Bruno Mars splashes out USD 3.3m on fancy Los Angeles mansion
The 26-year-old singer is now moving to the trendy Laurel Canyon area that has been home to a host of celebrities, including the likes of magician Harry Houdini, music icon Frank Zappa and macho sex symbol George Clooney. The R and B crooner certainly seems to have plumped for luxury when it came to selecting his new abode, which was reportedly purchased by a blind trust on his behalf. The mansion has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and sits on a generous 4,064 square feet, the Daily Mail reported.
People visiting the home are greeted by eight, chunky Calcutta marble columns, a style that was much favoured by eminent 19th century Glasgow architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson. Custom-made eleven-foot tall double front doors open into a small foyer, which then lead to a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The house has been covered in chocolate coloured hardwood floors and long walls of floor-to-ceiling retractable glass panels, allowing for the spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley.
A minimalist firebox in the formal living area makes it a cosy place, while an enormous sky light and floating, built-in buffet bar makes the dining area a complete delight. And it appeared that Mars is something of a connoisseur, as the room also has a special refrigerator to keep his wines at the perfect temperature. The compact, but expensively-equipped center island kitchen has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows which look out on the front motor court, a double-wide fridge-freezer, stacked double ovens, and a two-seat snack counter.
There is also room if the singer decides to indulge himself by building a car collection, as a walled and double-gated motor court at the front can easily parks three or four cars, while a three car garage and driveway around the corner offers off-street parking for up to six more cars. The service areas, that is tucked into a corner between the kitchen and the direct-entry garage, includes a guest bedroom with private attached bathroom, a separate office, and a laundry facility with convenient slop sink. The mansion also has a well equipped backyard with deep, shaded overhangs, an outdoor bar and a dark-bottom swimming pool surrounded by decking. According to Real Estalker, property records for the sleek and low-slung houses show that it was purchased for 3,254,000 dollars.