Spice Girl Mel B’s Hollywood home a scary good deal
Mel B “Scary Spice” Brown has listed her West Hollywood home for sale for US$5.9 million. Brown gained fame and wealth as a member of the popular girl band, Spice Girls, from 1994 through 2000. The group hit the big time with their first album Spice, which immediately gained No.1 status in more than 17 countries, selling 30 million copies worldwide.
It was only the beginning of the group’s record-breaking success. Brown branched out on her own even before the group split in 2000 and continued her career as a solo artist, actress, author and even a judge on The X Factor in Britain and Australia, and America’s Got Talent in the U.S. Now divorced from filmmaker Stephen Belafonte with whom she co-owned the home since 2014, Brown and the Spice Girls are reuniting for a 12-performance reunion tour this summer.
Located in the Bird Streets neighborhood, legendary for its spectacular views and celebrity residents, the four-storey, 5,226-sq.-ft. home was built in 1928 and recently underwent a renovation. The sleek contemporary has ceilings up to 20-ft. high and massive glass walls that capture the views of downtown Los Angeles. Encompassing a total of four bedrooms and six baths, the entire fourth floor is devoted to the master suite with two of almost everything, including TVs, bathrooms, dressing rooms and private terraces. The lush suite also has both a refrigerator and microwave.
The main living area contains formal living and dining, chef’s kitchen, recording studio, fully-equipped gym, game room and family room. Rooms are sized for grand entertaining that can continue out to the pool-spa terrace with its outdoor kitchen, TV, firepit and lots of room for guests. In addition to updating the mechanical systems such as plumbing and electric, Brown and Belafonte also upgraded the digital “smart” system, which operates the entire house, including the fireplace. There is a four-car garage, and tall hedges and plantings provide total privacy.
The location also features celebrity neighbors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston and Keanu Reeves.
View the listing here.