Hecker/Lane: France

House Information:

  • Price:
  • Size: 30×40
  • Address: 15 Orchid Rd., Champs Les Sims, France
  • Parking: 2 bike/moped racks

House Description:
This little French vacation home is less of a vacation with such a big garden.

  • Views are of the surrounding mountains and neighborhood.
  • The Basement is a large wine cellar with plenty of storage, a table to sit and taste wine, and a side room with presses.
  • Floor one has a small entryway with coat rack which leads into the living room/dining room with door leading to the back yard and garden. Off of one end of the living room is the kitchen. Also off the living room is a full bath with washing machine. Attached but with an entrance from the patio is a storage room with stairs leading down to the wine cellar.
  • Floor two up a set of spiral stairs mostly contains a large hobby room. Built on later is a small guest room with full bath.
  • Floor three is the master suite consisting of a modest bedroom and a good sized full bath.
  • Other buildings on the property are the large barn which is used for winter growing and storage on the first floor and a (mostly empty for now) hobby room/storage room on the second floor. There is also a shed just large enough to house the tractor in the middle of the oval shaped garden.
  • Outside is a small front porch and back patio for lounging. The majority of the backyard is taken up by an oval tractor track with a garden laid out around it. At the back right corner of the lot there’s also a couple of beehives.



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Notes:

  • Built from scratch.
  • There’s a fruit stand outside the barn, but most of the food grown on this farm is sold at the market. (‘French Boutiques’ post coming soon.)
  • So far, the garden has:
    veg: bell peppers, potatoes, lettuce, onions, garlic, ghost chilis,
    fruit: tomatoes, apples, limes, lemons, oranges, pomelos, pomegranates, grapes, pumpkins, life, flame, watermelon, plums
    mushrooms: porcini, red toadstool, whitecaps, mycenas, spotlights, truffles
    herbs: mandrake, red valerian, wolfsbane

 

 

Elphaba Thropp & Killyjoy

House Description:
A secluded little cabin for Elphaba Thropp and Killyjoy from Gregory Macguire’s Wicked.

  • Location: 30×30 lot at 52 Bristlecone Way in Hidden Springs
  • Parking: 1 broom stand
  • Views are of the surrounding trees. Many were added so that the neighbors were barely visible.
  • Inside the home is an open kitchen/living/dining area, a bedroom with a full bath, and a secret stairwell behind a bookcase leading downstairs.
  • The Basement has many hobby rooms and laundry.
  • Outside is a yard, space for gardening, beehives, a firepit, and a clothes line.

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Notes:

  • Built from scratch.
  • The secret stairwell was much less obvious from the bedroom before, since it was just a long corridor, but I somehow managed to link the bottom step of the foundation/ground stairs with the top step of the ground/basement floor stairs.. and even though it looked like it should work, it was unusable without a tile between them. However, even deleting walls, floors, roof, rejiggering basement walls, it wouldn’t let me place the stairs anywhere but where they already were. I tried different configurations but sims have to enter from a certain side of the sliding bookcase door, so that limits layout.
  • I started out a while ago making a bunch of characters (Glinda/Galinda, Fiyero, his wife and all her sisters, Elphaba, her siblings and father, and the wizard) from Wicked then it all came to a grinding halt as I tried to figure out how to make Fiyero’s tattoos. I thought I had it several times but ended up not having it quite right. Now I have an addon that adds more tattoo locations, one of which is a ‘whole body’ tat which in theory would work but I just can’t bring myself to bother right now.

Fairies On A Boat

This one’s a little half-assed. Sorry. Just wanted to get it out of the way.
Note: If you’re wanting to do something similar, there are actual sails n such here.

House Information:

  • Price:
  • Size: 8×16 (curved bow)
  • Address: Isla Paradisio

House Description:
A dinky little dingy for dinky little fairies.

  • The main deck has an eating/cooking area (above this is the helm), open spaces, and a stairwell to the hold.
  • The hold contains supply areas, a head, a map room, and sleeping quarters.

