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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This Cape Cod style  house plan is a b...

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. Only a portion of the home includes a second story living area, which saves on construction costs. These designs combine extra living space with classic roofing and timeless design to create a quality home that doesn’t break the bank.

The extra half story is oftentimes used for additional bedrooms or is built as loft space. Typically these floor plan layouts include a main floor master suite and a living area on the...
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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. Only a portion of the home includes a second story living area, which saves on construction costs. These designs combine extra living space with classic roofing and timeless design to create a quality home that doesn’t break the bank.

The extra half story is oftentimes used for additional bedrooms or is built as loft space. Typically these floor plan layouts include a main floor master suite and a living area on the ground floor. This maximizes the square footage of the home.

 

Benefits of 1.5 Story Homes

The real beauty of a 1.5 story house plan is that the unique construction allows the master suite and living room to have high ceilings, making for an airy and open feel. In some cases, these rooms can achieve upwards of 10- to 12-foot ceilings or more, with some containing vaulted designs for an even more spacious and stylish look.

The main level often 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 two-story house from the front.

The upper floor space can be used for bedrooms, half baths, a playroom, or an office space. This area can also be perfect for children or guests. 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 for a budget-conscious builder.

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

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One and a Half Story House Plans

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. Only a portion of the home includes a second story living area, which saves on construction costs. These designs combine extra living space with classic roofing and timeless design to create a quality home that doesn’t break the bank.<... Read More

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. Only a portion of the home includes a second story living area, which saves on construction costs. These designs combine extra living space with classic roofing and timeless design to create a quality home that doesn’t break the bank.

The extra half story is oftentimes used for additional bedrooms or is built as loft space. Typically these floor plan layouts include a main floor master suite and a living area on the ground floor. This maximizes the square footage of the home.

 

Benefits of 1.5 Story Homes

The real beauty of a 1.5 story house plan is that the unique construction allows the master suite and living room to have high ceilings, making for an airy and open feel. In some cases, these rooms can achieve upwards of 10- to 12-foot ceilings or more, with some containing vaulted designs for an even more spacious and stylish look.

The main level often 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 two-story house from the front.

The upper floor space can be used for bedrooms, half baths, a playroom, or an office space. This area can also be perfect for children or guests. 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 for a budget-conscious builder.

We carry a large selection of these homes 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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