Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Aberdeen, WA has been put up for sale by his mother. The Associated Press reports that the late singer’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, put the 1.5 story bungalow, located two hours southwest of Seattle, on the market this week.
To help sell the estate, O’Connor is offering a glimpse into the early life of the late Nirvana frontman through photos taken at the house.
The home was last accessed at $67,000 but is on the market for $500,000. Cobain’s room remains as he left it with stencil-like band names of Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden on his bedroom walls as well as the holes he put in them.
Cobain’s family is also welcoming a partnership to turn the home into a museum to honor the late singer.
“We’ve decided to sell the home to create a legacy for Kurt, and yes, there are some mixed feelings since we have all loved the home and it carries so many great memories,” Cobain’s sister, Kim Cobain, said in an emailed statement. “But our family has moved on from Washington, and (we) feel it’s time to let go of the home.”
“Our family has moved on from Washington, and (we) feel it’s time to let go of the home.”
The house, located on East 1st Street in Aberdeen, WA, is a 1923 structure with dingy carpeting, water-stained wooden shingles on some interior walls, and a recent coat of yellow paint. The AP describes Aberdeen as a ” gritty and struggling former timber town at the mouth of the Chehalis River near the southwest Washington coast.”
Cobain lived in about 20 homes throughout his life. In 2002, an Oregon couple bought a home in nearby Montesano for $42,500. When they learned that Cobain had lived there with his father from 11 to 15, they sold it for $210,000.
The listing comes the same week the reissue of Nirvana’s final album, In Utero, was released in multi-format editions. The set includes more than 70 tracks featuring the original CD remastered, previously unreleased demos, live recordings, rarities, and B-sides as well as a Live and Loud, a complete unreleased show from 1993 — also sold separately.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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