Built in 1922, Jim Morrison's house sits nestled in the Laurel Canyon hills. It's located on Rothdell Trail, and is more commonly known as his house on Love Street. Across the way from the Canyon Country Store
and just moments from the Sunset Strip, it's full of Doors history.
After Morrison, the house went through a number of different owners before landing in the hands of a guy named Matt King, who is a model and a huge Doors fan. Unfortunately, the estate was set ablaze during the 2011 Hollywood arson fires. But since then King has been busy fighting with insurance companies and working with contractors, and it's finally restored. He was kind enough to give us an exclusive look.
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The house is a quaint bungalow in the hills, and legend has it that the eccentric Doors frontman would run up and down these staircases, reciting poetry and singing at the top of his lungs at all hours of the night.
Morrison is said to have spent some of his most peaceful years on Love Street, recording the Doors' Waiting for the Sun
and living with his muse, Pam Courson. "Morrison's time on Love Street was his only attempt to domesticate himself," says King. Courson had a garden, where King found the stone below.
Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix all loved visiting the Cat & the Fiddle
pub on Sunset during their respective times in Laurel Canyon, and King acquired a bar railing that was taken out of the Cat & the Fiddle. It now hangs in the dining room of the house.