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

Maroon 5 guitarist James B. Valentine lists Midcentury stunner in Los Feliz

By Neal J. Leitereg Maroon 5 lead guitarist James B. Valentine has listed his Los Feliz home for sale at $3.785 million. Built in 1960, the striking Midcentury Modern-style house is known as the Steel House for its steel construction and cantilevered wing. Architect Neil A. Johnson drew inspiration from the postwar Arts & Architecture… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Franklin Hills Mid-Century, $1.8M

By Philip Ferrato Built in 1965, now sensitively and recently renovated, this 4-bed, 3-bath home by architect Dick E. Lowry is a classic. Originally from Canada, Lowry worked primarily around Los Feliz and Silver Lake, and his homes are contributory structures in the area’s Modernist history. Located at 3733 Clayton Avenue, there are open houses… Keep reading

1940s Monterey Colonial seeks $4M in Los Feliz

By Bianca Barragan This “exquisitely restored” Monterey Colonial estate sits just below Griffith Park in Los Feliz. Built in 1941 but updated throughout, the two-story residence features coved ceilings, diamond-paned glass, bay windows, a glamorous entryway, and a library with wet bar. Newer additions include custom cabinetry in the kitchen, spa-like bathrooms, and a landscaped backyard with pool that’s… Keep reading

Midcentury Franklin Hills Traditional with original elements seeks $1.5M

By Bianca Barragan Located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Franklin Hills, this 1955-built Traditional home has undergone an “extensive” remodel by Graham Ferrier Architects. But it still maintains a number of original features, including hardwood floors and steel casement windows throughout, a wet bar, and a dumb waiter. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence holds custom cabinets and… Keep reading

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