…tatted-up Maroon 5 lead singer and reality singing show mentor Adam Levine (The Voice) has not only been on the hunt for a new Los Angeles, CA house to call home but has very quietly made his current crib in the Los Feliz area available—at least to those who know which real estate agent to ringy-dingy—with an asking price, according to our freakishly well-connected snitch Betty Butterlips, in the high three millions.
Mister Levine picked up his fairly recently re-hashed and completely re-worked 1940s ranch house, perched proudly on a city-view hillside above Bronson Canyon near the tail end of a dead end private street, back in November 2005 for $3,195,000.
In early 2009 Mister Levine put his low-slung and lasciviously-decorated digs up for lease for $10,000 per month and sometime after that he engaged the (no doubt seriously expensive) services of friend and swanky vintage clothing boutique owner Mark Haddawy who reduced the number of bedrooms from four to one; filled the interiors with rosewood, marble and name-brand contemporary art; installed an all-stainless steel kitchen; boldly stuck a baby grand piano in the enlarged, cowhide-carpeted master bedroom; and, for reasons beyond our comprehension, replaced the sensational, quintessentially Old Hollywood oval-shaped swimming pool with a much more mundane rectangular one.
The extensive alterations and high-glam mid-century minded day-core was subsequently photographed for the glossy pages of Architectural Digest‘s March 2012 issue.
According to Betty Butterlips, Mister Levine might prefer to stay in his current ‘hood but is understood to want something more substantial that better reflects his continued music, showbiz, and financial success. One neighborhood tattletale told Your Mama word on the Los Feliz gossip grapevine was Mister Levine had a look-see at (but passed on) the 8,184 square foot Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion sit-com actor David Hyde Pierce and man-partner Brian Hargrove recently sold in late July (2012) for $7,050,000 to a couple of obviously very well-compensated L.A.-based attorneys.
All just celebrity real estate rumor and gossip, children, rumor and gossip.