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