KURT COBAIN's Childhood Home To Be Sold For $210,000

The sellers of the childhood home of late NIRVANA mainman Kurt Cobain have received more than 50 bids for the Montesano, Washington house, the highest for more than $40 million, but eventually narrowed down the most serious offer to $210,000, which is $10,000 over the minimum set by Ed and Jennifer McKee of Oregon City, Oregon.

"It feels good to be a millionaire - on paper, at least," Ed McKee told the Associated Press. "It's hard for us to take these huge bids seriously because there's a lot of pranksters out there."

The couple bought the 2,313-square-foot home, 70 miles southwest of Seattle, for $42,500 last month without knowing Cobain lived there from ages 11 to 15 with his father and stepmother. The seller was a bank that had foreclosed on the property.

An attorney for Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, and their daughter said Thursday the Cobain estate hadn't authorized the auction.

"The estate will not be authorizing any commercial use of Mr. Cobain's name or likeness at the property," attorney Paul Karl Lukacs said.

The McKees buy old houses to refurbish and sell, but said they've done no work on the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which was built in 1908 and valued at $52,660 in 2000.

Much of the house — including Cobain's bedroom — hasn't changed since he lived there and the interior needs some work, McKee said.


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