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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

 

 

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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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.

Phyre Moon Cottage; Beach Edition

House Location:
50 x 25 lot located in Isla Paradisio on Pirate Island

House Contents:
3 rooms { 1 bed, 1.5 bath, kitchen/living area
0 parking spaces { house is on a teeny island. there’s a separate docks back behind the house, though and a bike rack
1 sims { (room for 1-2) this house is big enough for a single sim or a couple

House Description:
This little thatch roofed octagonal house sits atop a small hill overlooking two beaches. It’s warm tropical colour scheme, airy windows, small gazebo covered pool and views make it the perfect little getaway home for the sim that doesn’t relish being around others.

  • Views from the windows of this airy home include the surrounding beaches, isles, and horizon.
  • Floor one is a large living/dining/kitchen area (edit: that admittedly is way too big for a recluse sim, just go with it~) whose ceiling is supported by a large, fantastically painted column. There’s a half wall dividing the living space from the master suite and half bath doors, giving them a little more privacy. There is a smaller octagonal bedroom with master bath.
  • Outside the front of this cottage is a path connecting the two beaches. A white picket fence deters passersby from getting closer. The front and back of the home each sport a front porch and there is a stone pathway leading to a gazebo with a pool. Under a queen palm, there is a lounge chair and a fire pit. Surrounding the home  is a moderate sized garden with fruits and veggies, fruit trees,  and palm trees. Out back, (on a separate lot) there is a boat dock.


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Notes:
Built from scratch. Originally, this sim (the one from Phyre Moon Cottage) was to be in a bigger house on a more outlying island, but this one seemed cozier and more practical and I already had the walls and roof up when I moved her in.

I was going to add a second floor but it just seemed like too much. The dock doesn’t really work well for boats, it’s mostly for looks, though sims can lounge on it.

Phyre Moon Cottage (Take 2)

Edit: Fixed categories & tags.

House Location:
35  x 40 lot located in Hidden Springs on Azure Lake Ave.

House Contents:
6 rooms { 2 bed, 2 bath, living/dining, loft
1+ parking spaces { 1 car space with plenty of space for more parking on the driveway
1 sims { This house is big enough for up to 4 sims, but cozy enough for 1.

House Description:
Sitting on the alpine banks of an inlet in Hidden Springs, this home oozes privacy and tranquility for the sim that likes to garden and be alone.

  • Views from this home consist of the surrounding alpine mountains and the inlet behind the house.
  • Floor one has a quaint front porch, open concept living/dining/kitchen space, a small hallway (with display shelf for collectibles), a master suite with 4 piece bath, a spare room for guests, and a full guest bath with (nonworking) laundry.
  • Floor two is simply a loft above the main living space with room for a computer desk, bookshelf, and art area in the dormer.
  • Outside is a stone driveway, beautiful flowered front yard, very abundant flower garden connecting the bedroom and kitchen patios, a good sized edibles garden and a greenhouse for gardening during the winter months.

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Notes:
Smaller circle on the location photos is the fruit stand I had set up for her, since it wasn’t attracting customers on her own lot.

Built from scratch. The first PMC was lost when my old hard drive died. It was built for a friend’s sim. Even though she no longer plays, I couldn’t help remaking the place.

The sim is based on her and made by her, though the hair has been changed since I don’t have the hair she’d used. The Gardening outfits and the outerwear outfit are also put together for this sim by me, though I didn’t make any of the content.

I’m going to apologize. There’s a million photos but I worked really hard on this one. So much harder than most of my other houses, whether it’s obvious or not. We chatted on TeamSpeak while I built in the beginning, asking what she liked and didn’t like. She had input into several aspects of the design.

I really like how this turned out with the exception of a few things.
First, the loft. I feel it needs to be just a little less open, maybe. I’m also having BuyDebug Saving Loop problems, so in the end, had to put that blue light on the wall since I couldn’t have invisible light continuing from above.
Also, the blue of the living room, red of the kitchen and white of the walls turned out a little more Americana than I meant for it to. She’s Canadian. I just liked the blue curtains and was doing *all* the walls white and she’d wanted a red kitchen of some sort… I didn’t realise til later on how RWB it was. Whoops.