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Pinteresting

Basically this is just a few things I liked from pinterest shoved into one house. I don’t have a good name for it either, obviously. I made a sim but don’t remember her name.

House Information & Description:
This little plain jane house is in a neighborhood of similarly dressed plain jane houses. With new soft and hard scaping and a completely new and updated interior, iEven though it’s quite cozy, there’s still plenty of room in and out for lots of visiting friends, plus it’s much prettier.

  • Location: ?×? lot on uncharted island Beryl Shoals in Isla Paradisio.
  • Parking:  2 vehicle (1 in garage, 1 out), 1 bike
  • Views are of the surrounding neighborhood and equally externally ugly houses.
  • Preview pics are in the folder with the rest of the photos.
  • Outside of this little abode, there’s a new covered stoop area where previously there was just a flat wall with a door. The hedges have been slightly altered and several rose bushes have been added, along with awnings on both sets of side windows. Around back, where previously there was just a big open space without even a back door, there is now a big entertaining space with a ground level brick patio for hanging out and for sunbathing, and a slightly raised deck with foliage covered pergola for dining and grilling. Even with all that and the added art studio, there’s still plenty of green space. Hedges have been added to block off the view of the back neighbor’s yard.
  • Inside the overall theme is white, pastel pink, navy blue, and gold accents. To the right of the front door is the kitchen with gold stove hood, open shelving, and a small round dining table. Past the kitchen is the garage with laundry, a work bench, and a door to the back yard. To the left of the front door is the living space with a cool navy fireplace (the texture of which is like the walls in this room, though its hard to tell from the screenshots) and a neat coffee table. There’s also a hallway to the backyard. To the left of the hallway is a full bath and to the right is a bedroom with retro furniture and a pink ceiling.
  • Out back is a separate artist’s studio with comfy furniture, plenty of storage, and a glass roof. It has its own AC.

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Uncharted Island: Beryl Shoals

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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.

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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.

 

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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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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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:
    +
    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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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 (Winter)

This is an update for a previously shown family/home.

So, I finally got Seasons (and Island Paradise) back at the first of the year. It’s not bad. I wish it’d come with a neighborhood but that’s okay. I like the ice skating (and rollerblading), I just wish there was a bit more to it… such as some fancy duo spins instead of just the.. holding hands, knees bent spin sims do together, regardless of whether or not they both have maxed skills. Meh. The weather is really fun to deal with, but I had to immediately download something to make umbrellas less breakable, that was ridiculous.

Anyway, Siar is the family I keep going back to. That’s really saying something considering I usually make a family, build them a house, play them about 20 minutes then move on to the next house.
Everyone got new outerwear and Adaria’s clothes got swapped around a bit. I still can’t find the hair I used to use for her. The two adults (Sar and Saria, I’m not creative with names) mostly just build snowmen (including alien and reaper ones), the oldest ‘child’ Jaida ice skates, the youngest child, Adaria, snowboards, and the middle child and only male, Javi, does a bit of both.


Their house didn’t change much. I took out the silly enormous theater basement (see the original post’s photos) that was very rarely ever used and gave them a much smaller basement with a gym and showers. There’s still a secret room for the evil mastermind of the family, Saria.

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

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Siar Bonus Town Home

House Location:
20  x 20 lot located in Sunset Valley on Mirabello Rd., just behind the Bistro.

House Contents:
5 rooms { 1 bed, 1.5 bath, kitchen/living area, tiny office
1 parking space { 1 car garage
0 sims { (room for 1-2) this house is big enough for a single sim or a couple.

House Description:
This home sits in Downtown Sunset Valley and commands views primarily consisting of the beach and bay beyond.

  • Views primarily consist of the nearby Old Pier Beach and the bay beyond, though bits of downtown can be seen.
  • Floor one contains a small open concept kitchen and living room, special nook with a 2 story window for the dining table, and a half bath. There are spiral stairs up to the second floor and down to the finished but unfurnished basement.
  • Floor two contains a wide open hallway, a very small office, a good sized master suite with four piece bath.
  • Outside, there is a small patio with a table, chairs, and a hot tub. There’s a one car garage and a small yard with open space not belonging to the house but surrounding it for extra room to hang out.

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Notes:
Built from scratch.

I built this home as extra space for the older two children of the Siar household and it’s owned by the whole family. I mostly just wanted space for them to hang out. I’ve considered adding a second bedroom over the garage so they could both stay there, but that would change the architecture too much.

Apparently my thing is to take that fireplace and put windows on either side. I do like the brick and wood, though. I avoided windows on the left side of the house facing the bistro to keep a bit of privacy and placed a fanned plant in front of the window in the kitchen so it’s hard to see in but not as hard to see out.