Adam Levine, of the band Maroon 5, and NBC’s The Voice, with his prized 1958 Porsche Speedster near his Los Angeles home, decorated by Mark Haddawy
The Maroon 5 front man’s California pad combines midcentury sophistication with a shot of bachelor attitude
As anyone who has watched even a little MTV knows, Los Angeles rock-star bachelor pads tend to fall into two distinct categories: louche Vegas-like fantasies or high-tech digs crammed with the latest toys for boys. And yet the home of arguably the most sizzling rock star on the planet right now – Adam Levine, the front man for Maroon 5 – conforms to neither stereotype.
His immaculately refurbished 1940s ranch-style dwelling, suspended high above the city, in the Hollywood Hills, and outfitted with classics by Jean Prouvé, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Arne Jacobsen, and other 20th-century-design icons, has a quiet, meticulous air. It is unmistakably the habitat of a man who is confident in his tastes.
Levine has plenty to feel confident about. His infectious hits, among them “She Will Be Loved,” “Makes Me Wonder,” and last year’s number one, “Moves Like Jagger,” have propelled Maroon 5 to three Grammys, sold more than 15 million records, and landed Levine a prime-time turn as a judge and coach on NBC’s The Voice. He has poised, conspicuous star power – extravagant tattoos, matinee-idol looks, a Victoria’s Secret model on his arm – and his career and his residence are all of a piece. “Furnishing a home is no different than going into the studio and making music,” Levine says. “You want to make sure you’ve pared down all the extra details so that in the end, every stitch has a context uniquely yours.” architecturaldigest
Mark Seliger portrait of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg is displayed against the living room’s rosewood-paneled wall. The circa-1960 sideboard is by Arturo Pani.
The stainless-steel kitchen features a table by Florence Knoll from Metro Retro Furniture with a set of Arne Jacobsen chairs; the vintage light fixture is by Stilnovo, the espresso machine at right is by Miele, the wine cooler below it is by Viking, the sink fittings are by Dornbracht, and the range is by Thermador.
One end of the master bedroom includes a Wurlitzer baby grand piano, a custom-made ottoman, and a work on paper by Ed Ruscha.