One of the most appreciate American comedians of his time, Bob Hope was influential to American culture. He spent time as an actor, singer, and even dancer over his 80-year career. He left behind a true legacy and an estate to match. Located in Toluca Lake, California the home has reentered the market at a grand total of $29 million with some unique features.
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Tour The Estate
When you first drive up to the property down the elongated driveway, you are met with manicured landscaping and a four-car garage that gives you an indication of how large the property is going to be. When you come into the home through the main entrance, you are met with an open living space and a large brick fireplace. Your views from the glass wall showcase the property’s golf course.
There are a total of 10 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms on the property. The main home houses the primary suite with two bedrooms and five other bedrooms. The remaining bedrooms are found between the guest house on the property and staff quarters for full-time staff members.
The primary room offers complete luxury with two separate rooms, as well as two separate bathrooms for each partner. The suite is connected with the shared study between the rooms.
Oh, The Views!
When you travel through Bob Hope’s estate, you will find some places that offer spectacular views of the property and California skies. The outdoor sky-lit terrace is partially opened, making it a great location to enjoy drinks after dinner during the sunset. Over by the tennis court is nice and shady, for relaxation or dining throughout the day.
This area is great for entertaining or enjoying an afternoon outdoor nap. Throughout the home, there are oversized windows and lots of natural light that give endless views of the gardens, greens, and other views of the property.
Have Some Fun On The Green
One of the unique features found on the five-acre property is the single-hole golf course that Bob Hope wanted. In fact, he was the master designer, with two tee positions around the hole so that Bob could get out on the green every day. Just beyond the one-hole green is the property pool in the garden.
Find the green inside the home when you head over to the game room. This room is designed to showcase the awards and trophies that Bob Hope won over the years.
Know Your History
This home was originally built in 1939 and then upgraded in 1950 to take on a more contemporary style.
While the home has gone through renovations over the years, it has been a location where lots of high-profile celebrities, politicians, and even Presidents have gathered throughout history. With Bob Hope’s passing in 2003, the 14,848 square foot home is now on the market and available for $29 million.
Photo credit: Simon Berlyn, courtesy of The Agency