See Inside Lenny Kravitz’s Brazilian Home on a Former Coffee Plantation: It’s ‘A Location to Disconnect’

The “Fly Away” singer created a farming retreat on a previous 18 th-century coffee plantation beyond Rio de Janeiro.

When Lenny Kravitz made a spontaneous choice to extend his check out to Brazil for a bit longer after he ended up playing a program there, he only anticipated to remain for a day.

But less than 24 hours prior to his airplane was set up to depart, a buddy called him, inviting him to see an unique residential or commercial property located an 18 th century coffee plantation near Rio de Janeiro.

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” Everybody was ready to go home, but something informed me, ‘Have an experience,'” he informs Architectural Digest in their May 2019 cover story. “So we arrived in the evening, and the next early morning I awoke in the most stunningly lush, gorgeous landscape you can envision. We were nestled in a valley, surrounded by mountains, with waterfalls, cows, horses, monkeys, fruit groves, and vegetable fields– the entire panoply of nature.”

Instead of staying an additional day, he wound up remaining for 6 months.

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” It was amazing. I just dropped out of life, found out to ride horses from the cowboys, found out about farming, and reconnected with nature,” Kravitz says. “I ‘d never felt more calm, peaceful, and closer to God. It was a wonderful time. I believed, ‘I’m finished with the hustle and the bustle. I’m going to be a farmer.'”

But eventually, the ” Fly Away” singer needed to go back to making music and touring, luring him far from the Brazilian oasis and back into his hectic truth.

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He could not get the home out of his head, however, so two years later, he purchased the almost 1,000- acre plot of land– which was completely functioning as a farm– and started making it his own.

Kravitz informs AD that he desired to produce ” a location to disconnect, reset your life, and make the effort to be peaceful and in fact hear yourself.”

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So he remodelled the residential or commercial property, turning a few of the 19 th-century houses into guest houses, a fitness center, a swimming pool home and a recording studio. Due to the fact that he could not be there for all of the property’s revamping due to his schedule, he often FaceTimed designers who were on-site to weigh in, and he delivered furnishings that he was drawn to down to your house, practicing a bit of experimentation in decorating the area.

He also welcomed a few of his artist pals to go to and paint murals on his walls, and of course, he created his own piece of art for the home.

” I was taking a look at a wall one night and felt it needed something,” he says. “So I started painting huge triangles. I like triangles!”

Kravitz, who established his own company, Kravitz Design, 16 years back and has actually developed public areas in hotels in Miami and Las Vegas, along with a Leica video camera and a Rolex watch, decorated his space with an island flair. He mixed Brazilian tiles with midcentury home furnishings, classic wall art and a clear grand piano.

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” The process was very improvisational, like making music,” he states. “You need to play what you feel.”

To see more pictures and to check out the full function on Kravitz’s home, choose up the May concern of Architectural Digest or check out archdigest.com

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