Hot Property: Traditional style resonates with singer Adam Levine
Adam Levine, the Maroon 5 frontman and coach on "The Voice," buys a single-level ranch house in the Beverly Crest area for $4.83 million.
A motorcourt sits at the front on the one-story house in Beverly Crest bought by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. (Realtor.com / November 11, 2012)
Compound comes with muse quarters
The former live-work compound of artist Sam Francis is on the market in Santa Monica at $18.75 million.
The reinvented property features two houses, waterfalls, a bridge, glass walkways over stream beds and Japanese gardens on nearly half an acre. There are eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a bar, a media room, an office, a wine cellar and a sauna in an 8,000-square-foot main house and a 4,400-square-foot secondary home.
Francis, who died in 1994 at 71, was a painter, muralist and printmaker whose works were influenced by Abstract Expressionists and, later, Zen Buddhism. He is known for his large, brightly colored abstracts. His work can be found in museums around the world.
The property last sold in 2006 for $1.56 million, public records show.
Carol Bird of Westside Estate Agency's Malibu office is the listing agent.
Room for Dad and the whole family
Actor Scott Grimes has listed his house in Woodland Hills at $1.199 million.
Designed for entertaining, the gated home features a media room, a den-office, a bar, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and about 3,400 square feet of living space. The Mediterranean-style house sits on a third of an acre with a swimming pool, a pool house and a sports court.
The versatile actor, 41, has been one of the stars of the animated series "American Dad!" since 2005. He was on "ER" (2003-09), "Band of Brothers" (2001) and "Party of Five" (1994-2000).
Grimes bought the property in 2005 for $1.2 million, according to public records.
Francine Meyberg of Prudential California Realty is the listing agent.
In-town digs for boy band manager
Bret Disend, who manages the boy band Big Time Rush, has bought a condo in Beverly Hills for $844,000.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom pied-à-terre includes 1,415 square feet of living space. The French-style building, built in 1937, features a courtyard.
Big Time Rush was assembled for a Nickelodeon show in 2009 and has since made two albums and toured.
Disend also manages the pop rock band Boys Like Girls, whose latest album is "Crazy World."
Delphine Mann and Kathy Marshall of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office were the listing agents. Scott Patterson of Nourmand & Associates in Beverly Hills represented Disend.