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Seven months after the death of Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy Award-winning writer-producer’s modern (and green) oasis in the Pacific Palisades is on the market for $18 million. The proceeds of the sale will go into a trust in Simon’s name.
Situated just off the Pacific Coast Highway and a short distance from the beach and Palisades Park, the 58,742-foot lot boasts a 7,124-square-foot four bedroom, seven bathroom main house that is LEED Certified Gold and was constructed in 2010. The front home, which is designed with a floating staircase, high ceilings and a roof terrace as well as a variety of sustainable materials and energy-saving features, was commissioned by Simon, who died in March following his February 2013 diagnosis with terminal colon cancer.
Residents can entertain guests in the front home’s theater/bar/game room that is connected to a stone deck with a cascading infinity-edge pool and overlooks views of the Bailey House and an extensive green garden.
would be enraged” says friend Merrill Markoe, as Simon’s estate sits at the center of a bizarre fight surrounding his beloved-yet-volatile pooch Columbo and the trust that’s stopped paying for his care and hasn’t kept the money flowing to the animal-rights organizations to whom Simon had dedicated his life (and fortune): “He would never cut off funds to his own f—ing dog!””]
Regarded as the centerpiece of Sam Simon’s Estate, Richard Neutra‘s Bailey Case Study House #20 is situated behind the backyard pool on an expansive lawn. The Bailey House, built in 1948, is one of only 34 homes designed as part of the Case Study House program; 24 were constructed and only 21 remain (only one of Neutra’s designs was built). Inside the one bedroom, two bathroom Bailey House, which was renovated by architects and restoration artists Marmol Radziner, guests can take in views of the garden through floor-to-ceiling wide windows from every room of the structure.
The swimming pool and outdoor sauna are surrounded by palms and vegetation, and the property’s large green lawn and seating area allow for residents and guests to maximize the estate’s private outdoors.
The Sam Simon Estate is listed on The Agency. See photos below.
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