Celebrities take center stage when it comes to real estate around these parts, but sometimes it's the home itself that is the real star of the show. From starchitects to prime views, it's safe to say Southern California offers one of the most vibrant and diverse collections of homes in the world.
This week we’ll dip into architectural treasures, designer digs and the latest and greatest from the celebritysphere.
A diamond in Palm Springs
The Elrod House, a Palm Springs landmark designed by modernist architect John Lautner, took a star turn in 1971 when it was featured in the James Bond film “Diamonds Are Forever.”
A radiating canopy, retractable walls of glass and an indoor-outdoor swimming pool give the home a futuristic vibe. However, the design is actually a reflection of the architect’s desire to blend home and nature.