Courtney Love Being Evicted From Her West Village Townhouse

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Courtney Love is going to be evicted from her house on West 10th Street for setting fires and destroying the decor, Page Six reports today. Love, who is 46 (!), is accused of painting over "hand-finished" walls -- the lease apparently stipulates that nothing be done to the interior -- and owing $50,000 in rent.

The owner, Donna Lyon, told P6:

"Courtney has wallpapered and painted a large portion of the property without my consent. I learned about this when I wanted to sell the house and had photographs taken. They sent me the brochure and I said, 'This can't be my property.' I came to New York to see it and I was horrified by what she had done. The walls that had been hand-painted and glazed were ruined, covered in damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint."

Damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint! Ew. Lyon says it could cost up to $100,000 and 12 weeks to return the property to its original state. A court date is set for December 21 in Manhattan civil court.

11:22 a.m.: From our Robert Sietsema, a photo of Love's townhouse at 250 W. 10th.

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Robert Sietsema

He says he can see "a giant chandelier lit in the dining room and a blue ceramic Chinese pot in one window." Blue, to match the "ice-blue paint"?

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]

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N. Nancy Paljevic
N. Nancy Paljevic

After looking at the before and after pics, I've come to the conclusion that the place looks better after Courtney made the changes. I truly think she did an amazing job and the place looks great and does fit the homes original decor. Anyone who has ever rented an apartment in NY knows that unless it's stipulated in the lease (which the article does not state and Love claims that she had approval from the landlord and used landlord approved painters) that you CAN NOT make any changes to an apartment, If it doesn't state it we will make changes. When we rent an apartment (and it's irrelevant where her money comes from as long as she can pay the rent) we decorate and make changes to fit our personality and not the real estate agent or landlords. I don't have to like her to know that the landlord is trying to make a buck.

Suzinne
Suzinne

If she was renting, wouldn't she have to prove yearly income?  Gee, what would that be - the Nirvana songbook?  That's an insane rent, and for someone w/o any obvious income, I would call that irresponsible.   Bad girl.

steve
steve

I mean, what do you expect if you rent to Courtney Love?  Seriously

F.L. de A.
F.L. de A.

$27,000 a month is abusive, and she allowed Courtney Love into the house. What did she expect? You made your own bed Donna Lyon.

Shebav
Shebav

Not insane for that area, or perhaps the whole area charges obscenely high rents. This was one of the cheaper places Courtney had been looking at, and posting the ads for on FB and Twitter. She has champagne tastes, on a beer budget. Welcome to the REAL world, Courtney!

Shebav
Shebav

Actually, that argument will never hold up in court. Courtney was begging people to lease her a place for a year! And she would tell anyone who'd listen how "impecable" her references are! Uh huh. Courtney lives in a fantasy world by herself. Must be lonely in her head! Can't wait to hear the outcome in January.

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