Since the release of "Songs about Jane", singer-songwriter Adam Levine, the frontman for the popular band, Maroon 5, has been everywhere. In addition to his Grammy-winning albums with Maroon 5, he has also recorded successful tracks with a number of other artists, including Gym Class Heroes, Ying Yang Twins, Natasha Bedingfield, and Alicia Keys. In addition to his recording work, he has also participated in a number of charity and health outreach campaigns, including shooting a rather eye-popping nude print campaign for testicular cancer awareness, making a video in support of the "It Gets Better" campaign, and launching his own Attention Deficit Disorder awareness program. In 2011, he became a mentor/judge on the American version of "The Voice", and his contestant, Javier Colon, went on to win the first season. He is, by all accounts, a pretty cool guy, and is known to be a savvy businessman, as well as a talented musician and writer. He is a rock star through and through, complete with tattoos and a Victoria's Secret model girlfriend, but it is clear there is a lot more going on in his head. His Hollywood Hills home, which will be featured in Architectural Digest this March, is a reflection of his wide range of interests and talents, and is surprisingly devoid of many of the rock star clichés that permeate so many successful musicians' homes.
The sunny, tastefully designed home, is a combination of older touches and contemporary lines. Decorated by famed decorater, Mark Haddawy, the interior is masculine, while not being dark and heavy. The walls sport an assortment of iconic black and white prints, patterns and colors tumble over each other, and many of the rooms sport ultra-clean, modernist touches that keep the more whimsical elements from being visually competitive. The master bedroom also houses a piano, and an assortment of guitars for those moments when Mr. Levine simply must make music. Surprisingly elegant and low-key, the house is both fit for a rock star and calm enough to make everyone feel at home.
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