Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nirvana: Kurt Cobain’s childhood home back on the market

Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington is back on the market for less than $100k less than its previous listing.

In the fall of 2013, the late singer’s mother originally listed the property for sale at $500k.

Journalist and Nirvana fan Jamie Dunkle launched a crowdfunding campaign in the spring of 2014 to buy it and turn it into a Kurt Cobain museum; supporters helped raise a mere $2,385 towards a goal of $700k via

Now, Aberdeen Realty has a new listing for the 1.5 story, 4 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,522-square-foot home at a reduced price tag of $400k.

The Puget Sound Business Journal reports the home is much more expensive than nearby properties due to its legendary former resident; the median price for homes in the east Aberdeen area is $100k.

Cobain lived in the Aberdeen home from when he was a few months old until he was nine, when his parents separated, and then again from age 16 until about 20. The home is still largely preserved, with many belongings of Kurt’s still in place, as well as marks and drawings on the walls made by Kurt, and pieces of original furniture including family dining table/hutch, Kurt’s childhood mattress, the rug in his room and more.

Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994; his body was discovered three days later by an electrician who had arrived to do some work on the property.

Nirvana were inducted into the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last April.

See also:

Kurt Cobain documentary adds companion book
Nirvana: First official Kurt Cobain documentary to premiere next year
VIDEO: Nirvana’s complete Rock Hall induction and performance
Preview Nirvana’s performance on HBO’s Rock Hall induction special
Search Nirvana at hennemusic