A peek inside Amy Winehouse’s Camden home
Five bidders battled it out for the Camden Square property when it went under the hammer in Piccadilly a couple of years ago, eventually selling for £1.98m.
The semi-detached house where the 27-year-old musician died remained unoccupied for many months after it failed to sell at an asking price of £2.7m, but continued to draw flocks of fans paying tribute to the ‘Back to Black’ singer.
Winehouse's family decided to put the house to auction after “the estate agency route didn't work”, said property auctioneer Chris McHugh. 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 added.
The 2,500sqft (230sqm) four-storey property features three bedrooms, a large dressing room, two bathrooms and a sound-proofed music room and gym.
The auction catalogue had made no reference to the former owner of the property, whose fans turned a nearby square into a candlelit 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 23 July 2011, more than five times over the drink-drive alcohol limit, the subsequent inquest heard. The coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.