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The Surrey home where John Lennon penned some of the Beatles biggest hits has listed for £8.9m.

Purchased by the musician and his first wife Cynthia in 1964, at the peak of Beatlemania, Kenwood sits in 1.5 acres on the St George’s Hill estate in Weybridge.

John Lennon and Ringo Starr hanging curtains inside Kenwood, circa 1964. Via Knight Frank
John Lennon and George Harrison hanging curtains inside Kenwood, circa 1964. Via Knight Frank

Lennon hired interior designer Kenneth Partridge to overhaul the house. Partridge knocked down walls to create party-friendly reception rooms and installed mauve flocked wallpaper and a globe-shaped bar. The musician – who wrote ‘I Am the Walrus’ in the attic – sold the home just four years later when the couple separated.

There’s little trace of Partridge left in the six-bedroom home’s interiors, which have been renovated by the current owners. Spacious rooms feature leaded windows that look onto the mansion’s stepped garden, while the living room comes with a fireplace and original wood-panelling.

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A vaulted games room leads down to a cinema, and there’s also a library, sauna and wine cellar. The separate one-bedroom coach house offers room for extra guests, and has a detached indoor swimming pool.

The Surrey property, which is 18 miles from London, is on the market with Knight Frank for £8.9m – somewhat more than the £20k Lennon originally paid for it.

[Via Country Life]

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