The reputed birthplace of 90’s superstar group the Spice Girls, a mansion in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air, is on the market for a hefty $18.9 million. Former owners of the property included EMI Music president Ken Berry and former vice chairman Nancy Berry, who legendarily signed the “Girl Power” act after watching them dance a choreographed routine to a boombox on the property’s patio in the mid 1990’s.
Along with giving birth to a famous pop music group, the 430 Amapola Lane, Los Angeles mansion boasts of being a romantic enclave, complete with pool, vaulted ceilings, and old-world charm. The Spanish hacienda-style 7,903 square foot home was built in 1928 and is on a private, gated, 0.9 acre knoll. The home contains six bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen and hardwood floors throughout. A separate guest house is also on the property and includes a gym and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The property is surrounded with terraced greenery and walkways, enhancing its romantic aura. Further making the property attractive to the very wealthy is the home’s proximity to the city; the privacy and tranquillity of the home, gardens and patios make it an ideal yet totally convenient getaway from the pressures of the California mega-city.
While the Spice Girls were reported to have been signed on with EMI at the property, there are at this time no further urban legends of other famous musical groups being awarded contracts while performing at the Bel Air Mansion.