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John Lennon’s ‘lost weekend’ NYC penthouse for sale

The magnificent Manhattan penthouse that John Lennon lived in during his 18-month period of estrangement from Yoko Ono, later referred to by Lennon as his ‘lost weekend’, is up for sale, with a market guide of $5.5 million.

The property holds a fascination for Lennon fans, being the place where Lennon holed up with temporary lover May Pang (oddly, upon Yoko’s suggestion) and where he wrote a lot of his Walls and Bridges album. Lennon also claimed to have seen a UFO from the balcony, which he explains in this video.

The listing describes the penthouse as “perched above the East River”, featuring “striking panoramic views of New York City and an enormous 2,000-square-foot landscaped wraparound terrace that can be accessed from every room on the main floor”.

“This dramatic home features exquisite renovations and modern design elements to create a timeless space with an inviting, intimate ambience.”

As these “exquisite renovations” and “modern design elements” suggest, the property has been renovated since Lennon and his lover May Pang spent 18 months there, but with the panoramic views on display, you can imagine the appeal this place held in the mid-1970s to Lennon, who, by this point, had made New York City his forever home.

Check out the listing here, (quite professionally, the only reference to Lennon is the coded opening sentence) and view photos of the property below this video.

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Nathan Jolly

Nathan Jolly was an in-house journalist with Elite Agent. He worked with the company from July 2020 to December 2020.