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Thread: Half price sale on Bob Hope's Palm Springs modernist mushroom house

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    Default Half price sale on Bob Hope's Palm Springs modernist mushroom house

    It went up for sale 2 years ago at 50 mil and didn't sell. Now marked down to $24.9 million. Designed by modernist architect John Lautner (but with none of the charm of Silvertop I think).

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/re...-for-sale.html


    http://www.today.com/home/bob-hopes-...ion-1D80338946


    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24...18029489_zpid/

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    i'm surprised bob hope was ever into anything this modern.
    it's a little too much but it would be a cool place to visit.
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    Yeah, they'd probably be more successful selling tickets to see the house, than selling the house.

    Cozy as an airport terminal.

    And looking around through a half dozen articles, I really couldn't find any reference that the Hope's actually ever lived in the place. I think they must have just thrown parties there. Might be a great place to party.
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    I respectfully submit that this would be better named the "Flying Nun House":




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    It looks more like office space than a home.
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    The structure is impressive, but I don't like it at all.
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    Great views, but very cold and austere. It doesn't really look like a home, more like an event venue or something.

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    I would have like to see some other things like the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms...my sons would love this place. So much space to run around in that they would probably bring their dirt bikes in and ride all over the place.

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    I absolutely love it - but I'd like to see someone come in and use the space properly. It does feel as homey as an airline terminal, but that giant "sunroof" is really cool.
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    It'd make a great museum or such

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    it looks like a library

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    Absolutely not my usual taste but I really like this, especially the huge shaded outdoor spaces. Perfect for the desert climate. With the right furnishings and a few personal touches it could be fab.
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    Not many available photos of the interior but here are a few.


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    OK, that seals the deal, I officially want this (with better furniture though).
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