June 19, 2021

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Though Their Show Is Over, We’ll Still Keep Up With the Kardashians

After 14 event-filled years, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is drawing to a close. The reality TV show catapulted the Kardashians and Jenners—and their real estate dealings—into the cultural zeitgeist.

And although the show is ending, their real estate legacy marches on. We’ve watched in collective fascination as the family ceaselessly bought and sold luxury homes. Many of those residences were located in the Hidden Hills-Calabasas area and forever changed the profile of that community.

“When several members of a very public, fantastically wealthy, and entrepreneurial family, like the Kardashians, choose to make their home in this guard-gated enclave, it has a lasting impact,” says Aimee Stern, director of the Estates Division at The Agency.

“Other high-profile and high net worth individuals and families are more likely to be intrigued and potentially inspired to consider the neighborhood when making their next move,” says Stern.

The family chose homes that are close enough to the glitz and glamour of Southern California’s more famous streets—but not too close.

“High-profile and high net worth individuals and families are choosing Hidden Hills, rather than other luxury neighborhoods in Los Angeles, like Beverly Hills and Bel-Air. Hidden Hills is one of very few discreet areas in the city that provides guard-gated security and privacy, spectacular views, properties on oversized lots, and a quiet and peaceful lifestyle,” says Stern.

Let’s take a look back at all the real estate drama the Kardashians and Jenners have delivered over the past couple of decades.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have bought and sold some seriously luxe homes.

Just as many of us will rewind through our memories of Kardashian West’s ups and downs over the years, we’re also pressing rewind on her major real estate deals. First up was her 4,000-square-foot “starter” mansion in Beverly Hills, which she picked up in 2010 for $4.8 million.

Kim Kardashian West’s Beverly Hills starter mansion

(Realtor.com)

Three years later, after customizing the home with her signature style, she sold the five-bedroom bachelorette pad, furniture included, for $5 million. She made a quick getaway because she planned to move in with West, her soon-to-be husband. The moderate-sized mansion, while not a particularly profitable investment, is momentous in marking the beginning of the reality TV star’s real estate journey.

The newly christened Kimye then went on a real estate spree, purchasing a place in posh Bel-Air for $10.75 million, and then pouring some $2 million into a remodel and expansion, adding a gym, movie theater, bowling alley, basketball court, $750,000 glam room, and indoor pool. They turned around and sold this home for $18 million without ever living in it.

Why the change of heart? The couple, apparently frustrated by renovation delays and limited by property lines, decamped for the celebrity enclave of Hidden Hills, where they splashed out almost $20 million for 3 acres, two swimming pools, and a 16,000-square-foot house.

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While the home was already swanky, the two embarked on a Kardashian-style renovation, adding a full-size movie theater, gym, hair salon, recording studio, lake-sized pool, and basketball court.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West’s $20 million home in Hidden Hills

(Realtor.com)

In order to accommodate all the extras, the pair proceeded to purchase the home next door for $2.9 million, giving them a full 5 acres to spread out.

The marital estate where the two raised their children is also close to matriarch Kris Jenner and sister Kourtney Kardashian.

However, the pair weren’t done with the area. In 2019, they picked up a $3 million ranch next door to their property. They planned to make it into a guest compound and an organic farm, bringing their total parcel to 8 acres. 

West made headlines of his own as well, with a major land grab in Cody, WY, snagging the 9,000-acre Monster Lake Ranch in 2020. It was previously listed for $14 million, but it’s unclear how much the rapper paid. He clearly has big plans, with permits for a 52,000-square-foot compound.

La Quinta, CA, in the Palm Springs area has also become a Kardashian hub. This desirable desert town, just a two-hour drive from L.A., has become another celebrity favorite. Kardashian West and West paid $6.3 million for a 2-acre parcel in the town’s exclusive Madison Club, where Jenner also owns a home.

