The Liverpool house that was John Lennon's very first home sold at auction Oct. 29 for £480,000 ($770,038), according to our friend Jackie Spencer of Beatleguides.com in Liverpool, who attended the auction at the historic Cavern Club.
“I was there at the auction,” she told Beatles Examiner. “There were two main bidders when it started to hot up and all I know so far is that the winning bid of £480,000 was a telephone bid from the States.” Spencer said the bidder was a woman. Her name wasn't immediately available.
Donna Jackson of the British Beatles Fan Club, who saw the inside of the house before the auction, described it, saying “The house needs some work before it's fully habitable but it's got really great potential. There are lots of original features that would have been there when John lived there, and they're really lovely.
“The ceiling roses are gorgeous, and the original pantry is still in the kitchen. It's not at all hard to imagine John living there, and crawling on the floors and holding on the bannister struts (the originals are still in the house) as he clambered up and down the stairs.”
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