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!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The DelMar, a 1953 Aladdin floorplan

Here is the original.

Although I harbor a fondness for most of these plans, the DelMar turned out to be my favorite, as you might be able to discern by my self-Sim and family being the test family.

The DelMar, modest in appearence.

but welcoming!
Main floor overview
basement overview
Sim Soul enjoys the comfortable living room.

And the cozy fire!
The dining area.
The kitchen, in coral, yellow, and turquoise.
I'm not happy with the chairs, but they are functional.
What you need here are some nice Eames chairs.  Maybe a Saarinen Tulip table!  Nanu at TSR has those, iirc.  If you avoid TSR and the Booty, Einfach Simlisch has released a nifty retro set, or the EA Store has the I Heart The Fifties set.
Upstairs bath #1
Upstairs bath #2
I love this bathroom.  I don't mind sharing my inspiration with you, either!

The nursery, across the hall from the master bed.
The boys room.  Yes, cowboys again.
I'd forgotten I'd already done cowboys!
The girls room.
The girls room study area.
I've tried to add one custom teddy bear per kids bed or crib, just to be sure.
Sim Peanut considers torturing the dolls.
The rather vivid master bedroom.
The laundry room.
Where a sewing machine should go!
Spare room adjacent to the laundry.

Sim Yoshi thunks hard.
Sim Aaron jams near the party area of the rec room - bar area AND buffet table.
The sitting area of the rec room.
There's two unfurnished rooms off the rec room and a small bathroom down here.  When seeing what I was working on, Josh/Yoshi asked if I would please move his Sim into a basement bedroom so he could finally, after fifteen years, have his own room, at least in the Sims.
I didn't remind him that he'd had his own room when he was 6, he'd just refused to sleep in it instead of sharing a room with his brother.
So there you go, basement bedrooms - perfect for the angsty, cocky, stumbling, and still vulnerable teen of your choice!  Heck, I had one of my own back in the day.

The back yard.

This house can home, as is, four children, two adults, and two babies.  It requires only the basegame, and used no CC.
And if you have a Sim family that will enjoy it as much as my Sim family did:

Mediafire link, or 
HERE AT 4shared.