Inside Kim Kardashian’s Jaw-Dropping $70 Million Malibu Estate Renovation
Property Background and Notable Prior Owners
Tucked away along Malibu’s rugged coastline, Kim’s sprawling estate stands on a 1.5 acre plot boasting 103 feet of ocean frontage. Originally built in the 1950s, the home passed through several owners before entrepreneur Richard Saghian bought it in 2020 for $45.5 million. Saghian invested heavily in renovations prior to flipping the property to Kim in April 2021 for nearly $25 million over his purchase price.
Kim’s Famous Neighbor: Leonardo DiCaprio
While secluded, Kim’s extraordinary new residence lies adjacent to fellow A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio’s equally impressive Malibu spread. Purchased by DiCaprio in 2002 for $6 million, his compound underwent extensive additions to transform into a Cape Cod-style sanctuary steps from Kim’s place.
Crafting The Quintessential Kardashian Palace
Upon acquiring the lavish estate, Kim began envisioning her dream retreat defined by neutral tones, clean lines and an aura of relaxed California elegance. She entrusted acclaimed architect Paul McClean and interior designer Axel Vervoordt to actualize that grand vision. Vervoordt is well known for his work with Kim's estranged husband Kanye West on various minimalist homes.
Some of the most striking elements augmenting the property during its extensive face lift include:
- Two pools added for additional lounging and entertainment space
- An expansive driveway and parking area for Kim’s fleet of luxury vehicles
- Meticulously planned landscaping courtesy of respected landscape architecture studio Marmol Radziner
- A minimalist-inspired all-white interior palette creating breezy, beach house appeal
- Stunning custom Axel Vervoordt furniture imported from Belgium
- Bathrooms clad in slabs of rare Stone Royale limestone
With construction finally completed in early 2023, Kim and her four children relish escaping to their spectacular Malibu sanctuary and enjoying its seemingly endless amenities for relaxation and fun.
One-Of-A-Kind Amenities: Private Beach Access
Without question, the compound's most jealousy-inducing feature is a private passage leading from Kim's home directly to the beach. Constructed through excavating bedrock, the path enables Kim's family and guests to access sand and surf just steps away without ever crossing public land. Neighbors estimate the secluded corridor likely cost north of $5 million to complete – a small price for someone of Kim's financial stature.
Lavish Interior Finishes Worthy of Kardashian Standards
Inside, no expense was spared creating an atmosphere of quiet California refinement. Limestone flooring greets visitors in the grand foyer while 10 fireplaces crafted from imported French limestone elevate cozy spaces throughout the dwelling. The gourmet kitchen dazzles with striking black cabinetry and rare stone countertops. Bathrooms provide spa-like tranquility enveloped in Stone Royale limestone bathtubs and stone steam showers equipped with Dornbracht fixtures.
To offer dazzling views from every room, McClean's clever architectural design incorporates vast sliding doors that fully open living areas to ocean vistas and sunshine. This signature indoor/outdoor flow makes entertaining large gatherings effortless while capitalizing on the home’s idyllic natural backdrop.
Luxury Compound Living, Kardashian-Style
For Kim Kardashian’s newest iteration of her constantly evolving real estate portfolio, this extraordinary Malibu residence checks all the boxes. With ample room for her four kids to thrive; A-list neighbors; endless amenities and California’s quintessential beachfront lifestyle just steps away, she will undoubtedly create countless memories in this magnificent oasis for years to come.