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I Did a Thing Today

Oh my god, you guys. So I watched Salem's Lot and the HOUSE in that movie... It had a curving staircase in the entryway, and the upstairs hallway circled around it and was open to the downstairs. That alone inspired me to BUILD AND FULLY FURNISH AN ENTIRE HOUSE :| I never do that, but I felt like going around the theme of "Old Money". It's $300k, fully furnished and decorated to the best of my ability.

The house itself. I'm no good with siding/home exteriors, so it looks like a log cabin had a child with a Mediterranean villa.

The downstairs. There is a SMOKING ROOM and a SALON and a SOLARIUM along with a hobby room. That's FANCY.
I even put speakers in the smoking room.

The upstairs. Notice the CHILDREN'S SUITE AND NURSERY WITH NANNY QUARTERS. Also the master bedroom shares a bathroom with the "heir" room.
The master bedroom also overlooks into the glass roof of the solarium and sideyard.

The view from the dining room door through the entryway and hobby room out to the solarium.

This is the biggest house I've ever built completely alone with only a small part as inspiration. The previous lot I built, Hendershot, was entirely based on a floor plan. I'd package this beast to upload but it's 90% custom content (mostly recolours and lost-and-found objects, but cc nonetheless). It's in my Pleasantview, which I won't stop playing anytime soon. And I better package this lot for myself for keepsies.
It was hard to build a house in this style, since I've been trying so hard lately to remodel the older homes into more modern mansions.

Also in my Pleasantview:

Pleasantview Cemetery, complete with pet section and Goth Mausoleum. The front section is the Pleasants, the other rich family in town.


Aug. 18th, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
My only suggestion, if you would like one, would be to build on a deeper lot. I wanted to build rooms all the way around on the top floor, but I chose too small of a lot. I would have gone narrower and deeper, but I chose to place it in a space that only fit that lot shape.

A better lot shape would also have allowed for the grand walkway to the front door that I had planned and wasn't able to fit :( I had used a 5x2. The 4x3 is what I would have chosen if I'd had room, but then I would have never had the solarium. If you want the width and the extra back, 5x3.

I HAD ALSO PLANNED to vault the ceiling over the stairs and include a two storey window at the top of the stairs on the second floor, but I had already put the ceilings in and when I took the roof off to add the third floor everything sucked. Dont' screw up like I did :(
Aug. 20th, 2015 10:04 am (UTC)
Aw, you didn't screw up :D Maybe you can move the lot and add the space in the back using Mootilda's Lot Adjuster?
I appreciate the tips! Whatever I do, I'm certainly keeping the solarium, and the view from the master bedroom.
Aug. 20th, 2015 11:49 pm (UTC)
I'm actually REALLY interested in how your take on this will look! If you post screenshots of it, keep me in mind?
Aug. 24th, 2015 04:45 am (UTC)
Of course :)