People Don't Know What To Think Of Kim And Kanye's 'Monastery'-Style Home

by Madison Vanderberg
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West share photos of their extremely minimal house and the internet has questions

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have shared glimpses of their home on social media before and each time the internet loses their mind because the Kardashian West household looks like a straight-up museum. But now, Kim and Kanye have finally invited the whole world into nearly every room in their house and the internet hit them with a resounding, “yep, still looks like a museum.”

Kim and Kanye’s unique home was recently featured in Architectural Digest and though it’s a feat of design and architecture, we can’t help but wonder how you live in a house like this. Kim said she’s “dreamed” of being featured in the design mag and called her home’s style “minimal,” which is an understatement of a century because their living room consists of one kidney bean-shaped table and a single chair.

The design aesthetic is even more wild considering that Kim and Kanye live in the suburbs. Despite living in the boring old ‘burbs, Kim and Kanye wanted a “futuristic Belgian monastery” vibe, which is quite literally how Kanye describes their style. The home took seven years to complete and was designed with Belgian artist Axel Vervoordt, who Kanye said is so creative, Vervoordt “could design Batman’s house.”

The house is so minimal, there isn’t a single piece of decor, framed photo, or even one of Kanye’s Grammy awards, but Vervoordt says “the proportions are the decoration” and okie dokie then.

To be fair, the house is supposed to be a serene, safe haven for the Kardashian-West brood, and if an echo chamber for a hallway makes them calm, so be it.

“The one thing Kanye and I had in common was our preference for a neutral palette. I love the simplicity of the design. Everything in the outside world is so chaotic. I like to come into a place and immediately feel the calmness,” Kim says.

One look at this house and one might wonder how any of this is fun for their kids, though Kanye insists that the kids love it. “The kids ride their scooters down the hallways and jump around on top of the low Axel tables, which they use as a kind of stage. This house may be a case study, but our vision for it was built around our family,” he explained.

Also, the playroom doubles as an art installation, because #Kanye.

Naturally, the internet was like “uhhhh… huh?”


There were an equal number of fans who loved the house and North West’s room is pretty cute and pink. Extremely monochromatic, but cute, nonetheless.

Also, their backyard looks like a spa and fun fact, the backyard is so perfectly pristine, Kim told AD that she hasn’t even swam in the pool yet. #RichPeopleProblems.

All that matters is that Kim, Kanye, and the kids are happy roaming the empty halls of the stark art museum they call home.

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