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Bob Hope's Palm Springs UFO Home Goes On Sale (PHOTOS)

03/04/2013 05:37 pm ET

Since its completion in 1980, Bob Hope and his family owned a well-known Palm Springs mansion fit for a king (or as some would argue ... an alien?). Now, the extravagant residence that used to belong to America's favorite star officially hit the market. Listed by Ann Eysenring of Partners Trust in Beverly Hills and Patrick Jordan and Stewart Smith of Windermere Real Estate in Palm Springs, Hope's legendary home is up for grabs at an asking price of $50 million. And judging by the sheer wow-factor of the home and its interiors, we think the hefty price tag does the colossal space justice.

The house is nothing short of magnificent. Built at the tail end of the 1970s, the massive, sweeping structure was designed by John Lautner, an influential American architect whose work has been regularly characterized as possessing a "space-age flair"-- which probably explains the mansion's UFO feel. The estate is perched atop Southridge with a 360 view overlooking the entire Coachella Valley, among other natural Southern Californian wonders. Covering 22,000 square feet, the list of luxurious amenities includes a pool, pond, tennis court, outdoor fireplace, 360 degree views and more.

What impressed us most, of course, is the home's extraterrestrial feel. We rounded up seven other homes that were inspired by UFOs -- and this home's curious design fits right in. Check out exclusive photos of the property, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Bob Hope's Palm Springs Estate

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