By Megan Slack
One of Venice Beach’s most artistic properties is on the market, with an asking price of nearly $7.8 million.
The vibrant two-story studio, and former home of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, is a rainbow-filled shrine to ‘80s design - complete with a large artist’s studio, an exotic tile-kissed bathroom, and Pacific loft views.
See: World's best homes – explore the globe’s most jaw-dropping houses
Unsurprisingly, the property has a history of creative owners – including bronze sculptor Guy Dill, whose pieces grace exhibition spaces in the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the Stedelijk Museum. Guy worked alongside esteemed Los Angeles-based architect Steven Ehrlich to create the studio in the 1980s, and remnants of their original design remain visible today.
The '90s icon, singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz, moved in the property with his former wife, actress Lisa Bonet, who is best known for her work with the comedian Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show. Here, the couple raised their daughter, Zoë Kravitz before listing the home at the turn of the millennium.
The property is currently owned by another creative couple, who are following in the footsteps of Guy and are using the property as a beachside art atelier.
See: Obama house: tour Barack and Michelle's new Martha's Vineyard home
Built in 1949, this 5,424-square-foot home oozes mid-century Californian style throughout its four-bedrooms and three-bathrooms. The kitchen was renovated in 2014, when the owners blessed the marble-topped space with contemporary features, including a smart fridge.
See: Living room ideas – clever ways to decorate living spaces
The entire area is drenched in golden west-coastal sunshine through its large window-panes and doors which offer a flow between the indoor/outdoor living spaces. There is also a large deck from the office loft, where homeowners can unwind amongst the ocean breeze after a day in the studio.
See: Kitchen ideas – decor and decorating ideas for all kitchens
The property’s exterior is equally as colorful, as towering palm trees shade the other organic jewels that grow in the landscaped garden. Meanwhile, beyond its gate, you can indulge in Venice Beaches’ globally renowned dining scene after a day of shopping in some of the most renowned boutiques in the country.
The listing is held by Anastasia Bowen.
See: Pamela Anderson’s house is on the market – tour this chic Malibu property
Where do Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet live now?
Despite selling the property in 2000, Lenny and Lisa were divorced seven years previously, in 1993, and Lisa remarried the actor Jason Momoa in 2017. While Lisa and Jason live in Topanga, California, Lenny splits his time between Paris, and the Bahamas, where his mother was born.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.
The opulent mansion from Schitt's Creek goes on sale for $21 million
Inside the spectacular property that was home to the Roses before they faced financial ruin...
By Ruth Doherty •
Casper Wave Hybrid Snow mattress review
What makes this top-of-the-line Casper, worth it? Get ready to dive deep into our experience with the Casper Wave Hybrid Snow mattress in our review
By Jaclyn Turner •