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Bob Hope’s longtime Toluca Lake estate fetches $15 million

Los Angeles businessman Ron Burkle has doubled down on Bob Hope estates, buying the late comic’s longtime Toluca Lake compound for $15 million.

Two years ago, the billionaire paid $13 million for a modernist home in Palm Springs that was designed and built by architect John Lautner for Hope and his wife, Dolores, The Times previously reported.

The Toluca Lake estate was originally designed for the Hopes in the English Traditional style by architect Robert Finkelhor. In the mid-1950s, the couple wanted a more contemporary...