What I do is make a very nice house that is decently small, then make a cool piston elevator down to my Utility Base. The utility base includes a brewing room, armory, ect. The utility base is very industrious looking with stone bricks and dark oak wood, and its large and useful. The house on top has your bedroom and loads of nice looks.
Thank You i just Generated the World so Now i will start building I think you will like the terrain