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Spice Girls Mel B chops the price on her old home in Hollywood Hills West

Spice Girls Mel B chops the price on her old home in Hollywood Hills West
Tall hedges and walls give privacy to the pool, spa and outdoor lounging space. (Redfin.com)

The onetime marital home of Melanie Brown — the singer-songwriter known as Mel B and Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls — and her ex-husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, has been relisted at a price-reduced $7.495 million in Hollywood Hills West. That's down from last year's $8.995 million asking price.

The four-story contemporary-style home, built in 1928 and redesigned in 2016, has been renovated to create open-plan spaces and maximize natural light.

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More than 4,600 square feet of glitzy living space include Baccarat fixtures, high ceilings, a bar, a recording studio, a theater, a game room and a gym. A master suite with adjoining sitting room occupies the entire top floor for a total of four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

Terraces, balconies and patio space extend from each level. A swimming pool and spa, an outdoor dining area, a built-in barbecue and a flat-screen TV complete the backyard entertainment space.

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Brown, 42, gained notice in the 1990s as a member of the Spice Girls and later released the solo albums "Hot" and "L.A. State of Mind." She has served as a judge on such competition shows as "America's Got Talent," "The X Factor UK," and "The X Factor Australia."

Belafonte, 42, produced "Mel B: It's a Scary World" (2010) for television. His film work includes "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call — New Orleans" (2009) and "Mutant Chronicles" (2008).

They bought the property four years ago for about $4.34 million, The Times previously reported, and divorced in December.

Josh Altman of Douglas Elliman and Ann Dashiell of Pacific Union International are the listing agents.

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