Frances Bean Cobain, 25, has decided to sell her LA home for a cool $2.695 million. Following her divorce from Isaiah Silva, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love is ditching her four-bedroom, four bathroom digs in the Hollywood Foothills with the help of realtor Billy Rose of the Agency.
“It’s a great layout, well-scaled, and proportional room sizes. It’s particularly private, quiet and secure,” Rose says. “It was further privatized by her—the hedges in the front really let you do your own thing; you can walk around without being noticed. It has some of the best original detailing I’ve seen in a long time.” The original details include period tiles, hardware, stained glass, light fixtures, a hand-wrought iron fireplace, stenciled beamed ceilings and hardwood floors.
According to People, the 3,357-square-foot property, built in 1930, includes a master suite with a dressing area and a balcony, as well as an open-plan kitchen, a walk-in pantry, a large living room with a fireplace, and a large patio. The home is located in a gated community and has a detached garage that has been transformed into a screening room and recording studio. “It’s a really inspirational place. Those who do record think it’s a pretty spectacular spot to have that opportunity,” Rose says.
Cobain bought the home in 2011 for $1.83 million. She married Silva in 2014 and filed for divorce in March 2016. The couple finalized their divorce settlement this past May. The terms of the divorce included relinquishing the 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic guitar played by the Nirvana frontman in a 1993 appearance on MTV Unplugged. In a bizarre turn of events, Silva filed a lawsuit against Love, Sam Lutfi, and Ross Butler, among others, claiming they planned to kidnap and kill him to get the guitar back.
Cobain’s North Curson Avenue home sits on 0.25 acres and has access to the Hollywood Hills's Runyon Canyon Park, and Wattles Garden Park. The home was designed by Carl Jules Weyl, who is best known as the architect for the Brown Derby’s second restaurant and as the art director for the film The Adventures of Robin Hood for which he received the Oscar for Best Art Direction in 1938.
According to Rose, “In L.A., properties that are older can be somewhat bastardized because people don’t understand how unique some of the architecture and design is. They think things need to be more modern. But I think you can still have a modern approach to architecture and design and I think you can still give reference to prior eras. When you look at Europe, there are properties that are centuries old but they have hyper-modern interiors.”
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