April 3, 2017
Celebrity Homes of the Week: Mel B, J.K. Rowling, David Bowie and Iman, Kevin Costner
Your favourite celebs are in a selling mood this week, with a few truly cool properties coming to market. Whether you want to live in the late David Bowie’s storied Manhattan apartment, or sail away in J.K. Rowling’s plush yacht, there’s lots of unique celebrity real estate to consider.
Mel B’s Hollywood Hill’s Modern Masterpiece
(4 bed, 5.5 bath, 6,000 sq. ft., US$8,995,000)
FOR SALE: Melanie Brown, formerly known as Scary Spice, and current host of several singing reality tv shows, is looking to offload her L.A. home following her divorce from Stephen Belafonte. The crooner is asking just under $9 million for this four-storey contemporary home, which features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, floating staircases, recording studio, theatre, master suite with his and hers closets, en-suites and sitting rooms, plus the usual pool, spa and gym amenities.
J.K. Rowling’s Luxury Yacht
(5 bed, 5 crew bed, 156-ft long, $19.2 million)
FOR SALE: Captain your own destiny, and sail away on a truly magical watercraft (also previously owned by Johnny Depp). This luxury yacht can be yours for just shy of $19.2 million, or chartered for a mere $130,000 per week. It features a gorgeous, wood panelled exterior with roomy al-fresco dining area with seating for 10. Inside is truly plush, with 10 windows, five bedrooms including a master suite with dressing room and marble bath, plus five crew quarters. A gourmet galley keeps everyone on board well-fed, when they aren’t taking advantage of the water ski, wakeboard, snorkeling and windsurfing equipment on board. Yer a sailor, Harry!
David Bowie and Iman’s Former Manhattan Apartment
(3 bed, 2 bath, 1,877 sq. ft., US$6.5 million)
FOR SALE: The home formerly inhabited by the late musician David Bowie and supermodel wife Iman has come to market for just under $7 million. The superstar pair lived in the unit, located within the exclusive Essex House Hotel, between 1992 and 2002. While it has changed ownership three times since, Bowie’s original Yamaha piano is still located in the apartment, and comes along in the sale! The pre-war apartment has Central Park views, a limestone entry foyer, huge picture windows, and a 28-foot-wide living room. Its kitchen has been newly remodeled, and two master baths include rain showers, soaker tubs, and marble, porcelain and limestone finishes. Plus there’s included room and maid service – the perks of living in a hotel!
Kevin Costner’s SoCal Cliff-Side Cottage
(2 bed, 1 bath, 1,000 sq. ft., US$60 million)
FOR SALE: Actor Kevin Costner, known for his storied body of work including Waterworld, Dances with Wolves, and the recent Hidden Figures, is selling his Montecito property. While the lot, which is perched on a bluff and offers truly stunning beach and mountain views, does include a house, the modest 1,000-square foot cottage will likely be leveled by its next owners. In addition to its natural, ocean-side eye candy, this 10.25-acre lot also includes horseback and riding trails, and is just a 10-minute drive from Santa Barbara.