Arab News Japan
Colombian singer J Balvin recently offered a tour into his minimalist Japanese inspired home. In an interview with American interior design magazine Architectural Digest, the singer and his home were featured as part of an ongoing Open Door series, intended to offer an exclusive look at celebrity homes.
The reggaeton superstar’s home is sleek in design, an architectural hallmark of the Medellín-based firm, 5 Sólidos. The home is made up of planes of French oak and shoji-like framed linen doors and screens, as well as skylights and sliding doors- all of which are quintessential of Japanese architecture.
These elements build a space that is welcoming, which the singer said he maintains by opting not to crowd it with mementos from his career or art on the wall as a token of appreciation for the home’s architectural brilliance.
Balvin’s home showed off a natural atmosphere, both in the internal and external sense, as bonsai trees imported from Japan encompass the structure. The expansive porch and pool further construct a setting perfect for soothing the soul, just as the artist intended.
Balvin also showcased his walk-in closet that houses about 850 pairs of sneakers, reflecting the singer’s upbeat persona.
He said during his interview that he prefers making his home a place for his soul to rest.