This is the original 3ds Max V-Ray scene used for this series of images. Most of the furniture has gone, but the two fireplaces and the modern kitchen are included.
To avoid any confusion, the image above as well as the other thumbnails are raw renders, straight out of the box. The scene here uses IM/LC for (relatively) fast rendering, though I used BF/LC in the original series. The lighting set-up has also been slightly modified for improved render times.
You can use the scene as a showcase for your models or as a case study for a naturalistic interior render.
NOTE: In order to work properly, the scene requires the free MultiTexture plugin, which can be found here and here. Plug all individual plank textures included in the archive into the MultiTexture map in the parquet material.
If you decide to check out the scene and do something nice with it. Make sure to let me know.
UPDATE: There was a problem with the scene invoking some plugins that could cause Max to throw error messages upon loading (though it would then render fine). I have now fixed these and uploaded a clean version of the Baron scene. So if you bought it just after it went live and have had problems with it, make sure to download the most recent archive. Apologies to all early adopters.