Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo can’t stop buying — and then quickly selling — exceedingly expensive homes, often in clandestine off-market deals that have earned them impressive profits!
In 2018, they coughed up $33.9 million for a Beverly Hills mansion they flipped just over a year later for $42.5 million to Ellen DeGeneres, who’s since sold it for $45 million; last year they took in $28.5 million on the sale a five-acre estate in Montecito, $5.8 million more than they paid just three months earlier; and just this month they hung a spine-stiffening $57.5 million price tag on their sprawling Pacific Palisades compound, nearly twice the $31.95 million they paid Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in 2018.
And now, the trophy property-mad pair have plunked down a whopping $52 million for Oakview, a sprawling Montecito estate custom designed by Don Nulty and built in 2009 for Hollywood heavy hitter Rob Lowe and his family. The “9-1-1: Lone Star” star sold the nearly 3.5-acre estate in the fall of 2020 for $44.5 million to Jack McGinley, a healthcare-focused private equity exec, and his wife Julie.
The deal between the McGinleys and the Prinsloo-Levines appears to have gone down off market, so it’s not known what changes, if any, the McGinley’s may have made. However, promo materials from when Lowe had the house on the market show the East Coast traditional meets antebellum mansion measures about 10,000 square feet with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, plus three powder rooms. There’s also a two-bedroom and two-bath guesthouse, as well as a pool house with another bedroom and bath.
An inviting mix of refined and relaxed, interior spaces during Lowe’s ownership showcased gleaming wood floors, intricate moldings, and custom millwork throughout. Presumably, both the living and family rooms, as well as a couple other rooms, still spill out to the yard through French doors, while the huge eat-in family kitchen was buttressed by a stainless-steel catering kitchen, a second-floor games room did double duty as a casual library, and a home theater sported state-of-the-art equipment.
Beyond the broad covered porches that extend along the back of the house, where they offer endless views over the ocean, the grounds include a cobblestone-accented motor court, an outdoor living room with fireplace, a prairie-sized expanse of lawn, a meditative water feature, an elegant swimming pool, and a sunken tennis court overlooked by not just one but two viewing platforms.
Once they’ve sold their Pacific Palisades home, Levine and Prinsloo will probably end up with another big and expensive spread in L.A., while Lowe as already bought two homes in Montecito for a combined $18.2 million, as well as a crash pad in Beverly Hills that cost another $3.75 million.