Kurt Cobain’s childhood home has sale price cut by $100,000

The house in Abderdeen, Washington – featuring a hole in the wall punched by young Kurt – can now be yours for just $400,000

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Location, location, location … Kurt Cobain’s house. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP

Do you hanker to live like Kurt Cobain? Now you can – at a specially discounted price. The Nirvana frontman’s childhood home is for sale, and it can be yours for $400,000 (£263,000) – a 20% drop on when Cobain’s mother put it up for sale in 2013.

The four-bedroom home, built in 1923, is being sold through Aberdeen Realty, Inc, which says – in a listing that celebrates capital letters – “There Are A Number Of Exciting Possibilities For This Unique Property, Including Moving The Building And Incorporating It Into A Larger Institution Or Private Collection. This Is A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Own A Piece Of Rock History.”

The house had been offered for sale by Cobain’s mother, Wendy, in September 2013, with an asking price of $500,000. No buyers were forthcoming, and now a significant discount has been offered. Nevertheless, you would still be paying a premium for the chance to own a wall with a hole punched into it by a young Kurt, as well as scribbled Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden graffiti: the house is the most expensive four-bedroom residence listed on the Aberdeen Realty site by a startling $140,500.

In March 2014, a group of Nirvana fans launched a campaign to buy the house and turn it into a museum. They hoped to raise $700,000 to buy and convert the property. In the year since the crowdfunding appeal began, 48 people have donated a total of $2,385, so it seems unlikely the drop in price will make much difference to them.

“We’ve decided to sell the home to create a legacy for Kurt,” his sister, Kim Cobain, said when the house was first offered for sale. “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 it.”

This article is from the Guardian Website

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