Bennion Deville Homes proudly recognizes the sale of the Bob & Dolores Hope Estate by Patrick-Stewart Properties of the Palm Springs South office. Spearheaded by Executive LUXE Directors Patrick Jordan and Stewart Smith, Patrick-Stewart Properties is at the heart of the record-setting real estate sale, which is generating a bounty of national and international attention due to its legendary former owner, unique architectural styling, and high price tag.
“We are thrilled for Patrick and Stewart,” states Bob Deville, Co-Founder of Bennion Deville Homes. “The sale of the Hope Estate is the deal of a lifetime and a testament to their elite status within our industry. Completing a transaction of this size on a property with such a magnificent status is no small feat, and we would like to offer a hearty congratulations on a hallmark real estate deal.”
The sale of the John Lautner designed home perched atop exclusive Southridge has garnered plenty of press, including articles by Architectural Digest, Curbed LA, AOL Finance, the Los Angeles Times, and The Desert Sun.
About Bennion Deville Homes
Founded by Bob Bennion and Bob Deville in 2001, Bennion Deville Homes is one of the largest independent real estate brokerages in Southern California, serving the region from 26 offices throughout the Coachella Valley and San Diego and Orange counties. The powerhouse company proudly serves the Coachella Valley from offices in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, and Indio. Bennion Deville Homes entered the coastal Southern California communities of San Diego and Orange counties in 2010, with an office proudly serving Orange County in Laguna Niguel, and offices in Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Hillcrest/Mission Hills, and Little Italy in San Diego County.
The LUXE Collection program lists and showcases some of the finest properties available on the market, maximizing exposure of high-end luxury homes to qualified buyers across a variety of mediums and channels. The prestige of the LUXE Collection combined with the strength of the international reach provided by an exclusive strategic partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio® gives Bennion Deville Homes agents local dominance with an international reach.
Although the Coachella Valley is traditionally a seasonal market, annually experiencing a quieter period as the heat cranks up in the summer months, this year proved otherwise and demonstrates a growing trend toward greater year-round activity. Many notable properties throughout the Coachella Valley, especially in Palm Springs at the west end of the valley, changed hands. Bennion Deville Homes has been instrumental to several of these high-profile addresses switching owners, reinforcing the company’s status as the dominant luxury home experts with a nearly 2 to 1 ratio in closed sales volume over its closest competitor in homes priced at $1 million and above.
Included in the summer sales spree are the Pond Estate (listed by Patrick-Stewart Properties), the former Kirk and Anne Douglas Tennis Estate (listed by Jim Schwietz), and now the world-renowned Bob and Dolores Hope Estate (listed by Patrick-Stewart Properties), which is currently under contract. Bennion Deville Homes REALTOR® Scott Histed also represented the buyers of the Mark Ware Estate in Old Las Palmas, which set the record at the time for highest sales price in Palm Springs at $5.75 million, which has since been surpassed. Other notable homes sold over the summer include the Elrod Estate, the Zanuck Estate, and the former home of Cary Grant. This flurry of activity and high-profile home sales has created an incredibly optimistic view of the real estate market and supports the notion that Palm Springs and the surrounding desert communities are high on the list of desirable destinations.
According to numbers obtained through the MLS, from June through September 15th of this year, there have been 174 transactions of $1 million or higher valley-wide, accounting for closed sales volume of over $341 million. “This increase in activity at the top of the market has also trickled down to other price points, creating a stronger out-of-season market throughout the Coachella Valley and giving hope that the solid year-round sales push will bode well for the impending high season, starting around mid-October,” says Chris Anderson, General Manager of Bennion Deville Homes.
Adds Bob Deville, Co-Founder of Bennion Deville Homes, “We are proud of the summer sales push by all of our agents, highlighted by the sale of several of the finest addresses in the Greater Palm Springs area and headlined by the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate, the crown jewel of the Coachella Valley. This is a historical sales period for our market and I commend our agents and brokers for setting the fervid pace.”
