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A builder’s proposal to expand Lenny Kravitz’s childhood home into a 6-unit apartment building was denied in February, but, as the singer himself has said, “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over.” The developer, who bought the building in December, has appealed the ruling.

The historic home at 368 Throop Ave in Brooklyn’s Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood belonged to Kravitz’s grandparents. He spent weekends there until he was 10, when his family moved to Los Angeles, according to Brownstoner.

The 2-story house sold in December for $565,000. Listing photos show the home mid-remodel, with holes in the wall, paper over the windows and missing appliances.

The owner applied to the city building department to expand the property into 6 units, adding a third story and 240 square feet. The application was denied in February and is pending appeal.

Kravitz in recent years has expanded his career from singing and songwriting to acting, sporting trend-setting gold eyeliner as Cinna in “The Hunger Games.” As for real estate, he has bought and sold multi-million dollar properties in Miami and New York over the past few years.

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Emily Heffter, a reporter and writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, unusual properties, and other real estate topics. Read more of her work here.

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