According to a report from the New York Post and Realtor.com, the house where the legendary frontman of the grunge rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, took his own life back in 1994, just went up on the market for a staggering $7.5 million.
Kurt shot himself after injecting himself with heroin on the 5th of April, 1994. Since his death, Kurt’s legend, as well as that of the band he fronted Nirvana, has gone down in history as a seminal point in the history of rock and roll music.
Reportedly, Kurt and his then-wife, Courtney Love, also the frontwoman of the rock band, Hole, bought the home for $1.48 million back in January of 1994 claims a report from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Kurt and Courtney didn’t have the chance to enjoy the home, because it was only four months later that the Nirvana songwriter shot himself.
Kurt killed himself in his greenhouse, which Love later had destroyed. She later sold the house for $2.89 million to a trust in the middle of 1997 claims a report from Curbed. According to real estate agent Aaron Freeman, she doesn’t believe the house’s chance of re-selling has been affected by Kurt’s death in it.
Freeman said to the outlet that Kurt’s death was an interesting piece of the property’s history. In fact, she claimed the connection to Kurt Cobain might help it sell.
Since Kurt died, his legend as the singer-songwriter of the band, Nirvana, has only grown, and the band’s reputation has continued to soar, as well as the price of their memorabilia. Typically, items related to the band, including rare singles and other items, sell for thousands of dollars.
One item, in particular, the Love Buzz single, released on Sub-Pop in 1988, now sells for several thousand dollars online. It was the band’s very first single at the time and has become a coveted collector’s item. Kurt and Courtney had one child together while they were married, Frances Bean Cobain, who has managed to stay out of the limelight for the most part, with the exception of a few interviews.