Having built several years ago in LM with a fully approved and permited house and what we were told at the time of design was: Two stories and a palapa from the point where the street is at your front door. We are one of those houses that from the front door (upper side) is two stories but from the lower side down the hill including the garage, we are four stories. There was no definition as to height only stories. Unfortunately we did block the lower level of the home behind us but we had little choice and for this I was sorry but it could not be built any other way. So I guess it is all about definitions.
In Victoria where I built another house, we dealt with average mean point above sea level as our starting point, then we were able to go up 27 feet above that point to the mid point of the cable end of the roof, these points were all more difficult to determine as the lot was sloping, there had been an existing house on the lot and there were several cables. With help we were able to satisfy the building department whilest leaving a view corridor to the ocean for the neighbour behind us, but it was not easy.
I like the two stories from the street where the front door is as a definition.
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