The residence sits on an elevated site in Palm Springs’ Araby Cove neighbourhood, facing north to

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John Lautner punctured Hope Residence’s giant roof with a crater-like hole

Continuing our series celebrating Palm Springs Modernism Week, we’re examining Hope Residence, the home that American architect John Lautner designed for comedian Bob Hope to resemble a volcano. Located in Palm Springs’ Southridge community, Hope Residence was completed in 1980 as the second home of the comedian – a popular film and television star at the

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The Elrod House By Lautner

Does this house ring a bell somehow? Yes, we’ve seen it in the 1971 James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever and in Playboy, too.
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John Lautner’s Big Lebowski porn house gifted to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced that the art collector James Goldstein has donated his John Lautner-designed house, which famously appeared in the cult film The Big Lebowski, to the museum. Along with the gift of the house, which features a coffered concrete roof with 750 tiny skylights, Goldstein is also giving his More

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