John Lennon’s Former Home for Sale–For About $23M

People familiar with Beatles lore will know all about Kenwood, a three-story mock Tudor mansion in Surrey, England, that was once home to one John Lennon.

He bought the 1913 house in 1964 for what was then an outrageous £20,000.  He spent another £20,000 revonating the place, living there with wife Cynthia and son Julian until Cynthia came home one day in 1968 to find a Yoko in her bed.  That’s when the house was sold for £40,000.

The house has changed hands a number of times–legend has it that every sale was preceded by some kind of divorce battle–and is one again up for sale.

If you’re looking for a 6-bedroom, 6-bath, 6-reception room country estate wtih an indoor pool on one-and-a-half acres, it can be yours for £13,750,000.  

That may sound like a lot, but remember that songs like “Hey Jude,” “Day Tripper” and “In My Life” were composed within those walls.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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