I think it would look good if you put one row of studs in the back and the used two black telescopes in the front on the sides to give it the legs. Of course it'd be a bit taller but the you could make a bench or something for minifigures to sit on. I was thinking of making one myself to see how I could improve the design myself.
Actually, believe it or not, I was thinking the same thing about blockiness. As I was building this, I was thinking of a way to get it to be less blocky, but couldn't think of anything straight away, so I just did this and will come up with a V3 sometime. I'm glad you think my pictures are getting better, I'm going to continue to experiment.