The Manhattan penthouse where John Lennon lived for 18 months in what he referred to as his “Lost Weekend” has hit the market for $5.5 million. Lennon shared the home in New York City with May Pang before going back to Yoko Ono in 1974.
By the time of the John-May affair, John had already peaked with the success of the Beatles and was doing his thing with his own music and solos.While working on his fifth solo album, Walls and Bridges, John and May rented and moved into the 4,000-square-foot, three-story penthouse that has an enormous 2,000-square-foot wrap-around terrace overlooking the East River and a panoramic view of New York City. From this terrace, the pair reported seeing a UFO.
The pad is located atop an exclusive 1928 Southgate co-op in Sutton Place, with four bedrooms and four baths, four fireplaces, an entry-level living room with high ceilings and inlaid wood floors, a library/media room and a formal dining room that can seat 20. A large chef’s kitchen “evokes an eclectic French countryside sensibility,” according to the official listing.
Upstairs, accessed by an elegant staircase, is the master suite with 14-foot ceilings, two baths, fireplace and a two-level dressing room with rotating clothes racks. A dramatic sitting room offers a luxurious window seat for lounging.
Below, is a complete one-bedroom apartment.
The penthouse was developed by Bing and Bing and designed by renowned architect Emery Roth. It’s in a class pet-friendly co-op with full-time doorman and landscaped gardens off of a quiet cul-de-sac.