Can the plan I want be converted to have a daylight basement?
Any house with a basement that is built on a sloping lot can include a daylight feature. If your lot doesn't have much slope, you might consider raising the house somewhat by either increasing the height of the foundation, by specifying a shallower excavation, or both. Your local climate and sub-soil conditions, as well as local codes may dictate the options available to you. Your contractor can advise you.