A former tool shed built to fill a gap in the middle of a row of Victorian houses in what was once Dublinís poorest district has found a buyer at a startling price of $269,100 (220,000 euros). At 10 feet wide and with a floor space of 280 square feet the building was last sold for 500 Irish pounds ($777) in the 1970s.

The realtor selling the property said on Monday a sale had been agreed but declined to comment further.

The price tag raised eyebrows even in Ireland where the cost of homes has tripled between 1997 and 2004.