John Lennon’s House (sold)
Wood Lane, St George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13
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The celebrity mansion where John Lennon wrote Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band songs is located near London and carries a price tag of $22 million. John Lennon was an English rock star and song writer, most notably famous as a founding member of the Beatles. He was born in Liverpool, England and John Lennon’s house, where he lived a short portion of his adult life, is located in the south west portion of the London metro. John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia, lived in this 3,600-square-foot property from 1964 to 1968.
The luxury six-bedroom English country dream home was listed for $22.5 million (13,750,000 euros) but has since been taken down. It is unclear if the property was sold, but it was previously purchased for $9.5 million back in 2007. Lennon paid only $32,000 for it originally.
At around 11:00 pm on 8 December 1980, as Lennon and his then wife, Yoko Ono returned to their New York apartment. Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times at the entrance to the building. Lennon was taken to the emergency room of nearby Roosevelt Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:07 pm. Earlier that evening, Lennon had autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman.
From the listing: “Kenwood is situated at the heart of the exclusive St George’s Hill Estate, acknowledged as one of the UK’s premier private residential addresses. The house occupies a superb plateau position set around St George’s Hill’s renowned golf course, tennis club and leisure amenities. Kenwood overlooks magnificent landscaped gardens and grounds and enjoys uninterrupted views of the Surrey Hills. At the bottom of the garden there is a wonderful addition in the form of an indoor swimming pool complex offering a heated pool, shower and changing facilities along with further sauna. The mature landscaped gardens and grounds feature attractive York stone, split level entertaining terraces, low box hedging, specimen plants and herbaceous borders extending to approximately 1.5 acres.”