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Bob Hope's Palm Springs Lautner Said to Be Asking $45MM

Postby scowsa » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:02 pm

LA Curbed brings news of a potential listing.


Late last week, the Mossler Properties blog reported that Bob and Dolores Hope's John Lautner-designed house in Palm Springs is hitting the market and rumored to be asking $45 million. The house was designed in 1973 and built in 1979. According to the Desert Sun, the house has six bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a "mushroom-shaped roof," and "a huge boulder jutting] out of the floor of the living room."
However, Triangle Modernist Houses says that "Dolores Hope made sweeping changes to the second design - so much so that Lautner eventually distanced himself from the project." Dolores Hope died last year. Update: It's been confirmed that the house will be listed in January by Partners Trust of Beverly Hills and Windermere Real Estate in Palm Springs.

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Postby Futura Girl » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:46 pm

betcha they will host some kind of event at the PS modernism weekend.

okay - who wants to road trip for the open house?

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Postby Carlos Araujo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:47 am

I met John Lautner at his office on Hollywood Blvd over 25 years ago. He said that Bob Hope bought the house for Dolores to keep her busy. John said she hired a decorator and remade the interior into french provincial. Architectural travesty aside, how one turns a building with no straight lines into anything provincial is feat!
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