This house was built on 73 Embarcadero Drive (the fugly apartment) in Bridgeport. If you play in Bridgeport, when you leave the lot and come back, you may see the shell of the fugly apartment at first. I don't know why it does it since I deleted the eyesore before building the house. (see below image)
The house is placed on a 60x60 lot for picture taking purposes and to demonstrate why I built so close to the street on the original lot. The only
alterations I have made between the two lots is extending the sidewalk and the driveways. In the pictures, where the landscaping ends is the boundaries of the original lot.
The garage doors are actually light blue/gray with the aqua trim. They just look dark due to Sims 3 quirks.
CFE was used to make the square half wall/roof.
MoveObjects on used extensively in the landscaping.
In my game, I have CC in the house. I tried to remove all of it before packaging the house. If I missed something, let me know so I can give credit where it is due or remove it if needed.
***End of Disclaimers***
Large swimming pool and hot tub. Landscaping around the house, open areas left for playground equipment and a nice sized garden.
Great Room with TV, electronic games, a sitting area, chess table, piano and a cozy corner with a fireplace for your sims to snuggle up in front of.
Formal dining room
Large eat-in kitchen for the sim who loves to cook
Garage (currently 1 regular car space and 1 large car space) It can fit 3 regular car spaces side by side
Master suite with bath and private deck with bar, hot tub and telescope
Deck with bar and telescope
40x50 (this is the size of the lot)
(thought I'd include this information if the house was placed on a 60x60)
Don't let it fool you, this spacious house is very versatile. There is plenty of room to grow out and even down if you desire. Due to EA's screwy lot sizes, I built the house fairly close to the street, so that if I wanted to put it on a larger lot at some point in the future, it wouldn't sit back too far and I'd still have nice sized front and back yards.
Elena, the wife of the sim family I built this house for had a lifetime wish of being surrounded by family (aka raise 5 kids to teens... what was I thinking? I *hate* sim babies and toddlers!) and her husband, Rainer had the lifetime wish of being a firefighter, hence the long parking space in the garage. (Gotta have a place to keep "WooWoo".
) Another parking space can be added in between the two existing spaces (and if you put it on a larger lot, there'll be room for more).
There is currently plenty of room for a garden, (to indulge Elena's green thumb) and still have room for some playground items for the kiddies.
Although this house is in its original form, (well, minus the CC and color scheme I used for my game) to give proof to the versatility of the house, I'll tell you some of the the simple rennovations I made to accomodate the new family additions as they came along (If you want to see pictures of the renovations, click HERE
There are a couple of other pictures of the landscaping in the back yard. If you're interested, click HERE
I made the green bedroom with the bay windows into a nursery and built 2 more bedrooms upstairs, for a total of 5 bedrooms (if you count the nursery).
On the first floor, that little empty space to the left of the stairs, I brought the wall out a little further, built a basement and inserted stairs and a door.
I put the remaining bedrooms, and a bathroom in the basement and also made hobby, jam session and game areas. The basement is still a little sparse, but it's making progress.