Inside Kim Kardashian’s Rising Actual Property Portfolio
Posted On March 13, 2023
Kim Kardashian was born and raised in Los Angeles—Beverly Hills, to be exact—and by the looks of her ever-growing real estate portfolio, she’s not looking to venture too far away anytime soon. The multihyphenate star has expanded her resume significantly since Keeping Up With the Kardashians first debuted on E! in 2007. These days, the billionaire operates her skin care and fashion brands SKKN by Kim and Skims; is the founder of a private equity firm called Skky Partners; and stars alongside her family Hulu’s The Kardashians. Her properties have multiplied and changed to reflect her life circumstances (her growing family and union, then ensuing split with Kanye West, who now goes by “Ye”), and her newfound independence and creative empowerment. Below, we’ve rounded up some of Kardashian’s most well-known homes, including that $60 million “futuristic Belgian monastery.”
A few years before KUWTK became a runaway hit, Kardashian purchased her first home, a 1,750-square-foot condo in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of LA. While it’s unclear how much the reality star paid for the pad, it boasted three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an enormous walk-in closet in the primary suite. The building was just steps from shops and boutiques on Beverly Drive, likely a huge draw for a star on the rise. Kardashian didn’t stay long, however; she ultimately sold the place for $885,000 in 2010.
Kardashian next put down $3.4 million for a five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom Tuscan-style dwelling in Beverly Hills. It was here that her then beau Kris Humphries proposed to her (the couple ultimately called it quits after just 72 days of marriage). The home had all the trappings of a palatial McMansion: a grand two-story entryway, multiple fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, a pool with a waterfall, and a primary suite with its own fireplace, lounge area, custom walk-in closet, and separate dressing rooms. Kardashian and Humphries lived there together until they split, and she sold it for $4 million around the time their divorce was finalized in 2013.
Kardashian and Ye made headlines when they started dating in 2012 and things got real serious real fast. They announced they were pregnant with their first child that December and then snapped up a $9-million Bel Air mansion the following year. The home featured six bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread across 9,000 square feet, with oversized sliding glass doors and windows in the main room, rumored at the time to be some of the largest glass windows ever created for a single-family home in the state of California. Josh Altman of Million Dollar Listing, who later represented the couple in the sale of the home along with his brother, Matt, told Architectural Digest, “It was cool to see the transformation of the house. It was originally a dark Mediterranean home, but Kim and [Ye] redid every single inch of the house, and now it’s minimalistic and modern.” The pair made a tidy profit when they sold the property for $17.8 million in 2017.
The dynamic duo then splashed out on what would become one of their most talked-about homes: a $20-million Hidden Hills estate that they completely renovated into a “futuristic Belgian monastery,” according to Ye. Kardashian recalled to Architectural Digest that the pair had really different reactions when they first came across the property during a neighborhood stroll in 2013. “I didn’t really know [Ye’s] style at that point, but I thought the house was perfection,” she said. “[Ye] was less enthusiastic. He said, ‘It’s workable.’” The couple called on Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt to help them reimagine the sprawling estate, incorporating art installations that also served as play spaces, as well as minimalistic furniture like Vervoordt’s Floating Stone table.
“When I saw the kind of work he was doing, I thought, This man could design Batman’s house,” Ye told AD. “I had to work with him.” In a 2018 tweet, Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner claimed that the home was valued around $60 million given all of the couple’s renovations and investments. Following the pair’s headline-making split several years later, Kardashian bought out Ye’s share of the estate for $23 million. She and their four children still call the palatial residence home, while Ye bought the house across the street.
Before their split, the real-estate-savvy couple continued growing their portfolio with the purchase of a $1.6 million condo in Calabasas. In a 2019 Vogue cover story, Kardashian revealed that she primarily used the 2,260-square-foot unit as an office space (fans of KUWTK will recall it as the location where Kardashian and her sister Kourtney met with a medical medium in hopes of curing Kim’s psoriasis). As a birthday present, Ye had the pad decorated by Belgian architect Vincent van Duysen, giving the condo a minimalist vibe reminiscent of the couple’s main house. Unfortunately, despite the jaw-dropping aesthetics, Kardashian has had a hard time offloading the condo. She first listed it for $3.5 million in 2019, and then again in late 2022 for the same asking price. The current listing shows that it is still on the market.
The same year Kardashian and Ye welcomed their fourth child together, they also trained their eye on expanding their Hidden Hills empire. In March they purchased a $2.7-million property adjacent to their primary residence. Then in the fall, they dropped $2.98 million for a third Hidden Hills property nearby, a ranch with equestrian facilities unconventionally split across either side of a main road. Kardashian listed that home for $5.3 million three years later, and it still appears to be on the market.
Also in 2019, Kardashian and Ye purchased a sprawling Wyoming ranch for $14 million and then a second ranch several months later for $14.5 million. The second property, known as Bighorn Mountain Ranch, spans an impressive 6,713 acres of canyons, bluffs, mountains, creeks, and game hunting grounds. There are some 2,000 elk on the property and several lodges dotting the grounds, as well as two heated helicopter pads for year-round use. Ye owns these Wyoming properties following the couple’s split.
Months after news broke that Kardashian would be keeping the couple’s primary Hidden Hills residence, she purchased a $6.3-million property situated right next door. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom mansion was built in 1975 and had been owned by the same family since, and the reality star would’ve had her work cut out for her if she decided to modernize the space. Presently, the dwelling measures 4,239 square feet, with a mirrored living room, green carpets on the staircase, and a wrought-iron banister. Kardashian ultimately decided not to invest in renovations for the home, flipping it back onto the market for $7 million six months later.
In a 2022 cover story for Vogue, Kardashian also alluded to two projects she has underway: a custom Palm Springs home being built by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Tadao Ando, and a lakeside property in an undisclosed location designed by Kengo Kuma. Kardashian described the Palm Springs project as “concrete, gray-toned, and really zen,” which aligns with Ando’s past projects, including a ranch in Santa Fe that once belonged to Tom Ford. Kuma is perhaps best known for his work designing the national stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and draws on natural elements to influence his designs.
Kardashian most recently dropped a whopping $70.4 million for Cindy Crawford’s former Malibu home, a jaw-dropping seaside property that was originally listed for $99.5 million. (The sellers were investor Adam Weiss and his wife, Yellowstone actress Barret Swatek, who purchased the home from Crawford for $45 million in 2018.) Situated in the exclusive Encinal Bluffs neighborhood, the Mediterranean-style villa measures 7,450 square feet and sits on a 3.18-acre lot boasting multiple wraparound decks, patios, and a private path to a secluded beach. There is also a tennis court, a poolside cabana with an outdoor fireplace, and a spa and fire pit area overlooking the ocean. Kardashian’s purchase marked the highest-price home sold in Malibu in 2022, and the fourth-highest in all of California.