Monday, October 29, 2012

Maroon 5's Adam Levine Buys in Beverly Hills

BUYER: Adam Levine
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
PRICE: $4,380,000
SIZE: 6,539 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Its no surprise to anyone in the celebrity real estate gossip game that tatted-up and famously promiscuous model-squiring Maroon 5 lead singer turned televised singing contest judge (The Voice) has been on the hunt for new digs in Tinseltown.

Back in early September, in fact, our trusted informant Butty Butterlips tattled to Your Mama that Mister Levine was allowing one of Tinseltown's more successful real estate agents to quietly shop his house—a low-slung, contemporary art-filled one-bedroom bachelor pad perched on a private hillside above Bronson Canyon in the star-studded Los Feliz area—with an asking price in the high three millions and back in March 2012 the property was featured in a glossy and adoring article in Architectural Digest, often but not always a sign a celeb-owned home is or will soon go up for sale.

What did come as a bit of a surprise, at least to Your Mama, was an covert communique we received today from an inside source who snitched that Mister Levine has already quietly acquired up a new crib in the Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills. Redfin agent Corina Galen says, "Benedict Canyon in Beverly Hills is a great area for celebrities. There are a lot of homes with spectacular views and plenty of privacy, which makes it a hot spot for high profile clients."

A quick perusal of property records confirms that Mister Levine, through the same trust that shows up on the deeds and documentation for his home in Los Feliz, paid $4,380,000 for the so-called Benedict House, a 3.66 acre gated estate on a canyon view ridge in a small, gated enclave high above Bev Hills called Wallingford Estates.

Listing information shows the sprawling, single story ranch house was originally built in 1940, measures in at 6,539 square feet and contains a total of six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Although "meticulously maintained," listing information suggests there's more than enough room to custom build a monstrous 20,000 square foot house. As he did with his previous home, Your Mama fully expects Mister Levine will bring in Mark Haddawy—or some other equally skilled and well-compensated lady or nice-gay decorator-designer—to doctor up transform the undeniably deluxe but decoratively anemic ranch style residence into something more befitting a sexed-up rock star. However, we don't have any reason to think he'll knock the house down to make way for a behemoth Beverly Park-style faux-French chateau or massive mock-Tuscan extravaganza. That just doesn't seem his style but, then again, what do we know? Nuthin', that's what.

Anyhoo, a long, gated driveway adds to the property's serene sense of privacy and seclusion as it sweeps across the property to a large motor court partially girdled by the main house, attached two car garage and separate studio space suitable for conversion to a screening room, guest house and/or music studio.

Pegged wood floors in the small, lackluster entrance hall continue into the formal living and dining rooms as well as into a spacious den/office complete with a fireplace and a wide bank of windows that reach from the floor almost to the ceiling.

The open plan informal living space(s) include a roomy center island kitchen with granite counter tops, ordinary white raised-panel cabinetry, a pair of dishwashers and a freakishly expensive range. A high breakfast bar separates the kitchen from a wood-floored family room with vaulted sky-lit and wood-beamed ceiling, a built in entertainment center, fireplace and French doors to the outdoor entertaining areas. An adjoining home office/craft space has a wrap-around built-in desk and cabinetry.

The back of the house opens to a tree-ringed backyard with multi-level, brick-accented stone terracing, a flat grassy pad, a vaguely piano-shaped swimming pool spa and an elevated circular spa. Set mostly out of view below the driveway towards the front of the property, a lighted championship-sized tennis court overs over the canyon in the tree tops.

As of today, based on a quick study of various property record data bases, Mister Levine continues to own his Los Feliz area residence that is not listed for sale on the open market.

listing photos: Rodeo Realty via Redfin

31 comments:

FalseProfit said...

That place is homely. Where is Mr. Lavine's taste? I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering how I feel about his music.

Gross!

Petra's said...

OMG I know the chick who lives directly across the street from this pad. I have an in to spy on my fantasy boyfriend! Hallelujah!

Wallingford Estates is definitely no Beverly Park, most of the houses are smallish 80's style boxes, and i think this house may already be the second-largest in the community.

The one exception is the huge monstrosity called "the hutton house estate" at the end of the road. It's large and gaudy enough to fit in quite well up in good ol' BP.

Anonymous said...

Those trees by the pool area need to be cut down and an infinity pool should be installed to take advantage of the great views.

Anonymous said...

Very girly house.

Anonymous said...

Makes sense, look who bought it.

Anonymous said...

mama if you dont tell us who bought madame maloofs beverly park manse and/or where her highness maloof is moving immediately i will track you down and beat that ass raw with your own wooden spoon.

Desert Donna said...

Though I am not a fan of Adam's music, I commend him on this purchase. Assuming he is not going to blade the property, ranch style is enduring, unlike say Tuscan style.

Desert Donna said...

I of course mean Tuscan style as interpreted outside of Tuscany in the USA

Anonymous said...

Ripe for a remodel! Nice property and views though. I'm a fan of Benedict Canyon as well.

StPaulSnowman said...

That freakishly expensive range will last for more than a lifetime. An AGA is the "soul" of a home but I would never have one in such a warm climate. He will probably make an AGA connoisseur very happy when he exchanges it for a Wolf behemoth.

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I discovered stars and celebrities always conscious about their living places. They want to give their families best. Levine's house is really stupendous.

Anonymous said...

I also suspect he will do a major rehab and redo of this house, which is likely why his Los Feliz pad isn't (yet) on the market. He has to stay there until this place is done over. I really like what he did in Los Feliz and can't wait to see what he does with this new place.

Lukey

Anonymous said...

I dont know what was more annoying..the code words before or the hackers now.

Elliott Broidy said...

Sure, I would take that house too!

Stephen Martin said...

Some of these will go on my dream board. Just too nice. I had never heard of Los Feliz until now but sounds good.

Anonymous said...

I think he'll level this place and build a new.

Mr. Maverick said...

Is he out of the closet already ? 'cause I so would like to be his *new* boyfriend for life !!

Carla Ridge said...

You know, I *knew* the minute I saw his Beachwood Canyon pad in the pages of AD recently that he'd be moving. That's getting to be just a little nauseating, in its repetition. Dismaying, in its regularity.

That, and the realization that practically EVERY SINGLE abode in its pages thinks it's cutting edge to mix Old & New...as if it hasnt been done for the past 40 years. I've started looking at alll shelter mags with new eyes, recently. Because, that's the only thing *new* about them.

But -- i apologize -- we didn't come here to talk about Architectural Digest, did we?

Michael in WeHo said...

I want to lick him from head to toe.

Don Juan's Wreckless Daughter said...


I'd be willing to put another bet down on him leveling this place...

I think the only thing he's interested in here is the views and the 1 +/- level part of the acreage.

Anonymous said...

All the houses way up in this area of BH are soooo ugly.

Anonymous said...

With a bit of help that could be a very nice house

Anonymous said...

....and I adore Aga's. The new ones don't have to be on all the time like in the old days.

Anonymous said...

Josh Flagg of Million Dollar Listing fame sold this.
wonder what/when his next cosmetic surgery will be?

http://joshflagg.com/2880-benedict-canyon/

Anonymous said...

As Adam's current neighbor here in the Hollywood Hills I must say I wonder how the new neighbors are gonna feel about him driving his LOUD ASS Harley at all hours and his extremely loud parties...I mean I love the dude but if I'm not on the bike or invited to the party I don't want to hear them...

Anonymous said...

I'm another current neighbor and I hope they remodel this new place quickly so that this RUDEBOY and his friends and their noise are gone. I don't of anyone who will miss this guy

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