Late Nirvana Front Man Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Hits the Market

by Madison Miller
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For massive fans of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, the legendary late musician’s house is hitting the market.

It happens to be the artist’s childhood home, which is on the market for only $279,900. It is located in Montesano, Washington, and is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom.

Childhood House of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain For Sale

The house was originally built in 1908 and has only been up for sale for a few days now. It has a small front yard and is a fun greyish blue color with some wood detailing.

You can see the full ad right now on Redfin. The sellers are definitely using the fact that it is a piece of music history to help sell the house. They captioned the post, “Your chance to own a piece of nostalgic HISTORY and a Gorgeously updated home! That’s right this home was once home to the one and only KURT COBAIN! You’ll find his room was the very unique ‘Ship’ room.”

What is this “Ship Room” they’re advertising? It is an all-wood nook with a little opening for a bed in it. Other rooms include traditional parts of a house like a living room, different bedrooms, and a refurbished kitchen.

According to Rolling Stone, the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” singer lived in this rustic house starting when he was 11. The family lived there from 1978 until 1982. He originally lived there with his father Don. Eventually, Don remarried and his wife and kids moved in too. Cobain would eventually leave to live with his grandparents in their trailer instead.

There have been a few offers since the house was put up for sale. Not only that, but since people are finding out about it, fans are stopping by just to look at the house in awe. I mean, it is Kurt Cobain we’re talking about.

Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl have a continued spot in history as one of the most influential rock bands ever.

Other Cobain House Sells

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen one of the Nirvana star’s houses go on the market in recent years.

According to A Journal of Musical Things, in January 1994, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love spent $1.48 million on a new home in Seattle. It was the house where Cobain devastatingly took his own life upstairs in the greenhouse in April of that year.

In 1997, Euyang Walter Jr. bought the house for $2.9 million. Then, after 23 years, Walter decided to put the house up for sale in 2019 for $7.5 million. It was up for about a year until someone finally purchased it in August 2021.

The final selling price was $7,050,000. It is unclear who purchased the home or what they are planning to do with the property.