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Don’t like stairs? We don’t blame you. While single-story houses have a bigger footprint, you don’t have to hustle up and downstairs.  Stroll through comfortably to every room of the house.  Here are many terrific single-story floor plans.

Single-Story Craftsman Style 4-Bedroom The Austin Ranch with Open Concept Living and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,966 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 4-bedroom The Austin ranch. Here’s the floor plan: The Austin ranch flaunts an impeccable facade embellished with stone and siding, cedar shakes, a shed dormer, and a covered entry porch framed with double columns. The charm is …

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Modern 4-Bedroom Single-Story The Thurman Farmhouse with Bonus Room Above the Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,494 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a modern 4-bedroom single-story The Thurman farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan: This 4-bedroom ranch features a modern farmhouse charm with its board and batten siding, stone trims, multiple gables, and a welcoming entry porch lined with double columns. A …

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Luxury Single-Story 6-Bedroom Mountain Craftsman Home for a Sloping Lot with Wraparound Porches and Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,919 Bedrooms: 4-6 Bathrooms: 4.5-6.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 4-5 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 6-bedroom mountain craftsman home. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story mountain home is loaded with great curb appeal showcasing its stone and stucco siding, rustic wood trims, and tapered columns framing the wraparound porches. Inside, …

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1-Bedroom Single-Story Martha Hunting Cabin (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 295 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story Martha hunting cabin. Here’s the floor plan: A beautiful blend of wooden log siding, a perfectly pitched gable roof, and an airy entry porch bring a great curb appeal to the Martha hunting cabin. It offers …

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Single-Story Debra Micro Cabin with Loft Bedroom and Rooftop Deck (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 351 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story Debra micro cabin. Here’s the floor plan: The Debra micro cabin features a modern style functional floor plan that makes a perfect weekend house. It offers water and energy-saving options for that affordable and efficient living. The …

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1-Bedroom Single-Story Winter Garden Doris Cabin (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 411 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story winter garden Doris cabin. Here’s the floor plan: The winter garden Doris offers a simple one-level floor plan that’s complete with the necessary amenities for convenient living. It features a wonderful greenhouse garden and a storage …

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1-Bedroom Cottage Style Single-Story Shirley Home with Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 256 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom cottage style single-story Shirley home. Here’s the floor plan: The Shirley cottage home exhibits a traditional charm with its wood slat exterior, a classic gable roof, and a welcoming covered porch. The main level has a convenient …

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Single-Story 1-Bedroom Wood Cabin Aiko with Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 215 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 1-bedroom wood cabin Aiko. Here’s the floor plan: Wrapped in a wooden exterior, this cabin features an efficient floor plan designed as a vacation cabin or even for longer-term stays. It’s a self-sufficient shed equipped with a …

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1-Bedroom Single-Story Cloe Cottage with Open Floor Plan (Floor Pl)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 349 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story Cloe cottage. Here’s the floor plan: The Cloe cottage offers a compact floor plan that comes with all the necessary amenities you’ll expect from a small cottage. Add a rainwater retention system and enjoy a more …

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1-Bedroom Single-Story Ashley River Cabin (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 280 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story Ashley river cabin. Here’s the floor plan:  The Ashley river cabin offers a simple 1-bedroom floor plan that’s perfect as a weekend getaway home or a vacation retreat. It features a uniquely-shaped exterior clad in wood …

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1-Bedroom Cabin Style Single-Story Shipping Container Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 316 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom cabin style single-story shipping container home. Here’s the floor plan:    This cabin style shipping container home offers a simple and eco-friendly floor plan featuring solar panels and large windows that allow homeowners to save energy and …

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Single-Story 1-Bedroom Madison Cabin with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 592 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 1-bedroom Madison cabin. Here’s the floor plan: The Madison cabin is a craftsman beauty with an eco-friendly floor plan showcasing its rustic wood cladding, exposed rafters, beautiful wooden trims, and a gable roof topped with solar panels. …

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2-Bedroom Single-Story Little Lori Home with Loft and Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 347 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 2-bedroom single-story little Lori home. Here’s the floor plan: The Lori little home radiates a rustic charm with its cedar shake siding, a gable roof, an inviting entry porch, and plenty of windows flooding the interior with an …

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Tiny Single Story Skylar Cabin with Sleeping Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 233 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a tiny single-story Skylar cabin. Here’s the floor plan: The tiny Skylar cabin showcases a unique architectural design combined with modern aesthetics. Dramatic curves, sleek windows, and a large shed dormer on top adorn the tiny home. The interior …

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1-Bedroom Single-Story Amelia Garden Shed (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Built Up Area: 269 ft² / 25 m² Total Floor Area: 142 ft² / 13,2 m² Porch: 86 ft² / 8 m² L X W: 18′-9″ x 9′-9″ / 5,7 m x 3 m DIY Building cost: $11,500 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story Amelia garden shed. Here’s the floor plan: …

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Single-Story 1-Bedroom Campground Luna Cabin (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Built-Up Area: 172 sq. ft. / 16 m² Total Floor Area:155 sq. ft. / 14,4 m² Porch: 60 ft² / 5,6 m² L X W: 12′-4″ x 13′-11″ / 3,8 m x 4,2 m DIY Building cost: $3,830 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 1-bedroom campground Luna cabin. Here’s the floor plan: …

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Small Single-Story 1-Bedroom Claire Hillside Home with Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 623 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 1-bedroom Claire hillside home. Here’s the floor plan: The Claire hillside home radiates a rustic charm adorned with vertical wood siding, green framed windows, and gable roofs fitted with skylights. An airy porch in front offers a …

