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15th Aug 2012

Have A Spare €19 Million In Your Back Pocket? Music Legend Lennon’s House Is Up For Sale

The Beatles star's former home is on the property market...

Do you have a spare €19million hanging around?

Because the music legend John Lennon’s former home has gone up for sale for the multi-million price in Surrey.

The late singer wrote a number of tracks for The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album at the house in Weybridge, Surrey. It was home to Lennon and his first wife Cynthia between 1964 and 1968.

John Lennon purchased the building, named ‘Kenwood’, for just £20,000 sterling on July 15th, 1964. It was also featured in the 1988 documentary film, ‘Imagine: John Lennon’.

As well as writing Beatles songs in the house, Lennon is said to have spent several days there taking LSD before later meeting the rest of the group, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and proclaiming he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Nice bit of trivia for you there.

The house is located in the prestigious St George’s Hill estate, where Cliff Richard and Tom Jones once owned homes too. It boasts six bedrooms, a swimming pool and 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, which John himself can take credit for improving.

When Lennon bought the house in 1964, he splashed out a massive £40,000 sterling renovating his new abode by reducing the number of rooms from 22 to 17 and building an outdoor pool, as well as landscaping the grounds.

The music legend met the love of his life, his second wife, Yoko Ono, while he lived at the house. He was married to Yoko Ono from 1969 to his death in 1980.

As well as some bizarre features, such as suits of armour and gorilla suit, the house also contains a study and an attic where John installed the majority of his musical equipment.

The estate agents are describing the property as a “luxuriously-finished family home”. The house holds so many stories and memories of John Lennon’s life, we think the buy would be priceless.