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Bruno Mars Buys Billionaire-Worthy New Home In Los Angeles

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Bruno Mars famously wrote the lyric "I wanna be a billionaire, so freakin' bad," for Travie McCoy's smash hit early in his career--back when his bank account wasn't quite up to scratch. However, it looks like he doesn't have too much to worry about in that department anymore. The Grammy-winning 26-year-old is now flush enough to have dropped more than $3 million on a stylish Los Angeles abode.

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Mars's impressive new estate

Mars chose the hip Laurel Canyon area for his new address--a historic enclave that housed Frank Zappa and Joni Mitchell back in their heyday, and where Mars will now have such high-profile neighbors as George Clooney. The clean-lined modern estate measures in at 4,064 square feet, has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, and sold in mid-July for exactly $3,254,000.

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Mars's new kitchen

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Bedroom with a view

As demonstrated in these striking listing photos, floor-to-ceiling glass panels allow gorgeous sweeping views of the San Fernando Valley plus glimpses of city lights. The property also comes entertainment-ready with an outdoor bar and sparkling pool.

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Beautiful views

While all these cool architectural features seem just right for a star at the top of his game like Mars, there is one that we are a little amused by: The house has custom 11-foot front doors. Given that Mars is a rather short guy--only 5'5"--we can only imagine he's anticipating inviting some of the Los Angeles Lakers over for dinner.

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