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Eco-Friendly and Flexible Living: 2 Story Home Plans

May 14, 2016

The popularity of 2 story home planscontinues to rise. Especially for younger families, traditional 2 story home plans are ideal for separating entertaining areas downstairs from the quiet and privacy of the bedrooms upstairs. Also featured in many 2 story designs is the master bedroom on the main floor, making the upper floor the children's domain.

And did you know that 2 story home plansare more economical and eco-friendly per square foot than one-story homes? The flexibility and cost effectiveness of these floor plans make these house plans well suited to many homeowners.

Choosing a 2 Story Home Plan

So now you’ve decided on a multi-story house, but which style is best? Almost any style can be built as a 2 story residence, and there are many from which to choose. To help you narrow it down, a popular choice is one most closely associated with informal living, which is the country-style home plan.

Country home plans feature traditional architectural details on the exterior of the home, such as porches, shutters, and dormer windows. Inside, the options for the first floor include formal living and dining areas - or a more casual great room with eat-in kitchen or breakfast nook, depending on your family’s needs. Integrating the inside with the out, these homes often feature French doors that allow abundant light to fill the room and also open to expansive porches and patios.

The Sater Design Collection features 2 story country home plans that reflect our trademark of 'casual elegance'. One of our popular country charmers is the family-friendly “Bakersfield” home plan with 2164 square feet.

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Most notable of this open floor plan is the great room with coffered ceilings, cozy fireplace and built-in shelves. The upstairs features a loft, ideal for a playroom or workspace.

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Equally as charming but with more living space is the “Alden Pines” home plan.

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With 2923 square feet, this home plan includes a bonus space over the garage as well as a large deck off the second bedroom upstairs.


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The Sater Design Collection of luxury home plans can be found online or in our library of full-color publications, including our Country Estates home plan book with 87 timeless designs. And be sure to follow our Pinterest boards for more home design ideas and inspiration!

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