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Designed in 1913 by Victorian/Edwardian/other architect Theophilus A Allen; John Lennon's house between 1964 and 1968; sunroom, attic and prisco stripe hibernice; Mellotron and caravan; Babidji and Mimi; mortar and pestle; Wubbleyoo Dubbleyoo; curios and curiosity; remnants and residue; testimonials and traces; (Cavendish Avenue, Sunny Heights and Kinfauns); Montagu Square; mock Tudor: Brown House: *KENWOOD*.

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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Kenwood: other occupants.



Bill Martin, an extremely successful composer in his own write, bought Kenwood from John Lennon. Kenwood was originally called the Brown House, and rumour has it that UK manufacturer Kenneth Wood changed its name when he owned the house in the pre-Lennon era. This has never been confirmed, though it's worth a thought next time you fire up that "teasmade".
UPDATE: A close relative of Mr Wood has been in touch; it turns out Ken Wood had no connection with Kenwood after all. Who renamed the house, and why, remains, therefore, a mystery. Nuff commas, innit?

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