Maroon 5 guitarist James B. Valentine lists Midcentury stunner in Los Feliz


Maroon 5 lead guitarist James B. Valentine has listed his Los Feliz home for sale at $3.785 million.

Built in 1960, the striking Midcentury Modern-style house is known as the Steel House for its steel construction and cantilevered wing. Architect Neil A. Johnson drew inspiration from the postwar Arts & Architecture Case Study House program when designing the residence. A recent restoration by Mark Haddawy has brought it back to its original form.

Set on a knoll with city-light views, the single-story home epitomizes cool California modernism with its clean lines, overhanging eaves and walls of glass. Some 2,100 square feet of interior features Terrazzo floors, beamed ceilings and an open floor plan.


A suspended fireplace serves as the focal point in the living room, which is bordered on two sides by floor-to-ceiling windows. A garden-view dining room and an updated kitchen sit off the living room area. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The flat-roofed residence sits on about a third of an acre and has a swimming pool with a spa. Various gardens, sitting areas, a cold plunge and a sauna are tucked away on the grounds. A carport sits below the house.

Valentine, 40, was part of the musical trio Square and also played with the ska band Reel Big Fish before joining Kara’s Flowers, later renamed Maroon 5, in the early 2000s. The group is known for such hits as “Harder to Breathe,” “Makes Me Wonder” and “Moves Like Jagger.”

The band’s most recent studio album, “Red Pill Blues,” was released in 2017 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

Valentine bought the place in 2006 for $2.2 million, records show.

Juan Longfellow and Louise Leach of Deasy Penner Podley and Alex Barad of Nourmand & Associates hold the listing.