The most expensive house ever in Brighton and Hove was sold this week.

The “ultra-modern” property in Tongdean Avenue in Hove had an asking price of £3.75 million.

It boasts an indoor swimming pool, carriage driveway and a glass staircase covering three floors.

Steve Neocleous, manager at estate agent Mishon Mackay’s Hove branch, valued the property and oversaw the sale.

He said: “We are delighted to confirm that we have sold a property that was on the market for £3.75 million.”

According to data from the Land Registry, no house in the city has ever been sold at a price that high.

The Land Registry keeps a record of all residential property sales, with some exceptions including when a property is not sold for its full market value.

The most expensive registered sale in the city until now is a property on Lewes Crescent which went for £2,858,000 in 2002.

The Tongdean Avenue property sold this week was built in 2012 and went on the market in February. Contracts were exchanged with a local buyer on Monday.

There are 20 interior rooms including six bedrooms.

The plot size is a little over half an acre and the total internal floor area is 672 square metres.

Mr Neocleous said: “The sale shows there is confidence in the market. Across the board we are extremely busy and prices are rising.”

Alex Mackay, Mishon Mackay managing director, said: “The street scene of Tongdean Avenue has changed for the better, creating an eclectic mix of beautiful family homes.”

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8:38am Wed 4 Jun 14

spa301says...8:55am Wed 4 Jun 14

Fight_Backsays...De ja vu anyone ? Prices rising is not necessarily a good thing !

9:24am Wed 4 Jun 14

clubrob6says...9:42am Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozbornsays...Dear Argus,

You are claiming that the floor area of this house is 0.68 sq km. if that were true it would be the biggest bargain EVER.

0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m which to use the standard measurement guide so popular with journos is about 95 football pitches.

Yes pedantic I know but if facts like this are so wrong what else are we not to believe?

9:50am Wed 4 Jun 14

NickBrtsays...9:56am Wed 4 Jun 14

firemanstesays...10:21am Wed 4 Jun 14

NickBrtsays...11:02am Wed 4 Jun 14

Phani Tikkalasays...11:02am Wed 4 Jun 14

Motorcyclistsays...0.68 sq km = 680 sq m

11:26am Wed 4 Jun 14

thelocaldoctorsays...11:53am Wed 4 Jun 14

whatonesays...http://www.checkyour

math.com/convert/are

a/m_km.php

0.68km squared also equates to 168 acres, so the buyers have got a bargain.

Bigger on the inside than on the outside - they've bought the Tardis!

12:03pm Wed 4 Jun 14

cynic_thesays...1000m * 1000 m = 1,000,000 sq m

1km * 1km = 1 sq km

so 0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq m.

sorry, who needs to go to school more often?

12:29pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Motorcyclistsays...You need to go back to school.

12:39pm Wed 4 Jun 14

cynic_thesays...so, 1000m sq = 0.001km sq

and therefore 0.68km sq = 680,000 m sq

that would make the building 1000m wide, and 680m deep. lol

12:40pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozbornsays...I'll just sit back and wait for the apology from the clearly cerebrally under endowed Motorcyclist and thelocaldoctor. Fully appreciate that everyone occasionally makes mistakes or has typos. But to wrongly have a go at another contributor and be all smug and condescending at the same time??

Probably won't hear anything as they are going to be spending the next 10 or so years back at school wearing a dunces cap!

How embarrassing.

x

12:42pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatonesays...Even you can't get this one wrong unless you can't copy and paste URLs!

http://lmgtfy.com/?q

=how+many+square+met

res+in+a+square+km%3

F

12:52pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Motorcyclistsays...0.68 x 1000 sq m = 680 sq m

This might help you with your homework:-

http://www.wikihow.c

om/Calculate-Square-

Meters

1:16pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Bandstandersays...Before you dig that hole any deeper (though I am not sure you would get it the right size), one square km is 1000 m x 1000 m which is 1 million square metres.

1000 sq m is 1000m x 1m, which is not 1 sq km.

1:17pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozbornsays...Stop banging your head against a brick wall, take your motorcycle helmet off and take a deep breath.....

I'm speaking v..e..r..y s..l..o..w.l..y now

1 square cm = an area of 1cm x 1cm

1 sq m = an area of 1m x 1m

1 km = 1000 m

Are we agreed on that?

then....

1 sq km = an area of 1km x 1km

or to put it another way 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m

No charge for this free education.

x

1:24pm Wed 4 Jun 14

afterovidsays...1:29pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatonesays...You have just shown us how to multiply 0.68 by 1000

But how about you look again at the actual calculation!

1km squared is 1km x 1km

1km = 1000 metres

Therefore 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000

Now here comes the bit that you apparently know (how to multiply something by 0.68):

0.68 x 1,000,000 = 680,000

There, that wasn't so bad was it?

But wait for next week when we'll progress on to volume calculations - lots of fun to be had there too!

And for valuable public information reasons could you tell us where you went to/are at school please, as it seems one to avoid!

1:36pm Wed 4 Jun 14

pugwash200says...1:49pm Wed 4 Jun 14

cynic_thesays...To clarify, 0.68 km sq is about the same as 4 hove parks. a steal at just £3.75M!

2:46pm Wed 4 Jun 14

halbprosays...pha.com/input/?i=0.6

8+square+km+in+squar

e+m

Apparently it's about 1.1x the area of the Pentagon! Pretty good deal.

