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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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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 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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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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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.

Futuristic Farm House; Cosmos

Aren’t I creative with family names?

House Location:
37 x 37 lot located in one of the craters in Lunar Lakes, near the end of Cavil Ct.

House Contents:
12 rooms { 2 bed, 2.5 bath, multiple bonus spaces, doesn’t include breeze ways and greenhouse

5 Sims {  an adult married couple, their teen daughter, 2 male/ female adult horses.
The people are alien in appearance, but are genetically human. Looking at the zebra horse thing and the people, I may have watched Avatar a bit too much.

House Description:
This moderate sized futuristic farmhouse celebrates living in a wonderful climate with rooms opening to the outside and breeze ways**.

  • Views from this home are of the surrounding trees and neighbourhood.
  • Floor one is technically floor 2, as the front door is up a set of steps. It contains a breeze way, a small but stylish kitchen and a dining room. Opposite those are two living spaces with a short hallway and half bath (with in-wall jelly fish tank feature) between them. There is also an extension of the breeze way that contains a bar and the swimming pool.
  • Floor two also contains a breezeway and features a fully equipped bathroom with a teleporter as well as a relaxation room with sleep units,  and two equal sized bedrooms that share a balcony above the front porch. There are two ladders that lead up to the roof, which contains a large solar panel and two telescopes.
  • Floor zero is underneath the main living space and is technically the first floor but is considered the basement in this case. It features two parking spaces as well as parking for the teen’s scooter. It also sports a large bonus room that contains a massage table, yoga mat, large retro stereo, hot tub, laundry, and a separate steam room. Next door is a small bath. Underneath the above deck and behind the pool, is a small gym.
  • Outside has room for planting, room for horse-related activities with a small greenhouse stable for those heat loving purple zebra horses, and a green house featuring a cow plant and a tree of prosperity.


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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.

 

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Le Cheval de Fantaisie Equestrian Centre

Business Location:
64 x 64 lot located in Sunset Valley on Summer Hill Rd.

Business Contents:
5 rooms { track/jump course room, community dining, stable, 2 restrooms

Business Description:
Featuring a large indoor equestrian workout space and space to just hang out, this community lot is the choice hang out for the well-off local horse owners.

  • Views from this business include the town, mountains, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets over the ocean through the tall windows surrounding all of the main rooms.
  • Inside is dominated by a large indoor jump course surrounded by a track. Off of that space is a stable room with two luxurious horse stalls as well as men’s and women’s restrooms and a community dining room with a bar and fridge. This room has doors leading out to the patio.
  • Outside, leading down a wavy stone path and also connected to the community dining indoors is a patio featuring fire pits and 3 grills for anyone to use. There is an abundance of flowering shrubs for beauty and to invite butterflies.

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Stylish Country Living; Leign O’Hare

This is one of my favourite builds.

Location: 64 x 64 lot located in Sunset Valley on Summer Hill Rd.

House Description:
Large and spacious enough for two professional room mates and their pets to live comfortably, this home is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of town while having a view of everything.

  • Views from this home include the town, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, and the surrounding mountains.
  • Floor one contains a small front porch, a good sized living room with fireplace and half bath, a dining room, a spacious kitchen complete with long counter/many stools for celeb chefs to show off to friends during parties or hosting in-home kitchen shows, and a good sized back deck (along with abundant outdoor space) for entertaining.
  • Floor two features two comfy bedrooms, each with a fireplace, a master suite, and a small office. Behind the fireplace of each bedroom is a stairwell leading down to each room’s own personal garage, nearly big enough for two cars each. Each stairwell has a small half bath. The section of the second floor hallway passing over the dining room below is just a bridge.
  • Floor three sports a large attic hang out area and two collection rooms.
  • Outside, there’s an abundance of open space for outdoor entertaining,  a barn large enough for two horses (with a loft area), and a big well equipped garden. There’s also a good sized deck off the kitchen for further country cooking happiness. This house would also have the chicken coop, had I had that item at the time.

Leign O'Hare

 

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