Palm Springs, Calif. (January 29, 2014)- Nestled high above Palm Springs in the exclusive Southridge neighborhood, the home of Bob and Dolores Hope has long received international attention for its unique architecture and Hollywood mystique. As of this week, the iconic property will be available on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Designed by renowned Modernist architect John Lautner, the estate was completed in 1980 for Bob and Dolores Hope. At this time the Hope’s had owned residences in Palm Springs for nearly 40 years, wintering and vacationing in the well-known celebrity hideaway, but it was the Lautner house that they referred to as their â€œdream home.â€ Expertly blending concrete, steel and glass, the approximately 23,000 square feet home remains the largest private residence ever designed by Lautner. Architectural feats include a curving copper roof that mimics the contours of the neighboring mountains, a massive, natural boulder that juts dramatically into the living room, and overhead, an expansive oculus at the center of the roof that opens to the sky above the courtyard. Additionally, murals by the famed painter Garth Benton ornament the bar area where numerous celebrities gathered on a regular basis.
The home’s exterior features are equally impressive providing expansive views of Coachella Valley, with Banning Pass to the north and Mount San Jacinto to the west. These views can be enjoyed from the vast, outdoor covered terrace that accommodates up to 300 guests. Attention to detail remains evident in the exterior adornments, which feature exquisite gardens, a waterfall and pond, putting green, tennis court, exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor pools and a hot tub to name just a few.
The Hope Estate is open for viewing only to limited, qualified parties. Those Interested should contact Patrick Jordan or Stewart Smith of Patrick Stewart Properties @ Windemere Real Estate at 760-325-9091.