The Kardashian family has never been shy about buying property, with the family's matriarch, Kris, once shocking viewers when she admitted that she forgot that she owned a $1.6 million condo in Beverly Hills. It looks like her daughter Kourtney has not fallen far from the tree either with the pop culture phenomenon recently dropping $14.5 million on a new California home.
Far from some of the eccentric homes in the family's collection, the relatively humble Carpinteria beach house is a quieter choice for the star and her new husband, Travis Barker, whom she married six months ago. Until now the couple has famously not lived together, however, the purchase suggests this unconventional arrangement may be changing.
Here, we take a look at what the house has to offer.
The house was completely renovated by its previous owner, with O'Brien having taken the home down to its studs during his ownership. The result is a cozy home designed to be the perfect, down-to-earth getaway with a 'humble' two bedrooms and one bathroom.
The home, although not big enough to house the couple and their five children from other partners, the cozy hideout is the perfect spot for the newlyweds to spend time together after revealing earlier this year that they do not live together full time.
If they do wish to bring the children along, however, the house also comes with a detached two-bedroom guest house complete with a living room and kitchenette and benefiting from luxurious mountain views.
The bathroom and bedrooms use the same light beachy wood tones, white stone and tile, and natural light throughout, keeping the home grounded in its seafront location without leaning too heavily into coastal decor.
The kitchen ideas feature new stunning granite worktops with light-wood kitchen cabinets continuing the beachy theme throughout the property. The kitchen also features intriguing open-shelving fixtures in front of wall-length windows, bathing the kitchen in swathes of natural light and opening the space up with a view of the lush greenery outside. Other fixtures include premium stainless appliances.
The 2,142-square-foot beach house makes use of an open floor plan, with the small kitchen opening out into the cozy living space. While the living room features a metal fireplace perfect for cozy nights in, it is the immense floor-to-ceiling windows that make a statement in the space. The walls of glass allow for unobstructed ocean views and access to the main deck with shielded dining space perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining.
The views do not stop in the living room, however, with both bedrooms sharing access to a soundproofed balcony. The balcony provides yet another look at the sprawling ocean with sea breezes and whitewater views.
The half-acre property benefits from 50 feet of ocean frontage in total and is surrounded on all other sides by lunch tropical foliage to maintain the privacy of the home and its inhabitants. Plants include an array of mature palm trees and bountiful bougainvillea plants.
The outside amenities outnumber the inside fixtures with a beachside bath and spa complete with surfboard storage adding extra convenience to the nearby coast.
The gated property keeps unwanted visitors out but allows space for two cars with a carport complete with a Tesla charging point.
It is unlikely the couple will have many issues with their neighbors, however, with the likes of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, George Lucas, and Kevin Costner also owning property in the area.
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Chiana has been at Homes & Gardens for a year, having started her journey in interior journalism as part of the graduate program. She spends most of her time producing content for the Solved section of the website, helping readers get the most out of their homes through clever decluttering, cleaning, and tidying tips – many of which she tests and reviews herself in her home in Lancaster to ensure they will consistently deliver for her readers and dabbles in the latest design trends. She also has a first-class degree in Literature from Lancaster University.
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