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Bob Hope's desert retreat sells to billionaire Ron Burkle for $13 million

Bob Hope's desert retreat sells to billionaire Ron Burkle for $13 million

The Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Palm Springs, designed by renowned Modernist architect John Lautner, has sold to billionaire Ron Burkle for $13 million.

That’s just more than half the most recent asking price of $24.999 million and considerably less than the original list price of $50 million, but still among the priciest home sales ever in the Coachella Valley community known for architecture, warm climate and Old Hollywood stars.

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 the...

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