Barely a year of ownership was all Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo needed to renovate and flip this Beverly Hills home. The couple bought the property in March of last year for $33 million, and sold it this month for $45 million against a $47.5 million ask. The buyers were none other than seasoned real estate mavens Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. It stays in the A-List family, then. And the fact that the listing only surfaced a month ago is the icing on the cake.
The exterior of the main house is vine-covered, with idiosyncratic, asymmetrical architecture, stucco, a brick double stair entry, and creeping vines a-plenty. Its interiors are understated, and have been revised with an eye to contemporary tastes; after Levine and Prinsloo took ownership from former owner—television producer Max Mutchnik— an extensive renovation was conducted.
The 10,000 square-footer now boasts interiors that balance contemporary and period nicely; it’s bright, detailed, and tasteful, and the design style follows through nicely from the exterior for a cohesive whole. It dates to the 1930’s, and indications of its period extravagance are still evident beneath the surface, for example in the wood paneling that has now been whitewashed. Other concessions to the now include LED fixtures, a thoroughly contemporary kitchen, and forays into tonal moodiness.
The property exterior includes a putting green, an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, a pool with a stone surround, a tennis court (where previous owner and tennis legend Pete Sampras once played), and a detached guest house.