Kanye West plans to transform $57M Malibu home into 1910 style 'Bomb Shelter'

Kanye West's Malibu mansion to be transformed into windowless & electricity-free 'Bomb Shelter'

By Ellen James September 14, 2023
Kanye Wests unusual home renovation plans sparks legal battle.
Kanye West's unusual home renovation plans sparks legal battle.

Kanye West is facing a lawsuit related to his ambitious renovation project for his $57 million Malibu residence. 

According to recent reports, West's former project manager, Tony Saxon, has taken legal action against him, claiming that he was terminated from the project after expressing grave concerns about the unconventional direction it was taking.

The breaking point came when Saxon voiced his reservations about West's proposal to remove the home's windows and electricity, intending to transform the mansion into a "bomb shelter from the 1910s."

This vision included demolishing the marble bathrooms, removing the windows, plumbing, and electricity, and even replacing the stairs with slides.

The situation escalated when Kanye West allegedly issued threats, warning Saxon that he would be considered "an enemy" if he did not align with West's ambitious vision for the property.

Saxon continued to voice his apprehensions, prompting West to command him to "get the hell out," according to the lawsuit. 

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, reveals that Saxon was brought on board in September 2021 to oversee the renovation of the beachfront property, designed by the esteemed architect Tadao Ando. 

Tony worked tirelessly, dedicating 16-hour days to his role, which encompassed project management, property care, and round-the-clock security.

His legal complaint alleges that despite his unwavering dedication, West only compensated him for one week of work and consistently disregarded his apprehensions.