Kurt Cobain's childhood home is for sale — anyone in Aberdeen need a roomie? #Homes & Tours#celebrity home#real estate#retro/vintage October 7 2013 | Stephanie Kaloi The childhood of Kurt Cobain is totally for sale — if you have $500,000 to spare. Considering the average home price in Aberdeen, Washington is around $80,000, you'll definitely be paying that extra zillion dollars for the memories. BUT OH WHAT MEMORIES THEY ARE — who WOULDN'T want to live in the room that has a wall that Kurt punched a hole through? I'm serious, Homies. Let's take a gander: Exhibit A: young Kurt sitting at the fireplace. Exhibit B: the actual fireplace! Related Post Why I can't help falling in love with the Elvis Presley Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs One of my favorite "let's play pretend" real estate finds so far: The Elvis Presley Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs. It is a treasure trove... Read more Ok, so, I kind of actually like the kitchen, but only because yellow is my favorite color. Even when it comes in the highlighter variety. It's… so… retro? Another A/B: Kurt in his room… And the room itself! And here you have it: what you'd really be paying $500,000 for. You can see more photos at Zillow. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Upcycle jars from your recycling bin with scrapbook paper NEXT Wait, is offbeat Botox a thing? Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] Throw in the kiddie pool, then we'll have a deal. ;p Pity they're asking so much – I can see somebody trying to make it into a museum. Reply My secret hope is that his daughter buys it! I think it would be a cool way to kind of bring it all full circle, even if she never lives there. Reply His daughter actually didn't even make it to Nirvana's recent induction into the Rock Hall of Fame. She's had a pretty crazy upbringing – I imagine she has some pretty mixed feelings about her dad. Reply buying this would result is such a bizarre dilemma. i mean, if i bought *any other house* that looked like that, all those things would be fixed or painted out. but, with the history, how could you bring yourself to do it? so glad it isn't an option, because i would actually torture myself with the choice. Reply I think it's sad that it's so expensive. It looks like a pretty nice house and a good renovation project. I bet a lot of people would be really angry if it got changed at all. I wonder if it will actually get sold at that price. A museum type thing would be a cool resolution, but I can't imagine who would go through all the trouble of owning & maintaining it to make that happen. How much revenue would it realistically get? Reply Seriously. I live in Seattle and I've only driven through Aberdeen once because it's way out in the sticks. It's so far in the boonies that I was actually surprised that they had a Wal-mart there. Reply I find it disgusting that someone is trying to capitalize on public nostalgia for a talented musician/celebrity who died tragically young. If it was Trent Reznor's or Eddie Vedder's or any other 90's rocker's childhood home, it would be a cool story and possibly a small bump in the asking price. The fact that it's Kurt Cobain's childhood home should not make the asking price $0.5M. I find that gross. Also, why was that wall not fixed years ago? Famous musician or not, there is never a good reason to punch a wall. Reply And not just "someone"… his own family. I believe the house still belongs to Kurt Cobain's mother. On the one hand it's like if she needs the money, ok, it's her house to price as she wants but on the other hand… SRSLY?! Reply You are totally right!! I just looked it up. Gross! That's awful. Reply This bothers me. Thats a $420000 profit. Greed. Pure and simple. Unless they use that huge cash profit for good, say a charity that helps young adults and teens with emotional problems or sucide prevention etc in his name then….really? REALLY!? Reply As someone who lives just North of Washington, in Vancouver, BC – the $500,000 seems reasonable, haha! (Homes *start* at $250,000, if you're willing to live in a tiny townhouse with two neighbors attached on either side…) On the positive side – if the house were up here – someone would be asking well over $1 million! Reply Yup the half million for a detached Vancouver house would be a helluva deal….LOL. Reply It's all relative, that's for sure! Reply I'm a little amused that Kurt's former home is now on the market for the same amount of money that a representative of Lead Belly's estate once tried to get Kurt to pay for Lead Belly's guitar. Reply Oh! I remember getting so mad about this. The house is valued (she's tried to sell before) at something like $54, 000? You're pretty much paying for the fact that he lived the until he was 11 and then randomly throughout his teens. Reply Wow, that wheat wall paper is a blast from the past. We used to have that all up the foyer walls in my kidhood home. Reply Why does everyone assume that the owner (mother or not) doesn't have the right to make a good profit out of a home that probably could make 500,000? She should just sell it for way less than its worth because of its intrinsic value "just because"? Selling it at a much higher price will likely ensure it goes to an actual fan who sees more than the land value which in turn will preserve a part of Kurt's legacy. I think the real problem in this thread is jealousy. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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