In an unexpected twist, Kanye West is putting his Malibu mansion, described as a ‘rotting bomb shelter,’ on the market for a substantial loss of $4 million, according to Page Six. Acquired for a staggering $57 million in 2021, the property underwent a radical transformation under West’s avant-garde vision.
Reportedly converted into a secret bunker to escape the watchful eyes of the Kardashians and the Clintons, the 4,000-square-foot mansion has seen all windows and electricity removed, leaving it a desolate structure and entangled in a civil lawsuit.
Allegations from West’s former project manager, Tony Saxon, reveal accusations of labor law violations, improper wages, and wrongful termination for refusing dangerous requests, according to Fortune.
Despite the controversy, Selling Sunset star Jason Oppenheim, the celebrity realtor overseeing the sale, remains optimistic about the property’s prime location, emphasizing its waterfront position in the heart of Malibu.
Saxon disclosed West’s bizarre renovation plans, including the creation of a bomb shelter in the basement, the removal of stairs, ramps, and plumbing, and even outdoor showers and unconventional bathroom facilities.
. In an interview with TMZ, While initially perceived as an ‘art piece,’ West eventually revealed intentions to live within the transformed mansion. Since Saxon’s departure, the once-lavish home has decayed, described as ‘rotting in shambles with no windows or electricity.’
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Despite legal battles, Oppenheim is resolute in marketing the property, highlighting its architectural pedigree. Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the house features 4,000 square feet of interior space, 1,500 square feet of outdoor living areas, and a construction of 1,200 tons of concrete.
With an asking price of $53 million, Oppenheim envisions a discerning buyer appreciating the minimalist interior designed by Tadao Ando, allowing the architecture to shine beyond West’s unconventional alterations.