Two of Bob Hope's homes in Palm Springs and the L.A. area have already been listed and sold. His latest property to hit the market, a bizarre architectural treasure designed by John Lautner, hit the market last February with an asking-price of $50 million.
The 23, 366-square-foot property is nestled in the private neighborhood of Southridge, which has a view of the entire Coachella Valley. Lautner, an architect known for his dramatic designs, designed the house in 1973 to resemble a volcano. The home was dubbed “space age” due to its curved, circular roof.
The house is a mix of concrete and glass, boasting six bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, two outdoor pools, pond, tennis court and fireplace. One of the pools is shaped in a likeness of the legendary actor’s profile. It served as the Hope family’s second residence, and was often used for the purpose of entertaining guests.
The remaining Hope family property, yet to be listed, is their custom home and primary residence in Toluca Lake, California, USA.
The late American comedian was an industry fixture for 60 years, appearing in over 70 films before he passed away on July 27, 2003 at the age of 100.