If you happen to be a prospective home buyer in Aberdeen, Washington, you might not, at first glance, find yourself terribly excited about the 1.5-story bungalow for sale on East 1st Street. The home was built in 1923. Its brick-red carpets are dingy. The wooden shingles that line its interior walls are water-stained. Save for a recent coat of yellow exterior paint, there’s very little about the home that has been updated since its owners moved out of it several years ago. Its last appraisal set its value at $67,000.
The home, however, is listed for $500,000. Not because of what it is now so much as for what it once was: The little house in Aberdeen was once the home of Kurt Cobain. Before he became … Kurt Cobain. The Nirvana frontman lived there between the ages of 2 and 9, from 1969 to until his parents divorced. He lived there again, with his mother, as a teenager — until 1984.
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