Kim and Kanye's new home ... before the renovations. (Zillow.com)
A source confirms to omg! that parents-to-be Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have plunked down $11 million for a sprawling mansion in gated Bel Air, California, just six months before they’re set to get a visit from the stork. TMZ reports that the couple purchased the 10,000-square-foot residence weeks ago – before the world knew about their baby news – and immediately began renovating it, giving it an extra 4,000-square-feet of space.
Kim and Kanye. (Denise Truscello/WireImage)
“It’s so exciting for them,” a source tells People. “The house is gorgeous. And they really wanted and needed the privacy.”
The new home is not only safely tucked away from prying eyes, but it's also a good 15 miles away from Calabasas, where Kardashian's momager, Kris Jenner, lives with husband Bruce Jenner and their two teen daughters. Although the distance may not seem far, in L.A. traffic that could translate to quite a drive.
The pool. (Zillow.com)
Buying a home together is a big deal! Last May, not long after they first started dating, the rapper moved into Kardashian’s abode and put his three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath Hollywood Hills home on the market for $3.995 million. A month later, that same pad was robbed while West, 35, was on tour in England. According to real estate site, Zillow.com, it never sold and was likely taken off the market.
What a view! (Zillow.com)
Since then, whenever the two are both on the West Coast, they’ve been shacking up under Kardashian’s roof … just like Kris Humphries did until they split in October 2011 after 72 days of marriage. The reality mega-star owns a $4.8 million five-bedroom Tuscan-style villa in a gated community in Beverly Hills, which she bought in 2010.
Plenty of space for Kim AND Kanye's many clothes. (Zillow.com)
While their dream home is being perfected, the couple is kicking back in Paris. After spending a few days in Miami with her BFF, publicist Jonathan Cheban, Kardashian, 32, skipped the pond and showed up with her baby-daddy in France on Tuesday afternoon. Their first order of business? Shopping! After all, they're going to need plenty of new things to fill their massive home.
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