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Kanye West completely guts interior of his newly purchased $57.3M Malibu beach house

Kanye West has big plans for his newly purchased $57.3 million Malibu beach house, with the rapper completely gutting the interior of his beachfront residence.

New pictures of the property show the concrete residence barely resembling what it once did when West, 44, purchased it in September 2021.

The beachfront side of the home has been completely exposed, yet the front entry way remains intact with various warning signs placed upon the doors.

Heavy renovations: Kanye West has big plans for his newly purchased $57.3 million Malibu beach house, with the rapper completely gutting the interior of his beachfront residence

Heavy renovations: Kanye West has big plans for his newly purchased $57.3 million Malibu beach house, with the rapper completely gutting the interior of his beachfront residence

Before: The home contained massive windows facing the ocean and a concrete rooftop before the renovations began

Before: The home contained massive windows facing the ocean and a concrete rooftop before the renovations began

It’s unclear what exactly Kanye plans on doing with his home.

Before the renovations, the two-story residence contained massive windows facing the ocean and a concrete rooftop.

Now, the Pacific-facing windows and concrete ceilings have been removed.

A large, black sheet now hangs over the home, covering two floors of the residence.  

The home was previously owned by financier and ex of Ashley Olsen, Richard Sachs, who bought the home at a much lower price of $1.9million

The home was previously owned by financier and ex of Ashley Olsen, Richard Sachs, who bought the home at a much lower price of $1.9million 

Transformation: The beachfront side of the home has been completely exposed, yet the front entry way remains intact with various warning signs placed upon the doors

Transformation: The beachfront side of the home has been completely exposed, yet the front entry way remains intact with various warning signs placed upon the doors

Under construction: No workers were seen on the property, but red caution tape and various orange cones were seen placed about the property

Under construction: No workers were seen on the property, but red caution tape and various orange cones were seen placed about the property

No workers were seen on the property, but red caution tape and various orange cones were seen placed about the property.

In addition, several ‘Restricted Area’ signs were tacked onto the entry ways. 

Kanye’s new home was designed by Japanese Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando and was built by Marmol Radziner.

Self-taught architect Ando, 80, is renowned in the industry as he is behind the He Art Museum in China and the Bourse de Commerce in Paris and Kanye became a fan of the Osaka, Japan native after visiting the ‘art island’ he designed in Naoshima.

Exposed: The rooftop was removed, showing off the concrete interior

Exposed: The rooftop was removed, showing off the concrete interior 

Blocked: The entry way had a line of orange cones blocking the driveway and several Restricted Area signs

Blocked: The entry way had a line of orange cones blocking the driveway and several Restricted Area signs 

Keep out! The signs indicated only 'authorized personnel' were allowed inside

Keep out! The signs indicated only ‘authorized personnel’ were allowed inside 

No doubt the part house, part sculpture home was a must-have for Kanye as it is one of only a handful of homes designed by Ando in the United States.

The home was previously owned by financier and ex of Ashley Olsen, Richard Sachs, who bought the home at a much lower price of $1.9million.

The 3,665-square-feet, four bedroom home sits on a 5,672-square-feet property right by a public beach. 

New home owner: West purchased the home last year for $57.3 million

New home owner: West purchased the home last year for $57.3 million

Mystery plans: It's unclear what West plans on doing with his new space

Mystery plans: It’s unclear what West plans on doing with his new space

The home is divided into three stories: a bottom floor with three guest bedrooms, a middle floor which is a shared space, and a top floor which contains the primary suite.

The property does not include a yard or outdoor space but there is a lounge area surrounding a firepit on the second floor in addition to a rooftop terrace with direct access to the beach from a staircase.

The residence was the first home property purchase for Kanye amid his impending divorce from Kim Kardashian.  

Kim recently begged a judge to declare her single and revealed she had been suffering from ’emotional distress’ as a result of Kanye’s social media antics.

In new documents obtained by TMZ, Kim stated, ‘I very much desire to be divorced.’

She told a judge she had requested Kanye keep their separation private ‘but he has not done so’.

Big fan: Kanye's new home was designed by Japanese Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando and was built by Marmol Radziner

Big fan: Kanye’s new home was designed by Japanese Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando and was built by Marmol Radziner

Security: The signs were placed on many of the entry ways leading to the property

Security: The signs were placed on many of the entry ways leading to the property 

Kanye has been putting a lot of misinformation regarding our private matters and co-parenting on social media which has created emotional distress,’ she says in the new documents.

