Kurt Cobain's childhood home for sale

Kurt Cobain's childhood home for sale
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POSTED: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 7:08pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 7:09pm

The childhood home of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain now on the market.

(KING) This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They can also buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress.

Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, is putting the tired, 1.5-story bungalow two hours southwest of Seattle on the market this week.

To help sell it, the family is offering a glimpse into the early life of its tortured and talented son through photos shot at the house, including one of a chocolate-frosted birthday cake for Kurt and a shot of a teenage Cobain smiling, guitar in hand, in his messy room.

The home, last assessed at less than $67,000, is being listed for $500,000. It's a short walk from a riverfront park dedicated to Cobain's memory, and the family said it would welcome a partnership to make the home into a museum. His room still has the stencil-like band names - Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin - he reportedly put on the walls, as well as the holes he put in them.

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