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Kurt Cobain's House

171 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, Washington 98122 USA

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“"And come on life in, and come on deaaaath "”

Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of Nirvana, the group credited with starting the Grunge era in Seattle. His home was built in 1902 and is located one block up from Lake Washington in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood. Although the home is worth several million dollars, it doesn't reflect the glamorous lifestyle one would associate with a rock star of Kurt's stature. Instead, it reflects the more modest lifestyle that Cobain lived.  Kurt's home is where he spent the last minutes of his life. In late March of 1994 he fled from a Los Angeles rehab center and flew home. He hung out around Seattle for a few days and was last seen on April 3rd. On April 8th an electrician was sent out to install security lighting. When he looked into a window of the greenhouse, a room above the garage, he discovered Kurt's lifeless body. It was speculated that Cobain died on April 5th from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was only 27 years old. Although the garage still stands the greenhouse was torn down shortly after his death. In 1997 Courtney purchased the house for Cobain's family. In December of 2003 Courtney stopped making the payments and the house was auctioned off.The property is now surrounded by a fence and security cameras have been installed. The new owners are unknown to the public but don't seem to mind people stopping by as there have not been any known complaints. Next to the house, in Viretta Park, fans have turned two benches into a message board of writing expressing their love for Cobain. There is also a fence bordering the property that fans like to write on too.

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Reviewed by
zolol

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October 10, 2015

The owners should have known that people are gonna want to snap pics and stuff so honestly I would recommend having the house as a open house.

3 people found this review helpful

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Dana Newkirk

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September 18, 2014
Rated 3.0

The house is on private property and the homeowners aren't fans of having people wandering around on their lawn, so stick to the road if you're going to visit. There's usually a small group of curious people snapping pictures from the sidewalk so you can't miss it.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Andronicus

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  • 1 Helpful
October 26, 2016

Wow I can't believe Courtney Love allowed his home to be auctioned off. Just another evil Courtney act. She cares about no one but herself. Not even his family or Francis. This is just another heartbreaking look inside the life of Kurt. RIP my beautiful angel.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LAMini

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January 10, 2016
Rated 5.0

There is now a gate so u can't really see the house, but still cool vibe

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LAMini

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January 10, 2016
Rated 5.0

Cool

1 person found this review helpful
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October 13, 2019

Vince was determined to find this house and we drove around for 45 minutes before we actually did. He practically had to crawl under the fence to get a picture but the view from the front was easier to access.

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paulperez

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September 09, 2019

I have just visited Seattle for the first time I ask my friend to take me to Kurt Cobain’s house just because I was there visiting. The homes in Seattle are very old but beautiful if you like old homes like me. We drove to a upscale neighborhood where the wealthy live and there was the house full of thick vegetation and a very cool little park right next door to his house. The view was incredible but the small memorial park to Cobain next to his house gave it a special feel. He was a big Icon to Seattle and the house will always be a monument in his memory. It was kinda like going to Elvis’s home in Graceland except in more of a down to earth grunge icon. I really enjoyed my visit to the house where his sad ending took place! This house will be etched in history forever for the king of grunge rock!

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robertawood

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August 01, 2019

I don't understand, the article says Courtney purchased the house in 97 would she not have already owned it with Kurt, she would have inherited it after his death.

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turkeypie0130

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November 26, 2017

Is it the house owned by anyone?

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JonNaylor

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June 17, 2016

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Kurt Cobain's House

171 Lake Washington Blvd E
Seattle, Washington
98122 USA

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