See how Jonnie Irwin has transformed his 1960s home into a stylish Sixties hideaway

The exterior of a Sixties home in Newcastle
Jonnie Irwin has renovate this Sixties home in Newcastle (Image credit: Google Street View)

The former 'A Place in the Sun' presenter has revealed his latest renovation achievements to his Newcastle home that he moved to in 2020. 

Jonnie, 49, and his wife Jessica Holmes, 40, and their three sons decided to move closer to home and bought the property, which he described as "not the prettiest of houses" in order to turn it into a family home.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.