One and a Half Story House Plans

A well-designed 1.5-story house plan providing maximum living space within a building budget.

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1.5 story home plans (1 ½ story) are the middle ground between single-story and two-story houses, meaning that they provide the best of both worlds for homeowners. Only a portion of the home includes a second floor living area, and the rest remains one-story. This home design maximizes the square footage while saving on construction costs. The plans in this collection combine extra living space with classic roofing and timeless design to create a quality house that doesn’t break the bank.

The extra half story is often used for additional bedrooms or is built as loft...
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1.5 story home plans (1 ½ story) are the middle ground between single-story and two-story houses, meaning that they provide the best of both worlds for homeowners. Only a portion of the home includes a second floor living area, and the rest remains one-story. This home design maximizes the square footage while saving on construction costs. The plans in this collection combine extra living space with classic roofing and timeless design to create a quality house that doesn’t break the bank.

The extra half story is often used for additional bedrooms or is built as loft space. Typically these layouts include a main floor master suite, a living area on the ground floor, and an open floor plan layout on the main level.

 

Benefits of 1.5 Story Homes

A 1.5 story house plan's real beauty is that, thanks to the unique construction, the master bedroom and living room often have high ceilings; this makes for an airy and open feel. These rooms can achieve upwards of 10- to 12-foot ceilings or more, with some including vaulted designs for an even more spacious and stylish look.

The main level usually features full or partial bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room, and sometimes even gaming or utility rooms. The high ceilings typically sit at the rear of the home, sometimes sloping inward toward the center of the house, which gives the appearance of a 2-story home from the front.

The upper floor space can be used for bedrooms, half baths, a playroom, or an office space. This area also works great for children or as a guest room. Because the second level has less square footage than the first floor, the overall story-and-a-half home plan is an affordable option for a family home or a budget-conscious builder.

We carry a large selection of these houses in many different styles, including Craftsman, country, transitional, and more. Browse here!

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1 1/2 Story House Plans Give You Flexibility to Add On in Future


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We often hear customers ask, what are the advantages of a 1 1/2 story house plan? For some homeowners, this house design is visually appealing and works well in their neighborhood. For others, the one-and-a-half story house plan offers future expansion at a relatively lower cost.   1 1/2 Story Helps with Budget Considerations. A homeowner may pursue this because the current budget does not allow for building the extra space now by focusing the budget expenditures on what is most valuable today - rather than the ex


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