Here’s another chance for buyers to follow the yellow brick homes

DULUX might well name a creamy paint colour Dewberry Yellow after the swathe of pastoral and buttery shades applied to the houses at Dewberry, in the Mount Oval Village development in Cork’s Rochestown.

The range of utterly butterly colours marks out the first clutch of the bigger homes in the large-scale O’Flynn Construction development, and coming up to two years in occupation the first re-sales are trickling through.

Just before Christmas, no 14 Dewberry hit the market at €560,000 with Paul Reid of Sherry Fitzgerald. Now, straight out of the traps for the start of 2004, is no 60 Dewberry, a similarly styled house with 1,940 sq ft of space and, carrying a €550,000 price guide, this time with Joey Sheahan of F&V Sheahan auctioneers.

(One of the very largest houses in the whole development, which will top 800 houses in all, sold in late 2003 with over 3,200 sq ft of space for about 825,000, so capital appreciation is already proven.)

No 14, facing on to a green area ideal for children and with a south-facing back garden, had a number of pre-Christmas viewings, but offers are only now expected to begin, according to Mr Reid.

With no 60 hot on its heels, intending buyers looking to trade up within or into the development will be pacing both houses, gardens and comparing decor and fit-out.

The owners of no 14 went for a four-bed set-up, with an extra large bedroom at the uppermost level, while No 60 has the more regular ‘Type C’ house five bedrooms.

No 14’s accommodation includes hall with maple floor, guest loo, kitchen/dining room, livingroom alongside, plus family room and formal drawing room with maple floor.

All five bedrooms have wood floors, two of the bedrooms have en suites, and there is also a main bathroom.

Said by estate agent Joey Sheahan to be in immaculate condition, the setting of no 14 is in a cul de sac, on a corner site with access to the back gardens via a choice of side gates.

The properties No 60 and 14 each have gas heating and double glazing.

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