My little pad in Shirogane!

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My little pad in Shirogane!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:40 am

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Those of you who played NC will probably remember my interior decorating habits back in our clan apartment so when I heard FFXIV had an even deeper housing system it was only a matter of time before it came calling!
I've always been quite fond of the Lavender Beds (and that was initially what I had my eyes on) but when I later learned of Shirogane I decided to hold off on any housing purchases until I'd seen it in person - previously coming across a picture of Kugane (long before I unlocked it) during my Google travels and absolutely loving the Eastern look I had a feeling Shirogane would be the one.

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I wasn't wrong :D


I did originally start off with an apartment (big building in the second pic above) but I soon realised I wanted something bigger with a garden and so ended up buying a small plot a few days later lol. I've been having to decorate it in stages as it can become very expensive, very quickly but I'm quite happy with what I've managed to do with it so far, even gave Anny a tour of it this evening! (though I've added a bit more to it since then ^^)

OUTSIDE
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Garden is finished but ultimately want to swap at least one of those trees for a cherry blossom. Not gonna happen anytime soon though since they go for 15-20m (more than the bloody house cost me lol) and after financing everything I've done so far I'm down to about 300k haha. One day, I hope! [Edit: Just realized that they're available on the Mogstation!] Got a chocobo stable though (he's white now!), a deluxe garden patch for when I decide to check that system out (small houses can have 1 patch, medium 2 and large 3) and the house is situated right next to a marketboard as well which has been very handy!


GROUND FLOOR
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Kitchen/Dining. Just done this tonight so Anny's yet to see this bit! It was literally just a square room (as it starts off as) with a table in the middle of it when I gave my tour heh.


DOWNSTAIRS
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Hallway/Living Area/Bedroom/Bathroom


Still more I wanna do with it (aside from the cherry tree(s) - Add a few more imitation square windows (I have one in the hallway downstairs which is on the left, not visible in that picture but they're about 80-100k each) as these add some cool lighting during the day, merge a shower stand into my bathtub (got this idea from Anny's FC house hehe), add some more indoor plants, see if I can fit a stove (steppe kitchen) into my kitchen area and add some kitchen hangers too. Also get some more Orchestrion Rolls too as I've not got many atm... Few things in mind anyway but I need to make some gil back first lol :D
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Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: My little pad in Shirogane!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:56 pm

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It's so pretty dude - you've done an amazing job as always! Knew you'd be all over the housing system as soon as you started playing haha! :D

Those prices beggar belief though. Like I said, glamours and housing is the TRUE endgame :lol:
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: My little pad in Shirogane!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:17 pm

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Cheers bud! It's nice for a game to have big time/money investments like FFXIV's housing rather than just your typical raiding scene which you come to expect from the genre. It's gonna take me a good while to get back some of that gil spent though before I can do some more haha :)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: My little pad in Shirogane!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:41 pm

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So after 3 years of buying my small plot in Shirogane (can't believe it has been that long lol) I decided it was time for a new look, and so proceeded to gut the entire residence & start from scratch!

The redesign only included the interior as I'm still very happy with the exterior, but since I had gone on to make a few tweaks to the outside since posting the previous pics of it I've included a few updated ones of that area too:

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Lot of trial & error getting everything how I wanted it but so happy with the outcome. Spent around 5mil (could have gathered & crafted stuff myself but that would have taken forever lol) and currently sitting at 177/200 for item placements so have room to breathe there should I want to add anything else, like Christmas decorations & stuff when the time comes. Feel quite lucky to have this plot now as any that free up here in the future will be lottery based like Ishgard was and restricted to FCs only too since it's ward 10.

I've opened it up for the time being (may change it back to private later) so feel free to drop by. There's some new music on the orchestrion and a guestbook now too! ;)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: My little pad in Shirogane!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:33 pm

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It looks amazing bud! So homey :D

You've done a great job with it! Makes me want to consider eventually getting into housing myself :)
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: My little pad in Shirogane!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:38 am

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Cheers mate, appreciate it :D

Thought about picking up an apartment? They have their downsides but they're easily obtainable, dirt cheap (just 500k so you're not wasting much if you later decide it's not for you) and perfect for having a dabble. The 45 day auto-demolition rule also doesn't apply to them so you'll never be at risk of losing it for going inactive either, oh and there's a chocobo stable outside them which you can make use of if you ever want to change its colour too! :)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: My little pad in Shirogane!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:04 pm

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Really enjoyed planning & designing my small house so decided to buy an apartment in Ishgard to do up as well!

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Empyreum Ward 10, Apartment 7. Tis open to visitors :)
93/100 item placements and came to around 2.2mil. Sure they have their limitations but you can still do a hell of a lot with apartments! Had a lot of fun doing this :)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: My little pad in Shirogane!

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2022 12:57 am

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Forgot to comment that obviously I went to visit this lovely place and you did such a great job with it :D

So nice and cozy! Actually made me want to think about getting my own apartment eventually!
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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