Kim and Kanye’s House Isn’t What We Were Expecting…

By Sarah Garden
04 February 2020
Design, Architecture, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Property, Los Angeles, Houses
Jackie Nickerson Architectural Digest
Take a look inside the West's extremely white home

When you think of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the words “understated” and “minimalist” aren’t exactly the first that spring to mind. But that’s precisely how we’d describe their home in the LA suburbs.

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A wash of cream, white and beige covers the space, and its starkness is striking. No photos of their large extended family sit above the fireplace, no expensive art adorns the walls, there are no scatter cushions strewn across the sofa… you won’t even find Kim’s book of selfies on the coffee table.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West LA Home
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“We passed by this incredibly extravagant house while strolling through the neighborhood. I’d just had North, and we were doing a lot of walking so I could work off some of the baby fat,” Kim told Architectural Digest. “I didn’t really know Kanye’s style at that point, but I thought the house was perfection. Kanye was less enthusiastic. He said, ‘It’s workable.’”

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West LA Home
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That was back in 2013, and since then the couple have transformed the house into their own idea of domestic bliss – which we can only describe as Black Mirror meets The Sound of Music. They’ve gone for a futuristic vibe with architecture and interiors, and added three more kids to the brood.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West LA Home
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It turns out that design isn’t a new passion for Kanye. In the same interview with Architectural Digest he talks about his early source of inspiration. “When I was growing up in Chicago, before the internet, I’d go to my local Barnes & Noble to check out Architectural Digest and other design magazines, along with the fashion and rap titles,” Kanye says. “My father encouraged me. He always had graph paper around for me to scribble on.”

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West LA Home
Jackie Nickerson for Architectural Digest

The couple worked with a designer that Kanye met a design fair in order to make their vision a reality. Axel Vervoordt says that they had long conversations about the “importance of silence” in order to have some space to think. Within the bare rooms you’ll see similarly subtle furniture by Vervoordt himself, as well as other minimalist designers such as Royère and Pierre Jeanneret.

You may be thinking that the house doesn’t look like much fun for four children, but let us loose in there with a skateboard and we’ll prove you wrong.