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Notes:

 

  • Built from scratch.
  • Both residents are fairies. Pirates. Fairy pirates?

 

 

Uncharged Island: Plunder Cove

House Information & Description:
This quaint little home has modern styling with more traditional furnishings.

  • Location: 64×64 lot on uncharted island Plunder Cove in Isla Paradisio.
  • Parking:  4 aquatic
  • Before Construction photo is here. Link is from here, I never think to take befores.
  • Views are of the surrounding islands and ocean.
  • Outside starts with a covered dock which has the mailbox, a sign that (I pretend) has the island name on it, space for a boat and 2 ski doos. It has a picnic table, bbq grill, and also a branch with space for lounge chairs. Down the path to the right (what I consider the back way of going to the house) is the water house with facilities and past that, an outdoor shower before arriving at the house. Down the path to the left of the dock is a private beach with a table and chairs. Past that and down small side paths are a hot tub and an observation/lounge area on top of the hill. Going down the path, if you ignore this smaller hill path, is the house and a fourth spot for a watercraft. This is where guests would probably park.
  • Inside the home is a nice living/dining room in a calming blue and wicker theme, a small half galley kitchen, a fairly girly bedroom and a small office.  The bedroom and livingroom have garage doors that fully open to let in the sea air. Inside the building down the path are the facilities and a washer.




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Notes:

  • Built from scratch.
  • There isn’t currently a family in this home.
  • This one started out with the house built right next to the beach area with a bright copper/orange roof then I realised how much of a giant eyesore it was to the Phyre Moon Beach Cottage and Hecker IP… so I moved it back and made the roof that pretty dark green color. Layout stayed the same.
  • This house is pretty small and I could’ve made the office into a bathroom, I suppose. It originally was a dressing room with only a connection to the bedroom. I think I need to replace the door going into the bedroom with the 1 tile version of the 2 tile door from the living to the bed room.
  • I like the outdoor shower but I could see it being inconvenient some days. There’s room.. I should move it into the water house with the toilet and laundry.. maybe move the whole house over to where the outdoor shower currently is and reclaim the current water house spot for a lounge area or..something. I don’t know.

 

Hecker/Lane: IP Residence

House Information:
20 x 20 lot on an unnamed barrier island in Isla Paradisio.
2 aquatic parking spaces.

House Description:
This island home straddles a barrier island, commanding views of the surrounding water, the distant larger islands,  and the private side yard.

  • Views are of the surrounding islands and ocean.
  • Floor one has an entryway leading to both a large hallway with a good sized master suite and a guest room and to the open concept living area.
  • Floor two contains a massage room (or could be a guest room) and a dedicated guest room. There’s also a full bath and a laundry room.
  • Outside there’s a lush side yard with beehives and work shed, a large deck off the kitchen and living room, as well as a deck wrapped around the master suite and a small deck from the second story (mostly so doors can be opened to let the sea breeze in). To the side of the master suite and down the deck steps, there’s land with trees and plants ready for exploring and down the front main steps is a small private beach and dock.






 

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Tons more. I worked hard on this one, damnit.
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Fairies In A Tree

Edit: Just realised I had the rear of the house photo twice instead of front and back and that I forgot to set the folder to Public. Fixed. Uploaded a few more photos.


There’s a treehouse in Moonlight falls so I thought I’d try my hand at it.

House Information:
40 x 40 lot at 163 Wood St.
3 bicycle parking spaces.
2 fairy humans.
1 fox, 1 wolf, 1 racoon (big/big/small dogs)

House Description:
This little treehouse is nestled into some leafy greens, surrounded by flowers and across the street from a fairy arboretum.

