Adam Levine buys huge house in Montecito for $52 million
Brown 5-star Adam Levine just bought a stunning colonial-style Montecito home for the colossal sum of $52 million.
The singer and his wife Behati Prinsloo, a Victoria’s Secret model, have bagged a pretty sizable California estate. The home sits on 3.5 acres and measures 10,000 square feet.
Nor are they the first famous owners of the house – named Oakview. Actor Rob Lowe previously owned the property in 2020, before selling it for $44.5 million.
Levine’s new six-bedroom, 11-bathroom Santa Barbara County residence was designed by architect Don McNulty during Lowe’s tenure, as a tribute to the actor’s antebellum Virginia-style home.
Originally sold by Lowe through The Agency, the abode is a chic mix of modern and traditional decorating ideas. Crisp white walls and dark hardwood floors give it a rich, luxurious feel.
The space quickly opens up to plenty of formal living areas, finished with fresh white paint and trendy vaulted ceilings.
Wainscoting ideas also adorn the walls, deftly framing colonial-style artwork and leather and wood furnishings. Most of the lower rooms give way to stunning exterior views of the garden and ocean in the distance.
Perhaps the most striking room on the ground floor is the enviable large kitchen. The oversized island is an instant eye-catcher, though there’s still room for eight people and a separate pantry.
And there is not one, but two kitchens in this house. A stainless steel catering kitchen is also there for family use.
Handcrafted crown molding and custom woodwork can be seen throughout the home, along with nine fireplaces.
And white marble and dark wood floors dominate the upper level, especially in the bathrooms and the spacious walk-in closet.
Some of the most striking features of Levine and Prinsloo’s new home include an enormous outdoor living room, a charming (and well-stocked) wine cellar, a cinema room, and a koi pond at the base of the expansive grounds.
Inside the cinema room, a warm mix of dark furniture and walls and lighter ceilings, to create the perfect atmosphere for a night spent snuggling under the blankets (Hermès).
But when the Levine-Prinsloo family wants to venture outside, they have plenty to keep busy.
A wrap-around deck wraps around the ground floor home and offers sweeping views of the expansive gardens and Los Angeles mountain ranges.
Beyond the porches is a sunken tennis court with not one but two viewing platforms. And, of course, alongside the outdoor living space is California essentials – a pool perfect for cooling off.
Despite its majesty, chances are it won’t be a forever family home for the famous couple. Levine and Prinsloo are fans of house flipping – having recently bought and sold several houses in Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades and another house in Montecito.
Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstates.com.