Open House: Tour The Beautifully Modern Estate Of The Late “Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon

Open House: Tour The Beautifully Modern Estate Of The Late “Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon

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.

Built for Stuart and Lucia Bailey, the home’s living room has floor-to-ceiling glass and a sliding door that opens to a slate terrace.

The house originally had two bedrooms, each with floor-to-ceiling glass.

Another view of the covered walkway.

Mr. Simon’s primary home, which is adjacent to the Neutra house.

A glass Dale Chihuly sculpture hangs in the entryway.

A bathroom.

The estate of Sam Simon, co-creator of ‘The Simpsons,’ is listing his 1½-acre property in Pacific Palisades, Calif., for $18 million. The property includes this 2,000-square-foot 1948 home designed by Richard Neutra as part of Arts & Architecture magazine’s Case Study House Program.

The house was small, but Mr. Neutra wrote in Arts & Architecture that “smallness may be stretched by skill of space arrangement and by borrowing space from the outdoors in several directions.”

As the Bailey family grew, Mr. Neutra designed an addition with more bedrooms connected to the main house by a covered walkway.

The 1 1/2-acre property is meticulously landscaped. Mr. Simon purchased the Neutra house in 2004.

Completed in 2010, the contemporary house has ceilings as high as 25 feet in some places.

The house has four bedrooms.
via BI

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