So, I've had the same house design for almost two years now. Granted, I did take almost a year off during that time, but my design is now getting a little stale for my taste. I prefer a more classic style.. my designs have definitely been influenced by the pre-customization days. I've stolen a few ideas from this forum, but a lot of the stuff I've done is very reminiscent of the old pick-up-a-wooden-throne-and-replace-it-five-hundred-times-to-get-it-to-sit-the-right-direction days. I played UO back in beta and into the first year, left for about five years and have played intermittently ever since. "Back in the day" I owned a couple of small box houses, a two story L-shape and finally a tower when I married my rl boyfriend in-game. I really left UO when T2A came out (never played for more than a couple days at a time), and when I returned with some seriousness a couple of years ago I was THRILLED to see customizable housing. I hunted and killed and maimed to gather my gold to get my first house design. It was small, and very reminiscent of the tower that I missed: in other words, very boxy. The floor plan was almost identical to each floor of a tower, though I did have a few balconies as well as lovely gazebo-type thing I built on the roof (unfortunately I do not have any sshots of that design ). I longed for more space--mostly so that I could customize my home even more. My in-game father found me a nice plot that I snatched up for 160k (not bad given the economy of things two+ years ago). Now with my current plot (something like 14x17 or so?) I am still craving more space. I realize that often, less is more in house design, and I have seen some lovely garden spaces incorporated into house plots. I'm not sure that I'm so interested in that per se, given that I am not fond of "cramped" housing designs.. I like open areas within the house. I also really don't want to move.. I've fallen in love with my location, it really is beautiful (minus the annoying reapers that grow in my front yard on occasion). *deep breath* Sorry that was so long winded. That was all last night, and now! The great news is, last night, on a whim, I tried one last time to reactivate my old account (b. Oct 97) and it actually WORKED! Thanks to whoever invented email forwarding, I reforwarded emails from my old university account late last year and it actually forwarded my 10 year old password to me! Woohoo! So now do I not only have my original chars back *cry* (oh, memories!) I can build a whole new plot! I'll probably rework this one as well, just because it'll be nice to have something new and different. Here's the current house: First Floor: Second Floor: Third Floor: And my favorite spot in the house, my patio overlooking the ocean: What I'm looking for is this: 1. What specific elements of my current design do you like? 2. What specific elements do you not like? Personally, I like the idea of my "serious treasure room" (no frills), but it never turned out just like I wanted it to, probably because it is too small. 3. What examples do you have of tower-like designs (similar floor plans, not necessarily tile-wise)? I've seen a ton--I troll these boards constantly. But each time I do, I see something new, so show me what you've got! 4. Finally, does anyone know of a 18x18 (or close) plot on Baja? Tram side please, a couple of my girls are pretty wimpy and I don't want to have to worry about having to build a super-secure building. Sorry for the endless babbling, I guess that's what happens when you troll a forum for two years without saying a thing :X Also, I'd like to say that you are all fabulously talented people! My most pleasing times in UO these days are stumbling upon beautifully decorated houses, and half of them aren't even as well done as the ones that you've built. Bravo!