The 1920 stone farmhouse offers plenty of character with many Federation style embellishments. The central hallway, high ceilings, ornate timbers, feature arch, leadlight in the front door and side panels, together with part return verandah, all add to its inherent charm.
There are four bedrooms of which three are double size bedrooms. The formal dining links to a light and bright family/formal lounge area (this room was built with complementary building stone, by the previous owner, historian, John Young).
Further extensions at the rear under the skillion roof, embrace the light and bright kitchen and family area, plus the recently renovated bathroom and laundry. The instantaneous gas hot water service is virtually brand new. The nearby garage also offers home workshop facilities and a spacious wine cellar.
The land is planted with now mature 3000 Pinot Noir vines (3 acres) 1998 and 450 Chardonnay (1/2 acre) in 2016. Pinot Noir clones include MV6,114/115, D5, V12, 777, Martini, these all collectively provide varietal character. Chardonnay, French clones of Entav 548 and Bernard 76, also offer high wine making varietal characters.
The vines are fed from a very reliable spring fed dam. Water is pumped up to a 50,000-litre concrete header tank via single phase Grundfos Pump (together with a Southern X Diesel pump backup). This also waters the mature garden and grounds around the home.
Three phase power is connected to the property and the German made Solar Panel System provides 4KW together with a transferrable feed in tariff of 58cents per KW. There is a “J” tariff heat bank in the hallway and “J” tariff under floor heating in the bathroom.
The exciting addition to this property is the relatively newly built studio complex, elevated high up on the land with fabulous views down the valley. The studio provides a split reverse cycle system, workroom and ample storage. In addition, there is ample wine barrel storage for the boutique home winemaker.
Rainwater storage to the home and studio is plentiful, there are three PVC tanks up on the hill offering 40,000 litres collectively, for gravity fed pressure to the home. A pressure pump has been installed at the studio.
The verdant garden and grounds offer extensive stone walling, garden beds and an established vegetable garden. For the tree lovers there are majestic mature trees comprising Oak, 100 year old Pear trees, Apple, Walnut, Mulberry, Silver Birch, Poplar, Golden Elm, Liquid Amber, Evergreen Alders, Bay, Ash, Japanese Maple, Prunus and a Wisteria clad garden arch, “looking down” onto the pond, all providing a wonderful ambience and a haven for the abundant bird life.
Just 3 minutes from Norton Summit Primary School, 10 minutes to the acclaimed Norwood Morialta High School and just 20 minutes to the CBD. The historic Norton Summit Scenic Hotel is quite a special neighbourhood meeting place as well.
Compelling, diverse and all-embracing this property will enhance your sense of belonging to a lifestyle that is the envy of many.