Vine­yard views for all sea­sons

The grape-heavy out­look is only part of the ap­peal, writes Ka­t­rina Stokes.

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THE chang­ing shades, shapes and sea­sons of nearby Pen­folds vine­yard has pro­vided the own­ers of a Ross­lyn Park home with more than 25 years of mem­o­ries. ‘‘It’s like be­ing near the sea. The view is al­ways chang­ing,’’ one of the ven­dors says. ‘‘We just had the grape pick­ers in.’’

Built in 1985 by Alan Shep­ard Homes, the three-bed­room prop­erty was de­signed in con­junc­tion with the present own­ers.

‘‘I couldn’t live with­out north­ern win­dows and pri­vacy was a big fac­tor, too,’’ the ven­dor says.

Set on 586sq m, the home has views from nearly ev­ery room.

It also has two sep­a­rate liv­ing spaces: a for­mal lounge as well as a fam­ily and din­ing area.

The kitchen, which is set in the hub of the home, fea­tures black­wood cab­i­nets and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances.

The ven­dors say they spend much of their time sitting un­der the large, undercover ve­randa, which is at the rear of the home, and of­fers views of the vine­yards and sur­round­ing land­scaped gar­dens.

‘‘I have spent hours of my time on the back of the ve­randa,’’ the ven­dor says.

‘‘We get a lot of birds here, from par­rots to cock­a­toos and have also seen foxes and a koala or two.’’

The low-main­te­nance house is lo­cated in a quiet, coun­try-like en­vi­ron­ment but lies just min­utes’ drive from Nor­wood Pa­rade and Mag­ill Rd.

‘‘We will def­i­nitely miss the open­ness, pri­vacy and the vine­yards,’’ the ven­dor says.

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