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MissTech
12th Aug 2007, 2:34 PM
This contest should be in 'Houses'.

Welcome to 'The Architect', a contest to see if you can come in on time and on budget with building designs for 4 very special clients! Submit your bids and see who will be named 'The Architect'!

(*No sims required or used in this competition.)

General Rules
1.) No photoshopping, adding text, graphics, borders to any submitted photos. Photos may be taken traditionally in-game, or by use of 'printscreen'.
2.) All lots submitted must be new, original designs. There will be no 'flipping' of pre-made Maxis homes allowed, or use of downloaded homes.
3.) Pay attention to the requirements for each round as following specific directions counts!


CONTEST UPDATES & LATEST INFORMATION
Get the latest information quickly and easily using the links below!
General Judging Criteria for this Contest! (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003629&postcount=15)
ROUND 2 INFORMATION! (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1006222&postcount=58)
ROUND 1 RANKINGS & COMMENTS (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1008122&postcount=81)
ROUND 3 INFORMATION (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1011817&postcount=106)
ROUND 2 RANKINGS & COMMENTS (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1014056&postcount=123)
ROUND 4 INFORMATION! (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1018106&postcount=161)
ROUND 3 RANKINGS & COMMENTS (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1020091&postcount=173)
:new: ROUND 5 INFORMATION (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1021374&postcount=182)


The Rounds
Round 1- Start Me Up
Round 2- Allison Road
Round 3- Mansions of Glory
Round 4- Electric Avenue
Round 5- Gone Global


The Timeline
Round 1- Aug 29- Sept 2- Closed! Thank you for entering!
ROUND 1 RANKINGS (posted)
Round 2- Sunday, Sept 2nd- Friday, Sept 7th @ 12:00PM EST (noon)-closed
Round 2 Ranking & comments to be posted by Monday 9-10
Round 3- Sept 7- Sept 13 (closed- thanks for your entries!)
Round 3 Rankings/comments- posted! See link above
Round 4- Sept 13- Sept 21 @ 6:00am EST
Round 4 Rankings/comments
Round 5- Sept 19- Sept- 26th @ 12:00PM EST (noon)
Current round highlighted in bold print.
Rounds will be closed as soon as all contestants have posted their entries OR by the deadline posted above- whichever comes first!

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Round 1- Start Me Up
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/matt.jpg
The client for this Round is Matthew Bessline, a 24 year old recent college graduate and modern bachelor with an active social life who is looking to have his first home built. Being fresh out of college, Matthew has a strict budget of $18,000. There is also a list of requirements that need to be met while staying in budget. They are:

~ A lot size no greater than 2X2
~ Ranch-style home (all rooms on 1 floor only) of modern design
~ A minimum of 1 Kitchen, 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom
~ A driveway (*See note below!)
~ Ready to move in condition (IE: completed interior without furnishings)
~ Completed exterior
~ Landscaping
( *NOTE: If you do not have NL, you may 'fake' the driveway using flooring materials. The specs on your drive should be 5X8 (5 squares wide by 8 squares long) to keep it within the size of the actual driveway. You must add $100 to the cost of your lot as if you were placing a real driveway. You will not be penalized by the judges for doing the driveway this way.)

Materials that need to be submitted for Round 1:
1.) Your name and the Round # in the subject bar of your post.
2.) 3 Photos of your completed design; 1 of the exterior from the front, 1 of the exterior from the rear, 1 overhead with roof removed so layout of rooms can be seen.
3.) A list of the names and dimensions of each interior room.
4.) The home's list of amenities.
5.) Total purchase cost of lot.


Round 1 Details
You are allowed to use as much or as little custom content in the creation of your lot as you'd like. You may use a foundation if you'd like in this round. Remember to keep your client and his needs in mind when you are designing! You may add more to the home than the basic requirements, but remember, you must stay on budget and the final cost of the home must meet or be under the client's budget!
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Official Judges
1.) pors
2.) Fayreview
3.) breena
Emergency Judges
1.) Stormy
2.) MissTech


:new: Prizes
First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. The 3 top scoring contestants may choose their prize from any of the following offered:
1 Willow- Cute San Francisco style Victorian created by me
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/1Willow.jpg
OR
21 Winter Way- Wonderful family home with attatched greenhouse created by me.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/winterway.jpg
OR
The Tower- Community lot with plenty of activities for dates created by me!
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/thetower.jpg
OR
Jeff- Mr. USA 6- An adorable and sweet guy created by me.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/mrusa6.jpg
OR
1 more option coming soon!

beeps
29th Aug 2007, 4:01 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 8.28.07
Ends 9.29.07

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

REMEMBER that the Picture Posting Guidelines (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?t=41698) apply to the contest forum as well. If your pictures violate these rules, your pictures will be deleted and you will be alerted/warned.

