This flip was a gamble, but the house is spectacular. So the $47.5 million rocker Adam Levine and Victoria’s Secret angel Behati Prinsloo are asking for the property might be close to the mark, even if they did buy the home in March of last year for $33.9 million.
The house—a one-time home of tennis legend Pete Sampras, among other notables—has by all accounts been heavily renovated in the duration of the couple’s ownership. As it stands, the house is a 10,000 square-foot Manor-style that looks marvelously period outside, and tastefully contemporary within. It was built in the early 1930’s, and looks very much the part of an extravagant Beverly Hills home of the period, with rambling architecture, stucco, a decorative turret, a grand double-staircase entry, and a lengthy series of attractive dormer windows.
The renovation of the six-bedroom, twelve-bath home has brightened considerably, one would expect; paneling and ceilings which may have been original wood before are now painted over, giving the home a less intense feel…although it’s tough to determine which renovations were carried out by television producer Max Mutchnik—who sold the home to Levine and Prinsloo—and which followed.
Spaces are generously proportioned; the living room is fifty feet long, and there are two kitchens in the main house. Amenities include a screening room, an office (Gibson J-200 probably not included with sale), maid’s quarters, and a wet bar in the massive living room. Exterior features include over an acre of sylvan Beverly Hills land—enough to comfortably accommodate a tennis court, a detached guest house, a putting green, a pool and sunlounge, and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven.
Adam Levine is the frontman of pop rock sensation Maroon 5. He’s also been a coach on NBC’s The Voice for 16 seasons.