Kurt Cobain's house.

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Kurt Cobain's house.

This is the house where Kurt Cobain committed suicide.

It is situated at 171 Lake Washington Boulevard.

On March 31st, 1994, the Nirvana frontman absconded from the Exodus Recovery Center in Los Angeles and traveled back to this house in the east of Seattle.

A few days later, on April 2nd, he visited a gun store called "Seattle Guns" and purchased a bag of shotgun shells.

On April 8th, 1994, an electrician discovered the 27-year-old's body in a greenhouse at the property. Beside his body lay a shotgun, a heroin kit, cigarette butts, root beer, and a handwritten suicide note.

According to the medical examiner, it is likely that Cobain died on April 5th, which was three days before his remains were found.

Although Cobain died from a gunshot wound to the head, he also had a very high concentration of morphine in his blood.

Had he survived the gunshot wound, there was a very good chance that he would have died from a drug overdose.

The greenhouse that he killed himself in no longer exists, as it was torn down in 1996 to discourage Nirvana fans from trespassing on the property.

Three years after his death, Cobain's wife sold the house for $2.8 million.

Where is Kurt Cobain's house?

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS coordinates.

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

47.619618, -122.282186


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The full address for this location is:

171 Lake Washington Blvd
WA 98112
United States


It is beside Viretta Park in the east of Seattle. It is relatively close to Denny Blaine Park.


Photos of the house and other related images.

Aerial photograph.

Aerial photograph.

This is an aerial photograph of Kurt Cobain's former house on Lake Washington Boulevard.

The house was built in 1902. It has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Cobain and his wife, Courtney Love, purchased this house on January 24th, 1994, for $1.5 million. The sale took place roughly two months before Cobain's suicide.

In 1996, Love decided to have the greenhouse demolished. The red circle indicates the area where the building once stood.

According to Love, she decided to destroy the greenhouse because Nirvana fans were constantly showing up at the site and making a nuisance of themselves by climbing the fence and leaving behind beer cans.

She eventually sold the house for $2,895,000 on July 2nd, 1997.

It was last sold for $7 million in August of 2020.

The greenhouse.

The greenhouse

This photograph shows the greenhouse where Cobain committed suicide. As you can see, it sat on top of a garage.

Overdose in Rome.

Kurt Cobain overdose Rome

A month before his suicide, Cobain overdosed on Rohypnol at the Westin Excelsior hotel in Rome. Although his management agency claimed that the overdose was accidental, Love later admitted that it was a suicide attempt.

The Nirvana frontman had taken 50 pills in total.

According to Courtney, Kurt "hated everyone and everything" at the time.

That morning, she woke up at around 4 a.m. and saw that he was "gone." Kurt had written a note claiming that she didn't love him anymore and that he would rather die than go through a divorce.

Five days later, he was released from the hospital. Shortly afterwards, he returned to the United States and entered rehab.

Coordinates: 41.907715, 12.489994

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The gun.

Cobain gun.

This is the Remington M-11 20 gauge shotgun that Cobain used to kill himself. The weapon was purchased for $308.37 on March 30th, 1994, which was six days before his suicide.

Cobain asked his friend Dylan Carlson to purchase the weapon because the police were constantly seizing his guns for his own protection.

Seattle Guns.

Seattle Guns

On April 2nd, 1994, a cab from a company called "Gray Top Taxi" arrived at Cobain's house to pick him up.

The driver, Wodajo Abeye, did not know who Cobain was. However, he did note that the person did not "match" the residence. In other words, Kurt didn't look like the type of person who owned a million-dollar property.

That day, Cobain was dropped off just south of Aurora Avenue and 145th Street. Shortly afterwards, he purchased a bag of shotgun shells at a store called Seattle Guns.

Coordinates: 47.732860, -122.345081

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Stan Baker Sports - 10000 Lake City Way NE.

Stan Baker Sports

This is the location where the shotgun was purchased. At the time, it was called Stan Baker Sports.

Coordinates: 47.701416, -122.301991

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The Exodus Recovery Center.

Exodus Recovery Center in Los Angeles

This is the Los Angeles rehab center that Kurt Cobain escaped from on March 31st, 1994. In the photograph, we have highlighted the wall that he jumped over.

At the time, it was known as the Exodus Recovery Center. Nowadays, it is called the Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital.

Coordinates: 33.982135, -118.438685

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171 Lake Washington Blvd.

171 Lake Washington Blvd.

This Google Street View image of the front of 171 Lake Washington Blvd was taken in June of 2022.

As you can see, the property is cordoned off by thick shrubs and trees.

If you do decide to visit the address, don't be surprised if you are unable to get a good look at the house.

Memorial park.

Cobain memorial

A public green space called Viretta Park is situated on the southern side of the house.

Nirvana fans use the park as a memorial site for Cobain. The park bench has become a mural of sorts, with people leaving behind flowers, cigarettes, and handwritten notes.

Coordinates: 47.619200, -122.282159

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