A Queen Ann style victorian home with a touch of Richardsonian Romanesque
About this creation
I built this home following the Queen Ann style of Victorian architecture, incorporating a tower room and turret room, the turret room is very similar to the one on my first Victorian home. I built this house the same way I do with any, built with all of the interior rooms finished and it can be taken apart on the different levels to see inside. I chose reddish-brown for the body, sand green and white for the secondary colors. This is a color combination I haven't used before, I like the combination and most likely will do another home with the same combination. Building the tower room was difficult, planning out the right places to layer plates and tiles where the levels come together so the house could still be built modular was a challenge. Planning the roof-line had to start at the very base being that I like to use traditional roof elements rather than plates and wedges on this type of home. The part of the house that I'm very happy with is that I figured out how to make the roof fill in behind the tower room with no gap. It took a long time to produce the results with a combination of offset plates, modified 1x1 bricks with stud on one side and element 3048 to produce the results. I included a closer picture of this to the left here. I built this house on the same platform as my other Victorians, I will place them together when I'm done with this theme, whenever that may be, I don't know how many more I will do, I kinda like the era and may do several more. Please be patient scrolling down, it's a long winded thread of photos.
Beautiful building with wonderful attention to detail both inside and out. The angled corner tower with the 'no gaps' roof is clever. I was wondering whether you could use some of Part No. 3049: Slope 45 2 x 1 Double/Inverted to do the same job? I like the small turntable bases on the exterior walls as a feature and the brown containers on the walls for a wood panel effect. The furniture is well made like the frog leg chair with window grille for back. (Is that a French chair?) You could use 2 or 3 of Part No. 3176: Plate modified 3 x 2 with hole for the base of the toilet as I've done in my own model here: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=369559&id=/user_images/102992/1378413544m
This is astonishing. Great detail on the exterior. It looks like one of Mike Doyle's works, only about fifty years before he gets a hold of it. I can't say enough about the interior, though. Your attention to detail dropped my jaw. The piano looks spectacular. You took the time to create that interesting patchwork quilt on the bed. The kitchen is undoubtedly my favorite detail.
Fantastic work again! All the details are spectacular, love the "frog" leg table. Would have loved to see you attempt an eyebrow window in the roof for the complete Richardsonian Romanesque style. You captured the overall effect marvelously. Clever parts usage as always. You constantly cease to amaze me with your accuracy and attention to detail. Keep up the wonderful work!