Adam Levine and Ellen DeGeneres make mu­sic in hous­ing mar­ket

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Real Estate - By Neal J. Leit­ereg and Jack Flem­ming

No two celebri­ties have been as pro­lific in the real es­tate mar­ket in re­cent years as Adam Levine and Ellen DeGeneres. So, it’s fit­ting that the two have come to­gether on a deal of their own.

Levine and wife Be­hati Prinsloo have sold their es­tate in Bev­erly Hills to DeGeneres and her wife, ac­tress Por­tia de Rossi, for $42.5 mil­lion.

Built in 1933 and re­cently ren­o­vated, the stately two-story has more

than 10,000 square feet of liv­ing space, cus­tom steel­framed win­dows and two kitchens. Other fea­tures in­clude mul­ti­ple wet bars, a screen­ing room and a gym. A to­tal of five bed­rooms and 12 bath­rooms, which in­cludes a guest­house, rounds out the liv­ing space.

Out­side, the land­scaped es­tate has space for en­ter­tain­ing in the form of a paver pa­tio with a built-in bar­be­cue and a fire pit.

An oval-shaped swimming pool sits be­low the pa­tio area. Else­where on the acre-plus prop­erty is a

ten­nis court and a putting green.

With the pur­chase, DeGeneres and de Rossi are the lat­est to add celebrity pedi­gree to the prop­erty. In ad­di­tion to Levine and Prinsloo, the tra­di­tion­al­style home was pre­vi­ously owned by “Will & Grace” cre­ator Max Mutch­nick. Be­fore Mutch­nick, the es­tate was home to ten­nis star Pete Sam­pras and ac­tress Brid­gette Wil­son.

Levine, 40, re­cently an­nounced that he would not re­turn as a coach on the singing com­pe­ti­tion se­ries “The Voice,” on which he had ap­peared since 2010. He has won three Gram­mys as the lead vo­cal­ist for the pop-rock group Ma­roon 5.

DeGeneres, 61, has won mul­ti­ple Em­mys for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which pre­miered in 2003. Last year she co-cre­ated and pro­duced the show “Lit­tle Big Shots” with Steve Har­vey.

De Rossi, 46, has tele­vi­sion cred­its that in­clude the le­gal drama “Ally McBeal” and the sit­com “Ar­rested Devel­op­ment.”


Pro­ducer-screen­writer Peter Casey, whose cred­its in­clude sit­com sta­ples such as “Cheers,” “Wings” and “Frasier,” has put his cus­tom home in L.A.’s Toluca Lake neigh­bor­hood up for sale at $7.998 mil­lion.

The tra­di­tional-style home sits on more than an acre of grounds where co­me­dian-ac­tor W.C. Fields once had a home. The for­mer Fields res­i­dence was chopped into sec­tions and moved in 1993 to Syl­mar, where it was to be used as a child care cen­ter. The cur­rent house, de­signed by Thane Roberts, was com­pleted in 1995.

A two-story en­try with a sweep­ing stair­case sets the tone for the 6,602-square­foot in­te­rior. The lake-view for­mal liv­ing room fea­tures del­i­cate mold­ing, a fire­place and hard­wood floors. A sun­room with wall-towall pic­ture win­dows sits off the liv­ing area.

Dark wood pan­el­ing and an artis­tic plas­ter ceil­ing cre­ate vis­ual in­ter­est in the li­brary/den, which has an­other fire­place. The chef ’s kitchen is equipped with two is­lands and a break­fast room. There’s also a glass-en­closed wine cel­lar.

A mul­ti­room master suite with dual clos­ets and a fire­place is among six bed­rooms and 5.5 bath­rooms.

Out­side, ar­bors wrapped in creep­ing vines add am­biance to a din­ing pa­tio. A stone-rimmed swimming pool and spa, a lake­side sit­ting area, a fire­place and lawn com­plete the set­ting.

Casey, a seven-time Emmy Award win­ner, worked as a writer on “The Jef­fer­sons” be­fore writ­ing and pro­duc­ing scores of episodes of “Cheers.” He went on to co-cre­ate “Frasier” with writer-pro­duc­ers David An­gell and David Lee.


For­mer ac­tress Priscilla Pres­ley has made quick work of sell­ing a family home in Brent­wood.

