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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #1000 on: May 12, 2011, 03:55:15 AM »
For some reason the front of that house looks quite familiar, is it like a previous work of yours? And no offence, but I find the exterior to be a little boring.

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« Reply #1001 on: May 12, 2011, 02:12:21 PM »
Same here, looks a lot like something else you have done.  :-\
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« Reply #1002 on: May 12, 2011, 02:13:55 PM »
I've noticed that about a lot of dane's work....
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« Reply #1003 on: May 12, 2011, 03:25:30 PM »
I have been doing a lot of L shaped houses lately haven't I?  Lol.  Well in this case I was intent to have some similarities to Lithium.  they're neighboring units.


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« Reply #1004 on: May 12, 2011, 04:11:57 PM »
No, for me that's not the one, danefaith. The architecture might be similar but somewhere there's a house with that exterior "siding". I'll let you know if I find it.

EDIT: It's not in this thread (yes I looked through the entire thing!) or in the Swap Shop so it must be in a story thread somewhere, but well it doesn't matter anyway.

I'm curious to see how this one will be different/similar to your Lithium house.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #1005 on: May 12, 2011, 04:29:04 PM »
I never realized you could recolour stairs. You learn something new every day.

That's maybe because not every stair can be recoloured. But some can, the more masive ones can. If I describe that correctly.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #1006 on: May 12, 2011, 06:20:19 PM »
No, for me that's not the one, danefaith. The architecture might be similar but somewhere there's a house with that exterior "siding". I'll let you know if I find it.

EDIT: It's not in this thread (yes I looked through the entire thing!) or in the Swap Shop so it must be in a story thread somewhere, but well it doesn't matter anyway.

I'm curious to see how this one will be different/similar to your Lithium house.
Their L structures are relatively mirror image to one another creating a U with similar courtyards.

It's an on-off project, a subdivision of maybe 5-6 small moderns.  Niobium's the third in the set, and it might be the one with the wooden siding you're thinking of?  I don't know, lol.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #1007 on: May 12, 2011, 06:47:37 PM »
So I finally started the build on my next legacy house.  It will be in Twinbrook and I've dubbed it Puddlewick Place.

This is a shot of the front exterior, the parlor, the dining room and the kitchen.  I can't figure out why my ceiling is black on the lower levels.  I'll have to figure out how to fix that.



This is a shot of the master bedroom, dressing room and the bathroom.  Also a shot of the unfinished nursery I'm working on.



Also, my first house Redwood Place will be going up in the Swap Shop today.  More motivation for me to finish this build so I can move my Lexingtons in already!


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #1008 on: May 12, 2011, 07:12:09 PM »
filly I love the exterior of your mansion, and the loungeroom is nice. I like the stone wall in the bedroom, and the lovely couch you can see in the dressing room shot. I think the nursery in particular is looking beautiful, very imaginative :)

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« Reply #1009 on: May 12, 2011, 07:48:59 PM »
Excellent use of custom patterns and moveobject on tricks.  throw in a lovely exterior and you've got yourself a fine domicile.


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« Reply #1010 on: May 12, 2011, 08:01:05 PM »
filly I love the exterior of your mansion, and the loungeroom is nice. I like the stone wall in the bedroom, and the lovely couch you can see in the dressing room shot. I think the nursery in particular is looking beautiful, very imaginative :)

I only shared a few carefully cropped photos.  The rest of the house is a mess!  I never go in with a concrete plan, usually a few features I know I want and I build the rest of the house around them.  I've got a wonderful feature in the center of the house I haven't finished yet but can't wait to share when I do.

Excellent use of custom patterns and moveobject on tricks.  throw in a lovely exterior and you've got yourself a fine domicile.

I could not live without moveobjects on!  :)  I have lots of fun squishing things together to make things more realistic.

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« Reply #1011 on: May 13, 2011, 01:39:35 AM »
I only shared a few carefully cropped photos.  The rest of the house is a mess!  I never go in with a concrete plan, usually a few features I know I want and I build the rest of the house around them.  I've got a wonderful feature in the center of the house I haven't finished yet but can't wait to share when I do.

"Unfinished" or not, what you've shared with us so far looks really nice! The exterior reminds me of a modernized version of a Venice Villa, it's especially impressive that you've kept the front so well balanced. That's a fine piece of assymetric facade design!

I personally wouldn't have put the house so much to the front of the lot. It may have given your exterior just that little extra if you'd been able to give it a bit more landscaping in the front. But I do realise that may very well be differences in taste.

