The Residence of Dolores and Bob Hope in Palm Springs
Designed by Modernist architect John Lautner in the late seventies.
It seems like this “house” is built for entertaining, The Hope couple could invite up to 500 people, and they did. Last week, May 6th 2015, Louis Vuitton also invited a couple of hundred buyers and journalists to this venue for the Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 Fashion Show. We, at Mimi Berlin wished we were there. We never had such urgent wishes to attend fashion shows before, but lately the venues are SO extravagant and SO out of this world….! Last season we were fascinated with the Chanel Resort show in Dubai. And today we read the following on style.com;
“The Resort season has turned into a mini architecture tour. Karl Lagerfeld set up Chanel operations at Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on Monday. Raf Simons will show Dior at Pierre Cardin’s south of France home next week. And today Louis Vuitton had over 800 rooms booked in Palm Springs, California, for the celebrities, international journalists, and clients that assembled here to witness Nicolas Ghesquière’s latest LV collection at the Bob Hope estate.” –on style.com.
Yes, yes and yes we would like to attend all shows! The one more decadent and glamorous than the other show. Imagine having a drink on custom made perspex seats in the middle of the desert of California in an over the top concrete UFO like building! Pfff……..And to top that off; watching A-List models pass you by, wearing clothes designed by Nicolas Ghesquière….. Unreal! But it seems to be normal in the fashion industry nowadays. We’ll keep on following the normal fashion life on instagram’s happy few. And you can follow our daily life on instagram as well, if you like; @mm_brln
(photocredits; http://www.theagencyre.com/2013/11/stunning-photos-bob-hopes-iconic-lautner-designed-volcano-home/#) http://www.brianthomasjones.com / Louis Vuitton)
Volcano Home facts: address; 2466 Southridge Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, i’ts the largest private residence ever designed by Lautner, the 23,366-square foot home was built to resemble a volcano, with sleek, sweeping concrete, steel and glass walls, and an undulating copper roof meant to complement the contours of the surrounding mountains.It has 2 swimming pools and a golf course. The estate has been on the market since 2013 for $50.000.000, it’s still for sale at $24,999,000.
Who is Bob Hope? We’ll answer that question for the youngsters among our readers. Bob Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an American celebrity with a career spanning nearly 80 years, Mr Hope appeared in over 70 films and in many stage productions and television roles and was the author of fourteen books.