Friday, May 31, 2013

Your Mama Hears...

...(via the New York Observer) that Kanye West wants 4.5 million bucks for his Big Apple bachelor pad, a 2,300-ish square foot two unit combination crib in SoHo that he had decked out in austere, haute-minimalist style by maverick Italian architect Claudio Silvestrin in 2007. Property records we picked at and perused reveal he paid a total of $3,140,000 in two separate transactions for the fourth floor apartments.*

Mister West's East Coast pied-a-terre apparently popped up on a New York City-centric real estate listing service but quickly disappeared in—you got it—a proverbial New York minute. A subsequent report in today's New York Post reveals that the 21-time Grammy winner's top producing real estate agent hosted an invite-only open house yesterday for some of the city's top brokers. There are—not surprisingly—"more than a dozen" pair of high-cost sneakers in the master closet and—more surprisingly—several small statues that one broker who toured the space described to The Post look like "an angel, or a little boy Cupid." Oh dear.

Other high profile residents of the full-service building include actor Julianna Margulies and model/t.v. presenter Padma Lakshmi who records show paid nearly eight million clams for her two-unit penthouse pad in early 2012.

Mister West also owns a contemporary, art-filled residence in the Hollywood Hills he's been trying to unload on and off since at least May, 2010 when it was briefly on the open market for $3,995,000. The multi-story hillside house is currently priced at $3,150,000.

Mister West reportedly also maintains an apartment in Paris near his fashion world b.f.f. Riccardo Tisci, the very same Givenchy creative director who just bought a West Village townhouse from high brow performance artist Marina Abramovic and with whom Mister West has been salaciously rumored to share something more than just Platonic. Whatever the case—and who cares, really?—the tabloids and celebrity gossip blogs went berserk this week with unconfirmed reports that the newly divorced Miz Kardashian has agreed to live in Paris with her baby daddy for at least three months after the birth of their bundle of joy. Hard to believe her mother/manager would allow that, but K.K. is a grown woman, and can do what she likes right? Anyways...

In February (2013), Mister West's soon-to-be baby momma Kim Kardashian shelled out $9,000,000 for a 9,000 square foot faux-Tuscan/mock-Med mish-mosh macmansion in the guard gated Bel Air Crest community in Los Angeles. Call us a cynic—and we've certainly been called worse—but Your Mama can't imagine Mister West, a man who fancies he has posh and cutting edge taste, actually living in such a downright ordinary macmansion any more than we imagine our mean ol' pussy cat Sugar speaks Cantonese. We shall see, butter beans, we shall see.

*Mister West bought the first and larger of the two apartments in December 2004 for $1,890,000 and the smaller adjacent unit in February 2006 for $1,250,000.

photos: Claudio Silvestrin

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I could care less about Kanye West but the NYC bachelor pad is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Bettina and Max, your apartment is ready.

JJ said...

Can you do a post of demi lovatos new apartment? please :)

Anonymous said...

It's Bel Air Crest, not Beverly Crest.

Anonymous said...

4:58 If only there was a place to set a drink!! Max & Bettina had more taste though

Anonymous said...

4:58 If only there was a place to set a drink!! Max & Bettina had more taste though

Anonymous said...

I like it a lot, price is not terrible.

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Anonymous said...

I heard that KK flicked the new purchase McMansion off soon after buying it ... is that right?

Anonymous said...

kanye will never move into that bel air crest home. NEVER. hes a douche, but he has good taste in homes and clothes at least, cant say the same for women...

Anonymous said...

You can't imagine Kanye living in Kim's new faux med pile because you're right -- he will never live there.

Kim Kardashian is basically a single mother and this thing will not last.

Kanye has been in LA for maybe a total of 1 week during her entire pregnancy. He lives in New York and Paris and Kim is constantly chasing him around like a puppy. Even sadder she's chasing him around while pregnant.

I them until december.

Anonymous said...

Mama did you see calvin harris finally bought that white elephant of a house in the hills for 7 million. That damn things been on the market for like 5 years!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't stand to spend a minute in that white post modern hell.. But this is a guy who can stand the Kardashian's so I guess that makes sense.

Anonymous said...

@3:09 I saw that on TMZ, seems like a pretty cool house but I'm guessing there is something wrong, probably the most expensive in the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Apparently, Kim and Kanye are tearing down the CA home they bought. Probably his idea.

Anonymous said...

It was just shown on their tv show. They are gutting it. "this will wall be all live greenery" she said. Oy.
Other notable features: no columns, no more grand staircase, no more detailed ceilings, new pool, new color scheme, ivy covered front, new back windows.

$5 says it's Jeff Andrews and he's gonna do it up in a black and white theme with Kelly wearstler accents. Amiright?

Anonymous said...

Oops I should have been more clear. The living room wall with the fireplace will be a wall covered entirely in live greenery.
Remember mc hammers indoor pool? I think that's what they're going for

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lil' gay boy said...

"Bettina and Max, your apartment is ready."

I can see I'm not the first one that occurred to...

;-)

Although impressive, without an accompanying floor-plan it's hard to tell much about the space; as for Kayne himself, the less said the better -- no need to rile up some rabid fan invoking his unfortunate mother's demise...

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