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.”