Cottage20Stair top interior 2
Looking up at the ceiling of the top room above the spiral staircase. I'll probably add some sort of light hanging from the center, but this is it for now.
Cottage16Stair Top, interior 1
Finally, the top of the tower is done. This is the interior of the top of the spiral staircase.otu the center window in this picture the river can be seen, which flows by the front door. The room feels like it's too small, which is probably true. I think it is fitting for the highest room in the building. There are windows on six sides.
Main overview. The tower top is finally finished (at least for the most part). The grass needs to be fixed, but it's looking rather complete on the exterior.
Cottage19Down the river
Another view of the exterior, looking downstream past the tower.
Cottage17Tower, top down
A view from the exterior of the top of the tower. The roofing is supposed to be some hard dark stone, probably obsidian. Barely visible in the lower right-hand corner is the circular "skylight" into the round room in the main house. The hut on the lower left is above the main staircase for the house.
A view from the end of the upper room. The top picture is the previous version. All long and hallwaylike. Not inviting at all. It's not even a straight hallway! YUCK!
At the bottom is the new version, a little wider with different struts. Better? I think so.
The door at the far end leads to the central staircase. This room is almost exactly above the main room below, and the fireplaces share a common chimney, along with the kitchen. I think floors are the next thing to go in, that should help to reduce the over-lighting in the middle of the room.
Cottage12Main tower, top room
Okay, still the top room of the main tower, but now I fixed it! I'm much happier with the lights, now I just need some furniture. What will this room be used for though? Who knows?
A picture from inside the spiral staircase in the tower. I'll probably have to add some lights, but I liked the effect of the sunlight off of the wall. The current stair material is obsidian, but it will probably change in the future. Out the left window you can see the waterfall pool, and (faintly) the underwater skylight.
Mod: 3/7/07 New picture, this time with better global lighting.
Cottage10Tower, bottom room
This is the lowest room in the tower. The spiral staircase is to the right (just visible between the door hinges)
Another "overview" shot. I decided to go with a plastered look instead of stone for the tower. The windows are in now, but the top of the tower still needs some concept art and a lot of work. Yes, the grass needs work too.
Edit: 03/10/07 See this picture for a more up-to-date (read, less ugly) version.
This is the front door. I really like how it turned out, although I may try to taper the vines a bit eventually. The door knocker is also a bit inconspicuous. Perhaps I should add a ring around it or something else to draw attention, as it seems to fit in too well.
Cottage09The room beneath the waterfall
This is the interior of the room beneath the waterfall. You can see out of the window through the waterfall to the exterior (vaguely). To the right is the archway to the rest of the house. The base of the main spiral staircase can be seen through the arch.
Cottage08The side of the spiral stair case
This is viewed through the doorway to the second story. The lower arch leads to the first story, while the top door goes out to the upper porch.
Cottage04Preview exterior view
Preliminary exterior view. I've added some textures and details since this rendering, but it's a pretty good overview of the cottage.
Cottage06The main room
Entering the main door, if you look to the left, you'll see something like this. The room needs a lot of furnishings, but the framework is there. The left wall has windows to the outside in it. The left door is the guest bedroom, and the right door is the kitchens. On the right you can barely see the fireplace (which also needs a lot of work.
Cottage07View up the spiral staircase
View up the spiral staircase from the main house. This staircase leads to the second story and the upper porch on the outside.