It pays to be the “momager” of an uber-famous brood (including at least one billionaire). Kris Jenner bought a $20 million mansion in Los Angeles’ exclusive Hidden Hills neighborhood last year, and while few people will ever see it in person, we plebes got a peek at what it’s like to head up the Kardashian-Jenner empire through a recent episode of The Kardashians. The show featured Jenner’s first housewarming party, which happened to coincide with her 66th birthday last November. To celebrate, Jenner led her daughters and friends like Faye Resnick and Ellen DeGeneres on a tour.
Daughter Khloe Kardashian, who’s currently in the process of building a similar mansion right next door, sums up Kris’s style in the clip above. “Living in Kris Jenner world is just fabulousness. Like being surrounded by opulence and a dirty martini in a crystal glass, covered in diamonds, and always made up and in these gowns and candlelight and dinner china and fabulous shit everywhere.”
That description might give you a mental image of a palace with hints of Liberace and 1980s Dallas-style glamour, but in reality, Jenner’s home is a tad more toned down—albeit extremely luxurious and expensive. The 16,000-square-foot space feels surprisingly homey and relatable in some areas, and outrageous in others. The kitchen and adjoining living room are a far cry from Kim and Kanye’s infamous stripped-down white interiors, for instance, feeling quite comfortable and welcoming. But just wait.
Jenner shows off an entire room containing her collection of designer dinnerware. The “dish room” is a walk-in closet displaying all her fine china on illuminated shelving, including six sets from Hermés, one Gucci Herbarium set in green, a fleet of made-to-order Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica porcelain pieces, and even a custom set with the Kardashian-Jenners’ photos on them. The Flora Danica set alone likely cost over $50,000. A set of jade-green plates also hangs above Jenner’s dining table.
Then there’s an entire massive three-door refrigerator dedicated to nothing but green vegetables, packed with broccoli, artichokes, asparagus, avocados, and more. If you’re the type who buys healthy produce with good intentions only to watch it go to waste, the very sight of it all might make you anxious. But Jenner has a personal chef, not to mention millions of dollars to make all the avocado toast she could possibly desire.
The opulent bar includes shelves full of silver cocktail shakers and crystal glassware, as well as a mirrored cabinet full of Baccarat crystal. Two small drinks tables in the living room offer a place to socialize with a cocktail in your hand. The meticulously organized pantry is the stuff of Pinterest fantasies, and the home also features your standard rich-people items like an eight-car garage, movie theater, guest house, 9.5 bathrooms, and a private gym.
“My favorite thing in the world is to be with my family,” Jenner says. “As time goes by, I realize I really want to spend more time with my kids whenever I can. We’re all so busy, so crazy, and the days go by so fast, so this, to me, is heaven.”
Good thing for Jenner, almost all of her family members live in the neighborhood. Kris and Khloe built heir homes on a parcel of land that used to contain a single family home once rented by Britney Spears in 2011 and 2012 for $25,000 a month. Khloe and Kris purchased the 3.4-acre property for $37 million before breaking ground on their custom abodes.