Cheri Woods the owner of the Norton Avenue house, which she calls ‘Cheri Amour’ has a long track record of trying to exploit the property and its association with Morrison and Courson for profit. She’s sold vials of dirt from the property calling it ‘Doors Dirt’, the appliances, and against zoning laws has rented the house out and given quick tours for $20. This past spring Woods applied for and has been granted a Cultural Resource Designation paving the way for her to make the property a bed and breakfast.
Yesterday a rental listing went live online for monthly rentals of the house. Of course the main attraction is being in the same space as Morrison and Courson, sleeping in their master bedroom, or sitting in the same living room where Morrison gave his last U.S. interview to Ben Fong-Torres. The house boasts easy access to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the Sunset Strip (“for the exciting night life where you will rub shoulders with the stars”). The listing also assures, “We are the location of choice for entertainment industry luminaries!” You can also bring your pets to stay with you.
A few drawbacks, no central air though a couple of rooms have window unit air conditioners, and a minimum stay of 30 days. How much does this all cost? Average price $3000 for the month. If you would like more information on staying at the Norton Avenue house or you would like to see a slideshow of the interior, visit Jim Morrison’s Last U.S. Home at Roomorama. Tell them Jim sent you.
Photo and text by Jim Cherry