This house in Halifax costs the same as a garage in London
A double garage in an upmarket part of London was sold today for a record-breaking Â£670,000.
The lockup is sandwiched between two large homes near the River Thames in Chelsea, south-west London.
Chris Coleman-Smith, from Savills Auctions, said: “It is like a little oasis in Chelsea. It is a fantastic spot, north of Cheyne Walk and south of the Kings Road.”
The auction house, which described the garage as being in “the best part of Chelsea”, gave it a guide price of £525,000 - two-and-a-half times the price of the average home in England and Wales.
Bidding quickly exceeded the estimate as investors battled it out to get their hands on the 332 sq/ft garage.
The new owner, a London-based phone bidder, managed to outbid a number of people with a final offer of £670,000 for the garage.
In Halifax, £650,000 - £20K less - will buy you this seven bedroomed exclusive detached house in Hipperholme, which boasts an impressive 6222 sq ft.
The garage sale is - only slightly - less staggering when you consider that the current owner has secured planning permission to convert it into a one-bedroom home.
Previously, a garage in Stoke Newington, London, sold for £309,000 against a guide price of £160,000.
For that price in Halifax, you could buy a four bedroom detached house in Shelf.
On top of the £670,000 spent on the garage, the new owner will also have to pay £23,500 in stamp duty.