You could try contacting support and see if they'll let you buy it that way. And yeah I agree it's weird how they made the Telvanni towers all fleshy and tumor looking, but I'll take having tumorous Telvanni towers over none at all haha
The Telvanni Tower could function nicely as a vampire home too, as it has no windows. Personally I wasn't too fond of the fungus, but I suppose with the right lighting it could look pretty horrific.
Curious to see what lighting you had in mind. Not familiar with the types available.
There are several luxury furnishings and achievement items that give of a certain "glow" of a particular colour.
Here is a list of all of them:
For the Erstwhile Sanctuary I used a lot of replica dreamshards (from the Wayrest Achievement Vendor) and the Varla stones (which you can buy once a year from the Luxury Vendor in Coldharbour or from guild traders) to give the cavern a blueish glow.
For Hunter's Glade I mainly used the Hagraven Cauldron's Green Fire to give everything a green glow. The Hagraven Cauldron is a crafted item, that can itself or its recipe can be bought from guild vendors, or obtained during the Witches Festival.
To make a room in Coldharbour Estate look reddish, I used Replica Cursed Orb of Meridia (that actually can be turned into several different colours!), Orb of Stone (both from the Undaunted Achievement Vendor), Crimson Shard of Moonshadow (drops very rarely from Ashlander quests in Vvardenfell), Totem of the Sixth House (Vvardenfell Achievement Item) and the Hlaalu Salt Lamp (craftable, and can also be turned into several different colours).
I am a returning player, haven't played in years and I must say, I am a bit overwhelmed. However, the ESO community is simply great, so I keep getting help left and right. So cheers for that. I am (finally) going to buy a house, I have a bunch of crowns and 1.6mil ready to be blown away.
My three choices based on 1) Atmosphere, 2) Convenience (location, writs etc.) for me the most atmospheric which matches my character (dunmer vampire NB) would be the Sanctuary in gold coast. Sadly no writ boards at all in the general vicinity, but hey, at least some dailies that I find myself doing often. Deshaan is amazing because it rains, a lot. BUT NO INTERIOR SOUND FOR RAIN @ZOS_GinaBruno . Please? Anyway, it's great and has big potential for a gothic-y house for my vampire. Talking about the indorilia one, even though I know that the smaller one has better value, I simply love the entrance & yard of the indorilia. Last but not least -- Vvanderfell, Vivec is great for crafting and the music itself simply gives me the chills, I grew up modding for Morrowind and generally playing the hell out of it, so yeah, there's that. Sadly the Velothi tower is out of the picture, so I'm torn between the Amaya and the Velothi one.
Anyone still here? Ok, just need general suggestions and experience of people owing these houses, tips, other suggestions.. whatever. Oh, and a question, does it rain often in Vvanderfell?
p.s. ebonheart chateau looks good, too, but I haven't checked it out in detail.
Yes, I remember reporting this bug back in beta, and multiple times after that.. but alas..Just wanted to mention I'm in my Velothie Reverie and I can hear the thunder and rain of the storm going on outside. I have the music box running so that might have something to due with it if not hearing is related to other background sounds. It is probably worth mentioning I am on PC/NA in the event sound effects behave differently on the other platforms.
Edit: It appears to be inconsistent as I went outside and when I came back in I could no longer hear the rain and thunder.