Elizabeth Taylor may have lived in a luxurious Bel Air mansion, but apparently it wasn’t fancy enough for spoiled porn-turned-reality star Kim Kardashian, who said that she considered buying the lavish dwelling but decided against it because “it only had a one-car garage.”
The 33-year-old fiancée of Kanye West opened up in her controversial Vogue interview about her relationship with the beloved Taylor,recalling the time she went to look at the serene estate and decided that unlike her $11 million McMansion, it didn’t quite accommodate her five-star lifestyle.
“It was just so enchanting,” she told Vogue, “with a garden with really pretty trellises and beautiful roses, but it wasn’t realistic for me to purchase. It only had a one-car garage.”
Taylor’s home, as featured in Architectural Digest, boast a spectacular garden where “The climbing rose ‘Cécile Brünner’ is trained over an arbor; the property was landscaped by Campion Walker Garden Design. Pink cestrum and gold breath of heaven are planted around the bench; ‘Elizabeth Taylor,’ a shocking-pink hybrid tea rose introduced in 1985, flourishes nearby.”
What WAS realistic for the Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s star were the famous jewels the late Taylor owned, revealing that she purchased some when the estate was sold to benefit Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
“Everything seemed so selfless for her,” Kim, who conducted the last interview with the actress (via phone and email) and told the magazine.
“We talked about the jewelry and how it ultimately didn’t belong to her; she just wanted to help people.”
Meanwhile, Kardashian and West still haven’t moved into their own Bel Air home, which is still undergoing major reconstruction while they shack up with Kris Jenner.