Fresh off snapping up her very own beige private jet, Kim Kardashian has purchased a stunning cliff-top estate in Malibu for USD$70.4 million (AUD$104.6 million). The media personality, with over 330 million Instagram followers and the envy of every broke influencer wannabe, now lays claim to the fourth highest property deal in California this year. Good luck keeping up with the Kardashians, folks.
The oceanfront home is located on the Encinal Bluffs, one of Malibu’s most elite neighbourhood pockets. Putting the locals on notice, the off-market deal marks the priciest residential transfer in the city this year and judging from the first pictures of the celebrity home, it was worth it.
Built in 1944 but extensively remodelled in 1990 and again in 2016, the Mediterranean villa-style home was originally the centrepiece of a 6-acre estate long owned by biotech entrepreneur Walter de Logi, who died in 2014. The following year, his widow Lynda sold the big estate for more than USD$50 million to her high-flying neighbours, supermodel Cindy Crawford and her hospitality entrepreneur husband Rande Gerber (via Dirt).
The couple subsequently subdivided the land: one of the primarily vacant 2.8-acre lot and the other a 3.2-acre spread containing the main house. With the land skyrocketing in price, they held onto the smaller piece and sold off the larger block in 2018 for USD$45 million to Adam Weiss, a retired hedge fund manager from California’s Silicon Valley. After re-landscaping the premises and living there for a few years, Weiss eventually sold the property to Kardashian.
Kim’s new Malibu mansion is locked behind an impenetrable hedge and a towering gate, making it invisible from the street and providing ultimate privacy for one of the most famous people on the planet. Inside, the 7,500-square-foot house features four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, plus multiple spacious living areas and a home gym. As you’d expect, banks of glass and open terraces throughout her new house take full advantage of the spectacular location, offering coastline views.
Several outside areas are spread across the different levels of the land. Outdoor stairs lead to a swimming pool and cabana, and a spa with its own terrace with views of the ocean. Moving past the tennis court, private steps lead down to the sand for casual beach walks and swimming.
A little sidenote for the gossip lovers, Kim Kardashian’s new home is roughly 14 miles up the coast from ex-husband Kanye West’s big brutalist abode. Check out more images of the property below.