MissTech
29th Aug 2007, 11:34 AM
:beer: LIST OF CONTESTANTS- :beer:

REMAINING CONTESTANTS
1.) tschick0373045 Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1002635&postcount=4) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1010610&postcount=101) / Round 3 / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1019828&postcount=171) / Round 5

2.) photo_me2004 Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003061&postcount=9) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1008719&postcount=87) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1017160&postcount=149) / Round 4 / Round 5 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1026038&postcount=222)

4.) sawcat6 Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003463&postcount=12) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1007871&postcount=74) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1016471&postcount=143) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1021251&postcount=179) / Round 5 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1024669&postcount=214)

5.) i saw drones Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003517&postcount=14) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1008047&postcount=79) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1015660&postcount=133) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1020387&postcount=175) / Round 5 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1024555&postcount=212)

8.) Girl4Sims2 Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1004046&postcount=27) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1009738&postcount=92) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1016737&postcount=146) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1020965&postcount=177) / Round 5 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1026082&postcount=223)

9.) coldfloral Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1004347&postcount=30) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1010757&postcount=103) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1017126&postcount=148) / Round 4 / Round 5

10.) katt Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1004421&postcount=31) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1009774&postcount=93) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1015772&postcount=136) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1021853&postcount=189) / Round 5 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1027082&postcount=226)

11.) Hazy Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1004770&postcount=33) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1010365&postcount=98) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1014417&postcount=127) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1022167&postcount=195) / Round 5 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1027539&postcount=230)

12.) rednpurplesunset Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1005383&postcount=36) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1008403&postcount=84) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1015974&postcount=137) / Round 4 / Round 5

13.) megativity13 Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1005621&postcount=43) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1010450&postcount=99) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1016331&postcount=141) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1022299&postcount=199) / Round 5 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1027366&postcount=229)

14.) eedgan Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1005632&postcount=44) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1007487&postcount=68) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1016032&postcount=138) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1021562&postcount=183) / Round 5 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1025880&postcount=220)

20.) 4oh4error Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1006110&postcount=56) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1007903&postcount=77) / Round 3 / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1021918&postcount=191) / Round 5

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DROPPED OUT CONTESTANTS
3.) goforfink Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003456&postcount=11) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1007858&postcount=73) / Round 3 / Round 4

6.) lindsay--lou Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003832&postcount=24) / Round 2 / Dropped Out

7.) Sayyadina Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1003912&postcount=25) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1007243&postcount=64) / Dropped out

15.) poplers Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1005638&postcount=45) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1010659&postcount=102) / Dropped Out

16.) cartoonfan Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1005838&postcount=49) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1011032&postcount=104) / Round 3 / Dropped Out

17.) Danny Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1005866&postcount=51) / Round 2 / Dropped Out

18.) teardrops182 Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1005966&postcount=53) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1010047&postcount=97) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1017326&postcount=152) / Dropped Out

19.) Aleeeexx Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1006072&postcount=54) / Round 2 / Dropped Out

tschick0373045
29th Aug 2007, 12:00 PM
Hi. I'll try this again. This is my first contest, so I got a little too eager and posted before you did. :doh I hope my application is okay. I didn't make my house ultra-modern; I just made it where it had clean, straight lines. I hope that's okay. Tell me if it's not.

Exterior Front:

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/8651/snapshot00000001b3e0db3nx7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Exterior Back:
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/3429/snapshot00000001d3e0db4bt7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Top View:

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1340/snapshot00000001f3e0db7oc1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Living Room /Kitchen Area: 10X10
Master Bedroom: 5X7
Master Bathroom: 3X3

Amenities:

2X2 Lot
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Fully Landscaped
Granite Countertops in Kitchen With Island
Top of the Line Appliances
Spacious, Airy Rooms
Patio
Large Japanese Maple in Back

Total Cost: $17,955

MissTech
29th Aug 2007, 12:17 PM
Very good! Glad to have you aboard- and for your first contest no less! Will put your name on the contestant list right away! :)

sayyadina_SC
29th Aug 2007, 12:53 PM
I want to join. First a few questions. This is round one, and not the application-round, right? And how many pics do you want for this round? (BRB with my entry...)