Longtime Palm Springs residents Kirk and Anne Douglas are two of the most prominent figures from the old Hollywood era that used to call the Southern California desert home. Their Old Las Palmas Tennis Estate is now on the market, listed with Bennion Deville Homes LUXE Director Jim Schwietz for $3.45 million.
Featuring 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms spread over an approximately 4,000 SF floor plan, the property checks off all of the boxes one could ask of the ultimate Palm Springs home. It was designed by Mid-Century Modern mastermind architect Donald Wexler (check!), was lived in by the most iconic Hollywood celebrity of the era (check!), is close to other celebrity estates and highly desirable downtown Palm Springs (check!), and is in and of itself a gorgeous home with stunning grounds, including a tennis court and pool (check!). Because the property hits all of the major marks, it has already been featured in a variety of places, including (click links for full articles):
More information on the property may be found here. To arrange for a private tour, please contact Jim Schwietz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ultra-private Mid-Century Factor estate, located in posh Palm Springs, is currently listed on the market by Windermere Real Estate Southern California Realtor® and Premier Director Jim Schwietz for $3.5 Million, which includes over $1.2 Million in furnishings, décor, and rare art.
Recently, the high profile home received some major press from both The Desert Sun and Curbed National, a media house covering design, décor, and real estate. Click here to read the profile by The Desert Sun and here for the Curbed National article.
This exclusive estate was also the “Home of the Day” in the LA Times on May 8th. Check out the profile by clicking here.
Iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton has selected the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate, currently listed by Patrick-Stewart Properties for $24.999 million, as the location for its Cruise Show on May 6th. The show will be streamed live starting at 6:15pm Pacific time on the Louis Vuitton website. Although the renowned property has played host to many dignitaries and events, it will be the first time it has hosted a fashion show.
An architectural icon, the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate is one of the most recognizable homes in the world. Designed in 1973 by John Lautner, the 6.18-acre estate sits atop the Southridge gated community in Palm Springs and is one of the largest private residences in the area. Spread over approximately 23,366 sq. ft. and featuring 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, the Hope estate exudes futuristic flair with prominent visor-like arches, a sleek exterior, and curving roofline with a hole in the middle over a sprawling courtyard, which is designed to mimic a volcano. For more information on the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate, click here.
Windermere Real Estate Southern California Premier Director Scott Histed recently listed widely known Coachella Valley philanthropist Jim Houston’s 11,000-square-foot Palm Springs estate for $11 Million.
Boasting a main house of 5 bedrooms plus two 1-bedroom guesthouses, the mansion, built in 2003, has top-of-the-line features, finishes, and automation, and has played host to many charitable events and parties over the past decade.
For more information on the property, check out this article by The Desert Sun.
Windermere Real Estate SoCal REALTOR® Suzanne Branson recently sold a beachfront home in Newport Beach to San Francisco Giants All-Star Outfielder Hunter Pence for $3.8 Million. The 4 bed, 3.25 bath 3-story home boasts features that make it an entertainer’s dream, including a rooftop deck with sweeping panoramic views of the California coastline, the Newport Pier, and Catalina Island.
The Coachella Valley has long been home, and second-home, to many of the rich and famous. Notable figures from all walks of life, including sports, entertainment, and politics, enjoy the desert as a refreshing retreat – and own properties that lavish them in the ultimate comforts of luxury and relaxation.
Among the notable figures to own a residence in the Coachella Valley is Cincinnati Reds legendary Catcher Johnny Bench, who has listed his Rancho Mirage home for $1.195 million with Windermere Real Estate Southern California’s Susan Winters. The lakefront property, located in Mission Hills Country Club, is designed with outdoor entertaining in mind and features breathtaking lake and mountain views.
For a full write up of the home, including pictures, check out this article by the Los Angeles Times.
To get in touch with Susan for more information or showings, please call her at (760) 773-3958.