Black Sabbath member Tony Iommi mansion for sale

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%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (pictured centre) has put his six-bedroom Midlands mansion up for sale with a price tag of £2.65 million.

The 109-year-old Edwardian home, called Netherwood, has a home cinema and six acres of land, as well as a bespoke sound system.

The rock legend, who made his name with legendary rock band Black Sabbath in 1968 alongside Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward, first hinted that he was thinking of downsizing from his home in the Warwickshire village of Lapworth in 2012.

At the time, he told the Birmingham Mail: "Maybe it's time to scale down anyway and try to live more of a peaceful life."

The comment came after the rock star revealed that he was battling lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

But rock fans keen to live in his house, which also boasts original features such as open fireplaces, leaded light panels and stained glass windows, will need pretty deep pockets as the asking price is a cool £2.65 million, according to the Daily Mail.

And even that is a sizeable reduction on the original price of £3 million, at which the property was marketed last year.

The fact that Iommi has had to slash the asking price by £350,000 indicates that his fame is not helping the house to sell.

But if you are interested in living in a former rock legend's home, you need to get in touch with John Shepherd estate agents, which describes the mansion as having "one of the finest locations in Lapworth".
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