Billionaire trader Ron Burkle has stated the restored Bob and Dolores Hope Estate in Toluca Lake for $29 million.
On the lookout to approximately double his cash, Burkle paid $15 million for the house in 2018 to restore it after an work to designate it as a Historic-Cultural Monument failed, according to news reviews at the time.
The almost 15,000-sq.-foot, English Regular-type compound sits on a 5-acres-plus lot surrounded by mature trees. It was created by famous architect Robert Finkelhor for the Hopes in 1939.
In the 1950s, the pair brought in “King of Hollywood Regency”-style architect John Elgin Woolf for a remodel.
Many of individuals “gorgeous, very well-preserved architectural things,” as the listing reads, continue to be when high-conclusion fixtures and finishes like Carrera marble in the bogs provide to elevate the residence.
A stone-clad fireplace anchors the most important house’s open up residing location, featuring wide-plank white oak flooring and glass walls.
There is a substantial eating space, a breakfast spot, a dwelling theater and a fitness center that features a steam and infrared sauna.
The residence also holds a guest apartment earlier mentioned the four-vehicle garage, workers quarters in the courtyard off the key house. A different construction is made up of a tennis pavilion, first stroll-in fireproof secure and Hope’s meticulously restored oak library.
Also first is a a person-gap golf class that Hope made.
The golf study course has two tee positions and shares the grounds with a tennis courtroom, saltwater pool, large dining place, and a huge barbecue kitchen.
Kevin Dees of The Agency holds the listing.
Hope, who died in 2003 at age 100, manufactured his mark on phase, radio and significant and modest screens. Born Leslie Townes Hope in southeast London, he and his spouse, who died in 2011 at 102, settled in Toluca Lake as his film vocation begun to take off.
The “Road” films built from the 1940s to the early-’60s with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour “helped to set up Mr. Hope as a significant film temperament in his individual right,” examine the New York Periods in the entertainer’s obituary released on July 28, 2003.
For practically 50 many years, he traveled the world to put on USO shows for the military.
This isn’t Burkle’s only Hope home.
The Pomona indigenous, who co-owns the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins, paid $13 million in 2016 for the 1980 futuristic Palm Springs dwelling that modernist architect John Lautner intended for the Hopes.