I used to think I was a good builder. Then I saw this. The beauty is just stunning. It makes me want to cry ;_; (In a good way xD) These are the first buildings that I've seen that actually look amazing with the default texture pack. Keep up the good work!
I'm gonna give it straight. This thread blew my mind three times in succession.
My favorite build is definitely:
I attempted to replicate it solely on the picture, and this is what happened:
(This one looks best, considering it is the side the picture was facing)
(Didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, but good enough)
(This was second best)
(This turned out horrid in my opinion... just horrid.)
As you can see, instead of oak wood I used pine wood and I also had a texture pack on at the time. Also added some flower boxes on the windows, just because. I didn't post pictures of the insides because I haven't furnished that yet, that's a work in progress. Done in survival on my favorite server, w/ the help of a friend. Thanks, AJ!