Saturday, August 2, 2008

73 Road to Nowhere - Rebuilt

For the last few months there has been a challenge on MATY in Planet K 20X6 called "EAxis House of Fail." Basically, every month a house that came with the game is chosen for its crappiness, and people rebuild it, keeping the original outside walls. The idea is to turn it into a nice looking, playable home.

So here is August's challenge house. If you've ever played Strangetown, you may have seen this little vacant house. It is a little piece of crap. The long, narrow entrance is a death trap for your sims, and everything is all ugly on the inside with a bad floor plan. To top it all off, the edges of the lot are not even level.

And this is my version of the same lot. Well, I actually took a lot of pictures of the original lot and rebuilt it just like the original, only I used a flat lot. Then I added on and changed it until I got this.

Front view with the entrance moved to the right front side.

This is a view of the top floor. There are 2 bedrooms decorated for children, and the hallway area holds dressers, a dollhouse and a piano. The smaller bedroom has a door that leads out on the balcony where there is a telescope.

This is the main floor. There is a foyer, kitchen, dining room, living room which leads out to the greenhouse, full bathroom, guest 1/2 bath, twin nurseries, an enclosed back porch, and a single garage. There is also an enclosed stairway that leads to the basement.

This is a view of the basement. The master bedroom is located here, along with two other empty rooms that could also be used as bedrooms, crafting rooms, music rooms or storage. There is also a full bathroom, an exercise machine, and a stereo in the hallway area. This is a large enough area that it could work as a family room.

This is the master bedroom located in the basement. As you can see, the light comes into the room nicely. This is because the foundation has been raised from "4 clicks" to "6 clicks." The foundation was originally built this way on this particular house, however I always raise the foundation to let light in if I plan to have a basement.

An upstairs bedroom.

This narrow upstairs bedroom leads out to the balcony above the enclosed porch.

This is a view of the dining room facing toward the enclosed back porch where there are toddler toys and a chess table.

And this is a view of the dining room facing the other direction. The sliding door is where the former entrance was. It is now an enclosed stairway. Enclosed stairways are good for locking out guests from other levels. This is just one idea from J.M. Pescado's awesomespecs.

This kitchen is somewhat narrow, but it should be large enough.

This is the living room looking toward the dining room.

Lot details:
no custom content
3x2 lot
3-5 bedrooms
2.5 bathrooms
twin nurseries
enclosed porch
single garage
full "daylight" basement
Requires All EPs + Mansion & Garden
Requirements note: I also have Family Fun and Celebration SP's, although those are probably not required, especially if you install the house with Sims2Pack Clean Installer.

Download Here (1.3 MB .zip)

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