Originally built for Bob Hope and Dolores Hope in 1980, the house sits at the top of Southridge Drive with grand views of the Coachella Valley. The late Bob Hope’s iconic Palm Springs house was purchased this fall by Ron Burkle . Burkle scooped the property for $13 million, just over a quarter of the house’s original asking price of $50 million. Forbes estimates Burkle’s net worth at $1.54 billion. This $13 million deal is the largest ever in Palm Springs.It will be interesting to see to what use this property is put to by the new owner .
The Bob Hope mushroom house was originally offered for sale at $50 million in 2013. The asking price dropped to $34 million early in 2014 .Than to under $25 million at the end of 2014.
Sitting on 6.2 acres overlooking the valley floor, the dramatic residence was built for the Hopes in 1979. At 23,366 square feet, the concrete, steel and glass house is huge. Topped by a curving copper roof, the unique home includes 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. There are wood burning fireplaces in the great room and master bedroom.Murals on the main floor and the pool area were done by Malibu Getty muralist Garth Benton. Elegant curving walls of windows allow of unobstructed city, mountain and valley views. There’s a swimming pool, a tennis court and a large pavilion with an outdoor fireplace. A pond, a waterfall, lawns and desert landscaping complete the setting.
Bob Hope was loved by millions for is wit and charm, died in 2003 at an impressive 100 years of age.Bob Hope appeared in numerous films. His career spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television and film. He is especially a remembered and respected for his live shows to U.S. troops overseas. Dolores Hope his wife of many years died in 2011 at 102 years old .
Quotes from Bob Hope
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.
The good news is that Jesus is coming back. The bad news is he’s really pissed off.
You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
I’ve always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there.
The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast.
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple-loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?