Two Story Cottage

Floor Plan Saturday: Spacious Two Story

Dear Friends,

Uh oh.  I changed up the floor plan this week!!  So far, I’ve only featured master -down, laundry -down floor plans.  I’ve fielded a few requests for the opposite.  Why not mix it up a little?

In our last home, we had a second floor laundry.  I get a little nervous about the idea, but if you are properly outfitted in case of flooding you can’t beat the convenience.   Of course, that is only if the majority of your bedrooms are on the second floor.

I went back to my old favorite, Frank Betz Assoicates.  Their plans cover every stage of life! This plan is the Stone Bluff and it is a spacious, five bedroom, four bath plan.

Square Footage 3162
First Floor 1448
Second Floor 1714

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Not bad looking for a big house.  I’m not sure about all of the stone, but it is versatile enough to be tweaked according to your personal style.

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I love the downstairs layout of this plan.  It remind me of my first home but on a bigger scale.

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plan courtesy of Frank Betz Associates, Inc.


-inviting front porch
-corner kitchen instead of a pass-through
-large island and plenty of kitchen storage
-large pantry closet IN kitchen
-desk in the kitchen
-access to the rear yard from the kitchen
-main level suite for guests that doubles as powder room
-study with french doors
-large dining room relatively close to kitchen
-central staircase
-large family room with coffered ceiling
-wonderful Bonus space upstairs
-master bedroom is tucked around the corner for privacy
-master bath is spacious with a vaulted ceiling
-master shower has a seat
-master walk in closet is spacious
-laundry has a sink
-one bedroom with bath and large WIC
-one shared bath
-three linen closets upstairs
-floor plan has five bedrooms – in our case that would mean a flex space for a craft, sewing, or exercise space

-family room is a walk through with no central hall
-no mud area when coming in from the garage
-no rear porches included
-secondary bedrooms are on the smaller side
-two car garage vs. three car (common in 3000+ sq foot homes)
-not a lot of foyer space for furniture

For a photo of the plan and more pictures of the elevation, be sure to check out

Okay, so what about you?  Do you prefer your master up or down?  Do you like the idea of an upstairs laundry or would it keep you awake at night?

I hope you enjoyed the holiday!  July is flying by already.





  1. I think if I knew that flooding would absolutely not be an issue, I would love a laundry room where all of the bedrooms are – just saves time and energy and makes sense! But I guess there would still be a lot of running up and down stairs to throw loads in, fold, etc.., right? I’m still waiting for a house plan that does my laundry for me… Do you have one of those? 😉

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