This is kind of a half-serious question, and I suppose I could have put it in MPSIMS. But it is partly a factual question, so I thought it would go good here.
I suppose we all think about a dream house we would love to live in, and I am no exception to this. As I’ve said a while back, my father and I are happy living were we are presently. It’s a nice and fairly large house. But ever since I was a kid, I thought it would be neat to have a third story on your residential house. In older homes, these are usually called attics, and are small in comparison to the rest of the house. But recently I thought of something interesting. I assume three stories must be the most stories allowed by zoning codes (I certainly have never seen a four-story [middle-class] residential home–have you?). But what about basements below basements, that is subbasements? Since these don’t upset the general look of the neighborhood, it seems that they must be allowed.
But exactly how many are allowed by law? And for that matter, are their any practical considerations for how many you can have (underground sewage pipes, for example)? And while where at it, how many subbasements can any building have by law, and by the laws of nature? Probably almost no end, I’m guessing. But my main question, as I’ve said, concerns residential areas, and the laws that (generally) apply to them nationally.
As I’ve said, I am not planning on building such a house presently (i.e., with an attic and subbasement). But who knows, if I win the lottery, I may reconsider;).