View Full Version : I'm trying to make a Painted Lady House
26th Feb 2012, 2:10 PM
But...I'm failing miserably. If anybody knows how to go about making one, could you give me some tips on how to get going in the right direction?
(P.S.-A Painted Lady is the style of house you see in older parts of San Francisco. Reference here-http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Haight_Ashbury11.JPG
26th Feb 2012, 2:59 PM
What are you having trouble with? Design, layout?
26th Feb 2012, 3:08 PM
Both, I can't get the outside right to save my life, I think I'm over-complicating things. I'm pretty sure that getting the inside right will be a lot easier, I just need to get it all put together.
26th Feb 2012, 3:41 PM
The Painted Ladies are not an easy build for sure. Getting Victorian right in S3 can be difficult. Perhaps if you posted in the Creator Feedback section with pics you would get some helpful pointers.
27th Feb 2012, 12:43 PM
Actually, there is a Row of Painted Ladies download somewhere in the houses section I believe; maybe you could try to find that and have a look at how things have been done there, as an inspiration?
27th Feb 2012, 1:43 PM
Also look at some of the lots here by RuthlessK, Christine11778, and Romagi, they mostly build old Victorian homes.
1st Mar 2012, 6:18 AM
OH! My favorite! I've been in so many SF ladies.... :0) The thing to remember about the painted ladies is proportion. A sims wall is equivalent to 8 feet but the painted lady ceilings are 10 to 12 feet high. The buildings are usually flat roofed and only the front facade has roof elements. The windows are long and narrow.Often stained glass. also, the SF 'City' house plan is generally designed for 2 rooms wide and x rooms deep. There were interior window wells to let light into the home interiors. Just paint the wall sections for the gingergbread designs. Don't try to mesh the gingerbread. Oh! And the floors are always on a HIGH foundation. Use cheats to elevate the foundation at least 1 floor up.OR paint the ground floor in stone and make the main entry on the 2nd floor. There is always a covered porch The entry is often the one side of the main room's bay windows. Inside the main entry is a long stairway running up one wall and a long hall. To the other side are joined rooms. Main 'parlor' to a dining room to a kitchen with an add on washroom once plumbing came in. Large fireplaces between the rooms kept the houses kind of warm. They are drafty beasts.
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