The historic estate of the Simpsons late co-creator Sam Simon, which recently captured the attention of the Wall Street Journal, is one of the most remarkable properties to hit the L.A. market in years. The estate at 14800 Corona Del Mar is situated on approximately 1.5 acres in the Pacific Palisades and features two residences – the Richard Neutra Bailey Case Study House #20 and a 7,100+ square foot contemporary, eco-friendly “main house.”
The Bailey House, the only case study home designed by the Mid-Century Modernist Neutra, has been preserved and renovated by master architects and restoration artists Marmol Radziner, an L.A.-based firm. The property now has the distinction of an L.A. Historic-Cultural Monument. Modernist aficionados and Neutra fans in particular won’t be disappointed with the painstaking restoration that was done to preserve details such as the striking walls of glass and minimalist lines that create the and indoor-outdoor flow of this one-of-a-kind property.
In contemporary contrast that melds beautifully within the compound is the main house, a 4-bedroom Gold LEED Certified home constructed in 2010 to replace the former property that was damaged in a fire. Simon’s vision for this newer home was to create a sustainable living environment using the latest in conservation technology. The result is a sanctuary that has been meticulously crafted with recycled, toxin-free materials.
“Mr. Simon’s house and the Neutra home are very different in appearance but are “sympathetic” to each other,” The Agency Co-Founder and President, Billy Rose, who holds the listing with Stephen Sigoloff, told the Wall Street Journal. The main house also incorporates open plan living, with several statement areas intended for entertaining and a seamless flow from indoor spaces to the extraordinary grounds. Amenities include a theater/bar/game room that connects directly to the expansive deck and infinity-edged pool overlooking the Bailey house and park-like property. Currently listed for $18 million, the proceeds from the sale of the estate will go to charity.