Photos: Laurel Canyon Home Where John Lennon Used To Live Up For Sale
Want to lay your head where John Lennon once did? Check out this treehouse-style home nestled in the hills above West Hollywood for just shy of $1 million.
The listing is skimpy on details about its history, especially where Lennon is concerned. The house was built in 1961, and its most recent inhabitant was Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe. But it's not clear how long Lennon was there or whether he rented or owned at the time or what songs he might have written.
We do know that Lennon (like just about every counterculture icon) hung out in Laurel Canyon and attended shows on the Strip. Lennon was once kicked out of The Troubadour for heckling the Smothers Brothers and another time he attracted attention when he put a Kotex pad on his head when he went to see an Ann Peebles show. Lennon lived in a Santa Monica beach house for a few months during his "lost weekend" while he was dating May Pang.
The house is 2+1 bed/1.5 bath, and it's got some pretty sweet views of the city.