A duplex is a home that’s divided into two separate units. Each has a separate entrance and functions much like an apartment, but with more living space and the architectural style of a single-family home.
Duplexes are often a popular option for homebuyers looking for a comfortable space at an affordable price. Many people buy a duplex, live in one unit and rent the other out for a reliable revenue stream. Others use the second unit as a “mother-in-law suite” for adult children or older relatives.
For those in need of an affordable, high-quality option with lots of space, duplex mobile homes are now widely available. Here are six of today’s top models to check out.
1. Simplex Homes Fairhaven III
2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
1,375 sq. ft.
The classic Federal architecture style comes to life in the Simplex Homes Fairhaven III. This spectacular duplex includes both upper and lower porches for enjoying great weather, and each unit has two floors for a townhouse-like feel. It’s replete with numerous eye-catching architectural details such as decorative corbels and shake style siding that will transport you to another era of finely crafted homes. At the same time, it provides an elegant place to live that’s very much in the here and now of current design.
The Fairhaven’s interior plan is simple but appealing, with a long design that gives plenty of space in living areas and bedrooms alike. The upper floor provides easy access to the delights of the full-sized balcony.
2. Pleasant Valley Homes Jasmine
2 Bed, 1.5 Bath
1,316 sq. ft.
The Pleasant Valley Homes Jasmine is a spacious and inviting design that provides plenty of breathing room with its widely spaced entrances. Mirrored inset gables add a touch of stateliness.
Inside, the Jasmine has a roomy floor plan with an incredible kitchen that features tons of counter space. Upstairs, you’ll find two bedrooms with generous closet space, plus a media room for enjoying movies, music, gaming and more.
3. Fuller Modular Homes Mystic
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,500-1,999 sq. ft.
Want to enjoy the perks of beachfront living in a stunning three-story duplex? The Fuller Modular Homes Mystic is for you. This home radiates breezy beauty and comes with a large garage and storage unit on the bottom level.
The Mystic’s interior reveals all of the essentials of contemporary living, including an island counter and walk-in closets. Living room, dining room and kitchen are seamlessly integrated on the open-plan main floor, while the upper floor features two bedrooms with abundant closet space and large windows.
4. Avalon Building Systems Hudson
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,130 sq. ft.
Named for one of America’s great rivers, the Avalon Building Systems Hudson is a beautiful duplex mobile home with a walk-out bay window that provides architectural character (not to mention plenty of light).
The Hudson is an ideal choice for homebuyers who need a spacious floor plan that fits on a small lot. Its classic two-flat design stacks two equally-sized units on top of each other, providing expansive living spaces with open floor plans that take up half the footprint of a comparably sized single-story mobile home.
5. Nationwide Homes Longwood Duplex
2 Bed, 2 Bath
825 sq. ft.
The Nationwide Homes Longwood Duplex is the best of both worlds: the visual appeal of a single-family home, plus the cost-effectiveness of a duplex. A classic American ranch design, plus modern features like inset gables and architectural stone accents, create a duplex mobile home that stands out on the block.
Inside, two cozy mirrored units present themselves. Each features two bedrooms with double-door closets, two full bathrooms and a front-facing living room with natural light aplenty.
6. DB Homes Fitchburg Duplex
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,400 sq. ft.
The DB Homes Fitchburg is another stately beauty with stacked units for great space utilization. A shake shingle gable and brick foyer create appealing contrasts on the exterior, and standard colonial shutters provide a classic touch.
The Fitchburg is bursting with space inside, with a full-sized dining room and a luxurious master suite with a walk-in closet. The home’s high ceilings and recessed lighting give it a tastefully elegant vibe throughout.
Searching for an Affordable, Family-Sized Home?
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