Split Level & Split Entry / Foyer Home Plans
Split-level house plans and their sisters split-entry house plans rose to popularity during the 1950s as a multi-story modification of the then-dominant one-story ranch house. Split-level house plans retain the horizontal lines, low-pitched roofs, and overhanging eaves of ranch home plans, but feature a two-story unit divided at mid-height to a one-story wing to create three floor levels of interior space. Three levels make it possible to locate and accommodate three types of living spaces: the main living and service spaces, sleeping spaces, and a rec room or retreat below. Each of these areas has its own separate level.
- Low-pitched roof
- Horizontal lines
- Entry is landing leading upstairs or downstairs