Home of the Week: Bob Hope’s Estate in Toluca Lake
In our newest ‘Home of the Week’ we move from a waterfront home in the British Virgin Islands to the estate of legendary entertainer Bob Hope.
More than just a home, this exceptional compound listed at $27.5 million is more akin to a retreat or resort. The secure sense of privacy and sense of calm close to the hustle of Los Angeles is no doubt what attracted the late great actor Bob Hope to this estate in the late 1930s. Built especially for the Hope family, this once-in-a-lifetime property sits on over 5 acres and has a main house with more than 14,800 square feet of interior living space.
Sure the 8 bedroom home is seriously MTV Cribs-worthy with its indoor and outdoor pools, patios, golf course, terraces and prize-winning rose garden; but the history of the home is what truly makes this property a historic American landmark. The home is perfect for entertaining and entertaining the Hopes’ sure did. Imagine Liz Taylor and Lucille Ball telling jokes over dinner while Bing Crosby serenades guests as they enjoy post dinner coffees. It’s said that second only to the White House, have so many celebrities and politicians visited a home.
Be sure to watch this unprecedented look into Bob and Delores Hope’s home and click here if you’d like to see more pictures of this priceless home listed by Jade Mills with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.