It’s not every day you get to set foot inside of Kurt Cobain’s childhood home. However, this was one assignment that I couldn’t pass up and made the 4 hour roundtrip drive well worth it. In fall 2013, the Nirvana frontman’s childhood home was put on the market for a whopping $500,000. Note that this is not the same as Cobain’s Lake Washington house in Seattle where his body was found on April 8, 1994.
Kurt Cobain was born in Aberdeen, Washington on February 20, 1967. He spent his childhood living in this modest house located at 1210 E First street, long before the grunge band Nirvana was formed. It took a few phone calls and some Internet sleuthing to get a real estate contact to get inside of Cobain’s home. But ultimately, I got connected with the right person and found myself driving 2 hours south of Seattle to the humble city of Aberdeen. It was a grey and rainy day and it was absolutely worth the long drive down. The home is actually quite modest and retains many of its original features, including Cobain’s literal writing on the wall of his bedroom.
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