- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kurt Cobain’s childhood home and its furnishings — including the very mattress the now-deceased Nirvana frontman slept on — have been put up for sale, an action timed to take advantage of the 20th anniversary of the band’s final studio album, “In Utero.”

The house is a 1½-story bungalow about two hours from Seattle and is listed for $500,000 — but it’s assessed at less than $67,000, The Associated Press reported.

Mr. Cobain’s mom, Wendy O’Connor, is lending a hand in the sale, offering pictures of the artist’s early life, including one with him holding a guitar, a messy bedroom in the background.

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

On the walls of Cobain’s bedroom are still etchings of some of his favorite childhood bands — Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin. The home was built in 1923 and is in dilapidated condition, with water-stained shingles and dirty carpeting. He lived there from ages 2 to 9.

Mr. Cobain was addicted to heroin and killed himself in 1994 at the age of 27.


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