Two story home
plans ( those 2 level home plans where the master bedroom and
other secondary bedrooms are located on the upper level ) can
be the most economical type of homes to build. Typically each
the foundation, main level, upper level and the roof are 'stacked'
(see example below). In terms of total square
feet, the 'footprint' of two story home plans are typically
smaller than a similarly sized ranch
/1 story home plans or
2 level plans with the master bedroom
Additionally, with lot sizes getting smaller and prices bouncing all over the place, two story homes can be easier to place on your lot and still give you the design features you want in your new home.
In our two story home plans, the stairway often becomes the focal point of the entry / front foyer. However, many of our designs de-emphasize the location of the stair way and we've placed it out of the front entry.
Design Basics two story floor plans start with small, efficient, and economical home designs and range up to elegant, luxurious home plans designed with all the amenities included. Here is an example of an efficiently 'stacked' two story home
While we offer several hundred two story house
plans, you will want to use our advanced plans search to refine
your selections. Clicking the link below will take you to our collection
of two story home plans. Refine the result selecting 2 level designs
and the choosing the master on the upper level option. Then narrow
your selections by choosing those search items important to you