Modern Privacy; Siar

This is one of my favourite builds.

— At some point I need to go back and take good pics of the living room and kitchen now that I know how to free up the camera. Check back later. —

House Location: 30 x 40 lot located in Sunset Valley on Landgrab Ave.

House Description:
Nestled against a hill, almost at the end of the road, this modern home keeps its occupants sequestered behind fences and a (relatively) sparsely windowed facade, letting them enjoy privacy from the neighborhood. They also revel in the outdoors, even when inside, via large windows in the back and a windowed space above the center of the house as well as a couple of small, private patios.

  • Views unfortunately had to be sacrificed to enjoy such privacy. There are some views of the hills and plenty of the sky, but none of town or the beach.
  • Floor one starts with a small fenced in porch opening into the entrance, a smaller part of the large two story kitchen with giant windows up top to let in plenty of light and allow for star viewing at night. At the front of the house is a small hallway leading to the guest half bath as well as the son’s orange and grey themed suite. Past the kitchen are two small hallways, one leading to the two girl’s suites  and the other to the parent’s suite, which features a sea green, black, and white palette, a special window in the room with the bath tub, and a private patio of their own. Off the kitchen, there is a large living room, containing a platform upon which sits the furniture and fireplace, as well as bookshelves extending up to the second story and giant windows showing off the back yard.
  • Floor two is only an extension of the living room, with the bookshelves and fire place extending from down below. There is also a small balcony overlooking the back yard.
  • In the basement, leading down from the first floor, there is a three story theatre,  two balconies and a ground floor. Each balcony/floor of the theatre has a half bath or two. At the bottom of the screen is a somewhat hidden stairway down to a mysterious door, requiring a key code. Past the door is a long hallway, leading past more key entries and up stairs to a hidden intelligence room for use by the master thief in the family.
  • Outside, at the front of the house, is a tiny front yard and drive for the two older children’s cars. Off the girls’ hallway there is a small patio with a lounge chair and a fountain. Off the parents rooms is their private patio. Leading from the kitchen is the back yard containing a decent sized pool, fire pit, lounge chairs, bbq area, small grassy area, and lounging day bed.

 

MOAR PICS { Link opens a photobucket folder in a new window.

Notes and extra content list below the break.

Notes:
Built from scratch.

Looking back now, I think it would’ve been neat to bump out the wall the front door is on by a couple of squares, leaving the second story glass wall where it is, so that the entrance had a lower ceiling. More visual interest.

I rarely build modern and I found it really refreshing. It was a ton of fun, though the basement is silly. It was going to be a two story, but I only had a 1 or 3 story tv, so there you go. Then the secret lair got added. The basement’s very rarely used, though. I love the kitchen area. It was inspired by a video I saw on youtube of a guy working on a house with a similar sort of .. area.. above part of it. I started this house only that in mind, then realised I never created a specific area for a kitchen. I spose it would make more sense for the living room to be there so that you could sit and star gaze, but I couldn’t find a config I liked that involved that.

I also had a bit of trouble with the two kid’s parking spaces. I wanted them to have their own cars but putting a garage there meant removing one of javi’s windows. Putting a 4 car garage where the 2 car one is would make it look overly bulky. Pulling straight in meant there wouldn’t be a fence in front of javi’s window, and I wanted to maximize privacy. I compromised by pushing the fence far out and angling the cars in. In the end, I’m happy, though. The assymmetry of the placement of the garage is pleasing to the eye and makes the building look more interesting, the front bedroom gets light and privacy and the two young adults get a place to park. The teen has a bike in the garage, though I could now give her a scooter.

Extra Content:

Hidden Springs { Jaida’s dress

Ribbon Window Counter Height (by Huge Lunatic)
The Smaller Closure Door (by Huge Lunatic)
Glass Rings Lights (by Odysseus1960)
Random Objects Pack 1 (by Lesime)
Uber-Watch Flat-Panel HD Experience (by CharlieSteal)
Planters: Floor&Wall (by Porphyria259)
Coffee Set (by Lisen801)
Yoga Rug (by Kitabalibar)
Little Shelf of Heaven (by SeeMyu)
Hell Bunny 3D Corset (by Elexis)
2009 Mazda CX-7 (by Fresh-Prince)
2009 Audi Q7 (by Fresh-Prince)
2008 Lamborghini Reventón (by Fresh-Prince)
2009 Land Rover Range Rover (by Fresh-Prince)
2012 Juke Coppertone (by Morphead)
CASTable Alarms (by Cyberbob78)
Bathroom Accessories (by MelissaMel)
Nouk Donna Hair (by V-ware)
Fashionista Hair 11 (by Ulker)
Yasmin Chair and Lounger (by Mukia)

I can’t remember where the teen’s hair is from.

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