Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine selling restored Steel House for $3.8M

By Jenna Chandler The band members of Maroon 5 sure know how to pick ’em. They’ve racked up several impressive midcentury modern residences, including this glossy steel number in Los Feliz, appropriately named The Steel House. Lead guitarist James Valentine purchased the home in 2006, paying $2.2 million, and he’s now ready to part with it. It’s come a long… Keep reading

Maroon 5 guitarist James B. Valentine lists Midcentury stunner in Los Feliz

By Neal J. Leitereg Maroon 5 lead guitarist James B. Valentine has listed his Los Feliz home for sale at $3.785 million. Built in 1960, the striking Midcentury Modern-style house is known as the Steel House for its steel construction and cantilevered wing. Architect Neil A. Johnson drew inspiration from the postwar Arts & Architecture… Keep reading

960-square-foot Sierra Madre cottage has chalet charm for $689K

By Bianca Barragan Way up in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, this Sierra Madre cottage is close to hiking trails and far from the action and crowds of city life. The 960-square-foot house in Little Santa Anita Canyon was built in 1949. It features “Swiss chalet”-style details, like the high pitched ceilings, the exposed ceiling… Keep reading

Actors Topher and Ashley Grace buy in La Cañada Flintridge

By Neal J. Leitereg Actors Topher and Ashley Grace have bought a home in leafy La Cañada Flintridge through a trust for $2.975 million. Last month, the couple put their Studio City home of two years on the market. Located in the desirable Fryman Canyon area, the updated Midcentury home is listed for $2.695 million,… Keep reading

A Tree Grows Through the Center Of This Echo Park Rental

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo Designed by Simon Storey of Anonymous Architects, you can rent this striking grownup treehouse for $9,000. From the outside, you might not even notice the giant tree growing straight up through the middle of this Echo Park, California home. But once you get inside, the solid trunk shooting up from the… Keep reading