New Buildings 6

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1yesyesnoThe study has a nice fireplace, with a sofa. It's compact, but plenty of space for most occasions. Plus, as it's ground floor room you can practically reach out and touch the deer.The bedroom is a reasonable size, and due to having two windows, one looking out the side, the other the rear of New buildings, gets plenty of light.
2Organ Scholar Reservedyesnono music room
3Piano room This is a charming set, intimate and cosy by New Buildings standards. It has high ceilings and three huge windows which let in lots of light. Its great advantage is that it is on the corner (north west) of the building and so gets more light than all the other north-facing rooms: a fair amount of sun in the late afternoon through its two westerly windows, a little at sunrise from the northern side. It looks north over the Grove towards Addisons Walk, and west towards the Grove Buildings. It is extremely quite: only the occasional sound of a car on Longwall Street, or the gentle hum of the laundry room in the basement. It is recently decorated. The deer spend half their year in the Grove over which the room looks. yesyesno music room
4Piano room This set consists of two rooms - a small bedroom with just enough room for the essentials which is complemented by a generous rectangular study, with adequate seating and a very high ceiling. It currently has an upright Yamaha piano, a large desk, and two coffee tables. There is a lagre set of shelves which are bolted to the wall. The room is also well heated by two radiators. The decor is somewhat dated (ivory-meets-nicotine paint and chocolate brown carpet) which combined with the north facing windows can make the room dark, but adequate lighting (including an included upright lamp with integrated table!) can make a substancial difference. Scenic views of the deer park can cheer up any gloomy mood, and the original fireplace makes good storage for empty wine bottles. There is a shower on the same floor, but the toilet is up or down a floor, so if you like to piss in your sink then this is the room for you matey. yesyesno music room
5Its a large set looking over on to new buildings lawns, so a bit lighter than those on the other side. I think it is definitely one of the largest new buildings sets too. It is on the first floor with a shower next door, although the loos are on the second or ground floor only. It is pretty large, and has lots of cupboards, tables etc as well as a window seat and a random dried flower arrangement. The bedroom is also a good size and has a sink in it. Everything is pretty well furnished and painted and carpets, curtains etc are relatively tasteful. It starred in Shadowlands.yesyesno
6One large room with three huge windows, two facing deer park and Grove, one facing Addisons - very picturesque! Heaters under each window, which also have shutters and curtains (the pattern is even quite nice). There is a lovely fireplace too. Storage space: one very small wardrobe, cupboards under sink, large chest of drawers, bookcase, desk with drawers; no cupboards. Internal phone and ethernet access. Lighting: two overhead lights, two table lamps. Tables: one desk, one small coffee table. Noise: virtually none except from the heating - unless you count the deer. Overall: despite not being a NB set, this is a really good room - light, airy, large, with a great view and the added bonus of being able to feed the deer! yesnono
7My room is really cool and has done wonders for my social life. It is quiet, very spacious, warm and is a set. When you open the windows, the deer come over expecting food. View of deer park is top notch. This side of new buildings has one prob - flies. Theres a nest outside somewhere and most of the rooms that face out the back on staircases 4 to 6 have some problems with the little fellas. You can either spray them, swat them or keep them as pets. College have spent years trying to sort this out to little avail. The room though is top notch - top 20 and the ease of access to laundry and kitchen is an added bonus.yesyesno
8Very big set (probably top 3 or so in terms of size) with lots of shelves for storage and a huge amount of furniture (currently 3 sofas, 7 chairs and 3 tables) making this an ideal room for entertaining - either for parties, dinner, or using the JCR projector to watch a film. Has three of the giant New Buildings windows and faces over Cloisters, which apart from the nice views means you get a huge amount of light (unlike the rooms facing the deer park.) Has wood panelling and a marble fireplace. Toilet is right outside the door, shower is either on the floor below or in the attic. There is a kitchen on the ground floor and the New Buildings laundry room is conveniently located on this staircase. All in all, fantastic set - and if you need any more persuading, it was John Betjeman's room when he was at Magdalen...yesyesno