Kim and Kanye's new home
After rumors of house-hunting in Miami, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West decided to locate closer to home — or closer to the Kardashian home — as reports reveal the high-profile celebrity couple bought a home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air.
The place in question is a newer construction, 9,000-square-foot home in the exclusive, gated Bel-Air neighborhood known as Bel-Air Crest. Built in 2010, the new “Kimye” home is next to a gargantuan 20,000-square-foot home, which is occupied and not on the market. Both homes are currently owned under the same name and were constructed around the same time.
According to property records, the Mediterranean-style home has 5 bedrooms. The three-quarter-acre lot has an expansive grass lawn and views of the surrounding hills. Situated at the end of a dead-end street off the main road, the home has no immediate neighbors behind it.
TMZ has reported that the new parents-to-be plan on redoing the entire home, adding 4,000 square feet to the residence. But, as is, the home is rather impressive and significantly larger than Kim’s current digs in Beverly Hills or Kanye’s place in Hollywood Hills.
Their joint purchase opens with a grand, two-story entrance with black walnut parquet floors and leads to a living room with cathedral-height ceilings and stone fireplace. A gourmet custom kitchen opens to the back yard, which holds an outdoor living area with a barbecue. The master suite has an enormous bath, a closet big enough for the fashion-loving pair, a sitting area and balcony.
Originally listed for $11.4 million in April 2011, the home received a price cut and was most recently listed for sale at $10.75 million. At that price, Kim and Kanye are looking at a $38,077 monthly payment, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year mortgage, according to Zillow’s mortgage calculator.