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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #925 on: April 11, 2011, 08:38:05 AM »
Just spent a few hours on the shell of a new house that I quite like but I really hate it. The amount of times I had to go around checking wall papers and then constrainfloorelevations urgh! So I think I finished most of it, it needs some flowers but I need some Dynasty or Legacy before I get around to furnishing.  ;)

Well I called it Modern Wooded Jigsaw - Mainly because I don't know what to call it!  ;D
(Max doesn't come with it! - He will be kindly helping me decorate with his Photography and Painting and Sculpting.  ;) )









What d'ya think? After I have done the Landscaping I will put the Shell up in the Building Shells Thread and then decorate it fully myself with Max to help.  :)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #926 on: April 11, 2011, 09:21:52 AM »
Oooooo!  I LOVE IT.  I can't wait to see the rooms complete!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #927 on: April 11, 2011, 11:00:24 AM »
Cool!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #928 on: April 11, 2011, 11:11:44 AM »
It's great, Thomas. And the fact that Max will decorate it is thrilling me even more. ;)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #929 on: April 11, 2011, 11:53:00 AM »
Thanks, I think it could be my best one yet.  :)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #930 on: April 11, 2011, 11:56:48 AM »
Thanks, I think it could be my best one yet.  :)

I do hope so! You will put it up on the Swap Shop. Won't you?

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #931 on: April 11, 2011, 11:59:49 AM »
Yeah, most houses I eventually finish will go in there and any that I just get the Shells done but not furnished I am putting up in a new thread - Building Shells - To be Furnished. Theres only one Shell in there at the moment but anyone else can post a shell in there.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #932 on: April 11, 2011, 01:06:16 PM »
It's awesome, Thomas!  I can't wait to see the finished product - I'm sure it is going to be a 'must-download'!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #933 on: April 11, 2011, 10:26:24 PM »
Samoht that house is beyond awesome!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #934 on: April 12, 2011, 06:54:00 PM »
I have finished the Shell and only have the interior to go now, the Shell is up for download in the Building Shells thread.



---Modern Wooded Jigsaw
Price:- §164,159 - Furnished and §133,687
Lot Built On:- 74 Landgraab Avenue, Sunset Valley.
Lot Size:- 30x40
Content:- World Adventures, Late Night and Ambitions/
Details:- This modern home fits together like a Jigsaw, it slots together, although a jagged mess on the outside it has smooth airy rooms on the inside, it features it's own pool and has a spare Attic for any Guests or Butlers. The House is secluded and the only entrance to the property is through the front door. The House has yet to be furnished but already has an Outdoor Lighting System installed, the Landscaping has also been done by the Contractors they have also added a few decorative touches around the outside of the Building.

Front - Day:

Back - Day:

Top Floor (Attic):

Second Floor:

First Floor and Ground Floor (Sunken Room in Middle under the Stairs):

Front - Night:


Whole Gallery.

Although this has a Furnished Price that will include the Lights and some Secrets in the Landscaping.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #935 on: April 12, 2011, 07:34:51 PM »
Oh wow, Samoht!  That is gorgeous!

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #936 on: April 13, 2011, 06:20:48 AM »
Samoht that is one huge house, all those rooms! Wow, great work!
Danefaith, I'm mostly speechless. Looking amazing as always.

I was inspired by all the effects fog emitters are offering, but limited myself on waterfall. Still I put way to many waterfalls, I couldn't help myself. So here are two pics of fishing spot in this small world, smaller pond is on upper level (with rare fish) and waterfall is going down to bigger pond with uncommon and common fishes:


And hippies left their trailers and funny looking chairs so local anglers can trow star tantrums, and sleep like stars:
(I'm thinking if utility building - toilets need some more cheerfull wallpapers or to leave it clean?)

Lot next to it is a pool, with similar theme but neater lines. I'm still not shore if I should leave the waterfall as it is, without any rocks and vegetation in it. I like the dark stone ground, but large landscaping rocks are sandy colored so they don't fit as I imagined they should. I also wanted the effect of refilling the water on upper level but not shore how it looks now:

And on sunset:

And bar/lounge area with watery background:


What do you all think, is it too much?

