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« Reply #300 on: August 29, 2010, 02:24:12 PM »
No doubt!

I'll certainly remember this experience and be sure to allow enough funds next month!

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« Reply #301 on: August 29, 2010, 02:43:05 PM »
Well it was only the second Contest so I think we are allowed some errors!  ;)
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« Reply #302 on: August 29, 2010, 02:58:35 PM »
That's a pretty rockin house Aria, you match the windows/doors/columns/arches very well, and the lay out flows nicely.  Pielord I had the same problem, I think mine are just going to live outside until I have 300k haha

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« Reply #303 on: August 29, 2010, 03:05:12 PM »
Thanks, Tommy! 

The only part I'm not really happy about is the roof line, but as I was waking up this morning I had an idea about how I could fix it so you can expect an updated exterior pic soon. :)

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« Reply #304 on: August 29, 2010, 06:17:59 PM »
How odd it is that I've lived a full lifetime and never until now started to look at roof lines, footprints, etc.
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« Reply #305 on: September 02, 2010, 12:59:07 PM »
Well I built this house for the September Contest but there is something on their that I have no idea what it means, if it means home cinema I don't think 2,000 will build it!  ;D



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #306 on: September 02, 2010, 02:19:49 PM »
I saw Pielord's Dynasty house and decided to share.  *shudders*  Don't be fooled by the nice furniture.  I have a doctor and a kleptomaniac in the house.  Not to mention the 22k I "earned" through the judicious selling of novels from a certain Asian country...

View from the second floor


View from the first floor


The garage.  And yes, all six cars were stolen, most of them from across the street at the Altos' place.


A view of the entire lot.  Yes, my kleptomaniac Sim stole the flag in the garden!  I needed to do something with it...


A view of the house, with walls up.


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« Reply #307 on: September 02, 2010, 02:52:29 PM »
Wow, that is really nice so far, and how far along are you on your dynasty?  Mine is large and I have the stairs in, but no second floor yet and a modest garden.  I bought the park across the street from the house and now don't have too much money yet until some paintings start to sell.  I will post pics later, but yours is your nice.  It will get better along the way, it is gorgeous now.
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« Reply #308 on: September 03, 2010, 08:46:12 AM »
Well I thought I might as well post my little home I made near the scrap yard ^_^ I'm aware its not the greatest thing ever so dint be too mean xD

First up is my front view of the house, this is the first build where i realised you could have spray on flowers and stone paths so I may have gotton a little crazy with them xD  Unfortunately Since i wanted my house on foundations everything else has to be as well and I cant seem to make a basement now because of it =/



Second is back view of the house, in the garden I have Life Fruit, Pomegranates and Bell Peppers (Bell Peppers make great fertilizers)  The two little extra coming out bits (Not sure what to call them xD) parts of the roof were something I added myself, the roof seemed a little boring so I thought they make it look better.



Here is a bird's eye view of the top floor,  The biggest room being the Master (Only?) Bedroom and en-suit Bathroom,  Opposite that we have the workshop for Sculpting and Inventing and next to the workshop is the Gym with its own separate shower.



Finally the downstairs, Starting with a Living room/dining room mix the small display case holding a little gold tiger I found.  Hallways lead to the Main bathroom and the kitchen area which also holds the Washing machine and Dryer ^^ and finally following it around leads to the small outside area.


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« Reply #309 on: September 03, 2010, 08:55:08 AM »
Balkor, nice little house there.  I like what you did with the "things" on the back side of the roof.  I must try that sometime.

Saltypaws, my 3rd generation is a teenager now.  It seems to go faster because I don't allow my immortals multiple children.  I only have to focus on one child at a time.  Thanks for the compliments.  I'm still trying to figure out where to put my museum.  It seems people have so many sculptures and paintings and photographs...I only have the required portraits right now.  Oh, well, sculptures will come later and photographs probably never.  I despise the photography skill.

Shutting up now before I get trashed for being off topic.   ;D

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« Reply #310 on: September 04, 2010, 03:54:50 AM »
Shutting up now before I get trashed for being off topic.   ;D

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« Reply #311 on: September 05, 2010, 06:24:11 PM »
I just built this house in Riverview for an Adventurer and his Wife and I am pleased with how it turned out!  :)


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« Reply #312 on: September 06, 2010, 03:45:41 PM »
Samoht, that's beautiful. Huge! Will it be filled with collections from travel, or with children?
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« Reply #313 on: September 06, 2010, 03:48:29 PM »
Both!  ;D
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« Reply #314 on: September 06, 2010, 07:07:29 PM »
That looks like a really nice house.  Actually we seem to have several talented builders around here.  I love looking at them.

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« Reply #315 on: September 07, 2010, 12:20:58 PM »
Ive made another little house ^^ 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Ideal for a small Family although I haven't put a car space in there is room to place one besides the house.

First shot is of the whole house, I'm not quite sure what I was doing with the roof, just messing around with different types and I eventually ended up with this.



Here is the first floor of the house, The fenced area is basically a place to look down onto the living room, I figured i would try something new with this house and I quite like it ^^.  The Red room will be Master Bedroom, Black room will be a Gym and the Blue room will be a Bathroom, The rest of the area I'm just going to have planned as a relaxing environment.



Finally the ground floor, here we have a Living room, dining room and kitchen all wrapped into one along with a Study/Second bedroom and a second bathroom.



