Bruno Mars 'Steals' Studio City House for $6.5 Million
"Just The Way You Are" singer Bruno Mars has picked up a 9,000 square-foot home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, Variety reports -- for more than a million under its original asking price.
What's even yummier about the real estate deal is that the seller reportedly is Elvira Kudryashova, daughter of a former Kazakhstan minister who is being sued in California federal court for allegedly defrauding the Kazakh city of Almaty of at least $300 million and laundering ill-gotten gains through -- among other things -- lavish Los Angeles real estate deals.
Kudryashova paid $5.7 million for the house in 2013, then put it back on the market less than a year later for about $7.8 million, according to Zillow. The price eventually dropped to $6.8 million, and Mars scooped it up for $6.5 million.
Mars' new digs are located on two acres in Fryman Canyon, also home to George Clooney. The seven-bedroom, eight-bath home features a separate children's wing with two en suite bedrooms plus a great room with kitchen. Other features include:
- steam baths and dry saunas.
- coffee bar.
- infinity pool and heated cabana.
- children's playground.
- wet bar and wine cellar.