It’s hard to find a Bond villain who doesn’t live in a bold, imposing dwelling. They tend to plot their world takeovers from lavish modernist hideaways—and these shadowy spaces are finally getting their moment in the sun. Lair, a new book by Chad Oppenhiem and Andrea Gollin, showcases the homes of Hollywood’s most nefarious and wicked movie villains.
The heavy, black-and-silver book includes 15 legendary hideouts, an essay on modernism and morality, discussions with production designers and directors, and an interview excerpt with renowned architect John Lautner. From Lex Luther’s palace under Grand Central Terminal, to Blofeld’s volcano, world domination never looked so good.
Blofeld’s Volcano—You Only Live Twice
Garcia House—Lethal Weapon 2
The Vandamm House—North by Northwest
An Alaskan Compound—Ex Machina
Elrod House—Diamonds Are Forever
Grand Central Terminal—Superman