The estate of the late Sam Simon, a co-creator of The Simpsons and a guy with great architectural taste, has hit the market in Pacific Palisades and includes not only a genuine 1948 Case Study House, but also a whole other, much more modern house, too. This is quite the two-for-one deal, even at this price. The Case Study House #20 (aka The Bailey House), designed by Richard Neutra, was just the cool house next door until Simon bought it in 2004 from its then-owners and added it to his existing property, says the Wall Street Journal. Shortly after that, Simon hired the firm Marmol Radziner to restore the place.
About three years after buying the Neutra, in 2007, there was a damaging fire in the house Simon had been living in, so he had a new one built. That structure—a 7,124-square-foot, four-bedroom house— stands alongside the Case Study House now. That LEED-Gold-certified house was finished in 2010 and is outfitted with "energy conservation technology" and was built with "sustainable and recycled, toxin free materials." Simon used the larger, newer house as his main residence and living quarters, while using CSH #20 as offices and guest quarters. Simon died earlier this year. The property, which measures about one-and-a-half acres, is asking $18 million.
· 14800 Corona Del Mar | Pacific Palisades [The Agency]
· 'Simpsons' Co-Creator's Estate With Neutra-Designed Home Asks $18 Million [WSJ]
· Simpsons Co-Creator Selling Rustic Canyon House Designed By and For Architect Thornton Abell [Curbed LA]