Just imagine living in John Lennon’s former home in Surrey.
Formerly owned by John Lennon, this beautiful home in Weybridge, Surrey is set in about 1.5 acres of exquisite gardens within the renowned St George’s Hill Estate. On a fantastic elevated site, Kenwood offers not only beautiful extended views of the Surrey Hills and country side but additional mature landscaped gardens and grounds featuring attractive York stone, split level entertaining terraces, low box hedging, specimen plants and herbaceous borders.
John bought Kenwood for £20,000 on 15 July 1964, on the advice of The Beatles’ accountants, Dr Walter Strach and James Isherwood. Lennon was resident from the summer of 1964, until the late spring of 1968. Film of the exterior of the house and the gate was included in an ITN programme called Reporting 66, in 1966 and parts of a home movie showing Lennon at Kenwood (1967) were featured in the film Imagine: John Lennon. Much of Lennon’s song writing was carried out in the attic at Kenwood. This was where Lennon reportedly wrote hit songs, such as ‘I Am The Walrus’ and ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’.
Kenwood is also close to Sunny Heights, the former home of Ringo Starr, and a short drive from Kinfauns, George Harrison’s former home in Esher. In October 2006, Kenwood went back on the market, with a price of £5.95 million, and was sold in January 2007 for £5.8 million. In June 2013, Kenwood went onto the market once again for £13,750,000, and is now currently being marketed in 2016 at £8,950,000.