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Take a tour of “Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon’s ultra-modern estate

The home is currently on the market for $18M

October 04, 2015 10:00AM
By Business Insider


Sam Simon and his home

A sprawling Los Angeles estate that formerly belonged to Sam Simon, the late co-creator of “The Simpsons,” has hit the market for $18 million.

With a property that totals about 1.5 acres, the residence actually includes two homes: a chic modern residence and a second, more historic home designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1948. The house was part of Arts & Architecture magazine’s postwar Case Study House Program, which commissioned architects to build affordable and modern homes.

Simon died in March 2015, after a battle with colon cancer. According to the Wall Street Journal, the property is being sold by Simon’s estate, and the proceeds will be donated to charity.

Both the home designed by Neutra (right) and the contemporary main house (left) sit in stunningly green surroundings in Pacific Palisades, California.

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Neutra’s 2,000-square-foot 1948 home was one of 34 designed as part of the Case Study House Program. Today, only 21 of the original homes remain standing.

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At the time, Neutra built the residence for Stuart and Lucia Bailey, creating a clean and crisp living room that includes floor-to-ceiling glass.

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According to the New York Times, glass became the focus of his design, as he used the largest sheets he could find to create a 1,200-pound sliding-glass door leading to the terrace.

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The residence’s original design included two bedrooms, but as the Bailey family grew, Neutra designed additional bedrooms that were connected to the main house through a walkway.

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Simon’s primary home is adjacent to the property.

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Built in 2010, the contemporary home includes ceilings that reach as high as 25 feet in certain areas.

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In total, there are five bedrooms, complete with beautiful glass windows that let in sunshine and surround the space with nature.

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There are also nine sleek bathrooms, some of which are designed with stone and wooden features.

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The backyard includes a beautiful cascading infinity pool. It sits between the two homes.

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Over the years, Simon engaged master architects and restoration artists to preserve Neutra’s design. Today, the estate is set on magnificent private grounds that offer full privacy for its residents.

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