Article originally appeared on L.A. Times, by Lauren Beale.
Built in 1939 for the Hopes, the original English Traditional-style house was designed by Robert Finkelhor. They were ready for a more contemporary style by the mid-1950s and hired John Elgin Woolf to remodel and update the house.
The nearly four-acre compound includes a 14,876-square-foot main house, a two-bedroom guesthouse, two-bedroom staff quarters and offices. There are eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass in the living room overlook the grounds. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a one-hole golf course, mature trees and rose gardens.
Stone decking and lawn surround the outdoor pool.
Comic actor-dancer-singer Bob Hope died in 2003 at 100. He appeared in scores of films, including the “Road” series with Bing Crosby, and entertained the U.S. military during five decades of USO tours. He won four honorary Academy Awards and one humanitarian award. His wife, Dolores, died three years ago at 102.
The property was listed last year at $27.5 million.