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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.

Browse Popular Two Story Home Plans

Albany II
3 2.5 1658 sqft
The Albany offers a den to the classic three bedroom, two bath ranch. Lots of kitchen storage with the pantry...
Bayshore II
3 2.5 1495 sqft
Addison II
3 2.0 1271 sqft
Gordon
3 2.0 1256 sqft
With classic architectural detailing and ample living space, the Gordon home combines modern efficiency with timeless style. The inviting foyer...
Allister
3 2.0 1771 sqft
At 32 feet wide, the large rooms in the Allister make this floor plan ideal for families. Plenty of room...
Kea
3 2.5 2123 sqft
Bellmeade
4 3.5 2420 sqft
Maximize your living space, your views and your options with the uncompromising design of the Bellmeade. You’ll appreciate coming home...
Oak Ridge
2 2.0 1105 sqft
Canyon View
3 3.0 1699 sqft
Hayward
3 2.0 1651 sqft
For entertaining or just relaxing, the Hayward has the layout you’ve been looking for. Host dinner guests in the dining...
Carlisle II
4 2.5 2736 sqft
Barclay
1 1.5 1315 sqft
Two words capture the Barclay design: just right. Its 3 bedrooms and 3 baths are situated for maximum convenience and...
Canyon View
2 2.5 1512 sqft
Garrison
4 2.5 2168 sqft
Sullivan
3 2.0 1719 sqft
In the spacious Sullivan home, you’ll find room for everything – most importantly, your imagination. The four bedrooms (three downstairs,...