Parents and in-laws can be a little overwhelming at the best of times. Many people would agree that seeing them every day would be too much, and living on the same street would be totally out of the question. But Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are two people who know exactly what that feels like.
The Kardashian and the Jenner families are probably among the most famous that have ever lived. Kim, Kourtney, Robert Jr. and Khloé Kardashian are the product of Robert Kardashian and Kris Houghton’s marriage, which ended when they divorced. Then Kris moved on with Bruce Jenner.
Next, Kris and Bruce welcomed Kendall and Kylie into the world, and both daughters took their Olympic sports star father’s surname, Jenner. These days, though, Bruce identifies as Cait, following a highly publicized gender transition.
All of the Kardashians and Jenners, bar Robert Kardashian Jr., have had starring roles in the reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians ever since it first aired in 2007. But like Robert Kardashian Jr., Jenner’s kids from his first marriage don’t appear much in the show either.
There’s little doubt that Kim Kardashian-West is the most well-known Kardashian of them all. After all, Kim pretty much broke the internet when a photo of her nude bum appeared online. But more recently, something happened which put Kim and her husband Kanye West in the spotlight for a different reason.
It all happened back in December 2017 when Kim and Kanye were living in the upmarket Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles. Their mansion was worth at least $20 million and it was more than big enough to house the couple’s ever-growing young family. At the time they had two kids, North and Saint.
And a third Kardashian-West child was on the way: baby Chicago, who was born in January 2018. But just before Chicago arrived, Kim and Kanye got another little surprise. However, it might not necessarily have been a good one.
That’s because most people wouldn’t choose to live next door to their in-laws. But Kris had been looking for a house to move into, and in December 2017 she found one. And guess what? It was just a stone’s throw away from Kim and her son-in-law Kanye.
That’s right, Kris forked out a whopping $9.925 million on a mansion literally opposite the Kardashian-West family home. For a lot of people this might have been a little too close for comfort, but the Kardashian-Jenner clan seem to get on pretty well, if their reality show is anything to go by.
While moving onto the same street as your daughter and son-in-law might be a bold move, there’s proof that both parties were used to being in each other’s company. After all, Kim and Kanye actually lived with Kris for two years while their own house was being revamped.
In fact, Kris said that she would take the couple back into her home “in a heartbeat.” She even went as far as saying that she missed having Kim and Kanye around. Perhaps that was one of the reasons for her buying a pad so close to them, although we can only speculate.
Meanwhile, Kris won’t be short on space in her new pad. Her mansion boasts a total of six bedrooms and a generous eight bathrooms, meaning she won’t have any problems hosting the Kardashian-West family, should they fancy popping over to see grandma across the street.
As it happens, it wasn’t the first time that Kris had dropped big money on a house in the Hidden Hills area, so perhaps the identity of their new neighbour shouldn’t have come as a major surprise to Kim and Kanye. And, taking a leaf out her mom’s real estate brochure, Kylie has also owned homes in the ’hood.
Meanwhile, it sounds as though Kris’ latest property could be her most luxurious yet. The fixtures and fittings should still have that showroom gleam to them as the pad was only finished in 2016. What’s more, the interior is a massive 9,400-square-foot in size, with nearly six times that area making up the property’s grounds.
There’s a huge door that opens up to reveal a spacious open-plan house with plenty of space for visitors. The kitchen is kitted out with top-of-the-range appliances as well as natural wood cabinets and marble surfaces. Stroll through to the dining room and you’ll find not one, but two wine fridges.
The $10 million mansion also offers a living room with a fireplace, but that’s not all. On one side of the room is a glass wall that opens up to allow guests to walk out onto a large patio. But it’s the master bedroom on the ground level that is the real show-stopper.
You see, not only does the bedroom have its own fireplace, but it also has a separate door leading to the property’s back patio. Meanwhile, the ensuite bathroom boasts a standalone bathtub as well as a steam shower. All very luxurious, but the bedroom’s crowning glory is arguably its outlook onto the huge grounds around the property.
Other awesome features in Kris’ new mansion include a cinema and a stunning swimming pool. Not only that, but there’s a spa big enough for ten people, as well as a fire pit to gather round during the cooler evenings.
And while Kim and Kanye’s pad is worth more than double that of Kris’, the new Jenner pile still looks to be pretty special. Plenty of people would freak out if they heard their mother or mother-in-law was moving in across the street, but Kim and Kanye seemed to be pretty chilled about it.
After all, there are some definite advantages to having family members live so close by. You never have to go far for a family get-together, and you should definitely see a sizable reduction in your phone bill. And, of course, if ever Kim and Kanye run out of milk they can just pop across the street and give Kris a holler.