Bob Hope's space age Palm Springs home
It looks like a home from the future.
Futuristic: The home owes is space age look to a design by famed modernist architect John Lautner
Stunning: The property was specially designed to take advantage of the glorious natural landscape
Not pooling your leg: The swimming facility was actually made in the shape of Bob¿s famous profile
According to public records the home has six bedrooms, and Bob apparently did not like being caught short as there are also 12 bathrooms.
It also has the unique distinction of having a massive boulder jutting out the living room floor.
The English-born entertainer obviously had expensive tastes, as the murals on the first floor and the pool area are by Garth Benton, whose work is also featured at the Malibu Getty.
As well as the Hollywood standard swimming pool, which is in the shape of Hope’s famous profile, other outdoor features include a pond, tennis court and an outdoor fireplace.
Bob died in 2003 at 100 and his long-running career saw him meet presidents, star in films and tour the world firing his famous one-liners.
No wonder he was so cheerful: Bob was often cited as the biggest private landowner in California
Stream of consciousness: The funnyman will have found this a relaxing place to think up new gags
Telescopic view: The comedian had the perfect place to indulge his love of stargazing here
His second wife Dolores, who he married back in 1934, died in 2011 at 102.
The entertainer was often cited as the biggest private landowner in California.
Last year his daughter Linda sold her late parents’ Toluca Lake estate, near Los Angeles, along with some of its contents, in a well-publicised garage sale.
Despite being designed by one of the world's most famous architects, Lautner was said to have been infuriated at what he deemed to much interference by the Hopes.
It is said he thought the house inappropriately furnished, and distanced himself from the property in later years.
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