“Scary Spice” Melanie B. Lists Tarzana Home for Sale
Just like that famous Spice Girls song says: If you really “Wannabe” the owner of this Tarzana home for sale, better grab your sparkly platforms and microphone. The California estate is currently owned by Melanie Brown, best known as “Scary Spice” from the fab pop girls’ group, and is listed for $3.45 million.
Like the Spice Girls, Melanie B. has kept busy in the years following the group’s wild success. She released a successful solo album, performed in Broadway’s “Rent,” competed on “Dancing with the Stars” and most recently starred in a reality TV show on U.S. Style Network, “Mel B: It’s a Scary World.”
Although Melanie B.’s musical career was predominately focused in Europe, she eventually joined fellow Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) in Beverly Hills. It was there that Melanie B had a daughter in 2007 by comedian Eddie Murphy. It was Brown’s second daughter.
According to the property listing, Brown and her husband of four years, producer Stephen Belafonte, bought the home in 2009 for $3.159 million.
The gated compound encircles a cobbled driveway and courtyard. Inside, Melanie B.’s home boasts a $1 million renovation, which includes a built-new gym, detached recording studio and professional gym. The mansion opens with a grand foyer with chandelier and winding staircase that leads to a majestic master suite.
Chandeliers are a theme that continues throughout the home, from the European-style living areas to the bedrooms and baths. A first-floor gourmet kitchen includes top-of-the-line appliances and a breakfast bar area. Outside, “state-of-the-art” grounds include an outdoor dining area with chandeliers, cabana and flat-screen TVs.
Like most pieces of celebrity real estate, the home comes with a fully-loaded security system.
The cost of living like a (former) Spice Girl? According to Zillow’s mortgage calculator, a monthly payment on Scary Spice’s home would be $12,851, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year-fixed rate mortgage.