Where to Find Homes with Two Master Bedrooms, And Why Some People Can't Live Without Them

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Why is this a trend, and where can you find them?


Why would anyone want two master bedrooms?Raleigh Custom Homes - Two Master Bedrooms 

And if dual sleeping arrangements works best, where in the world do you find a home with two master bedrooms?  Here's a few of the reasons a home with two master suites is becoming more common:

  • Elderly parents are visiting or moving in with their middle aged children.

I remember my parents giving up their bedroom when my grandparents came to visit, so that they could have the more comfortable place to stay. 

Homebuyers looking for two master bedrooms want to give their guests as much comfort and luxury as possible - without giving up their own space.  And when elderly parents move in, both couples have their own private space to retreat to.

  • Couples find that time alone creates better time together.

Many couples that are requesting homes with two master suites cite sleeping problems or differing schedules.  "My wife's a very light sleeper," said one.  "I like to stay up late reading or watching tv in bed.  This way, we both get the sleep we need." 

Snoring is probably the most common reason noted by couples for requesting two master bedrooms - connected by a common hallway and luxurious bathroom.  But other situations can be heartwrenching.  If a spouse needs special medical care or a type of bed that can't be shared, two master bedrooms allow both spouses to have a peaceful place to sleep - while still close to each other. 

Are you searching for a home with two master bedrooms?  They're tough to find. 

You may want to search for a home with an in-law suite.  These homes usually have a traditional master suite, but then include another bedroom with a full attached bath and a large closet.  In many cases, in-law suites can make a terrific space for short or long term guests.  Click here for some good places to look for an in-law suite floor plan.

Another option is working with a custom builder to convert a traditional home plan into a home with two master bedrooms.

Raleigh custom home builder - Frank Betz floor plan - Two Master Bedrooms


 Here's a section of a home typical to the style custom builders in our area offer in the $300-400K price point. 

We can redesign this floor plan just slightly, and give the new homeowner the two master bedrooms they're looking for.

The living room would be walled off, and would become the second master bedroom.  We would work with the homebuyer to determine exactly how much closet space they are looking for, and how it should be distributed. 

Both bedrooms would then share the central master bath. 

In our case, a change like this could be accomplished with very little additional cost. 










And it's not hard to convert other home plans into a design that could be considered a "two master bedroom" home. 

There are just a few online home plan guides that offer homes with "two master bedrooms".  Click on the images below to view some of our most popular Dual Master Suite floor plans, custom designed by Stanton Homes.

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Here are links to several designs and architects that offer two master bedroom floor plans:

Two Master Bedroom Floor Plans - Multiple Designs

Two Master Bedrooms - Shared Bath

Two Master Bedrooms - One Large, One Smaller

Two Master Bedrooms - In Law Suite

Two Master Bedrooms - Selection of Luxury Plans

Or bring us any plans that you're considering, and we'll be happy to recommend what would work best and what changes might be required. 

Also check out our Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans, which offer another approach to privacy for dual household homes.

And ask us to sketch up a plan just for you, with our in-house architectural design services

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Good post. We have been saying this for quite a while! Nice way of putting it all together.

Jun 23, 2008 07:17 AM #1
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

I have had several recent situations with a master on the first floor and a master on the second floor ideal for handicapped family members as well as the in-laws,  Great post,  Karen

Jun 23, 2008 07:45 AM #2
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Dual master bedrooms are very popular here- that and homes with casitas (mother-in-law setups.)

Jun 23, 2008 05:33 PM #3
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Chuck - I'd love some more details from different parts of the country!  What price point to do you normally see dual master bedrooms in?  Are they offered by the majority of builders, or just a few select builders?  I know for those interested, these are some of the questions they have!  In North Carolina, two master bedrooms can be hard to find.

Jun 23, 2008 11:02 PM #4
Adam Waldman
Westcott Group Real Estate Company - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor - Long Island

PENNY - I haven't seen this too much around here, but it is a great idea.  Even if you don't have anyone coming to live with you, having a bedroom with a bathroom and sitting area is great if you have guests staying over.  It allows you to keep your normal schedule and not feel like the house is crowded.

Jun 24, 2008 12:03 AM #5
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Adam - yes, if you have the square footage to spare a sitting room area is wonderful.  But even smaller square footage homes can often allow private access to a bath - which can eliminate those early morning views of your guests in their bathrobes (or without them).   

Jun 27, 2008 06:19 AM #6
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Karen - Yes, having a "master bedroom" on both the first and second floor can be a great idea - even if one of them is scaled down a bit, there's a lot of usefulness.

Jul 06, 2008 03:33 AM #7
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