Lusting after the "bordello modern" French Quarter home that once belonged to rocker Lenny Kravitz? Asking $1,160,000 when it hit the market in February, it's now down to $1,075,000.
The "artfully distressed" exterior of the Creole cottage makes the flashy interior—complete with chandeliers, ebony wood floors, metallic wallpaper, steel-beaded curtains, and other VIP lounge finishes—extra surprising. The kitchen has a 14-foot granite island, and the master bathroom has a Japanese soaking tub and a rain-bath shower.
After Lenny's stint, Brian Swier—the architect behind the Mercury Lounge, the Bowery Ballroom, and the Music Hall of Williamsburg—bought the house for $655,000 in 2012. He added a French-imported spiral staircase and a mezzanine with French Quarter-style wrought iron to the digs.
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