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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #550 on: January 08, 2011, 06:27:40 AM »
I figured this might be the best place to post this.  I am not a big builder, but I so enjoy the houses that I have been able to download from members on the forum.  When I do build or remodel, I usually use the ideas I get from here.  I would like to say, that on the exchange, there is a blank world that I downloaded, now mind you, I don't just download from anyone, but this member on the sims 3 site has done some amazing things.  I have never started from scratch and possibilities are endless.  I have made my downtown area and my elite area and just wanted to let the members here know, I basically used houses that members on here have built.  The builder of this world has made it possible to put everything and anything in this town.  I took a break from my dynasty and started playing around with it.  If anyone is interested in downloading this town, just PM me and I can give you the name.  I do so appreciate all the wonderful talent that we have on this forum and I still have a couple of houses left to download for my new town.  It is very time consuming having to put lots, change to community, because in build mode, the buildings you put in, like schools, libraries, etc, do not have lot sizes, so you kind of have to estimate the size.  Enough rambling, just thought someone might be interested. :)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #551 on: January 08, 2011, 06:28:46 AM »
@danefaith:

Those are both gorgeous houses!  Do you build without third party CC all the time?
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #552 on: January 08, 2011, 06:31:03 AM »
@danefaith:

Those are both gorgeous houses!  Do you build without third party CC all the time?

I agree, those houses are just absolutely awesome. No super duper awesome sauce!
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« Reply #553 on: January 08, 2011, 06:34:17 AM »
Where are my manners, I wanted to say originally, those houses are awesome and when they are available, I will download them.  I love big houses, just don't like to build them, lol.  Good job on those homes. :)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #554 on: January 08, 2011, 07:53:36 AM »
@danefaith How do you even make your houses like that? My houses are not even as good those ones.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #555 on: January 08, 2011, 11:12:31 AM »
Pam: I don't think I've used CC since Sims 1, lol.  Why squander on tons of new stuff when you can just find new uses for what you already have?

@Siwel: I really don't know.  If I had any specific habits, I have a sort of planning phase in which I drum up a few specific "idea bubbles" I want to execute.  When I started the TI. Estate, pretty much my driving factor was I wanted to build a ramada that was slightly wider and higher than the rest of the building.  The rest of the building shape was then geared towards articulating that idea bubble.  In the second my main focus was making the diagonal sun room.  I also was pretty set on "two lofts."  The rest was making it work.

And I pace myself.  I might work for an hour or two and then take a break, so I can return to it with a fresh perspective, or go in to tackle a very specific element. I remember very fondly, that I was once struck with an unnaturally strong desire to go in and focus completely on color coordinating all the doors in the house.  :D


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« Reply #556 on: January 08, 2011, 05:53:57 PM »
@Salty, I made a treat in this section - community lots - list, with sizes in SV, TB and BP, because I had a same problem with guessing the size of community lots:)

And as for the houses, they are all so beautiful that I'm really speechless. I regularly check this tread just to admire your work!



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« Reply #557 on: January 08, 2011, 09:59:11 PM »
Pam: I don't think I've used CC since Sims 1, lol.  Why squander on tons of new stuff when you can just find new uses for what you already have?

Very happy to hear that.  It will be awesome to have some of your work in our new Swap Shop.  I saw that you submitted some to Carl.  Thank you!
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #558 on: January 10, 2011, 01:54:54 PM »
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #559 on: January 10, 2011, 04:47:09 PM »
here are some pictures of my newest house, it's a work in progress.




