Vote for the Buidling Contest 5 Winner!

ratchie - White Gable Farm
2 (2.3%)
Schipperke - The Homestead
9 (10.2%)
SassySimmer - Lars Homestead
1 (1.1%)
danefaith - Hippische Huis
17 (19.3%)
Agneza - Deer Family Farm
13 (14.8%)
Joria - Sundowner Farms
11 (12.5%)
Gogowars329 - Courtyard Farm
1 (1.1%)
Gheez - Treowse Manor Famr
4 (4.5%)
ZapKid - McCleven Estate
7 (8%)
Twinmum - Lofty Retreat
6 (6.8%)
Lilygirl - Hydrangea Farm
9 (10.2%)
Lynley1248 - Springdale
8 (9.1%)

Total Members Voted: 30

Voting closed: November 11, 2011, 12:38:06 PM

Author Topic: Building Contest 5, 2011 - A Family Farm - Open for Comments  (Read 10491 times)

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Building Contest 5, 2011 - A Family Farm - Open for Comments
« on: October 20, 2011, 02:22:05 PM »
Building Contest 5 –  Family Farm

You must read the Rules and Instructions Thread first, if you haven't already. Updates have been made.

Your Task:
    To build a family farmhouse suitable for any farming community.

  • Minimum number of Beds: for 5 Sims (Do not add any Sims)
  • Budget: $85,000, you don't have to spend it all.
  • Lot Size: 40x40 only

Optional Specifications:
  • Think country, family, rustic, etc.
  • Barn/Stable
  • Garden
  • Pets Content is allowed for this Contest.

Current Status: Open for Comments

Contest Start Date: 12:00am, Friday, October 21, 2011  
Contest End Date:  11:59pm, Thursday, November 3, 2011

Do not post any comments or compliments in this Thread until the Contest is closed, any Questions please PM samoht04 and lilygirl.

How to post your entry?
When you post your entry you need to have a name for your House/Lot, it can be as imaginative as you want, you also have to describe your entry, imagine you are trying to sell it to someone, you will need pictures, a maximum of 10 although you can have less, you need to post the Lot size and the price of your entry, this is an example of how you lay it out:

House Name:
Lot Size:
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For information on how to upload to the Swap Shop and upload Screenshots, See the Rules and Instructions Thread.

Current Entries: - Listed by Date of Entry and Approval
ratchie - White Gable Farm
Schipperke - The Homestead
SassySimmer - Lars Homestead
danefaith - Hippische Huis
Agneza - Deer Family Farm
Joria - Sundowner Farms
Gogowars329 - Courtyard Farm
Gheez - Treowse Manor Farm
ZapKid - McCleven Estate
Twinmum - Lofty Retreat
Lilygirl - Hydrangea Farm
Lynley1248 - Springdale

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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 06:38:25 AM »
White Gable Farm.

Price furnished:76,298
Price Unfurnished:
Lot size:40 by 40.
EPs and SP used:All including pets.
Description:A three bed,two bath farm house with adjacent barn. This beautiful family home will comfortably sleep five Sims.

The front of the property.

Overhead view of the ground floor.

The dinning room.

The kitchen includes a dishwasher and trash compactor for the busy farmers wife.

Master bedroom.

Master bath.

The study.

Boys room.

Kids bathroom.

Girls bedroom.

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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 07:36:56 AM »
I've had a Question about whether the Five Bed Spaces include Cat, Dog and Horse Beds/Stables, they do not count. The Five Beds must be for Sims not Pets.
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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 02:25:18 PM »
The Homestead

Furnished:  78,452
Unfurnished:  43,705
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Content:  Everything except Late Night.  Also includes plants from Buydebug:  Apple trees, tomato & lettuce plants.

View from the street:

Bird's-eye view:

Welcome your friends with a glass of lemonade on the porch:

Master bedroom & bath:

Nursery & bath:

Li'l cowpokes room:

Kitchen & dining area:

Living room: 

Barn interior showing the two horse stalls and supplies for your barn cat:

Back yard showing the kitchen garden and outside socializing area:

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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 01:20:52 PM »
Lars Homestead

Size - 40x40
Furnished - 84,721
Unfurnished - 59,339
Content - I'm going to play it safe this time and say all expansions and stuff packs.  Free store content includes Eco Pack, Havest Bounty and Earth Day

Description:  Newly build Lars Farm boasts 3 bedrooms, 1 nursery and 3 bathrooms.  The property is a new development in Sunset Valley by upcoming builder SassySimmer.  There is plenty of room outside as well as in and there is also a barn, a stable and a jumping track to help train your horse.

