In order for me to make sure my library scene is designed well, I needed more information surrounding the house it’s in.

Therefore, I’m taking a little detour and creating the mansion estate for my tycoon character. This “house” was built in the 1860′s following the Civil War in the French architectural style called Second Empire. I’ve personally been a huge fan of the style ever since I lived in Philadelphia and first saw City Hall. The style is more well known now as the haunted type of architecture because of The Adams Family, Psycho, and The Munsters.

Here is the first test render in Blender, just a bunch of shaped blocks to get the overall form. Because my story takes place in Virginia, the backyard of Jeffersonian architecture, the facade will be red brick. I haven’t picked the trim color yet.

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