MissTech
29th Aug 2007, 1:20 PM
Yes this is Round 1. There are no applications because no one will be eliminated from any round of this contest. And for Round 1 you will need to submit 3 pics as it says in the Round 1 instructions in the Main post of the thread.

eedgan
29th Aug 2007, 9:02 PM
Must the interior be furnished? What I mean is - do we have to add basic plumbing and a sink in the kitchen? Or is that not required... :confused:

photo
29th Aug 2007, 9:48 PM
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundonefront.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundoneback.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundonetop.jpg

Garage: 5x9
Kitchen: 5x6
Livingroom: 7x7 (ish)
Bath: 4x3
Bedroom: 5x7

House Specs:

2x2 Lot
17,784 Price Tag
Hardwood Floors
White Granite Counters
Expandable Backyard
Lots of Big Windows

(Hope this is okay!)

MissTech
29th Aug 2007, 10:42 PM
Must the interior be furnished? What I mean is - do we have to add basic plumbing and a sink in the kitchen? Or is that not required... :confused:

In the instructions I said unfurnished but in move-in condition, which perhaps I didn't make that clear enough.

Move-in condition means that there are things like a tub, toilet, sink in the bathroom, basic lighting (like overhead kitchen/bath ceiling fixtures), and counters/sink/ceiling fixtures, and perhaps cabinetry in the kitchen, but not appliances or other furnishings. In other words you want your house to look just like one would if it were just built and put up for sale in the real world, and all new construction includes things like a complete bathroom, basic ceiling lighting fixtures, counters in the kitchen. Hope this helps.

To those who already posted, if you didn't include some of the things I just listed like counter-tops etc, you can alter your entry/photos up until the deadline for this round. (Which will be made more specific with a time in a day or so.)

goforfink
30th Aug 2007, 6:07 AM
This looks really cool :)

Exterior Front View
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_0000000c_73e2fb7d.jpg

Exterior Rear View
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_0000000c_f3e2fba7.jpg

Overhead View of Floor Plan
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/Snapshot.jpg

Lovely modern rendered house is situated on a 2X2 lot and includes flat rooftop, stone driveway, 1 bedroom 5X5, 1 bathroom 3X3, kitchen 5X5, spacious dining/lounge area approx. 6X10. Kitchen includes marble countertops, stove oven and sink. Bathroom includes sink on counter, shower, toilet and mirror. All rooms have ceiling lighting, and either blue carpet or white tiles.

The home is landscaped with Japanese Autumn Maples, a Bay Tree and Daisies, and includes a small backyard and entertaining area.

Total lot price $14,289

30th Aug 2007, 6:36 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd1-front.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd1-back.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd1-floor.jpg

2x2 Lot
Open layout Living, dining and kitchen area
Lush, tropical landscaping in atrium and patio, including a water garden.
Hardwood floors and marble tiles.
Invisible frame shower enclosure

Total Price: $17, 943

Kitchen: 3x5, 15 sq.
Dining Room: 4x5, 20 sq.
Living Room: 3x7, 21 sq
Bedroom: 8x4 (at widest), 26 sq.
Bathroom: 3x3 (at widest), 8 sq.
Entrance atrium: 3x5, 15 sq.

Fayreview
30th Aug 2007, 7:10 AM
tschick0373045: Lovely little traditional house with no CC... they get harder to find so well done! And the expensive shower, fridge and counters are a nice touch.

photo_me2004: Loving the garage! And more rooms, tastefully decorated :)

gofornik: Nice room spread, followed the most important rule of house building, easy to decorate. Pastel colours really help, came up most under budget and topped of with a reasonably expensive stove.

sawcat6: Beautifully modern, says Bachelor pad to me and adds a nice touch of class for a small price tag

This is going to be hard to judge!

i saw drones
30th Aug 2007, 9:14 AM
Front:
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round1/round1_house_front.jpg

Back:
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round1/round1_house_back.jpg

