By Stacey Staum
Renowned Modernist architect John Lautner designed this 23,000-square-foot home for Bob Hope’s family in 1973. Overlooking the Coachella Valley, panoramic views abound from the walls of glass throughout, and the property is a harmonious blend of concrete, steel and glass designed to mirror the slopes of the neighboring mountains. The home is perhaps most well known for the oculus at the center of the roof that opens to the sky. The $24,999,000 Palm Springs estate features seven bedrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, bar, tennis court, separate staff quarters and a covered terrace that can accommodate 300 guests.
Source: Stewart Smith, Patrick Stewart Properties
This magnificent estate in the private, gated Bear Creek community was once owned by baseball legend Barry Bonds. The six-bedroom home recently underwent a $2 million renovation, which included transforming the home into a “smart house,” granting residents the ability to control lighting, sound and security using 15 tablets placed throughout the home. The chef’s kitchen features new Viking appliances, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and granite countertops. The $4,499,000 house also offers a formal dining room, an office with an onyx desk and conference table, and a home gym. The entertainer’s backyard has a pool, waterfall spa and a custom palapa-shaded barbecue.
Source: Tricia Clarke, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty