Kurt Cobain's family is selling his childhood home

Kurt Cobain's family is selling his childhood home

Kurt Cobain’s family is selling the singer’s childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington. The dingy 1.5-story bungalow was last assessed at about $67,000 for tax purposes, but—owing to its Cobain connection—the asking price is a significantly higher $500,000. The family says it would welcome any offers to turn the house into a museum, saying Cobain’s old room still has band names like Iron Maiden and song titles like “Communication Breakdown!” written on the walls. All the holes that a young Cobain made for posters and such are also still there, while the mattress he slept on is "tucked away in a musty upstairs crawl space."

To help sell the house, the family has released a number of photos of its life—and Kurt’s life—in the home, including one of him as a teenager, playing guitar in the aforementioned bedroom. Cobain’s sister Kim says the decision to sell wasn’t easy, but that the “family has moved on from Washington, and [we] feel it’s time to let go of the home.”  

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