Indeed, the drama between Kim and Kanye has been playing out publicly on social media in recent days, where the rapper has been posting screenshots of text messages sent to him from his ex and gone to war with her new boyfriend Pete Davidson.

He previously said Kim was putting their daughter North West on TikTok ‘against his will’, accused her of ‘kidnapping’ their eight-year-old, and claimed she had accused him of ‘putting a hit out on her’.

Kanye has also asked to keep Kim from transferring assets out of any trust – a request Kim has fired back at due to their existing prenup, which already keeps their trusts and assets separate.

In order to continue running her businesses, Kim needs to access her trust.

Kanye’s lawyers have also recognized the validity of the prenup in the documents.

Kim also said Kanye’s attorneys have admitted to struggling to get through to him.

Split: The residence was the first home property purchase for Kanye amid his impending divorce from Kim Kardashian

Split: The residence was the first home property purchase for Kanye amid his impending divorce from Kim Kardashian

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This £4.5 million dream Omaze home in Cornwall with sea views, heated swimming pool and its own tower plus £250,000 in cash could be yours for just a tenner in latest draw

The lucky winner of the latest Omaze draw will bag a £4.5 million home with stunning sea views – along with £250,000 in cash – and the ticket is only ten pounds.

Endorsed by fierce Dragon’s Den businesswoman Deborah Meaden, the lavish four-bedroom property is located on the Cornish coastline, near Falmouth.

Not only does the gorgeous property boasts panoramic views, it is also kitted out with the latest mod cons including a heated swimming pool and its very own terraced tower.

As well as the luxury home, the winner will pocket £250,000 in cash to help them settle in with stamp duty, legal fees and the mortgage will already be covered. 

But if they don’t fancy setting up home there they can choose to sell it and become an instant multi-millionaire, or rent it out for an estimated £5,000 a month.

The lucky winner of the latest Omaze draw will bag a £4.5 million home with stunning sea views on the

The lucky winner of the latest Omaze draw will bag a £4.5 million home with stunning sea views on the 

The lavish property is located on the Cornish coastline, near Falmouth and boasts a range of the latest mod cons

The lavish property is located on the Cornish coastline, near Falmouth and boasts a range of the latest mod cons

As well as a tower and a hot tub, the luxurious home also has a wine cellar (pictured)

As well as a tower and a hot tub, the luxurious home also has a wine cellar (pictured)

Omaze says the draw, which costs £10 to enter, will raise a minimum of £1million for the RSPB to help support the protection and restoration of peatlands – which are home to some of the UK’s rarest birds and wildlife.

No-nonsense entrepreneur and TV personality Deborah Meaden is backing the partnership, urging people to protect our ‘threatened’ wildlife.

Deborah said: ‘Some of the best moments of my life have been when I have stood still surrounded by nature, just listening and watching. 

‘But nature is in crisis. We are now one of the most nature depleted countries in the world. 

‘We don’t want our wildlife to disappear, our wild places to be threatened, or our rivers to be polluted. 

‘This partnership with Omaze is a fantastic way to not only raise significant sums of money for vital conservation work, but also spread awareness for the RSPB and take action for nature. 

She added: ‘I’m so proud to be supporting this incredible partnership between the RSPB and Omaze. Together we can save the nature we love before it’s too late.’

Meticulously designed to celebrate the surrounding coastal landscape, the potential winner can soak in the Cornish countryside from every room of the house. 

No-nonsense entrepeneur and TV personality Deborah Meaden is endorsing the draw which will fundraise at least £1million for the RSPB

No-nonsense entrepeneur and TV personality Deborah Meaden is endorsing the draw which will fundraise at least £1million for the RSPB

The bespoke open plan kitchen in the ultra-modern home with panoramic views of the sea

The bespoke open plan kitchen in the ultra-modern home with panoramic views of the sea  

The lavish living space with floor to ceiling windows allowing light to spill into every crevice of the property

The lavish living space with floor to ceiling windows allowing light to spill into every crevice of the property

The four-bedroom house also has an outdoor heated pool (pictured) as well as a hot tub and speakers installed throughout the home

The four-bedroom house also has an outdoor heated pool (pictured) as well as a hot tub and speakers installed throughout the home 

The spectacular home comes with breath-taking open plan living space with a bespoke kitchen, dining room and luxurious sitting room area perfect for hosting guests.

The central stylish staircase to the lower ground floor leads to the main bedroom, with a deluxe en-suite bathroom and dressing area. 

