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For Sale: Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home, Nirvana Nostalgia, Bad Carpet

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By Maria L. La Ganga

(MCT)–Got more money than you know what to do with? A terminal case of Nirvana nostalgia? A fondness for dingy carpet? Then you’ll be happy to know Kurt Cobain’s childhood house is for sale.

At $500,000, the Aberdeen, Wash., bungalow will set you back more than a copy of the reissued “In Utero” album, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the grunge group’s third and final studio album.

The Cobain family’s modest Craftsman bungalow is a far cry from the multimillion-dollar mansion where the rocker lived with wife Courtney Love and shot himself to death in 1994 at age 27. That one, in a flossy Seattle neighborhood near the shores of Lake Washington, draws pilgrims on a regular basis.

The Aberdeen property, built in 1923 in the beleaguered fishing and logging town south of Seattle, is still “largely preserved,” according to the online property listing. What exactly that means is anybody’s guess.

But what most prospective home sellers would haul off to the dump or paint over appears to have elevated the listing price for this little home. The four-bedroom house is described as still containing “many belongings of Kurt’s.”

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