The bungalow, located two hours southwest of Seattle, and just three blocks from Aberdeen’s Kurt Cobain Memorial Park, was put on the market by the late singer’s mother Wendy this week.
Cobain lived in the house from the age of two until his parents separated when he was nine. He moved back there again for a period during his teenage years.
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Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington, is on the market for $500,000
Though last assessed at less than $67,000, the property is being listed on The Agency for $500,000.
The Beverly Hills-based real estate firm says many of Cobain’s belongings are still in place, including his childhood mattress, the rug on his bedroom floor and several examples of graffiti.
It also states the property’s garage is where the singer practiced with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic.
A teenage Cobain gleefully surveys his messy room in the Aberdeen home
"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," Cobain's sister, Kim Cobain, said in an emailed statement to the Associated Press.
"But our family has moved on from Washington, and (we) feel it's time to let go of the home."
The home was the scene of some of the happiest years of Cobain’s life.
Kurt Cobain (centre) took his own life on April 5, 1994
“Up until I was about eight-years-old I had an extremely happy childhood, a really good one with a totally affectionate mother," he revealed in an audio interview.
He added: “I had everything in focus and I knew exactly what I was going to do and nothing could stop me.
“I knew I could do whatever I wanted because the world was really small.”
Crediting his aunt with nurturing his interest in music, he recalled beating a bass drum, wearing his father’s tennis shoes and walking around his neighbourhood singing Beatles songs.
Following his parents’ divorce, Cobain claims he lost his idealistic outlook, and showed signs of manic depression at the tender age of nine.
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