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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #725 on: March 01, 2011, 05:54:13 PM »
First off I would like to complement Danefaith on yet another wonderful creation. Beautifully done my friend.

Secondly I would like to say that I was inspired by your house and have entered the process of building my own sort of modern home.



This is the original front view. I wasn't really feeling the carport in the front. It obstructed the view of the actual house too much for my taste, but at the same time I kind of wanted to put one there. Eventually taste won over wants and I removed it. Now it looks like this:



No more carport. Though now I kind of want to put it back. I also am not feeling the light wood door. Some advice on the subject would be greatly appreciated.



Here's a side view where you can kind of see the inside. The stairs haven't been recolored because I'm not entirely sure what the color them for the inside will be. Probably and orange/blue/green ocean theme with yellow and purple accents. Still debating on that.



This is the back view. I kind of like the red brick popping out against the yellow and gray stone, though I think it may be a bit too bright. After staring at the jacuzzi area I realized how much I dislike the brick work and after I finish this post I'm going to change it so there is no need to concern yourselves over that detail for now.

Another aspect I realized I'd have to tackle would be the landscaping. Even though it's one of the last things I usually do. Not looking forward to that at all.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #726 on: March 01, 2011, 08:07:18 PM »
So, I was feeling the urge to build, and then my Sim maxed their visa points in China - so, we had enough money for a vacation home. I bought a small lot nearby the forbidden city and got to work. It's small because I hate bringing lots of people on vacation, but I love the way the outside turned out.







And then the inside - it's a little bit of mix. I wanted it to be simple, happy but also a little bit foreign-looking since it's in China. But the TV, kitchen stuff, bathroom and bed are all great, since that'll just make the vacations easier.



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #727 on: March 02, 2011, 11:30:09 AM »
@Shenice93:  I personally think it looks better without the carport.  But if you want my advice, you should use less brick and more stucco finishes if you want to go for that modernist look.  Also, maybe go with metal or glass railings, because the wooden fencing doesn't really seem to fit with what you have going on style wise.  But it looks really nice from a design aspect...at least from the outside.  Perhaps you could post some interior shots so we can see the layout?

@AmeliaAnne:  I really like how the house looks tiny on the outside, but your open floor plan makes it look huge on the inside.  And I've always liked that wall covering you used on the exterior, but I never really saw how I could use it.  But I think I may have to find a way to do so now lol.  I think you used it to good effect.

@:  Danefaith:  You have absolutely no idea how badly I was hoping you were going to put that house in the swap shop lol!  I'm off to download it now.  :P

Edit:  Oops, it's on the exchange.  Well, I'll download it as soon as I can get into it.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #728 on: March 02, 2011, 02:10:33 PM »
Danefaith:  MINE! MINE!  It's all mine now.  Muwahahahah!  I think I always download your houses but this one is so completely perfect it's GOT to go into my SV remodel.  I love it.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #729 on: March 02, 2011, 04:48:00 PM »
@Hosfac- I'm glad that I inspired you to use a new wall covering - I tried to have fun with it, and I felt like it looked the most foreign in the right way for the house.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #730 on: March 02, 2011, 09:58:28 PM »
@danefaith:

If you're interested in writing articles for the Guide about building and construction, I'm sure Carl would love to discuss it with you.  Send me a private message if you're interested and I'll give you some more information.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #731 on: March 02, 2011, 10:09:43 PM »
@danefaith:

If you're interested in writing articles for the Guide about building and construction, I'm sure Carl would love to discuss it with you.  Send me a private message if you're interested and I'll give you some more information.
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« Reply #732 on: March 10, 2011, 09:27:57 PM »
I don't know why I went so crazy about this. But well, there are only really small details left, but mainly it's done :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #733 on: March 11, 2011, 01:08:41 AM »
Lol, and you were trying to get someone else to do it for you? 

That is utterly amazing!  It looks like a lot of custom content went into building it, but the results are staggering!  Perfect in almost every detail, from the typewriter (cash register) in the main all, all the way to the raven puzzle room.  It's a true work of art.

Was the table in the dining hall custom content, or was that a move objects trick?
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #734 on: March 11, 2011, 05:32:21 AM »
Lol, and you were trying to get someone else to do it for you? 

