The birthplace and childhood home of musical icon Sir Elton John has been sold within just three days of going on the market. The three bed semi-detached in Pinner Hill Road, Pinner, Middlesex, was where Sir Elton, then plain old Reginald Dwight, learned to play the piano and began to show his prodigious talent. Multi-award winning estate agent Gibbs Gillespie, who are part of the Relocation Agent Network, marketed the home at £525,000 and agreed the sale of it within just 72 hours. To celebrate the sale the firm invited leading award winning Sir Elton lookalike and tribute performer Paul Bacon to pop down to the property to say goodbye to Pinner Hill Road. The estate agency’s co-owner, James Gibbs, said: “Paul is regarded as the World’s premier Sir Elton lookalike and tribute artist so I just thought it would be fun to get him down to the house. We even got a piano delivered for him to give us a few renditions of some Sir Elton classics. When we were outside the property with Paul people were stopping and taking photos and I’m sure some of them thought it really was Sir Elton.” Paul said: “Obviously I know about Sir Elton being from Pinner but to visit the home where he grew up in was surreal. I’ve been performing a tribute to Sir Elton since the 1980s so both professionally and personally I found seeing the home really interesting and inspiring.” Liam Byrne, the Pinner office’s Property Marketing Manager, said: “The level of interest in the property was extraordinary. Due to its historic background the property received attention from the local, national and even international media and this drove enquiries. It’s a property with lots of history and tons of potential.” Paul will be starring as the Ultimate Elton accompanied by the Rocket Band at the Leicester Square Theatre on Thursday 30th July – 7.30pm. Box Office 020 7734 2222.
Sir Elton John’s Childhood home sale agreed within 72 hours
Published on: 30th June 2015 | By: The Newsdesk | Category: