Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Drop $18 Million on French Regency Mansion in Holmby Hills

BUYERS: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $18,000,000
SIZE: 9,221 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine, an occasional actor and one of three coach-judges on “The Voice,” has yet to sell his custom-remodeled estate high above Beverly Hills’s Benedict Canyon — a bit more on that in a minute — but that didn’t stop him and his model wife Behati Prinsloo from shelling out $18 million for another lavish estate in L.A.’s über-fancy Holmby Hills. Completely invisible from the street behind a thick wall of foliage and privately positioned down a long, gated and hedge-lined driveway that terminates in a parking lot sized black topped motor court, the sprawling main residence, described in listing descriptions as a “majestic French Regency Estate” was designed in the mid-1960s by architect Caspar Ehmcke with five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in 9,221-square-feet of refined, elegantly proportioned and immaculately maintained if decoratively démodé interior space.

The 1.27-acre spread, last listed at $19.9 million and first listed in September 2016 with an in-hindsight frightfully optimistic price of $27,500,000, shares a long border with the prestigious Los Angeles Country Club and sits just a couple of doors down from the mall-sized mega-mansion built in the late 1980s by Aaron and Candy Spelling and now owned by Formula One Racing heiress Petra Ecclestone who has it up for grabs with a bone rattling $200 million asking price. A walled, gated and tropically landscaped entrance courtyard leads to a double set of towering, Regency-style front doors that open to a gorgeously glamorous circular foyer with champagne colored brocade wall paper, a sparkling crystal chandelier and always in vogue black and white checkerboard marble flooring. Just beyond the foyer the wall-to-wall carpeted formal living room is plenty spacious enough to comfortably accommodate multiple seating areas and includes a discreet fireplace and a full wall of floor-to-ceiling glass sliders that lead out to the pool and garden. The adjacent formal dining room, also with an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling glass sliders to the garden, has an adjoining breakfast room/solarium with a decadent semi-circular wall of windows. There’s also a large but definitely outdated kitchen with double wide center island under a massive skylight, a small den/office and a library with tracery accented painted paneled walls, built-in bookcases, a walk-in wet bar, a fireplace and a bank of floor-to-ceiling glass sliders.

A vast amount of mottled beige travertine terracing surrounds a sparkling, quatrefoil-shaped swimming pool that is, in turn, ringed by lushly landscaped grounds. A poolside cabana has an exposed wood vaulted ceiling and a wet bar and a detached two-story structure located just off the front motor court is perfectly suited for use as a guesthouse, staff quarters or, more likely given the estate’s new owner, a state-of-the-art recording studio.

The Levine-Prinsloo’s aforementioned Beverly Hills estate, which was acquired in October 2012 for $4.83 million and later completely rebuilt to the couple’s stylish specifications, was put up for sale in June 2016 at $17.5 million but was taken off the open market the following March after the price had dropped to $15.95 million. The 3.6-acre spread, which occupies a private promontory in a gated enclave with panoramic canyon views, features voluminous open-concept living spaces, a total of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a two-story car collectors garage with a speakeasy-style card room, an asymmetrical six-sided swimming pool set into charcoal-colored flagstone terracing, and a lighted tennis court converted to an outdoor basketball court. The couple also briefly owned an approximately 2,700-square-foot loft apartment in lower Manhattan that was purchased in August 2014 for $4.5 million and sold in October 2016 for $5.3 million.

Listing photos: Hilton & Hyland

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  1. dane says:

    This is not their style, not their neighborhood, but they — on some level — believe it should be. They have been told this is the most prestigious street in all of Los Angeles. Ellen DeGeneres believed the same, for about five minutes. But it’s not the place for them, as it wasn’t for her and Portia, and, to be sure, they will figure that out — probably sooner than later. There is a specific breed that can successfully inhabit this street, and it’s not them.

  2. Mark says:

    This is a great house in a great location, needs a good interior designer is all. The pool seems just a “little” to small though, if it was just another foot on all sides it would be perfect.

  3. Me says:

    He is such a loser. Silver spoon brat. “I am going to leave the US because my voice did not win” Go already!!! Get out!!!

  4. Tim says:

    Nice living for a supermodel.

  5. Rick W. says:

    Frankly, I’d rather have their Benedict Canyon house. I really hope they plan on doing another renovation/rebuild project on this place, because otherwise, it looks like my grandparents should be living here…

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