Frances Bean Cobain Purchases $1.8 Million L.A. Home
The Spanish style abode of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter was designed by Carl Jules Weyl.
Frances Bean Cobain, the only child of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Hole singer Courtney Love, has purchased a $1.8 million Spanish style home in Los Angeles.
The four bedroom, three-and-a-half house was built in 1930 and designed by Carl Jules Weyl, reports Real Estalker. The site notes that the home "retains many original architectural and decorative details such as hand-forged iron work, colorful decorative tiles, numerous stained and leaded glass windows, hand-stenciled wood beams, and vintage light fixtures and hardware."
Cobain, 19, presumably purchased the home with funds from a multi-million dollar trust set up three years after her father's 1994 suicide. She is the sole beneficiary of the trust, which was created "to protect Frances Bean Cobain from creditors or future ex-spouses," according to Los Angeles legal analyst Robin Sax, who added, "having access to this kind of money at her age was something that the court was probably trying to protect her against when they created the trust in 1997."
The reported purchase price was $1,825,000, down from asking price of $1,890,000. Seller has not been disclosed.
Cobain, reportedly an undergrad at New York's Bard College, has dabbled in music and art, most notably in July 2010 with an art installation called "Scumf---" at Los Angeles' La Luz de Jesus gallery. Cobain used the pseudonym "Fiddle Tim" for the presentation which, according to MTV, "consisted of cartoony drawings of distorted figures with titles such as 'Hips Like Battleships' 'Chopsy Cheech' and 'Spector Hector.' "
A relatively low-key celeb offspring, Cobain recently drew attention when black-and-white photos of her were posted online by photographer and former Dior menswear designer Hedi Slimane. The shots show off Cobain's piercing eyes and multiple tattoos, and feature her in an array of clothing including a t-shirt that reads "Beam me up Scotty there's no intelligent life down here."