RAYMOND – A home where Nirvana once played a house party 19 years ago is up for sale.
Owner Gary Aust is hoping fans of the grunge band will have enough interest and money to purchase the home he has listed on eBay.
“It’s kind of a novelty,” Aust said. “How often do you end up with a piece of property like this that has a connection to a band as popular as Nirvana?”
The sale site has had more than 4,300 hits, but as of Wednesday afternoon there was a single offer of $165,000. That doesn’t meet Aust’s undisclosed “reserve” minimum.
The 1,300-square-foot house occupies .13 acres at 17 Nussbaum Road. The property’s estimated value is $61,200, according to the Pacific County assessor’s office.
Aust, who wants to build a new house, said he hopes for a lot more than that because of the “historic significance of the home.”
He listed the home in late March. The auction is open until April 23.
On March 7, 1987, the then-fledgling grunge band traveled from Aberdeen to Raymond to play its first gig at the Nussbaum Road house party.
Aust said he gained ownership of the property about two years ago during a land swap. He currently rents it out, he said, and Nirvana fans continue to visit the home.
A few years ago, Aust said, a couple from Belgium made the trek to the home just to take their picture in front of a wooden sign giving the home’s address.