Do you smell what The Rock is cooking ... in his new palatial kitchen?

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who has crossed over from college football player to WWE star to Hollywood leading man, has a new castle. The People's Champ recently purchased a $3.45 million home near Miami.

The popular entertainer purchased the home from Dolphins offensive tackle Vernon Carey, according to the Miami Herald. A first-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, Carey could be the only active NFL player to spend his entire college and pro career in his hometown. He grew up across the street from the site where the Dolphins Sun Life Stadium now sits and watched it being built in the mid 1980s. Carey played college ball at the University of Miami before joining the Dolphins.

He sure didn't get a hometown deal on the house, though. Carey originally paid $3.7 million for the property. So he took a bath both inside and outside the mansion.

Johnson's new digs include 13,670 square feet, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a movie theatre. That's kind of a big deal since Johnson has a number of films coming out during the next few months, including "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" and the upcoming "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."

The Rock, who like Carey played college football at the University of Miami, had reportedly sold all of his South Florida homes last year, but he's returned as a property owner in a large way.

In taxes alone, Johnson will spend $60,000 per year. Don't feel too bad for him though, as Johnson has a net worth of more than $65 million.

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