What'd you guys think?  :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #560 on: January 10, 2011, 04:51:01 PM »
I think that one thing needs to change that really stands out, having that tramploine and other objects out front, It either needs to go outback, inside or even in a a basement. Other than that it looks good!  ;)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #561 on: January 10, 2011, 06:56:23 PM »
Hmmm... I like the house, but I'm not a fan of all the stuff in the front. It looks disorganized in my opinion. Other than that I can't really make any full observations until the house is finished. From what I see I can assume you will be adding more color into the furniture and walls because that shuffle board table really sticks out like a sore thumb against all that white. I would either change the color of the table or add some color to the rest of the house.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #562 on: January 11, 2011, 02:49:39 PM »
Consider making minor rotations to the sunflowers.  Every single one is facing the same direction, which creates an unrealistic atmosphere.  Minor turns creates variation and a sense of realism.  You can also free turn an item by holding the alt tab.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #563 on: January 11, 2011, 03:04:49 PM »

So, story behind this little shack is this is where my playability tester's live in between houses.  They use to be nestled away in an empty lot, but I thought they deserved a place of their own.  ;D

This one, however, is my current WIP.



Thoughts?  I like the exterior shape but I'm up and down about including the central gazebo... thing.  Lol.


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« Reply #564 on: January 11, 2011, 03:49:12 PM »
Not so keen on the Gazebo thing, the shape is good!  :)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #565 on: January 11, 2011, 05:41:22 PM »
Yup, axed it.  And very glad I did.  ;D



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« Reply #566 on: January 11, 2011, 06:47:31 PM »
I don't know how you did it danefaith, but that house looks a lot like my Great Uncle's in Florida before he passed. I used to spend a week there every summer. This brings back memories.

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« Reply #567 on: January 11, 2011, 09:40:03 PM »

Hello everyone! My first post in this thread! And also, one of my first houses that I'm proud of. I'm still working on the interior of the house, although they're already living there - I'm still trying to figure out how to use the spaces. :)

Outside front (built in Twinbrook). I based it on a home design, and it's in Florida colors since we were on vacation when I started designing it.


Side yard view - fishing pond (with fish spawners), garden (with the fence), and martial arts pit (behind the palm tree) - this was a little to hide that the house is lopsided on the lot, but it's turned out really usefully.


The backyard, complete with pool and hot tub





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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #568 on: January 12, 2011, 12:08:33 AM »
I love the front photo of that house Amelia. And that fountain garden of yours is just lovely danefaith.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #569 on: January 12, 2011, 02:46:48 AM »
The exterior is very shapely.  The building has good lines and the backyard makes very good use of space.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #570 on: January 12, 2011, 02:56:23 AM »
Note to self, no more marathon builds.  :-X Ugh this one exhausted me.

This mansion is as yet untitled, I'm debating whether to go with, "Hacienda Rustica," but it doesn't really tote much Spanish influence.



First floor: vegetable garden, gym, study, den, foyer, BOLFS room w/ laundry, dining room, kitchen, carport.


Second floor: Dojo, guest bedroom, studio, foyer, teen's bedroom, elder's bedroom, child's bedroom, master bedroom.


Basement: Craft's room, party lounge, nectary and cellar.


And a close-up schematic of possibly my favorite bedroom ever.  I decided to give disablesnappingtoslotsonalt a go, and used it to fit items into tiny nooks and crannies; surprisingly all items were usable.  Stay on your side of the room!

Full gallery here: [x].  I'll probably have it up in the exchange once I figure out what to call it, and I'll probably add a +version of it to the swap shop with a few butterflies spawners and whatever improvements strike me from now until then.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #571 on: January 12, 2011, 04:30:46 AM »
danefaith I love the foyer with the double stairs - the shape is beautiful. And the basement is cool!

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« Reply #572 on: January 12, 2011, 05:32:39 AM »
Very, very nice, danefaith.  I love the foyer, too.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #573 on: January 13, 2011, 11:46:12 AM »
Here is my own experiment with fusion lounge theme. Only thing I didn't find is music that came with LN, so there is stereo on first floor and piano in basement. If someone can tell me where to find them, I'll be happy to sent it to Swap Shop:

Here is outdoor looking on lot size 30x40:


First floor one angle:


And another:


Basement empty:


And with pianist and mixologist:



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« Reply #574 on: January 13, 2011, 02:41:10 PM »
Wow that is a really neat lounge. I especially like the lounging area around the piano. That combined with the surrounding view of the pool makes it very lovely. Very good job.