Depending on how high the ceilings are, the average height of a two-story house can vary. In general, 10 feet is used to measure a story. This allows for 8-foot ceiling heights and 2 feet for the roof’s structure, so a two-story house would be about 20 feet tall.
Some houses have higher ceilings, which makes them more than 20 feet tall. To figure out how many stories a house has, you can’t always just double the height of the first story. The calculations are also affected by the pitch of the roof and the height of the ceilings on the second floor, if they are different from the first floor. Some city laws, on the other hand, limit the height of two-story homes for reasons of aesthetics.