A Hollywood Hills house once owned by Kurt and Courtney is for sale. But…

Back in 1992, flush with cash from the sales of both Nirvana’s Nevermind and Hole’s Live Through This, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love moved into a three-bedroom Asian-influenced Craftsman house in the Hollywood Hills at 6881 Alta Loma Terrance in the Hollywood Hills. With a two-story living room, three full baths, and view of Hollywood, it sounds like a great place, right?

Er, no. The listing reads “The property has fallen into disrepair and is a major fixer. It will not qualify for traditional financing.”

This is, of course, is not the fault of the Cobains. By late 1993, they were out of this place and living at 171 Lake Washington Boulevard East in Seattle. That place recently sold again for US$7.5 million.

Still, if you have the Property Brothers on speed dial, you might want to consider this purchase. At US$998,000 (and considering the state of the place, that’s probably negotiable), this could be an amazing fixer-upper. And you could brag that you (a) live in the house where most of In Utero was written, and (b) probably have a lot of heroin in the floorboards.

Did I mention it needs work? Check with Sotheby’s International Reality if you’re planning to make a bid.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “A Hollywood Hills house once owned by Kurt and Courtney is for sale. But…

  • May 20, 2021 at 10:48 am
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    Was it actually owned by them? I read somewhere they only rented it.

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  • May 20, 2021 at 1:52 pm
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    Live Through This only came out in April ’94 🙂

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