Nirvana fans have a new destination to plan their next vacation around.
The Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has approved the childhood home of Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, WA for inclusion on the state’s Heritage Register. The register lists historically significant properties and sites in Washington. The Nirvana frontman lived in the home from 1968-1984.
The home’s current co-owner, Lee Bacon, told Rolling Stone that plans to recreate the home to its original vintage era are “90 to 95 percent” finished and is hoping to make private tours available next spring.
“Our goal is to make the house a tribute project to Kurt’s early life and career, with museum detail,” Bacon said. “The next chapter is how to make that happen.”
Unfortunately, neighborhood zoning regulations will prevent the home from becoming a full-time museum. However, Bacon has purchased a property in downtown Aberdeen that will house the “Tribute Lounge and Gallery Cafe” dedicated to Cobain. The 25,000 square-foot property will feature memorabilia, photos, and more.