Published Sep 25, 2013While no doubt many Nirvana fans will pony up the dough for the recently released 20th anniversary edition of In Utero, one superfan may land themselves the childhood home of the late Kurt Cobain if the price is right.
Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor is looking to sell the family's 1923 bungalow in Aberdeen, WA, to the tune of $500,000, with hopes that the buyer may want to maintain the property as a museum dedicated to her son.
"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 said in a statement. "But our family has moved on from Washington [state], and [we] feel it's time to let go of the home."
The home, which Cobain's parents bought in 1969, may have seen better days. Located at on East 1st Street in Aberdeen, the house was described by the Guardian as having "dingy carpeting, water-stained wooden shingles on some interior walls, and a recent coat of yellow paint." You can see a photo of the house up above.
Cobain lived in the house until he was nine, leaving when his parents separated, but he moved back into the home to stay with his mother during his late teens. Cobain's bedroom walls reportedly still feature the future Nirvana leader's scribblings of band names, including Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin.
While O'Connor is seeking $500,000 for the home, the property had reportedly last been valued at less than $67,000. It is apparently a short distance away from Cobain's Landing, a small area of land close to the Wishkah River dedicated to the singer-songwriter by the Aberdeen city council in 2011.