As you can see from the front of the property there is a spacious front yard which houses it's own orchard, childrens playground and car space.

The garage connects to the house via a utility room, which has washer and dryer (as well as a cat litter box and cat food bowl).  From the utility room you access the house into the kitchen which has all modern day appliances and a breakfast bar.  There is the entrance vestibule that has some very interesting foliage.  The living room has a toddler pen to keep all the toys tidy and the toddlers safe.  At the rear of the house there is the what we like to call the Sun room also known as the dining room.

The second floor has the nursery

Master bedroom

The little boys room (who dreams of one day reaching for the stars)

The Family bathroom

The third floor has the teenage daughter room and with en-suite

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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 11:39:49 PM »
Hippische Huis, by Dane

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Lot Type: Residential Lot
Lot Size: 40 x 40
Suggested placement: n/a
Price tag: $84,940 ($57,898 unfurnished)

Contains  Late Night, Ambitions, Generation and Pets Content

Discover the rural dream with this quaint farming plantation, suitable for a family of six and all of their beloved animal friends.  The craftsman style farm house is adorned in soothing country decor with just a bit of modern zing to suit those testy teenagers, and the dutch crafts barn house will sure to keep your herd safe and sound., and the quaint vegetable plot awaits the eager hands of a green thumb!

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Six bed, one and a half bath.

Barn with one box stall.

Features multiple skill items.

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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2011, 06:40:02 AM »
Deer Family Farm

Price: Furnished 85000
         Unfurnished 52281
Lot Size: 40 x 40
Content: All Expansions

Description: This farm is situated in beautifull mountain landscape. Deers often comes to the farm, so it became its name. It still retained its country charm although it got renovated. It has got a pond and an old stony well. From the porch You can enjoy the view on Hidden Springs or simply enjoy a glass of lemonade. Behind the house there is a separate entrance for another room which You can use for different activity. The interior is comfortable and elegant.
Ground floor: small hall, kitchen-dinning room with fireplace, two bathrooms, bedroom with double bed, baby room, living room
Upstairs: two kids bathroom, laundry room, guest room (single bed), kids room (two single bed), space for cat

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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011, 05:07:31 PM »
Sundowner Farms

Featuring Sundowner Farms, Dreamspinner Inc.'s newest offering to you, the discerning buyer.  This little ranch has everything you need and want to fill your dream of raising a mighty fine small herd of horses and more!  The farm house proper sleeps five in a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, charming farmhouse.  The house has a typical, large, eat in kitchen, entry way, a parlor, a family room, a mud room, and it even has a small root cellar just waiting for you to fill with shelves and fill them with the canned produce you harvest from the vegetable garden.  The mud room has a washer with clothes line just outside the rear door.  A nice patio and barbecue area is easily accessible from the kitchen door as is the garden.  

The barn has 3, spacious box stalls  with a large hay loft and a small bunk room with adjoining bath above.  Room for a barn cat and watch dog within the barn and the family pet cat and dog have their own areas in the house and yard.  There is a training area and socializing pasture for improving your horses skills, and an easel and chess table for improving your own!

Come take a look at Sundowner Farms.  We know you'll follow your dreams into the west.

Name:  Sundowner Farms

Lot Size:  40x40

Price:  $84, 838 furnished  $55,555 unfurnished

No 3rd party CC, expect use of all EP's SP's, no store content (that I'm aware of)

Overhead view of the entire spread.

Overhead of hay loft and bunk room.

Horse stalls, dog bed and access to bunk room and loft.

Second floor of farmhouse with bedrooms, bathrooms and decks.  Not seen is an easel on the deck.

Main floor of farmhouse showing eat in kitchen, foyer, mud room and half bath, parlor and family room.

Small root cellar.

