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    Oh my gawd, that indoor pool area is fantastic. I would get rid of that 1970's mural. The Lucite chairs would go well in the pool area imo.
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    the lucite chairs are the only ones that fit the style of the house, the rest of the furniture looks like it was ripped out of a senior citizens' swingers' club. that greenhouse mural is insane.
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    I hate Palm Springs. There are a few blocks of really nice, surrounded by meth labs.
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    Oh wow, I love this. Such striking architecture to go with the striking views.

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    His poor wife suffered through all of his affairs. He'd have 3 mistresses at a time holed up in apartments all over town. He was a sex addict all of his life. Back then, celebrities were protected from bad press and scandals. Today, he'd be busted. What a creep.

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    Maybe so, but that house is very cool. Perhaps Mrs Hope knew which side her bread was buttered. She wouldn't be the only Hollywood wife who knew The Rules.
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    My grandma always said, it doesn't matter who he sees outside the home, as long as he pays the mortgage. And this house, I could definitely live by that saying. I love the house (of course, minus the decor).

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    Well, poop. I had no idea Bob was a cad. Next thing ya know, turns out Burl Ives was a peeping Tom and Donna Reed was a junkie or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitetigeress View Post
    It'd make a great museum or such

    That's what I'm thinking. Something public. Museum, library, office space, event center.
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    Sold!

    It took 4 years and went from $50 mil - to the final selling price of ........ $13 mil.





    • Bob Hope's space-age California home has sold for $13million after spending several years on the market
    • The unique UFO style home was custom designed for Hope by renowned Modern architect John Lautner
    • It was first put on the market in 2013 for $50million but price was dropped to $34million nine months later
    • New owner, reported to be investor Ron Burkle - worth $1.54billion, snapped it up at a fraction of that
    • Property has ten bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a swimming pool, pond, tennis court and much more
    • Hope died in 2003 aged 100

    The unique UFO style home, which was completed in 1980, was first put on the market in March 2013 for $50 million. But the property proved a tough sell, and the price was dropped to $34 million just nine months later. By December 2014, the asking price had plummeted to half its original listing, at just $25 million.



    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3970062/Bob-Hope-s-space-age-UFO-style-home-sells-just-QUARTER-initial-50-million-asking-price.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    OK, that seals the deal, I officially want this (with better furniture though).
    Same here. That is one cool looking house. But I guess the furniture was modern when it was build.

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    This place would give me really weird dreams/nightmares, but it would be so awesome to have parties here. I wouldn't change a thing except for the old folks home chairs, etc. I'd even keep the 70s mural. I don't think I could live there on the regular though.
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