Lenny Kravitz Lists His New Orleans Creole Cottage

Lenny Kravitz Lists His Kravitz-Designed NOLA Cottage

In 2008, I featured Lenny Kravitz's New Orleans home, and now that 1,725-square-foot, one-bedroom, two-bath property is on the market for $775,000. Kravitz's home is a Creole cottage (not to be confused with a Creole townhouse) in the heart of the New Orleans's Vieux Carré district. The exterior looks quite run-down — in fact, a lot like the famed Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, one of the oldest structures in the city. The interiors have the sort of funky, eclectic, and luxurious vibe you'd expect from the home of a rock star — except that Kravitz designed the digs himself. In 2005, Kravitz formed his own design firm, Kravitz Design, focusing on commercial, residential, and product design, and of course this was one of his projects.
The pièce de résistance of the NOLA bachelor pad is an 18-foot marble island in the kitchen and open plan living area. The rest of the room features a black alligator leather sectional sofa, tall wing chairs upholstered in zebra hide, black fur floor cushions, an opulent crystal chandelier, and Warhol-esque pop art. An upstairs sleeping loft overlooking this grand room is accessible by a built-in ladder. Outdoors, there's a cozy courtyard with lush tropical plants and cushioned wicker chairs — key for warm evenings in the South. Meanwhile, a foyer sitting area features the geometric Highway 66 Wallpaper by New Orleans-based Flavor Paper, with whom Kravitz Design actually collaborated on a wallpaper collection, Tropicalismo. Take the full tour below!