Orville Peck: Take a tour of the Los Angeles treehouse at Country Star
On an unassuming street, nestled in one of Los Angeles’ many valleys, lies a hidden treehouse. Somewhat surprisingly, it is owned by a cowboy who happens to be a brilliant host. But for country music star Orville Peck, it’s just home.
“To be honest, I never thought I would be able to own a house,” says the artist, known for his soulful voice and catchy masks. (His fifth annual rodeo is scheduled for Nov. 10-12 in Pioneertown, Calif.) “But when I saw this (venue), it felt absolutely perfect.” Orville Peck — who has dedicated his career to supporting the LGBTQ+ community by creating safe spaces for conversations, advocacy, and celebration of joy — is an icon to many, as someone making room for change in this historically conservative genre.
At home, Beck makes sure to surround himself with his dear friends. So it’s no surprise that finding a place where he could entertain was definitely non-negotiable. Whether he’s lending it to others for business meetings, throwing a friend’s wedding, or being tasked with planning an epic party, it’s clear that Beck is determined to make the most of his perfect inn. “I’m really proud of this space,” he says.
The approximately 7,000 square foot property is a wonderland for anyone looking to live surrounded by nature. Its detached location and the indoor-outdoor feel of the 1953 architecture is highlighted by the aged wood that envelops every inch of the house. “I like a little bit of history,” Beck says of his aversion to modern homes, a fact that no doubt narrowed his search in a city full of knock-off contemporary buildings.
Fortunately for the star, the residence came with more than just good bones. Mementos passed down from homeowner to homeowner give this treehouse a special charm. There are original carvings of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, John Frusciante, carved directly into the staircase joists, not to mention pieces of furniture that felt so intrinsic to the space that the previous owner deemed it necessary to leave them behind. Case in point: a reclaimed wood dining table and bench reminiscent of a church pew. “She belongs here, and I can’t imagine anywhere else she could be,” Beck says.
So, while his house is full of used souvenirs, it can’t feel like his own. “Everyone always jokes that they don’t know who could live here because it feels like it was made for me,” Beck says. So much so that the musician took it upon himself to continue the tradition and fill each room with meaningful pieces decorated with stories of their own.