Peek Inside the Homes of 10 Counterculture Icons


If you’ve ever wanted to be Steve McQueen, you might just be a little closer to that goal — or at least, you can now be yourself in his old home. Recently, HiConsumption posted photos of McQueen’s “Pioneer Moon Ranch,” which is now up for sale — but more importantly, this glimpse into the homestead of “The King of Cool” inspired your intrepid Flavorwire editors to get to snooping into a few more of the homes of some of our greatest counterculture icons. Check them out after the jump, and add links to any great ones missing here in the comments.

Steve McQueen’s awful/amazing “Pioneer Moon Ranch,” located in Hailey, Idaho, can be yours for a mere $7.4 million. See more photos here.

Freddie Mercury left his gorgeous mansion, in London’s Kensington, to his onetime girlfriend and lifelong friend Mary Austin, along with most of his fortune.

Janis Joplin lived in this house (the one on the right) at 112 Lyon Street in San Francisco during the height of her fame. Below, she hangs out at home with her cat in 1967.

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe’s first apartment at 160 Hall Street has become a much swankier spot. The above photos, via the listing at Corcoran, show a slightly different story than the snapshot Smith shared from the apartment in Just Kids, below.

Photo Credit: Theresa Kereakes

Joan Jett’s apartment on San Vicente Blvd (with some other icons to boot). [Photos via and via]

Jack Kerouac lived with his mother in this house at 1418 Clouser Avenue in the College Park section of Orlando, Florida. Today, it is the home of the Jack Kerouac Writers-in-Residence Project. [Photos via and via]

This gorgeous Oakland house was occupied in the late sixties by Grateful Dead soundman, LSD cook, and major player on the ’60s counterculture scene, Owsley “Bear” Stanley. The Dead totally partied there all the time. [Photos via]

Andy Warhol bought this townhouse on Lexington and 89th in 1959 and lived here for fifteen years, above the studio where he created his first soup can paintings. [Photos via]

Kurt Cobain’s Seattle house. [Photos via and via]

Photo Credit: Nat Rea

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The home where Kurt Vonnegut wrote Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, Barnstable, MA. [Photos via and via]