There’s nothing quite like binge-watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians to make you question, “Is this real?” Although it’s not exactly shocking when you learn that some (most?) reality shows are less than authentic, a few of these shows’ secrets can catch you off guard. That’s true even if you’ve come to accept — and love — the drama of scripted reality. While the Kardashian-Jenner clan has been caught faking it in the past, one of the blended family’s secrets was hidden in plain sight for a very long time.
Though much of the filming takes place inside Jenner’s home, all of the exterior shots in later seasons are faked. It’s quite literally a facade. Before you get too angry at the brood, there’s a good reason for pulling this switcharoo. After people were jumping the fence to get a closer look at their original house, Kim revealed to fans that she “realized how unsafe it is to show the exterior of [their] homes.” Kris Jenner clarified, “When we film inside, that’s obviously our real home.” So, you’ve seen Jenner’s house, but are you curious to see inside the fake KUWTK house we’ve seen in those exterior shots? Let’s go.
You know this iconic exterior like the back of your hand, but it’s so impressive we just have to take another look. Do you see that balcony that wraps around the entire front elevation of the home? Calling this place a “home” is perhaps not the right term. According to the real estate listing, it’s “the Iredell Estate.” Zillow also reported that it was once known as Palazzo Dei Sogni, an Italian expression meaning the Palace of Dreams. And that it is.
The mansion sits on one acre of land on “its own private knoll,” the listing reveals. It’s gated, as you could’ve probably guessed, but one only knows if it successfully keeps out KUWTK stans. Could that be why it sat on the market so long? As the listing revealed, the professed “contemporary mediterranean estate” had been up for sale, on and off, since 2007. In late 2018, it finally sold for $5.2 million.
All the palace vibes
It won’t take you long to notice how different this estate is from many others. Although it was built in the 1980s and almost completely renovated in 2005, it looks like it could’ve been built centuries ago — especially the interior. According to Zillow, the Medici palaces in Tuscany, Italy were the inspiration behind this mansion’s interior and exterior. Chandeliers hang from just about every ceiling and sconces that were once used in the Paris Opera House — let that sink in — now adorn the walls.
While every room has the Mediterranean vibe, what really proves this house was inspired by the Medici palaces is the vino storage. Yep, this house has its own wine cellar. And not a little one, either. The Iredell Estate’s wine cellar can hold a whopping 2,000 bottles of wine, according to Zillow, and the listing further revealed that it features a tasting room. If you’re wondering would one does with all that wine, well, who knows. But they’ve definitely got enough juice to make it through a zombie apocalypse, that’s for sure.
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