Lighter side: This home is the personal Nirvana no one wants

by Justin da Rosa21 Aug 2015
Why is this house – with outdated shag carpeting and wood paneling throughout -- listed at 700 percent higher than similar properties in the neighbourhood?

A four bedroom house in an Aberdeen, Wash., neighbourhood – where homes range from $40,000-$70,000 -- is on the market for $329,000. The reason? It’s Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain’s childhood home.

“The childhood home of Kurt Cobain is being offered for sale,” the listing reads. “There are a number of exciting possibilities for this unique property, including moving the building and incorporating it into a larger institution or private collection.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of rock history.”

Despite the fact that it was home to one of the most famous and beloved musicians of the past two decades, the agent has had trouble finding a buyer. The property has been on the market for 170 days and the price has been lowered from $400,000 to $329,000.

The listing has received over 15,000 views; but it seems no one has yet decided to take the plunge. Perhaps it’s the mustard yellow kitchen or the peeling wallpaper that are turning people off. Or maybe it’s the fact that the shag carpet likely smells of something more than “teen spirit.”

“All Apologies” for that terrible joke.


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