And now for something completely different ….

March 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm (Icepick) ()



  1. mockturtle said,

    It looks like a wing of the Sydney Opera House.

  2. karen said,

    I can’t imagine living is such a… house?
    I do love the landscaping- how beautiful.
    30million$? I think you need the title/link of the previous post:
    is a link to a lot of architecture from my son’s facebook. A lot of niceynice places…

    i now text messages to my two older kids- i got a cell phone for Christmas from my daughter. I am so confused typing now on the computer as i get the two keypads screwed up in the memory of the tips of my fingers. It’s like a dementia all of its own.

  3. amba12 said,

    I could almost swear that house was built earlier than 1979. My grandparents sold their house in Palm Springs in the 1960s, when my grandfather got Parkinson’s with dementia (yep, MT . . .), and I think I remember being shown Bob Hope’s house when visiting them before that.

  4. Icepick said,

    I keep seeing 1979 in other articles, though it’s possible they’re all copying from an earlier incorrect source. I’m also certain that Bob Hope had a home in Palm Springs before that one. How could he not, being a rich entertainer that loved golf? It’s inconceivable that he didn’t live there!

  5. Icepick said,

    According to this story the Hopes had at least two other homes in Palm Springs before the Flying Saucer landed.

  6. Icepick said,

    And here’s a Vanity Fair article from 1999 about the Hopes, their Flying Saucer estate and Palm Springs.

    EDIT: The article is mostly about Palm Springs.

  7. karen said,

    This is very very O/T- but, i know it will be appreciated by everyone.
    It mirrors my day- somewhat- as we said goodbye to a friend that died a week ago in a tragic(yes, Althouse… tragic)death- going through the ice on Lake Memphremagog. 53.

    I doubt it’ll link- if not- i snagged it from Althouse- yes… Althouse.
    It’s beautiful. Sad. Lovely. It’s life.

    … a 20-photo slide show.

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