Keeping up with the Beckhams: Kim Kardashian 'to view David and Victoria's 18m UK home' as European base for family
10:42 GMT, 27 March 2012
Across the Atlantic: Kim Kardashian is said to be arranging viewing of the Beckham's English home
It was only revealed last week that David and Victoria Beckham were to sell their sprawling 18million English home.
But it looks like a certain American reality star already has her claws in.
Kim Kardashian is said to have spoken to real estate agents in Los Angeles to arrange viewings.
She reportedly wants the pad, famously named Beckingham Palace, to use as a European base for her large family.
The 30-year-also has ideas to rent it out to rich fans of the power couple.
They bought the 22-acre property in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire in 1999 for 2.5 million, shortly after tying the knot.
And they have since spent 18 million renovating the mansion to include swimming pools and a gym, amongst other highlights.
They also bought a 2.5 million, seven bedroom house in France in 2003, but have barely spent any time in it and selling it also.
The couple, who are worth over
160million, love the home which holds many happy memories for them, but
felt it was wasteful to hold on to it when they never visit.
said in her recent Vogue interview that she's in London she prefers to
stay at The Savoy hotel, as she would have to spend four hours in the
car just to get to and from the office.
'They felt is it was a waste for these beautiful homes to sit empty for months and months,' a source said.'
On the market: The Beckhams have decided to sell their lavish estate Beckingham Palace as they settle permanently in Los Angeles
David was recently offered a place at France's Paris Saint-Germain football club.
But reluctant to move overseas, he declined the offer for 'family reasons'.
A source added: 'They don’t need the money, as such, but
no longer use either place and realise in this current climate it’s
crazy to effectively throw cash away.
'The Beckhams have made LA their home, and the kids are settled there.'
Selling up: David and Victoria Beckham have reportedly put their Hertfordshire mansion Beckingham Palace up for sale
The Beckham clan moved to sunny LA in 2007 so that footballer David could take up a spot playing for local team LA Galaxy.
They have since made it their home, with sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz settling into schools in the city.
And during their time in the States the Beckhams have also welcomed baby daughter Harper into the world.
And 36-year-old David has previously spoken about not wanting to disrupt his home life now their children are happy and settled.
When he signed a new two-year deal with LA Galaxy earlier this year, he said: 'When you’re married and you have children, your priorities change.’
Sunny home: The Beckhams' Los Angeles home where they live with their three boys and baby daughter Harper
'We have three amazing boys and a little girl we have to look after so now our priorities are all about them.
'My family are happiest here at the moment. We love living in LA, we love living in America. We’ve adapted to the culture and everything the country has.’
But while they're selling up their family home in Britain, Victoria has reportedly started looking for a small place for when she is in London.
An insider added to The Mirror: 'Victoria already has a studio there. She has already looked at a couple of apartments near Hyde Park and may decide to buy later this year.'
Smooch time! Kim posted this cute picture on Twitter of her kissing nephew Mason Disick while wearing his hat
Putting them first: David has said he wants to stay in LA for his children now that they're settled in the city