Bob Hope's Futuristic Volcano House for Sale

Bob Hope photo by: Silver Screen Collection/Moviepix/Getty Images
House photo by: Brian Thomas Jones Photography
A 23,000-square-foot house needs an impressive entrance, and architect John Lautner's design for legendary comedian Bob Hope's cavernous six-bedroom, 10-bath California home definitely makes a good impression.

Legendary comedian Bob Hope's theme song was "Thanks for the Memories," and this palatial Palm Springs home was the site of some of his fondest recollections. Designed in 1973 by famed architect John Lautner, this 23,366-square-foot home features a unique volcano design and was used by the iconic entertainer and his wife, Dolores, to entertain up to 300 dinner guests at a time.

Constructed primarily from concrete and glass, the hilltop abode boasts a dramatic concave copper roof that circles the property and opens at the center, allowing guests a view of the night sky and a 360-degree view of the surrounding Coachella Valley.

With six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and three half-bathrooms, the mansion also serves as the perfect guest retreat, featuring luxurious amenities including a terraced patio, tennis court, a putting green and two pools, one in the image of Hope's profile.

Blending design elements of the future, with a nod to its glamorous past residents and the celebrities they entertained there, this Palm Springs home eagerly awaits the next buyer looking to make timeless memories.

About the House

Pool: Hope Lautner House
  • Location: Palm Springs, Calif.
  • Listed By: Ann Eysenring of Partners Trust, Beverly Hills
  • Price: $50,000,000



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