Home of the Week: In Pasadena, coaxing a 1920s gem into the present

By Neal J. Leitereg Set in the historic Prospect Park area of Pasadena, this Andalusian Spanish-style bungalow has come full circle after a recent restoration and renovation by Jeffrey Botwin and Philip Howlett of Herringbone Design. To execute their vision, which involved bringing the 1920s residence into the present, the designers removed solid walls and… Keep reading

What $1.05M buys in Los Angeles right now

By Jenna Chandler The selling points for this property: location and outdoor space. A few blocks north of Sunset Boulevard, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom was built in 2012 and has easy access to shops and eateries, Dodger Stadium, and Echo Park Lake. On a 7,405-square-foot, it’s equipped with an expansive front deck that boasts views of 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

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

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