Ah, the classic 1 1/2 story home - where there is so much more than meets the eye. With the spread out, open feel of a ranch, with the extra space afforded a 2 story, a 1 1/2 story plan offers the best of both worlds.
Across the country, there is debate about the definition of a 1 1/2 story home. Advanced House Plans 1.5 story home designs are plans with a master suite on the main floor with additional bedrooms on a second level that is partially "tucked-under" the roof. Loft spaces are common as well as two-story great rooms. These homes often have unique roof lines and creative facades.
1 1/2 story homes are excellent choices for couples considering their retirement years. With the master bedroom and primary living spaces on the ground floor, there is no need to worry about getting up and down stairs. With additional bedrooms upstairs, these houses are great for guests.