A project home at Baily Green Road at the Howth Summit has some of the best views you can buy in Dublin. However, 'Arcadia', an elegantly named Victorian has seen some better days and needs a new owner with deep pockets to give the double-fronted property a thorough restoration.
The result could be a top trophy home at the top of the hill for substantially less than you'd pay buying one in walk-in order.
But do you have the energy and patience?
The big advantage here is that almost all of the original features are still here and intact, including the kitchen with its stove – rare in homes of this age. The house has four bedrooms and spans more than 2,500 sq ft – more than twice the size of the average Dublin home. The site size is large too at 0.35 of an acre. Sherry FitzGerald (01-8394022) wants €850,000.