By Nick Caruso & Zoe Eisenberg
John Legend Trades Spaces in NYC
Last November, nine-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Legend ditched his Bowery neighborhood apartment, making approximately $775,000 on the deal. Turns out, Legend sold to trade up to Little Italy, where he picked up this $2.495 million, 1,969-square-foot loft-style condo. With only one bedroom, his new digs feature low ceilings and an open-concept main living space, complete with white oak flooring, exposed cast iron columns, and a paneled reading nook with a gas fireplace.
Funnyman Bob Hope’s Funny Home Is Volcanic
Want to live in a house shaped like a volcano? Bob Hope did! The late comedian’s unique Palm Springs estate is built out of concrete, glass and steel, and includes a copper roof. The dome-shaped home is listed for $50 million, and was designed by prominent architect John Lautner in 1973 to resemble a volcano (or a space station, depending on who you ask). The 23,366-square-foot home has six bedrooms, 10 full baths and three half baths all surrounding an interior courtyard lit by a huge circular opening in the roof.
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