Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s former Hollywood Hills home is on sale for just less than $1 million

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s former Hollywood Hills home, which they rented nearly 30 years ago during their tumultuous relationship, is on sale for $998,000. 

The abandoned property, perched on a hill in the iconic Hollywood Heights and ‘full of original character and unique details’ requires major renovating.  

Despite its significant state of disrepair, the 2,500-square-foot estate with a lower-level apartment includes a regal staircase, four sets of oversized French doors and a living room ‘with a birds eye view of Hollywood,’ according to its listing. 

History: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s former Hollywood Hills home, in which they lived during their tumultuous relationship 29 years ago, is on the market for $998,000; seen in 1993

Perhaps one of the home’s biggest selling points is that it comes with a coveted ‘key to a notable Hollywood landmark: the High Tower, a five-story, 100-foot-tall stone tower that houses an antique elevator built in the style of an Italian campanile.’ 

Residents, who reside in one of only 18 properties of the High Tower Elevator Assn., have access to a private lift to spare them from trekking up the steep hill, according to the LA Times. 

The three-bedroom residence is where the lead vocalist for Hole, 56, and late Nirvana frontman first brought home their daughter Frances Bean after her birth in 1992. 

One-of-a-kind: The abandoned property, which requires major repairing, is perched on a hill in the iconic Hollywood Heights and 'is full of original character and unique details'

One-of-a-kind: The abandoned property, which requires major repairing, is perched on a hill in the iconic Hollywood Heights and ‘is full of original character and unique details’

Lots of potential: Despite its significant state of disrepair, the 2,500-square-foot estate with a lower-level apartment includes a regal staircase, four sets of oversized French doors and a living room 'with a birds eye view of Hollywood,' according to its listing

Lots of potential: Despite its significant state of disrepair, the 2,500-square-foot estate with a lower-level apartment includes a regal staircase, four sets of oversized French doors and a living room ‘with a birds eye view of Hollywood,’ according to its listing 

Amenities: Perhaps one of the home's biggest selling points is that it comes with a coveted 'key to a notable Hollywood landmark: the High Tower, a five-story, 100-foot-tall stone tower that houses an antique elevator built in the style of an Italian campanile'

Amenities: Perhaps one of the home’s biggest selling points is that it comes with a coveted ‘key to a notable Hollywood landmark: the High Tower, a five-story, 100-foot-tall stone tower that houses an antique elevator built in the style of an Italian campanile’

Cobain also wrote the majority of Nirvana’s third and final album In Utero in the home, according to the 2011 documentary Hit So Hard. 

It was last sold for $425,000 in 1999, five years after Cobain’s 1994 suicide.

In February, Love commemorated the date of what would have been her late husband’s 54th birthday on Instagram with a quote from the liner notes of the band’s 1992 compilation album Incesticide.  

Wow: Residents, who reside in one of only 18 properties of the High Tower Elevator Assn., have access to a private lift to spare them from trekking up the steep hill, according to the LA Times

Wow: Residents, who reside in one of only 18 properties of the High Tower Elevator Assn., have access to a private lift to spare them from trekking up the steep hill, according to the LA Times

Memories: The three-bedroom residence is where the lead vocalist for Hole, 56, and late Nirvana frontman first brought home their daughter Frances Bean after her birth in 1992

Memories: The three-bedroom residence is where the lead vocalist for Hole, 56, and late Nirvana frontman first brought home their daughter Frances Bean after her birth in 1992

Calling all Nirvana fans: Cobain also wrote the majority of Nirvana's third and final album In Utero in the home, according to the 2011 documentary Hit So Hard

Calling all Nirvana fans: Cobain also wrote the majority of Nirvana’s third and final album In Utero in the home, according to the 2011 documentary Hit So Hard

The caption read, ‘At this point I have a request for our fans. If any of you hate homosexuals, people of a different color, or women, please, do this one favor for us -leave us the f*** alone! Don’t come to our shows and don’t buy our records.’

Love also included a message of her own, writing, ‘Happy birthday beautiful boy.’

Accounts differ on when the former couple first met, with many sources remarking that Cobain had first spoken to his future wife after a 1989 show.  

More than double the price now: It was last sold for $425,000 in 1999, five years after Cobain's 1994 suicide

More than double the price now: It was last sold for $425,000 in 1999, five years after Cobain’s 1994 suicide

'The property has fallen into disrepair and is a major fixer. It will not qualify for traditional financing,' according to its listing on Realtor.com

‘The property has fallen into disrepair and is a major fixer. It will not qualify for traditional financing,’ according to its listing on Realtor.com

Natural light: There doesn't appear to be any shortage of natural lights and windows

Natural light: There doesn’t appear to be any shortage of natural lights and windows 

Music journalist Everett True later stated that he had personally introduced the couple at an L7 and Butthole Surfers show in 1991.

The couple’s relationship has been the subject of intense coverage, and multiple films and television series centering on the two have been produced since the singer’s passing.

In 1998, a documentary entitled Kurt & Courtney was released and popularized the theory that Love was directly involved in her husband’s death. 

Nearly three decades ago: The 100-year-old Craftsman was rente by Cobain and Love in 1992

Nearly three decades ago: The 100-year-old Craftsman was rente by Cobain and Love in 1992

The 2,500-square-foot home was built in 1921 and features a dramatic two story living room and open staircase

The 2,500-square-foot home was built in 1921 and features a dramatic two story living room and open staircase

Keeping his legacy alive: The LA Times reported fans of the late singer 'have visited the ramshackle abode to pay homage to the late rock icon'

Keeping his legacy alive: The LA Times reported fans of the late singer ‘have visited the ramshackle abode to pay homage to the late rock icon’

In 2015, Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck premiered on HBO and covered the guitarist’s life; his former wife and daughter attended the film’s premiere.

That same year, another documentary film entitled Soaked In Bleach was released to the public, although the feature predominantly focused on the singer’s death.

Upon the movie’s release, Deadline reported that Love had sent cease-and-desist letters to various theaters that screened the feature; no lawsuits were ever filed on her behalf.

Cobain and Love's relationship has been the subject of intense coverage, and multiple films and television series centering on the two have been produced since the singer's passing

Cobain and Love’s relationship has been the subject of intense coverage, and multiple films and television series centering on the two have been produced since the singer’s passing

So many theories: In 1998, a documentary entitled Kurt & Courtney was released and popularized the theory that Love was directly involved in her husband's death

So many theories: In 1998, a documentary entitled Kurt & Courtney was released and popularized the theory that Love was directly involved in her husband’s death

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