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Starlight Shores House Tour Part 2

So, continuing on from part 1 we come to the 2nd floor

Not a lot on this floor. Just one nice sized room that I have turned into a music room.  There is also a smaller room that is currently empty.  The rest of the space is one large balcony area.

This is the Music room.  I left the odd indoor pool as I thought it was a nice feature.  This may end up as a party area eventually

Through the door and onto the balcony.  I can’t deny my idiots so I made them a bar area.

Rickon: I plan to make good use of that.

Round the corner is the beginnings of a skilling area.

That’s it for this floor next up the 3rd floor

Finally we have reached the top. Not much up here

Rickon: Come on, this is the best floor.

The 3rd floor starts with a nice little landing which I made nicer

That leads into this nice hallway with the indoor pool.

Gambit: So you can wake up and go for a swim. Nice.

Up here we have the Master Bedroom. Currently set up for Rickon and Shawna.

Rickon: What do you mean currently.

Well this is were the TH and spouse sleep.  When Gambit takes over you will be moved to another room.

It is huge! It was hard not to cram loads of stuff in here.

There is a lovely ensuite too.

Finally we have the nursery.  Currently coloured black for Cyclops.

Cyclops: *claps happily*

That’s it. House tour over.


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Starlight Shores House Tour Part 1

It has taken a long time but I am now ready to reveal the new house in Starlight Shores.  It took a lot longer than I had anticipated plus I had some loading issues caused by bad CC but I got there and personally I think it was well worth it.

At the end of the last chapter I showed you all which house I had moved them too. Which was a gorgeous house that was already occupied.  I evicted the old man that lived here and moved the Mendoza’s in.

Old Man: You can’t just chuck me out of my home.

Rickon: We can pay cash.

Old Man: Where do I sign?

As a little reminder this is it.  It’s not bad but a bit dull and grey. If I want to look at grey I can just look out the window!

British weather LOL! (also I can’t pass up the opportunity to use a David Tennant gif! :D)

How about now? What do you think?

Rickon: Amazing what a lick of paint will do. 😀

Max: Oh you redecorated, I don’t like it.

This house has a total of 5 floors so I shall start at the bottom and work up.  This means we start with the basement.

I have kept the footprint the same size as the ground floor (more or less)

This is a large open plan area mainly used as the portrait gallery.  I still have the romantic selfies to try and sort out.  They were all blank after the move. 😦

Rickon: Shouldn’t there be urns on those tables?

Yes I added those after the photo was taken. You can see them in the top down shot.

Same area from a slightly different angle.  We still have rocking chairs!

Susan: Good I plan to make use of those in my retirement.

This room with the lilac feature wall is…

Rickon: It’s mine! It’s mine!

Calm down, yes it’s for you.  This is Rickon’s studio.

Here it is from the other way.  I am trying to make the house a bit easier on the eyes so most rooms will have a neutral look with accent colours.  I am planning ahead for next gen as Gambit’s fav colour is lime and I don’t fancy a whole house of lime.

Susan: Someone’s been watching too many property shows.

This room is a present for my new torch holder.

Gambit: For me? ❤

Yes, do you like it?


With that let’s move on up to the ground floor.

Isn’t it lovely.  The ground floor is completely open plan apart from a bathroom.

Moving around in an anti-clockwise direction we start with the kitchen.  The layout is the same as what was here originally I just changed the units.

Shawna: That’s the cleanest you will ever see it!

Next to the kitchen is the dining area.

Wolverine: Simple but very useful.

On the opposite side to the dining table is a small study area.  Just a computer desk at the moment though.

Susan: Reminds me of Mum 😥 (Lucky Charms)

Next on our tour is the first seating area.  This one is meant for reading. Nice area for gift giving parties too

Gambit: Or dancing.

This is the second seating area. Mainly for recreation.

Rouge/Jubilee: TV!

Gambit/Wolverine: GAMES CONSOLE!!

I am included the outside space in this section.  This pool was already here I just made it look better. The outdoor kitchen you can see on the right is a room on the side of the garage that I had no other use for.  There is a bathroom in there too.

Close up of the pool kitchen. It has a pizza oven and a top end BBQ

Rickon: Nice

Pool area bathroom.  Just need to add clutter.

That’s it for this floor next up the first floor

I shall start with the hallway.  A little plain currently.  More clutter may be added later.

Susan: Needs a rocking chair.

The biggest room on this floor is Susan and Max’s bedroom.

Susan: It’s beautiful. ❤

I need to add some bits and recolour the curtains bit it is pretty much done.

This is their ensuite bathroom.  The toilet is behind the door next to the sink. For some reason all the bathrooms were set up like this.

This is Storm’s room.

Storm: Thanks ❤

Across the landing is Gambit and Wolverine’s room.  Lime and lilac is not a great combination hense the divide.

