The & # 39; spaceship house & # 39; by Bob Hope is undergoing a restoration according to the original plans of architect John Lautner

Bob Hope & # 39; s unique UFO-style home overlooking the Coachella Valley is currently undergoing a wonderful restoration project with the original plans of late and wonderful architect John Lautner and the help of 100 skilled craftsmen.

Stunning images show how the house of this world is taken out to represent Lautner's vision.

He had wanted an estate that matched the surrounding landscape, but the legendary comic Bob and his wife Dolores provided a home to reflect their Hollywood status and hired an interior designer from Beverly Hills to dismay Lautner, The LA Times reports.

Architect Lautner would have been furious about what he regarded as much intervention by the Hopes, calling it & # 39; an ugly, heavy job & # 39 ;.

Stunning images show how the house of this world is taken out to represent Lautner's original vision

Stunning images show how the house of this world is taken out to represent Lautner's original vision

Lautner had wanted an estate that mingled with the landscape, but Bob and his wife Dolores had other ideas. The courtyard of the house has a round opening that offers a beautiful view of the evening sky

Lautner had wanted an estate that mingled with the landscape, but Bob and his wife Dolores had other ideas. The courtyard of the house has a round opening that offers a beautiful view of the evening sky

Lautner had wanted an estate that mingled with the landscape, but Bob and his wife Dolores had other ideas. The courtyard of the house has a round opening that offers a beautiful view of the evening sky

Bob and his wife Dolores hired an interior designer from Beverly Hills to the dismay of Lautner who thought it was an ugly, heavy job & # 39; called

Bob and his wife Dolores hired an interior designer from Beverly Hills to the dismay of Lautner who thought it was an ugly, heavy job & # 39; called

Bob and his wife Dolores hired an interior designer from Beverly Hills to the dismay of Lautner who thought it was an ugly, heavy job & # 39; called

The view from the living room of the house. The owner, billionaire Ron Burkle, is busy restoring and reconstructing the house

The view from the living room of the house. The owner, billionaire Ron Burkle, is busy restoring and reconstructing the house

The view from the living room of the house. The owner, billionaire Ron Burkle, is busy restoring and reconstructing the house

It is said that he thought the house was incorrectly furnished and took away from the property in later years as the 1960 Malin residence in the Hollywood Hills and the Reiner residence in Silver Lake in 1963 became one of his most famous works.

But now, almost 40 years after it was first built, the spacecraft is being restored as a theme by Lautner protégé Helena Arahuete, who worked with him for 23 years.

The multi-million project has been going on for over a year and Arahuete is rebuilding the inside of the house with natural materials.

Arahuete said about Dolores Hope: & # 39; She wanted everything very ornamented, very rich – you know, gold and pink and black and mirrors everywhere. & # 39;

The view of Palm Springs from the pool. Almost 40 years after it was first built, the house is being restored by Lautner protégé Helena Arahuete. The billion-dollar project on the 10-bedroom estate has been running for more than a year

The view of Palm Springs from the pool. Almost 40 years after it was first built, the house is being restored by Lautner protégé Helena Arahuete. The billion-dollar project on the 10-bedroom estate has been running for more than a year

The view of Palm Springs from the pool. Almost 40 years after it was first built, the house is being restored by Lautner protégé Helena Arahuete. The billion-dollar project on the 10-bedroom estate has been running for more than a year

The house went on the market after Dolores died and it was bought by investor Ron Burkle in 2016. He started working with Arahuete and Lautner's documents for the Hope house in the Getty archive.

The house went on the market after Dolores died and it was bought by investor Ron Burkle in 2016. He started working with Arahuete and Lautner's documents for the Hope house in the Getty archive.

The house went on the market after Dolores died and it was bought by investor Ron Burkle in 2016. He started working with Arahuete and Lautner's documents for the Hope house in the Getty archive.

The view from a guest room. Located on Mount San Jacinto and overlooking the Coachella Valley, the home has curved copper & # 39; mushroom & # 39; roof shaped like the nearby mountains and has around 22,000 square feet of living space

The view from a guest room. Located on Mount San Jacinto and overlooking the Coachella Valley, the home has curved copper & # 39; mushroom & # 39; roof shaped like the nearby mountains and has around 22,000 square feet of living space

The view from a guest room. Located on Mount San Jacinto and overlooking the Coachella Valley, the home has curved copper & # 39; mushroom & # 39; roof shaped like the nearby mountains and has around 22,000 square feet of living space

Comedian Bob Hope breakfast at home with his wife, Dolores. Bob died in 2003 at the age of 100. His second wife Dolores, whom he married in 1934, died at 102 in 2011 and the house went on the market for $ 50 million

Comedian Bob Hope breakfast at home with his wife, Dolores. Bob died in 2003 at the age of 100. His second wife Dolores, whom he married in 1934, died at 102 in 2011 and the house went on the market for $ 50 million

Comedian Bob Hope breakfast at home with his wife, Dolores. Bob died in 2003 at the age of 100. His second wife Dolores, whom he married in 1934, died at 102 in 2011 and the house went on the market for $ 50 million

Architect Lautner was reportedly furious about what he considered to be much interference by the Hopes and called it an ugly, heavy job & # 39;

Architect Lautner was reportedly furious about what he considered to be much interference by the Hopes and called it an ugly, heavy job & # 39;

Architect Lautner was reportedly furious about what he considered to be much interference by the Hopes and called it an ugly, heavy job & # 39;

The futuristic mansion, overlooking Coachella Valley, remains the most famous accommodation in Hope, which was very passionate about architecture.