I hope you all like it ^^  ;D  Oh and it's valued at just under 29k


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« Reply #316 on: September 08, 2010, 10:49:03 AM »
I like it Balkor.  It's unique.  I have a question/suggestion.  Upstairs where the black room and red room are there is a bit of hallway that really serves little purpose.  Why?  Why not draw a wall across from the black to the red past the black's door and make that space a bathroom or powder room accessible by both?  Or even just one?  There is enough space in there to do that and if the black room is to be for relaxation/entertainment it would be good to have a bath room close by.  I guess I am just personally not fond of hallways though they are obviously necessary.  By the way, a belated welcome to the forum!
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« Reply #317 on: September 08, 2010, 01:47:17 PM »
Ok, you know I've started my own, Twinbrook Restoration Society, (membership, one, lol), so here is a bit of what I've done.  There is sooooo much more but we're limited as to how many pictures we can post at a time.

This is a "street" of new lots where nothing but sadness was before.  The depressed, gloomy, swampy space just cried out for adventurous Sims to come and create a place of beauty that will attract more people and perhaps, restore the glory that was once Twinbrook.  The Society decided this area of renovation was so far out of town and mainstream that it would require several buildings that would make it a little township of it's own.  A village, perhaps.  J.R. Brunxton, of Brunxton Boxcar Diner, decided it was time for him to break off from the family site and start a franchise of his own.  He dreamed bigger than his dad and wanted a place that would attract customers of all ages and status.  He made J.R.'s Playland and Diner.  This is the result. (Note one of the many new customers that flock to his establishment!  The five star cuisine is also a big draw despite the boxcar appearance.)




New beginnings.  The first buildings on the street are a modest home, the play land, a grocery store and a library.





J.R.'s!  Note the two customers and the gnubb game in progress!  It's a success.





The Library is usually full of readers.  And why not since it is in such a quietly lovely setting?




Rather than use a lot of landfill, these homeowners built their home up on pillars after leveling the land to make it smooth and sunken.  It appears to be floating but not so.  They tell me they have many ideas for making this home larger and taller, but for now their small house is perfect for this garden loving couple.




As you can see, the house rises above this lovely hidden away garden.  The landing above features a quiet place to wait for the car pool and school bus, (no children yet), and broad stairs to the partially landscaped yard.  I was told the organic garden will soon be replanted.  The area to the lower left is an arbor which covers a quiet spot to sit and read or just enjoy the view.  The small patio area is ready for a cook out with fresh veggies from the garden!  The little "house", or shed, with the flowers on top is actually the entrance to the basement level which is unfinished at the moment.  The homeowners have decided to take a bit of a vacation break to see new sites and perhaps start collecting some interesting items for their home and yard.

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« Reply #318 on: September 08, 2010, 04:52:47 PM »
I like it Balkor.  It's unique.  I have a question/suggestion.  Upstairs where the black room and red room are there is a bit of hallway that really serves little purpose.  Why?  Why not draw a wall across from the black to the red past the black's door and make that space a bathroom or powder room accessible by both?  Or even just one?  There is enough space in there to do that and if the black room is to be for relaxation/entertainment it would be good to have a bath room close by.  I guess I am just personally not fond of hallways though they are obviously necessary.  By the way, a belated welcome to the forum!

To be brutally honest I just like hallways, I was planning on the end of it to have a Display cabinet at the end of it to show off any artifacts I really like that I see.

Also Joria, I adore your work ^^ The whole Twinbrook Restoration thing sounds like alot of fun =P

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« Reply #319 on: September 08, 2010, 04:56:02 PM »
I just realised that I forgot my adventurer sim, other more depressing news has hit another game. Maybe I will upload the house if anyone would like it?
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« Reply #320 on: September 08, 2010, 05:11:12 PM »
Joria!  You crack me up!  I love the work you've done restoring Twinbrook.  You're so creative and it really shows in your building and redecorating!

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« Reply #321 on: September 08, 2010, 07:41:12 PM »
I love what you're doing to my favorite town! I especially like how you overcame the terrain difficulties! I'm pleased the hearty flood survivors have learned a lesson, and now appreciate a home on pillars. Beautiful work, amazing imagination!
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« Reply #322 on: September 08, 2010, 08:17:16 PM »
Just a quick note...  y'all need to upload your avatars again because of the server move.  They aren't showing up on your posts.
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« Reply #323 on: September 08, 2010, 11:54:19 PM »
Thanks everybody.  I truly can't think clearly enough to do my own CAW thing so restoration is my only option at the moment.  I really am having fun doing this.  It's quite a challenge to fit in some of the lots and even more so when you have crazy terrain.  It annoys me when it says, can't place on unroutable terrain and then in the middle of nowhere, no roads or anything, there are all kinds of spaces for lots.  It would be nice if we could do roads and stuff.

My alternate projects are finishing up and making lovely homes for the DaVinci folks.  I had tried several different attempts before I got serious and did my last, final, and reported one, but I kept three of the other practices.  Now they are all still working on their ltw of becoming a daVinci, but they have oodles of money for me to spend on their houses since I don't have to be getting rich for the challenge.  And of course, there is the Dynasty challenge.  That one I'm trying to do slow and carefully and not very much building there at the moment since my guys are still working on getting ahead.

Hey, if anyone wants to jump on the Twinbrook Restoration Committee bandwagon, please do so!  It would be great to see what you do and how you approach the terrain challenges.  I'd love to share all that.  Oh, and if you want, I can upload that house I built.

Samoh, silly boy!  Of course we want you to upload that house!  DUH! (lol)  Your houses are always great.
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« Reply #324 on: September 09, 2010, 01:36:15 AM »
Ha ha, will do! ;D
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