Adam Levine: Never Going to Leave this…House?

Adam Levine, lead singer of the hit band Maroon 5 and judge on NBC’s hit show The Voice, does not have the typical “MTV crib” mansion. In a recent interview with Architectural Digest, Levine showcased his newly remodeled bachelor pad on the side of Bronson Canyon, high above the city in the Hollywood Hills.

He talked about his perspective on design, saying “furnishing a home is no different than going into the studio and making music – you want to make sure you’ve pared down all the extra details so that in the end, every stitch has a context uniquely yours.”

Levine turned to close friend Mark Haddawy for guidance on the design of his new home. Haddawy is a 20th century design collector and co-owner of Resurrection, a vintage clothing boutique located in L.A. and Manhattan. The 1940’s ranch-style dwelling originally featured four bedrooms, but with Haddawy’s advice they tore down the internal walls to convert the home into one (very) large, breathable, light-filled space.

Concrete walls, rosewood paneling, and Carrara marble in the bathroom creates a sensual contrast of textures, and throughout the abode, furniture and housewares from famous architects including Jean Prouve, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, and Arne Jacobson  give the place a distinctly modern feel. Artwork from artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Mark Seliger, and Andy Warhol adorn the walls. And a 1920’s Persian carpet lends a visual contrast to the midcentury furnishings and burgundy velvet curtains in the living room.

It all works together to create a look Levine also told Architectural Digest was “Hollywood without being ‘Hollywood.’ Hmm,I wonder if that is also what he is going for with his team on The Voice…