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Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 @ 05:09 AM

Indoor Balcony Photos

Home Plans with Balcony Inside

What is an indoor balcony home plan?

Home plans with indoor balconies have an overlook to the main floor.

An indoor balcony provides beautiful views of the interior space below. It also makes the downstairs feel more open, by eliminating what could be a solid wall. 

Many Raleigh new homes feature two-story great rooms with a second story balcony overlooking the great room below. Here are a few examples, with photos to help you imagine the possibilities for your next home.

 

 Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

Ebony stained railings give this custom home a contemporary feel - with an upstairs loft and balcony overlook.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

In this home sample, the balcony has views to the full-height stone fireplace and the two story foyer. The staircase layout offers peek-a-boo views to the fireplace, to wow your guests as they enter your home.


Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

This home features a balcony off the loft area and a two-sided overlook into the great room and foyer.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

Even though the staircase is hidden from view, it leads to a spacious balcony overlook, with views to the living room and barrel vault foyer. An elevator provides easy access to the second floor.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

In this home, the balcony features painted white railing. The overlook extends the full length of the living room, for an even more spacious feel.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony

 Two separate staircases lead to this balcony - one curved staircase and one wide staircase. This balcony is the center of attention. Curved railings and dark stained railing flow into the upscale appeal of this custom home.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony

Half-wall balconies, instead of wrought iron or painted railing, give this living room design a unique feel. The cut-out openings make the upstairs hallway more open, and give the downstairs more dimension.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

You can have an indoor balcony without a two story living room. In this home, a balcony opens to the foyer. The living room is a single story, enabling the second story to have more usable square footage.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

A wrap-around balcony adds a custom touch to this two story home - with a extra wide hallway to take full advantage of the full wall of windows in the living room below. 

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

In this traditional home design, the second story overlook opens views to the archway entrances, fireplace, and window walls below. 

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

Each angle of this balcony offers completely different views to the two story great room and foyer below. 

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

You'll want to catch all the views of this living room window wall - including from the second story balcony. 

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony Inside

In this floor plan, a small balcony overlook extends out from the staircase.

 

Indoor Balcony Ideas | Home Plans with Balcony InsideIn this custom home, anther contemporary design, the second story loft has a full-length hallf-wall balcony overlook to the living room.

 

 

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