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Lord Akeldama's house is located in one of the most fashionable parts of London. Its outward appearance is very much in keeping with its master: pale lavender with gold trim around every window and door, with a border of lilac bushes, sunflowers, and pansies planted in three levels up to the front steps.

The interior is described as a "carnival of delights": with discarded top hats, piles of playbills, the scent of expensive cigars and French cologne, and the background hum of chatter from Lord Akeldama's drones.

The interior decoration is in the Baroque style. In Manners & Mutiny, Sophronia notes that many of these decorations also have deadly uses (gas lamps that detach and explode on impact, frames with leaf corners that become knives, etc.).

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  • "Nothing in his home was substandard, or faux, or imitation, and all of it was well beyond the pale. The carpets were not Persian but were instead vibrant flower-ridden images of shepherds seducing shepherdesses under intense blue skies. Were those puffy white clouds? Yes, they were. The arched ceiling of the entrance hall was actually frescoed like the Sistine Chapel, only Lord Akeldama's ceiling depicted cheeky-looking cherubs up to nefarious activities.... Small Corinthian columns stood proudly all around, supporting marble statues of naked male gods that Miss Tarabotti had no doubt were authentically ancient Greek in origin. " (Soulless, Chapter Nine)
  • "The vampire led her through to his drawing room. It contained none of the style clutter but instead harkened back to a time before the French Revolution. The furniture was all white or gilded gold, upholstered in cream and gold striped brocade and riddled with fringe and tassels. Heavy layers of gold velvet curtains shielded the windows, and the plush rug on the floor sported yet another proximate shepherding event. Lord Akeldama's only had two nods to modern life. The first was evident in the room being well lit, with multiple gas lamps no less, elaborate candelabras appearing to be only for decorative purposes. The second facet of modernity took the form of a gilded pipe with multiple joints, mounted on the mantel." (Soulless, Chapter Nine)
  • "Something untoward always occurs in Lord Akeldama's drawing room." (Heartless, Chapter One)
  • "But for all Lord Akeldama's frolicsome decorative choices, his town house was built with a supernatural in mind, the protection of his clothing being paramount." (Heartless, Chapter Six)

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