3:22pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Zornizasays...http://www.unit-conv

ersion.info/area.htm

l#data

If this conversion site is to be beleved the area is 680 000 sq m

:)

3:34pm Wed 4 Jun 14

gheese77says...3:36pm Wed 4 Jun 14

NickBrtsays...3:45pm Wed 4 Jun 14

gary101says...0.68 sq km = 680,000 sq km *FACT*

3:57pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...3:59pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...4:02pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...4:07pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...4:10pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...4:12pm Wed 4 Jun 14

spa301says...4:21pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatonesays...A property over £2m attracts a rate of 7%

https://www.gov.uk/s

tamp-duty-land-tax-r

ates

That equates to £262,500.00

As has been said before, 'a fool and his/her money...'

4:21pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...4:31pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...4:37pm Wed 4 Jun 14

hotspur82says...4:49pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...5:02pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatonesays..."Well that's even better than isn't it?"

No its not...

Because someone who can spend £3.75m will have probably saved more than that when the tory party lowered their tax rate from 50% to 45%

Meanwhile the majority of people can't even afford to buy a bedsit.

As I said before, maths is not a strong point on here is it!

5:11pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...5:18pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...5:24pm Wed 4 Jun 14

spa301says...5:24pm Wed 4 Jun 14

whatonesays...Yep...indeed £3.75m would

If of course house prices in general returned to a sane affordable level, but then we wouldn't be having this discussion would we!

The majority of people being able to afford a place of their own to live in...

Imagine that!

5:33pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world...

God John Lennon was a naive chap...

Anyway... Just imagine! House prices are at the level that they are because of demand - there's NOTHING you can do to stop it. It's like a run-a-way train. It is... what it is. Increasing interest rates on borrowing will just cause even more homelessness, more foreclosures.... Just look at the US... The mortgage and credit crisis was caused by the inability of a large number of home owners to pay their mortgages as their low introductory-rate mortgages reverted to regular interest rates. So what to do???? It's all about population growth, limited space to build on, limited funds to create additional infrastructure to service a growing population. But hey, just "imagine", eh? That'll do it.

5:42pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...6:00pm Wed 4 Jun 14

thelocaldoctorsays...6:10pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...8:21pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozbornsays...Local doctor: "*BOOM*" ???

Interesting to hear from you again Doc. Last time you chirped up it was to call me silly and wrong by 3 magnitudes. I assume you have spent the intervening time crippled by shame and reading up on geometry for 12 year olds?

Might I be so bold as to suggest, my dear old thing, that in future when you want to have have a chip at someone you make sure you know are right first?Super chatting with you! x

8:57pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...9:48pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Fozbornsays...I actually rather liked your comment about John Lennon. And then you have to go and be vicious. Shame.

No I'm not a maths teacher although I wouldn't be ashamed if I were one.

Bored? Nope, not that either. (I have to say that if bored is the accusation then pots, kettles and black come to mind as you seem to be spending a lot of time on here picking fights)

No I'm just a regular guy who saw an error in an article too glaring to ignore and then got slated by a couple of charmers who since have been shown the error of their ways.

10:12pm Wed 4 Jun 14

KarenTsays...When did I get "vicious"? I just think it's strange that anyone would devote so much time to clarifying the correct geometric size of a house! How many posts? More than 20??? Can't be arsed to count.

And I actually don't spend a lot of time here. Weeks go by, I get on with things, and then I pop in for a day or so. And I'm hardly 'picking fights'. Just agreeing or disagreeing with thread comments.... I think that's what's that you're supposed to do on comment threads.

I think you have to grow a thicker skin if you're going to even bother commenting on news story threads. Sometimes, not EVERYONE might agree with you, shock horror! As you've discovered yourself, particularly when it comes to clarifying the precise dimensions of a house.

11:16pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Webleysays...12:05am Thu 5 Jun 14

Motorcyclistsays...If you are not now suitably educated and embarassed, then there is no hope for you. LOL

8:34am Thu 5 Jun 14

Bandstandersays...Though I must admit you are getting close. You have managed to work up as far as 100m x 100m = 10,000 sq m. Now all you need to do is take the next step - 1000m x 1000m = 1,000,000 sq m. And as 1000m is 1 km then 1 sq km is the same as 1000m x 1000m, which is 1,000,000 sq m.

So, take it slowly, 0.68 x 1,000,000 is...

680,000 sq m!!!

You see, all you have to do is concentrate and you will get there.

11:27am Thu 5 Jun 14

Fozbornsays...As for Karen? The lady doth protest too much, methinks....

11:59am Thu 5 Jun 14

Skidrowsays...12:12pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Skidrowsays...Evening primrose might help...

1:01pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Fairfax Achessays...12:49am Sat 7 Jun 14

Ban Siestasays...11:40pm Sat 7 Jun 14

KarenTsays...Get a job or buy a lottery ticket you jealous, whinging moaners! I doubt the man (or woman) living happily in that house will worry too much about what any of you have to say.

11:19am Mon 16 Jun 14

pebblebashersays...10:52am Fri 20 Jun 14

Bluebeefsays...I square kilometre = 1000 square meters

I kilometre squared =1000*1000 meters = 1000000

the Argus article actually says that the house is 680 sq meters ( almost certainly accurate)

as it so happens this is the same as .68 square kilometres

10:55am Fri 20 Jun 14

Bluebeefsays...