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Kurt Cobain's childhood home up for sale

1 of 1 Come as you are: Kurt's childhood home is up for sale
Come as you are: Kurt's childhood home is up for sale

The house where late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain grew up near Seattle is up for sale, with an asking price of $500,000.

Wendy O’Connor, Cobain’s mother and the woman who coined the phrase “The Stupid Club” after her son killed himself in 1994, has released pictures of the interior of the bungalow. There are shots of her son’s old bedroom whose walls are scrawled with Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin graffiti. Kurt’s mattress is included in the house price.

The property in Aberdeen, Washington on the USA’s north-eastern coast was last valued at less than $67,000 (£49,600) but is now being listed at $500,000 (£370,000).

Cobain’s family has published pictures of the house to offer a glimpse into the early life of its famous son. The shots include one of a chocolate-frosted birthday cake for Kurt and a picture of a teenage Kurt smiling, guitar in hand, in his messy room.

"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,’ his sister Kim Cobain, said in a statement.

“But our family has moved on from Washington and feel it’s time to let go of the home.”

Cobain’s parents bought the bungalow in 1969, when Kurt was two and he lived there until they separated when he was nine. He later moved back in again to live his mother during his late teens.

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