Kanye West has revealed the monastic-style interior of the home he shares with Kim Kardashian West in Hidden Hills, California.
The couple paid a reported $20 million for the mansion in 2014, which was glimpsed for the first time in a series of three tweets.
According to Kris Jenner, the home is now worth $60 million.
West made reference to 2017 horror movie Get Out in his tweets, captioning a photo of the minimalist all-white interior with, “Do (sic) this look like the sunken place.”
The (now deleted) photos revealed long white hallways with Gothic-style high pointed arches and can still be seen here on Kris Jenner’s feed.
The photos reveal long white hallways with Gothic-style high pointed arches, and a white dining room with a white round stone table and white linen armchairs.
Kardashian West replied to her husband on Twitter writing, “Ummm babe. We had a rule to not show our home on social media! Soooo can we now allow KUWTK filming in the home?” – which might explain the now-deleted posts.
The home was designed by the couple in collaboration with Belgian architect Axel Vervoordt, and the 3.5 acre property includes two swimming pools, two spas and its own vineyard.
“Oh my God. I run around the house with towels,” Kardashian West told archdigest of the all-white interior. “You just have to take a deep breath and say, ‘Ok, it’s going to happen. We decided to have light colors.’”
Arguably the most famous couple in the world next to the Royal Family, Kim and Kanye recently made a marked departure from their usually private life to be interviewed at home by Vogue magazine, offering more than just a glimpse – a whole tour – through the home to reveal incredibly pared-back interiors decorated with an off-white palette and the most minimal decor we’ve ever seen!
In the tour – which begins in a light, bright entrance anchored with a simple, large round stone table – Kim describes the Calabasas home as a “minimal monastery” and says its design was inspired by Belgian designer and antiquarian Axel Vervoordt and Kanye.
Rooms are sparsely furnished and punctuated occasionally with considered, often over-sized statement pieces – a textured antique urn here, a show-stopping linear modern armchair there, an unbleached Steinway grand piano in the living rooom…
Light coloured floorboards sweep from room-to-room, mixed with slab flooring. Openings uninterrupted by doors or hardware flow breezily into one another with bare rooms and passageways allowing Kim to walk backwards from room to room – leading the house tour with no fear of running into anything!
The absence of clutter (“unorganised closets” drive Kim crazy) and any personal belongings allows the architecture of the home to shine – with an incredible ensuite off the main bedroom a perfect example. An enormous space with a central island housing twin vanities alonside a huge poured concrete bathtub. Elsewhere an open shower faces out to an internal courtyard overflowing with lush greenery.
In the kitchen is possibly the biggest island bench we’ve ever seen – topped with stone and jam-packed with storage – accessed by generous drawers underneath.
Along one wall is a bank of high-end cookware against a huge stainless steel splashback, with open shelving along another wall displaying a carefully curated selection of ceramic vessels. A glimpse inside the adjoining butler’s pantry reveals a collection of more stoneware – elegant, dark and with a minimal, Japanese aesthetic.
On the other side of the open-plan kitchen space is a dining nook – though ‘nook’ usually tends to describe small, snug areas whereas here is situated a substantial dining table that would seat at least 16 people, surrounded by upholstered banquette seating with off white upholstery and lined two-deep with pristine and plump cushions.
Whilst it’s hard to imagine the home looking like this every day without what must be an army of help to keep the spaces so streamlined and spotless. In the face of a busy family of five, the absence of belongings does have its appeal.
Watch the whole interview below:
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