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Simple 1-Bedroom Single-Story Cabin Style Eliana Tiny Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 356 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a simple 1-bedroom single-story cabin style Eliana tiny home. Here’s the floor plan: The Eliana cabin style tiny home offers an efficient and eco-friendly floor plan that’s powered by both solar and wind energy. The design does not just …

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1-Bedroom Single-Story Quinn Tiny Home with Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 520 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story Quinn tiny home. Here’s the floor plan: The elevated Quinn tiny home radiates a craftsman charm with its horizontal wood siding, wooden railings, and a gable roof that covers both the main room and porch. The …

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Single-Story Camp Cabin Lynn Shed with Sleeping Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Built-Up Area: 322 ft² / 30 m² Total Floor Area: 288 ft² / 26,9 m² Porch: 40 ft² / 3,7 m² L X W: 18′-7″ x 17′-3″ / 5,8 m x 5,3 m DIY Building cost: $15,200 Welcome to photos and footprint for camp cabin Lynn shed. Here’s the floor plan: The camp Lynn …

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FAQ

How much do single-story homes cost per square feet (approximately)?

Building a single-story home costs less than building a multi-story one, but it still varies depending on your building location, the foundation type used, and whether you include a basement. You will pay about $100 to $200 per square foot using a slab foundation, according to HomeAdvisor. Although you might consider a stilt home a two-story, only the living area counts as a story, so you can build this popular coastal home that uses piers, pilings, or posts, to erect a flood smart home. This foundation adds about $20,000 to $60,000 to the building costs. Construction in areas with a high cost of living, such as a lake or coastal community, and large cities, costs about $400 per square foot. Four items influence building costs – the price of the plat or lot, home design, the materials, and labor costs.

Are there single-story floor plans with a detached garage?  Is it possible?

You can build a single-story home with a detached garage, carport, drive under parking, as well as no parking option. At ArchitecturalDesigns.com, you have about 13,000 one-story home plans from which to choose. Of those, about 1,000 have no parking cover and an equal number uses an alternative to an attached garage. About 500 come with detached garages.

Does a single-story house usually come with a garage?

Most home designs – about 11,000 – come with an attached garage, a design feature that became popular in the 1950s. These typically come with a two- or three-car garage, but styles range in size. Available designs feature garages that accommodate one to more than five vehicles. Some designs provide indoor parking for an RV.

Is the single-story considered a grand or lux style of home?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

The single-story home provides a versatile option. It can be built as a tiny house, starter home, mid-sized home, or a mansion. You can obtain ready to build plans in sizes ranging from 108 to 12,445 square feet. In some cases, the plan counts a lofted area over a garage as a single-story design, so there are stairs. Other designs feature no steps whatsoever and no garage.

Is single-story ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

You can build a tiny house in many designs available at ArchitecturalDesigns.com. Examples include a Swiss ski chalet measuring just 300 square feet, a modern home with flat roof and patio measuring 312 square feet, or a studio home with a covered vaulted ceiling porch that also measures 312 square feet. Enjoy 207 plan choices of 999 heated square feet or less.

Can single-story floor plans be open concept?

Many one-story homes use an open design for the kitchen/dining/living room area. Most tiny houses use an open floor plan throughout. Only the bathroom gets separated from the rest of the home by walls.

What are popular single-story colors?

You can paint a single-story home any color you desire. Homage the John Mellencamp song, “Pink Houses,” or homes on Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC. Whether bright or pastel, subdued or faddish, you can choose colors to suit your personality.

Can you build a single-story house on a narrow lot?

A single-story home is the perfect type to build on a narrow lot. You can find more than 800 plans for a single-story house on a narrow lot. These designs vary in size from 108 heated square feet to a little more than 4,000 square feet. Most include an attached garage.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Wide and standard lots prove most common and so does locating a single-story home on one. You have more than 13,000 possibilities at Architectural Design.

Can single-story homes be built on a sloping lot?

Although building on a sloping lot can provide a challenge, you can build a single-story house on one. Choose from more than 1,600 designs ranging between the 576 to 12,445 square feet.

Do single-story homes have a basement?

Many single-story homes feature either a crawlspace or basement. Some sloped lot designs embed the basement into the slope. Although you might count the basement as another story, architecture does not. The floors in a home refer to heated living space.

Does this style of house ever come with a bonus room?

About one-sixth of the designs at ArchitecturalDesign.com offers a bonus room, a multi-use room that you can designate as a theater room, playroom, office, guest bedroom, or anyone of another uses. The design options available come to nearly 2,400 choices.

Do single-story floor plans come with energy-efficient options?

Choose from 178 energy-efficient home designs with only one-story. Also called net-zero ready designs, these save you 50 percent on your monthly utility costs. Sizes range between tiny houses of 242 heated square feet to mid-sized homes of 4,388 heated square feet.

Is a porch a common design feature with single-story homes?

Porches of many designs are a common feature of one-story homes. They may have an open-air or enclosed porch, a lanai, veranda, or a patio. Some designs include an outdoor kitchen with the patio or lanai design.

What types of roof does single-story house typically have?

You can build a one-story home with the roof style of your choice. The options include a flat roof, low-pitch,  pitched truss roof. You can even find barn style designs with tin roofs. The flat and low-pitch designs typically use a pitch of 3:12 or less, while the pitched truss roof designs use a 6:12 or 7:12 pitch.

Does single-story work well with a rustic interior decor?  Or is it more suited to a contemporary interior?

Since one-story designs come in a variety of exterior designs and interior layouts, you can find a design to suit any interior design personality. You can use a rustic, contemporary, nautical, American country home, austere, Shaker, craftsman style, or any other interior decorating theme you like.