Aerial:
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round1/round1_house_aerial.jpg

Specs:

2x2 lot
Living area: 6x6 sq
Bedroom: 4x5 sq
Kitchen: 3x4
Bath: 3x3

Surprisingly spacious 1br 1 bath bachelor pad, large windows & door opening out onto patio overlooking the garden and park beyond.
Modern amenities in kitchen - dishwasher, compactor, oven, fridge, and sink in counter. Shower over the bath, toilet and sink in bathroom.
Ready to move in, decorated with neutral to masculine tones.
Light hardwood floors, lovely garden with plenty of room to expand.
Garden features grassy raised mound, large willow trees, flowerbeds and delicate Japanese maples.
Also includes offstreet parking/driveway.

Total cost:
$17,999 (phew!) (http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round1/Cost.jpg)

MissTech
30th Aug 2007, 1:20 PM
Hey everyone! Just wanted to post the judging criteria for this contest so that current and hopeful contestants, as well as my judges, will have some idea of what lies ahead.


First, for all rounds of this contest your entry will be judged by the following criteria:
1. Design Status: Did the design meet the minimum requirements specified for this round?
2.) Overall Design: Is the layout convenient and functional?
3.) Design Asthetics: Is the design pleasing, pretty/attractive? Does it have 'extas'?
(Of course more specific instructions and criteria will be PMed to all judges for each round. Just wanted to give everyone a general idea of what is being looked for and looked at!)

The judges will give a numerical score (whole numbers only) of between 1 and 10 points for each of the above catagories. (Meaning the highest score you could receive from each judge would be 30 points.) Your total score from each judge will then be added together and then averaged to reach your "Round Score".

EXAMPLE:
Contestant 19:
Total Score from Judge 1- 27 points
Total Score from Judge 2- 23 points
Total Score from Judge 3- 28 points
TOTAL SCORE FOR ROUND 1= 78 points
ROUND SCORE FOR CONTESTANT 19: 26 points

After each round of judging, the contestants will not be given their Round Scores as I want all contestants to not be discoraged by numbers. Each contestant, however, will be given a ranking for each round. In other words, you will see exactly where you placed in each round.

EXAMPLE:
Round 1 Results/Ranking
1. Contestant 6
2. Contestant 15
3. Contestant 8
4. Tie- Contestants 1 & 18
6. Contestant 4
etc......

Your contestant number is the number in which you're listed in the contestant list when you entered. (So if you were the first to enter, your contestant number is 1, if you are last to enter- your contestant number is 20.) With your ranking, you may also receive judges comments. Judges will be allowed to (and encouraged to) make positive comments and constructive critisisms for each round, but are not required to do so.

After the final Round, your Round Scores from each round will be added together for your "Total Contest Score". It is this final Total Contest Score that will determine our winner. All contestants will have their final results posted like this:
EXAMPLE:
Contestant 5:
Round 1 Score: 24
Round 2 Score: 28
Round 3 Score: 24
Round 4 Score: 21
TOTAL CONTEST SCORE FOR CONTESTANT 5: 97 points

Hope this helps everyone understand the process of this contest. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I want everyone to have a fair chance at winning and to enjoy this contest! :D

Fayreview
30th Aug 2007, 1:36 PM
i saw drones : Stunning and realistic with a nice use of different building materials and some beautiful natural looking landscaping!

JoanneDyer_SC
30th Aug 2007, 1:47 PM
MissTech
Just wanted to ask - if I don't have NL, hence no cars for me and no driveways, can I leave a place for it, make it look like a driveway and just take the placing and price of the real thing into consideration? I would like to try my hand, but if NL is required I simply can't.

MissTech
30th Aug 2007, 1:56 PM
MissTech
Just wanted to ask - if I don't have NL, hence no cars for me and no driveways, can I leave a place for it, make it look like a driveway and just take the placing and price of the real thing into consideration? I would like to try my hand, but if NL is required I simply can't.


Ah ha! Did not think of that...
Yes, if you do not have NL you can fake the driveway and add the 100 it would cost to the price of the house and that will be fine. You will not be penalized point-wise for doing it that way. (Will make sure judges are aware of this.)

I wanted everyone to be able to enter, even if they just had the base game, (which is why I dont intend on requiring things like basements) and forgot the drives were with NL! Sorry about that!

