We used to heat a raised ranch home in Virgnia with a Lopi Revere Insert in our finished basement. We bought the stove originally just to heat the basement, but it worked so well we moved to doing the majority of our heating with it. Even though our stove was an insert, it extended beyond the fireplace by ten inches so there was a lot of radiant heat.
One thing we discovered was that running the stove without the blower heated up our large rec. room in the basement just fine. Turning on the blower really helped jumpstart the convective loop that moved the heat up the open staircase to the main living area. I would say that if your plan is to heat from the basement, you’ll want a blower on whatever stove you choose.
A couple more thoughts from your thread:
You mention having cathedral ceilings on the main floor. Be aware that your heat may disappear once it spreads to that room. You have a lot of square footage, and your cubic footage makes it the equivalent of even more. It’s good that you‘re searching for a huge stove.
We live in a large house in a mild climate, and our insert isn’t rated to heat all of it. It heats a big open family room/kitchen/dining room area, and the heat moves upstairs as well. The layout prevents much from moving into our big living room but some does. What I notice, however, is that with the higher ceilings there (they’re ten feet in most of the house, but up to thirteen feet there), the heat seems to disappear. It doesn’t, of course, but it seems to.
Also, you mention that your home is still under construction. Do you have plans for good insulation and an HRV or ERV for fresh air? Will your basement be a daylight basement with access to an outside wall for an outside-air connection for the stove? Both those factors could affect whether you have a negative pressure problem in the basement.