Kanye West Drops $57.3 Million On Tadao Ando-Designed Malibu Home2 min read
Looks like Kanye West is headed to the beach—according to Dirt, the designer and musician just spent $57.3 million on a minimalist seaside mansion in Malibu. The concrete home was designed by Tadao Ando and built by Marmol Radziner (the firm also served as executive architect on the project), and previously owned by Richard Sachs. Ando is the renowned architect behind the He Art Museum in China and the Bourse de Commerce in Paris, among other buildings. Sachs, a financier and ex of Ashley Olsen, purchased the property in 2003 for the much lower price of $1.9 million, and radically transformed the place during his near 20 years of residency.
The 3,665 square foot home is divided into three stories: a bottom floor with three guest bedrooms, a middle floor for shared space, and a top floor containing the primary suite. Though there’s no yard, outdoor space can be found on the second floor, where a lounge area surrounds a fire pit and on the rooftop terrace, along direct access to the beach from a staircase leading from the second floor. Because the four bedroom, four and a half bathroom home was purchased in an off-market deal, there are no interior photos available online, though it’s clear from images of the exterior that are circulating that the concrete structure suits West’s minimalist style.
“When I was growing up in Chicago, before the internet, I’d go to my local Barnes & Noble to check out Architectural Digest and other design magazines,” Kanye told AD during a home tour in 2020. “My father encouraged me. He always had graph paper around for me to scribble on.” The rapper and designer also owns a ranch property in Wyoming, a condo in Calabasas, and two condos in New York.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest