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Bob Hope's Toluca Lake Home Hitting the Market

The historic house was built for the late comedian more than seven decades ago.

For the first time in its more than 70-year history, Bob Hope's storied compound in Toluca Lake is getting poised to change hands.

Built as the late comedian's dream home in 1939, the 87,000-square-foot lot is about to be listed on the real estate market, and there's already some interested buyers lining up, according to the Tolucan Times.

The property is located at 10346 Moorpark Street, an address where kids in the area knew they could score full-sized candy bars and silver dollars on Halloween, the Tolucan Times reports.

Hope's house is 15,000 square feet in size and has eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and sits on an 87,000-square-foot lot.

No exact price has been set yet.

Hope lived at the compound until his death in 2003 at the age of 100, while his wife, Dolores Hope, died at 102 last year.

To learn more about Bob Hope's life in Toluca Lake, as well as other classic film stars, click here.

To read our coverage of Dolores Hope's passing last year, click here.

beth eras December 05, 2012 at 06:41 PM
It would be awful if a developer got their hands on this one.
Adam December 06, 2012 at 06:33 PM
I agree. It's sad enough that the Hope family won't be keeping it, but it will be much worse if some tasteless developer destroys it by turning it into a grotesque, overbuilt monstrosity which has been the fate of so many other historical homes in Los Angeles.
Jolie January 10, 2013 at 08:21 AM
My exact thoughts! This is just the most dreadful of news. I can't believe no one in the Hope family cared to apply for Historical Monument status so that the beautiful neighborhood he built isn't destroyed. It was my understanding that they (Bob & Dolores) purchased the property across the street for that reason. Then donated the property to their church St. Charles Borromeo. They did so much for the community of Toluca Lake I can't imagine that no one is taking care that this property isn't destroyed by the tacky, tasteless condo-virus that has infected every other vacant lot in our neighborhood. If it's multi-zoned ... like most of Toluca Lake, we're screwed! Horrible news indeed.

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