Three years after hitting the market for a mind boggling $50 million, Bob Hope‘s UFO-like home has finally found its new owner.
The massive home – which has 10 bedrooms and 13 baths and spans over 23,366 square feet – has been actively looking for a buyer since 2013.
Not only has the home been “entertaining dignitaries from all over the world” (according to the listing), but it may just be one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the world.
And that’s mostly due to the creative mind of architect John Lautner, widely seen as Hollywood’s favourite architect. Lautner-designed homes, famous for their dramatic space-age flair, have been featured in movies like Twilight, Diamonds are Forever (the 1971 James Bond movie), The Big Lebowski and Lethal Weapon 2.
But what made this property famous is its latest occupant. Beloved actor/comedian and long-time Academy Award host Bob Hope spent his final years here, until 2003, when he died of pneumonia two months after his 100th birthday.