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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Kenwood: more August, 2012


More new shiznit. The kitchen has been re-done (and, though it isn't evident from this angle, presumably retains the old front door, moved during the 90s):


The rebuilt sunroom is the same as before. Nothing much to see here:


Except...woah! On the very spot where John's beloved old couch sat, now sits something similar:


Proof of something or other on the part of the owner? Co-incidence? (But then, as we should all know by now, there's no such thing as co-incidence.)
Moving on to the first floor; directly above the dining room, and originally a bedroom, this has been converted to an en-suite for the adjacent master bedroom. Nothing remains here from John's time, apart from the floorboards and the window:


The master bedroom during the 1960s, and, after years where it served as a bathroom following conversion in the '90s, the master bedroom again now. It's a bit bigger than before, as there used to be a corridor here which has been co-opted to provide more space. The very spot where the famous photo of John plus bear was taken:


Out to the garden, and a contemporary view from John's perch (see posts passim):


The lower wall has been substantially rebuilt, though I'd guess the outer sections are the same, and that parts of certain features remain:


A bit more to come at some point.

2 comments:

  1. interesting... it's still a beautiful property. and i still can't afford to buy it - maybe in another life?

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  2. I think Yoko should buy it or Liam Gallagher.

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