  • Views are of the lush (albeit very small) surrounding forest of plants and trees.
  • Floor one is accessed from a spiral staircase. It opens into the living/sitting room. On one end of the house is a tv room and a laundry room with stairs leading up. The other side of the house contains a guest bath as well as a kitchen.
  • Floor two‘s landing is as yet unfinished. There could be a third bedroom here for the sun fairy if I had the will to finish it. As I rarely play MF I doubt I will. There’s a bedroom for the gothy fairy as well as a bedroom for the nature fairy. Both bedrooms have a bathroom that’s somewhat open to the outside.
  • Outside there’s plenty of greenspace owing to the fact that the house is elevated off the ground. There’s a carving station as well as a fairy house. On the first floor of the house, the front porch is a decent size and off the kitchen is a large deck dedicated to outdoor dining. The second floor has a small balcony off the second floor landing.
  • Notes: Built from scratch.



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Brick Apartments #5

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 11 Juniper Lane, Hidden Springs
4 apartments
4 parking spaces

Apartment Description:
This cute little 3 story walk up as quaint little apartments for busy little bees.

  • Views are of the town, lake, and small park out in the middle of all the buildings.
  • Floor 0 is the basement with gym/game room and laundry for residents.
  • Floor 1 contains two apartments. Flat 1 is an economy 1 bed/bath with a tiny patio, flat 2 is a slightly larger economy 1 bed/bath with a tiny yard.
  • Floor 2 contains apartment 3, a 2 bed/bath.
  • Floor 3 contains apartment 4, a 2 bed/bath.
  • Outside, there’s a bit of a view of the lake and of the surrounding town and central park as well as each floor (apartment) having its own small balcony or patio.
  • 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. There are separate ‘families’ living here, locked out of the flats they’re not supposed to be in.
    + I should’ve put a hall between apartments 1 and 2 that had a door leading to better access to the central park. Oh well. Done. Jiggered some stuff around.

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Island House Prototype

The photos and post for this one are a bit erratic. This build wasn’t really finished.

House Information:
64 x 64 lot on an unnamed barrier island in Isla Paradisio.
2 aquatic parking spaces.

House Description:
This island home straddles a barrier island, commanding views of the surrounding water and the private side yard. There’s space for guests, as well.

  • Views are of the surrounding islands and ocean.
  • Floor one has an entryway leading to both a large hallway with a good sized master suite and a guest room and to the open concept living area.
  • Floor two contains a massage room (or could be a guest room) and a dedicated guest room. There’s also a full bath and a laundry room.
  • Outside there’s a small private beach, a lush side yard (with an ill-fitting premade pool), and the master bedroom and dining/living room have doors that fully open up to allow sea breezes.
  • Notes: Built from scratch. I started building one house straddling an island, then realised there was another similar island and started building there as well. Then I realised they were very similar in layout. I ended up experimenting with this one then going on to make the other one better for the sims I was going to actually play.

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Brick Apartments #4

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 41 lot at 59 Subalpine Boulevard, Hidden Springs
8 apartments
7 parking spaces

Apartment Description:
These two four floor walk-ups are great for a few families who enjoy town living but need a little outdoor space (via balconies).

  • Views are of the town, lake, and small park out in the middle of all the buildings.
  • Building One (white):
    Floors one and two both have 2 bed, 2 bath flats.
    Floor three has a 2 bed, 1.5 bath flat.
    Floor four has a 3 bed, 2 bath flat.
  • Building Two (brown):
    Floors one, three, and four
    have 1 bed, 1.5 bath flats.
    Floor two
    has a 1 bed, 1 bath flat.
  • Outside, there’s a little bit of green space between the buildings and each floor (apartment) has its own small balcony.
  • 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. There’s a family of 8 or 9 living on it, each ‘family’ is locked out of the apartments that aren’t theirs. Post build, for some reason I made all of the residents of building 2 all tall skinny models somewhat themed to their respective apartments (which allowed me to use some hair/clothing i rarely get a good chance to use). The ones of building 1 are mostly just randomized.
    + These are two buildings on one lot. The white building’s apartments are rather bland but the brown building’s apartments have had a little more thought put into their decor.
    + I also just realised the inside of the white brick building consists mostly of shades of brown and the brown building’s interior is mostly white.
    + Kinda wishing I’d kept the Native American inspired furniture bedecked apartment’s floors white like the rest for more cohesiveness.

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