This is what the first apartment in which John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived in New York looks like inside

This is what the first apartment in which John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived in New York looks like inside
This is what the first apartment in which John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived in New York looks like inside


Yoko Ono put up for sale the first apartment in which he lived with the singer John Lennon in the exclusive SoHo neighborhood, in the district of Manhattan, New York. The artist launched this property on the real estate market almost a year after leaving the Dakota building, where the former member of the Beatles was murdered, to go live on a rural farm in the middle of the countryside. The value at which this iconic property was published is 5.5 million dollars.

John Lennon and Yoko OnoAP – Archive

In 1971, before purchasing the famous and tragic apartment in the Dakota building, John Lennon and Yoko Ono bought their first house in New York, at 496 Broome Street in Soho. After 53 years, the artist and her son, Sean Ono Lennon, decided to get rid of the property through the JLL firm. In the publication, it is described as a home “ideal for an end user looking to create a unique home or office, restaurant, retail store and art gallery.”

The apartment that Yoko Ono put up for sale is a two-story loft that has a recording studioUser –

The apartment is located on the north side of Broome Street, between Wooster Street and West Broadway. “The property has an open ground floor and a spacious open kitchen, plus a loft bedroom in the back”, they described from the firm. “The upper floor consists of another large living room and a old recording studio“, they added.

The Department It has about 356 square meters and, according to New York Post, Two more floors can be built and the dimensions doubled. “SoHo is recognized worldwide as a premier residential, commercial, arts and office destination, famous for its exclusive luxury boutiques, restaurants and galleries that attract visitors from around the world,” stated JLL.

Lennon and Ono used the property as a rehearsal and recording studioUser –

In the sales publication it is detailed: “With six meters of front along Broome Streetin one of Manhattan’s most popular shopping districts, and just steps from Hudson Square and Tribeca, the property offers an excellent opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind property.”

Along these lines, the firm in charge of the sale remarked that “this location allows for wide range of uses, including residential and/or commercial, such as a townhouse, retail store, private corporate office, restaurant or boutique art gallery.” The building was built around 1880 and, according to Philip Normanauthor of the book John Lennon: The LifeBroome St. was like a base for his artistic projects”.

The apartment where Yoko Ono and John Lennon lived went on sale for more than $5 millionUser –

Two years after buying the apartment on Broome Street, The famous couple acquired a second property in the Dakota building. Actually, They became owners of five spaces inside the tower, some used as guest residences and others as storage. Since 2023, the artist no longer lives there: she moved to a field which was also owned by the author of “Imagine” since 1978. That extensive farm, 243 hectares, is located in Catskill, near Franklin, New York.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with the Dakota in the background

The mid-rise Gothic-style building is located at 1 West 72nd Street, overlooking Central Park, and has 65 units. On the night of December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman stood at the door of the building to wait for Lennon’s arrival.. Upon his arrival, shot him five times in the back. Almost five decades after that tragedy that cost him his life, that place is a monument that remembers the singer and a key point for tourists visiting New York.


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