It may be a bit old fashioned for their modern tastes – but this is the first glimpse inside the $11 million mansion Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have just bought.
The stunning Mediterranean-style mansion in Bel Air boasts wrought-iron staircases, chandeliers and ‘old world’ fittings – so perhaps it will come as no surprise that the high-profile parents-to-be have already made plans to gut the property.
The luxurious home – which was on the market for $10,750,000, according to Trulia – sits in a private gated community in the exclusive California suburb, and is a whopping 10,000 square feet.
Italian villa: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have spent $11 million on this stunning villa in Bel Air as they prepare for their first child
As Kim, 32, and Kanye, 35, are enjoying a ‘babymoon’ in Paris, the first pictures of their new home show a light and airy property that features a two-storey living room, an infinity pool and a library – with plenty of space for their little one to run around.
According to the listing, the 3/4 acre estate is situated on a view-commanding ridgeline.
Designed by architect Ron Firestone, the listing says: ‘custom craftsmanship and old world details are combined with every modern amenity.’
It adds: ‘Hand forged wrought iron and glass front doors open up to the two story formal entry with black walnut parquet floors.
Home sweet home: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, seen in Paris together on Tuesday, have purchased their first house together
Sprawling views: The stunning view from one one of the bedrooms in Kim and Kanye’s new house
‘A two story living room flanked by Cantera stone columns overlooks the rear grounds and mountains beyond. The great room includes wide planked floors, beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace and features a bar and stone wine cellar.
‘The library serves as a warm respite, detailed in rich woods and a burgundy marble fireplace. The master suite has spectacular views from every window, a fireplace, sitting room, large walk-in closet and changing area.’
The master bathroom has large steam shower, spa tub and massage room, while the massive backyard is a dream with sweeping lawns, an infinity edged pool and a loggia that serves as an outdoor living room and kitchen.
TMZ reported on Tuesday that the couple have already gutted the interior and are planning to add an extra 4,000 feet to complete their dream home.
Wrought iron: The doors to the property are rather old fashioned, as are the staircases
Going, going, gone: Kim and Kanye are gutting their new $11 million mansion
Family room: There is more than enough room for Kim and Kanye’s little one to run around
A source told TMZ the new home will be ‘an Italian-style villa, with a gym, movie theater, full hair and make-up salon, bowling alley, basketball court, indoor and outdoor pool.’
Not forgetting a nursery of course.
The stunning infinity pool is visible in new shots of the property, which also has a pool house and large grassy lawn.
The mansion also has a grand driveway and dramatic entrance, as well as plenty of windows to let in the light and a spacious garage.
Covering up: Pregnant Kim Kardashian leaves her Paris hotel in a black cape on Tuesday, accompanied by Kanye West
Beam me up: The family room features a more rustic style with beams on the ceilings and a brick fireplace
Rustic: The farm-style kitchen does not really fit in with Kim and Kanye’s image – despite having all the latest mod cons
The pair will join A-list neighbour Jennifer Aniston, Los Angeles Clippers basketball player Chris Paul, and founder of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment franchise Joe Francis as the famous names in the neighbourhood.
Kanye is well known for his love of interior design and will no doubt be keen to put his stamp on their first home together.
The couple have been dating since last spring and were seen in the City of Love on Tuesday after shopping at the Lanvin and Celine boutiques before dining at L’Avenue restaurant.
Kim was wrapped up in a black cape, with any sign of a bump firmly under wraps, while Kanye defeated the cold in a black blazer.
Before their departure, a Kardashian source told Us magazine the couple plan to holiday in Paris “for a week just to chill. It’s a little babymoon!”
Dining space: The dining room which features a wrought-iron chandelier
Huge: Another lounge area features marble fireplaces
Closet space: There are definitely enough room for Kim’s piles of designer clothes
The couple – who don’t plan to marry yet as Kim is still married to Kris Humphries – surprised many after reportedly turned down a $3 million offer for the first photos of their baby.
A source close to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told TMZ that she and the Otis rapper have been flooded with lucrative offers for their child’s first pictures and were offered the hefty fee from one publication outside the States.
Kim has already been offered $250,000 to host a pregnancy website after being approached by David Dginguerian, an Armenian filmmaker, about working with a planned membership-only website called MyPregnancy.com.
Home, Sweet Home: The $11 million Bel Air Villa that Kim and Kanye will move into
A place to cool off: The mansion has an infinity pool – and reportedly will also feature an indoor pool gym, cinema, hair and make-up salon, bowling alley and basketball court
It is unclear if Kim will sign up as it was recently revealed that she and Kanye are planning to share the pregnancy and their adjustment to parenthood with their fans through a show on E!
E! Entertainment network president Suzanne Kolb said: ‘Kim and Kanye are an incredibly dynamic couple, and their baby news is just so exciting.
‘Like so many Kardashian fans, we love it when this close-knit family gets even bigger. We look forward to sharing the joy as they prepare for more diapers, more bottles and without a doubt, more fabulous baby wear.’
Miami nice: Kim Kardashian stepped out with Jonathan Cheban while in Florida for a photo shoot on Monday
Hiding away: Kim wore a billowing sheer tunic over her leggings as she strolled in the sunshine
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