KIM Kardashian wants to sell the $60m Calabasas mansion she spent six years building for a 'fresh start' away from Kanye West, claim friends.
It was revealed yesterday that the reality star’s marriage to rapper Kanye, 43, is "over" and she’s speaking to divorce lawyers – and now, insiders say she’s keen to move on.
"Kim never loved the house, she felt it was cold and like living in a museum," says a source close to the family.
"The process of getting it built was chaotic as Kanye was always changing his mind and starting over and now, the house represents the chaos of the marriage to her.
"It had bad memories – if she keeps it in the divorce, she’ll likely sell it and move somewhere close by for a fresh start," the insider added.
"She won’t go far – she wants her children to grow up close to their cousins – but she won’t stay in the house.
"The first thing she's doing is bringing in loads of couches and cushions and making the 'museum' cosy, until she can sell it and buy a new place for the next chapter in her life."
Reports yesterday claimed that Kim, 40, was keen to keep hold of the LA mansion as her children – North, 7, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 1, 'grew up there' – and that while Kanye owned the actual house, Kim owned the land it’s built on and the surrounding plots.
The minimalist property boasts eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a cinema, basketball court and a huge swimming pool and is fully decorated in white, beige and cream, with Kanye taking credit for much of the property's design.
He worked alongside Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt to complete their vision.
The property once belonged to Lisa-Marie Presley before the couple purchased it for $20m in 2013, going on to spend $40m on renovations.
They eventually moved in in 2017 while work was still being done and the property was only declared finished in 2019.
Speaking in 2019 to Architectural Digest, Kim said she loved the original house, but Kanye insisted on a full re-design, calling it "workable".
"Kanye would come up with the most far-out ideas, and I’d say, 'This is not normal. We need drawers!' I was the voice of functionality," she added.
The couple also own a $14m ranch in Wyoming.
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