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

Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo is ready to part with Altadena home and recording studio
Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas has listed his home with a recording studio for sale in Altadena at $2.175 million. (Erik Grammer / EGP Imaging | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

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.

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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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