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Coltrane House
John Coltrane House in 2009.JPG
The house in 2009
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Location 247 Candlewood Path, Dix Hills, New York
Area 3.4 acres (1.4 ha)
Architectural style Mid 20th Century Ranch
NRHP reference No. 07000628
Added to NRHP June 29, 2007

The John Coltrane Home is a house in the Dix Hills neighborhood of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, where saxophonist John Coltrane lived from 1964 until his death in 1967. It was in this home that he composed A Love Supreme.


Coltrane and his wife moved their family to Long Island in 1964. The family included his wife, Alice Coltrane; her daughter, Michelle, from a previous marriage; and their three children, John Jr., Ravi, and Oran. He lived in this house until he died from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital on July 17, 1967, at the age of 40. Alice Coltrane lived in the house until 1973.

The basement of the house was the site of Coltrane Studios where many of his demo recordings were made. It is a 1950s era brick and wood frame "Farm Ranch" building with four bedrooms, living room, studio in the basement, and a practice room above the garage. The practice room is where the album A Love Supreme was composed.

Preservation efforts

New York State Historic Marker of John Coltrane House
Historic marker in front of the house

In 2002, the 3.4 acres (1.4 ha) house and property faced demolition and development until Steve Fulgoni, a local historian, discovered its provenance. Fulgoni alerted owner Ash Agrawal, Coltrane's widow Alice, and the Huntington Historic Preservation Committee, who together sought a benefactor to buy the home in 2004.

In 2006 it was purchased by the Town of Huntington and given to the Friends of the Coltrane Home.

In 2007, the home was added to the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places. In 2011, the National Trust for Historic Preservation included the home on its list of the 11 Most Endangered Places.

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