Cost difference in above grade sq ft vs below grade?
Hi all! Looking for some real life experiences here. We're planning to build an energy efficient (ICF) 2 story farmhouse. It is 3600 sq ft above grade, and will have an unfinished basement. Now that our plans have been finalized, we're starting to rethink everything. (Doh!) We have a nice site for a walkout basement, so I think the best use of our space and $ is to basically chop the second story off and put it in the basement. Sq footage would be about the same. I'm wondering how much we would really be saving-if anything at all- by doing this. Does anyone have real life experiences or knowledge with regard to a similar situation? Please help me think thru this!