I always found it odd how Crystal Dynamics made Lara Croft’s mansion look more like some sort of grand palace. She’s aristocracy, not bloody royalty. Land’s expensive in England, and she ain’t that rich. Personally I prefer Core Design’s original ‘country manor house’ vibe. More realistically proportioned, and more authentic in appearance. Albeit chunky.
The CD mansion was based on the Tomb Raider film. And if you think the original mansion was realistic, I wanna see what your bed and kitchen counters look like.