JoanneDyer_SC
30th Aug 2007, 2:04 PM
Cool =) If I remember correctly driveway is 4 by... something squares? Forgot how long it is actually. Maybe you could add that info to apps details?

MissTech
30th Aug 2007, 2:34 PM
Cool =) If I remember correctly driveway is 4 by... something squares? Forgot how long it is actually. Maybe you could add that info to apps details?

Yes will do that. The specs on the drives is 5X8 (5 wide, 8 long) also.

enchantedw0lf
30th Aug 2007, 2:51 PM
Hi y'all!

Just wanted to pop in and let you know that Maxis created a driveway and garage door for those that don't have nightlife here:

http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/object_detail.php?view=new&asset_id=375&hideFramework=&languageCode=7

I hope this helps!

Marie

MissTech
30th Aug 2007, 3:04 PM
Hi y'all!

Just wanted to pop in and let you know that Maxis created a driveway and garage door for those that don't have nightlife here:

http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/object_detail.php?view=new&asset_id=375&hideFramework=&languageCode=7

I hope this helps!

Marie

Awesome Marie! Thank you for the heads up on that! Very cool of you! :D

OKAY contestants, you can either fake the drive, or go get and use the one Marie just pointed out to us!

breena_SC
30th Aug 2007, 4:16 PM
Great entries, seems like this will be a tough judging process (due to all the gorgeous entries), but I'm looking forward to it! :D

lindsay--lou
30th Aug 2007, 7:18 PM
Front View :

http://img40.picoodle.com/img/img40/9/8/30/f_lindsayruthm_cf09d53.png (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/9/8/30/f_lindsayruthm_cf09d53.png&srv=img40)

View From Above :

http://img38.picoodle.com/img/img38/9/8/30/f_tpm_8fd24e4.png (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/9/8/30/f_tpm_8fd24e4.png&srv=img38)

Rear View :

http://img40.picoodle.com/img/img40/9/8/30/f_xxxxm_602faa7.png (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/9/8/30/f_xxxxm_602faa7.png&srv=img40)

This magnificent, affordable modern home features spacious and comfortable living, one bedroom and one bathroom, a private backyard, gorgeous hardwood floors and upscale finishes. Ideal for entertaining! House comes with brand-new kitchen appliances including stove, diswasher and trash compacter. Also features a fully furnished bathroom.

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Lot : 2X2
Kitchen : 3X3
Dining : 3X4
Foyer : 4X4
Bedroom : 4X6
Bathroom : 4X3
Living : 5X4
Extended Hallway : 3X3

Full Cost : 17,797$

sayyadina_SC
30th Aug 2007, 9:17 PM
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/Sayyadina99/front.jpg
Front.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/Sayyadina99/back.jpg
Rear.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/Sayyadina99/topview-1.jpg
From above.

Lot: 2x2
Bathroom: 5x4
Bedroom: 5x5
Livingroom:5x9
Kitchen. 6x4

Total purchase cost: 15.691

Description of House and Lot:
Well planned house in mediterranean style with driveway.The house has one spacious livingroom that comes with fireplace and doorway to a roofed patio. The modern kitchen, complete with modern appliances and diningarea, opens up to the livingroom and makes the rooms feel bigger. The bedroom with its soft carpet, has a bathroom "en suite", including shower and bathtub. The interior is decorated in both deep and lighter earthtones with floors and wallpapers of highest quality.
The exterior has a well kept lawn with plenty of interesting plants. The price is amazing, considering the high standard.

i saw drones
30th Aug 2007, 10:42 PM
wow, great entries peeps, it's amazing what you can do for under 20k!

Girl4Sims2
30th Aug 2007, 11:24 PM
Front View
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_73e607fc.jpg

Back View
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_53e6080c.jpg

Top View
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_f3e607cc.jpg

*the separation between the kitchen and living room is a half-wall
on the dimensions i excluded diagnals and took the longest/widest measurements

Amenities
bedroom with small closet 4x7 carpet
bathroom with tub, toilet, and sink 4x4 tile
kitchen with counters, sink, and oven 4x6 wood floor
spacious living room (carpet) with open entry way (wood) 11x10

Pricetag- $17,953
Extra area-
Outdoor eating area, equiped with sunroof, with a view of the beautiful roses that would make any date romantic.

