Maroon 5’s Guitarist Lists a Mid-century Stunner in Los Feliz for $3.8M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo Located in Los Feliz, the Steel House was built by architect Neil M. Johnson in 1960. Inspired by the Case Study program, the home features a low, rectangular roofline with cantilevered eaves, expansive walls of glass, and a sturdy steel frame. The Steel House also recently underwent a major renovation under… Keep reading

Soothing Spanish-style in Pasadena seeks $1.5M

By Jenna Chandler This old Spanish dame designed by Gothic church architect Harold Huxtable Martin has been reinterpreted by Herringbone Design. In remodeling the home, which was built in 1924, Herringbone opened up the floor plan and added custom cabinets, several pairs of French doors, a tray ceiling in the living room, and wide-plank Oak floors. Blessedly,… Keep reading

Southern California’s Case Study Homes Reimagined Modern Living, and Remain Relevant Today

By Anne Machalinski On a Friday afternoon in the spring, a small group wandered below a canopy of towering eucalyptus trees in an idyllic and sun-dappled Southern California yard. The Pacific Ocean below sparkled a dazzling shade of blue, birds chirped and sang overhead, and cheerful bright orange poppies blanketed a nearby hillside embankment. The… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: A Modernist Masterpiece In Los Feliz, $3.8M

By Philip Ferrato Exquisitely elevated and balanced above its site, the Steel House by architect Neil A. Johnson AIA has come back on the market after a comprehensive, multi-year renovation overseen by the noted architectural conservator/house whisperer Mark Haddawy for the home’s current owner, James Valentine, the musician, songwriter and lead guitar for Maroon 5. Built in… Keep reading

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

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