Kurt Cobain’s childhood home is being sold by his family for $500,000.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana were remememmbered with a 20th anniversary re-release of In Utero.
Kurt Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Conoor, says the one-and-a-half story home of Kurt Cobain is a bungalow that comes complete with many childhood objects, even Kurt Cobain’s mattress. The personal room of the rocker is described as “messy” but it also has personal photos like birthday celebrations and a teenage Kurt Cobain holding a guitar. The walls are still decorated with Kurt Cobain’s favorite bands like Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin, complete with the holes in the walls for posters.
Estimates for Kurt Cobain’s childhood home only assessed the value at less than $67,000 based upon today’s depressed market. But precisely because it is Kurt Cobain’s home it’s still be listed for $500,000. Another home in Oregon where Kurt Cobain lived briefly from age 11 to 15 sold for $210,000 after being purchased for $42,500. Kurt Cobain’s family says they are opening to partner with someone to create a museum in memory of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.
The family also explained why they’re selling Kurt Cobain’s childhood home:
“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.”
Unfortunately, Kurt Cobain’s childhood home also has a legacy of unhappiness. Cobain bounced between homes but this house is where his parents got divorced. Kurt Cobain’s home still bares these scars, with one bedroom wall once featuring, “I hate Mom, I hate Dad.” Still, some of Kurt Cobain’s happiest memories also occurred in this house.
What do you think about Kurt Cobain’s childhood home being sold for so much because of its connection to rock history?