What is the difference between a 1 story, 1.5 story, reverse 1.5 story, 2 story, and a multi-level home?
One-story homes (also called ranch and garden-level homes) are generally defined as homes with all living areas and bedrooms on one level (excluding basement). Our definition of 1.5 story home is one with the master suite on the main level and all other bedrooms on the second level. A reverse 1.5 story has the master suite on the main level and all other bedrooms in the basement. Two-story homes have the master suite and most of the other bedrooms located on the second level. Multi-level (or split level) homes have portions of the house on different levels. Generally they are staggered so that each level is about a 1/2 story above or below the adjacent one.