Kendall Jenner’s Los Angeles Home Is Meant to Feel “Super Calm”
Kendall Jenner just wants to chill out.
The reality-starlet-turned-supermodel opened up her Spanish-style home in Los Angeles for the new issue of Architectural Digest, and it’s safe to say it’s her personal oasis.
“My life involves a lot of chaos and travel and high energy, so I wanted a home that feels serene, a place where I can simply zone out and relax,” says Jenner, who moved into the palatial pad about a year-and-a-half ago, after a year-long renovation. “I wanted to feel super calm.”
It’s hard not to bliss out in the dreamy home when you’re greeted by a James Turrell sculpture. “I have always wanted a James Turrell,” Jenner says of the $750,000 sculpture, titled Scorpius. “He actually makes these pieces to meditate in front of.” (Turrell has many a connection to the Kardashian/Jenner clan, BTW. Just last year, Jenner’s brother-in-law Kanye West donated $10 million to help fund Turrell’s “Roden Crater,” a volcanic land art project, ArtNet reported.)
Continue on into the formal living room, a welcoming, bohemian environment with high beamed ceilings, a crackling fireplace, and a vintage radio phonograph from the 60s. Custom couches are draped with threads linen and vintage pillows, and a cute built-in bar area (“you always need a good bar,” says Jenner) absorbs some of the glow from the James Turrell piece. Just off the bar is a dark, moody powder room with a massive stone sink that Jenner estimates weighs about 300 pounds. An office area has built-in book shelves and a fireplace of its own, but it’s mostly used by Jenner’s staff and friends.
Through a walkway, light streams in from a multitude of windows and doors, and offers a spot to walk out to the courtyard, which has a lemon tree and water features. A movie theater space wasn’t the right fit for Jenner, so she converted it into an art studio. “I’m not good at painting, but I thoroughly enjoy it, and I consider it a form of therapy, so I love coming in here and vibing out and making really horrible things,” she says, adding that she invites friends in to watch basketball and drink wine while having some fun creating bad art.
A dining room features double rugs and a long, wooden table and mismatched chairs, as well as an iron chandelier and French doors that open outside. The kitchen has teal green cabinets, marble countertops, and aged faucets, as well as a large center island with a wooden counter and teak stools. The warm nature of the space has inspired Jenner to cook up a storm. “this is definitely the most used room in the house. We are in here every single day and night. I never knew a certain kitchen could make you want to cook so much,” she says.
The TV room is filled with a nap-worthy cloud couch and oversized television. “We watch games, we watch The Bachelor, we chill out,” says Jenner. “I’m not a huge party person. There aren’t a lot of ragers going on here,” Jenner says of her entertaining style. “I like turning on music, lighting the fireplace and candles, and watching NBA games with my friends.” Jenner repurposed the downstairs bedrooms into a fitting room and glam room. The glam room, adorned with framed copies of every magazine cover Jenner has graced, featured huge mirrors and a door especially for the glam team to come in and out without walking through the whole house. “It makes you feel good about stuff, you know?”
The master bedroom has a cozy sitting area, where Jenner hangs out under her glowing Tracey Emin installation. “Pretty sure the measurements are an ex-boyfriend of Tracey Emin’s penis size, and the message at the bottom is to his new girlfriend, saying glad to hear you’re a happy girl,” says Jenner. Providing a contrast are 18th century Italian door panels, a gift from mom Kris Jenner.
A massive bed looks up at a double-sided fireplace with a massive built-in TV, as well as a cute tea area. The master bathroom “might be one of the most structurally renovated parts of the whole house,” says Jenner, who raised the ceilings, doubled the size of the shower, and installed Gabbana stone countertops, which reminded Jenner of her dog of the same name. But perhaps the crown jewel is the brass tub, which Jenner dips into at least three times a week. There’s also a huge walk-in closet and doors that open out to the backyard, surrounded by lush trees and a flat grassy yard. It’s perfect for hanging out with friends or having a sound bath, which Jenner said she did just the other day. (yes, it’s a thing.) A sparkling swimming pool is the cherry on top of the U-shaped courtyard.
“I’m really proud of what we accomplished here. This is the first home I’ve done completely, and I think it’s a genuine reflection of who I am and what I like,” she says. “In the end, I’m still a young female in L.A., just trying to have some fun.”
See more of Kendall’s house in the September style issue of Architectural Digest.