ONE of Britain’s smallest flats has been sold for a huge £325,000 – despite being the size of a garden SHED.
The poky 128 sq ft London apartment’s hefty price tag is due to it being just a stone’s throw from posh Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
The ‘micro-penthouse’ was on the market for a whopping £325,000Credit: Allsop
A kitchenette complete with an oven, hob and sink built into a room dividerCredit: Allsop
The tiny flat would be ‘ideal for a staff member who needs to be on call’ says an agentCredit: Allsop
But there are incredible views of London from the propertyCredit: Allsop
The incredible £325,000 price makes it one of the priciest ever sold in London at a staggering £2,539 per sq ft – especially as it’s about the size of a garden shed.
The ‘micro-penthouse’ is so small that an Portuguese firm of space-saving architects was brought in by its last owner to maximise the amount of liveable floor area.
To help cope with the squishy 16ft by 8ft dimensions a sofa bed is used for practicality, and the shelves have an integrated TV.
When it comes to cooking, a kitchenette is complete with an oven, hob and sink built into a room divider.
Smart storage sees cupboards placed along the walkway to the toilet, which has a shower overhead.
And a clever wooden divide can be pulled shut to hide the loo from the main living space.
The flat, on the ninth floor, also benefits from a 24-hour porter.
It’s ideal for a staff member who needs to be on call.
Nina Harrison, Haringtons
But it is subject to a short lease, with 120 years from 1977 – meaning it could be pricey to renew as just 76 years remain.
However its ground rent is just £225 a year – a snip for snobby Knightsbridge.
The flat in Princes Court on the Brompton Road was designed by specialist space-saving Portuguese architects, Caiano Morgado.
It was put up for auction in December 2019 by auctioneers Allsop, but the sale officially went through in December 2020 for £325,000.
The bijoux property had previously been listed for sale in January 2018 for £400,000.
Nina Harrison, London specialist at property advisers Haringtons, said the flat was one of the priciest she had seen per sq ft.
She added: “Tiny flats are few and far between in prime central London, so there is often a premium.
“A tiny flat would be ideal for a staff member who needs to be on call all the time for families that have a large apartment in the same building.
“It would also be a very convenient place to store luggage and shopping while on a flying visit to Harrods or London Fashion Week.”
Amazingly there are smaller flats in the same building.
One basically sounds like a large cupboard at 89sq ft – on offer at £150,000 earlier this year.
The property is as small as a garden shedCredit: gardensite.co.uk
The flat is one of the priciest per sq ftCredit: Allsop
A sofa bed has also been squeezed into the tiny flatCredit: Allsop
It would also be a ‘very convenient place to store luggage and shopping’ an agent addsCredit: Allsop