Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Priced At $500,000, Mattress Included

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
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Deceased Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Washington is up for sale this month, which marks the 20th anniversary of the ban’s final studio album “In Utero.”

His mother, Wendy O'Connor, is asking $500,000 for the 1923 bungalow in Aberdeen, despite the fact that it was last valued at less than $67,000.

The Beverly Hills-based real estate firm handling the property said the price tag includes Cobain’s very own mattress that was tucked away in the home’s loft and the dining room table and hutch that was there since he lived there.

Along with the listing the family released pictures of Cobain taken in the home, including  one of a chocolate-frosted birthday cake for Kurt and another of him smiling, guitar in hand, in his messy room.

O’Connor says the house would be sold, ideally, to someone who would want to turn it into a museum.

"We've decided to sell the home to create a legacy for Kurt,” said his sister Kim Cobain in a statement, “and 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 [we] feel it's time to let go of the home."

Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross said Cobain described his early childhood in Aberdeen as being happy, but he was deeply hurt by his parents’ divorce.

"It's a place where he had very fond memories, but it's the house where his parents got divorced," Cross said in a past interview. "He couldn't wait to get away, but it's a place that helped shape who he became."

The house is located in a lumber town at the mouth of the Chehalis river, two hours southwest of Seattle.

Cobain lived there until his parents split when he was nine. He returned to the home during his teen years.

Cobain’s old bedroom includes some band names he scribbled on the walls, including Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden. At some point, Cross said, he scribbled “I hate Mom, I hate Dad” on his bedroom wall as well.

Cobain lived in about 20 different houses in his lifetime, which only lasted 27 years.

A couple who bought a home in Montesano, Washington, for $42,500 in 2002 magaged to sell it for $210,000 after they learned Cobain lived there with his father from age 11 to 15, The Guardian reported.

Sources: Newser, The Guardian