Windermere Classic Homes : The First Homes of Bob and Dolores Hope

The First Homes of Bob and Dolores Hope

Since 2001, Windermere Real Estate Southern California and their agents have represented some of the most historic and finest estates in the desert. From notable celebrity homes to architectural wonders to spectacular estates, Windermere is proud to showcase these unique homes on our blog’s new Windermere Classic Homes feature. To begin this new series, we are excited to present two of our properties available from the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate. Windermere listing team Patrick Jordan and Stewart Smith, Patrick-Stewart Properties, are the proud listing agents representing these historic properties. The homes are located in our Movie Colony and Movie Colony East neighborhoods and are the first two homes that the Hopes acquired in Palm Springs.

Ruth Hardy Park

This first home was originally built in 1936 and was purchased by the Hopes in 1941. It features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, along with an attached 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest casita. This Spanish-style charmer is approximately 2,126 square feet, located near Ruth Hardy Park.

Bob and Delores Hope's former Ruth Hardy Park home

 For full details, photos and virtual tour of this property, click here.

Movie Colony

The second home was originally built in 1935 and was purchased by the Hopes in 1946. It boasts 5 bedrooms and 7 baths, along with a large pool and gorgeous views of Mt. San Jacinto. At just under 3,000 square feet, this property sits on a double lot, hedged for privacy.

Bob and Dolores Hope's Movie Colony Home

For full details, photos and virtual tour of this property, click here.

Bob and Dolores Hope’s Local Impact

The Hope Family’s contributions and impact on the Palm Springs area communities is legendary. Residents and visitors alike can see an impressive display of artifacts, photo stills and video displays from Bob Hope’s time in Palm Springs at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum’s traveling exhibition “Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” currently on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Mr. Hope’s work with the USO is historical and the Bob Hope Classic (now known as the Humana Challenge Golf Tournament) greatly contributed to the season of philanthropic events and giving that was soon to become a greatly anticipated annual event. The Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation continues its support to  communities and organizations that the Hope Family held dear, like its recent contribution to the PGA Tour Charities “Birdies for the Brave,” designated for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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