Inside the low-key home of Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo in Los Angeles
Nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, lies Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo, a slice of private serenity.
“Beverly Hills just started to get hectic,” Levine said in the magazine’s cover story in September. “It’s oddly central, so we felt surrounded by the city. We wanted to live somewhere quieter, where you don’t hear the stress felt.”
A drawing by contemporary German artist Albert Oehlen hangs above the fireplace, while a piece by Richard Prince hugs the piece. Credit: William Abranowicz / Architectural Digest
While the couple’s job titles – pop star and model – may hint at extravagance, there is something pleasantly underrated about their asshole in Los Angeles’s upscale Pacific Palisades neighborhood. Angeles.
The property makes the most of the scenic views of the LA hills. Credit: William Abranowicz / Architectural Digest
“When things are culturally chaotic, as they have been for the past five years, it tends to favor high art,” Levine told the magazine. “Behati and I have an emotional attachment to everything we collect.” .
It’s a chic take on a family home – the one the couple share with daughters Dusty and Gio, along with their golden retriever, Charlie, and “goldendoodle” (a mix of golden retriever and poodle), Bones.
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine cover the September issue of Style of Architectural Digest. Credit: William Abranowicz / Architectural Digest
Originally built in the 1930s, the property has housed an impressive roster of Hollywood star owners over the years, from Gregory Peck to Ben Affleck. “We were drawn to this place because it felt right at home,” Prinsloo told Architectural Digest. “You could tell the children had lived here before.”
Despite the treasured artwork and the couple’s keen sense of interior design, the space is remarkably simple. Rooms appear tall and spacious in the subdued earth color palette, while tables and counters are largely left bare – aside from the odd ornament or desk lamp.
“We didn’t want a lavish McMansion. It’s just not who we are.” Levine is quoted as saying.
The Conversation Pit is located in what looks like an Italian oasis. Credit: William Abranowicz / Architectural Digest
Outside, landscape architect Mark Rios struck a similar balance between organized and laid back. Everything seems to be in harmony, from the flowers flowing over the concrete edge of a sunken outdoor seating area, to the grove of mature olive trees that dominate the family pool.
But ultimately, it’s art, not nature, that dominates the Prinsloo-Levine Residence, which sees a framed painting by contemporary artist Raymond Pettibon mounted above the couple’s bed. “It’s not exactly earthquake proof, but we’re ready to die for this piece of art,” Levine joked.