Ryan Phillippe Doing His Part To Prevent L.A. Real Estate Bubble From Popping

Crash-survivor Ryan Phillippe has recently invested in some real estate—a sprawling, 8,300 square-foot mansion in the Hollywood Hills, to be exact, which reportedly cost the actor $7,175,000. Some details from the LAT:

The house, which had been listed at $7,470,000, was on the market for 34 days. (Pessimists, take note.) The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom house has 8,300 square feet, according to the listing details.

There are two master suites with an office area in each, a large living room and deck for parties and a media room with 14-foot ceilings. The outdoor living area includes a patio with a chef's barbecue, a spa, a sauna and steam room, a fire pit and an Asian-style gazebo overlooking the pool. There's also a two-story gym.

If the lodgings seem excessive—and we've included some of its many other luxurious amenities above—we'd remind you that the gloweringly intense actor's career has been enjoying an upswing lately, having seemingly become Hollywood's go-to-guy for playing tormented government employees in projects like Flags of Our Fathers, Breach, and Stop-Loss.

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