Kanye West Is Moving to Chicago! Is This the Home He Just Bought?
After over 20 years, Kanye West is moving back home to Chicago. Here are five recently purchased Windy City homes that could be his new digs.
Kanye West has a well-documented love for the city where he grew up: Chicago. He's written countless lyrics and songs about his experiences in his hometown. Heck, he even named his third child after the Windy City!
And after over 20 years, West is finally coming home. The rapper made the announcement at an event on Monday.
“I gotta let y'all know that I’m moving back to Chicago,” West said to the crowd. “I’m never leaving again.”
West's wife, Kim Kardashian West, has yet to comment on the move, but he has already picked out a home for his family in Chicago, according to TMZ. However, some sources cast doubt on the idea that the West clan will live in Chicago full time. The couple will keep their famous Los Angeles estate and other SoCal properties. (After all, they can't abandon that backyard pool the size of a lake.)
So we had to ask, where are West's new Chi-Town digs? While he hasn't revealed the answer yet, we decided to dig around in our listings for recently sold homes in Chicago that could be his new pad, since they all suit his expensive tastes and notoriously ultrapicky aesthetic. Here's where we'd wager West may end up next.
Sold for: $11,900,000
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There's a good chance West will want to be near the city center, and this is as close as it comfortably gets. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, this brick home is only 15 minutes from downtown.
The 8,000-square-foot property has six bedrooms, including the master bedroom with a sitting room. Along with a family-size great room and a high-end kitchen, the home boasts white marble countertops and large walk-in closets (maybe even big enough for Kardashian West's shoe collection).
And the cherry on top? It's within walking distance of the Lincoln Park Zoo—a perfect play spot for West's three children.
Sold for: $2,737,500
West is a known fan of art and history, and this house brings both into play. Built in 1874, it received a complete internal renovation in 2009 and a colorful cosmetic upgrade in 2018. The renovations also included an updated attic with an additional bedroom, a wet bar, and a 1,000-bottle wine cellar.
The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home features high windows and skylights to flood the space with plenty of sunlight, a major upside if West misses the California heat.
Sold for: $3,200,000
Another historic pick for West is this 28-acre estate 30 miles north of the city. Called Topsfield Farm, the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom property was once a stagecoach shop and offers two pools, a tennis court, and, most importantly, privacy.
While the interior is not exactly West's beloved neobrutalist look, we have a feeling he can use his design and architecture skills to renovate this home into something more modern.
Sold for: $2,710,000
Welcome to the burbs! Built only four years ago, this home is in the same Windy City suburb where another reality TV couple, Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari, once resided. The three-story property has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a two-story foyer with marble flooring, and a patio.
Plus, there's a fenced backyard big enough to host family get-togethers. And who knows, maybe the crew for "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will actually be allowed to set foot inside.
Sold for: $80,672,000
This one's a real long shot, but hear us out: An unknown number of units in this 55-story building were recently purchased for a huge chunk of change, and we'll take a stab that West might be involved.
Why? Because according to his Twitter page, West is planning to open a new Yeezy office in Chicago, and this building is located in The Loop downtown, a professional and easily accessible neighborhood. So, perhaps this is where his new offices will be ... or perhaps he's building his own penthouse in the sky here ... or perhaps it's both an office and a home. We'd wager there's room for everyone in there!
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