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Beryl Shoals Now Downloadable!

Kaitlyn asked for this one to be downloadable a while back, but things have been hectic around here and there’s been very little down time to do anything fun. Sorry for the wait and any hiccups there may be. There’s not a ton of CC for this one aside from store/expansion stuff. Everything I could remember is listed along with some little detail about it so you can decide whether you really need it. I’m sure I’ve probably forgotten some. Remember that Beryl Shoals is an uncharted island, and as such has to be discovered.

Hope this works. I’ve never done this before, so bear with me.

MediaFire DOWNLOAD [No Family] (Fixed front steps.)
MediaFire DOWNLOAD [With Family] (Coming soon.)

Used CC (that I could remember) listed below.

User CC:
Awesims: [Sim Next Door Set] Chevron Armchair (Living room chairs; couch pattern.)
Awesims: [Sim Next Door Set] Phyre Tapestry (In massage room.)
SeeMyu: DIY Curtains, Blinds, and Shutters (Bedroom/living room arches. Meh.)
Gosik: Antique Apothecary Cabinets (In the living room under the window; by the stairs.)
Lhawk07: Longer Shade for Curtains, Narrow Swag, Shiftables (Longer rolled shade on various windows.)
Sionelle: More Recolorable Modern Carpets (In bedrooms.)
The Merrye Makers: Medieval Fireplaces (Campfire on the beach.)

Store CC:
MISCELLANEOUS:
Quaint Cottage:
Warbling Wind Chime (Nonvital. It’s just hanging out in the dock house. I use this too much.)
Pedro Estate Arch (Pretty vital. All the arches in the buildings.)
– Fisherman’s Floor Lantern (Nonvital. In livingroom?)
Grandpas Grove
– Snug Rug (Part of the  set. Master bedroom rug. Easy to replace.)

SUNLIT TIDES [Gold]
– Decorative Fruit (In the kitchen.)
– Leaning palm tree. Possibly various tropical plants.
– Tropical Hot Tub (You could use a different hot tub where it is.)
– Sunny Days Lounge Chair (Interchangeable with something similar.)
Infinite Zen Massage Table (Massage room. You could convert this to a hobby room if you don’t have it. Purchasable on its own.)

MONTE VISTA
– Wood Fire Oven (Replaceable with a regular stove.)

AMBITIONS
– Drafting Desk
– Otto Table 2.0 (Under tapestry in massage room.)
– Sculpting Station (Hobby house.)
– Beds, Living room couch, Dressers, Tables.
– Drapes of Wrath (Living room/dining curtains.)

SEASONS
– Summer Meat Master (Grill, swappable with something else.)
– Island Canopy (Over the grill.)
– Dining Chairs
– Various nonvital decor.

SUPERNATURAL
– Toilets and sinks
– Bedroom wardrobe

GENERATIONS
– Frosty the Fridge (Easily replaceable.)

WORLD ADVENTURES
– Lighting (Kinda vital. Some ceiling and walkway lights.)
– Palm Tree Wallpaper (Bedrooms; massage room.)
– Alexia Full of Hair Statues (Massage room.)
– Antique Drapes (Curtains in hobby house.)
– Pedestals (In massage room. Easily replacable.)
– Egyptian Chair (Nonvital decor. In the dining area nook.)
– Various decor: Cart of Goods, Fruit baskets, Barrels, A few paintings, House plants.

PETS
– Leather Bound Mirror (In teen’s room.)
– Bathtubs.

Uncharted Island: Beryl Shoals

Now downloadable!

House Information & Description:
This ornate home sits on its own private island complete with boat house, separate guest and goods loading docks, a hobby/party house and private beach.

