February 27, 2023 New Homes with First-Floor Owner Suites

Categories: Build On Your Lot, Floor Plans, New Homes

New Homes with First-Floor Owner Suites
Picture soft lighting from nearby windows spilling in, an inviting bed calling your name, a spacious walk-in closet, and a spa-like bathroom... There's no better way to come home after a long day than to arrive at this peaceful refuge designed just for you! And it's even more convenient when this is all located on the first floor of your home.

A first-floor owner suite is a growing trend in new homes, and Caruso Homes has a variety of floor plans with main-level sanctuaries for any stage of life. Here are some reasons homeowners are opting for first-floor owner suites, plus a look at some Caruso homes that feature this option.

The Benefits of First-Floor Owner Suites

Having your bedroom suite on the same level as your kitchen and living space is becoming quite popular in the world of new home construction. There are several reasons this trend is taking off:

Safety and Convenience

This layout is essential for those with limited mobility, as it eliminates the need to climb any stairs. And having the kitchen, living space, office, and garage in close proximity significantly adds to the convenience of this setup.

Aging in Place

It’s important to consider how your lifestyle and needs may change in the future, especially if you’re searching for your forever home. A first floor primary bedroom provides the flexibility to remain in your home should you experience mobility issues as you mature. 


Another advantage is added privacy. You’ll get additional seclusion since your room will be separate from the rest of the bedrooms. This is especially beneficial if your family includes teenagers or elderly relatives. It cuts down on the noise and distractions that often come with having multiple generations living in one home.

Lower Utility Bills

A first-floor owner suite can also help with energy efficiency and lower your monthly utility bills. If you’re an empty nester who has family members visit but don’t permanently live with you, you could save significantly on your heating or cooling costs by closing off the second story when it’s not in use.

Increased Resale Value

Finally, while you probably won't be selling your home right away, having an owner's suite on the first floor can increase your resale value. Given the aging baby boomer population, having a main level bedroom will attract a wider range of buyers. This could help ensure a higher price tag if and when you decide to list it.

Featured Floor Plans with a First-Floor Bedroom

Whether you want to build a new home in Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, or Pennsylvania, Caruso Homes has a floor plan to meet your family’s needs. And many of our award-winning floor plans come with a first-floor owner suite already in the design, so you can enjoy a more desirable and comfortable home without the hassle of reworking an existing plan.

For those looking for a true retirement home, our Active Adult homes such as the Hayes, Kellaway or Ives offer a smaller footprint with all bedrooms on the main level. These plans are available in our 55+ communities such as Amblebrook in Gettysburg or Penn National, but also can be built on the site of your choice through our On Your Lot program.

Another popular option for many is a ranch-style home. These homes offer a more sprawling one-level layout in a larger footprint offering more space for larger families. Several ranch plans such as the Baywood and the Charleston offer the option to add a second level with additional bedrooms.

If a multi-generational home is what you’re after, check out the Lexington II which is available in all of the markets we serve. This traditional 2-story home offers a first-floor primary suite in the standard design, but also allows the option to add a second owner’s suite on the second floor, allowing multiple generations the comfort and luxury of a larger bedroom and spa bath.  Another option for dual owner suites is the Seahawk model which is part of our waterfront collection.

And, for those who don’t need that much space for the inlaws, many of our plans offer a simple guest bedroom suite on the main level so your guests can enjoy their stay with some separation from the rest of the family. Our traditional plans that offer this feature include the popular Kingsport model and our new Annapolis plan–plus many others!

Your Home, Your Way

Whatever home features and amenities are important to you, Caruso Homes has what you’re looking for! With multiple floor plans and plenty of personalization options, your family can find a fantastic fit in any of our growing neighborhoods or building on the lot of your choice.

Contact us today and our expert team will guide you to the floor plan that fits your needs–especially if your perfect home includes an owner suite on the first floor!

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