This floor has a further three double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, as well as a family bathroom, utility room, plant room and a chic wine room. 

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors allow sunlight to spill into every crevice of this ultra-modern home and are also a gateway to a spacious terrace which wraps around the house.

The large dining terrace can be accessed via the kitchen and boasts an idyllic space for entertaining guests alfresco style at anytime of the day.

Boasting luxury features, the home has quality speakers installed throughout the house, an outdoor sunken fire pit to keep warm outside as well as a hot tub and pool house.

The winner could soak in the coastal surroundings from the outdoor heated pool or the hot tub – or even the pool house, which could be used as an office.

However the property’s unique features don’t end there, with a striking tower located in the southern end of the house. 

Accessible via a second staircase, the tower connects the cosy ground floor snug to the first-floor office as well as a fantastic sundowner terrace.

The winner’s home would also be surrounded with a copious amount of colourful plants and shrubs as well as outstanding sea views across to the iconic Pendennis Castle and St Anthony’s Head Lighthouse.

The glamorous home also has an outdoor kitchen with a sunken fire, with direct access to the South West Coast Path.  

The winner will be able to overlook the stunning Cornish countryside from almost every room of the house (pictured: one of the bedrooms)

The winner will be able to overlook the stunning Cornish countryside from almost every room of the house (pictured: one of the bedrooms)

Three of the bedrooms boast en-suites, with an additional family bathroom in the property (pictured)

Three of the bedrooms boast en-suites, with an additional family bathroom in the property (pictured) 

The home is also perfect for hosting guests al-fresco anytime of night or day with a copious amount of outdoor seating

The home is also perfect for hosting guests al-fresco anytime of night or day with a copious amount of outdoor seating

Its outdoor kitchen and sunken fire pit makes it a picturesque place to spend your summer nights

Its outdoor kitchen and sunken fire pit makes it a picturesque place to spend your summer nights

Thanks to the coastal path, the property is within walking distance to a myriad of stunning beaches including Maenporth, Swanpool and the quieter Nansidwell. 

The house is conveniently located just 3.5 miles from the historic town and port of Falmouth. 

Conveniently only 3.5 miles away from the port of Falmouth, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, from cruising in the Helford River or River Fai to taking up golf in one of the many nearby courses. 

River and sea fishing, other water sports such as windsurfing and water skiing on the Helford Passage and in Falmouth Bay are also popular activities to do in the area. 

It is also a great location to explore the coves of the Lizard Peninsula.

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Top 10 Urban Property Hotspots

Bradford And Blackpool Lead The Pack

Bradford is the top urban property hotspot for the second consecutive quarter, exclusive data from OnTheMarket reveals.

A combination of affordable house prices and growing number of buyers being priced out of nearby Leeds is helping lift Bradford’s property market, OnTheMarket said.

Speaking to This is Money, Robert McCarthy, manager of Hunters estate agency in Bradford, said buyers were attracted to the area because properties are ‘dirt cheap.’

Hotspots: Bradford is the top urban property hotspot for the second consecutive quarter, data reveals
Hotspots: Bradford is the top urban property hotspot for the second consecutive quarter, data reveals

He said: ‘Bradford is seeing a high increase in first time buyers and investors, with properties ranging from around £70,000 for a two bedroomed terrace, £110,000-£130,000 for a three to four bedroom terrace and £120,000 to £240,000 for a three bedroom semi-detached or detached property.

‘This gives a buyer much more for their money, while keeping the mortgage payments lower.’

He added: ‘This week we had a three bedroom semi-detached property go on the market needing some work at £100,000.

‘We we had over 90 requests to view, with some buyers offering before a viewing at well over the asking price.

‘I personally bought a three bedroom semi-detached renovation project in the area with a large garden for £51,000 a few years ago.

‘Now fully renovated, if I was selling to put it on the market it would be around £180,000 to £190,000.’

Mr McCarthy told This is Money that it was possible to buy a one or two bedroom flat in the centre of Bradford for between £20,000 to £60,000.

Urban property hotspots

Blackpool, Rochdale and Plymouth came in second, third and fourth place respectively in OnTheMarket’s latest rankings, with Rochdale climbing from 23rd to third place.

As cities like Manchester become increasingly expensive, Rochdale has ballooned in popularity with buyers.

Andrew Cardwell, manging director of Cardwells Estate Agents, said he wasn’t surprised about Rochdale’s colossal climb in the rankings.

