Richard Neutra’s Bailey House Hits the Market—Along With a Lavish Mansion—for $20M

Richard Neutra’s Bailey House Hits the Market—Along With a Lavish Mansion—for $20M

Also known as Case Study House #20, the Bailey House was restored by Marmol Radziner.

Set on a lush, 1.53-acre lot in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, Case Study House #20 was designed by Richard Neutra in 1948. The pioneering architect was approached by the Baileys, a young couple, to build an affordable house that could easily be expanded as their family (and wallets) grew with time. Today, it’s not only the house, but also the site that has grown—a contemporary mansion now sits behind the renovated midcentury residence.

Richard Neutra built the Bailey House in 1948 as an affordable house for a young couple on a tight budget.

Sam Simon, co-creator of the popular animated show The Simpsons, originally purchased the Bailey House in 2004 and built the second house in 2010.

Working with limited square footage and a low budget, Neutra designed the Bailey House with flexible living areas that could expand into the large lot. Inside, natural materials clad the walls and ceilings, helping to reduce decorating costs and maintenance.

 The Bailey House and the larger home are currently for sale, and both come fully furnished.

Behind the Bailey House lies a contemporary LEED Gold-certified mansion that spans nearly 9,000 square feet with three expansive bedrooms. Other notable features include a chef’s kitchen, and living areas with double-height ceilings and curved archways. Manicured lawns cover the entire compound, and the shared grounds also feature a large swimming pool and koi pond.

The Bailey House features wood-paneled walls and numerous windows throughout. The entire home is fully modernized and restored thanks to the work of Marmol Radziner.

The firm kept some original details, including wooden cabinets in the kitchen, while replicating others—such as the vintage-style fridge that is similar to the original one seen in photos from the ’50s.

The Bailey House has two bedrooms. Here, one of the bedrooms features an original brick fireplace and windows overlooking the lush property.

Today, the property is owned by Lorna Jane Clarkson and her partner, Bill, the founders of the Australian activewear brand Lorna Jane, who enlisted the firm Marmol Radziner to restore the Bailey House.

In a previous Dwell interview, Lorna explains how they sought to stay close to Neutra’s original vision. "We wanted to showcase the midcentury design while creating a relaxed and inspiring space for me to work," she notes. "It was also important we create an active living space to share with our team and our customers."

Ready to turn the keys over to new owners, the duo recently listed the fully furnished, two-home property for $20,000,000. Keep scrolling to see more of both structures.

The original paved terrace outside the Bailey House was also restored. The modern residence can be seen in the background.

Surrounded by over an acre of lush vegetation, multiple walkways connect the two homes.

Steps away from the Bailey House, the larger residence opens to the patio via a wall of folding glass doors. Curved archways lead into the double-height living area.

A mezzanine and several interior balconies overlook the living and dining areas. A large kitchen sits in an alcove at the back.

Each of the larger home’s bedrooms offer spaces for sleeping and relaxing. Here, a look at the sunny master bedroom.

A curved glass door mimics arched features throughout the home while providing access to a balcony overlooking the backyard and pool.

The grand master bathroom features a large vanity, shower, and tub.

An office space also overlooks the backyard, with glass doors providing direct access to a patio.

A long swimming pools runs the length of the home. Spiral staircases provide access to the second level, as well as a rooftop terrace.

A nighttime view of the Bailey House right behind the pool and patio.

14800 Corona Del Mar in Pacific Palisades, California, is currently listed for $20,000,000 by Jacqueline Chernov and Kristin Alexander of Compass.

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