The asking price for Kurt Cobain’s childhood home, originally listed at $500,000, was reduced to $400,000 last week.
Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, put the house at 1210 E. First St. in Aberdeen on the market nearly a year and a half ago. O’Connor now lives in West Hollywood. Nancy Taylor of Aberdeen Realty, the company managing the sale, said the price was dropped Tuesday.
Taylor said the decision to bring the price down was “a decision that the family made,” but said she couldn’t elaborate.
The home is 11/2 stories with four bedrooms and one bath. The Grays Harbor County Assessor’s Office has the property assessed at $59,115.
Cobain spent some of his early childhood in the home before moving with his father to Montesano. He then moved back for several years as a teenager. Cobain’s graffiti remains on the walls of his upstairs bedroom.
Portland-based journalist Jaime Dunkle had set out to raise funds to purchase the home with the intention of making it a museum, setting up a GoFundMe crowd-sourcing page a year ago. As of Wednesday, the page had only raised $2,285 of the $700,000 goal.