Joy Division Singer Ian Curtis' Home Up for Sale
Published Feb 13, 2015In a world where Mac DeMarco's stinky old sneakers can fetch over $21,100 at auction, what is an entire house once belonging to a musical legend worth? Apparently about £115,000 ($220,374 Canadian). That's the asking price for the house once belonging to Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, which is now up on the market.
The two-bedroom terraced house is in Macclesfield, in the English county of Cheshire. As Gigwise points out, an online listing offers lots of information about the house and has plenty of photos of the interior.
It reads, "This double fronted character cottage offers spacious accommodation with two reception rooms, two double bedrooms, a good size kitchen and a shared courtyard garden."
The listing makes no mention of the fact that this is where Curtis lived with his wife and daughter. He committed suicide in the house's kitchen in 1980 at the age of 23.
The house was used in Anton Corbijn's 2007 film Control, which profiled Ian Curtis. Last year, the old kitchen table from the home went up on eBay and ultimately sold for £8,400 ($16,116 Canadian).