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 way in 13 years. About a year after scooping up the property at 2300 North Edgemont, Valentine enlisted Mark Haddawy, who restores architectural homes, to undo changes made in the ’90s that strayed from its original 1960 condition.

“You could tell it was a great house,” says Haddawy. But original elements, including the beamed ceilings had been covered up. “The idea was that the steel decking on the outside was to pass through the inside,” he says, but a previous owner “had dry-walled the whole inside of the house.”

Haddawy revealed the beams, stripped away slate flooring and installed terrazzo, and totally overhauled the kitchen and bathrooms. Without much, if any, original documentation to work on, he says “it took some imagination to try to create something that made sense.”

The home is on the market for $3.785 million and is listed with Juan Longfellow and Louise Leach of Deasy Penner Podley and Alex Barad of Nourmand and Associates.

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