Belvedere House is known for its views of St Peter Port and the Little Russel
Guernsey's States has raised £5m by selling one of its landmark properties.
Belvedere House in Fort George was sold at a public auction. At least 100 people turned out to see the auction open with a starting price of £4m.
The reserve price of £5m was only just met as the building was sold to a representative of a local surveyors' company on behalf of a mystery client.
Money generated from the sale will be reinvested in essential buildings, such as hospitals or schools.
The building is known for its views of St Peter Port and the Little Russel waterway between Guernsey and Herm.
The decision to sell the property was made last year as the States felt it no longer had a use for the building.