Perhaps coach Adam Levine of "The Voice" got tired of being "the landlord." At any rate, the Maroon 5 frontman has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $3.55 million in an off-market deal.
The remodeled Midcentury Modern-style home sits on a half-acre lot with a separate guest unit. Features include two interior fireplaces, a home theater, an exercise room, a security system, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Walls of glass open to an outdoor fireplace, swimming pool and spa.
Levine, 34, is the lead singer and guitarist for the Grammy-winning pop rock band Maroon 5. He has worked with Kanye West, Natasha Bedingfield and 50 Cent, among others. The singer-songwriter became a coach on "The Voice" two years ago. He launched a fragrance line this year.
He bought the property in 2005 for $3.195 million and had been leasing it out at $10,000 a month. Last fall, the Real Estalker blog reported that the musician was floating the Hollywood Hills home for sale as a pocket listing in the high $3-million range.
Levine bought a ranch-style house on 3.6 acres in the Beverly Crest area in October for $4.83 million.
Condo can't contain superhero
Actress Scarlett Johansson continues to clean house in the Los Angeles real estate market.
Last year she sold the Wong House in Los Feliz for $3.5 million. Now she has unloaded what Celebuzz calls her "bachelorette pad" in Hollywood for $470,000, public records show.
The unit, with city views, features one bedroom, two bathrooms, marble countertops and 1,148 square feet of living space. Amenities at the building, constructed in 1965, include a doorman, a swimming pool and a gym.
Johansson, 28, starred last year as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in "The Avengers" and will reprise the role next year in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." She played Janet Leigh in "Hitchcock" (2012) and she'll star in "Don Jon," due out in September.
The condo was purchased in 2003 for $372,000.
Daniel Lam of Sotheby's International Realty was the listing agent. Ian Rhodes of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills represented the buyer.
Sunset Strip living at $28.8 million
Actor Brad Blumenthal and co-developer/owner Leo Hauser have an investment property in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $28.8 million.
Perched above the Sunset Strip, the more than one-acre compound has panoramic city views and 13,000 square feet of living space in three structures — a main house, a guesthouse and a gym/wellness center above the garage.
Designed by Hagy Belzberg, the contemporary estate features spaces for indoor-outdoor living, a swimming pool and a lawn. There are eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
Blumenthal played Jerry Lewis in "Pulp Fiction" (1994). He has been in such movies as "Volcano" (1997) and "Goosed" (1999).
Blair Chang, Bill Rose and Mauricio Umansky of the Agency in Beverly Hills and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland/Christie's International Real Estate are the listing agents.
'Scandal' star lists bungalow
Actress Darby Stanchfield has listed a home in the Hollywood Hills for $969,000.