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Field Researcher
#551 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 2:28 AM Last edited by Yvelotic2001 : 17th Aug 2018 at 1:13 PM.
Default Round 4 - 57 Road To Nowhere

17th August 2018

Dear Mr. Smith
It is a pleasure to inform you that the town council of our great Strangetown has decided to assign the house on 57 Road To Nowhere to you and any other members of your household. The house is in need of some repairs, but a mysterious benefactor donated a hefty sum to the town's treasury. Thus, the town council grants you total freedom in the refurbishing of the lot. You are free to redecorate and change the layout of the inside, nevertheless the outside shell must remain. Further stories can be added at your discretion. Do note that you are free to repaint the exterior.
We hope you the best for the rest of your life here in Strangetown.

Best regards,
Town Council of Strangetown

The new Smith residence

For the final round of this contest, we had an unlimited budget. And what do I do with an unlimited budget? I go overboard with the landscaping, that's for sure! In fact, if the lot was only a shell and the outside, it would cost 130K! Then again, the only thing PT9 cares more about than his lawn is his family, so he would surely go to the Moon and back (maybe he's even been there before) to have a great backyard. Outside, the lot has a Mediterranean-ish feel. With a total of 4 doors to the outside, the main door is the one on the left of the building - and that is the one used by the mailman, as I wished. The two back doors are only accessible through the gated backyard, though. Inside, my original plan was to decorate it in a typical Suburban family likes the Smiths always seemed to me, but I guess inspired by @iCad 's idea to recreate Strangetown in a 50's setting, I went for a mid-century modern decoration instead. Since PT9 is alien, I though I could give them access to a piece of modern tech here and there, hence the flat screen and the computer.
The house has wood tones throughout, with plenty of splashes of green, Jenny's favourite colour. In the living room, there are enough seats for everyone to watch TV, read a book or listen to music. Jill has left some of her toys there, though. Someone better clean that up before guests arrive. They have a spacious bathroom downstairs, but it doesn't feel like it is empty. Upstairs, both kids have their own room and the parents have their ensuite bathroom, as requested (the bathtub is functional, it was tested). Jill's room has a maritime theme. And while I know one judge mentioned they didn't feel like Johnny was a jock, I have to disagree. His bio states that he would like to arrive in a cool sports car, he has 7 body points and he has almost max interest in sports. So, his room has a massive pop-art painting and sports deco, like a rugby helmet and a jersey. Again, green.
The four-click high level between the first floor and the roof allowed me to build an attic, where they have some desks, bookcases, armchairs and an easel, as well as some MALM dressers to mimic cardboxes (thanks @Zarathustra!). Jill isn't supposed to go there, her father thinks the ladder is dangerous, but she sneaks in anyway when he's not looking.
This house has a burglar and fire alarm, so it meets Strangetown's safety standards, as well as a phone, a bin on every level except the attic and items for every skill. The aquarium under the stairs is merely decorative. The off-grid chess table works and I found no issues with the attic, other than carefully placing items as to not have them poke through the roof. And Johnny might not yet be the hero he dreams of, but at least he can drive a 1984 Pontiac Trans-Am and a 1967 Corvette. Pretty cool.

Here are the photos the town council took during their inspection of the lot:

I think that's it for this lot. I loved this contest, it really helped me improve my building skills. Also, it finally made me go and grab a Live Camera mod. The camera is so much better now.

EDIT: Two things I forgot to say. First, sorry for the underside texture of the roof, but AFAIK, that can't be helped. The default replacement I had even made it worse. Secondly, like I said in a later post, chairs are placed off-grid to show how the house would look in a lived-in situation. They were put in the correct position after screenshot taking.

Admit it, Milotic is beautiful.
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Field Researcher
#552 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 3:10 AM

I will take the half point hit (or even one full point one, depends) .

My little niece was flew by helicopter to hospital this morning , after she hit her head to the dock of our cabin when she jumped to swim. Gladly her bigbrother was allready at the sea, so he helped her out of the water and alarmed us right away.

very lovely entries <3 I was lazy and went for Spectre/Nigmos lot, as no dormers there

~~~~Call me Ellu ~~~

Past the point of no return,
No going back now,
Our passionplay is now begun.
Past thought of right or wrong, final question, how long have we wait before we're one?
~Andrew Loyd Webber (Phantom Of The Opera)
Turquoise Dragon
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#553 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 3:12 AM
BIG HUGS and keep us posted on your niece!
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Original Poster
#554 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 3:30 AM
((hugs)) Ellu, keep us posted. I hope she isn't badly injured.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Field Researcher
#555 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 1:06 PM
Ellu, hope she's alright!
Also, I forgot to say that in the photos I used setquartertileplacement to show how the chairs would look in a lived-in situation, but obviously I placed them correctly after taking the screenshots.

Admit it, Milotic is beautiful.
My C:Simblr!
Test Subject
#556 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 2:40 PM
Default Round Four: Ajay Loner Opens 'Taste of Belgium' Bakery on 91 Road to Nowhere
Wow! Talk about last minute lol, but I got my entry done
What follows is an excerpt from the latest edition of The Strangetown Inquirer.

I had a great time participating in the contest! Thanks Jo for organizing it, the judges for - well, judging lol, and the other contestants for participating
Lab Assistant
#557 Old Yesterday at 2:01 AM
@joandsarah77, just to let you know that it'll probably be Sunday (UK time) when my entry gets posted. I was sick earlier this week, and am now pulling an all-nighter at work. Once that finishes I expect to sleep most of Saturday, but I'm about two-thirds done so hopefully one more session over the weekend will get it finished.
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Original Poster
#558 Old Yesterday at 2:30 AM
Table updated with entries.

Thanks for letting me know Muridae.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Mad Poster
#559 Old Yesterday at 11:00 AM
Lovely entries, everyone
Thinking of you and your niece as well, Ellu, wishing her a full recovery soon.
Lab Assistant
#560 Old Yesterday at 10:44 PM Last edited by muridae : Yesterday at 11:57 PM.
Just to let you all know - I've now finished my entry, and am trying to post it but can't get any images to upload to my post. :-(

Currently trying in two separate browsers, with no luck whatsoever. I'm about to give up and hope that I have more luck with it tomorrow.

ETA: image uploads are now working again for me. Apologies for the double post!
Lab Assistant
#561 Old Yesterday at 11:56 PM Last edited by muridae : Today at 12:24 AM.
Default Round 4 - 51 Road To Nowhere / Singles

The Singles girls gathered around to discuss their windfall and discuss what they should spend the money on, over and above putting a roof over their heads.

"A pool," voted Erin.

"A pool... and maybe a hot tub so we can throw really good pool parties," added Chloe. "It'll be a great way to get to know everybody in town again."

"A pool... and a barbecue," said Lola. "All those thousands of people Chloe's going to invite to our parties are going to need to be fed."

"A pony," said Kristen, daring to be different.

Unfortunately she couldn't decide which horse she wanted to buy. So she bought five. Hey, unlimited budget!

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