Bob Hope's Palm Springs estate reduced by half from last year

Lauren Beale
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Striking desert home of Bob and Dolores Hope is priced to sell

The Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Palm Springs, designed by renowned Modern architect John Lautner, is now priced at $24.999 million -- less than half of the $50 million asked last year.

Overlooking the Coachella Valley, the dramatic concrete, steel and glass house was built for the Hopes in 1979 and sits on 6.2 acres. The home, the largest private residence designed by Lautner, is topped with a curving copper roof intended to evoke the shape of the nearby mountains.

Walls of glass allow unobstructed city, mountain and valley views.

Murals on the main floor and the pool area are by Malibu Getty muralist Garth Benton. The 23,366 square feet of living space includes living-room and master-bedroom fireplaces, 10 bedrooms and 13 full and partial bathrooms.

A swimming pool, a pond, a waterfall, a tennis court, lawn and a patio with an outdoor fireplace are among exterior amenities.

Bob Hope, who died in 2003 at 100, appeared in scores of films including the famous “Road” series with Bing Crosby. His career spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television and film. He is also remembered for his live shows to U.S. troops overseas. Dolores Hope died in 2011 at 102.

Patrick Stewart of Windermere Real Estate is the listing agent.

The Hopes' nearly 4-acre compound in Toluca Lake was taken off the market this fall. It had been listed most recently at $21.8 million. 

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