Tribeca townhouse linked to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s invented country sold

Nutopia's embassy at 1 White Street in Tribeca sold for $8 million

TRD WEEKEND EDITION /
Aug.August 18, 2018 09:00 AM

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The house at the center of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s self-declared country, Nutopia, recently sold for about $8 million.

The singer and his wife announced their new country and its Tribeca embassy at 1 White Street on April Fool’s Day in 1973 as part of an attempt to allow Lennon to stay in the country, according to the New York Post. They asked the United Nations to recognize Nutopia as a country and grant them diplomatic immunity.

Though the couple never lived in the renovated 1808 house, letters addressed to them continue to arrive.

The undisclosed sellers first listed the property for nearly $9 million in late 2017 and its listing price fell over subsequent months with the deal closing at $8.12 million. The four-story building, with a triplex on its upper levels and commercial space on the ground floor, was last sold in 2013 for $4.2 million.

Lauren Muss of Douglas Elliman handled the listing. [NYP]Erin Hudson


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