The Strokes’ Nick Valensi & Wife Amanda de Cadenet List Home


Does a home once showcased on a TV talk show help with a sale? It depends on the home, of course, but in the case of this New England-style traditional, the TV fame is just one more feature added to a list of amenities.

Located at 12701 Hortense St, Studio City, CA 91604, the home is currently owned by The Strokes’ lead guitarist Nick Valensi and wife Amanda de Cadenet, host of Lifetime’s “The Conversation.” The TV show is filmed in the residence, with the British actress and photographer interviewing Lady Gaga, Rita Wilson, Portia de Rossi and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others. Valensi and de Cadenet have it on the market for $1.799 million.

“An ideal buyer is a family with kids who love the proximity to Studio City’s best park and new library,” said listing agent Craig Knizek of The Agency. “It’s a wonderful neighborhood to walk your dog [or] have kids ride a bike past friendly neighbors.”

According to property records, Valensi and de Cadenet bought the home for $1.3 million in 2011. Built in 2009, the 4,000-square-foot house has an open floor plan, with the family and living rooms centered around a chef’s kitchen with center island. The 5-bedroom house includes a main-floor guest suite, and the space above the garage has been permitted for a 2-bedroom guest apartment. Currently, Valensi is using the space for his music. The walkable residence is filled with top-of-the-line finishes and tucked away behind every celebrity’s favorite feature: high-privacy hedges.

“A unique attribute about the house is what it retains from your own treasured past — memories of how you grew up and felt comfortable and safe,” Knizek said.

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Erika Riggsa real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, unusual properties and home design trends. Read more of her work here