In the world of reality television, it’s not always easy to tell what’s real and what’s fake. Case in point: Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Fact: KUWTK has been a bona fide gamechanger for its genre — at its peak in 2010, a whopping 4.7 million viewers tuned in to watch Kim purchase a new home after her split from hubby Reggie Bush.
Fiction: Not everything is as it appears — from catfights to lip injections.
What’s all this got to do with Second Shelters? Last week, we noticed a house on the market that looked awfully familiar. Turns out, it’s the Kardashian’s “fake” Studio City, Los Angeles TV abode. Dubbed the Iredell estate, the 7,843-square-foot property doubled as Kris Jenner’s home on the series (although she never actually lived there).
Actually, the Italian Renaissance property was nothing more than an establishing shot stand-in, according to Variety. Different house exteriors were used for security purposes — in other words, to thwart KUWTK fans from knowing where Kris, Caitlyn, Kylie, and Kendall really lived. (So much for reality.)
“When we film inside, that’s obviously our real home,” Kim revealed to The Trendy, before confirming that the exteriors weren’t always as real as they seemed.
A few more fun facts before we talk about the house itself. The Mediterranean-style manse has appeared in True Blood, American Horror Story, Chelsea Lately, and a Victoria’s Secret commercial.
Rental fees garnered up to $36,000 per day.
Realtor.com shows the home has hopped on and off the market since May 2019, when it listed for $7.98 million. At some point, the asking price dropped to $7.79 million. But now, it’s climbed to it current price tag: $7.998 million.
So what does $8 million buy? For starters, some pretty spectacular panoramic mountain and canyon views. Initially constructed in 1983, but completely redone in 2005, the lushly-landscaped dwelling sits on a 38,315-square-foot lot tucked away behind a gate and tall hedges in LA’s exclusive Fryman Estates neighborhood.
The grandness factor is immediate. Think two-story formal entry, gilded arched doorways, embedded stone pillars, massive chandeliers, polished hardwoods, and ceilings affixed with elaborate plasterwork and ornamentation.
A study just off the entryway boasts floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves and a wood-burning fireplace with a towering mantel. The opulence only multiples from there: the formal dining room has an intricately molded ceiling; the living room, yet another wood-burning fireplace. Other amenities include a screening room, wine cellar, and tasting room.
The fully-equipped chef’s kitchen features marble countertops and cherrywood cabinets. An attached breakfast room is where we assume the Kardashian ladies would gather to eat their beloved large salads — if, of course, they actually lived there.
Seven en-suite bedrooms and nine bathrooms will more than accommodate a Kardashian-sized clan.
The spacious primary suite sports dual walk-in closets, ultra-luxe bath with spa-like tub and fireplace, and its own secluded patio. A private walkway leads to the saltwater pool and jacuzzi. Out back, there is also an outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill area, plus space for al fresco dining and lounging.
Are you ready to live like a Kardashian — or what we can only assume a Kardashian lives like? 11947 Iredell St., Studio City, is listed by Greg Moncure and Kevin Nguyen of The Agency.