Hollywood icon Bob Hope and his wife Dolores have listed their desert dream home for a cool $50,000,000. Set in Palm Springs, an area that in its heyday was a glamorous playground for Hollywood's elite, the Hopes have collaborated with renowned modernist architect John Lautner to create a visionary property of unsurpassed contemporary design. The sprawling 23,000 square foot home overlooks the Coachella Valley with views of the surrounding mountains. Completed in 1980, the home is described by Luxury Portfolio International as a "stunning structural symphony blending concrete, steel, and glass crowed by a curving copper roof." Boasting a tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, a putting green and a pond with a waterfall, the Hopes' imaginative dream home was designed for all aspects of a leisurely and relaxed lifestyle while expansive terraces rest beneath the stars to create the ultimate entertaining paradise. Love contemporary architecture? Is $50M just out of your budget? Explore these listings offered by Riskin Associates:
Chic Sophistication: an ideal illustration of contemporary style, this entertainer's property enjoys two guest suites, two pools, fantastic entertaining patios and the perfect location for strolling to Montecito's Lower Village to enjoy a glass of sangria or warm cup of coffee.
Inspiring Architecture: a collaborative effort by acclaimed architects Pierre Gabrol and Steven Ehrlich, this contemporary home is an artistic juxtaposition of clean, modern lines surrounded by timeless mature oaks, lush gardens and commanding mountain peaks.