Kurt Cobain’s Los Angeles Apartment

In 1992, at the height of his Nirvana fame, Kurt Cobain moved to an apartment in Los Angeles’ Fairfax district.  Kurt put down his guitar, picked up a paintbrush and contemplated a life without music.  For several months he painted using acrylics and oils, but at times he mixed his own blood, semen, cigarette ash and fecal matter into his art.

Here’s a few photo’s of Kurt inside the apartment…

Kurt Cobain Nirvana Los Angeles Apartment 1992

Kurt Cobain Nirvana Spaulding Avenue Apartment Los Angeles California 1992

Kurt and the bedroom look pretty gross in this picture…

Kurt Cobain Bedroom Spaulding Avenue Apartment Los Angeles California 1992

After some research and some help from Kurt Cobain fan Keith Kuramoto we have found the building where Kurt and Courtney lived.  It is a four-plex older building located at:

448 North Spaulding Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90036

Here are some feelnumb.com exclusive photos of the Cobain’s downstairs apartment…

Kurt Cobain Los Angeles Apartment 448 Spaulding Avenue

The front door…

Kurt Cobain Apartment Los Angeles Apartment 448 North Spaulding Avenue Apartment

The window with the red drape is the window behind Kurt in the first photo…

Kurt Cobain Spaulding Avenue Apartment Building 1992

Here’s a hospital bill that recently went up for sale on ebay.com confirming the North Spaulding Avenue address for Kurt Cobain.

kurt cobain los angeles apartment spaulding avenue

kurt cobain los angeles apartment spaulding avenue

Apparently, the Cobains moved out when they came home from a tour to find that the bathtub had a major leak that had flooded most of the apartment.   Coincidently, that same bathroom is where Kurt wrote the song “Heart Shaped Box.”

Kurt Cobain Looked Grungy But By All Accounts He Smelled Amazing


Comments

  1. deleted name says:

    The top photograph isn't from that apartment. I think that's J J Gonson's apartment, which is somewhere else.

  2. Anne says:

    Hell of a difficult neighborhood to find parking.

  3. yoyoma says:

    kurt wrote heart shaped box in a closet in this house on lake washington in seattle.

  4. Nirvana Cobain says:

    The pictures are really cute!

  5. Nirvy says:

    Would you care to explain how the research done proves that this address is authentic?

    1. feelnumb says:

      I confirmed the address both in Heavier Than Heaven and the Everett True-penned bio.

  6. 90036'er says:

    I live in the apartment now, looked through all the crazy nooks and crannies and found nothing interesting.

  7. 90036'er says:

    I live in the apartment now, looked through all the crazy nooks and crannies and found nothing interesting. Also we still get (about once a month) older faded rockstar looking types knocking on the door with "do you know lived here!?" The landlord had some wild stories too.

    1. raul says:

      send me an e-mail. I would love to get some photos of the apartment.

      raul at feelnumb.com

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