Kanye West’s $57 Million Estate Designed by Tadao Ando Deteriorates as Ex-Wife Reveals Dream Project with Same Designer
Kanye West is back in the news after trending shoulder pads and sock boots. Now a controversial $57.25 million Malibu beachfront mansion may be left unfinished. According to the US Sun, the expensive property is at risk of permanent damage after its construction company was dissolved last year. Following Kanye West’s anti-Semitic remarks, Adidas reportedly discontinued his Yeezy brand in October, leading to speculation of financial challenges for the rapper and businessman.
The seaside house designed by Tadao Ando was initially captivating and a symbol of artistic brilliance. In September 2021, Ye acquired a 4,000-square-foot oceanfront property that features expansive windows with stunning sea views. He collaborated with renowned architect Tadao Ando and enlisted top contractors to oversee the comprehensive redesign project. The US Sun revealed that West has shut down Yeezy Construction Inc. In November. This development indicates that the deteriorating palace may remain in its current state indefinitely.
Pictures show the deteriorating condition of the property. According to TMZ, West’s neighbors reported that they had not seen any activity around the Malibu mansion in several months. The property is said to have been “left to rot” as no ongoing maintenance has been carried out, despite the involvement of outside consultants Yee enlisted for the project.
Upon purchasing the sleek gray cube, West found that it was partially furnished with windows and primarily required interior renovations and a fresh coat of paint. Originally intended to be a unique combination of dwelling and sculpture, featuring a few of Ando’s limited designs in the United States, West decided to demolish the entire property. As a result, only the concrete structure and deteriorating balconies remained, while utility pipes were left under the property near the beach. West’s construction company was established in Wyoming, where he also acquired a $14 million ranch.
As Tadao Ando’s West-designed home risks collapsing into the sea, his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, engages in fruitful discussions with Ando himself. During her recent trip to Japan, Kardashian met with Ando and revealed their involvement in a long-term “dream project” that they have been working on for two years. She expressed her expectation for a pilot project in the near future. Ironically, while Kim Kardashian is actively collaborating with Ando, the architect’s Malibu mansion remains abandoned and in disrepair.