Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who are America's sweethearts whether America likes it or not, have reportedly put an $11M price tag on the half-renovated L.A. home they bought in 2013 and have since abandoned. Now that they've moved out of Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner's home in Calabasas, into a $20M home nearby with, among other notable amenities, three whole kitchen islands, there's not need to keep outfitting this odd Tuscan-inspired McMansion-y thing with gold-plated toilets and Swarovski-encrusted appliances.
No, really, that's what the Daily Mail alleged they were filling the home with (along with six $200K special-edition Savoir Royal State Beds, which take "hundreds of hours to create from a unique combination of cashmere, carded Virgin lamb's wool and Mongolian horse hair laid over hand tied, star-lashed springs"), as part of a gut renovation expected to cost "twice as much as the property," or $18M. Which makes it a real shame that there aren't yet any new listing photos of the place, which Real Estalker hears is being quietly shopped around via an "off-market whisper listing."
Last time Kanye West, whose earnest approach to design appreciation is a gift, tried to go all HGTV on something was at his wedding. As Page Six reported:
"Kanye returned one hour before the wedding and didn't like the all-white bar that was in front of the Gold Toilet Tower. He took a saw, and started sawing it in half himself. Two men held the bar stable as he sawed, and sawed, into the bar, defacing the entire front, screaming at everyone around him. He said it looked like a bar from Texas. Then he ordered two pieces of raw wood to be nailed onto the front of the bar. Once the wood was in place, 'Now,' he said, 'It's art.'" Arguably, that effort was more successful than Kanye's foray into home renovation, because he finished what he started.
· Kim Kardashian and Kanye Quietly Selling Bel Air Mansion [Variety via Curbed LA]
· Kim and Kanye Finally List Half-Finished L.A. Mansion for $11M [Curbed National]
· Here's the $20M SoCal Mansion Kim and Kanye Just Bought [Curbed National]