Besides an inherently evil nature, one thing that all Bond villains have in common is a hideout from which they can work on their next master plan.
We’ve pulled together a list of six homes from around the world that are all uniquely distinct in their potential to be the perfect lair for any Bond villain.
Intended to be built ‘like a shadow,’ this house offers the perfect refuge from both the harsh desert environment of the Yucca Valley, Palm Springs, and the threat of those seeking to stop a master villain in their tracks.
Photo: Oller and Pejic
If you’re looking for a real Bond villain experience, look no further than Mirror House, a vacation home whose floating, mirrored finish allows it to fade almost totally into the background, while allowing its occupants panoramic views.
Photo: Peter Pichler
The open plan style of this wedge-shaped house works as the perfect lookout point for any wannabe Bond villain. The secluded and mountainous location makes the image of a helicopter escape something of a reality.
Photo: Peter Buchanan
Designed for a villain that prefers sunnier climes, Balint is unapologetic in its bold design and desire for luxurious living. This is the lair for villains who see no need to hide away.
Photo: Diego Opazo
If it weren’t for the rooftop pool this home would be undetectable from above, making it the ideal location for any Bond villain.
Photo: Kois Associated Architects
The life of a villain isn’t an easy one, which is why a home such as Studhorse is ideal. Designed to withstand hot summers and treacherous winters, this home, like its owner, is prepared to handle any situation.
Photo: Benjamin Benschneider