This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I was inspired by a recent rash of housing uploads that were base game and looked quite nice, so I decided to ditch my custom content
and build a home with the materials Maxis gave me (big step for me
). I also decided against using a real floor plan and designed the property on some graph paper while I waited for the game to load. I'm no architect, but I've studied and built (literally
) hundreds of real plans in my game, so I have a bit of experience to work with.
I thought, if I could design my own home, what would I want? It had to have
- 4 bedrooms
- 3+ baths
- Formal living room, dining room, and family room
- Garage and carport
- Midcentury/Contemporary appeal
- Partial open concept
- Large, landscaped yard
I am actually not a fan of total open concept. I do not want a clear-shot view from my living room into my kitchen. That feels like an apartment. I think this plan maintains an open, circular plan but retains some separation and identity for each room (living, dining, kitchen, family areas
). At first the roof was a hideous nightmare
, so I incorporated the Lanai to build a believable roof. Otherwise, the plan is unchanged from when I drafted it on paper. I was pretty happy with my results, in the end.
A totally separate clone of this home was play-tested and everything is functional, very livable, and without shortage of toys to keep your Sims busy (pictures were taken of the identical tested lot
Lot Price (furnished):