Great entries so far! It's really exciting and kind of intimidating at the same time but even if it's my first contest on this forum I tried to do my best.
For this round I tried to do something that I seldom see here on MTS : a very realistic house using tons ad tons of CC. As CC use is allowed I decided not to restrain myself and go all out with it. Of course every single piece of custom content used is free and I took extra time to check everything. And just because I used lots of CC doesn't mean that building or decorating was easy in any shape or form : nearly every single object has been CASTed for this house . So here it goes!
The Lonely Red
It's been fifty years since Barney has fallen in love with this lovely little cottage at first sight and decided to make it his to provide for the stability and the comfort that beautiful Rose from down his street, that he has always been in love with, required to accept his wedding proposal.
Unfortunately, after breaking his back working in a mine for years to save enough money to buy the house, Barney discovered that achieving his goal didn't bring him the happiness he hoped for : by this time, Rose was already married of to another man and living a happy life being a wife and a mother of four children.
Barney never grew out of love for Rose so never married with another woman. He watched over Rose's wellbeing from afar and satisfied himself with a simple life of fishing and reading with the companionship of Rufus, his old dog until Rose's death a few years ago.
Overview of the lot
Picture heavy !
That's it for the pictures. Hope you enjoyed them! I'd like to point out that the house has been tested throughout and is completely fonctionnal, minous some clipping here and there (the curtains, the cushions and throws, and the shutters).
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