We are building the Marriott 47 by Porter Davis in Queensland. Porter Davis recently expanded their operations from Victoria to Queensland just over 12 months ago. They offer some of the same designs available in Victoria, but have changed the name. The Marriott is the QLD equivalent of the Waldorf in VIC.
When Porter Davis first launched, they only had the Marriott Grange and the Oxford from the prestige range. As soon as we stepped inside the Marriott Grange display, we knew that day Porter Davis would be building our dream home.
Originally we signed a quote with Porter Davis for the Marriott Grange, though we weren't ready to move on to the new home proposal stage as our land wasn't due to register for nearly 12 months, and PD will only secure a base home price for 6 months.
Fast forward 3 months and PD started to release more designs, one of them being the Marriott 47. We started to compare the two designs and decided the Marriott 47 would suit us better. It was a very hard decision, as we loved the void at the rear of the house that the Grange offered, however there were a few other reasons that made the Marriott 47 a better choice for us.
The main reasons were:
1. We preferred that the Marriott 47 had the master bedroom at the rear of the house, and that the terrace was isolated for the master bedroom only. We are building on a corner block and the Grange would have meant that the Master bedroom was at the front of the block right off the corner of the street.
2. Our block of land is only 32m deep and the Marriott 47 is nearly a meter shorter in length, giving us an extra meter of backyard. We plan to put a pool in, so that extra meter would be handy to have.
3. We preferred the facade of the Marriott 47 over the Grange. Porter Davis changed the facade of Marriott Grange in QLD, so it actually differs from Victoria's Waldorf Grange, see images below. We liked how the 47 had the nice big window upstairs, the smaller centered balcony, and we liked that the balcony door was visible from the front of the house, rather than tucked around to the side on the grange.