Tiny Chelsea pad goes for £100k over the asking price

Bidding war pushes 290 square foot detached house to £2,500 per square foot

That minute “Chelsea gem” that came up for sale last month in SW3 has sold for more than £100,000 over its £600,000 asking price.

Billed as “one of central London’s smallest detached homes” and – stretching it a bit more – as a “mini mansion”, we hear that the Britten Street property was subjected to a last-minute bidding war, resulting in the tiny house changing hands for £713,823 (c.£2,500 per square foot) via Douglas & Gordon.

After significant media interest, D&G conducted over 100 viewings of the 290 square foot one-bed – which needs total renovation – and lined up 19 potential buyers. Investor Robin Swailes eventually walked away with the deal; apparently he’s said that he won’t be adding a basement (despite some sources claiming that the property was originally built as a home for grave diggers).