Also known as duplexes, triplexes, or multi-plexes, multi-unit house plans include several separate and distinct living spaces within a single building. The actual appearance and design of these buildings can vary significantly, adopting a wide range of architectural styles and internal floor plan configurations.
The main distinguishing feature of multi-unit homes is that each building contains stand-alone living spaces separated by walls or floors. Some of these plans carry the appearance of multiple separate facades placed side-by-side, giving the impression that the building is actually several units extending in a row, when it’s in fact, just one continuous building. Another configuration common among these homes is they have the outward appearance of one single, large home, which actually extends back into the lot to accommodate each unit. This kind of multi-family floor plan is frequently seen on narrow lots or in areas with limited space.
Inside a Multi-Unit Plan
The interior floor plan of multi-unit homes contains contiguous divisions between each unit, which offers residents complete privacy and security. Some units may include a single shared entryway that leads to separate doors for each unit, such as with an apartment complex, while others may place all doors on the exterior of the home for a greater degree of separation.
The individual units can also vary in size significantly, ranging from economic studios to expansive spaces with upwards of three bedrooms. While it is common for multi-family floor plans to keep each unit to a single floor, some may spread one or more units across each floor. These buildings typically also do not feature garages or patios, though some may include a front porch or shared backyard.
If a multi-family building plan is something you’re interested in, we offer many options. Whether you’re building townhomes or an apartment – or you just want more space for family members and friends – look through our home designs and reach out with any questions you may have before purchasing!