Ample space: The property in Bradford is link detached and perfect for families
Ample space: The property in Bradford is link detached and perfect for families
Time to eat: The dining room in this Bradford property is chic and modern

Time to eat: The dining room in this Bradford property is chic and modern

Outdoor space: the property has a low maintenance garden perfect for entertaining
Outdoor space: the property has a low maintenance garden perfect for entertaining

He said: ‘Earlier this year Rochdale was recognised as one of the most affordable places to buy a property, with an average house price of around £206,000.

‘As well as offering excellent value for money, it’s within easy reach of Manchester city centre and has beautiful countryside.’

Plymouth jumped from 22nd to fourth place in the rankings. It is the only southern location to make it to the top five, OnTheMarket said.

Plymouth is home to HMNB Devonport, the largest naval base in western Europe and the city is brimming with shops and restaurants.

Jacob Tebb, president of OnTheMarket, told This is Money: ‘Property buying decisions continue to be heavily influenced by affordability, according to our latest hotspots index, which reveals that some of the most active or “hottest” areas also offer buyers the best value.”

He added: ‘Overall, the north/south divide is holding firm, with some of the most vibrant and cheapest locations in the north seeing the most heat in terms of housing market activity and only one southern location making it into the top ten.’

Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Swindon, Sunderland, Wakefield and Derby also made it to the top ten, while Middlesborough, Burnley and Coventry were just outside the top 10.

Wakefield rose from thirtieth to ninth place, while Birmingham climbed from forty-third to twenty-third place.

Where is the market cooling? Urban property hotspots

OnTheMarket added: ‘Moving in the other direction, demand in Wigan cooled significantly, dropping from second to fifteenth place in our rankings, while Liverpool has fallen from eleventh place in the first quarter to thirtieth.

‘Worthing, one of the few southern locations to be considered a hotspot, fell from twentieth to fifty-third place. The “coolest” hotspot on our list is Brighton.’

The average price of a house in Brighton and Hove was £422,000 in April, according to the Office for National Statistics. Its coastal location and proximity to London makes it popular but expensive with buyers.

Activity in Gloucester, Norwich and Warrington is also cooling, OnTheMarket said.

How is the London property market faring?

OnTheMarket crunched separate data for the London property market. The data suggested there has been ‘less fluctuation nationally and very little movement’, On The Market said.

Within the London-focused rankings, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Sutton, Redbridge and Newham comprised the top five, followed by Bexley, Hillingdon and Enfield. Hounslow and Croydon also made it to the top 10.

However, Hounslow dropped out of the top five London hotspots in the quarter, while Lambeth, Southwark and Merton all fell four places.

In the last few years, higher mortgage rates have put a dampener on the property market. However, the Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates this summer and some banks and building societies have already started trimming rates on their mortgage deals.

Barclays recently upped the ante in the mortgage price war currently playing out between banks and building societies.

The mortgage lender cut rates by up to 0.33 percentage points across a wide range of deals for both homebuyers and those remortgaging, resulting in several new best-buys.

Halifax also announced it was cutting mortgage rates by up to 0.13 percentage points on selected deals.

What’s on sale now?

1. Three-bed semi-detached house, Bradford, £190,000

This three-bedroom semi-detached house at Hopefield Way, Bierley in Bradford, is on sale via Hunters estate agency for £190,000.

It has a light and airy living room and a spacious kitchen-diner. The property has gardens at the front and rear and comes with one driveway parking space.

Bargain: This three-bed semi-detached home on sale via Hunters could be yours for £190,000
Bargain: This three-bed semi-detached home on sale via Hunters could be yours for £190,000
Chill time: The semi-detached house in Hopefield Way, Bierley, is light and airy inside
Chill time: The semi-detached house in Hopefield Way, Bierley, is light and airy inside
Culinary delights: The Bradford property comes equipped with a spacious kitchen-diner
Culinary delights: The Bradford property comes equipped with a spacious kitchen-diner
Relax: One of the three bedrooms on offer at the property in Bradford
Relax: One of the three bedrooms on offer at the property in Bradford

2. Two-bed flat, Plymouth, £220,000

Plush: This spacious two-bed flat in Plymouth is on sale via Julian Marks for £220,000
Plush: This spacious two-bed flat in Plymouth is on sale via Julian Marks for £220,000
Features: The period features at the two-bed flat in Plymouth are clear to see
Features: The period features at the two-bed flat in Plymouth are clear to see
All the mod cons: The Plymouth flat comes equipped with a newly fitted pristine kitchen
All the mod cons: The Plymouth flat comes equipped with a newly fitted pristine kitchen
Space: The Plymouth flat has a small private garden and communal grounds
Space: The Plymouth flat has a small private garden and communal grounds

This two-bedroom ground floor flat on sale via Julian Marks is set in a substantial end of terrace late Victorian-era property and is listed for £220,000.

