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A two-story floor plans offers living space on stories above ground level. They are ideal for separating the day-to-day living space on the first floor from the bedrooms on the second floor. Modern house plans are now including a first floor master suite in many two story home designs. These plans are designed with flexible options for both entertainment and privacy.

There are many architectural styles that use two-story floor plans: Georgian, Federal, American Foursquare, Farmhouse, and Victorian. These styles provide a wide range of visual appeal and also offer unique standards for interior floor plan layout. A common theme to most multi-story homes is a dramatic staircase to enhance the feel of the home.

Another option available, which is not commonly found in other floor plan types, is large and dramatic ceilings. Many homes offer open areas that soar two stories and, in some cases, rise all the way to the roof line above. Typical rooms found on the first floor include formal dining rooms, formal living rooms, family rooms, and even casual great rooms which combine living-dining-family room areas into one large space.

Many people view homes with two-story floor plans more elegant than a one-floor home. With tall ceilings, two story porches featuring towering columns and the option for large windows, this home style offers a lot to potential home buyers. By stacking the living space, it means that the two story home story can offer more value by reducing foundation and roof costs.

This home style is a great option for growing families, those that entertain frequently, or for those that just want lots of space at a great value.

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Spicer
2 2 1375 sqft
The Spicer is a 2 bed, lake style home with spacious living area that is perfect for viewing the views....
Glenwood
2 2 1504 sqft
The origami vault is the true star of the Glenwood. It adds so much light to the living room, perfect...
Dawson
3 2 1624 sqft
The Dawson is a classic ranch home featuring 3 bedrooms with a private master suite and a large, airy kitchen.
Roscoe
3 2 1652 sqft
This classic ranch is a perfect layout with a large, open plan living area as well as a quaint front...
Kensington
3 2.5 1932 sqft
The Kensington is a beautiful, three piece ranch style home with a picturesque elevation. The large pantry and spacious living...
Baxter
1 1 735 sqft
This contemporary single-piece home is perfect for those who are looking for a smaller way of living. Everything about this...
Avon
2 1.5 1036 sqft
This unique, shotgun style home offers large design in a small footprint. With space-saving design crammed everywhere, this home feels...
Jefferson
3 2 1864 sqft
Jackson
3 2 1624 sqft
Halifax
1 1 660 sqft
Gunnison
3 2 1856 sqft
Gallatin
2 1.5 1035 sqft
Eldorado
3 2.5 2795 sqft
Blue River
3 3 2912 sqft
Robin
3 2 2312 sqft