Evidently that Grand Piano came with the house! That's amazing! You would think that the owner of a Grand Piano would be a lot more careful of a valuable instrument than just loaning it out to any Tom, Dick or Harry that happens to sign a lease. I'm assuming that piano cost around $10,000 to $30,000 back then, depending on how old it was and what brand it was. Now-a-days it would probably cost around $50,000 to $150,000. You'd think the owner of that instrument would be more particular.
But...you know...lots of people have a Grand Piano in their living room and don't even know how to play it. It's just a "furniture statement".
I'm thinking that all of the furniture in that house was already there when Sharon & Roman moved in. If that's true, that means all of the furniture was used by Terry Melcher & Candace Bergen. And a myriad of other folks.
Which to me brings a big "ewwwww". Who wants to sit on other people's furniture?
I guess the hippy lifestyle was prevalent back then. Being transient and moving from house to house was easy when you don't have any "stuff" to move. LOL.
Sharon & Roman were paying $1,200/month rent for that house. That's a lot of money back in 1969. But if it came with a Grand Piano, then I guess it was worth it! Although nobody knew how to play it but Gibby. And I don't even know how much she played it. But supposedly the sheet music for Straight Shooter by the Mamas & Papas was on the piano ledger...