[imagesource: William Abranowicz / Architectural Digest]
Step inside celebrity couple Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s Los Angeles “sanctuary” and you will feel right at home.
That’s because there’s nothing outrageously fancy and massively extravagant, which can be typical of many celebrity homes.
Instead, it is just a comfy, simple, unpretentious family oasis.
Except for their closet, which houses Adam’s “groovy, blue-chip sneaker” collection, and is the one part of the house that’s a nod to anything rock-and-rolly besides the guitars on display in some rooms.
Of course, they had to make it chill by putting a Rick Owens daybed smack bang in the middle:
Architectural Digest has more:
“We didn’t want a palatial McMansion. That’s just not who we are,” insists the Maroon 5 frontman, who is currently touring in support of the band’s latest album, Jordi.
“We were attracted to this place because it felt homey. You could tell that kids had lived here before,” adds Behati, describing the allure of the couple’s Pacific Palisades property as a refuge for themselves and their two daughters, Dusty and Gio.
Besides her real children, Behati also refers to her art and the bonsai trees as her other little kids, which is all they brought with them when they moved to this quieter, more remote house away from the hecticness of Beverly Hills.
The LA home, which is nestled away from the street with views stretching to the ocean, was designed by ranch-style maestro Cliff May in the late 1930s.
Although, the original design elements have withered away after years of renovations.
Now, something a little more fresh stands in its place:
Adam and Behati called on the mother-and-son design duo Kathleen and Tommy Clements to help them steer clear of the bling in favour of high-design that is more serene and naturally beautiful.
About the ginormous Raymond Pettibon painting above their bed, Adam jokingly said, “It’s not exactly earthquake-friendly, but we’re willing to die for that piece of art”:
The outside of the house is thanks to landscape architect Mark Rios:
“We created a series of discrete destinations—outdoor rooms that are truly meant for living—to add variety to the experience of the garden,” Rios notes.
Those destinations include a raised platform for enjoying the sublime views, a sunken conversation pit off the den for nighttime frolics, and a pool area designed for hanging out as much as swimming.
Time to step inside for more, with the Open Door video:
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