Kim Kardashian will keep the 15,000-square-foot Southern California mansion that the former couple purchased in 2014 as part of her divorce from rapper Kanye West TMZ has reported.
The reality show star and her rapper husband, as they then were bought the house for $20 million, then sank another $20 million into a massive renovation and revitalization that West himself supervised.
TMZ reported that the decision allows the former couple’s four children, North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 1 to reside in the only home they’ve grown up to know. Kardashian has said she loves the home and has most of her family within a block.
On West’s part, he doesn’t have many ties to the exclusive enclave. And he has spent lots of time in Wyoming recently after buying a 9,000-acre ranch in the Cowboy State in 2019. It’s not certain where he’ll permanently reside after the divorce, which is reportedly amicable as Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children.
In the upscale area, located in the Santa Monica Mountains north of LA, the former couple’s Alex Vervoordt-designed home received a cover story in Architectural Digest in March 2020. It was notably marked by stark minimalism in design.
“We didn’t talk about decoration but a kind of philosophy about how we live now and how we will live in the future,” Vervoordt told AD.
That philosophy is wabi-sabi, a longtime hallmark of Japanese design that promotes “wisdom in natural simplicity.” That resulted in minimal furnishings, natural materials, and rooms sheathed in an off-white plaster, which social-media critics not only called “cold and scary” but also impractical with children.
The home also has cavernous hallways, two pools, a vineyard, and a single sink that alone cost $30,000. Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February after seven years of marriage.