Bob Hope on the Market

The entertainer’s Southridge house — a Palm Springs landmark — is for sale for the first time

The iconic Bob Hope house in South Palm Springs is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Coachella Valley.

Photography by Brian Thomas Jones

Bob Hope’s iconic Southridge house with the flying-saucer roof — possibly the most pointed-at property in Palm Springs — has come to market with an asking price of $50 million.

Architect John Lautner designed the 23,336-square-foot modern house in 1973, but then distanced himself from the project after Dolores Hope famously enlisted other designers to tweak the interior. The Hopes’ daughter, Linda Hope, told the Los Angeles Times that the changes extended the dining room and made it possible “to get from the bedrooms to the front door without crossing a patio.” Construction was completed in 1980.

The Hopes, who owned two other properties in Palm Springs, used the Southridge estate mostly as a weekend escape and a venue to host large events, such as the annual dinner that marked the end of the Bob Hope Classic (now the Humana Challenge) golf tournament, as well as a recent fundraiser for Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Council.

The house, which accommodates more than 300 guests, offers jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Coachella Valley and the San Jacinto Mountains. The list of Hollywood luminaries who visited the estate over the years is as impressive as the property itself.

And it’s plenty comfortable, with six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, three half baths, a luxurious pool, a putting green, and a tennis court.

Bob Hope, the comic performer who became known for entertaining U.S. soldiers during three wars, died in 2003 at 100 years old. Dolores was 102 when she died in 2011.

The house is listed with Ann Eysenring of Partners Trust Real Estate of Beverly Hills, and Patrick Jordan and Stewart Smith of Windermere Real Estate in Palm Springs.

Comments to this website are moderated by staff. While all comments are welcome, we encourage all to be polite and please do not use this system for advertising or business promotions. Any complaint towards a business or service should be directed directly to that business and not posted here. If anyone has a complaint that a comment is defamatory, please contact me at and I will take appropriate action promptly. Thank You

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Palm Springs Life
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Palm Springs Home Preserves ‘International Modern’ Style

H3K Design in Palm Springs undertook a six-month renovation of a Kings Point home in the Indian Canyons neighborhood that completely transformed the 2,900-square-foot-residence for the homeowners.

Marmol Radziner Set the Bar for Historic Architectural Preservation in Greater Palm Springs

Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner have elevated historic architectural preservation to a skillful art in the Greater Palm Springs area.

Palm Springs Estate Has Tennis History Ties

Just in time for this year’s BNP Paribas Open, which runs through March 22, it’s match point for anyone looking to buy a private home with a regulation-size tennis court.

Modernism Week 2015 Attracts Nearly 60,000 Attendees to Greater Palm Springs Area

Nearly 60,000 people attended Modernism Week 2015 in the Greater Palm Springs area, according to event officials, or an increase of more than 30 percent over 2014.

Mirada Rancho Mirage Receives Early Recognition for Architectural Design

The new homes at The Villas of Mirada in Rancho Mirage won’t be completed until next year, but they’ve already received their first accolade.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

Pets on Parade 2015 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2015 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2015 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.