Stormy_SC
31st Aug 2007, 1:28 AM
Very nice entries everyone! :thumb:

Fayreview
31st Aug 2007, 6:52 AM
Wow some really good entries, (I've been told to leave specific comments till judging :)not that anyone pays attention to me anyway)

coldfloral_SC
31st Aug 2007, 8:11 AM
Front
http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000kgta9

Rear
http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000kekag

Overhead
http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000kfw94

Lot: 2x2
Bathroom: 3x4
Bedroom: 4x3
Kitchen: 3x4
Dining: 4x3
Living: 7x4

Modern build with a completely open floor plan. There are no doors in the interior, but the sunken kitchen and placement of walls break up the space into different "rooms." Low maintenance exterior, making this the ultimate bachelor pad.

Total cost: 17,172

kattenijin
31st Aug 2007, 11:20 AM
Future Bessline residence:

Front:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Front.jpg

Rear:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Rear.jpg

Aerial:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Aerial.jpg

"High Windward" $16,130

Located on Lido Key, "High Windward", a one bedroom/one bath home, is a recently renovated oceanfront property. The home features a low-maintenance yard with mature palm trees; tiled foyer, kitchen and bath; fireplace; and extensive decking.

The hand-laid stone fireplace in the living room is outshone only by the magnicifent ocean views visible through what is virtually an entire wall of glass.

The kitchen showcases custom cabinetry with soapstone countertops. The stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and trash compactor have all been fronted with pannels matching the cabinetry for a seamless built-in look.

The bath features a seperate area for the toilet.

The deck, on the west side of the home, extends the entire length of the home, and almost doubles the living area. It is accessed by doors from both the living and bed rooms.

Bedroom: 6x5
Bathroom: 4x3
Kitchen: 3x9
Living room: 6X6

MissTech
31st Aug 2007, 1:59 PM
Halfway there to the goal of 20 contestants! Well, at least this contest is now 'star-worthy' (LOL!) with the 10 who have entered!

And I must say, great entries all around. :) Matt is very impressed with all of the wonderful and varied homes he has to choose from already, but would love to see some more!

Hazy
31st Aug 2007, 6:24 PM
Front View
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_53e475f2.jpg
Back View
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_13e477b8.jpg
Airel
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_93e47829.jpg

May I present this compact contempary dwelling place as part of new developement ten minutes
from the bustling city. Would suit a young individual making their way in the world offer room to
entertain, relax and low maintenance. Everything just ready for you to put your stamp on it !!


Dimensions
Kitchen 4x5
Lounge/diner 4x7
Hall 3x3 including built in wardrobe
Bedrooom 6x4 including built in wardrobe
Bathroom 3x3
Small Room 2x3 Which can be used as a study or guest room

Features
Fitted kitchen & bathroom
Phone, smoke alarm
Small driveway at the front.
Patio at the back
Small natural pond

All of this for just £16981 (excluding car sorry)

Fayreview
31st Aug 2007, 6:25 PM
Loving that house!

SimsArtThat_SC
1st Sep 2007, 10:39 AM
MissTech :howdy: I wish I could enter but I have a busy month :( this looks like a fabulous contest....great entries everyeone :D

rednpurplesunset
1st Sep 2007, 11:19 AM
I would like to enter please. This is my first house contest, so if I don't do something right please let me know.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_f3e510aa_d3e510cf.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_f3e510aa_53e510ac.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/Architect01.jpg

Price
$17,973

Room Dimensions
Bedroom 6x5
Bath 4x4
Dining area 3x6
Kitchen area 3x6
Living area 6x6

Home has one bedroom, one bath, combined kitchen, living & dining area. Bath includes tub, toilet and sink. Kitchen has cabinets and sink. Living area has fireplace for those romantic nights. Beautifully landscaped side area (not pictured). Small pond and rock patio area with porch swing hanging from large tree, great place for BBQ and entertaining. Entry is on side of house right off the drive and there is also a rear entry onto back patio.

MissTech
1st Sep 2007, 12:53 PM
MissTech :howdy: I wish I could enter but I have a busy month :( this looks like a fabulous contest....great entries everyeone :D

SimsArtThat- Well I hope your month is busy with good things! Would have loved to had you in this contest, but heck, maybe next time! :D (I think this is another one I will do over again!)

rednpurplesunset- Very good entry and everything is right with it- not to worry! Welcome aboard!