With the couple now headed for a divorce, more drama will assuredly ensue over the division of their extensive real estate portfolio.

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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner not only helped propel her family to fame, she also blazed a familial trail in real estate, picking up a $4 million Mediterranean villa in Hidden Hills in 2010. Daughters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe all eventually bought properties in the same vicinity.

After her 2014 divorce from husband, now Caitlyn Jenner, Kris held on to the home. Caitlyn moved into a rental, and then eventually bought a home in the coastal town of Malibu.

In 2017, Kris upgraded to a $10 million custom estate, practically across the street from Kardashian West in Hidden Hills. The brand-new, 9,400-square-foot mansion sits on 1.28 acres.

In 2018, the famous “momager” splurged on a $12 million, 11,081-square-foot, seven-bedroom, seven-bath mansion in La Quinta.

The desert getaway in the Coachella Valley offers a sleek pool, outdoor fireplaces, and views of the mountains. It even boasts a star-studded history—with Sylvester Stallone a previous owner.

Kris Jenner’s La Quinta getaway

(Realtor.com)

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Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian

After her divorce from NBA star Lamar Odom, Khloé Kardashian purchased pop star Justin Bieber’s old house in Calabasas, CA, for $7.2 million in 2014. She spent years (and tons of dough) renovating the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 9,214-square-foot spread.

Her work paid off. In 2020, she essentially doubled her money, selling the home for a record $15.5 million in an off-market deal.

Khloe didn’t move far, however. She had also picked up a brand-new build closer to mom Kris in Hidden Hills.

As for Kourtney, she purchased a home from retired football player Keyshawn Johnson in 2014. It’s just down the street from Khloé.

And Kourtney’s split from longtime companion Scott Disick, another reality TV show was born. The short-lived show starred Disick and focused on our favorite topic: real estate.

Disick launched “Flip It Like Disick” in 2019, which followed his efforts to help friends renovate their homes. After eight episodes, the show was deemed a flop and not renewed.

Recent reports suggested Kourtney will also remain close to family with her purchase of a $12 million mansion in the Palm Springs area. She recently showcased the contemporary property on Instagram.

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Kylie Jenner

Six years ago, we posed the question: “Can a Teenager Like Kylie Jenner Actually Buy a Home?” Our question followed on the heels of then-17-year-old Kylie Jenner buying a $2.7 million mansion in Calabasas.

As it turns out, the answer is yes.

Furthermore, the youngest Jenner-Kardashian sister has become one of the most prolific real estate dealers in the whole clan.

She sold her original Calabasas mansion in July 2017 for $3.15 million, netting a small profit. Perhaps the deal whet her appetite, because she then bought a total of three homes in Hidden Hills in one year. She eventually sold a couple of the homes and moved out of the neighborhood.

In April 2020, the makeup mogul picked up a $36.5 million compound in L.A. It features a main house plus two guesthouses, for a whopping total of 19,250 square feet of living space. The seven-bedroom mansion comes with an outdoor movie projector as well as covered parking for nine cars.

Kylie Jenner’s new spread

(realtor.com)

In addition, she and Travis Scott, who are raising a child together, reportedly bought a home in Beverly Hills for $13.5 million.

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner had some real estate drama of her own. In 2016, the supermodel purchased a five-bedroom home in the Hollywood Hills from actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt for $6.9 million. The posh pad featured an outdoor fireplace, pool, and plenty of room for entertaining or strutting.

However, a break-in at the home compelled Kendall to sell it for $6.85 million after just a year. She went on to buy a “serene” five-bedroom home in L.A. that wound up being featured in the pages of Architectural Digest.

And when they’re not in Southern California, the clan doesn’t skimp on luxury digs. This winter, Kendall and Kylie joined their mom in Aspen at a deluxe rental for a snowy, Instagram-friendly getaway.

Although the Kardashians’ on-screen show is coming to a close, we’re sure their real estate carousel will continue to spin for years to come.