Sunday, December 19, 2010

Papa LaCoeur's House

I live in the Twin Cities, in Minnesota, where last weekend we got a foot and a half of snow.  The snowplow only finished clearing our street this past Friday evening; we're expecting 6-9 more inches of snow tomorrow.

So I am glad to have a bright, sunny, tropical sort of house to share today!

This house is on a tiny 20x15 lot, so it can be placed almost anywhere.  It runs about 86,000 simoleons, I suggest using the freerealestate cheat to place a family in it.  It's furnished with everything a Sim really needs, including a crib for users of the Awesome mod.  There is no custom content, and only the basegame was used, no store items.

There are 4 bedrooms and three baths, and two spare rooms in the basement that could become more bedrooms if so desired.
Ready to see the place?  Here we go:
The front of the house.  Colorful, no?

The front door and the daydreaming papergirl.
The garden and play area.
The upstairs

The main floor.
The basement.
The living room.
The dining room.  That'll wake you up in the morning.
The kitchen, with young Rainbow La Coeur helping her mother cook.

Downstairs bedroom/nursery

Master bedroom
Boyish bedroom
Girlish bedroom
Upstairs bath

Upstairs loft study
Basement den
Basement laundry/bath area

I have a long row of this house along the beachfront on Crescent Cove - I just went in and changed the distinctive exterior coloring on most of them so they looked a bit different.  It makes a cute beach shack.

Here is where you can download:

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Honeybell House

This is a tropical (and colorful) 5 bedroom, 5 bath home on a 20x20 lot.  It runs about 170k Simoleons, so I would suggest the freerealestate cheat, myself.This house was inspired by Maelewis at N99.
My test family was the Clarkes: Bastion, Bernise, Tashina, and Zed.

Here's the outside:
And it's pink!
The entrance is over there.

The pool

Halt, says the guard gnome


Ground Floor
Main Living Area
Top Floor
Upstairs balcony

Living room

Living room still

Living room again!

Computer included.

Honeybell Kitchen - the dining area
Cooking area.  Cork floor in kitchen!

Sink area

upstairs study.

master bedroom
master bedroom dressing area

Children's beds
Babies' beds
upstairs study as well

The laundry room is CHEERFUL

Rec room in basement
Moar rec room
Basement bedroom #1 - with carved teak.
Basement bedroom two: The Revenge of the Teak

exercise area off the rec room.
The entryway
Maid's bathroom
Maid's quarters.

 Part of the inspiration for this house comes from my partner, Soul, who lived in Panama as a kid.   His home there had the main living area over a carport and maid's quarters like this - but no basement, and it was significantly smaller, and cement.


Monday, September 27, 2010

1956 National R-145

Ok, so I lied/was wrong/got more time to build than I'd expected, and here's another one. Noted: I'm tired enough I mislabeled all the pictures as R-143, and this is R-145. 
So here's the front of this cheerful, sprawling ranch:
Pink non-Cadillac included.

Frenetic front garden.


Living room, view one
Living room view two.
Note: that radio is not there.  I put it there while playtesting to see if it would work this way, and it does.  In the file, the radio is in the bookcase - after testing I see this blocks access to the bookcase.  I left the file as is because I couldn't decide where else to put it (it was originally the big stereo) and because there's a second book case in the home, so if you put Sims you're not playing into the house, they'll still have bookcase access.
Dining area, looking into the multi-use room, as National calls it.
Dining bar.
Moar kitchen!
The back hallway. 
There's a tiny, 2x2 room off this hallway.  I have a dresser and overhead cabinets in it to pretend it's a laundry room, but hopefully actual laundry machines will fit in there.  Or you could put a door (instead of an arch) on it, and it could be a powder room.
There IS a light in there, not shown.
Multi-use room, Richard Wilson is skilling.
Richard Wilson is a flirt and a romantic who's married to a woman (Debra) who brought all the wealth to the family.  She's a writer, he's a philanderer.  I suspect there's a book in there somewhere.
Family's not included though, they're just one of the test families

Girls room.
Girls study and playing with makeup area.

5 custom bears included, one for each potential spawn.
Boys room, with alien teddy bear in corner.
Boys study area and spawn container.
The main bath
I learned the convenience of a bathroom garbage bag next to the potty chair (you can't quite see the potty chair here but it's there) after my Legacy family had triplets while already having a toddler in the house.
Master bedroom, view one.
Master bedroom, view from bed.
Master bath.  It's pink!
The basement.
The garage.  I wish there were more retro cars in the basegame.
The garden.
The back yard.
The play area. 
Four bikes are included, but Holly and Paul Wilson both took bikes to school this morning.

So anyway!  Download below:

Where, goodness! it got 94 downloads when I wasn't looking.  Well, that makes my day!