& # 39; If the Martians would ever come to earth, they would know where to land & # 39 ;, Hope once said about his concrete, steel and glass house.

Located on Mount San Jacinto to have a spectacular view of the Coachella Valley, it has curved copper & # 39; mushroom & # 39; roof shaped like the nearby mountains and has around 22,000 square feet of living space.

The house, which has 12 bathrooms, was built in 1979 and the unique design is somewhat reminiscent of the USS Enterprise.

Bob died in 2003 at the age of 100 and his long career saw him meet presidents, a star in films, and travel the world to fire his famous one-liners.

His second wife Dolores, whom he married in 1934, died at 102 in 2011 and the house went on the market for $ 50 million. It would eventually fall to $ 24,999,000.

It was picked up by investor Ron Burkle in 2016, who said: “When I first met Helena, I had a good feeling about the potential for the house.

& # 39; Helena's office walls were filled with photos of many of my favorite houses. Helena had a role in designing them all with Lautner. & # 39;

He added: & # 39; I want the Hope house to remain something that the Coachella Valley community is proud of. & # 39;

The futuristic mansion, overlooking Coachella Valley, remains the most famous accommodation in Hope, which was very passionate about architecture. & # 39; If the Martians would ever come to Earth, they would know where to land & # 39 ;, Hope once said

The futuristic mansion, overlooking Coachella Valley, remains the most famous accommodation in Hope, which was very passionate about architecture. & # 39; If the Martians would ever come to Earth, they would know where to land & # 39 ;, Hope once said

The futuristic mansion, overlooking Coachella Valley, remains the most famous accommodation in Hope, which was very passionate about architecture. & # 39; If the Martians would ever come to Earth, they would know where to land & # 39 ;, Hope once said

The view from the patio. The walls are clad in wood and thousands of meters of LED tubes added

The view from the patio. The walls are clad in wood and thousands of meters of LED tubes added

The view from the patio. The walls are clad in wood and thousands of meters of LED tubes added

It is said that Lautner felt that the house was decorated incorrectly and that he later distanced himself because the 1960 Malin residence in the Hollywood Hills and the Reiner residence in Silver Lake in 1963 became some of his most famous works.

It is said that Lautner felt that the house was decorated incorrectly and that he later distanced himself because the 1960 Malin residence in the Hollywood Hills and the Reiner residence in Silver Lake in 1963 became some of his most famous works.

It is said that Lautner felt that the house was decorated incorrectly and that he later distanced himself because the 1960 Malin residence in the Hollywood Hills and the Reiner residence in Silver Lake in 1963 became some of his most famous works.

Parts added by the Hopes in 1995 were removed and interiors designed based on Lautner's original vision

Parts added by the Hopes in 1995 were removed and interiors designed based on Lautner's original vision

Parts added by the Hopes in 1995 were removed and interiors designed based on Lautner's original vision

Plants added by the Hopes for extra privacy have now been removed to give a clear view of the San Jacinto Mountains

Plants added by the Hopes for extra privacy have now been removed to give a clear view of the San Jacinto Mountains

Plants added by the Hopes for extra privacy have now been removed to give a clear view of the San Jacinto Mountains

And the addition of plants for extra privacy added by the Hopes has now been removed to allow a clear view of the San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs and a new 140-meter infinity pool has been built

And the addition of plants for extra privacy added by the Hopes has now been removed to allow a clear view of the San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs and a new 140-meter infinity pool has been built

And the addition of plants for extra privacy added by the Hopes has now been removed to allow a clear view of the San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs and a new 140-meter infinity pool has been built

The futuristic mansion is the most famous property of Hope, who was very passionate about architecture

The futuristic mansion is the most famous property of Hope, who was very passionate about architecture

The futuristic mansion is the most famous property of Hope, who was very passionate about architecture

The concrete, steel and glass house was built in 1979 and has approximately 22,000 square feet of living space. The house was built with ten bedrooms, and Bob apparently did not like to be caught, because there are also 12 bathrooms

The concrete, steel and glass house was built in 1979 and has approximately 22,000 square feet of living space. The house was built with ten bedrooms, and Bob apparently did not like to be caught, because there are also 12 bathrooms

The concrete, steel and glass house was built in 1979 and has approximately 22,000 square feet of living space. The house was built with ten bedrooms, and Bob apparently did not like to be caught, because there are also 12 bathrooms

He said of hope: & # 39; They were leaders in philanthropy and in support of our troops around the world. They formed a large part of the Palm Springs community and its history. & # 39;

After searching the Getty archive for Lautner, the papers for the Hope house were found.

Parts added by the Hopes in 1995 were removed and interiors designed based on Lautner's original vision.

The walls are now lined with wood, thousands of meters of LED tubes have been added and a new, 140-meter long infinity pool has been built.

Plants added by the Hopes for extra privacy have now been removed to allow a clear view of the San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs.

Architect Arahuete added: & # 39; Architecture is art. You see a painting or a wall painting in two dimensions against a wall. A sculpture – you can walk around and view it from different angles.

& # 39; But good architecture is almost like being inside the sculpture and the art around you, and the way you frame the views – if you're lucky enough to be able to design in an area with beautiful views – Then the views become like the permanent work of art that is constantly changing with the seasons and the light of day. & # 39;

The entertainer was often cited as the largest private landowner in California.

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