Maroon 5’s Adam Levine looks to part with his updated crib in Beverly Crest
Readying the crib is a common task for most expectant parents, but in the case of Adam Levine, he’s put his up for sale. The singer-songwriter and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, have listed their home in the Beverly Crest area for $17.5 million.
Reached by a winding and gated drive, the single-story house recently saw a top-to-bottom renovation that deviated from its original ranch design in favor of a more contemporary flavor.
Living spaces have been transformed into an open plan and feature vaulted ceilings, rows of skylights and exposed beams. Sliding walls of glass bring views of the grounds and the surrounding canyons inside.
A great room with a stone-clad fireplace, a media room with velvet blue seating, a den/library and a gym/spa lie within the 7,100 square feet of interiors. A chef’s kitchen draws the eye with vibrant zebrawood cabinetry.
There are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in all.
Elsewhere on the property is a custom two-story garage that has an elevator with a motorized car lift; Levine is an avid motorcyclist. A game/car room with a speakeasy-style bar also sits in the garage.
A swimming pool, a spa, a lighted basketball court and mature landscaping make up the nearly 4-acre setting. A motor court sits off the entrance to the home.
Levine bought the house four years ago for $4.83 million, records show. He and Prinsloo, who are expecting their first child later this year, married in 2014.
Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency holds the listing.
Levine, 37, is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning pop rock band Maroon 5. He has appeared on the competition reality series “The Voice” since 2011.
He’s flipping the script
Paul Wesley of “The Vampire Diaries” fame has put his contemporary-style home in the Studio City hills up for sale at $2.245 million.
It was just a year ago that the actor bought the Jay Vanos-designed house from Charlie Gillingham of the Counting Crows. Since then, he’s paid great attention to the interiors, adding a Sonos system, new cabinetry, custom drapes and an in-wall home theater. The grounds have also been redone with outdoor lighting and a 1-ton stone fountain imported from Asia.
Built in 2010, the 3,240-square-foot house has a clean look, with gallery walls, vaulted truss ceilings and light bamboo floors throughout. Clerestories, walls of windows and multiple decks take in city and mountain views.
Open-plan living and dining rooms, a chef’s kitchen with walnut cabinetry, a library/den and an office are among the common areas. The master suite features remote-controlled blinds and a fireplace, for a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Outdoors, hedged and fenced grounds are filled with mature trees, lawns and a private hiking trail. A three-car garage sits off the gated entrance.
Carl Gambino of Westside Estate Agency holds the listing.
Wesley, 33, has appeared on “The Vampire Diaries” since 2009. His other television credits include “Everwood,” “24” and “Army Wives.”
He will appear in the upcoming Kevin Pollak comedy “The Late Bloomer.”
Musically inclined in the Hills
Grammy-winning disc jockey, producer and songwriter Thomas Pentz, known by his stage name Diplo, has bought a Hollywood Hills house for $2.425 million.
The four-story contemporary in the Beachwood Canyon area makes the most of its site, with walls of glass and outdoor terraces taking in city, canyon and ocean views. A top-floor master suite and adjoining balcony center on the Hollywood sign and ocean.
The 2,500 square feet of white-walled interiors include a first-floor studio and two additional master suites on the second level. Open-plan living and dining rooms and a modern kitchen fill the third floor.
A courtyard with a succulents wall and a cedar hot tub extends off the second level. There’s also a two-car garage.
The house was listed for sale at $2.449 million or for lease at $12,500 a month, records show. It previously changed hands five years ago for $560,000.
Imraan Ali of Keller Williams Larchmont was the listing agent. Farrah Aldjufrie of the Agency repped the buyer.
Diplo, 37, and his collaborative partner Skrillex won a pair of Grammy Awards this year for their dance/electronic album “Jack U” and the single “Where Are U Now,” which featured Justin Bieber. He co-founded electronic music group Major Lazer in 2008.
Real estate shuffle, Part 2
Screenwriter and producer Alan Ball, who put his compound in Hollywood Hills up for sale earlier this year, is looking to pare down his portfolio even further. He’s put his equestrian estate in Ojai’s East End neighborhood on the market for $5.89 million.
Set across a cresting hilltop, the Mediterranean retreat takes in sprawling views of the Ojai Valley floor, surrounding vistas and a nearby reservoir. Forty acres of grounds include horse facilities, a two-room office/studio, a covered dog run, an aviary, native landscaping and trails.
In the main house, built in 1960 and since updated, there’s a living room with vaulted ceilings and a stone fireplace, a family/media room and a chef’s kitchen with a long island. Saltillo tile, rustic fixtures and warming hues lend a pastoral note to the 4,336 square feet of interior space.
An upstairs master suite has a separate dressing room, for a total of three bedrooms and four full bathrooms. French doors off the master bedroom open to a balcony overlooking the grounds.
Outdoors, a cobblestone patio sits off the family room and kitchen areas. Lawns, drought-tolerant flora, citrus groves and mature oaks complete the scenic setting.
The house last changed hands five years ago for $3.34 million, property records show.
Steven Streich of Village Properties, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, holds the listing.
Ball, 59, is known for writing “American Beauty.” The Oscar and Emmy winner created and produced the series “True Blood” and “Six Feet Under.” His other producer credits include the TV show “Banshee” (2013-15).
His Hollywood Hills home is currently listed for sale at $8.25 million.
Teeny house yields big sale
French film director Louis Leterrier, whose credits include “Transporter” (2002) and “The Incredible Hulk” (2008), has sold his quaint home in Venice for $4.95 million. At just 784 square feet in size, that works out to about $6,314 per square foot (or $2.475 million per bedroom) for the two-bedroom bungalow built in the early 1920s.
It was undoubtedly the potential for future development that sold the buyer. The red-painted home on a walk street occupies a coveted double lot of slightly less than 7,000 square feet. On the Westside of Los Angeles, particularly in the Venice area, that kind of room to move usually will command a higher price than the structure itself.
As for Leterrier, he nearly doubled his money on the sale. Property records show that the filmmaker bought the home three years ago from actor Harris Yulin for $2.7 million.
Kerry Ann Sullivan and Tami Pardee of Halton Pardee & Partners were the co-listing agents. Todd Stein of Campbell Wellman Properties represented the buyer.
Leterrier, 43, directed the recently released comedy “The Brothers Grimsby,” which stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Rebel Wilson and Mark Strong. Among his other screen credits is “Unleashed” (2005) and “Clash of the Titans” (2010).
He reportedly will direct an adaptation of “The Fireman,” a novel by Stephen King’s son Joe Hill.
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