September 25, 2013


Wanna Live in Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home? Buy It Now!

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

If you thought Nirvana's $125 In Utero box set just wasn’t expensive enough, then we have good news for you: Kurt Cobain's childhood home is on the market for $500,000. 

Yes, for a cool half million dollars you can live in or rent out the home Cobain lived in from ages 2-9 and for several years as a teenager. The modest bungalow is situated in Aberdeen, Washington, a small town two hours Southwest of Seattle that's centered around the timber and fishing industries. 

Although the Guardian reports it's valued at $67,000, the house is going for more than seven times that price thanks to the unique place it holds in rock history.

In addition to being mostly unchanged over the years, the Aberdeen house still has several band names—Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin—that a young Cobain scrawled on its walls. And it's being sold with several childhood photos of Cobain as an added incentive to purchase it. Which, to be honest, is creepy. 

That being said, his mother—who's selling the home—is hoping the buyer will turn it into a museum of sorts. "We've decided to sell the home to create a legacy for Kurt," his sister Kim Cobain said in a statement. "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 feel it's time to let go of the home."

You can gawk at the home thanks to Google street view—the address is 1210 E 1st St, Aberdeen, WA 98520.

Pro Tip: Christmas is coming up fast, and the house deed could make a nice stocking stuffer for the Nirvana fanatic in your family.