This Pacific Palisades compound features a contemporary three-story main house, unobstructed ocean and coastline views and a guesthouse with a claim to fame. The Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen-designed Case Study No. 9 house was one of a series of inexpensive and efficient experimental homes built in the middle of the last century.
Location: 205 Chautauqua, Pacific Palisades 90272
Asking price: $15.95 million
Previously sold: In 2010 for $10 million
House size: Five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 9,500 square feet
Lot size: 43,500 square feet
Features: Gated, art gallery, two offices, library, wine cellar, gym, swimming pool, ocean views
About the area: In the first quarter, 50 single-family homes sold in the 90272 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,793,000, according to DataQuick. That was an 18.5% increase from the first quarter of 2011.