Tuesday, 2 August 2016

HOME IN SURREY THAT JOHN BOUGHT FOR £20,000 DURING THE BEATLES´HEYDAY GOES ON THE MARKET FOR £9M

A six-bedroom country home John Lennon bought for £20,000 during The Beatles' 1960s heyday has gone on sale for almost £9million.
The iconic singer moved to Kenwood in St George's Hill, Surrey, in 1964 when his band were arguably the biggest on the planet.
He wrote songs such as 'Ticket to Ride' and 'I am the Walrus' at the 12,000 sq/ft mansion, which is more than 12 times the size of the average UK home, boasts six bedrooms, six reception rooms and six bathrooms.

This six-bedroom country home John Lennon bought for £20,000 during The Beatles' 1960s heyday has gone on sale for almost £9million
One of the mansion's six bedrooms. Lennon moved to Kenwood in St George's Hill, Surrey, in 1964 when his band were arguably the biggest on the planet
The property boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, which also has shower and changing facilities, plus a sauna
The property was built in 1913 by Love & Sons, and Lennon lived there with his first wife Cynthia and their son, Julian.
But after divorcing in 1968, he decided to sell Kenwood and accepted an offer of £40,000 for the mansion.
After a previously failing to sell for £13.75 million, the home was this week put back on the market for £8.95 million.
The property was built in 1913 by Love & Sons, and Lennon lived there with his first wife Cynthia and their son, Julian
The property was built in 1913 by Love & Sons, and Lennon lived there with his first wife Cynthia and their son, Julian

One of the mansion's six reception rooms. After a previously failing to sell for £13.75 million, the home was this week put back on the market for £8.95 million
The house also boats six bathrooms, including this one which features a stunning free-standing bathtub

After the Lennons divorced in 1968, the singer decided to sell Kenwood and accepted an offer of £40,000 for the mansion
Kenwood is set in 1.5 acres of mature gardens and there is an indoor swimming pool complex with heated pool, shower and changing facilities along with further sauna.
The kitchen/breakfast room has granite worktop and large central island with the windows looking out onto the back garden.
There is also a vaulted staircase which leads to the cinema and sauna, while the drawing room has a grand stone fireplace.
The kitchen/breakfast room has granite worktop and large central island with the windows looking out onto the back garden
The kitchen/breakfast room has granite worktop and large central island with the windows looking out onto the back garden

This large games room would be the perfect place to relax after a Hard Day's Night, and show off your sporting trophies
It is not the only property with a Beatles connection which has just come onto the market.
Kay & Co is selling a three-bedroom flat in a Knightsbridge apartment block which was once home to George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The flat cost £3.495 million.
And John Lennon's old Austin Princess hearse, which he owned in the 1970s, is to be sold by RM Sotheby's next month for around £250,000.

As well as this comfortable sitting room, the mansion also has its very own cinema - perfect for watching footage of old performances by The Beatles
As well as this comfortable sitting room, the mansion also has its very own cinema - perfect for watching footage of old performances by The Beatles

Kenwood is set in 1.5 acres of mature gardens, which feature pathways across the neatly-trimmed grass and eye-catching ornamental flowerbeds
Lennon wrote songs such as 'Ticket to Ride' and 'I am the Walrus' at the 12,000 sq/ft mansion, which is more than 12 times the size of the average UK home


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