February 5, 2014Real Estate
What Does It Take to Land Bob Hope's UFO-Like Home?
Hollywood icon Bob Hope's former 23,000-square-foot Palm Springs home, the largest private residence ever designed by revered Modernist architect John Lautner, went on the market last March for a large $50 million, and it's just been re-listed at a more approachable, yet still-lofty price of $34 million. Sitting on top of the exclusive Southridge community, the landmark home overlooks the Coachella Valley (yes, that Coachella) with uninterrupted panoramic views. Completed in 1980, it's constructed of concrete, steel, and glass, with a curving copper roof that could only be described as other-worldly. And no surprise: in addition to a tennis court and indoor and outdoor pools, the avid golfer also installed a putting green.What do you say? Would you spend your $34 million on this celebrated home?