A little more than three years ago, Maroon 5 keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael doled out $4.3 million for a three-structure compound in Studio City; he planned to create a brand-new house on the sprawling property, complete with a music studio and high-tech movie theater.
Now that things are finally moving ahead with the build, the 43-year-old Colorado native has chosen to hoist his other house onto the market for a speck under $4 million — a substantial amount above the $1.9 million he paid Canadian singer K.D. Lang for the place a little over 10 years ago, back in March 2012.
Located in the Laurel Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills and tucked away on a heavily wooded parcel of land laced with mature sycamores, totally obscured from the street by hedges and a large wood gate, the two-story cabin-esque residence was originally built in 1940. It’s since been fully updated and expanded, with the current iteration featuring three bedrooms and two baths in nearly 3,000 square feet of rustic yet stylish living space boasting a wealth of custom design details.
Adding special appeal is a detached art studio, plus a garage that’s been converted into a “world-class” set-up ideal for superstar-worthy recording sessions.
Though interior photos aren’t available, the listing says the main level holds a living room sporting a hand-crafted wood-beam ceiling, theater system and two-sided stone fireplace, along with a fireside dining/music room that opens via a wall of French doors to a deck overlooking picturesque canyon and hillside views. From there, a fully equipped kitchen is outfitted with redwood cabinetry, and has heated slate floors and a breakfast nook; and elsewhere on this floor, two bedrooms share a full bath.
The entire lower level of the house is relegated to the master retreat, which hosts a fireplace, walk-in closet, and bath equipped with dual vanities, a tub and standalone shower. Outdoors, the grounds span 0.36 acres and host a freeform saltwater pool and spa flanked by an expansive sundeck, as well as a freestanding infrared sauna, several garden areas and meandering pathways. There’s also a courtyard with a flagstone patio out front.
Jodi Rubin and Julie Jones Parks of Sotheby’s International Realty serve as the listing agents.