Blink 182 Frontman Mark Hoppus Gives a Peek Into His Mid-Century Modern Los Angeles Home
Rocker Mark Hoppus has had quite a year.
The Blink 182 frontman revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer back in June. Now cancer-free and done with treatment, the musician is delighted to sit back and enjoy his
Los Angeles mid-century modern home with his wife, Skye. The couple opened up their stunning home for Architectural Digest.
Designed by architect Harold “Hal” Levitt, the couple bought the home in 2004, but gave it a facelift in 2015. Previously, it was filled with mid-century furnishings that matched the architecture. But after a 3-year stretch in London, they learned to mix-and-match.
“Living in London, we saw that you could live in an old Victorian home, but you didn’t have to have Victorian furniture,” said Skye. “You can bring in other vibes.”
A sunken den is the perfect spot to hang out. A rounded couch that actually came with the home lines the windows, allowing a stunning view of the fauna outside. A round, custom-made coffee table and Moroccan rug sit in the middle, while a pink painting of Frida Kahlo hangs overhead. The fireplace anchors the other side of the room.
There are plenty of unique touches throughout the home, like the custom-made hand-painted dining room wall covering that surrounds a circular dining table, or the giant bathtub shipped over from England to be placed in the primary bathroom, which features walnut and travertine finishes.
“While it feels like this beautiful kind of old vibe of tub, it’s obviously very modern and very beautiful,”said Skye.
The primary bedroom was fully reconfigured during the renovation. To embrace the couple’s eclectic style, new wood floors and cabinets were installed, as were wall coverings and a large custom rug. Sliding glass doors open the wall of windows out to the stunning landscape, perfect for enjoying a quiet evening over the city.
One of the most unique features of the home is Mark’s recording studio, a bunker-like structure built in 2015. In addition to being his spot to get work done, it’s where he stashes stuff “that Skye doesn’t necessarily like in the rest of the house,” like “Star Wars” memorabilia or Dodgers baseball bobblehead dolls.
“Especially during the pandemic, I was down there, and I would work on music, I would play video games, or I would stream on Twitch,” he told AD. “Pretty much all the stuff that I want to do, I can do from my house right now, which is amazing. It is really just a great place to chill out and throw ideas around. It feels very comfortable.”
Hoppus also embraced the outdoor space, which was also overhauled. Drought-resistant native plants were put into the garden, where everything from flowers and bees to hummingbirds and butterflies hang out. Hoppus calls it his “cancer garden,” since it’s filled with “mutated cactuses that I felt kind of connected to just because of my own body’s mutation. It is a nice area to go and sit in the morning and have a cup of coffee.”