Monthly Archives: April 2014

Brick Apartments #3

After I built the Hawkins Art Gallery, I was still on a old.. downtown building.. kick and ended up deleting the boring town square in Hidden Springs and making 6 more brick buildings on 5 lots.. all of them apartment buildings.

Apartment Information:
20 x 20 lot at 14 Diopside Lane, Hidden Springs
3 apartments
3 parking spaces

Apartment Description:
This grey-brown and blue brick three floor walk-up has room for three families and features open concept living areas.

  • Views are of the town, lake, and small park out in the middle of all the buildings.
  • Floor one is a 2 bed 2 bath flat.
  • Floor two is a 3 bed, 1.5 (I need to make the 1/2 a full.) bath flat.
  • Floor three is a 3 bed, 2 bath flat.
  • Outside near the parking spaces is a small sitting area.
  • Notes: Built from scratch. I don’t currently have anything that truly makes this an apartment, I just wanted it to seem like one for now. I feel as though I should retake outside screenshots.

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Brick Apartments #2

After I built the Hawkins Art Gallery, I was still on a old.. downtown building.. kick and ended up deleting the boring town square in Hidden Springs and making 6 more brick buildings on 5 lots.. all of them apartment buildings. The first couple could probably use a bit more design indoors. The layouts are choppier, too.

Apartment Information:
20 x 20 lot at 12 Diopside Lane, Hidden Springs
3 apartments
4 parking spaces

Apartment Description:
This red and grey brick 3 (4?) floor walk-up has room for three families.

  • Views are of the town, lake, and small park out in the middle of all the buildings.
  • Floors one and two each have one apartment. Apt 1 is a 1 bed 1.5 bath, apt 2 is a 2 bed 1.5 bath, each with varying amounts of kitchen/living/dining space.
  • Floors three and four are one 2 bed 2 bath apartment with ample living/kitchen/dining spaces. The entrance is on floor three.
  • Outside, near the parking spaces, there is a small table. There’s recycling bins near the driveway and laundry in a small room behind the stairs of the main floor foyer.
  • Notes:
    Built from scratch. I don’t currently have anything that truly makes this an apartment, I just wanted it to seem like one for now. I feel as though I should retake outside screenshots. The surroundings look so empty compared to how it actually is right now. lol

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Brick Apartments #1

After I built the Hawkins Art Gallery, I was still on a kick and ended up deleting the boring town square in Hidden Springs and making 6 more brick buildings on 5 lots.. all of them apartment buildings. The first couple could probably use a bit more design indoors. The layouts are choppier, too.

Apartment Information:
20 x 20 lot at 10 Diopside Lane, Hidden Springs
3 apartments
3 parking spaces

Apartment Description:
This small peachy brick apartment has room for three couples, each who hopefully don’t need much space.

  • Views are of the town, lake, and small park in the middle of all the buildings.
  • Floors one through three each have one apartment. Each is a 1 bed, 1.5 bath with varying amounts of living/dining/kitchen space.
  • Outside, in front of the parking spaces, there is a grill and a small table. There’s recycling bins near the driveway and laundry in the section of building that supports the second floor.
  • Notes:
    Built from scratch. My least favorite.  I don’t currently have anything that truly makes this an apartment, I just wanted it to seem like one for now.

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Hawkins Art Gallery

Business Information:
30 x 40 lot at 9 Diopside Lane, Hidden Springs
Business Description:
This brick art gallery is especially for Sadie Hawkins with plenty of display space and a small gallery area on the top floor.

  • Views are of the town and nearby lake.
  • Floor one is gallery space and public restrooms.
  • Floors two and three are both all gallery space.
  • Floor four is a private area just for the artist. It features a long counter with sink for washing paint brushes/preparing snacks, a seating area for weary feet, and space to finish/touch up paintings. It has its own private restroom.
  • Outside, the front of the building has a parking lot and the back has greenspace with a small patio. On the top floor, accessed from the private artist’s area is space to hang out, throw small get-togethers and barbeque.
  • Notes:
    Built from scratch specifically for the purpose of giving Sadie a place to store and show off all her art. Owned by the Hawkins..es.. I planned a public seating area on the patio but just never got around to it. This building kickstarted me deleting the town square and building a bunch of brick apartment buildings.

 

 

 

 

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Industrial Country Hipsters: Hawkins

House Information:
30 x 30 lot/? sq.ft. at  6 Subalpine Cir., Hidden Springs
6 rooms: 1 bed, 2 bath, 4 common/semi-common areas
5 sims: 2 humans, 3 ‘foxes’ (dogs)
4 vehicle spaces: 2 parking spaces, 2 bike racks

House Description:
This modern home set away from town is just right for a hip couple and their three foxes.

  • Views around this home are of the surrounding countryside and the nearby lake.
  • Floor one is mostly one open floor plan with a living room featuring both a fireplace and doors to the back porch. The gleaming white kitchen area (with wasabi colored dishes) and slab dining table also has a door to the back porch. Between the living and kitchen are the spiral stairs and a full guest bath.
  • Floor two has a landing with a small laundry area. To the left is a huge art studio with a small sewing corner and seating area. To the right is the master suite featuring an open concept bath space with separate water closet. The suite also has a bay window overlooking the side yard.
  • Floor three has a small landing and contains a spare room set up with a massage table, and a room that serves as the library and studio of the musician in the family.
  • Outside,  the front has a small front yard and covered porch with room to sit and relax with space to store their two cruiser bikes. The back of the house has a shallow porch that runs its length and sports room enough for relaxing, barbecuing, and gardening. There’s also plenty of room for pets to roam all around the home.
  • The sims in this house are Sadie Hawkins (yes, I know but it fit her), who likes to ice skate and is a well known artist in town with her own art gallery, Jonathan Hawkins, who  casually snowboards and is aiming to be a hit movie composer, as well as their three pet foxes, Whiskey and her two kits, Tango and Foxtrot.
  • Notes:
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    Built from scratch. 
    + K, this is mostly ‘country’ because they live out of town. Sue me. It’s mostly industrial which is… sort of out of place out in the country where they live.
    + Back when I started playing Island Paradise and I built the Sofar house, I told myself I wanted to build a similar house but with a red roof and make it a ski lodge. It didn’t quite come to that but I do like this home. This house has been in 3 different locations.
    + The first was too far from town and was a pain transportation wise. The second was next to the police station and just didn’t have the right views. Third was just right.
    + This is one of my favourite families. They’re so cutesy.

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Winterglen Recreational Centre

House Information:
35 x 25 lot at 65 Subalpine Rd., Hidden Springs
House Description:
This recreational centre has all the latest (and only) winter activities.

  • Views from the large windows in both front, back, and sides of this business are of the nearby stadium, hills, and lake.
  • Floor one contains public restrooms, lockers, a small ice skating rink (with pretty lights!), snowboard rental station, concession stands, and plenty of seating both surrounding the rink for onlookers and set away for parties or those that just want to hang out.
  • Floor two has a neat little bar, more restrooms, lockers, a slightly larger skating rink (with pretty lights!),  and seating surrounding the rink.
  • Outside to the right side of the building is an area set up for team snowball fights. Out back is a snowboard half pipe, a pond for outdoor seasonal skating, a photo booth, and plenty of seating for onlookers.
  • Notes:
    Built from scratch. Inspired by the gym in Isla Paradisio. (Will link later when I upload the pic) I realise the roof is rather impractical anywhere there’s precipitation. Luckily, this is just virtual. Looks neat, and I love the roof color mixed with stone and wood facade.

 

 

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