Melodic Malibu: Kanye West Purchases $57.3 Million Tadao Ando Home

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Renowned rapper, fashion magnate, and pop culture phenomenon Kanye West has dropped his album, “Donda,” as well as $57.3 million on a Tando Ando designed home in Malibu, California.

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Kanye West has become widely recognized and popularized in contemporary culture with his successful music career, fashion brand, eclectic character, and now with his newest real estate purchase. West once visited Naoshima, the Japanese “art island” designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, and reportedly became enamored with the “life-changing” place. Now with his newest real estate deal, West has acquired his own artful residence with the purchase of a miraculous Malibu home.

In an off-market deal, West spent $57.3 million on his newfound Malibu residence. The part house, part art space was designed by Tadao Ando as one of his only homes in the United States. Last year, the property was listed for a whopping $75 million before being removed shortly after. While West was able to purchase the property at an immensely discounted rate, this sale still marks the second most expensive real estate purchase for a Malibu residence this year.

West’s newfound abode spans just under 5,700 square feet stretching from the road down to the beach. The vaguely Brutalist-inspired house features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. With masterful design, each level of the home serves a distinct purpose. The lowest floor presents three ensuite guest bedrooms. The middle level boasts the public areas of the home such as the living room, kitchen, and powder room. The top floor is exclusively reserved for the owner with a penthouse level bedroom suite and a rooftop terrace overlooking the oceanside.

Although photographs of the interior are not available online, Marmol Radziner, the L.A.-based architecture firm who built the house in collaboration with Ando, described the decor as minimalistic “yet warm." While the homes exterior does not offer a spacious yard or greenery, it presents access to the nearby picturesque beach and the space serves as its own unique approach to a seaside Malibu home.

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