The famous Lautner-designed Bob Hope house is for sale, with an asking price of $50 million:
Bob Hope owned a collection of homes in Palm Springs and the L.A. area, and two have already hit the market — both snagging buyers within a month of listing. But the real prize of Hope’s homes is the John Lautner-designed property, an architectural treasure that hit the market in late February for $50 million.
Architect John Lautner was well-known for his dramatic designs, and his biggest piece was a custom home for Bob and Dolores Hope. Perched in the private neighborhood of Southridge, the estate dominates a corner lot with sweeping views of the entire Coachella Valley.
Hope’s 23,366-square-foot home was designed in 1973 by Lautner to resemble a volcano. The modernist structure is built of concrete and glass, with an undulating copper roof that rises to an open semi-circle at its center.