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The artist got inspired while traveling the world. Simplicity, touch with nature, and even a sake bar - his place looks like an homage to Japan. He usually lives in New York City but comes here to rest and rebalance.
“When I went to Japan, I connected with the energy that I really love and it's definitely what I'm doing in this house. I called it “a temple” because it's like a temple. definitely I have this place to rest, to feel calm and relaxed.”
The mansion is designed by a Medellín-based design firm, named 5 Sólidos, reimagining the existing pavilion structure.
“Elements like blackened wood siding and shoji-like framed linen doors and screens point to the influence of Japanese aesthetics. Warm planes of French oak wrap the interiors, coupled with an array of pared-down modern furnishings. In fact, the palette is only interrupted by an eruption of color in J Balvin’s closet, where about 850 pairs of sneakers are displayed in what could pass for the world’s dopest shoe museum.”
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