The childhood home of Kurt Cobain is about to go up for sale just as Nirvana’s final album, In Utero, celebrates its 20th anniversary. Fans are getting ready to buy a new “super deluxe” box set to commemorate the occasion but people with a little more money could get so much more.
Wendy O’Conner, Cobain’s mother, is putting the 1.5-story bungalow she shared with her son on the market this week and is even willing to throw in his old mattress.
The home, which is located about two hours southwest of Seattle, is not in great shape. Built in 1923 (and acquired by Cobain’s parents in 1969), the home features water-stained wood-shingled walls, old carpeting and a fresh coat of yellow paint — except in Cobain’s room where the stencils he drew on the walls (and holes he made in them) remain.
The former Nirvana frontman lived there for many years as a child and then again during his teen years after his parents’ divorce. O’Conner is hoping that will be enough to pique buyers’ interests since she’s putting it up on the market for $500,000 (it was most recently assessed at less than $67,000). The family is also willing take on a partner to turn the home into a museum.
Kurt Cobain took his own life at the age of 27. He was found dead in his Seattle home in 1994.