A location used in Diamonds are forever, the seventh film of the saga, is on sale for 10.5 million dollars.
The Palm Springs mansion was used as the set for a scene in 1971’s “Diamonds are Forever” with Sean Connery as the famous secret agent James Bond, was put on sale for $ 10.5 million.
In the film, the Villa acts as the summer home of Willard Whyte – where Bond famously battles with Whytes female bodyguards Bambi and Thumber, before they all end up in the Villa’s pool.
Built in 1969, with an area of over 850 square meters, was designed by Arthur Elrod and architect John Lautner. The estate has four rooms, a living room – which resembles a flying saucer – a kitchen and six bathrooms. An incredible view of the Coachella Valley can be enjoyed thanks to a circular glass wall that characterizes the living area.
The villa also has a swimming pool, a guest house – accessible by an external staircase, and a gym. The house, which has also hosted some photo sets for Playboy, is particularly famous because it is one of the best examples in the world of combining architecture and nature.
Until a few years ago, Palm Springs, just a few minutes from Los Angeles, was the weekend retreat for many Hollywood stars: a place for the rich and famous to escape the pollution and chaos of the big cities. Many streets, avenues and centers still have the names of these famous inhabitants such as Frank Sinatra Drive, Dinah Shore Drive, Gene Autry Trail and the Bob Hope Cultural Center.
The main attractions of Palm Springs are its climate, golf courses, shopping areas and luxury resorts. Temperatures can be very hot during the summer and a bit cold during the winter, but they are always pleasant enough, with very little precipitation throughout the year. The main tourist flows are concentrated from January to May. What can you do here? Relaxation, and little else: the swimming pools and tennis courts are as numerous as the palm trees of the area.