Tom Jones’ swinging sixties home he bought for just £7,950 is up on the market – for £650,000.
The fashionable 1964 three-bed home was snapped up by the It’s Not Unusual singer after he hit the large time.
It was the primary family home he purchased after soaring to the highest of the charts with a string of hits.
Sir Tom Jones, 82, and wife Linda went on to put in green carpets upstairs in the posh pad in tribute to his chart-topping song Green, Green Grass of Home.
Sir Tom’s chic Sixties pad boasts a spacious open-plan front room resulting in certainly one of the house’s two gardens and stairs to the highest floor
The spacious front room looks out onto certainly one of the home’s two gardens and boasts several floor-to-ceiling windows
Much of the home boasts sleek designs and features from the unique 1964 home . Some areas, just like the kitchen, have been added through the years, however the home’s estate agent said the additions had been ‘Thoughtfully considered and complement rigorously preserved mid-century features.’
The front of the home is a classic Sixties minimalist design, with sliding doors spilling out onto one other garden area
The three-bedroom home features wood-panelled ceilings in true Sixties style, in addition to Jarrah wood flooring from Latest Zealand within the hallways and living rooms
The home sits 150 miles from his hometown of Pontypridd, South Wales, on the posh Manygate Lane estate in Shepperton, Surrey.
Sir Tom Jones, 82, shot to fame with the 1964 hit It’s Not Unusual and his since sold over 100 million records
It was designed by Swiss architect Edward Schoolheifer – and current owner Adam James even has a strip of the Sir Tom’s carpet.
Buyers can now purchase the slice of history for £650,000 complete with open-plan living areas and just 15 miles from London.
Adam James and his partner Brynn Robinson only came upon it was Sir Tom’s home after searching through the unique paperwork of the property.
Adam said: ‘It was an amazing added bonus. It’s nice to have a bit little bit of history. From what I even have read he loved living here and gave the home to his parents when he moved to a house in Sunbury.
‘This was his first family house he bought. Green, Green Grass of Home was released and rumour has it that he had green carpet laid upstairs in the home. After we moved in we found a little bit of it under the wardrobe once we were clearing out upstairs.’
The property still boasts a spread of Sixties features including huge windows, wood panelled ceilings and Latest Zealand Jarrah wood flooring.
A spacious reception room fit for a celebration may be found on the bottom floor that connects to the garden with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors.
Visitors to the house will enter through a sunken garden that has large stone tiles, bamboos and palms.
Marble-lined floors may be found inside together with a sleek kitchen and a trendy central staircase resulting in the primary floor.
The finely-crafted garden has a spread of palm trees and tropical plants and offers peace and quiet for residents on the wood-panelled and concrete patio
The retro home’s expansive design gives it a vibrant and airy feel, with an open-plan design linking the large windows at either end of the home
Designed by Swiss architect Edward Schoolheifer, the home enjoys vibrant sunlight due to floor-to-ceiling windows resulting in the patio and garden on the front of the home
Current owner Adam James said he only came upon Sir Tom Jones had lived in the home within the Sixties when he checked out the unique paperwork for the house. He said it was ‘an amazing added bonus’ for him and his partner, Brynn Robinson
The unique green carpet Tom Jones had laid down in the home has since been replaced, but Adam James said he found what was left of it within the bedroom wardrobe. Two of the bedrooms are currently getting used, while the the opposite has been changed into a study
The 2 largest bedrooms include built-in wardrobes while a 3rd bedroom is currently getting used as a study.
Estate agents The Modern House said: ‘Designed by the Swiss architect Edward Schoolheifer for the Lyon Group in 1964, this immaculate three-bedroom, end-of-terrace house forms a part of the much-admired Manygate Lane Estate in Shepperton, Surrey.
‘Contemporary additions similar to the kitchen and loo are thoughtfully considered and complement rigorously preserved mid-century features.
‘Set in verdant communal gardens, the home comes with a personal garage on the estate and has two separate walled gardens.’
Sir Tom and Linda lived in Shepperton for 2 years before forking out £25,000 on a mansion called Springfield House in Sunbury, Surrey in 1968.
Tom Jones bought the home in 1967, shortly after reaching nationwide fame. He lived there along with his wife , Linda, for 2 years before moving to a more traditional manor house bought for £25,000
The house’s bathroom has a latest sleek white-tile design in classic Sixties fashion, modernising the home while staying with the unique design
The second walled garden on the rear of the home provides some real green grass for its residents and their neighbours
Estate agent The Modern House said the house going available on the market is a chance for buyers to snap up ‘a Sixties party pad’
The house’s three bedrooms offer sizeable space for double beds and are available with storage spaces including in-built cabinets and wardrobes