CELEBRITY HOMES

Bob Hope’s Sprawling Toluca Lake Estate is Back on the Market Asking  $29 Million

The massive 10-bedroom property where legendary actor / comedian  Bob Hope lived for most of his life is now up for grabs.

Priced at a whopping $29 million,  Bob Hope’s estate in Toluca Lake is  a true legacy from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Bob and Delores Hope bought the property back in 1939 and moved to Toluca Lake, then a popular rustic suburb that attracted names like Greta Garbo, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby.

Throughout the years, they kept buying the neighboring lots until the grounds of their estate spanned more than 5 acres.

At the center of it all stood an English traditional-style home designed by architect Richard Finkelhor.

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The estate has a total of 10 bedrooms  — 6 in the main house, in addition to the two staff bedrooms plus a two-bedroom apartment — and 17 (!) bathrooms.

Inside, warm wood and stone accents abound, bathed in light by the walls of glass that are present throughout the house’s common living areas.

The open living area includes a stone-clad fireplace (one of six fireplaces in the home) leading to a large dining area that offers ample space for dinner parties.

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The kitchen has been heavily modernized, and comes with a cozy breakfast nook.

The lucky future owners will  also get to enjoy Hope’s original oak library — which has been meticulously preserved over  the years.

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Fitting for a property this size, there are quite a few structures  on the grounds of the estate, including an ancillary structure with a tennis pavilion and a two-bedroom apartment above the garage. 

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Naturally, the grounds of the property abound with outdoor amenities.

To name just a few: a saltwater pool, a one-hole golf course designed by Hope himself with two tee positions, a tennis court, and a large barbecue kitchen.

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Credit for images: Simon Berlyn courtesy of  The Agency