Saturday, October 17, 2015

165 Sim Lane makeover - The Goth Mansion

It's been awhile since I posted anything new, but I've been in the mood for simming again lately.  It makes some of the best stress relief. :) This is my makeover of the Goth mansion. I really love how it turned out.  I had made some of the changes when I was last playing my Uberhood, but I just ran across it again and decided to finish it.  From what I remember about the original floor plan, I didn't change it a lot.  I added on to provide a downstairs nursery and an upstairs gym/game room.  Mortimer's bedroom was made smaller for a separate office/study.  I also added the garage, which has an upstairs room.  I figured that could be of some use for storing career rewards or something.  

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fort Gnome Military Base

I'm finally getting around to posting this lot that I made a few years ago - a military base for Sims 2 based on the Fort Gnome military base in Sims 3.  I finished it, but like most things I build, I get about 99% done and get bored before and move on before posting it.  I had to use my imagination on the inside of the building.  Because it's a huge lot and everything is built diagonally, it was a real challenge to furnish it.  There is not a lot in there for that reason.  I made it into a community lot, but I suppose it could also work as a residential lot.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Apple Grove Gas Station

I've been going through some of my old lots I created, updating them.  I thought while I was doing that, I could be nice and share them.  I made this gas station a few years ago, and I really love how it turned out.  The fun thing is that it also functions as a little restaurant and sells groceries and magazines, cellphones, etc. 

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

DIY Tacky Strip Mall - Mix and Match Sections

Sitting and waiting for my son outside a strip mall recently, my phone was dead and I had nothing to read, so I had nothing to do but observe the building in front of me.  This gave me an idea of making a strip mall for my game.  I decided to make different sections that could be put together - separate buildings that look like one long building (using Mootilda's LotAdjuster).  The building sections can be mixed up to create many different-looking strip malls.  This one is a combination of 2 large and 3 small buildings with two different roof styles.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

55 Woodland Drive Makeover

After moving in her fiance Drake, Brandi was able to remodel her house with his money. The furnishings are still cheap, but the place is now bigger and more comfortable. And, if they can ever afford a car, there's now a place to park it.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

3 Affordable Avenue - Starter

I found myself in the mood to build again yesterday. I needed a house for some Academie Le Tour students (Roxie and Edwin Sharpe and Roxie's boyfriend Jonah Powers) that had graduated in my Uberhood. By a roll of the dice they ended up in Bluewater Village, but I wasn't very happy with any of their housing options. I decided to build them this house. I was pretty happy with how it turned out, so I decided to share.  I used MATY's magic wand to depreciate the lot, which meant I was able to fully furnish it.

The house is on a 3 x 2 lot, and is 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  I think my sims are going to enjoy it as a starter house.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Full House Style Rowhouses - 2 versions

It takes me forever to build things sometimes.  Sadly, I'm not the most reliable person at fulfilling requests.  Last year I was asked to try to build the rowhouses from the show Full House, and I just kept putting it off/forgetting.  Luckily (haha), I got the flu last week, and could do nothing else but sit around and cough for several days and got in the mood to build, so I was able to get a pretty good start on this project.  Most of my building projects get about 95% done when I lose interest.  The key for me is to work on it until I just start to get bored, and hopefully choose that time to wrap up the project before I abandon it.  This time I was able to finish before I gave up.  :)

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Friendly Circle cul de sac

It's been a really long time since I posted any lots, but I got a fun request from LeeLee to make a cul de sac.  It was a very enjoyable project, so I'm glad she asked me to build it.

And this is how Friendly Circle got its name. ;)  It isn't always friendly, but there is at least potential for your sims to make friends on this lot.  I had fun play-testing it.  The houses in the cul de sac are rental houses, or technically apartments.  It felt a little more like Sims 3 with the four playable families that could interact.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

1055 East Leisure Lane - Jocque House Makover

This is my second Maxis makeover home from Desiderata Valley.  This is the Jocque home.

If you've ever played Desiderata Valley, then you will probably remember this house.  I really don't like how it looks.  The obvious idea would have been to use the humongous attic area for more living space, but I just really don't like that roof, and the front of the house is very plain and flat.  Then there's the other problem of the uneven lot edges which I flattened using the Lot Adjuster.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

250 Main Street - Aspir House Makover

I thought I'd take a short break from Apple Grove and my UGG Legacy to play in Desiderata Valley.  I decided to start with the Aspir family, who live at 250 Main Street.

This is the original house.  I detest most of the pre-built houses that come with the game, although admittedly, this is one of the better ones.  Because of my dislike for the houses, I usually don't play the pre-made families.  But, I do really like the Desiderata Valley families, so I thought I'd try playing them while remodeling.

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