As demand for new homes continues to grow, Ontario’s Places to Grow planning directives encourage builders and developers to meet the needs of today’s buyers who are looking for a lot of home in a smaller space.
Drawing on New Urbanism architectural themes, Mason Homes’ Courtyard Collections are designed as townhomes, semis and singles depending on the community needs, to meet these objectives.
All Courtyard Collection homes feature the garage located at the rear of the home. The separation of the garage allows spacious, open-concept interiors which maximize living space within the home and provide a private easily maintained outdoor “courtyard” at the rear. The garage is accessed via a rear laneway and conveniently linked to directly to the home via a connector housing a mud room, laundry room and powder room depending upon the plan design.
Without garages or driveways at the front of the home, streets are quieter and have an enhanced curb appeal as well as providing a pleasant environment to stroll to the parks and trails in the community. Frequently the front elevations of many designs have full width porches – the perfect spot to greet your neighbours, relax or just watch the world go by.
Courtyard Collection designs are currently available in Lakeside Village Port Hope, and Parklands in Peterborough.
A blend of architectural styles makes a neighbourhood more vibrant and interesting. In addition to Mason Homes signature offering of three distinctive architectural styles in elevations reflective of Ontario’s history — Arts & Crafts, Victorian, and Colonial — the Classic Collection offers a portfolio of designs that perfectly complements the Courtyard Collection.
Recessed front garages do not impose on the streetscape but are integrated in the design of the home. Wider lots allow for welcoming porches and an abundance of windows at front and rear. Growing families will appreciate the spacious back yards and families of all sizes will love the generous use of space within.
An exception range of two-storey, bungalows and bungalow-loft designs are available at Lakeside Village, Port Hope; Parklands in Peterborough and soon to be unveiled at Cloverlea in Lindsay.