  • Location: 64×64 lot on uncharted island Beryl Shoals in Isla Paradisio.
  • Parking:  7 aquatic, 3 bike/moped racks?
  • Before Construction photo is here. Link is from here, I never think to take befores.
  • Views are of the surrounding islands and ocean.
  • Outside the home there is a covered dock for the residents with space for a boat and 2 smaller water craft. The walkway from it leads to the home. In front of the home, along a slightly winding paver pathway bordered by a small expanse of grass and a private beach, there is a dock for guests to park (as well as a ramp for visitors*), a bbq area, a dock for goods to be dropped off (and large art pieces to be picked up), and a separate hobby house with a hot tub out back of it.
  • Main house, floor one is open concept. Once in the large and ornate front door, to the right is a living area and to the left are the kitchen and dining space. There is also a guest bath next to the living area. Floor two consists of a small landing area with the primary residents suite to the right (as you’re exiting the stairs and facing the doors) and their child’s suite to the left. Both have their own separate bath with separate water closets and the main suite features a small balcony with arches. Floor three is a relaxation room with a massage table and stereo. Yoga can be done here if the weather is bad. It also features a small balcony with arches.**
  • Hobby house, floor one is a spacious party room with tons of seating, a radio and a beverage machine. Out the back door and down a path is a secluded hot spring. (hot tub) Floor two has a small landing with doors leading to the bathroom and to the art area which contains easels, a sculpting station and a drafting desk.

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

More pics and notes below the break.

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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.






 

MOAR PICS { Link opens a photobucket folder in a new window.
Tons more. I worked hard on this one, damnit.
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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.

Continue reading Island House Prototype

Island Gem: Sofar

House Information:
35 x 25 lot at 4 Beach Boulevard, Shimmering Sands Beach, Main Island, Isla Paradisio
4 rooms { 1 bed, 1.5 bath, open concept kitchen/dining/living room, stair landing
2 sims, 1 parking space, 3 mooring posts

House Description:
This small to moderately sized modern home with bright white exterior and jewel blue roof is a great spot for a couple with no worries.

  • Views from this modern home are primarily of the surrounding beach and ocean.
  • Floor one starts with a two-story foyer surrounding by tall plants and leads out into the open concept living area. There is a well equipped kitchen, a good sized dining table for entertaining and a fireplace in the living area with a bar area in between. There is also a very small bath (with an all in one facility).
  • Floor two’s landing contains a glass table that serves as a computer desk and a reading nook. The landing overlooks the kitchen/dining area downstairs. There’s a master suite with its own balcony. The stairs leading up are to a low-ceilinged area under the roof with a treadmill.
  • Outside, coming from the dining area is a large two-tier deck with more room for lounging or entertaining with a grill, chairs and a fire pit. From the land, there is a short pier to fish off of.


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Notes:
Built from scratch. Quite a few of the screenshots have ceilings added with photoshop where there’s no floor above the room.

There’s also accidentally a little ASOIAF/GoT twincest crap going on around here..  When creating the family for this house. In my haste and laziness, I made him by just making a male twin of her.. then wasn’t thinking and made them married. Didn’t even remove the mermaid tattoo. Derp.

Family Update: Siar (Summer)

This is an update (added house) for a previously shown family/home.

The Siar family now have a vacation home.

House Location:
? x ? lot located in Sunset Valley on Recurve Beach.

House Contents:
5 rooms { master bedroom, living room, eat-in kitchen, full bath, kids bunk room.
3 parking spaces { house is on a beach but there’s 3 parking spots around the side.
5 sims { comfortable enough for 2 but big enough for 5 with a bunk room upstairs.

House Description:
This little brightly colored house is a great vacation home for a couple of sims that spend more time in the water than indoors.

  • Views outside show off the surrounding beach, ocean, and hills.
  • Floor one has a small front porch, and inside is the living room (with doors to the rear porch) and an eat-in kitchen. Down the hall is a full bathroom and a master bedroom with its own doors onto the back porch.
  • Floor two contains nice art and light fixtures with a bay window, a small seating/hang out area in front of the fish tank, and a room with three beds and a dresser for the (grown) children.
  • Outside is a covered pier and a secluded beach.

