Frances Bean Cobain, the visual artist and model daughter of Hole frontwoman Courtney Love and late Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain recently decided to put up her house on sale. A couple of years back the grunge rock heiress shelled out $1.996 million for a peculiar circa 1926 hillside Spanish home in a secluded Hollywood Hills neighborhood known as the Hollywood Knolls.
Frances Bean Cobain wanted to sell her house
It seems that she is no longer willing to live at the Hollywood Hills home she’d recently purchased. First listed last year at just under $2.5 million, the circa 1926 home has been sold at a small profit, for $2.29 million.
The house is set on almost a third of an acre, cleared of personal belongings, and staged for the selling process, the not-quite 3,000-square-foot multi-level home sits a long, glute-firming hike up the wooded hillside from the street-level two-car garage. The main residence has three bedrooms and two and a half baths, while a unique, tri-level attached guesthouse with a private entrance offers another bedroom and bathroom, an airy living room, a complete kitchen, and a secluded private patio.
Cobain made some changes to the interior spaces, which feature cottony-white walls, arched doorways, and, in the living room, a fireplace and chunky and dark rough-hewn wood beams across the ceiling. A patio off the living room provides a lovely, over-the-treetops view.
With black cabinetry and trendy brass fixtures, the open-concept kitchen is open at either end to a dining space. Mullioned casement windows provide leafy views from one of the dining areas, while the other, flooded with light thanks to a couple of skylights, spills out French doors to a flat, grassy yard with more serene views.
The listing was held by Laura Kay at Compass; the buyer was represented in the deal by Todd Henricks, also with Compass. Cobain, who controls the publicity rights to her father’s name and image and, during her 2017 divorce from musician Isaiah Silver, was reported to earn more than $100,000 per month, mostly comprised of royalties related to her father’s estate, previously owned another vintage Spanish-style home in the foothills just above Hollywood for which she paid $1.825 million in 2011, the year after she inherited part of her father’s estate, and sold in 2018 for $2.331 million.