The 1949-built res­i­dence hit the mar­ket in early May for $3.65 mil­lion and had an of­fer in hand af­ter 10 days. It sold for $3.8 mil­lion, or $150,000 more than the ask­ing price.

Owned by Pres­ley since 1976, three years af­ter she di­vorced rock ’n’ roll king Elvis Pres­ley, the sin­glestory house had been used for decades by her mother, Ann Lil­lian Wag­ner-Beaulieu.

The cor­ner-lot prop­erty has about 2,500 square feet of liv­ing space, four bed­rooms and three bath­rooms. Beamed ceil­ings top the liv­ing room, which has a fire­place. The kitchen opens to a cov­ered din­ing pa­tio.

Out­side, grounds fea­ture a con­crete pa­tio that sur­rounds the swimming pool. A lawn and ma­ture trees fill out the slop­ing lot. There’s also a two-car garage.

Pres­ley, 74, was mar­ried to Elvis from 1967 to 1973 and pre­vi­ously served as the chair­woman of Elvis Pres­ley En­ter­prises. As an ac­tress, she ap­peared in the “Naked Gun” films and on the prime-time tele­vi­sion soap opera “Dal­las.”


Mem­phis Griz­zlies for­ward Chan­dler Par­sons is look­ing to bring his ten­ure in Bel-Air to a close. Two years af­ter pay­ing $10.9 mil­lion for a con­tem­po­rary home in the West­side neigh­bor­hood, he’s put the prop­erty on the mar­ket for $13.5 mil­lion.

Span­ning three-quar­ters of an acre, the gated prop­erty cen­ters on a mod­ern farm­house with six bed­rooms and eight bath­rooms in nearly 12,000 square feet of liv­ing area.

Though the in­te­rior re­mains the same, Par­sons left a ma­jor mark on the 2016-built es­tate by adding a bas­ket­ball court in the back­yard.

Wrapped in hedges, the out­door space also holds a cov­ered pa­tio, a turf lawn and a zero-edge swimming pool and spa with LED lighting.

Shades of black and white color the liv­ing spa­ces, which in­clude a two-story foyer with dual stair­cases, an in­door-out­door liv­ing room and a sleek, white­washed kitchen. Farther in, there’s a stylish family room with a wet bar and wine cel­lar.

Up­stairs, a master suite un­der vaulted ceil­ings holds one of five fire­places. A gym and movie the­ater with tiered seat­ing are also on the sec­ond story.

Par­sons, 30, has played eight sea­sons in the NBA, spend­ing time with the Rock­ets and Mav­er­icks be­fore ink­ing a max­i­mum four-year deal with the Griz­zlies in 2016 worth $94 mil­lion.


Ac­tress-singer Haylie Duff has put the fin­ish­ing touches on a home sale in L.A.’s Stu­dio City neigh­bor­hood, sell­ing her glammed-out two-story of three years for a lit­tle over $3.172 mil­lion.

The gated tra­di­tion­al­style home, built in 2016 and ex­ten­sively up­dated dur­ing Duff ’s own­er­ship, fea­tures five bed­rooms, six bath­rooms and about 5,000 square feet of styl­ized liv­ing space.

A barn door to the din­ing room slides on ex­te­rior rails. The for­mal din­ing room, an­chored by a stately fire­place, has vaulted ceil­ings. Cus­tom cab­i­netry and a broad is­land/break­fast ta­ble high­light the up­dated kitchen.

Bi-fold­ing doors open to a cov­ered pa­tio and trel­listopped din­ing area in the back­yard. A lawn, ma­ture trees and a salt­wa­ter swimming pool and spa fill out the roughly quar­ter-acre lot.

The prop­erty came up for sale in March with an ask­ing price of $3.195 mil­lion. Duff paid $2.695mil­lion for the house in 2016.

The 34-year-old is known for her tele­vi­sion roles on “Lizzie McGuire” and “7th Heaven” as well as in the films “Napoleon Dy­na­mite” and “Ma­te­rial Girls.”

Adam Levine and Be­hati Prinsloo have sold their Bev­erly Hills home to Ellen DeGeneres and Por­tia de Rossi for $42.5 mil­lion. (Ber­lyn Pho­tog­ra­phy/TNS)

Michael McNa­mara/TNS

Dec­o­rated writer-pro­ducer Peter Casey has put his home on Toluca Lake up for sale at about $8 mil­lion. The tra­di­tional-style two-story house was built in 1995.

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