The double-height entryway is outfitted with a sparkling Venetian chandelier and dramatic curved staircase. The couple, who married in June 2007, boasted that they completed a $1 million renovation of the home. Whoever snatched up the place will certainly reap the benefits of all the improvements and enhancements.
There's nothing scary about Melanie Brown's jaw-dropping suburban compound. In fact, the Tarzana, California estate is as fabulous as it gets. The mansion, which the former Spice Girl and her hubby Stephen Belafonte listed in January for $3.45 million, recently sold at a loss for $3 million reports the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hotprop-melanie-brown-20120319,0,4716349.story" target="_blank">Los Angeles Times</a>. Click through the photo gallery to take a tour of Scary Spice's former lavish home.
Brown and Belanfonte bought the gated San Fernando Valley home in September 2004 for $3.159 million, so they definitely swallowed a $159,000 loss on the sale of their sweet home.
The double-height entryway is outfitted with a sparkling Venetian chandelier and dramatic curved staircase. The couple, who married in June 2007, boasted that they completed a $1 million renovation of the home. Whoever snatched up the place will certainly reap the benefits of all of the improvements and enhancements.
The living room sits right off of the double-height foyer, and it appears the listing photos were taken during the holiday season with the green garlands adorning the curved staircase.
The living room sits right off of the double-height foyer, and it appears the listing photos were taken during the holiday season with the Christmas tree in the living room and green garlands adorning the curved staircase.
The grand living room features a fireplace and paned glass windowed doors that open to the impressive outdoor patio and terrace.
Since her day as Scary Spice, Melanie B has branched out, including launching a semi-successful solo career, joining the judging panel of the Australian version of "The X Factor," and hosting a number of television shows.
A view of the glam dining room where where Mel B could've easily hosted her former Spice Girl bandmates. Posh Spice aka Victoria Beckham and family splurged last summer on a $159,000-per-month <a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/open-house/Victoria-and-David-Beckham-Splurge-on-Summer-Rental--122196834.html" target="_blank">Malibu rental</a> located just 30 miles from this swanky pad.
Scary Spice is sure to have gotten used to high-end living in this glam crib (the pictured kitchen features all professional grade appliances). Let's hope that her next house is as awesome as this one is.
Mel B's producer hubby, Stephen Belafonte, is no stranger to the glare of Tinseltown. Belafonte produced "Mel B: It's a Scary World," as well as "The Bad Lieutenant" and "Mutant Chronicles."
A view of the breakfast table that sits right off of the glam kitchen.
The family room is decked out in bright colors from the carpet to the window dressings to even the decorative pillows on the couches. We wonder if the new owner will keep these bright hues intact.
Scary Spice majorly spiced up this room with yet another glitzy Venetian chandelier. The couple's home features five bedrooms total.
The master suite boasts a lounge area, fireplace, and a very imposing and extravagant mounted mirror--Mel B clearly isn't scared for a bit of glitz and glam in her home.
A view of the master bath, which includes a oddly positioned sea foam green velvet chair.
We can only imagine how long it took for Scary Spice to pack up all of her clothes and accessories from this gigantic walk-in closet.
The home is graced with a number of terraces, which provide a great view down into the backyard.
With five bedrooms in the pad, the home is super kid-friendly. Brown and Belafonte have one daughter together, Madison Brown Belafonte. Brown also has two other kids from two previous relationships.
A view of what looks to be Belafonte's home office--posters of flicks he's produced line the far wall. Despite selling their home at a loss, Mel B was able to do what most house-selling celebs can only dream of, unload their property quickly.
This room, which likely belonged to the couple's daughter, is already set for whoever moves in next. Let's hope they have kids!
The professional gym is just one of the many renovations and additions to the home in the last 24 months.
While the home itself was listed on the open market for $3.45 million, median list price for all homes in Tarzana is $799,000, significantly lower than what the couple is asking.
A view of the swanky outdoor entertainment space.
The French-style house comes with a fully equipped outdoor dining room, with what else… a glam Venetian chandelier.
After dinner, spice up the night by getting toasty near the outdoor fire pit.
A view of Mel B's custom-made studio. Here, the new owners can literally walk in the former Spice Girl's footsteps and belt out everyone's fave Spice Girls tunes.
A view of the detached home theater where you can kick back in one of the plush red leather recliner chairs and take in any movie you want!
The detached home theater is also large enough for a pool table and lounge space. When renovating the pad, Brown and Belafonte truly thought of it all, right?