A little renovation goes a long way when it comes to the asking price on a celebrity-connected home.
The Bob Hope estate in Toluca Lake has just been listed at $29 million—nearly double what the home last sold for in 2018!
The seller, billionaire businessman and trophy home collector Ron Burkle, modernize the living spaces while preserving the home’s classic elements, according to the L.A. Times. Designed by John Elgin Woolf, the father of the Hollywood Regency style, the home features six bedrooms in the main home—in addition to the two staff bedrooms and a two bedroom apartment—and 17 total bathrooms.
Inside, wide plank white oak hardwood floors glisten, walls of glass look out onto the lush greenery, while stone accents add natural textures. The open living area includes a stone-clad fireplace—one of six in the home—leading to a large dining area.
Hope’s original oak library has been meticulously preserved, while high-end fixtures and finishes—from the Waterworks fixtures to the white Carrera marble bathroom counters and floors—elevate the aforementioned reno.
The extensive private outdoor areas, landscaped by Art Luna, feature a saltwater pool, numerous lounge areas, a one-hole golf course designed by Hope himself with two tee positions, a tennis court and a large BBQ kitchen.
Kevin Dees of the Agency holds the listing.