Sameer Gadhia — the Orange County-raised lead vocalist and co-founder of popular alternative rock band Young the Giant — has been making “The Walk Home” to what looks to be his first Los Angeles home, having officially picked up a stylishly updated California bungalow in Venice last year.
The 33-year-old “Cough Syrup” singer and his wife Jessica doled out a smidge under $2 million for their recently acquired digs, which were originally built way back in the early 1940s and extensively remodeled by the previous owners, the principals of L.A.-based interior design firm WHLF Studio. The place went to the Gadhias for around $100,000 over the original listing price.
Resting on a compact lot just steps from the Venice Canals, beach, and trendy shops and restaurants of Abbot Kinney, the two-bedroom and two-bath residence has just over 940 square feet of organic, minimalistic living space boasting freshly refinished redwood floors. There’s also a separate 320-square-foot garage that is currently being used as a flex office/den/gym space and could easily be converted into an ADU, per the listing.
A gated walkway passes through a front courtyard equipped with a fire-pit surrounded by log seating on its way up to a small covered porch boasting a wood and glass-paneled door, which opens directly into a living room sporting a custom plaster faux fireplace. Adjacent is an eat-in kitchen, which is outfitted with Swiss Woodworking cabinetry, pricey Café Appliances and a custom plaster range hood, as well as an accompanying breakfast nook.
A sliding barn door opens to reveal the light-filled primary suite, which hosts a spa-like bath with dual vanities, a soaking tub and rain shower; and elsewhere in the house is a designer powder room and an additional guest bedroom. Outdoors, the gravel-clad backyard is lacking a pool, but there is a pergola and another fire-pit, along with a carport tucked off to the side with ample room for two vehicles.