It may be a little more then it should be… but some house owners really do go all out to design and decorate their houses. The custom house options have been around several years now, not that UO started with them. They came along with the Age of Shadows… if memory serves. Some before… but mostly since that time, we have gotten all kinds of interesting decorations to dress up our houses. How about you? Do you love designing and decorating houses in our world? It may take a few attempts to really find the best original design for yourself. Considering the size of your plot, how many floors you wish to use, the area your house is in… and a few other factors. Most importantly, I would say the theme is most important. It seems there really isn’t a limit, these days. Personally, I’ve designed several houses all over the shard… without limit to house size and using several themes. The Red & Purple Pixies of the Yew Wood may be most recognized, however I’ve designed other malls, a full size Abby north of Skara Brea, a small vendor house at Chinatown… and 2 houses just outside Luna (a.k.a. Lagtown). This one… just for fun… is the personal house of a friend and it has limited access to the public. “The Dark Castle of the Ancient World”, the sister of “The Hanging Gardens of the Ancient World”. Both sit just in reach of the west city wall. I went with a ruined theme… however only 2 levels are actually decorated. I built both houses (18x18) at the same time and concentrated more on the vendor mall. I believe it was after theses houses were built, we sponsored a décor contest where the winner has a totally ruined house, not too far away from the Trinny public moon gate. This is one of my very favorite houses on the shard and it still stands and it's far from being a massive 18x18. It just proves you can do anything with any size house. Keep away from the BIG-BOX designs!!! However… a few rare big boxes on the outside, can be quite nice on the inside. So what about you? Have you found interesting houses you wish to share? OR… I’d really love to invite you to spend a few hours a day to get away from bank-sitting and explore the work some people put into their houses. Make a runebook. Share them.