UFO-Shaped Palm Springs House (Once Owned by Bob Hope) Finally Finds a Buyer

And it may have just set a new sale price record for Palm Springs.

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The 23,000-square-foot steel, concrete and glass masterpiece that was once home to comedian/actor Bob Hope has finally found a buyer.

And that comes a huge win, as the spaceship-like mansion has been struggling for quite some time to find a new owner.

Initially listed in 2013 for a whopping $50 million, Bob Hope’s house in Palm Springs bounced on and off the market before settling for a $25 million ask.

What we don’t know is the final sale price, which has yet to be made publicly available (we’ll be keeping an eye out for that property deed though.)

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Bob Hope house in Palm Springs. Image credit: Luxury Portfolio International

Unique Architecture, Signed by John Lautner

The modern structure is the largest home ever to be built by Hollywood’s favorite architect, John Lautner.

Known for combining cutting-edge tech with humane design and dramatic space-age flair, Lautner is the creative mind behind architectural masterpieces like the Elrod House, the Chemosphere, and the exquisite Silvertop home — all of which have made their Hollywood debut in movies like Diamonds Are Forever (007), The Simpsons, Less Than Zero.

The UFO-like home boasts architectural drama throughout, starting with the enormous natural boulder that juts into the living room, and peaking with a massive oculus cut out of the curved roof stretching above the courtyard.

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Bob Hope house in Palm Springs. Image credit: Luxury Portfolio International
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Bob Hope house in Palm Springs. Image credit: Luxury Portfolio International
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Bob Hope house in Palm Springs. Image credit: Luxury Portfolio International
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Bob Hope house in Palm Springs. Image credit: Luxury Portfolio International

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

The main wordsmith behind all those Fancy Pants Homes. Avid reader and a sucker for superhero movies. Read, write, and dream real estate.