John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s former Palm Beach house is for sale – it is a classical paradise
The famous couple purchased the home in 1980, shortly before the former John Lennon’s death.
An expansive beachside mansion previously belonging to John Lennon and Yoko Ono has been listed for sale at $47.5 million.
Known as El Solano, the Palm Beach, Florida, estate is situated close to homes owned by musician Rod Stewart and author James Patterson.
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The beautiful home is set on 1.3 acres of land, the property includes a roughly 14,000-square-foot Spanish-style main house, a three-car garage, two swimming pools, and a beachfront cabana.
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The seven-bedroom home was originally built in 1919 by famed architect Addison Mizner and has been substantially upgraded since then, though it still retains its noteworthy period details of hand-stenciled ceilings and coquina stone accents.
Photos show a lavish living room anchored by an oversize, carved-mantel fireplace, with a wall of windows facing the water.
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Robert Rosen, who penned 'Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon', revealed that the Beatles singer and Yoko Ono never actually visited the Florida home before purchasing it, out of fear that their presence would 'freak people out and drive up the price.'
But the Palm Beach Post tells a different story. In March 1979, the couple reportedly toured El Solano and 'decided on the spot' to rent it for the month.
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After purchasing their Palm Beach home, the famous couple had planned on doing a massive renovation, but those plans stalled after John Lennon’s death. Yoko Ono later returned to Palm Beach and completed the work. She sold the property in 1986 for $3.1 million.
This Palm Beach home can be viewed on Realtor.com.
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