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May 28, 2003
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Keanu Reeves is no longer homeless, after splashing out £3.3 million on his first permanent home, a luxury pad in the Hollywood Hills.The minimalist three-bedroom property, which was originally built in the 1980s as an art collector's residence, has high ceilings and huge expanses of wall space. It also boasts dramatic views over the city, a courtyard, three bathrooms and a 50-foot swimming pool. Until now Keanu has lived in a luxury suite at an LA hotel, but it seems he is now ready to become a homemaker. 

The 38-year-old bought the estate just before jetting out to the Cannes Film Festival with his Matrix co-stars Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne. The house, which is considered modest by Hollywood standards, is in keeping with the actor's spartan approach to life. He is well-known for the fact that he has never owned a property and prefers to stay in hotels wherever he is shooting or touring with his band Dogstar.

During filming of his 2000 film, The Replacements, he even turned down a luxury trailer the studio had provided for him.

"I like to keep things simple," he said. "I spoke to the producers and they took the big trailer away and gave me one the same size as those of the other actors... I don't need a lot of space or comfort. Just give me a couch, a table, a few bottles of mineral water, and some fruit, and I'll be fine."

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After years spent living in hotels and trailers on location, the Matrix star has splashed out on a multi-million-dollar estate

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