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Town Houses
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My two new town houses. An expensive town house (for european nobility or something) And as a bonus, a more modest one (for a small family with decent enough income to own a house in the center of town).

First, the lavish house. A house like this usually have a name of some sort, so i think i'll call it Eaton Place..




Front:


The facade was inspired by a very large house i sometimes pass when riding the train. I think it might be a government department of some sort, but i decided that that would be a boring use for my version of it.




Back:






Angles:








And the roof:






Inside, we will start with the first floor:






Entry hallway:


The stairs didn't work out as planned. Maybe in the future i'll make the red carpet 4-wide instead of 6-wide.




Here we also see the family i made for the house. Lord Whatshisname, his wife and their daughter.






Kitchen with two of the three staff members, the cook and the butler:












A small kitchen closet:


Just ignore the phone hanging at an angle. I didn't notice that until i loaded the photos onto the computer.




The Lord's workspace:








Except for the computer and phone, the furniture is kept in a classical style.




A display cabinet in the office for valuables that visitors can envy:






The bathroom:












Now, we move on to the second floor:






The only room on this floor is the dining room. Also kept in a classical style, complete with medieval weapons, a cannon and paintings on the wall:


Those candle sticks are not my own idea. I have seen someone else use it before on the 'pages, i just don't remember who. The bull horns on a plaque have also been made by someone else before.






I imagine the tortoise shell on the wall to be from a redlisted Kemp's Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys Kempii), but there's no need to contact the International Union for the Conservation of Nature! It was caught well before the CITES treaty was implemented..




Now, we move on to the third floor:


The private living quarters, furnished in a more modern - and comfortable - style. You can also see the family pet: A cat.




First, the living room:




The grand piano is built with inspiration from this by snoffi ? and this by Jacob Syrups .


I had no more knight's armors left (all in use for display in my halted court house-build), so i went with a japanese inspired theme for the mandatory "armor display" found in typical houses of the nobility.


On this wall i went with a sort of "seven seas" theme. Or something..




The Lord and Lady's bedroom:










And their daughter's room:










Here are a few WIP photos:


This was how it started, more than a year ago. It's come a long way since then!


I thought i was finished at this point, but then i decided there was too few rooms and i didn't want to make the dining room smaller, so i added the extra floor and changed a few other things.




With a title and money enough to own a house like this in the center of town, you also need a chauffeur-driven car to emphasise your importance. I expect the Lord probably also owns a sports car or two - and maybe even an SUV - but this is what he uses for transport on official business:






The chauffeur is of course the third member of the house staff.




The design is not my own. It is a slightly modified version of this by Murdoch 17 .




We will now move on to the bonus part: The more modest house.

A couple of things first: The inspiration for this house came from this made by Cyberfrank 2010 . I had gathered a lot of pink bricks at one point and wondered what to do with them, when i saw his pink house and thought "yeah, that actually looks nice!". So i decided to build a similar one. With a limited budget and the other house being the main project though, i soon realised that i had to cut A LOT of corners to build it. The outside looks decent, but the inside.. Well.. At least there IS an interior!

Anyway, here we go:








The grey walls was where i ran out of pink bricks. By building the walls this particular way, the grey areas will be hidden when the house sits between other modular buildings.




The roof:


I actually kind of like the detail at the edge of the flat part of the roof. It came about because i was running low on dark grey plates.




First floor:






Hallway:




Cats. Yeah, i like them :-D




Kitchen:






Bathroom:






Second Floor:






The living room:












Third floor:






The bedroom:






The children's room:


As you can see, the second house really didn't turn out that great, especially on the inside. But at least there is an interior, and the outside is decent enough for the house to fit right in between the other modular buildings. In that sense i am actually rather pleased with it, as it adds to my growing city center.

This is my 50th posted build by the way. That means that since i joined in december of 2010, i have actually posted a build every seven weeks on average!

Thanks for watching!



