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Just sold! Peek inside the Palm Springs pad that Bob Hope once called home

Bob Hope’s volcano-inspired spaceship on a hill in Palm Springs just sold for $13 million.

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Bob Hope residence, designed by John Lautner. 2466 Southridge Dr, Palm Springts, CA 92264. Photographed for Ann Eysenring, Partners Trust.
Brian Thomas Jones
Bob Hope residence, designed by John Lautner. 2466 Southridge Dr, Palm Springts, CA 92264. Photographed for Ann Eysenring, Partners Trust.

The 23,000-square-foot home was designed by visionary architect John Lautner for the entertainment legend and his wife, Dolores, whose parties there were the toast of the California desert.

Brian Thomas Jones and Patrick Ketchum
Brian Thomas Jones and Patrick Ketchum

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Guests over the years included Jimmy Stewart, George Burns and Dinah Shore.

Brian Thomas Jones and Patrick Ketchum
Brian Thomas Jones and Patrick Ketchum

Built in 1979 from steel, concrete and glass, the home features a boulder in the living room and a curving, copper roof with a massive hole in the middle.

Brian Thomas Jones and Patrick Ketchum
Brian Thomas Jones and Patrick Ketchum

The six-acre property had been on the market for more than three years, initially for $50 million.

Brian Thomas Jones and Patrick Ketchum
Brian Thomas Jones

It includes all the luxuries you’d expect of a Coachella Valley estate: a swimming pool, tennis court, pond, waterfall and a pavilion with an outdoor fireplace, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Brian Thomas Jones

Bob Hope died in 2003, and Dolores in 2011.

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Patrick Jordan and Stewart Smith of Bennion Deville Homes were the listing agents.

Photos by Brian Thomas Jones and Patrick Ketchum.

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