Side view of farm showing garden, patio and socializing pasture.

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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011, 06:42:10 PM »
Contest Build #5
Name: Courtyard Farm 3br 2ba
Price Unfurnished: $55,284
Price Furnished: $82,615
Lot Size: 40 x 40
EP and SP Content: Ambitions, (Dresser, Door, Painting) Late Night, (Dining Table) Generations, (TV) Pets (Many Things on the Lot)
Additional Content: A Garden with Most Plants, 3 Bedrooms, a Horse Stable and Dog Kennel.
Description: This house is perfect for a family of 5 to move to after getting sick of the city. It houses enough room for the family to buy a horse and dog too. There's also a courtyard that serves as a garden to cook all your own produce.

From the Curb:

From the Field behind the Lot:

The Barn. Be sure to keep your horse and dog well kept here.

First Floor:

Second Floor/Master Ensuite:

The Courtyard Garden:

The Nursery and Childs’ Bedroom:

The Kitchen and Living Room:

The Dining/Sunroom:

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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2011, 05:46:55 PM »
House Name: Treowse Manor Farm

Price: £83,9763 (furnished on 40x40 plot), £52,964 (unfurnished), £80,763 (furnished excluding plot)
Lot Size: 40x40

Description: 3 beds, 3 baths, 3 receptions, 2 stables, 2 paddocks, hay barn & vegetable garden.

Content: All expansion packs.

Treowse Manor Farm is a three bed, three bath, three reception, sizeable, old, Cornish, granite farmhouse that has been modernised in recent years and extended to include a roof terrace. Set in a spacious, well-fenced, 40x40 plot, the property boasts two paddocks, two stables, a hay barn, a well-stocked kitchen garden, a fruit orchard and a large green play area containing the signature tree house.  At the front of the property there is parking for two cars and a low-maintenance, minimally landscaped garden and small pond.

Welcome to Treowse Manor Farm.

Front aspect.
Please note the exposed granite facings and the maintenance-free replacement windows and door.

Rear aspect.
The roof terrace is situated on top of the new extension and is accessed via a door from the top floor landing.

View of hay barn and stables.
The hay barn and stable areas are fully serviced with both water and electricity supplies.  Please note that, if required, the hay barn could be converted to an additional stable.

Aerial plan of the property.
The boundaries to the sides and rear of the property are securely fenced.

Floor plan - top floor.
Master bedroom with walk-thru wardrobe/dressing area and en-suite bathroom. Two additional bedrooms. Bijou family bathroom. Access off spacious landing to roof terrace.

Room layout - ground floor.
Formal sitting room with feature fireplace. Farm office. Hallway. Open plan, fully-fitted kitchen/diner/living room with access through utility room to downstairs shower room and sun-room; doors to side elevations.

Farm office.
Work on the farm accounts, sit and read, play chess or just convert the office to a formal dining room.

Large picture windows to make the most of the views over the rear and side of the farmstead.

Second paddock.
The second paddock could easily be converted to a menage and is already equipped with a set of jumps suitable for a beginner.

This farmstead, as currently furnished, is eminently suitable as a long-term home for an animal-loving, family of five and, if the family grows, then the spacious upstairs landing will facilitate easy access to the large roof space.

Please book your viewing early to avoid disappointment.

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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2011, 08:04:24 PM »
Name: McCleven Estate
Lot Size: 40x40
Cost: 84,493$
Content: Base Game, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets
The McCleven Estate was originally built for Andrew McCleven in 1922. He lived there happily with his wife and children for 31 years until his ultimate death in 1953. The family eventually all died and was moved to a nearby graveyard. Every year, in memory of Andrew and his family, a crew has come to update the furniture. Which lucky family will be the next to inhabit this long lost, sad home, that has everything, including major bonuses like a barn and huge pond?


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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2011, 03:06:54 AM »
Building Contest #5
Name: Lofty Retreat
Lot Size: 40 x 40
Furnished price:  84,233
Unfurnished price: 59,635
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Content used from: World Adventures, Ambition, Late Night, Generations, Pets, High-End Loft Stuff, Outdoor Living Stuff and Town Life Stuff.

