Details: 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Living, 1 study nook
Friends warned Marshall and Polly that
building a home would be stressful, but their experience with PBH was exactly
the opposite. In fact, they enjoyed it so much they’d leap in and do it all
over again - if they weren’t so in love with their new home.
After renting tiny
apartments in the UK and enduring lockdowns in Melbourne, Marshall and Polly
were eager to return to Albury and build a home of their own. Choosing PBH was
“a no brainer” according to Polly, who was sold the moment she walked through
their display homes.
“They were well finished, high quality,
beautiful homes for a really affordable price.”
Marshall’s sister was midway through building
with PBH at the time and her glowing reviews gave the couple full confidence in
Marshall and Polly
loved the Oaklands floor plan - but it didn’t have everything they wanted in their new home. In fact they’d fallen in
love with the ensuite from the Jamieson design, and were keen to include a
larger, luxurious walk in robe.
PBH came up with
the perfect solution and built them a home that combined all three.
“They genuinely wanted us to have a house we
loved and were super excited about,” Polly says. “It’s really rare that a
salesperson makes you feel like your needs come first.”
While Marshall and
Polly were first home builders, they weren’t looking for an entry-level
property simply to get into the market. They were in their thirties and ready
to invest in a home that could accommodate a future family.
“We wanted to make sure not only that we had
the space and size, but it was a really functional home that could grow with
us,” Polly says.
With the guidance
and support of the PBH team, they set about turning all the home ideas from
their Pinterest board into reality.
eye-catching brushed gold tapware in the kitchen and bathroom, to the luxe
ensuite with its dramatic 600 x 1200mm floor-to-ceiling tiles and huge bath,
this is a home that proves you can bring a uniquely personal touch to a
A cosy feature
fireplace is a magnet in the cooler months, and a custom corner window lends an
elevated, architectural feel to the living space. Marshall says it’s the
perfect place to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the garden views.
“Our home is
beautiful and functional, which is a fine balancing act,” he adds. “And Peter
Bowen Homes nailed it.”
By taking an existing plan and customising it
to include wish-list items like their dream master suite, the couple enjoyed a
stress-free experience without having to compromise.
“Whenever we wanted to make a change, like
increasing the size of the garage, the response was always ‘no worries’, it was
never an effort,” says Marshall.
“The PBH team as a whole, and everyone we
dealt with, made the process enjoyable and fun. We went into it thinking it
would be stressful, but we’ve sailed through and really enjoyed the whole
process. I don’t want to move house but I almost want to do it again,” laughs