Pacific Palisades estate of ‘Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon sells for $12.5 million

The estate of late writer, director and producer Sam Simon, who with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening co-created the television series “The Simpsons,” has sold in Pacific Palisades for $12.5 million.

The two-part compound, which includes one of the original Case Study Houses, came to market last September for $18 million. More recently it was listed for $14.9 million, records show.

Sited on 1.3 acres of grounds, the estate features the Stuart Bailey House, designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra. The Bailey House was part of the postwar Case Study Program from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s that encouraged experimentation in home-building and design.

Simon commissioned design firm Marmol Radziner to renovate and restore the home during his ownership; he used the residence, now a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, as a guest house.


Across from the Bailey House, the main residence was completed in 2014 and incorporates a number of recycled and toxin-free materials into its LEED Certified Gold design. The 8,959 square feet of interiors feature interior archways, a double-height living room and a theater/game room with a wet bar. A hand-blown glass chandelier tops a foyer and modern floating staircase.

The master suite has a sitting area, a fireplace and a balcony overlooking the grounds. There are four bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two powder rooms

A stone deck, an infinity-edge swimming pool, mature trees and lawns fill the park-like setting.

Simon, who died last year at 59 after a battle with colon cancer, wrote for such shows as “Taxi” and “Cheers” before helping develop the long-running animated sitcom. The nine-time Emmy winner left “The Simpsons” in 1993, but remained an executive producer for the show.

Billy Rose and Stephen Sigoloff of The Agency were the listing agents. Loraine Silver of Partners Trust Santa Monica repped the buyer.

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