Amy Winehouse’s beloved house in Camden, North London has been sold at auction for £1.98 million, nearly £1 million less than the original asking price. The property in Camden Square was believed to be bought by a couple in their 40s at auctioneers McHugh & Co.
The late singer died of alcohol poisoning at the property last July at the age of 27, after a long struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. Winehouse’s father said that, “we are sorry to see it go”, but was forced to reduce the asking price after an influx of fans requested to visit the property. The 3 bedroom house, complete with a large garden and soundproof music room was advertised as being a “substantial property in beautiful condition”.
Camden Square remains a shrine to the Back to Black singer, and fans still regularly visit to pay their respects, 15 months after her death. The area has long been associated with the singer, and it was widely known that she had a special relationship with this area of London.
Pete Doherty, the Libertines vocalist and guitarist, recently revealed that he and Amy Winehouse were lovers towards the end of her life, but that their relationship had ended badly.
Words by Harvey Dimond