Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Close to Selling Bel Air Mansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Kanye Kim Kardashian Selling Bel Air
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We’ve now heard from two proven and impeccably connected informants that reality TV queen Kim Kardashian and grandiose pronouncement-prone hip-hop provocateur Kanye “Yeezus” West are inches away from making a hush-hush, off-market deal to sell a nearly 10,000-square-foot Bel Air mansion they scooped up in early 2013 for $9 million, and extensively remodeled at great expense but, alas, never actually moved in to. Last year, unsubstantiated rumors held that the couple, KimYe as they’re collectively known in the tabs, wanted more than $20 million for the posh pad, and word on the Platinum Triangle real estate street is that the down-low deal — if it flies — will settle in at somewhere north of $14 million. (UPDATE 2/23/16: We’ve since heard from a third little birdie the agreed upon price is actually $18 million.)

The property isn’t listed on the open market, so few details of the couple’s overhaul are publicly known, but digital resources indicate the sleekly rehabbed contemporary — prior to the renovation, it was floridly ersatz Tuscan villa — opens at the rear to a flat backyard with broad canyon views, a lushly watered sweep of lawn, newly installed swimming pool and spa, and open-air poolside cabana. Even though Forbes estimated he raked in approximately $22 million (and she around $53 million) last year, West tweeted earlier in the month that he is, oddly and improbably enough, $53 million in debt, so this property gossip imagines he’d be thrilled to finally shed the cash-draining mansion.

Instead of setting up house in the freshly fancied Bel-Air manse, the social-media mega-mavens — he has 19-million-plus Twitter followers, she has in excess of 60 million on Instagram — opted for a bigger and brand new French Country-style behemoth of nearly 16,000 super-luxe square feet on three acres in the guard-gated and celeb-saturated Hidden Hills enclave in L.A.’s far western suburbs, a property they picked up in August 2014 for a tetch less than $20 million. The estate, once owned by rock ’n’ roll heiress Lisa Marie Presley, is conveniently just around the corner from Kardashian’s mom and manager Kris Jenner’s mansion.

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  1. Dane says:

    Lisa Marie Presley’s house was torn down and the house they bought was built on spec, I believe, to replace it. In turn, as detailed through various media outlets and, I guess, the Kardashian show, they are making major changes to the new house and a year and a half after closing on it, have yet to move in. At some point, according to reports, renowned Belgium decorator Axel Vervoodt was brought on board

    Will the marriage last long enough for them to actually move into it together?

    Would be interesting to see what they did with the Bel Air house. And gold plated faucets or not, it’s hard to believe anybody is paying close to 18m in that development. What’s the highest price ever paid in there?

  2. cadavra says:

    In a related story, property values on the block suddenly skyrocketed 400%.

  3. lil' gay boy says:

    …oddly and improbably enough, $53 million in debt…

    Funny how that figure coincides. Frankly, I wouldn’t credit him with the sense God gave a goose, let alone $53 million.

  4. Dave says:

    Why do I waste so much time reading stories about talentless people who don’t matter? Greatest most influential artist of all time, please! What a joke! I don’t even want to get started on the Kardashians, whose only meaningful contribution is that they’ve slept with the NBA.

  5. Jimmy Green says:

    West would do better buying an outhouse for all the shit he emits.

  6. Desert Donna says:

    Located conveniently around the corner from his Mother in Law??? That is a statement. Every guy wants to be that close to their MIL. ROFL

  7. HidingInTheHills says:

    Don’t forget they also bought the adjacent property in HH that was also owned by Presley and occupied by her ex husband.
    Tmz posted pictures a few days ago and it looks like they have joined the two lots together to create a larger yard/rear gate house/ extended driveway that opens onto Kris’ street

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