From what you showed us so far the interor really starts to take shape. I love your bold use of colours and use of decorations. The nursery with that platform and fence is my absolute favourite; it's absolutely lovely.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of your house and the backyard once you finish it.

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« Reply #1012 on: May 13, 2011, 08:11:25 AM »
Oh btw, I think your ceilings are black before you're using a frieze above the ground floor walls. Rather than creating a higher ceiling, the game makes it black with a frieze.

You can prevent that by adding floortiles under the frieze.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #1013 on: May 13, 2011, 11:15:35 AM »
I don't have any frizes but I have used a couple of the platforms on the 2nd level and I wonder if that is part of the ceiling problem. Still learning a lot about construction though.

The house is on a 40x40 lot and because of the center feature it pushed the rest of the house far back. I wanted to make sure I still had room for a backyard and a pool area for my family. Plus I never really play at the front of the house unless its to check the mail or get the paper. I tried starting on a 60x60 lot but after putting so much on the lot my game started to stutter. Barely noticible but I decided against it. This was with a computer with 9 gigs of ram and a 1 gb graphics card too. I like a lot of clutter in my houses.  ;D

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #1014 on: May 14, 2011, 05:21:58 PM »


Here's the foyer.  I'm up and down as to whether its minimalist or just underfurnished, lol.  ;D



And my pre-CAS kitchen/dining.


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« Reply #1015 on: May 14, 2011, 06:16:13 PM »
The kitchen just needs to be coloured to make it beautiful and the foyer is missing something but I don't know what...
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« Reply #1016 on: May 14, 2011, 10:04:08 PM »
It's great! I think the foyer is missing some plants. Some greenery could perk it up.

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« Reply #1017 on: May 15, 2011, 02:01:06 PM »
Hey everyone, please help me, if possible. :) Just finished working on my Legacy house, it's a cabin that heavily takes after Catlover's Beautiful Cabin by Stoney Falls. Well, of course, it is quite different as well. ;D Here is the post dedicated to it in my Legacy thread. If you can, please take the time to view it and share your opinion here. The nursery/attic/basement are in works now, should be ready soon. Thank you.
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« Reply #1018 on: May 15, 2011, 06:54:33 PM »
Hey everyone, please help me, if possible. :) Just finished working on my Legacy house, it's a cabin that heavily takes after Catlover's Beautiful Cabin by Stoney Falls. Well, of course, it is quite different as well. ;D Here is the post dedicated to it in my Legacy thread. If you can, please take the time to view it and share your opinion here. The nursery/attic/basement are in works now, should be ready soon. Thank you.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #1019 on: May 15, 2011, 07:02:02 PM »
I don't have any frizes but I have used a couple of the platforms on the 2nd level and I wonder if that is part of the ceiling problem. Still learning a lot about construction though.

Yes, it is. The platform is basically the same as a frieze; it heightens the ceiling (just not by the same amount). The game does not render the extra height but makes it black instead.

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« Reply #1020 on: May 15, 2011, 11:18:42 PM »
Thank you Natsuko. :)
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« Reply #1021 on: May 16, 2011, 05:36:49 AM »
Dane, I would move easel to diagonal empty corner, and on it's current place I would put lamp or flower pot. I've been trying that trick with moveobjects and Alt on counters, but they keep snapping to each other, so it is a loong processto get them right, is there another trick or just much patience?
Chronic, have you finished landscaping? Put some dirt in garden around plants, and add some trees and shrubs:) House look so warm with all that wood!

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« Reply #1022 on: May 16, 2011, 05:56:57 AM »
I think both your houses are great! The bungalow's kitchen is really great! Moveobjects is great sometimes. (I've said great too many times haven't I) Also this might be off-topic but what does depritiation mean?
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« Reply #1023 on: May 16, 2011, 06:38:15 AM »
Both houses look awesome, Anushka. Thanks for the advice, I always forget about landscaping. ;D
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #1024 on: May 16, 2011, 07:23:28 AM »
Thanks both of you, Chronic, you're welcome, I know you had beautiful and interesting pond in dynasty home, so I'm shore you'll come up with something for this one too.
Gogowars, thank you, depritiation is when you move in Sim, all furniture start losing value, so when that Sim moves out, house is worth less than when you build it. You can save it to bin with that less worth furniture even if your Sim hasn't changed anything. Hope I explane it well.

 

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