I need advice on how to report square footage of a new two-story SFR on a building permit application. Please have a look at the renders and the floor plans.
Here’s the situation:
The gym and sauna unit is separated from the first floor by a breezeway and courtyard. So it’s a separate structure.
The sun deck on the second floor is above the gym so one can say the deck is actually a part of the gym’s roof.
Do I add the square footage of this structure to the overall square footage of the house? Or would it be better to report this as a separate structure?
This would obviously have a direct influence on how the government calculates its fees and taxes as well as how insurance companies approach coverage for the dwelling, etc.