Saturday 28 September 2013

Inside John Lennon's First Home ... and You Could Own It!

As we have previously reported, John Lennon's first home -- 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree -- is up for sale and today we were allowed inside for a look around!

Sadly, we weren't allowed to take photographs of any of the interior so we can't share images of the many gorgeous original features and fittings.  Take our word, though, that they're there -- including the bannister, some original flooring, many of the windows, the really lovely ceiling roses, the fireplaces, and (my personal favourite) the pantry.

The house needs a bit of work before anyone could move in, but it's got MASSIVE potential and you can easily see that it would make a truly beautiful home.

What was most exciting though -- as a fan of the Beatles and of John -- was that there are so many original features that it's not at all hard to imagine the house as it was when John was there.

So this is a chance to not just imagine yourself owning John Lennon's first home, but also to imagine yourself living in John's home.

This iconic three-bedroom terraced house was the home where, from his very first days, John Lennon lived and where his mother Julia started to bring up her first-born baby boy. Her musical and artistic talents, her quirky personality, her quick wit and her attitude to authority together with her off-beat approach to life provided the earliest influences that helped to shape the musical legend whose genius is still recognized throughout the world.

Born on the 9th October 1940, John Lennon started his life in this suburban red brick terraced house living with his mother, grandparents and his sea-going father.

Numerous events throughout John Lennon's life were connected with the number 9. John Lennon has been quoted as saying: "I lived in 9 Newcastle Road. I was born on the 9 of October. It's just a number that follows me around … "

Newcastle Road is located in the famous Penny Lane area of Liverpool, which created the inspiration for many of John Lennon's most evocative songs. The most obvious connection is the eponymous song "Penny Lane". Many of the landmarks mentioned in the song are just a few minute's walk from his childhood home. Visitors still flock to visit these sites and other local landmarks world-famous for their John Lennon and Beatles connections.

9 Newcastle Road is a friendly south-facing bay-fronted traditional terraced house. On the ground floor, a bright vestibule then hallway lead to the south-facing front family room, rear sitting room then to the generous eat-in kitchen-diner. Stairs lead up to the landing, off which there are three bedrooms and the family bathroom.

The walled back-yard is accessed from the kitchen or via a gated alleyway.

This is a very rare opportunity to own an important piece of history. Viewing is highly recommended.

Viewing appointments will be arranged at set times due to the world-wide interest this unique property is expected to generate.

All interested parties are advised that the property will be sold by Auction at The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE on 29th October 2013 at 6.30pm. If you require a catalogue for this auction or legal information concerning this property, please contact the auctioneers on 0870 240 1140. For those of you who are unable to attend the auction, you can set up a free telephone or proxy bid by contacting the Auctioneers on the above number.

All parties should registering their interest with our Liverpool and Allerton Offices.

Allerton 0151 734 2220
Liverpool 0151 236 8187

For more information and for full property details visit the official online listing HERE!

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