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #937 on: April 13, 2011, 06:48:48 AM »
WOW!  Which, LOL, I say a LOT in this thread.  I love it.  How's it test?  If it doesn't cause much lag, I would leave it, I love all the waterfall effects.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #938 on: April 13, 2011, 07:24:17 AM »
Thank you LD ;D, since it's a small flat world, there are not too many Sims in it, only thing is that it takes ages to turn in building mode, specially the fishing spot, with all the rocks and vegetation I put there even if it mostly look empty! But in game it is going very smooth so far. I'll see how it works with more houses and Sims in it, but I don't expect much problems from it. I'm still not satisfied with fontain effect of the pool, I want the refil, but this is too fontain like, so I'm still thinking what to do about it.
But I also have other ideas and lot's of building to do before real testing start.

Edit: I deleted the fontain features and it look better, but now there is something like a stream going over the hot tub, which could look like an effect of a breeze over the steam coming from hot tub :-\ (it's from waterfall effect so I can't delete them) and other thing, sleeping in those trailers gave neutral moodlet - well rested without any value to the mood, that's a bummer!


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #939 on: April 13, 2011, 01:35:27 PM »
That's some pretty intense landscaping.  And the hippy vans are incredibly lol eliciting.  ;D

I'm continued work on my current project with the front patio, backyard, and began into the interior decorating with the foyer.



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #940 on: April 13, 2011, 08:45:44 PM »
Love it! How DO you build so well?

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« Reply #941 on: April 13, 2011, 10:21:46 PM »
Hmm.   Time, research, and openness to constructive criticism.  I'd say I would owe my progress to that.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #942 on: April 13, 2011, 10:46:21 PM »
I'd wack a fair bit of talent in there too danefaith :P

great work as always. I like the relaxed casual arrangement.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #943 on: April 14, 2011, 02:07:44 AM »
Dane, I agree with Pallyndrome, talent first, then the rest what you mentioned. Not only you design, build and decorate with amazing style, but you find the right words to describe yours and others creations, and have a very keen eye for details!
I had that intention with vans ;D, and with some landscape changes in CAW, pool looks much closer to what I wanted. There is a lot of buildings and landscaping left so hopefully it will all fit well, both relaxing, intense and funny parts.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #944 on: April 14, 2011, 04:57:41 AM »
And experimentation danefaith!
You never know if something will work until you've tried it.
Like what I did when I built a house for CandyHeartedSim.

Speaking of which...

This is my latest build. I'm not too sure on the study area.


I think that this is a neat idea. It cannot be used.


There is a massive unused space here... any ideas?


Hopefully this will be on the Swap Shop... tomorrow, or around then.  ;)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #945 on: April 14, 2011, 05:14:25 AM »
A Pool/Patio area for Outdoor Parties?
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #946 on: April 14, 2011, 05:17:59 AM »
A Pool/Patio area for Outdoor Parties?

I was thinking about that.
Problem is, CandyHeartedSim (who I'm building the house for) has Vanilla and WA. I don't believe that she has the LN patch that allowed pools on all levels. Also, about a quarter of the floor downstairs is filled with a pool. So the majority of the upstairs patio type place would not work.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #947 on: April 15, 2011, 08:27:09 AM »
I'm running out of idea :|. I'm not good at "painting", so the wall around look .... Any suggestions?



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #948 on: April 15, 2011, 06:30:17 PM »
Yarakisagoa, that garden seems a little empty.
Maybe you could put in a Koi Pond?
Using some terrain paints and fencing, you could also make a Zen Garden.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #949 on: April 15, 2011, 09:46:12 PM »
Yes. Thank you. I think a chinese pond will be very fits to my house. And the Zen is at the middle of the house (you can see that in the picture, in the middle of the garden). But in case i cant do it, i mean if it's not as good as it supose to be, will you help me finish it? If so, thank you so much :D.
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