Finally on this floor is Jubilee and Rouge’s room.  I liked the divide idea so I used it again here.

There is still more to see but it would make this too long so I had to split this into two parts.  Keep your eyes peeled for part two





Roaring Heights House Tour

Welcome to the long overdue house tour of the Roaring Heights house.  I held of on doing this as there were a few things I wasn’t happy with.  I have now sorted these and I am ready to show you the finished house.



Here it is from the front with a bit of my rare landscaping.  I am very pleased with how it looks and I love the lot I chose for it.



This is the rear view.  Not much going on back here.

rear deck


I did add this nice decking area as the back of the lot is slopped and difficult to build on.




There is a lawn area to the side of the house that will have a kids playground in when I get round to it.  All it his currently is a trampoline and Susan’s martial arts gear.



This is one of my new additions as I wasn’t happy with the front.

Ground Floor



Birds eye view of the ground floor

main living area


On one side of the partition wall is the dinning area. Simple but effective.



On the other side a lounge area complete with massive TV because why not! 😀

kitchen 1

The kitchen, I love this room.  There is a lot of orange but it still doesn’t seem to bright.  Please ignore the fryer queue.


kitchen 2

Other side of the kitchen with laundry area.


The Study which is also K-9’s sleeping area.

First Floor



Obligatory birds eye view.


Lucky and Koi’s room

Susan & max bedroom

Susan & Max’s room


The twin’s room.

Basement 1



Basement 2/Crypt








A Look at the New House in Lucky Palms

As promised here is a closer look at the new house in Lucky Palms.  I have finally finished it.  Had to wait for them to earn a bit more money. It is really hard to resist not cheating.

To start with here is the front of the house as it looks now.  I personally think it is an improvement on the original EA premade house that it was.

Front of House


And just to be thorough here is the back.

Rear of House

OK lets have a look inside.  I will start with the downstairs where we have a nice entrance way and mini study area. The corridor behind Lucky leads to bedrooms, bathrooms and a smaller living area. We will look at those later.



The entrance area leads directly into the open plan kitchen, dinning and living areas.

Open plan


In a little nook next to the kitchen is a small area for the pets.


Kitchen & Diner


The living area is designed to give separate areas for tv/video games and reading.  As you can guess they rarely use it as I planned them to!


Reception Area


Down the hallway I mentioned earlier is a couple of bedrooms.  The first one is Lucky and CC’s bedroom.  Since CC is the eldest it is decked out in her fav colour.  Cute isn’t it.


Girls Bedroom


Across from the girl’s room is Tobias’ room.  He rarely uses it as he is quite often in the rocking chairs!


Tobias Bedroom


Further down the hallway is the nursery.  Tobias is the only one who comes in here currently.




Turn a corner and the hallway opens out into this little area currently used as a sitting area.  The elders love it. 😀  The door at the end opens onto a small balcony with stairs leading down to the back garden.


Relaxing Area


Upstairs we have the master bedroom which is currently Melon and Magrat’s room.


Master bedroom


Complete with ensuite.


En suite


Elsewhere upstairs we have Maya and Nolan’s room.


Maya & Nolan's Bedroom


The boys room (can you tell I ran out of money here!) There is also another bedroom up here but that is empty as like I said funds ran out.




Inbetween the bedrooms is this bathroom.  I have not shown the downstairs bathrooms (there are four of them) as they all look the same as this.


Upper bathroom


OK so that’s the inside done.  Outside we have some planted area at the front to the right hand side of the front door.  This is where Seymour now resides.

Seymour: Come on, take a bite.


Front garden


To the other side of the front door is this area.  I made it look nicer, kind of.




Round to the side is this little patio type area that I have plans for.


Side Patio


This leads directly to the back patio.



Next to that is a small area where I have put Jacklyn’s grave (for now.)  The stairs lead into the basement


Jacklyn Grave and basement stairs



The basement looks like this at the moment.  It isn’t that different to similar ones I have seen in many a legacy.



Here is a closer image of the paintings.  You will notice I have added couple pictures inbetween.  I thought this was a nice touch.  I plan to add make this look a look less sparse!




OK back outside and to the thing that fills up most of the back garden. The pool. This was already here when I bought the house and I kept it in.  I added a waterfall and diving board.



The building to the back is the garage.  Yes, I got them a fixer upper car.  Gives them something to do.



The inside of the garage is pretty empty.  I forget who’s car that is.




I think that is about it.  I plan on saving a copy of this house.  If anyone would like the house let me know and I will add it to the download page.  I am quite proud of this one. 😀

There will be an actual chapter soon, it will be Melon’s last chapter as heir.  I am playing through the teen years as I want to get started on Generation 4 as soon as I can.

Melon is SO close to completing is LTW.  I hope he does it before his time as TH is up.