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Explore John Lennon's stylish 'lost weekend' penthouse in Midtown Manhattan

Explore John Lennon's stylish 'lost weekend' penthouse in Midtown Manhattan

This painfully cool apartment was the backdrop to John Lennon's 'New York City' photoshoot for Andy Warhol's magazine in 1974

Imagine John Lennon's 'lost weekend' apartment. It's easy if you try - and even easier if you keep reading.

Famously described as his 'lost weekend,' the Liverpool-born icon, John Lennon, ventured into an affair with his assistant, May Pang, whilst he was briefly separated from Yoko Ono. It was during the Lennon-Pang affair that he moved to this chic 1920s penthouse on East 52nd Street, where he lived for 18 months.

The singer's former apartment is now a modern home, which is on the market for $5.5 million with Brown Harris Stevens. The agents have listed the property as a 'dream penthouse', which is particularly the case for fans of the late icon.



The 4,000-square-foot, three-story apartment has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, a modern living room, dining room, and a vast chef's kitchen, whose interior is designed to reflect quintessential French countryside charm and sensibility.

Further to this, the property is brimming with star-studded amenities, such as a media room and a two-level dressing room with a rotating clothes rack to exhibit your purchases from Fifth Avenue.

However, the property's most unique asset is the private terrace, where residents can unwind with views across the East River and pockets of the neighborhoods, that fringe the water's edge.

It is also from here that John Lennon revealed he had seen a UFO in Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine in 1974.



When dusk falls, the majestic lights of the city are not only visible from the terrace, but from several other rooms inside the property, thanks to its windows, which were designed to showcase the concrete jungle below.



Initially designed by the American-Hungarian architect Emery Roth, who is recognized for his Beaux-Arts and Art Deco structures, the exterior of the building showcases the classic charisma towering above the prestigious riverside neighborhood.



The Museum of Modern Art and the Rockefeller Center are only a short walk to the apartment door, so you can fall straight into the heart of New York culture after admiring it from your bed that same morning.

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