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« Reply #350 on: September 18, 2010, 02:07:15 PM »
I'm lovin' the octagons!  Joria, that house is super cute!

Hannah, your mansion is GORGEOUS!  Love the way the front looks!

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« Reply #351 on: September 18, 2010, 03:42:37 PM »
I am finally going to show you my new house for the one and only family I play (mostly). I moved the biggest house from Riverview to Twinbrook and redid the whole thing because I found the old house boring. I am really pleased with it. 5 photos can't really show you the whole extent of it. It has 3 lounge rooms (2 with tvs), dining room, kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 car + bikes garage, art room, study/library, exercise room, 6 bathrooms, laundry, party room, and lots of hallways with odds and ends in them. Oh and a kids room that is decorated but not in use at the moment. Outside there's a pool with a view, a pond, a paved area with tables and  umbrellas, a trampoline, a gnubb set, and even a little tree house for the future kids to play in! Oh and many verandas, and an unfinished basement. If anyone wants me to upload it or show more pictures just let me know, though right now there are sims in the house.



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It's gorgeous. 
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« Reply #352 on: September 18, 2010, 04:48:23 PM »
Rear patio which eventually be enclosed by the octagons

I like your strategy of having a mini-pool handy next to the BBQ just in case!

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« Reply #353 on: September 18, 2010, 05:49:15 PM »
Very nice house, apart from those white tiles around the pool!  ;D (I know is this guy fussy or what?  :D)
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« Reply #354 on: September 19, 2010, 12:00:36 AM »
Here's the house I started building for my dynasty family, a WIP.  The front is pretty much done except for some trees; interior courtyard and backyard are still empty (along with the entire inside), and the sloppy jalopy's are just placeholders :)  My inspiration is something like 'classic American-styled Spanish villa' if that makes sense haha.


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« Reply #355 on: September 19, 2010, 03:32:29 AM »
Wowza, that is amazing! I like that stone but then I have had that wall paint on my legacy home for about Three generations!  :D But back to your Villa, it looks amazing and I don't think I would know where to start decorating that!  ;)
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« Reply #356 on: September 19, 2010, 06:39:49 PM »
That's a lot of house for 8 residents! How are you planning to use all that space? Is one floor going to be the museum?
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #357 on: September 19, 2010, 08:44:26 PM »
Wow Tommy! You are a very talented builder! It's amazing. I don't know how to do it but keep it up it is beautiful!

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« Reply #358 on: September 19, 2010, 09:43:17 PM »
That's an amazing house, Tommy!
....and now I'm jealous. Even the house I'm hard at work is nothing compared to that...
But, I've made a little progress on it.

This room is the front entrance to the house, done in a modern deco style.


And this is the upstairs hallway, which is a build-off of the entryway.


I have a grand total of two bedrooms decorated at this moment. First is the Princess Room, which is on the second floor in the main house. The second is the entire, finished guest house, which is intended for those houseguests that won't leave, and so I put a place they can satisfy their motives without disturbing my sims in the middle of the night.




Altogether, this house is going to have room for eight sims (not counting the beds in the guest house), and cost enough that I'll have to put it in the bin and buy it a few generations down the road (four rooms & yard done, costs about $300,000).

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« Reply #359 on: September 19, 2010, 10:25:59 PM »
Wow Tommy, that is some house!  Now I am very curious as to what the inside looks like.  VERY curious.  It is amazing!

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« Reply #360 on: September 19, 2010, 11:46:43 PM »
You guys are building some really amazing houses!  Very impressive, indeed.  TommyT, have you restarted your Dynasty?  Can't wait to see the rest of that house.  :)
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« Reply #361 on: September 20, 2010, 12:53:34 AM »
Good stuff everyone!  And thanks for the positive comments :)
For the inside I'm just planning on every room having massive space.  I want the upstairs to be just for bedrooms/bathrooms and maybe a common area with seating and a computer, and perhaps a couple skill items.  The downstairs will have the gym, kitchen, library, art studio and some unique room that I haven't thought of yet.  Probably gonna do the museum in the basement since I really didn't want to do 3 floors (I actually hate 2 story's anyways, I don't like jumping between floors to find my Sims lol)

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« Reply #362 on: September 20, 2010, 02:36:24 AM »
I was surprised you liked my house so much! I can upload it but do you want the family as well? They're nothing special, but their rooms are customised for them. I can kick them out though.

Oh and you'll find the pond is stocked with dragon fish, snails, frogs, mummy fish, and a type of koi.

Tommy your mansion is amazing!

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« Reply #363 on: September 20, 2010, 02:38:35 AM »
Tommy your "classic American Spanish Villa" reminds me a lot of a fine resort here on the Oregon coast.  I mean that in the best way since it is gorgeous and almost as amazing as your house is.  I can hardly wait to see it all done and posted in the exchange.  (hint, hint)

pepper I love the Princess room!  I'm very much into pink little girl rooms.
That guest house is so inviting I doubt your guest would ever want to leave!

