Whoah. Thoughts on this one? If you're a fan of Nirvana or Kurt Cobain, would you be down for this, or do you feel like it's maybe a cash grab and super invasive? Well it's happening and plans to restore Kurt Cobain's childhood home are almost 100% complete.
Nirvana fans may soon be able to live out their dreams and visit Kurt Cobain’s Aberdeen, Washington childhood home in its original form. After being added to Heritage Register last week, the house’s current owner is continuing restoration plans with the goal of opening it to private tours next spring.
Cobain lived in the one-and-a-half-story house from 1968 to 1984. The home’s current owner, Lee Bacon, and his wife Danielle bought it for $225,000 from the Cobain family in 2018. Bacon told Rolling Stone that plans to restore the house are “90 to 95 percent” complete. This will include repainting the exterior to match the “light-colored fern” and “dark-colored mint” colors it had in the ’70s.
Meanwhile, the interior includes the Cobain family’s original dining room table and china hutch, the mattress from Kurt’s bedroom, and the toddler bedroom set he shared with his sister Kim.
While neighborhood zoning regulations will prevent the home from becoming a full-time museum, Bacon is hoping to open it this coming spring for the occasional private tour. “Our goal is to make the house a tribute project to Kurt’s early life and career, with museum detail,” he said. “The next chapter is how to make that happen.”