Lenny Kravitz's former French Quarter pad, a 200-plus-year-old Creole cottage whose interior is the decor equivalent of snakeskin pants (Kravitz coined the term "bordello modern" to describe the look) is on the market again.
Dating back to the 19th century when it was owned by a free woman of color, Kravitz sold the 1,811 square-foot property in 2012 for $655,000 to Brian Swier, the architect behind the Mercury Lounge, the Bowery Ballroom, and the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Later it was on the rental market for $12,000 a month.
The rock 'n' roll man cave mixes flashy elements like metallic Flavor Paper, steel-beaded curtains, ebony wood floors and a 14-foot granite island in the kitchen, with rustic touches like exposed brick and an "artfully distressed" exterior. The bathroom has a Japanese soaking tub and a rain-bath shower. Since Lenny moved out, the house got a French-imported spiral staircase and a mezzanine with French Quarter-style wrought iron. It's now asking $1,160,000.
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