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Estate of “The Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Includes Architectural Treasure

It just might be the most important piece of architecture for sale in Los Angeles (if not the country) in the last decade.

The property belonging to the estate of The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, which includes the legendary Case Study House 20, is now on the market for $18 million. But this is no ordinary celebrity party pad; the property, located in the ritzy Pacific Palisades, actually comprises two different homes.

First is Case Study 20 Bailey House, designed by famed architect Richard Neutra and fully restored by Simon. Possessing Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument status, the modern architectural gem is part of a series of residential properties built by leading architects in the mid-1900s. The Simon estate boasts the only home in the Case Study series designed by Neutra.

The second part of the estate is a certified LEED Gold, four-bedroom contemporary main house, which Simon built in 2010. Measuring 7,124 square feet, the spacious home is located on beautiful, cascading grounds and was built using energy-conservation technology along with sustainable and recycled toxin-free materials.

Ideal for entertaining, the 2010 home has an open floor plan and a theater/bar/game room. A stone deck with an infinity edge swimming pool overlooks the Case Study 20 Bailey House and its lush landscaping.

“The main space in the Bailey House is architecture for the soul,” says Stephen Sigoloff, director of residential estates for The Agency, which is listing the property. “The spatial relationship between the house and the expanse of land and the extraordinary trees in view is a great sensory experience.”

Simon, who died this year, was known for his love of architecture. His interest was frequently channeled into the show, including a 2012 episode in which the Simpsons’ family home is said to have “Neutra bones.” Obviously, he didn’t have to look far from home for that episode’s inspiration.

Images courtesy of The Agency. The listing agents are Billy Rose and Stephen Sigoloff.