Famous Elrod House Anchors New Palm Springs Luxury Club

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Three historically significant Palm Springs homes are now available for vacation rental via membership through a new luxury villa club.

The Southridge Club is a club unlike any other. Located in the beautiful cosmopolitan desert oasis of Palm Springs, California, Southridge is not a destination, residential or fractional club - it's been referred to as an Experience Club. Membership includes private use of three of America's most unique and distinguished estates.

The club's anchor is the famous and radically designed Elrod house, a home which represents an important and stunning piece of architectural history. This extravagant estate was designed by architect John Lautner as the ultimate party home for the equally famous Arthur Elrod, then the top designer for Hollywood's brightest stars. Daringly designed and incorporated masterfully into the rugged natural surroundings, the Elrod house has received much international acclaim for its architectural significance. It also took its place as a celebrated cultural icon after "starring" in the 1971 James Bond film, Diamonds are Forever. The 9,000 square foot circular estate is set on 23.25 acres and boasts an enormous domed concrete roof that drapes over the spectacular indoor/outdoor pool framed by boulders, five bedrooms and five and a half baths. This airy open-plan residence is anchored around its massive circular living area, which features spectacular 220-degree desert and mountain views along with a signature motorized glass wall.

Next door, the Steve McQueen house is smoothly unassuming at first glance but on closer inspection lives up to its status as the legendary luxury pad for Hollywood's golden "King of Cool". Built in 1968, this unique post and beam four-bedroom, 4,300-square-foot house, was a perfect home base for McQueen, who was reported to have instructed the interior designer Peter Shore to: "Just think of it as my pad, baby, OK? Decorate it as if it belonged to a man, a bachelor". It comes with McQueen's original furniture.

Across the street is The Boat House. There is actually nothing remotely nautical about architect Michael P. Johnson's architectural triumph. Well, nothing except the amazing feeling that you're standing on the edge of a huge ship's prow as you peer at the spectacular view offered from the great room, which is framed with massive glass walls and juts dramatically over the valley floor below. The edge-side pool also lends this airy feeling of presiding over an ocean - although in this case the ocean is comprised of twinkling lights from the city below.

Southridge is much like an exclusive golf or private country club that requires an invitation to join and annual dues. Members are given access to all three homes simultaneously; an opportunity for those to enjoy leisure time with extended family, friends or entertain clients. The annual dues create a right-to-use relationship for all three homes, thereby allowing members to use the real estate and services rather than obligating members to the assets.

With standard memberships costing $100,000 USD per year, only seventeen remaining memberships are available. Southridge affords ultra-luxurious private villa vacations along with concierge services, daily housekeeping and a variety of other personal services.

For more information visit www.SouthridgeClub.com

SOURCE Wolf Wörster Associates Inc.

For further information: For further information: Worster Associates, Inc., Tel: (310) 439-3245, Email: press@wolfworster.com

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