A home built in the Courtyard Collection style has several advantages over a home built on a similar sized lot with the typical garage and driveway located at the front of the house. One advantage is that the garage can be either a single or double car garage. Another advantage is that the house will be more attractive since the front elevation is not dominated by the garage door. With the garage located at the rear of the lot, a private courtyard that’s perfect for entertaining or just relaxing is created between the house and garage. Optional mud room connectors allow for a main floor laundry and direct garage access to the home. The Courtyard Collection also makes the neighbourhood safer for children, seniors and pedestrians as the rear laneway reduces automobile traffic on the street and eliminates the dangers of cars backing out of driveways across the sidewalk.