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$150k Premium on Cobain House

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Hoping that Kurt Cobain’s touch has taken on the magic of an Elvis or John Lennon, a couple is trying to cash in by selling one of Cobain’s childhood homes:

    Ed and Jennifer McKee, of Oregon City, Ore., are auctioning off the former Nirvana frontman’s childhood homes on eBay.

    The couple, who invest in houses to fix up and sell, bought the home last month for $42,500. At the time, they said they had no idea Cobain once lived there.

    Cobain lived in the house from age 11 to 15 with his father, Don, and his stepmother, Jenny. Much of the house, including Cobain’s bedroom, described as “nautical” on the eBay website, has not been changed since he lived there, McKee said.

    The McKee’s set an opening bid of $200,000, although the turn-of-the-century home was valued at only $52,660 in 2000. As of Sunday, no one had offered a bid. The auction ends Sept. 15.

    Cobain, committed suicide with a shotgun in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994. He was 27.

The luck of the ghoulish. See the eBay auction here.

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