This ranch-style home was designed by Case Study architect JR Davidson and was shot by legendary architectural photographer Julius Shulman, but it’s perhaps most recognizable as the TV home of Jack Bauer—the special agent and very efficient multi-tasker played by Kiefer Sutherland in 24.
The 5,894-square-foot residence in Encino was constructed in 1939, shortly after Davidson returned to Los Angeles after a brief stint in Chicago. The German-born architect later went on to participate several times in the influential Case Study program sponsored by Arts and Architecture Magazine. Davidson, in fact, designed the very first Case Study home in 1946 (though it later achieved the ignominious distinction of also being the first of the houses to be torn down).
The single-story five-bedroom home has been significantly updated over the years, but Davidson’s fluid floor plan and airy design appears to have been left fairly intact. Situated on a roughly two-third-acre lot, the home includes a number of outdoor features a large yard, pool, spa, fire pit, and patio shaded by a long pergola.
The house was pocket listed in September for $4.25 million, but now it’s hit the multiple listing service and the price has dropped to $3.999 million.
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