Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home | Aberdeen, Washington
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Kurt Cobain lived in this home from when he was a few months old until he was nine, when his parents separated, and then again from age 16 until about 20. The home is still largely preserved, with many belongings of Kurt’s still in place. There are even marks and drawings on the walls made by Kurt, and pieces of original furniture including family dining table/hutch, Kurt’s childhood mattress, the rug in his room and more. The home is an amazing look into Kurt’s past, as everything is still more or less preserved and captures his early years that led to his legendary career.
The home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood three blocks from the park that Aberdeen has dedicated as the Kurt Cobain Memorial Park. It is a Craftsman-style bungalow with two stories, an attached garage and back yard. The garage is where Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic practiced when they first got a band together in the late 1980s. Kurt left his mark, quite literally, in his upstairs bedroom on the walls, including some artwork drawn directly on the walls and a hole in one wall where he punched it as a teen, almost breaking his hand.
In a truly unique opportunity, this childhood home of rock legend Kurt Cobain is being offered for sale. There are a number of exciting possibilities for the historic property, including renovation, moving the building and incorporating it into a larger institution or private collection or creating a museum in Aberdeen or elsewhere (provided the necessary consent is obtained). The family has photos of Kurt throughout his life in the home and would be willing to share a few select copies with the purchaser.
Many rock legend homes have been turned into destination landmarks and restored to look as they did when the musician(s) grew up there. This has been done with the early homes of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and more recently, Johnny Cash. Notable homes like Kurt Cobain’s can also be used as vacation rentals, such as the last home Jim Morrison owned in Hollywood.
Whatever direction the buyer goes, though, this is a once in a lifetime chance to own an amazing piece of rock history.