A Bi-Level Mobile Home is a favorite among vintage mobile home fans. Their great use of space and unique floor plans were ahead of their time.

Stewart Bi-Level Mobile Home

This restored Stewart Bi-Level Mobile Home is a beauty! Unfortunately, the park it’s located in closed in January and the owners needed to sell it. Since the original Craigslist ad has been deleted I wasn’t able to get an update on the home.

Here’s the original Craigslist ad:

A vintage double decker travel trailer made by Stewart. In over all very good condition. I am posting this for a friend but the details are as follows. This trailer has been in DeAnza park for at least the past 20 years. The electrical and plumbing have been redone. It can be pulled with a truck but will obviously need new tires. This is perfect for someone who wants to move it and start living in it immediately or for someone who wants to restore it to its former glory. This is a very unique 2 story unit that has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. An interior washer/dryer and lots of storage. It retains much of its vintage charm including original pink stove. Park is closing in January so trailer must be sold and moved.

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model - Kitchen

 

This bi-level mobile home is a beauty!

It is a near perfect combination of originality and modern living conveniences. It’s condition is outstanding too! This was a wonderful find and a real gift for the lucky buyer! Man, I wish I lived in California!

 

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model - Kitchen 2

 

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model - Kitchen stove

As you can see above, the stove is awesome. That’s the only word I can come up with, just awesome!

 

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model dining area

 

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model Living room

It’s obvious this home has been well-cared for and appreciated. The owners kept its original vintage charm intact and only updated the bare necessities.

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model steps in mobile home

American Ingenuity 

Bi-level mobile homes are a unique example of American ingenuity.

Mobile homes couldn’t extend beyond the 8-10 foot wide highways but they were able to increase a home’s square footage by going vertical. It was a wonderfully designed solution to a complex problem!

 

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model (stairs)

By stacking the bedrooms, the designers were able to offer a full-size home that was mobile. The extended height on the end of the Bi-level mobile homes allowed private sleeping quarters and plenty of storage while only losing a few inches of headroom in both the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms. The design still makes perfect sense after all these years!

 

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model (bedroom

 

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model (interior)

 

A full-size bathroom completes the mobile home floor plan.

Vintage Mobile Home - Stewart Bi-Level Model (bathroom)

 

These Bi-level mobile homes used outstanding design ideas to offer buyers a complete home that was easily transportable. Their sturdy construction plays a big factor in their longevity – quality materials and smart construction techniques, as stated in the Stewart advertisements below, created a long-lasting home that has stood the test of time with the right owners caring for it.

Stewart's 2 Story Mobile Home

 

Stewart's 2 Story Mobile Home Ad

 

Stewart wasn’t the only manufacturer to offer 2-story mobile home designs. The Pacemaker was another popular builder. They used the same designs – the bedrooms were stacked together to create the 2-story aspect of the design. Here’s one of their ads:

 

Pacemaker Bi-Level Mobile Home

 

Here are a few more articles about other bi-level mobile homes and other unique mobile home designs:

1954 Pacemaker Tri-Level Mobile Home Remodel

Two Story Mobile Homes-Vintage Advertisements

Unique Mobile Homes-Highrises of the Past, Present, and Future

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