My octagon house is growing.  We have a nooboo in the house so he had to have his own room.  I was fooling around with the octagon shapes today and had this really unusual and I thought, very fine, house and museum all built.  I used motherlode to have enough cash to do it and thought, "hey, phooey on dynasty I'll just keep with this house and play a family in it."  Then my game crashed.  I think somebody was trying to tell me "thou shalt not quit dynasty".  I'm not fussed about it as it was a try this/try that house and was far from done.  It did have a private interior garden surrounding the stairs to the basement where there was going to be a sound room, media room and had views of the pools.  First time I tried moveobjects so it was fun.

I'm loving all the houses you guys are coming up with.  Wish I could live in them, each one, one at a time, in real life.
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« Reply #364 on: September 23, 2010, 09:44:33 PM »
I love it, Joria!  Such a creative use of geometric patterns!

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« Reply #365 on: September 23, 2010, 09:54:02 PM »
Very creative and I love it Joria! 

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« Reply #366 on: September 24, 2010, 04:42:51 AM »
Thanks, you guys.  I wish you could do more than squares and rectangles in the basement but you can't.  At least not with the exterior walls.  So I'm thinking I will go up.  Put a floor on top of all those rectangles that now have roofs, add pillars and make that entire area the place for fun and parties.  On top of the pillars another level of actual rooms with a bit more privacy and a way to go from one spot to another without having to enter someones bedroom.  Maybe make fewer octagons and connect them with square or rectangular passageways.  Not sure how I would work it out but I know it's possible.  I really should spend more time with the families and less time building but I so love figuring out how to build things.  Not as good as most here but it's still fun.
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« Reply #367 on: September 24, 2010, 08:40:38 AM »
Joria, you can do more then squares and rectangles in the basement.  I took your basic layout and added a very unique basement and I also went up another story on top of the house itself, which was on a raised foundation.  The basement tool has a button for straight sides and a button for diagonals.  I spent 3 hours coming up with my own unique twist to your design last night.  It looks like a daisy from above with a stem and all.

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« Reply #368 on: September 24, 2010, 12:37:05 PM »
Joria, you can do more then squares and rectangles in the basement.  I took your basic layout and added a very unique basement and I also went up another story on top of the house itself, which was on a raised foundation.  The basement tool has a button for straight sides and a button for diagonals.  I spent 3 hours coming up with my own unique twist to your design last night.  It looks like a daisy from above with a stem and all.

OOO, oo, oo, I wanna see!  Show us a pic please!  And thanks for pointing out that diagonal button!  I never noticed it before.
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« Reply #369 on: September 24, 2010, 04:32:45 PM »
This is probably not the best picture and you really can't see the awning I made.  It turned out pretty cool, it is the new entrance to my dynasty house.  Will probably have to post one in the daytime.

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« Reply #370 on: September 24, 2010, 05:31:38 PM »
OOO, oo, oo, I wanna see!  Show us a pic please!  And thanks for pointing out that diagonal button!  I never noticed it before.

Really?  I have never shown off my houses to anyone other then my family here in the house.  I will get a couple screenshots and upload them to PB and then will do a post here on this thread.  Probably sometime this weekend since I won't be going anywhere.  No problen about pointing out the diagonal button.  I am loving the use of it myself to make more interesting basements.

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« Reply #371 on: September 24, 2010, 08:28:24 PM »
How do you make those awnings, Diane?
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« Reply #372 on: September 24, 2010, 10:28:34 PM »
When I have made awnings, I use pillars to extend the area you can place flooring on.  Instead of flooring, I use the monorail fencing and just put in a design that I like.

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« Reply #373 on: September 24, 2010, 10:49:38 PM »
I would like to share my Daisy House. It is very much a work in progress.  My darling husband purchased me a new wedding ring a few years ago and surprisingly the diamonds in it are placed in the same layout as this house.  The center of the ring is another diamond instead of a star shape, but you get the idea.  Anyway, on to the screenshots

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Foundation layout

First Floor

Second Floor

Center, ground floor

Entry that to my mind looks like a stem.  :D

I do realize that everything is the same color and that there is absolutely no decorations inside or out.  I have not even thought of what family I will move into this giant of a house.  It has 12 rooms with in-suite bathroom areas already set aside and a pool in the center of the ground level relaxing area.  Also, there is no roof as yet, getting there soon.

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« Reply #374 on: September 25, 2010, 03:10:49 AM »
I love all these octagon ideas! It's a natural design element for dynasties or any full households. If anyone wants some new ideas for octagon patterns, take a look at some old-fashioned quilts or even contemporary art quilts to see how octagons can be combined into secondary patterns.
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