Hidden Hills, California, United States
By now many of you have seen the results of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s extensive remodel of their Hidden Hills estate. Not surprisingly, keyboard critics were quick to express their distaste for the striking changes. We’ve uncovered a selection of before photos showing what the nearly 16,000 square foot mansion looked like when the celebrity couple purchased it in 2014 for nearly $20 million. Scroll down and a take a look at what the property previously looked like. Click here to see what it looks like now!
After years of renovations and sinking over $40 million into purchasing and altering the sprawling California mansion, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West revealed the residence through Architectural Digest earlier this year. TMZ reported in 2014 that Kim and Kanye would be purchasing the former home of Lisa Marie Presley in the gated community of Hidden Hills for $20 million. The couple sunk another $20 million into renovations, adding a music studio, new master bedroom suite and making major changes to both the interior and exterior design. Their style can best be described as extremely minimal with Kanye calling it a “futuristic Belgian monastery.” People published an article in early February stating, “The couple worked closely with Belgian architect Axel Vervoordt to completely remodel the home, creating a stark, almost church-like aesthetic. The home is decorated entirely in muted shades of white, brown and grey — a color scheme which the pair says relaxes them and makes them happy to be home amid the chaos of the outside world.” Upon completion in 2019, the couple had the property appraised with an estimated value of $60 million according to TMZ. Kim isn’t the only Kardashian living it up in one of the most popular gated communities in California. Billionaire sister Kylie Jenner also owns a property here and her mother Kris just sold her 9,400 square foot home for $15 million to Coty Inc. heiress, Katharina Harf. Cosmetic mogul and YouTuber Jeffree Star also purchased a 25,000 square foot mansion in the community in December 2019 for $14.6 million. Architectural Digest published the property on February 3, 2020.