The eight-year-old isn’t a fan of the minimalism of the nude-coloured, furniture-less California mansion (which has been described as a ‘futuristic Belgian monastery’, or the ‘sunken place’). During a “Mom Confessions” segment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kim revealed that “every time I get into some kind of disagreement with my daughter North, she thinks this is a dig to me, and she’ll say, ‘Your house is so ugly. It’s all white. Who lives like this?’”
The $60 million Hidden Hills, California estate famously looks like a location for a fashion shoot rather than a home for four children, with its bone-coloured walls and distinct lack of – anything. Like, where’s all your stuff?
North clearly hit a nerve, as the house was designed by both Kim and Kanye, with help from designer Axel Vervoordt on the furnishings. “She just thinks it, like, gets to me,” Kim told Ellen. “And it is kinda mean, because I like my house.”
While the pristine home seems to value looks over practicality, it sounds as though Kim was the more sensible party on the renovation project, telling Architectural Digest last year: “Kanye would come up with the most far-out ideas, and I’d say, ‘This is not normal. We need drawers!’ I was the voice of functionality.”
Kim recently divulged that North is now a “goth girl”, so we’re imagining her bedroom – unlike the rest of the Kardashian West crib – is painted black, curtains firmly shut, with Black Sabbath posters adorning the walls.
Meanwhile, Kanye is selling his Wyoming ranch for a cool $11 million, while recently purchasing a $57 million, Tadao Ando-designed home in Malibu. Luckily for North, it is reported that Kim will be keeping the Hidden Hills home amid the pair’s divorce.