:hippy: HEY EVERYONE! - As soon as the final slot fills, Round 1 will close and go into judging. I am hoping that all slots will fill before the deadline to enter at 12:00PM (noon) on Tuesday, September 4th.

In either case, I will be posting the information for Round 2 as soon as Round 1 closes sp you can all begin to work on that entry while Round 1 is being judged! Though we have more than enough time for this contest, the design tasks will become increasingly more difficult throughout the rounds, and I want to give everyone time!

Blake_SC
1st Sep 2007, 3:18 PM
One question: Can we use the smaller lots, like 1X1 1X2 2X1 etc..?

I would really like to enter. :)
This looks like a great contest.
/me goes in to build right away.

MissTech
1st Sep 2007, 4:10 PM
One question: Can we use the smaller lots, like 1X1 1X2 2X1 etc..?

I would really like to enter. :)
This looks like a great contest.
/me goes in to build right away.

Well in the instructions I said a lot no bigger than 2X2, so that means, yes you may use a smaller lot than that if you wish to. But keep in mind the other things Matt requires, like the home being ranch-style, which means all rooms on one level, etc...

Blake_SC
1st Sep 2007, 4:35 PM
I also have another question, being a ranch style, all the rooms are on one level, but what if there is an atrium as in a two level glassed in room, the second story provides no function at all whatsoever, is that okay?

MissTech
1st Sep 2007, 5:34 PM
I also have another question, being a ranch style, all the rooms are on one level, but what if there is an atrium as in a two level glassed in room, the second story provides no function at all whatsoever, is that okay?


That would be absolutely fine.

Daisie
1st Sep 2007, 5:38 PM
I think I might enter, but I have two questions. Since contestants won't receive the actual scores, will there be comments, so we know what to improve for the next round? Also, will any rounds require much more furnishing than Round 1?

megativity13
1st Sep 2007, 5:48 PM
Front
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_S2C/m13_Architect_App_front.jpg

Rear
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_S2C/m13_Architect_App_Rear.jpg

Overhead Floor Plan
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_S2C/m13_Architect_App_FP.jpg

Dimensions/Specs-
Price- $17,128
Lot-2x2
Bedroom-4x4
Bath- 5x3
Kitchen- 5x4
Living Area-5x4
Hallway- 2x7

Amenities-
Plenty of windows make this cozy modern home light and airy.
Glass skylight/ceiling over kitchen, Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Stove and Sink
Glass top counters, generous open living space. The bathroom boasts plenty of counter space and a raised bathing platform with sunken Roman tub. The yard features a small patio, 2 sectioned off gardens, one with built in water feature and a small man-made pond for fishing.

eedgan
1st Sep 2007, 5:59 PM
5 PORPOISE PLACE

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000001_93e5d5ef.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000001_f3e5d90e.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000001_f3e5d931.jpg

Welcome to number 5 Porpoise Place. A quaint beachside home with magnificent views of the ocean. This home features an open plan kitchen, dining and living area - great for entertaining. The kitchen includes cupboards, stove, sink and fridge. The bathroom has a tub as well as a shower, and of course, a toilet and basin. But the biggest drawcard of this home is that it has 2 bedrooms! One can be used for guests or convert it into a study. The exterior is easy-to-maintain lime-washed clapboard, and the garden, while pretty, is low maintenance. All this for a super low 17,912 simoleons. (Swimming in the Simpacific Ocean is free!)

Lot Size - 2x2
Main Bedroom - 4x5 = 19.5 squares
Bed 2/Study - 3x4 = 12 squares
Kitchen/Dining/Living - greater than 9x4 = 49.5 squares
Bathroom - 3x3 = 9

Blake_SC
1st Sep 2007, 6:07 PM
Front:http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/contest-front-1.jpg
Back:http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/contest-back-1.jpg
Floorplan:http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/contest-fp-1.jpg
:/ That last pic is a little crooked. ;[
90 Modern Way
Housing a completely optional garage, this house is perfect for the young bachelor of your town.
This lot has one bed, one bath, two-story atrium, double leveled living room and garage to boot, all for 17,925! :]
Bathroom=2x3= 6 squares
Living room 1= 4x6= 24 squares
Living room 2= 5x7= 35-6= 29 squares
Kitchen/Garage=5x11 = 55 squares
Master Bedroom= 5x4 = 20 squares

:]
~poplers

cartoonfan
1st Sep 2007, 7:17 PM
can i still join this contest?

