Tuesday, September 8, 2009

T-Boz Lists Suburban Atlanta Crib

SELLER: Tionne Watkins, a.k.a. T-Boz
LOCATION: Malvern Hill Place, Duluth, GA
PRICE: $1,250,00
SIZE: 9,654 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Gorgeous hard coat stucco home with great street appeal, circular driveway, master on main level, gourmet kitchen, upstairs bedrooms with beautiful build outs, finished terrace level, with recreation area, full additional suite

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Alright babies, Your Mama is going to try to work through this nasty migraine that's been visited on us like a punishment and head on down to the subtropical suburban wilds of Duluth, GA where thanks to Barb Dwyer we've learned that R&B singer/songwriter Tionne Watkins has put her big house behind the gates of the unfortunately named Sugar Loaf Country Club on the market with an asking price of $1,250,000. Is it just Your Mama or do any of the children think that nothing which purports to be upscale should use the word, "loaf?"

Anyhoo, Tionne Watkins is, of course, better known by her stage name of T-Boz. Back in the early 1990s Miz T-Boz was one of a trio of gals known as TLC who had a number of hit songs including the sappy Waterfalls and the silly No Scrubs, which happens to have been written by none other than Kandi Burruss, the newest high drama behawtcha on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Over the years, Miz T-Boz has also collaborated with a number of other major recording artists including DaBrat, Keith Sweat and Paula Cole as well as recorded a bunch of solo songs, owned a childrens clothing store in Houston, TX (now closed), and was unceremoniously fired by Donald Trump on the most recent season of The Celebrity Apprentice.

Property records show Miz T-Boz bought her manse on Malvern Hill Place in July 2001 for $1,122,700 which is just a smidge over $100,000 less than the house is currently listed.

Listing information for the hard coat stucco and stone faced home, which sits on a .96 acre lot, indicates that there are 6 bedrooms and 6.5 poopers spread over three levels including a main floor master suite and a separate suite on the lower "terrace level." Other amenities, according to listing information, include a double height impress the guest style entrance hall, 10-foot ceilings, three fireplaces, a formal dining room that seats 12, a big circular drive, a 3 car garage for all Miz T-Boz's whips, an exercise room, media room, recreation room and a wet bar. What it does not have is a swimming pool.

In addition to Miz T-Boz, The Sugar Loaf Country Club is home to a number of well known musicians and athletes including former Brave turned Dodger Rafael Furcal, baseballer Andruw Jones, and gold medal winning Olympic sprinter Gail Devers. Picayune rapper Shad Moss–otherwise known as Lil' Bow Wow–recently took a loss on the Sugar Loaf Country Club mansion he bought in March of 2006 for $950,000 and sold in April of 2009 to professional pitcher Kenshin Kawakami for $850,000.

According to public property records Your Mama peeped into, Miz T-Boz owns another home in Jonesboro, GA which had a notice of default filed against it in June of 2009 and which may or may not be cleared up, and records also show the little lamb lost a home in Decatur, GA to foreclosure in August of 2008. Sounds like this ladee needs another damn hit song.

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