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Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo is ready to part with Altadena home and recording studio

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Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas has listed his home with a recording studio for sale in Altadena at $2.175 million.
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Taboo, the recording artist, DJ and member of the Grammy-winning group the Black Eyed Peas, has put his home with a recording studio in Altadena on the market for $2.175 million.

The Mediterranean Revival, built in 1940 and updated in 2007 by Franco Noravian, opens to a formal living room with a two-way fireplace shared by the adjacent dining room. Box-beam ceilings and crisp white wainscoting lend a traditional vibe to the interiors.

A soundproof recording studio and an office/library are among other rooms in the 4,555 square feet of living space. An updated kitchen with a breakfast nook opens to a two-story family room. There are five bedrooms and 5.75 bathrooms as well as a sixth bedroom that was converted into a custom closet.


Patios and terrace balconies extend the living space outdoors. Lawns, mature trees and a detached four-car garage complete the nearly half-acre setting.

Vicky Botsford of Partners Trust and Thomas Atamian of Dilbeck Estates share the listing.

Taboo, whose legal name is Jaime Luis Gomez, is a six-time Grammy winner as a member of the Black Eyed Peas. Among the best-selling artists of all time, the pop/hip-hop group has hits that include “Where Is the Love,” “My Humps” and “I Gotta Feeling.”

He bought the house in 2007 for $2.2 million, records show.


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