Australia-based Life Spaces Group has an unusual MO: First off, they call themselves "boutique developers." Second, they commission leading architects to "design a signature series of limited edition, ready-to-build homes." There's an exclusive angle at work, too: Only 10 of each model will ever be built, and each home is incredibly exacting when it comes to vision and design.
The Courtyard House was the first build in its series, and ended up being a study between the balance of light and dark, inside and outside. And of course, the building takes its name from the fact that it was built around a central courtyard, which acts an outdoor room, giving owners the option of entertaining outside or experiencing a day-to-day relationship with the natural world.