The newly fitted kitchen is modern and stylish, and elsewhere charming period features have been retained.

The property has been owned by the same people since 1994 and comes with use of a small private garden, as well as a communal garden.

3. Four-bed house, Rochdale, £325,000

Ideal: This four-bed detached house on sale via Hunters could be yours for £325,000
Ideal: This four-bed detached house on sale via Hunters could be yours for £325,000
Family hub: The living room in this Rochdale property is spacious and calming
Family hub: The living room in this Rochdale property is spacious and calming
Ready to go: The property in Milnrow, Rochdale, is in turn key condition
Ready to go: The property in Milnrow, Rochdale, is in turn key condition

This four-bedroom detached property located in Milnrow, Rochdale, is on sale via Hunters for £325,000.

The house is in mint condition throughout with light and airy rooms. A family could move straight into this home without needing to lift a finger. There’s off-road parking, a single garage and gardens to the front and rear.

It’s an ideal property for a growing family.


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Assessing Property Size: What Square Footage Can You Get With The Average UK House Price In Your Area?

Assessing Property Size In The UK

In the United Kingdom, there is a prevailing tendency to gauge the size of residences based on the number of bedrooms rather than square footage. In fact, research indicates that three out of five individuals are unaware of the square footage of their property.

However, a comprehensive analysis conducted by ‘Savills’ reveals significant variations in property sizes throughout the country. For instance, with the average property price standing at £340,837, this amount would typically afford a studio flat spanning 551 square feet in London, according to the prominent estate agency.

Conversely, in the North East region, the same sum would secure a spacious five-bedroom house measuring 1,955 square feet, nearly four times the size of a comparable property in London.

Best value: Heading to the North East of England is where buyers will get the most from their money

In Scotland, the median house price equates to a sizable investment capable of procuring a generous four-bedroom residence spanning 1,743 square feet. Conversely, in Wales, Yorkshire & The Humber, and the North West, this sum affords a slightly smaller four-bedroom dwelling of approximately 1,500 square feet, while in the East and West Midlands, it accommodates a 1,300 square foot home. In stark contrast, within the South West, £340,837 secures a modest 1,000 square foot property, and in the East, an even more confined 928 square feet.

London presents the most challenging market, where this budget offers the least purchasing power. Following closely, the South East allows for 825 square feet of space or a medium-sized two-bedroom dwelling. Lucian Cook, head of residential research at Savills, emphasizes the profound disparity in purchasing potential across Britain, ranging from compact studio flats in London to spacious four or five-bedroom residences in parts of North East England.

While square footage serves as a critical metric, with a significant portion of Britons unfamiliar with their property’s dimensions, the number of bedrooms remains a traditional indicator of size. Personal preferences, such as a preference for larger kitchens, may influence property selection. For those prioritizing ample space, Easington, County Durham, offers a substantial 2,858 square foot, five-bedroom home, while Rhondda, Wales, and Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland, provide 2,625 and 2,551 square feet, respectively. Conversely, in St Albans, Hertfordshire, £340,837 secures a mere 547 square feet, equivalent to a one-bedroom flat.

The disparity continues in central London, where purchasing power diminishes considerably. In Kensington, the budget accommodates a mere 220 square feet, contrasting with the slightly more spacious 236 square feet in Westminster. Conversely, in Dagenham, the same investment translates to 770 square feet. Three properties currently listed on Rightmove exemplify the diversity within this price range across the UK market.

South of the river: This semi-detached house is located near to three different train stations

South of the river: This semi-detached house is located near to three different train stations

2. Lewisham: One-bed house, £345,000

This one-bedroom property in Lewisham, South London, is on the market for £345,000.

The semi-detached house is set over two floors, and has a private patio.

The property is located near to bus links and amenities, as well as Catford train station.

Edinburgh fringe: This three-bed property is located on the edge of the city, near to the town of Musselburgh

Edinburgh fringe: This three-bed property is located on the edge of the city, near to the town of Musselburgh

3. Edinburgh: Three-bed house, £350,000

This three-bedroom detached house in Edinburgh could be yours for £350,000.

The house, which has a two-car driveway, boasts a large kitchen diner, and is within easy reach of Newcriaghall train station.


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