Kurt Cobain is known for being from the Seattle area, but for a brief time from 1991-1992 he lived in Los Angeles with his pregnant girlfriend, Courtney Love.  The couple lived in LA’s Fairfax District on Spaulding Avenue.

Interior designer Brandon Kleinman has been the apartment’s tenant since 2011 and has been renting the rock god’s bedroom out to Airbnb for the past couple of years. In a recent interview with Vulture, Kleinman says that “It gets rented out about four or five times a year. I think Airbnb buried the listing for some reason. I don’t get a lot of interest in it.”

According to a 2004 Los Angeles Times article by Charles R. Cross, the main activities that happened in the apartment were heroin and painting.  Seems like the landlord was having trouble getting tenants for the apartment after advertising it as Cobain’s, Kleinman tells Vulture:

“The day I signed the lease, I was sitting with the landlord,” Kleinman says, “and as soon as I signed on the dotted line, he said, ‘Okay, now I can tell you the real story behind this apartment.’ He kept it a secret because he wasn’t getting great tenants when he advertised the apartment’s backstory. He went on to tell me about what it was like having Kurt Cobain live here, and what to watch for. It’s been funny. Once every 60 days or so, I’ll get a weird, older gentleman, a rocker-type dude, sort of a burnout, knocking on the door, saying, ‘Do you know what used to happen here?’”


[Vulture & Stereogum]