Covering Architectural Digest, whose March edition they cover, the two share photos of their minimalist Hidden Hills estate, which they spent millions of dollars, and four years, transforming into their dream home.
Having first glimpsed the $20million property on a walk with an infant North in 2013, they embarked on total renovations, eventually moving in four years later, in 2017.
One of the alterations they made was to dig up the already idyllic two pools at the property, and put in a large new pool, at an estimated cost of upwards of $50,000.
‘I’ve NEVER used our pool,’ Kim Kardashian tells shocked Kanye West as they open doors to their stunning minimalist mansion (which they insist it IS kid-friendly)
‘Crazy lives’: Kim said that she and husband Kanye West were so busy, that they needed the calm oasis to come home to; couple seen in December 2019
Taking part in a Q and A together for AD’s website, Kim admitted she had yet to try out the relocated pool.
Asked by Kanye, who nonchalantly read the question off a card, ‘When was the last time you used the pool?’ she replied with a smile: ‘I’ve never used our pool actually.’
Visibly shocked, Kanye queried: ‘What?’
‘Yeah, can you believe that?’ said Kim, reassuring her husband: ‘But I love our pool.’
She then adds: ‘You know we don’t have a Jacuzzi?’
Addressing the camera, Kanye asks in an amused tone: ‘Can you believe that, can you believe we don’t have a Jacuzzi?’
Family time: Kim and husband Kanye West interviewed each other for an Architectural Digest Q and A, with North gatecrashing to join the fun
Now laughing, Kim explains that she was keen to have a warm Jacuzzi, saying of the pool: ‘We just made sure that it’s hot all the time.’
She said Kanye’s opposition to a Jacuzzi was because designers wanted to place it ‘off to the side’ and he felt that looked ‘weird’.
‘It bothered you so much, but the kids love to swim in a jacuzzi,’ said the 39-year-old. ‘So you said, ‘No the whole pool will be a Jacuzzi, just make it really warm’, like the whole pool all the time.’
Despite not getting her Jacuzzi, Kim said she did admire the way Kanye’s pool looked, with it’s ‘really long front stair’ where the family children can play.
And she said: ‘It’s not the deepest pool so the kids just love it.’
A place to call home: Previously, Kim has showed off her kitchen; the plants are in Shiro Tsujimura ceramic vases
Master bathroom: The room is a favorite of both Kim and Kanye
Family based: The couple say their children inspired every part of their custom home
Musical: North is already taking piano lessons, and named it as one of her favorite things to do at home
The full estate: Kim and Kanye’s Hidden Hills mansion is seen in 2019; they have spent years creating their ideal home
Talking of things the children love, both Kim and Kanye were at pains to explain how they merged their love of high design, with keeping the property child friendly.
‘North was the inspiration for the design of our house,’ says Kanye, referring to the oldest of their four children, who had just interrupted the interview.
And he explains of the landscaping, on which he worked with Peter Wertz: ‘The kids, in the backyard there were all these stairs and we needed the kids to be able to ride their skateboards around, so as many places as I could take the stairs out I did.’
As for North, she loves the house for doing her: ‘Gymnastics and cartwheels, dance competition, play the piano, do my violin.’
Kim says that while their design vision is spare and modern: ‘In the end, we don’t take it too seriously. We’re not going to be fanatics.’
And Kanye told the magazine: ‘The kids ride their scooters down the hallways and jump around on top of the low Axel [Vervoordt] tables, which they use as a kind of stage. This house may be a case study, but our vision for it was built around our family.’
Contained clutter: Kim and Kanye are all minimalist – they just have play rooms to tidy things away; here Kim is seen with Scott Disick in a scene from her family’s reality show
Family time: Kim showed off what a breakfast looks like at the West household last month
Kim reclines while advertising her Skims brand; in his interview with AD, Kanye West admitted to selling his first Rolls Royce to buy a Jean Royère Polar Bear sofa; ‘I sold my Maybach to get the Royère. People told me I was crazy for what I paid for it, but I had to have it’; the iconic sofas retail for around $600,000
Kim runs around her sofa in an Instagram image; the table was designed by Axel and is sued as a stage by her kids
Perfect light: Kim and Kanye are parents to: daughters North, six, and Chicago, two, and sons Saint, four, and Psalm, eight months; here they pose on their staircase
Holiday decor: This corridor is one of Kanye’s favorite spots; Kim shared this image in December
Home sweet home: The couple worked on the redesign with Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt
The perfect selfie spot: Kim said she liked taking her picture in the home theatre
And relax: The theatre has featured in Keeping Up With The Kardashians
The couple also talked about how they came up with the concept for their huge, glass sided master bathroom.
Like ‘ninety percent’ of the house, they worked on the design with Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt.
‘The bathroom is one of my favorite rooms,’ says Kanye. ‘Its the one that’s most similar to our houses in the future, even though it’s square and our houses are more organic.’
He says of the room: ‘I love how the whole side of the bathroom is just blown out.
‘And that was Kris’s idea, she was like, you guys need a bigger bathroom.’
She has cereal: The reality star took to Instagram last month to show fans inside her kitchen
Everything has a place: Inside Kim’s kitchen cabinets, which are designed so everything can be seen at once
Kim jumps in, to explain that the Kris-inspired change led to move in delays.
‘That pushed our project back by like eight months, we had to continue to live with my mom for like eight months.’
While she wasn’t happy about the delay, Kim is clearly delighted with the results, agreeing that she loves taking selfies in the bathroom’s perfect light.
‘The lighting in the bathroom is so good that it like smooths out all cellulite,’ Kim explains, saying they bought a full ceiling lighting panel, inspired by one in the Chanel store.
As a result, she explains: ‘I start my day off getting in the shower feeling so good about myself, thinking like ‘oh my god I really, like, I’ve been working out so hard my cellulite it’s been going away.’ And then I just go in the closet later to get dressed and I realize it was just the lighting.’
Her dream closet: Kim’s clothing and shoe and bag collections are arranged as if they were on sale
Closet selfies: Kim admitted in her Q and A with Kanye that her favorite photo spot was their home theatre