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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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Monday, 26 July 2010

Kenwood: summer, 1968 - part 9.

Another colour shot of the sunroom. For the hell of it, here's the same view by Leslie Bryce:

...and by Joe Baiardi, from a couple of years back:

The final three of Cathy's photos, all showing the west end of the house:

Yet again, a bit of new detail. Note the attic window to the right, which looked on to the "living room" up there:

Clearly different from the other one, this right hand window was blue in colour. (It's probably a safe bet that John was responsible for installing it.) The blue-hued one survived up till the mid-1980s, when it was replaced by a normal pane of glass.

And so there we have it. Huge thanks again go to Cathy Kelleher Sarver for having the chutzpah to get into Kenwood, the foresight to take a camera, and the generosity to let us see all these very evocative photos, all these years later. (And not forgetting Lizzie Bravo, without whom...)


  1. Thanks for this series...Great to see the Kenwood grounds as well as the house.

    Has anyone ever tracked down the Kenwood/St Georges Hill gardener for an interview?

  2. you did an incredible job, as usual, and cathy told me that she thought it looked really cool. i'm really glad we did this!

  3. It was great to see them. I'm glad Cathy approves, too. Thanks to everyone for the appreciative comments.