Typically home designs include the stairs near the front entrance often in the foyer. The stairs can be one of the first things guest see when they enter your home. That may not always be a good thing if the stairs end up as a catch all for items you eventually will carry to the second floor.
Imagine a design where the stairs are concealed somewhat that you may actually hear “Where’s the stairs”?
The Jamestown is a home design that offers a convenient location yet the stairs are tucked between the flex room and the family room hiding them so there not the first impression. Another neat feature is a window on the landing allowing natural light and sight visibility.