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.
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.