Lofty Living with Open Two-story Interiors

A modern living room with an open and airy feel, featuring stairs and a stylish couch.

Imagine if you could live in a two-story home and have visual access to both floors simultaneously.  The open two-story home offers a floor plan that expands vertically, giving an uninterrupted flow of space that lets in more light and offers expansive views throughout.  Do you like lofts but don’t want to live in the city?  You get the best of both worlds with these homes.  Here are homes that capture lofty living with open two-story interiors.

A spacious loft apartment featuring a spiral staircase.
Expansive 2-story open space (homify-u)
A lofty living room with open two-story interiors on a cruise ship.
Open 2-story home interior (bines-white-love.BlogSpot)

Homes with two-story great rooms or family rooms have evolved into modern spaces, encompassing more vertical space.  These open-story homes are a modern update that are more loft-like.  The downstairs is an open concept to begin with and the upper floor offers additional space.

A spacious living room with wooden floors and a stylish staircase.
Open multi-level home interior (scrapyourstory.blogspot)
A living room with a white sofa and a lamp.
Open and spacious 2-story living area (luxury-home-design.BlogSpot)
A living room with lofty interiors and a fireplace.
Open 2-story living area (homedecoratinginspiration)

The upper spaces in two-story open homes are generally enclosed with railings or glass partitions.  There is less of a visual barrier between floors.

A staircase in an open living room with two-story interiors.
Enjoy open visual access to both floors (gizmodo)
A living room with wooden beams.
Open 2-story interior (lizburton.co.uk)
A living room with an open two-story interior.
Open 2-story living (decorfox)
A lofty living room with a spiral staircase.
Modern open 2-story interior is spacious and sleek (idesignarch)

Upper floor windows or skylights bring in more light, making these modern spaces open and airy.  Window walls are a stunning visual treat and open up the space further, blending the outdoors with in.

A spacious living room with a skylight in the middle, offering lofty and open interiors.
Bright open 2-story living space (Pinterest)
A modern living room with a Lofty spiral staircase.
Let in the light with an open 2-story home plan (Pinterest)
A 3d rendering of a house with a spacious living room and stairs.
Expansive open living space (trendier)
A modern living room with two-story glass ceiling.
Wide open space in 2-story home (decoist)

Open two-story homes often boast magnificent stairways that are a stunning architectural detail.  Winding up into the stratosphere of the open home, these staircases create quite the drama.

A modern staircase in a lofty living room with open two-story interiors.
Beautiful modern staircase leads to open second floor (idesignarch)
A modern living room with a wooden staircase embodying open two-story interiors.
Open 2-story living (bestofinteriors)
An open-two story attic living room with a spiral staircase.
Open two-story living (Pinterest)
A large living room with an open two-story spiral staircase.
Lofty space in open 2-story interior (homedecor.BlogSpot)

Mezzanine areas by themselves provide a loft-like living experience in these expansive homes.  Vertical space is divided by smaller areas that are enclosed in balconies.  These spaces are ideal for libraries, guest bedrooms or lounge areas.

A modern kitchen and living room with a lofty wooden ceiling.
Open mezzanine area enhances 2-story home (decoist)
Keywords: Modern kitchen, dining room
Spacious and open two-story interior (decorcology)
A modern living room with a lofty two-story staircase.
Lovely modern open 2-story interior (homedsgn)
A modern living room with a large glass wall, offering lofty living with open two-story interiors.
Open and airy two-story space (Pinterest)

The open concept home has expanded vertically.  This modern interpretation of the two-story open room takes living to new heights.  If loft living is what you aim for, but living in the city is not an option, an open two-story plan may be the answer.

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