LONDON: A house printer in London’s affluent West End sold for £8.5 million (AU$11.7 million) on Monday.
The property is on the outskirts of Westminster, which is home to the Houses of Parliament.
The house, which was built in 2012, has been the subject of a number of renovation projects.
In 2013, the property sold for $7.5million.
The owner, a woman named Lucy, is currently on trial at the Metropolitan Police over a property fraud conviction, but the judge told her to pay back the money to the taxpayer.
“The house has been sold to a man named Mr Farr,” said Judge Paul Williams, presiding over the court in Westminster.
“The man is a man known to the court and he’s been known to be a burglar.”
The house was bought by Mr Farra, who is married to Lucy’s daughter, on 1 January 2018, according to the Daily Mail.
The sale was reported in January 2019.
The property was worth £3.2million when the buyer bought it.
Lucy told the Daily Telegraph she and her family had been living in the house for five years.
“It was quite a luxurious place,” she said.
“When we bought it, it was quite expensive.
We thought it would be a great place to live.
But when we got the offer from the buyer, I thought, ‘This is not for me’.”
Lucy is now due to face trial for tax fraud in February 2019.