Hi, as I mentioned in my last post I have been working on a new house for the family. I used this house to start from as I liked how the front looked. It is called Kid Friendly – Mother Approved and came with the Generations EP.
Naturally it didn’t stay looking like this for long. This is what it looks like now. Isn’t it great? I am really proud of this. 😀 The more eagle-eyed readers might spot that we are not in Starlight Shores anymore and you would be correct in thinking that. For the remaining generations the family will be living in Isla Paradiso. I really want to explore diving and resort management.
This is the front. Notice the double garage, a staple of every big house. (that I see anyway!)
And this is the back. The courtyard bit was inspired by one of my favourite sim bin houses from Sims 2 the Helluva Hacienda.
This is the one I am talking about. I used to love this house, of course I used to modify it a little!
While we are looking at the back let me show you the garden.
It’s so neat and formal looking isn’t it? I wasn’t originally going to make it look like this but once I had done the courtyard and the graveyard it just looked better. Not sure what I am going to do with that side bit behind the garage at the moment. I have a few ideas but nothing concrete yet.
This is the graveyard. There are some pets and other family members to the side just hidden by the wall. I think this is the first time this family have had an outdoor graveyard.
I made a playground for the kids. I added the meteorite here as a memorial of sorts to Gambit. Originally I wanted to put it in the graveyard but it just didn’t look right.
This is the courtyard with a Monte Vista style trellis canopy, swimming pool and hot tub.
Just to the side of that is a patio area with bbq and seating. Sorry about all the trees blocking the view, you should get a better view later.
OK now we have inside. This is the ground floor layout. The small wing on the left hand side of the picture is for our two old dears Shawna and Starla. Yes I moved Starla back in, she is the kids grandmother after all i couldn’t very well leave her behind.
Speaking of Starla this is her bedroom. Done up of course in her favourite colour. All the bedrooms have been decorated with the sims favourite colours.
This is Shawna’s bedroom.
In between the bedrooms is a little sitting room. (and a bathroom)
This leads us nicely onto the entrance hallway. It’s a nice bright place and I like how it turned out. On the main overview there is another part to the hallway but I don’t appear to have any pictures of it, never mind you will probably see it at some point anyway.
Moving in a clockwise direction as seen on the overview picture these are the rest of the rooms downstairs.
Another bathroom. They all look like this so I haven’t photographed them all you would only get bored!
Sitting room or Lounge whatever you want to call it. This is actually a sizable room so I have had to photograph it in bits.
Reading/studying area. You can see Beast’s new bed here. It looks like a paw, so cute. ❤
TV watching area. I added a wall of windows here to give a view out onto the garden. You should get a better view of the patio area now.
Put in a grand piano just because. Goes nicely with my black and gold colour scheme which was inspired by the sofa by the way. Drat now I have the Black and Gold song in my head.
And now you do too. Your welcome! 😀
After that musical interlude we move upstairs. Only having two floors is a joy compared to the last house. Makes it a LOT easier to find everyone!
Look a bathroom! Don’t see many of those around! XD
Savannah and Munchkin’s bedroom
Burmese and Siamese’ bedroom
The master bedroom currently used by Magenta.
There is a balcony area up here too.
There are some great views from up here.
Last thing to show you is the basement. Wow I put a lot of lights down here, didn’t realise I put in so many.
There is a gallery showcasing all the heir portraits I managed to get and some of Gambit’s selfies too.
The whole basement is designed to display any trophies, artefacts etc that the family pick up along the way. It mostly just houses painting and sketches at the moment. I am hoping it will improve soon.
Well that’s it the house that I built! What do you think of it?