John Lennon's son Julian to sell his £22 million 18th-century home in the south of France

Friday, April 12, 2024

Described inevitably, but correctly, as ‘a classic’, it’s pretty close to perfection.

That’s not so much because of the discreet studio, where a white grand piano currently takes pride of place, but because of the captivating, white-shuttered 18th century house which looks out, across a terrace arrayed with statues, to the Mediterranean – and which is even blessed with its own chapel, carved into the hillside above.

But, dream South of France property though it may be, I can reveal that Julian Lennon has decided to walk away from it – albeit for £22million.

That’s the price tag which musician, photographer and philanthropist Julian – only child of John Lennon’s marriage to his first wife, Cynthia – has put on the house which he’s owned for the past 25 years or so.

Described as a ‘passion project’, the four-storey house, which has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and numerous balconies, is the sort of architectural gem which could have appeared in a play by Noel Coward or a novel by Somerset Maugham, who memorably called the Riviera, his home for many years, ‘a sunny place for shady people’.



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