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Kurt Cobain's childhood home for sale
Kurt Cobain's mother is selling the home he grew up in.
The late rocker's mother, Wendy O'Connor, has put the bungalow in Aberdeen, Washington, US, up for sale with an asking price of $500,000.
The musician's family say they would welcome the opportunity to partner with someone to make the modest property - with a purely commercial value of less than $67,000 - into a museum dedicated to the Nirvana singer's memory.
Kurt's former room still contains stencil-like band names including Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin which he is thought to have daubed on the walls, as well as holes he made in them.
Kurt's sister, Kim Cobain, said: "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.
"But our family has moved on from Washington, and feel it's time to let go of the home."
Kurt's parents bought the house - located on East 1st Street in Aberdeen, a former timber town on the south west Washington coast - in 1969, when Kurt was two. He lived there until they separated when he was nine, and again with his mother during his later teen years.
The house was last lived in by a family friend four years ago. Original items from when the singer lived in the house include the dining room table and his mattress, which is tucked away in an upstairs crawl space.
Kurt committed suicide in April 1994. The 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' singer was just 27 when he passed away. He was survived by his wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
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