Starting out this house wasn’t really specifically for this family but I ended up having them buy it. The big downside is that it’s so far away from town and with no roads, its quite a hike to work/school.

Everyone got a whole new beachy wardrobe. The deck went through several phases. A Leisure Day party was also thrown and nearly half the town was invited.

A few of the rooms:

That’s about it. There’s a few more pics on the PB for this post.

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Renovated ‘Seaside Escape’

This is an updated prexisting home.

House Information & Description:
This little brightly colored house is a great vacation home for a couple of sims that spend more time in the water than indoors.

  • Location: 30 x 40 lot located in Isla Paradisio on Sandy Shore, Surf Island
  • Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath, kitchen/living
  • Parking: 0 car, 2 bike/moped, 1 aquatic
  • Sims: none, room for 1; 2 if there’s a couple
  • Previous version of the house can be seen here. Link from here. (lazy today)
  • Views out the windows of this house show off the surrounding beach and ocean with other islands nearby.
  • Floor one has a small front porch and inside opens up to the small living/office area and the open concept kitching/dining area. To the left are 3 doors: one to the bathroom, one to the bedroom and one to the back deck.
  • Outside this small home is a personal small stretch of beach to the left and neighbors to the right.
  • Nearby on this island is a resturaunt, small grocery store and bookstore.



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Notes:

  • I didn’t think to take before shots of the outside, but basically all the furniture was replaced and, while I originally planned to leave the floor plan alone, the front wall was bumped out a square (to make the new window there fit better) and the back deck bumped out a square, though that one might not have been necessary. A roof over the porch was added, windows were replaced, walls were recolored, new furni was added.
  • I really like the decor on this one, especially the living area and bedroom. Not a big fan of that particular color of cabinets in this one but I’m too lazy to go back and change it.

Sims 3 Flashback: Adina

This home was created and lost before this blog was formed and therefore there aren’t a ton of photos of it and no photos of the sims. (This post is very similar to the last one, sorry for the repeated info.)

House Location:
?  x ? lot located in Sunset Valley on the far left beach (facing land).

House Contents:
4 rooms { 1 bed, 1 bath, kitchen/living area, small workout room
2 parking spaces { the car spaces are located down on the beach.
4 sims { 1 human female, 1 human male, 2 dogs

House Description:
This home sits away from it all on a hill above a remote beach.

  • Views through the driftwood grey windows of this home include the surrounding hillside and the beach and bay below.
  • Floor one is all one room and contains a small kitchenette, dining area, and tv area.
  • Floor two, located up an outdoor flight of steps is the bedroom area as well as a full bathroom and a small work out room.
  • Outside is a privacy fenced back yard containing an abundance of beautiful flowers and a dining area.


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Notes:
Built from scratch. I like building on hillsides. I find it a nice challenge. Unfortunately I no longer have this home nor do I have the sims I made for it. I do remember that I liked them, though. The pets in this home were two dalmatians.

Sims 3 Flashback: Farsea

This home was created and lost before this blog was formed and therefore there aren’t a ton of photos of it and no photos of the sims.

House Location:
?  x ? lot located in Sunset Valley on the far left beach (facing land).

House Contents:
3 rooms { 1 bed, 1 bath, kitchen/living area
1 parking space { the car space is located down on the beach.
4 sims { 1 human female, 1 human male, 2 dogs

House Description:
This home sits away from it all on a hill above a remote beach.

  • Views through the driftwood grey windows of this home include the surrounding hillside and the beach and bay below.
  • Floor one is all one room and contains a small kitchenette, dining area, bar, and tv area.
  • Floor two, located up an outdoor flight of steps is the bedroom area and features a full bath and sitting area.
  • Outside the home, the majority of the privacy fenced back yard consists of two large gardens and decks for relaxing and barbequeing.

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Notes:
Built from scratch. I like building on hillsides. I find it a nice challenge. Unfortunately I no longer have this home nor do I have the sims I made for it. I do remember that I liked them, though. Especially the two little dogs, Lassie and William McBarkley.