Comments

 I made it 
  July 25, 2017
Quoting TMNS 5097 Wow! This is awesome! Keep it up! ;)
Thanks TMNS! I will, at least as time permits :-)
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  July 25, 2017
Wow! This is awesome! Keep it up! ;)
 I made it 
  July 25, 2017
Quoting Oliver Becker Love the lavish house, Alan! The pink one wins lookin' at the backside... ! ;)
Thanks Oliver! Yeah that's a nice angle :-D
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  July 25, 2017
Love the lavish house, Alan! The pink one wins lookin' at the backside... ! ;)
 I like it 
  July 22, 2017
Very nice, good job
 I like it 
  July 22, 2017
Beautiful houses!
 I made it 
  July 21, 2017
Quoting Paul Wellington Awesome town houses! Blogged on ArchBrick: https://archbrick.com/2017/07/21/a-tale-of-two-town-houses/
Wow, thank you! I've never had that happen to my stuff before :-)
 I like it 
  July 21, 2017
Awesome town houses! Blogged on ArchBrick: https://archbrick.com/2017/07/21/a-tale-of-two-town-houses/
 I made it 
  July 21, 2017
Quoting Nick Barrett The big house is a grand design, even if it does have a greedy dining room! The smaller house is pretty, it reminds mw of countryside cottages in England, which were often painted pink because that was cheaper than white or other colours (derived from pigs' blood hence the colour). It's the right shade of pink too.
Thanks Nick! Yeah it takes up a lot of space but it gives the right impression to guests visiting for dinner :-D I didn't know that about the pink color. Also nice to know that that color is actually used on houses in the real world :-)
 I like it 
  July 21, 2017
The big house is a grand design, even if it does have a greedy dining room! The smaller house is pretty, it reminds mw of countryside cottages in England, which were often painted pink because that was cheaper than white or other colours (derived from pigs' blood hence the colour). It's the right shade of pink too.
 I made it 
  July 21, 2017
Quoting Sven ;o) Well, there it is. The finished project which turned out really good with all the nice details in every room. Also like the story you tell us about the house. I think the stairs turned out really good. Overall both buildings are pretty nice and you did a great job my friend!
Thank you very much Sven! I am very pleased with how the various details in the rooms turned out myself, Especially the glass-domed clocks, the classic sofas and the grand piano. I like the stairs too, i just think that that end of the hallway is too red right now. That's why i want to make the red carpet narrower on the lower steps, to expose more of the white part of the stairs :-)
 I like it 
  July 21, 2017
Well, there it is. The finished project which turned out really good with all the nice details in every room. Also like the story you tell us about the house. I think the stairs turned out really good. Overall both buildings are pretty nice and you did a great job my friend!
 I made it 
  July 20, 2017
Quoting Ben Cossy Love the axles and the Technic bricks up top. Great detail
Thanks Ben! I saw that on the parisian restaurant modular in white and tan and thought i could use that on here with different colors. I think it worked out nice too :-)
 I made it 
  July 20, 2017
Quoting Elk Guard Great work!
Thanks Elk Guard :-)
 I made it 
  July 20, 2017
Quoting Alex Rode Lovely! I always enjoy custom modulars.
Thanks Alex :-) Yeah me too! There are a lot of really nice ones posted on MOCpages i'd like to own and place next to this one.
 I like it 
  July 20, 2017
Love the axles and the Technic bricks up top. Great detail
 I like it 
  July 20, 2017
Great work!
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  July 20, 2017
Lovely! I always enjoy custom modulars.
 I made it 
  July 20, 2017
Quoting Doug Hughes Love them! The exteriors look fantastic, and the interior of the fancier building is quite nice, and I figure you'll always be able to spruce up the smaller building interior some day if you want, not that it's bad! Love the car you built to go along with it too!
Thanks Doug :-) I do hope to find enough 1-wide bricks in pink and red to finish the walls of the second house properly and perhaps improve the interior as well some time in the future.
 I like it 
  July 20, 2017
Love them! The exteriors look fantastic, and the interior of the fancier building is quite nice, and I figure you'll always be able to spruce up the smaller building interior some day if you want, not that it's bad! Love the car you built to go along with it too!
 I made it 
  July 20, 2017
Quoting Seaman SPb Excellent detalisation!
Thanks Seaman Spb :-)
 I made it 
  July 20, 2017
Quoting Per Bonde Very impressive. I really like both builds. Like a father/daughter build. To many details to mention but I do not mind the 6-wide stairs.
Thanks Per! Well it's not as much the width of the stairs, more the red carpet on them. If that had been narrower, the white sides of the stairs would have stood out more clearly and that whole end of the hallway would have appeared less red :-)
 I made it 
  July 20, 2017
Quoting Supreme Chancellor Vandilor One word..... Wow!! :)
Thanks SCV :-)
 I like it 
  July 20, 2017
Excellent detalisation!
 I like it 
  July 20, 2017
Very impressive. I really like both builds. Like a father/daughter build. To many details to mention but I do not mind the 6-wide stairs.
 I like it 
  July 20, 2017
One word..... Wow!! :)
 
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