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)
The single-level ranch house, white with long black shutters and built in 1940, is set on a secluded 3.6 acres at the end of a long brick driveway in a gated community. The main home and guesthouse have a combined six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 6,539 square feet of living space. There is a swimming pool and a tennis court.
PHOTOS: Adam Levine buys estate
Levine, 33, is the lead singer and guitarist for the Grammy-winning band. He has worked with Kanye West, Natasha Bedingfield and 50 Cent, among others. The singer-songwriter has been a coach on "The Voice" since 2011.
Josh Flagg of Rodeo Realty was the listing agent. Julie Jones of Sotheby's International Realty's Sunset office represented Levine.
This is it: MJ lease house sells
The Holmby Hills mansion where Michael Jackson lived at the time of his death in 2009 has sold for $18.1 million. The estate, recently priced at $23.9 million, had been for sale for as much as $38.5 million before the pop star took up residency.
Although purchased in the name of a trust, the buyer has been reported by several media outlets to be Steven Mayer, a senior managing director for Cerberus Capital Management. The sellers are Roxanne Guez and her husband, Hubert, chief executive of clothing manufacturer Ed Hardy.
The French chateau, designed by Richard Landry and built in 2002, features a theater, a wine cellar with a tasting room, an elevator and a gym with a spa. There is a guesthouse with stained-glass doors near the swimming pool for a total of seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and nearly 17,200 square feet of living space.
PHOTOS: Michael Jackson's leased house sells
Jackson was leasing the 1.2-acre estate for $100,000 a month when he died after receiving the anesthetic propofol for insomnia. His doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter last year and sentenced to four years in prison.
The 50-year-old was preparing for his "This Is It" concert tour during his time living at the mansion.
Mauricio Umansky of the Agency in Beverly Hills handled both sides of the transaction.
Former Disney estate comes to a crossing
Investor and pro soccer team owner Gabriel Brener has put his estate in Holmby Hills up for sale at $90 million.
The 35,000-square-foot manse, built in 2001, sits on a 3.6-acre site that once contained motion picture giant Walt Disney's personal residence.
The three-level mansion features a two-story oval foyer, statuary, a wine cellar, a movie room, three bars, a library, a gym, eight bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and two safe rooms. Staff quarters are accessible from a service entrance at the garage. There is a swimming pool with a pool house, a tennis court and a putting green.
Brener, who owns the Houston Dynamos, heads Azteca Acquisition Corp.
In the early 1950s, Disney tinkered in a barn on the property, building a 1/8 scale train he named the Carolwood Pacific Railroad and giving the neighbors rides, according to Los Angeles Times archives. The barn was later dismantled and sits in Griffith Park.