The London home where British singer Amy Winehouse died has
sold for £1.98 million at auction, after it failed to attract
serious buyers on the real estate market.
The semi-detached Camden Square house where the musician died
last year at age 27 had remained empty since it was put up
for sale in May for £2.7 million pounds, but continued to
draw flocks of fans paying tribute to the "Back to Black"
Winehouse's family decided early in November to put the house
to auction after "the estate agency route didn't work",
property auctioneer Chris McHugh told Reuters on Tuesday.
Media reports suggested the family had been overwhelmed with
viewing requests from fans, but not real prospective buyers.
"We had probably 50 to 100 viewings and we showed people
around at all times of the day and night," McHugh said.
The 230-square-metre four-storey property features three
bedrooms, a large dressing room, two bathrooms and a
sound-proofed music room and gym.
McHugh said a middle-aged couple had secured the house at a
price he believed was "about right" given property values in
the area and the fact there were only five serious bidders
The auction catalogue had made no reference to the former
owner of the property, whose fans turned a nearby square into
a candle-lit shrine in the days following Winehouse's death.
Winehouse, famous for her distinctive voice, beehive
hairstyle and long battle with addiction to drink and drugs,
was found dead in the house on July 23, 2011.
An inquest into her death found she had more than five times
the legal driving limit of alcohol in her blood when she