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Lenny Kravitz's Former NOLA Home is True 'Bordello Modern'

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In his spare moments not spent oscillating between actor and singer, the inexhaustible Lenny Kravitz has managed to make a name for himself in the design world, even coining the term "bordello modern" to describe his rather kooky rocker style. Now, a glaringly intense, in-your-face example of the aesthetic concept is on the rental market for $12K a month in New Orleans, offering a 2,000-square-foot, fully-furnished cottage draped in just about as much slinky, totally bonkers decor any one renter could ever dream of. Indeed, before Kravitz sold the one-bedroom home in 2012 for $655K, he outfitted the insulated hideaway—which looks pretty rustic, and maybe even a bit rundown from the outside—in animal prints, foil wallpaper, silvery upholstery, and and a touch more leather and fur furniture than any normal person would want in the balmy state Louisiana. Somewhere burried beneath all these sexy trappings, the architecture itself is just as dramatic, thanks to vaulted ceilings, ebony wood floors, exposed brick, and an 18 foot marble bar kitchen. Take a look, below.

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