If the walls of this historic Laurel Canyon house could talk, they’d probably relate tales of wild times had by all when The Doors band members Robby Krieger and John Densmore bunked there together as roommates, way back in 1966. Then there’s the story of how charismatic lead singer Jim Morrison, said to crash there on occasion, went for a walk around the surrounding neighborhood during one of those visits and returned having written the lyrics for the Billboard chart-topper “People Are Strange.”
The home’s current owners moved away from L.A. during the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequently rented out the residence and eventually decided not to return. So this footnote of rock ‘n’ roll history — and all the intriguing anecdotes along with it — is up for grabs at the tidy sum of $1.895 million. The place comes complete with sun-drenched interiors connected to nature via windows on all sides, and plenty of outdoor spaces ideal for relaxing while basking in the sweeping canyon views.
“There’s so much charm and character — the arched doorways, dappled light, treetop views and a cook’s kitchen where you can watch the red-tailed hawks circle while you cook dinner,” says listing agent Tori Horowitz of Canyonhaus at Compass. “The home also features an amazing outdoor kitchen and living room in a clearing in the woods … magic! It’s suited to anyone with a creative spirit in search of tranquility and a connection to nature.”
Built in 1939, the bohemian oasis is teeming with chic, light-filled living space punctuated by coved ceilings and hardwood flooring throughout. Among the highlights: a living room with fireplace that opens to an expansive sun deck; and an office space and casual dining area flanked by a gourmet kitchen recently updated with a butcher block-topped center island, farmhouse sink, and Viking and SubZero appliances.
In addition to a sizable walk-in closet with built-in shelves, separate vanity and an ensuite bath, the primary bedroom features a spacious deck overlooking a clearing in the woods below, where there’s a gathering space with a firepit and outdoor kitchen. More reasons to fall in love: a direct-access, two-car garage and lots of storage space underneath the house.