Metic­u­lously main­tained

One-owner St. Nor­bert home of­fers great lo­ca­tion and value

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - By Todd Lewys

THINK of Turn­bull Drive, and a pic­ture im­me­di­ately forms in your mind — grand homes sit­u­ated on ex­pan­sive lots. While the neigh­bour­hood is largely dom­i­nated by large, lux­u­ri­ous homes, there’s also the oc­ca­sional “smaller” home that stands in the midst of a ma­ture, su­per­sized lot. Ac­cord­ing to Cole Caste­lane of Cen­tury 21 Bach­man & As­so­ciates, 361 Turn­bull Dr. is one of those homes. “It was cus­tom-built in 1993 for an en­gi­neer who works for PCL Con­struc­tion Win­nipeg,” he said. “It’s a solid, beau­ti­fully-built home that of­fers you pri­vacy plus on a gor­geous, two-acre lot in a ma­ture, nat­u­ral set­ting. You feel like you’re in the coun­try, but you’re only min­utes from all kinds of ameni­ties on Pem­bina High­way.” Right from the start, the raised bun­ga­low — which mea­sures in at 1,578 square feet — ex­udes qual­ity. The front of the home is fin­ished in low-main­te­nance Tyn­dall stone, a look that blends in well with the coun­tri­fied sur­round­ings. A wide set of stairs takes you seven steps up into the home, where a wide, tiled foyer spreads out to usher you in­side in spa­cious, un­fet­tered style. While the home is 22 years old, it feels like a con­tem­po­rary de­sign thanks to two for­ward-think­ing de­sign fea­tures, said Caste­lane. “First of all, the liv­ing room and din­ing room is an open­con­cept de­sign,” he said. “That de­sign is made even bet­ter by the fact that there’s a soaring, vaulted ceil­ing over­head.” The ceil­ing — along with plenty of glass at both ends of the huge space — makes for an ex­cep­tional in­te­rior am­bi­ence. “The pic­ture win­dow in the liv­ing room and (sliding) pa­tio doors in the din­ing room let in all kinds of light, which just fills the area,” said Caste­lane. “The high ceil­ings make an al­ready gen­er­ous space feel that much big­ger, while fea­tures such as the Tyn­dall stone fire­place in the liv­ing room warm it up nicely. And the pa­tio doors lead out back to a deck that over­looks the mas­sive back yard. It’s an area per­fect for en­ter­tain­ing.” Mean­while, a door off the din­ing room pro­vides seam­less ac­cess to an eat-in kitchen. “It’s a huge, well-ap­pointed space,” he said. “There’s tons of cab­i­net and counter space, and the fin­ishes are beau­ti­ful — (taupe/brown) gran­ite coun­ter­tops, light taupe dura ce­ramic tile floor­ing, and solid, pris­tine oak cab­i­nets. There’s a built-in com­puter desk, and the ap­pli­ances (flat top stove, fridge with bot­tom freezer, dish­washer) are newer.” A door at the rear of the kitchen takes you to the bed­room wing, which is po­si­tioned pri­vately be­tween the kitchen and foyer. Turns out, it of­fers not three but four bed­rooms. “The fourth bed­room is ac­tu­ally the re­sult of an ad­di­tion, and is a good size. The other three bed­rooms are larger than nor­mal, and If you have a large fam­ily, you can have three kids with you on the same floor,” said Caste­lane. “It’s a per­fect set-up for a big fam­ily. The kids can use the main bath, while par­ents can use the three-piece en­suite in the mas­ter suite, which is a big, bright space.” More fam­ily-friendly util­ity awaits down­stairs, where an­other 700 sq. ft. or so of liv­able space takes the home’s to­tal square footage to just un­der 2,300. It’s also no or­di­nary lower level thanks to the home’s raised de­sign. “Be­cause this is a raised bun­ga­low, the base­ment win­dows are ab­so­lutely huge,” he said. “As a re­sult, the rec room is very bright.”

Space, light and tons of cab­i­net and counter space make the kitchen ex­cep­tion­ally user-friendly.

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