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Restoring Hope: Restoration of Bob Hope’s Southridge Residence

A behind the scenes look at the designing, building, and restoring of the spectacular Bob Hope Residence on Southridge presented by designer and project manager Tim Gleason.

Free, ticket required (1 hr)

Category: Free, Presentation, Talk

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Go behind the scenes of designing, building, and restoring the spectacular home of entertainer Bob Hope on Southridge. In 1969, Bob and Dolores Hope commissioned architect John Lautner to design a new home for them on the highest building site in Palm Springs. The house was conceived as a shelter from the sun and wind, with private family quarters on the upper floor, a large entertainment space on the lower level, and 360-degree views.

After many delays, the final design was started in 1977 and the completed house was much different from Lautner’s original plan. In 1995, a new addition further disrupted the original concept.  In 2016, businessman Ron Burkle purchased the house with the goal of bringing the property closer to Lautner’s original vision. Burkle hired Lautner’s long-time chief architect, Helena Arahuete (the original project architect) and designer Tim Gleason to handle the restoration. In his talk, Gleason will discuss the project and share images of the restored home.

Tim Gleason is a designer, craftsman, consultant, and curator with more than 30 years experience in architectural preservation and the decorative arts field. 

The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area.” PSPF offers free membership as a public benefit. To learn more about the work of the foundation see  

Free, Ticketed Event

Things to Know
No children or pets and no smoking.
This is a popular event so if your plans change and you need to cancel please notify us at [email protected] so that we may make the space available to someone else.
Free parking available.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.

Event Check-in Location
Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262 
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Photo Credits: Tim Gleason, Courtesy The Estate of Bob Hope, Petley Studios, Daniel Guidera, Southridge Development Company.

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