That is utterly amazing!  It looks like a lot of custom content went into building it, but the results are staggering!  Perfect in almost every detail, from the typewriter (cash register) in the main all, all the way to the raven puzzle room.  It's a true work of art.

Was the table in the dining hall custom content, or was that a move objects trick?

Lol yep, I think I wasn't expecting it would turn out like this. I tried to stick to the right colors, wallpaper, floors etc room by room. Except those magenta areas that no walkthrough player ever enters. I barely remember how those places looked like but i need to see the exact place to feel comfortable. The table is a move objects trick for sure. There's no way to find a table 12x4 sim squares lol.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #735 on: March 11, 2011, 10:05:43 AM »
And nowwwwww, it's on youtube :D lmao I feel so spoiled :))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVxN-LETGMs

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« Reply #736 on: March 11, 2011, 10:37:30 AM »
AWE SOME!!!  What an incredible amount of work went into that.
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« Reply #737 on: March 11, 2011, 10:55:17 AM »
And the music in your video?  "Moonlight Sonata."  You've pretty much thought of everything lol.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #738 on: March 11, 2011, 04:20:17 PM »
wow veronica! That mansion is practically perfect! :) You did an amazing job.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #739 on: March 11, 2011, 07:15:51 PM »
Wow wow wow! That Spencer Mansion is super cool, you better believe I'll be showing that to my gamer friends, great job veronica!
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #740 on: March 12, 2011, 09:59:16 AM »
Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like it :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #741 on: March 12, 2011, 12:40:31 PM »
This is a WIP I'm working on:






Any advice, tips, comments? I could do with the help. :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #742 on: March 12, 2011, 04:06:56 PM »
@Sims3lover

That house is looking adorable so far. From the pictures you have given us so far, I believe that the windows could use some recoloring and a style change. They seem too modern for the style of the house, especially the back windows. Also I think you should change the direction the wood goes on you exterior walls. Right not it looks like a repeated pattern. If you change the direction to horizontal it will look more continuous. I look forward to seeing what you do next.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #743 on: March 12, 2011, 09:20:44 PM »
The French villa for my traveler.



And my work in progress, for my legacy heir's brother and his family. The outside is mostly done, and all the walls are done inside, but no decorations or furniture yet:


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #744 on: March 17, 2011, 05:31:20 PM »





My current WIP.  I'm going for modern with a sort of mountainous element with the wood.  A little uncertain about the angles in view 2 and second guessing myself on using frieze for the balcony.  Thoughts on this?


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #745 on: March 17, 2011, 05:50:04 PM »
WOW! Danefaith that looks absolutely awesome! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #746 on: March 17, 2011, 05:54:56 PM »
That looks cool! What about a column under the Balcony like just a 1x1 Square Wall Section, to make it look more sturdy or something, it looks great as it is! On Pic1 the Brick work in the middle looks a little odd? Darker in the middle?
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #747 on: March 17, 2011, 06:17:46 PM »
Good suggestions, I'll apply them.

Actually using metal in the gray regions, but I understand what you're saying about the colors.  I'll tweak them a bit.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #748 on: March 17, 2011, 08:55:34 PM »
Whimsical Cottage

I built this a few months ago not long after the Alice in Wonderland inspired looking glass set was brought out. The gnomes on the lot are a real pain though, I kept finding them in the bathroom.  ;D



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Kitchen & Dining Area





Bedroom1





Bedroom2




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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #749 on: March 17, 2011, 09:51:57 PM »
@AmeliaAnne: From your screenshots, your buildings are lovely. I really like what you've done with the porch and roof on the legacy house.  :)

@LoveEvil: That's so cute! I especially like the path and front garden and the decoration in Bedroom 1. I'm thinking about the windows and doors though, perhaps you could find something a bit more cottage-y?

@danefaith: I always love seeing your latest projects :D. I agree with Thomas about putting a column under the balcony, but apart from that it'd be hard to improve. I love the gritty wood texture you've used for the exterior and I can't wait to see how you furnish it: I'd really like to see an artsy, industrial sort of theme inside with a loft of some sort. But that's just me.  :)