British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has spent $1.4 million (£895,000) on a new home close to his parents' residence.

The Lego House hitmaker is staying close to his family and brought the six-bedroom house in Suffolk, England, where he grew up.

The new home was built in 2011 and comes with a three-and-a-half acre plot. Sheeran has hired a landscape gardener to add a lake in the grounds, and the lavish property also boasts a wine cellar, stables, a games room and a vegetable patch.

A source tells Britain's the Sun on Sunday newspaper, "Ed has worked hard to get to where he is so he can afford to splash out on a house, and family is really important to him. He's always seen Suffolk as the place he'll set up for the rest of his life. He knows music isn't for ever.

"He's fully intending to live in this house for years... It's got everything he needs and is in the middle of nowhere so will give him a brilliant base to chill with girlfriend Athina Andrelos away from the madness of touring and recording. It's nice to see a mega star staying true to their roots."

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