Diabolical Genius Kanye West Managed to Make Ugly Malibu Beachfront Mansion Even Uglier



Does his genius know no bounds?

New York Post:

Kanye West has shocked the real estate world by demolishing a $53 million beachfront mansion in Malibu, designed by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

Purchased in September 2021, the home, which was once a stunning blend of glass and nature, has seen its value drop by $14 million due to the destruction.

Tadao Ando

“This is going to be my bomb shelter. This is going to be my Batcave,” Ye reportedly told a laborer during the destruction process, as revealed in an interview with The New Yorker.

But the mansion, which was finished by Tadao in 2013, was left abandoned and is now a skeletal shell, stripped of plumbing, electricity and its iconic clouded glass windows.

West never turned the home into the bomb shelter he once had great visions of. Now, the former architectural haven lost nearly $15 million in value due to West’s ambitious renovation project that never materialized.

In December 2023, West officially decided to part ways with the house and ambitious project altogether, initially listing it at $53 million — already $4.5 million less than he paid for it in 2021. In April, the home received a whopping $14 million price cut, and is currently on the market for $39 million. It is likely to drop even further in the coming months, sources told The Post.

With his wife Bianca Censori and a team of “gonzo” laborers from New Jersey, Ye transformed the mansion into a structure befitting his album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”

Censori, who holds degrees in architecture from the University of Melbourne, helped steer the radical overhaul.

The transformation included dismantling majestic staircases and replacing them with a foam slide.

I think we’ve all fantasized about replacing stairs with a foam slide.

But then if you wanted to go back upstairs, you would have to… climb up the foam slide?

Anyway, it’s great for him he doesn’t have to worry about money anymore, like he did when he was talking about the Jews.