Welcome to the grand reopening of Twinsom Realty. After moving to new premises here at the SwapShop I’m happy to offer up our first new property.
Come and take a look at Lofty Retreat. This charming country house is set on a generous 40 x 40 block. The house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is currently set up as a nursery. There is a small cellar, but the groundwork is done, so extending it is not a problem if more space is needed.
Step out to the barn where you will not only find a stall for a horse,  but up stairs there is a converted loft with a living space complete with it’s own bathroom and kitchenette. It’s the perfect retreat for visiting guests or that rowdy teenager!
The yard is a pleasure to roam around with an already established garden growing apples, tomatoes and grapes. Come out the back to find a delightful little pond and treehouse for those adventurous children.
This house is ready to move into, all it needs is a few personal touches to make it a home.

View from the street

Arial view of the backyard

Downstairs floorplan

Upstairs floorplan

Loft floorplan

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Main bedroom


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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2011, 12:54:15 PM »
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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2011, 10:37:32 PM »
House: Hydrangea Farm

Lot Size: 40x40
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Furnished Cost: $84,761
Items: WA, Amb, LN, Gen, Pets. No store content.

Yellow Lily Realty & Construction would like to welcome you to your tour of Hydrangea Farm. This sprawling family farm features a stone-and-log construction barn and a country log house with enough room for a family of 5 and their pets. There is plenty of space in the yard for family fun with a game of Gnubb, a large vegetable garden, and a pasture for a horse or two. The two large porches provide a cool place to greet and entertain guests, or sip a glass of lemonade as you watch the children play.

From the Curb: Notice the ample parking space, over-flowing flower beds, large expanse of lawn, and horse pasture tucked in the back.

Floor Plan of the House: First, we'll have a look at the house, let this floor plan guide you through the different rooms.

Great Room with Fireplace and Backyard View: The front entrance leads directly into the Great Room, complete with a soaring timbered ceiling, fireplace, genuine leather furniture, chess set, and large bookcases. This is the perfect room for a family TV night, mindful game of chess, or a quiet evening reading by fire light. Check out the great views this room has of the backyard.

Dining Area of Kitchen: This solid wood construction dining set will last a family for generations to come and is large enough to seat the whole family and a couple guests. Large windows give a view of the back yard garden and horse pasture.

Kitchen with access to the Back Porch: This large kitchen has plenty of room for the whole family to get their hands dirty cooking up a storm, and includes modern appliances, island oven, and lots of cupboard space. In the corner there is room for a china hutch and the food bowls for the family dog or cat.

Master Bedroom: Feast your eyes on the grand, four poster, solid wood master bed in this room!

Child's Bedroom plus Nursery: We relocated this young horse lover's prized saddle to the barn and moved a crib into this room to show you just how much space there actually is in here. The table in the corner is the perfect place for a child to do his/her homework in peace.

Teen Loft Bedroom: For the artsy teenager that wants his/her own space, this loft bedroom above the kitchen/dining room is perfect. This room is complete with easel, guitar, TV, and game console.

Barnyard: Now into the backyard. Have a look at the size of the horse pasture and barn. The barn is large enough for a horse or two, all their required equipment, and was recently renovated to add on a hay shed.

Garden: The vegetable garden was started by the previous owner and is flourishing behind the dining room. It comes complete with harvest-ready apple, tomato, onion, grape, potato, and watermelon plants, and a sprinkler system.

Be sure to check out the Hydrangea Farm page of our corner of the Swap Shop for information on how you may purchase this beautiful family-friendly farm.
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Re: Building Contest 5 - A Family Farm
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 10:38:04 PM »
House Name: Springdale
Price: $82,938
Lot Size:40x40
Content: All EPs, HELS and OLS
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This three bedroom, two bath country home is perfect for the animal and nature loving family.  The backyard has a barn with fenced pastor, dog house, and garden.  The house features wide front and back porches, a semi-open kitchen and dining area, family, and large master suite.  Upstairs has two kids bedrooms, one with bunkbeds, a large bath, and small study with easle and chessboard.  For the logically inclined, the loft in the barn offers the perfect place for late night stargazing.

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Backyard with barn, fenced pastor, and garden

Family room



Girl's room

Boy's Room

Hay loft