Home & Living

Jim Morrison's House In Melbourne, Florida, Offered A Modest Start To A Legendary Life (PHOTOS)

It's not quite we imagined -- and its worth will raise your eyebrow.

We all went through a Doors phase, usually in college. Many of us never left it. But no matter where you stand on the fan spectrum, you'd most likely be surprised by Jim Morrison's house in Melbourne, Florida. The modest cottage at 2100 Vernon Place was the setting for Morrison's early childhood, offering a modest start to a legendary life. Despite this fact, the home is currently not considered a historic structure and has changed hands many times.

Trulia lists the home's worth at $78,000 (consider the fact that, in 2007, someone bought the place for $225,000). If it goes up for sale, you could live in a piece of rock history for a steal. And, well, deal with Morrison fans coming by and taking pictures.

In creepier news, you could have bought the home where, allegedly, Jim Morrison was conceived. Yes. Conceived. There's a word you don't see in real estate listings very often.

Jim Morrison died on this day in 1971. Watch the video below to see bandmate John Densmore discuss Morrison's legacy -- and what would have happened had the icon lived past the age of 27.

And for more celebrity homes, click through our slideshow below.

Celebrity Homes

Have something to say? Check out HuffPost Home on Twitter, Facebook,


Do you have a home story idea or tip? Email us at homesubmissions@huffingtonpost.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)