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George Harrison’s home has become an Airbnb and house museum

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In November, George Harrison’s childhood house in Liverpool, England, went up for auction for the primary time in practically a decade. Two weeks later, it landed a purchaser from the opposite aspect of the pond — superfan Ken Lambert, who’s now turning the long-lasting house into an Airbnb rental and home museum. 

Lambert, 48, who hails from New Hampshire, by no means dreamed he would someday personal a bit of Beatles historical past, till he put in a proposal for £171,000 (which equates to $250,000) and nobody else bid any greater. 

Now Lambert, who’s in business development, is barely the third proprietor to have ever owned the house for the reason that Harrisons. 

“As soon as I spotted I used to be the winner, it was fairly surprising,” Lambert instructed The Submit. 

“I actually began to consider what I used to be going to do with the property. I’m not a rich particular person. It’s not like I’m going round shopping for up properties. I’m a Beatles fan, sure, however I’m a giant George Harrison fan particularly.” 

George Harrison on the left. New owner, Ken Lambert recreating the image on the right.
George Harrison on the left. New proprietor, Ken Lambert recreating the picture on the best.
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The home is made up of three bedrooms and one bathroom.
The house has three bedrooms and one toilet.
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Situated at 25 Upton Inexperienced within the suburb of Speke, the historic home was used because the band’s fundamental observe spot within the late Fifties, with the group often known as The Quarrymen on the time. Harrison and his household had initially moved into the house in 1949, when he was simply 6 years previous. They lived within the residence till 1962, when Harrison was 18, in line with Omega Auctions, which dealt with the sale. 

Lambert revealed that what prompted him to show the house into an Airbnb and home museum for weekly excursions was the conclusion that the opposite members of the band — John Lennon and Paul McCartney — had house museums dedicated to them, however Harrison didn’t. 

“I believe it was a disgrace that George’s home had no relevance to hundreds of thousands of Beatles followers, however they’re ready in line to stroll into John Lennon’s home,” Lambert stated. “George is my favourite Beatle. I wish to respect his legacy.” 

George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney in the home in the 1960s.
George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney within the house within the Sixties.
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The living room has been recreated to match George Harrison's furniture when he lived in the home.
The lounge has been recreated to match George Harrison’s furnishings when he lived within the house.
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The home is “a dwelling museum by letting individuals keep in a single day,” Lambert stated, including {that a} weekly tour group additionally stops by and spends about half an hour within the house consuming tea and enjoying music. 

Whereas many of the three-bedroom, one-bathroom house has been renovated through the years with an upgraded kitchen, a few of the authentic items from Harrison’s days within the house stay — together with the unique hutch within the kitchen, the bath and toilet sink, the stair put up and closet doorways. 

Lambert has since visited the house twice, spending greater than two months to get the place prepared, because it got here unfurnished and emptied. 

The living room.
The lounge.
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George Harrison's bedroom.
George Harrison’s bed room.
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“It was fairly insane once I was capable of stroll by way of the home. I used to be there on my own. I sort of walked by way of it after I owned it. It was a really surreal expertise, it was a outstanding feeling.” 

One of many first issues Lambert did was go to a close-by guitar store in Liverpool to purchase an acoustic guitar for the house. 

“I play a bit and performed within the room they rehearsed in. That was so vital for me to do. I left the guitar there as a working prop,” he stated. 

Lambert plans on visiting once more and taking a visit to the historic house along with his spouse and two kids in the summertime. At present, he has a neighborhood property supervisor caring for the land and overlooking the leases and the weekly excursions.

The updated kitchen.
The up to date kitchen.
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George Harrison's parents room.
George Harrison’s dad and mom’ room.
Matt Elson Images

Maybe the best half about his time visiting the house was getting to fulfill up with the previous Quarrymen drummer, Colin Hanton, who was one of many authentic band members earlier than they grew to become the Beatles.

“He’s now 83 years previous and it was so loopy that I used to be capable of chat with him and be put on this place,” stated Lambert.

In keeping with the Airbnb listing, it rents between $275 and $400 an evening, relying on the date, plus a $150 cleansing payment. 

“Stroll and keep in George’s bed room, the place he first heard himself and the band on the radio! There’s a cushty double mattress and a big closet,” the itemizing says. 

“Sit and strum a guitar in the identical room that George, Paul, and John sat and rehearsed through the early years,” the itemizing provides. “Take heed to previous Beatles albums, on our retro standing document participant — inside a Beatles house!”