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My house.

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Lord GOD(GOD), Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Cant believe this is the first time I've visted this section of the boards! Some great stuff in the stickies. I wanted to post mine, though as its quite large I thought I'd put it in its own thread.

    Its called "The House Of Bardic Fortune" and is mostly themed with the classic look of Brit bard shop. Its 18x18 and located a few screens north of luna on the Atlantic shard. I hate clutter so I kept it as simple as possible, the first floor has my main everyday use chests, rune book rack, armory and craft area. The second floor has a bedroom and music hall and the third floor has a study.

  2. Dai FHA

    Dai FHA Guest

    very nice
  3. Heimi

    Heimi Babbling Loonie
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    May 15, 2008
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    A nice reworking of the Brit music hall :) A suggestion though, have you considered changing out the harps on the hedges for Heartwood-made ones? Not the exact same shade of green but eh, green :)
  4. I considered a few colours, origionally they were parragon gold from an old design, but it didn't look too good. I try to keep it all to one era - if that makes sense, having heartwood harps would be like having an old style building with ML stuff in it... I know the fountains didn't come out until later or the hedges but they were in game way back when. So although the natural colour of the harps isn't ideal (personally I think they should be tambourine brown or candelabra gold) I just think it fits better.

    I'm kind of fussy about a lot of details like a lot of designs that have archways/port cutlass style doors look good form the outside but when you're on that floor the interior walls look odd. So I like everything to look perfect wether you're inside or out. The clipping of roof tiles over the wall covering the end is of infinite annoyance!

    Oh and the obsidan statues are singing minstrel and melodic bard hehe, its all very bard themed, I'm very pro bard!

    A friend helped with the plants by the door and lots of feedback on interior stuff - like the entire back wall armory with wall axes/swords and the wall torches & countless other stuff. Lots of thanks to her for her time.
  5. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    Mar 19, 2003
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    Nice place. I love the old school look of everything.
  6. Nastia Cross

    Nastia Cross Guest

    Very nicely done!
  7. Voluptuous

    Voluptuous Seasoned Veteran
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    May 14, 2001
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    Always been my fav set of house tiles. Classy looking.
  8. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Apr 25, 2001
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    Very nice! I like the classic look very much. The only thing I think I'd do differently would be to get rid of that front fountain, since you already have one as a centerpiece in the ground floor room, and close off the east side of the walk to the front door with hedges or campions. And possibly for a little more color put some of the new poppies or snowdrops on top of the hedges (or do the snowdrops around christmas time for a more snowy/white look OR do those white crystals from that dungeon in magincia). That could be fun to play around with.
  9. Thank you all :)

    I did try one of the white plants, I forget which, probably snowdrops or the square ones (campions?) on top of the hedges for that snow capped look... although I edited it out I live in a snowy area. I can't remember why I didn't keep it... hmm... I probably didn't have enough of them or oh! I think it covered the bottom sil of the windows, or it might have been too tall, although I think theres ways around that if you lower from the floor above, though it was annoying enough having to keep re doing that hedge on the second floor that gets knocked into the moving crate everytime hehe.

    The bedroom is probably my least favourite bit, I wanted to keep the walls that shape but it makes it too small a room to do much with. Numerous things were tried with 'breakfast' next to the bed but in the end I got annoyed and ate the fruit basket.
  10. debii

    debii Journeyman
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    Jun 14, 2003
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    Very nice! :)
  11. Stupid Miner

    Stupid Miner Guest

    Nice house, the architecture is superb :D

    Only thing i could suggest is possibly throwing something else on the hedges: flowers or something similar.
  12. Faerunner

    Faerunner Lore Master
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    May 13, 2008
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    Very nice, clean design. :) I love the simplicity of it - it works very well!
  13. 4gregu

    4gregu Slightly Crazed
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    Feb 25, 2004
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    I just want to warn you I am going to be stealing alot of your design when I re-do my dads house. He loves the classic houses, but hates doors... so it is always a challenge for me to create designs that fit the old style theme.

    I love this and I know he will too (with some slight mods to fit his needs)