By BERNICE FOX
Special to Circling the News
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, have put their Upper Riviera compound on the market. They’ve only owned it for a little more than three years, buying it at the end of 2018 from Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. Garner and Affleck had bought the estate from producer Brian Grazer for $17.5 million in 2009. It was Grazer who refurbished the main 1940 home, honoring the original style of architect Cliff May.
When Levine and Prinsloo bought the place, they paid Garner and Affleck $32 million. Now they’re asking $57.5 million for the three-acre estate.
There are three buildings on the property. There’s the main house with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in about 9,000 square feet. There’s a four-bedroom guest house. And there’s another structure that serves as a gym and office. Levine and Prinsloo brought in a design team. It’s unclear what, if any, structural changes may have been made.
The pair have bought and sold a few upscale homes on the westside in the eight years they’ve been married. And last year they bought and sold an estate in Montecito, making around $5 million in about three months for that flip. While they never picked up and settled in the Montecito house, Prinsloo makes reference to their constant moving in a video posted last August for Architectural Digest.
As she and Levine take the AD cameraperson on a tour through their Riviera home, she plops into one of two big chairs that look as if they’re upholstered in fake fur. Levine says sitting in them is “like being hugged by a bear.”
Prinsloo says they are her “favorite chairs in the world. They’re so cozy. And these also come with us from house to house to house. We can’t get rid of them.”
At one point in the video they talk about permanence, while Levine points out “it’s so rare to find a property with a big yard in L.A.” like this house has.
“So I think when we saw that yard, like we just had tunnel vision for it. And we thought to imagine our kids growing up here and being able to run around.” They have two young daughters.
The video tour takes viewers to their clothes closets. In Levine’s there’s a daybed, which he calls “deeply unnecessary.” He quickly adds “this is never leaving. So, it’s never for sale. And this house isn’t for sale, either. So don’t even think about it for at least a year.”
Well, they missed that mark by a few months, putting the house on the market only seven months after this video was posted.
At the end of the video, Levine thanks Architectural Digest and says “we had a wonderful time showing you our house. We hope you guys love it as much as we do.”
They may love their Riviera house, but they’re selling it anyway.
Adam Levine’s Neighbor, Brooke Shields, Sells First
Brooke Shields finally has sold her longtime Upper Riviera home, next door to Adam Levine’s place.
Shields put the 5,400 square-foot house on the market last August for $8.2 million. She soon dropped the price. Escrow closed end of February with a sales price of $7.4 million.
The new owner is actor Sam Page. Among other roles, he’s known for playing the romantic lead in many Hallmark Channel movies. Right now, he’s in the middle of selling his current home off of Las Casas.
Shields had owned her Palisades home since 1997. She bought it during the time she was married to tennis star, Andre Agassi.
While she lived in it some of the time over the years, it was often on the rental market, as she, her longtime husband, writer-producer Chris Henchy and their children spend most of their time in New York City.
When the house went into escrow, Shields posted photos of her and the home. In a few, she’s on her deck, looking out at sweeping views of the nearby canyon – views she might miss when she’s in her New York City home.