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November 16, 2021
2 Story House Plans

By Gabby Torrenti

This collection of 2 story house plans includes homes with features like space-saving floor plans, island kitchens, and lots of room spread across two levels. These luxurious plans also feature smart details like elevators for simple second-floor access and bonus spaces that create even more versatile living space. Even if you’re building on a narrow lot, these plans are ideal because when building upwards, the sky is literally the limit!

Browse some of our favorite 2 story house plans below and view the full collection here.

Contemporary House Plan with Photos Dream House Plan - Contemporary Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #20-2205 Contemporary House Plan with Photos 20-2205 - Front Exterior Dream House Plan - 2 Story House Plans Contemporary House Plan with Photos 20-2205 - Main Floor Plan Dream House Plan - 2 Story House Plans Contemporary House Plan with Photos 20-2205 - Upper Floor Plan

With a balcony in front, this two-story modern house plan features four bedrooms and over 2,500 square feet of living space. Beyond the front porch, the home greets you with open living space. A two-story ceiling in the living room draws the eye upward, making your space feel grand. To the home’s right side, a kitchen with an island and convenient pantry makes preparing meals a breeze. The rear of the home consists of an office space that’s perfect for people working from home, a private powder room, and a garage with space for three vehicles.

Upstairs, the primary suite sits to the right of the staircase and includes its own bathroom with double sinks, ample closet space for two, and a combined washer and dryer just a step away. Best of all, you get your own private deck! The opposite side of this level comprises three more guest bedrooms with a shared full bathroom. The second level is made complete with an overlook to the main level that allows the home to flow from top to bottom.

Modern Country Farmhouse Dream House Plan - Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #17-2148 Modern Country Farmhouse 17-2148 - Front Exterior Dream House Plan - 2 Story House Plans Modern Country Farmhouse 17-2148 - Main Floor Plan Dream House Plan - 2 Story House Plans Modern Country Farmhouse 17-2148 - Upper Floor Plan

Beyond the classic country-style front porch, this 2,445-square-foot home opens with a short foyer that is flanked by the formal dining room on the left. On the home’s right side, two bedrooms with a shared bathroom make the perfect first-floor living spaces for children or guests but are also ideal spaces for older relatives to enjoy without having to navigate stairs to the second level. Back towards the center of the main level, the great room, kitchen, and breakfast nook flow seamlessly together, separated only by a breakfast bar that provides a relaxed space to entertain or enjoy a quick snack. Beyond the great room, a grilling porch creates the ideal area for alfresco dining. Back inside, the primary suite occupies the left side of the first floor, including a bathroom with double sinks and a whirlpool tub, as well as a large walk-in closet and laundry room close by.

On the second level, a fourth bedroom sits to the left of the staircase with its own closet and full bathroom just steps away. This room is perfect for guests or older children as it’s the most private bedroom the home has to offer. The second floor also offers a TV/media room and an additional bonus space that can become a home theater. Two storage closets and attic storage help keep the second floor tidy.

Two-Story Mediterranean Mansion Dream House Plan - Contemporary Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #930-475 Two-Story Mediterranean Mansion 930-475 - Front Exterior Dream House Plan - 2 Story House Plans Two-Story Mediterranean Mansion 930-475 - Main Floor Plan Dream House Plan - 2 Story House Plans Two-Story Mediterranean Mansion 930-475 - Upper Floor Plan

With a covered portico and grand foyer that welcome you inside, this stunning 6,136-square-foot home defines modern luxury. Beyond the luxe entryway, the main level opens to the home’s great room, which is made complete by a full wall of sliding glass doors that lets the great room flow onto the solana for effortless indoor/outdoor living. To the right of the great room, any chef would enjoy preparing a meal in the spacious kitchen that features a center island, breakfast nook, and walk-in pantry close by. The kitchen space doesn’t stop here, though, as a second outdoor kitchen creates the perfect space to host a chic barbecue.

Back inside, three guest bedrooms line the right side of the main level. Each includes its own full bathroom and closet, helping guests to feel right at home. A long hall leads across the first floor, connecting the guest bedrooms to the primary suite. This luxurious space comprises a spacious bedroom with a stepped ceiling, two walk-in clothes closets, a designated purse and shoe closet, and access to the grand primary bathroom via a private foyer. This spa-like retreat features two vanities, a whirlpool tub, and two private toilet closets. Don't miss the big walk-in shower. The main level is made complete with a study space that’s perfect for working from home or cozying up with a favorite novel.

Upstairs, guests can make themselves right at home in their own private suite which includes two closets and a full bathroom. This level also includes a club room for entertaining guests and winding down at the end of the day, a wet bar that makes preparing your favorite cocktail simple, and a covered balcony that allows you to take in the view from this stunning home.

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This award-winning plan, the Lochley from Visbeen Architects, combines classic details with updated features to create a perfectly livable two-story home. Beyond the foyer, the main level opens with a mudroom to the right and laundry room to the left to keep your home tidy. Straight ahead, a flight of stairs leads to the second level, which includes a versatile loft space and two bedroom suites. One of these bedrooms is the primary suite, which features a bathroom with two vanities and a private hallway that leads into the enormous walk-in closet. The second bedroom features a spacious sitting room that could work well for a child doing homework or a visitor unwinding with a book.

Back on the main level, the kitchen with its own butler’s pantry and home management center overlooks the living room, allowing this level to flow freely. At the rear of the space a dining room and screened patio create terrific entertaining spaces, regardless of the weather. Work from home? No problem in the den.

If you choose to finish the basement, two additional bedrooms are perfect for hosting guests, while a living room with its own bar makes the perfect place to relax with friends or family. A full bathroom and fitness room complete the lower level, not sparing a single detail.

Want to see more of our favorite 2 story house plans? Check out the full collection here.

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