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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2010, 12:58:19 AM »
Love that kitchen Tommy. Wouldn't mind something like that in real life. Love the whole house.. I adore wrap around verandahs.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2010, 06:49:27 AM »
TommyT in your modern, southern mansion you have these little spaces with doors.  What are they?  Closets?  I'm thinking in particular the ones in the master bathroom.  What I wouldn't give for a house like that!  So open and airy.  I think the openness is one of your trade marks.  No clutter like in my houses.  I love the use of the willows also.  It gives the illusion of Spanish moss draped trees.

Will you curtain the windows or leave them open?  One of the things I complain about a lot when I'm decorating is the dearth of good window dressing!  Either the curtain is too short, hangs too high, or just isn't right for the room.  Of course, in the south you could do shutters, if you can find ones that fit.  

I got that new Zen bathroom set and thought I would share a bathroom redo.  I really love that kind of stuff.  I flipflopped the colors and have arches on either side of the sinks.

That bathroom looks so luxurious!  I just want to grab the bubbles and sink down into the tub and relax.  Lovely.

In your starter home, which is wonderful by the way, you mention BBI.  I assume that it's a challenge but which one?  What's BBI?

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2010, 08:54:19 AM »
This is my best house ever! My Legacy House...



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2010, 10:11:51 AM »
Joria,  we had a baby boomer challenge last year that was a blast.  I forget sometimes that alot of members are new.  It is in the graveyard if you want to read about.  It was hard,  but not as hard as BBII.  You guys houses are wonderful.  I am more a re-decorator and an upgrader.  My houses tend to be boxes with a couple of indents in them.  I would probably do pretty good if I just sat and really concentrated on building.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2010, 10:30:02 AM »
TommyT in your modern, southern mansion you have these little spaces with doors.  What are they?  Closets?  
Yup!  In my personal houses I like to make closets and pantrys just for realism's sake.

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Will you curtain the windows or leave them open?  One of the things I complain about a lot when I'm decorating is the dearth of good window dressing!  Either the curtain is too short, hangs too high, or just isn't right for the room.
There's actually a great curtain that fits these windows so I'm thinking about doing the bathrooms and the upstairs bedrooms and perhaps leaving the downstairs open.  And I totally agree with you, there should be many more curtains, it's a great aesthetic and environment booster!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2010, 11:03:18 AM »
Yup!  In my personal houses I like to make closets and pantrys just for realism's sake.

That gave me an idea:

Who needs a fridge? Build a small room. In this room you place treasure chests containing fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. And there you are; your own larder!
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2010, 04:45:50 PM »
Thought I had better post these pictures of the tree house here.  Do not want more than one building thread.  Enjoy.







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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2010, 05:02:11 PM »
Too cool, Salty. Let me guess — the Sims that live in the treehouse are named...Tarzan and Jane?

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2010, 05:13:27 PM »
LOL.  How did you know that. Actually, I think this sims name is Jane.  I will have to look, too funny.   Hard to stay zoomed in on these houses, camera likes to float.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2010, 05:17:21 PM »
LOL.  How did you know that.

Me guess. Tarzan say you do good job.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2010, 08:22:42 PM »
@Samoht: I've been having the same problems with Photobucket.  I don't know what's going on with those sizes.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2010, 12:35:50 AM »
AWESOME!  Salty that is a great house.  Can I live there please?  And thanks for letting me know what BBI was.  I know I'm a little insane but I would have to be certfiable to do one of those.  I raised six kids of my own, then a grand kid, and now a great-grand kid so doing it in Sims would be beyond my ability to cope!

I love the legacy house!  Aw, let's face it I've loved them all.  You guys inspire me.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2010, 01:22:21 AM »
Here's something for you, Joria.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2010, 12:50:06 AM »
Well, I'd like to show off my favorite house I've ever made, the farm. It's the one I'm currently playing my own for-fun legacy on, and I'll take pictures as it grows into a different house.



*Ahem* Welcome to the Johnson family farm! We grow only the freshest produce around for the good townsfolk of Riverveiw. Let's take a better look at this here family farm.



As you can see from this here street view that this home has been renovated from it's original appearance to accompany a garage and a larger planting field for the farm's current operations. Why don't we take a look at the interior?



The small downstairs has a large living room, a bathroom with separate bath housing, and a quaint nursery for the little ones. The kitchen has a wrap around counter and large enough dining space to accompany a party of people. Let's go upstairs, shall we?



This is our gorgeous upstairs room, with a small family game area, two small children rooms, the master suite, and the second story bath, all looking out onto the ranch and the woods beyond. This is nice and all but hey, what's a farm without a barn? Let's go take a look!



This is a wonderful space for storage and such, now that the animals are gone. These stalls could be reworked into a good condition though, if the need arises...Now let's take a look...



At the loft! What was once hay storage and a romping ground for children is now a respectable bedroom for the oldest of the current resident's kids, who's set up to be a star gazer out the loft's old pulley entrance. He hopes to renovate the home once his parents pass on, into a beautiful mansion of sorts for he and his sister's families.

Hope you enjoyed this here tour of a gorgeous ranch, the Homestyle Johnson Family Ranch! You come back now, ya hear?
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2010, 06:03:00 AM »
Ha, ha! Love your use of the cow things! ;D
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