In January 1994, flush with money from the sales of Nevermind, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love plunked down US$1.48 million for a new home in Seattle. Built in 1902, the house at 171 Lake Washington Boulevard East in an affluent area of the city called Denny Blaine. It’s next to a small park, surrounded by high trees, and featured a two-story greenhouse in the back. We all know what happened on the top floor of that greenhouse on April 5, 1994.
The house was eventually resold in 1997 to Euyang Walter Jr, a Seattle businessman, who immediately had the greenhouse torn down. He paid US$2.9 million back then. A detached garage and a retaining wall were added in 1999.
This summer, after 23 years, Mr Walter finally sold the property after listing it back in 2019 for US$7.5 million without showing any interior photos in the ads. The deal went through almost a year ago–August 24, 2020–but has been kept quiet until now. The final selling price was US$7,050,000.
We don’t know who the new owner is–the buyer is listed as CSK Washington Investments–but he/she/they now has a tourist attraction, whether they like it or not.
Taxes are around US$52,000. And if you want to look at the property records, go here.