Tom Jones’ swinging sixties home he bought for just £7,950 is up for sale – for £650,000.
The stylish 1964 three-bed home was snapped up by the It’s Not Unusual singer after he hit the big time.
It was the first family home he purchased after soaring to the top of the charts with a string of hits.
Sir Tom Jones, 82, and wife Linda went on to install green carpets upstairs in the luxury pad in tribute to his chart-topping song Green, Green Grass of Home.
Sir Tom’s chic 1960s pad boasts a spacious open-plan living room leading to one of the home’s two gardens and stairs to the top floor
The spacious living room looks out onto one of the house’s two gardens and boasts several floor-to-ceiling windows
Much of the house boasts sleek designs and features from the original 1964 home . Some areas, like the kitchen, have been added over the years, but the home’s estate agent said the additions had been ‘Thoughtfully considered and complement carefully preserved mid-century features.’
The front of the house is a classic 1960s minimalist design, with sliding doors spilling out onto another garden area
The three-bedroom home features wood-panelled ceilings in true 1960s style, as well as Jarrah wood flooring from New Zealand in the hallways and living rooms
The house sits 150 miles from his hometown of Pontypridd, South Wales, on the luxury 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 found out it was Sir Tom’s home after looking through the original paperwork of the property.
Adam said: ‘It was a great added bonus. It’s nice to have a little bit of history. From what I have read he loved living here and gave the house 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 house. When we moved in we found a bit of it under the wardrobe when we were clearing out upstairs.’
The property still boasts a range of 1960s features including huge windows, wooden panelled ceilings and New Zealand Jarrah wood floors.
A spacious reception room fit for a party can be found on the ground floor that connects to the garden with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors.
Visitors to the home will enter through a sunken garden that has large stone tiles, bamboos and palms.
Marble-lined floors can be found inside along with a sleek kitchen and a stylish central staircase leading to the first floor.
The finely-crafted garden has a range 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 bright and airy feel, with an open-plan design linking the huge windows at either end of the house
Designed by Swiss architect Edward Schoolheifer, the house enjoys bright sunlight thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows leading to the patio and garden at the front of the house
Current owner Adam James said he only found out Sir Tom Jones had lived in the house in the 1960s when he looked at the original paperwork for the home. He said it was ‘a great added bonus’ for him and his partner, Brynn Robinson
The original green carpet Tom Jones had laid down in the house has since been replaced, but Adam James said he found what was left of it in the bedroom wardrobe. Two of the bedrooms are currently being used, while the the other has been turned into a study
The two largest bedrooms include built-in wardrobes while a third bedroom is currently being 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 part of the much-admired Manygate Lane Estate in Shepperton, Surrey.
‘Contemporary additions such as the kitchen and bathroom are thoughtfully considered and complement carefully preserved mid-century features.
‘Set in verdant communal gardens, the house comes with a private garage on the estate and has two separate walled gardens.’
Sir Tom and Linda lived in Shepperton for two years before splashing out £25,000 on a mansion called Springfield House in Sunbury, Surrey in 1968.
Tom Jones bought the house in 1967, shortly after reaching nationwide fame. He lived there with his wife , Linda, for two years before moving to a more traditional manor house bought for £25,000
The home’s bathroom has a new sleek white-tile design in classic 1960s fashion, modernising the house while staying with the original design
The second walled garden at the rear of the house provides some real green grass for its residents and their neighbours
Estate agent The Modern House said the home going on the market is an opportunity for buyers to snap up ‘a 1960s party pad’
The home’s three bedrooms offer sizeable space for double beds and come with storage spaces including in-built cabinets and wardrobes