Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Up For Sale
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.25.2013
BBC reports that a childhood home of Kurt Cobain is being sold in Aberdeen, Washington by his mother, Wendy O'Connor. She will put it on the market this week. The family is offering a look at Cobain's early life in photos taken at the house to help sell it.
The house was last valued at less than $67,000 and is listed for $500,000. The house is near the Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park. His family has said they would welcome a partnership to make the home into a museum.
His sister, Kim Cobain, said: "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. But our family has moved on from Washington, and (we) feel it's time to let go of the home."
His parents bought the home in 1969 when he was two. He lived there until they separated when he was nine and lived there again with his mom while he was a teenager.
Cobain killed himself in April 1994 at the age of 27. This month is the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final and third album, In Utero.
This isn't the first home to be sold that Cobain lived in. A home in Montesano, Washington was purchased in 2002 for $42,500. Cobain lived there between the ages of 11 and 15 with his father. They sold it for $210,000.