While there are exceptions to every rule, house layouts that feature the master bedroom on an upper level (sometime written "master up home plans") tend to offer homeowners more privacy, comfort, and scenic views than main level masters. Just think: if you’re living in a home with two levels, where does most of the living occur? Generally speaking, it’s the main level, which typically includes the kitchen and great/family room. Do you really want your master bedroom on the same floor as clanging kitchen pots and pans and booming great room TV speakers? Some people might say, "Yes," as main level masters have perks too, like the ability to more easily age in place. On the other hand, if your answer is a hard, "No!" a more private and quiet master up design is probably what you’re looking for.
If you’re a parent of young children, consider a master up design that features all bedrooms on the same upper level. This way your children are close by if they need you and the entire family is situated away from the main level should the unthinkable happen, like a burglary.
Master up home plans also typically feature the best views for obvious reasons (the higher you are off the ground, the more you can usually see). So, if you have a beautiful sunrise or sunset to take in, or a snowy mountaintop to gaze at, a master up house plan might suit you quite nicely.