One of Britain's smallest flats sells for whopping £325,000 – despite being the size of a garden SHED

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 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.

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.

What size do homes have to be?

There rules in place to stop overcrowding in small houses.

To find out if your house is overcrowded, count the number of people living there (a child aged 10 or over counts as a person), and count the number of bedrooms and living rooms.

A maximum of two people to one room is allowed, as well as a maximum of three people to two rooms, and three people to five rooms.

You can check to see whether your home is overcrowded using Shelter's guidebook on it's website.

“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.

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