LOCATION Hollywood Hills, California
AS SEEN IN InStyle's January 2010 issue. For more stories like this, subscribe to InStyle now.
THE STATS The songwriter and 'American Idol' judge lives in a three-bedroom, Spanish-style abode she shares with her husband, Mike McCuddy, a home builder and artist whose abstract oil paintings hang throughout their house.
WHY SHE LOVES IT "I liked that the house felt so secluded," said the native New Yorker. Inside, it was the beamed ceilings and open floor plan that connects the kitchen, dining room, and den that sealed the deal. "I didn't even need to see the upstairs," she said. "This was my place. I just knew it in my gut."Read MoreLess