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Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home for Sale

Kurt Cobain Nirvana
Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive

Days after Eminem’s former residence went up for auction, Kurt Cobain‘s mother, Wendy O’Connor, has announced plans to sell the Nirvana legend’s childhood home, the BBC reports. The bungalow in Aberdeen, Wash., was last valued at $67,000, but given its historical significance, the Cobain clan is hoping to fetch at least $500,000.

That list price is $499,999 higher than the entry point for bidding on Em’s onetime digs, but this place is more attractive for at least two reasons. First, it’s not in Detroit. Second, Kurt Cobain lived there from ages two through nine, when his parents split up, and he returned for a time as a teenager. Given the house’s proximity to Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park, the family says it would consider entering into a partnership to transform the residence into a museum.

“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,” said Kurt’s sister Kim Cobain. “But our family has moved on from Washington, and (we) feel it’s time to let go of the home.”

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