Daisie
1st Sep 2007, 7:24 PM
can i still join this contest?Yep. Round 1 closes Tuesday.

MissTech
1st Sep 2007, 10:22 PM
I think I might enter, but I have two questions. Since contestants won't receive the actual scores, will there be comments, so we know what to improve for the next round? Also, will any rounds require much more furnishing than Round 1?

If you read through the judging information I posted, it says judges will be encouraged to make positive comments or constructive critisism for contestants. These comments will be posted for each round along with your (everyone's) ranking that round. And you WILL receive all of your Round Scores after the final Round of judging. Hope that helps. :)

And yes, there will be rounds that require more furnishing than Round 1 does. Hence me saying in another post, that the Rounds will get increasingly harder as the contest progresses! Hope that helps too! :)


Yep. Round 1 closes Tuesday.
Actually the round closes on Tues or as soon as there are 20 contestants... which at this rate of entry would close it before that most likely. Currently there are currently 5 slots left. So if you'd like to enter I'd not recommend waiting too long to do so!

cartoonfan
1st Sep 2007, 10:47 PM
well, here is my entry. i hope i am doing this right..

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/mediaforumc/sims%20screenshots/ScreenHunter_04-Sep-01-20.jpg

front view.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/mediaforumc/sims%20screenshots/ScreenHunter_05-Sep-01-21.jpg

back view

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/mediaforumc/sims%20screenshots/ScreenHunter_06-Sep-01-21.jpg

and from the top.

bedroom is 4x7/ 5x7
bathroom is 4x4
kitchen is approx: 4x7 /5x7 too. ( if it had a wall, it would be mirrored from the bedroom one))

living room about 8x6

price: 15.627.

Daisie
1st Sep 2007, 10:49 PM
MissTech, I did read all that stuff! Just asking for clarification, that's all. And thanks. :)

danny
2nd Sep 2007, 12:01 AM
131 Armergadan Boulvard

Front Elevation
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z41/__--DANI--__/Contests/The%20Architect/Application/dhj74hw84rjcf94002.jpg

Rear Elevation
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z41/__--DANI--__/Contests/The%20Architect/Application/dhj74hw84rjcf94009.jpg

Floor Plan
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z41/__--DANI--__/Contests/The%20Architect/Application/dhj74hw84rjcf94003.jpg

Amenities

Big open windows for lots of light and give the home a nice airy feel, the big living room give's flexibility for furniture arrangement and the nuteral colour scheme give you the option for any coloured items that may not fit into a colour coded premade home. the box kitchen has bucket loads of protential and could be heart of the home when jazzed up a little. The house also come's with front parking and 2 bedroom's which are located just behind the bathroom and the other behind the kitchen both with big open windows and no need to worry about the neighbours because of its sucleded setting its a real bargan for just $17,999.

Dimensions/Specs-

Price $17,999
Lot 2x2
Master Bedroom 20 (Tiles)
Bathroom 16 (Tiles)
Kitchen 16 (Tiles)
Living Room 41 (Tiles)
Spare Bedroom 16 (Tiles)

MissTech
2nd Sep 2007, 2:09 AM
MissTech, I did read all that stuff! Just asking for clarification, that's all. :)

Hope its helping, but maybe I wasnt clear enough in the posts. Also, the judges are encouraged to make comments, but not required to. Just wanted to mention that again as some may choose to, and others may not. But any/all comments for each round will be posted in/with the ranking announcement.

AND WITH THAT.....THERE ARE ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT UNTIL THIS CONTEST CLOSES! THIS MEANS WE WILL GO INTO JUDGING FOR ROUND 1 PERHAPS AS EARLY AS TOMORROW (9-2-07). THAT IS ACTUALLY GOOD NEWS FOR ALL CONTESTANTS, AS MORE TIME CAN BE GIVEN TO THE NEXT ROUND, WHICH WILL MORE CHALLENGING THAN ROUND 1!!!

CURRENTLY DANNY IS THE LAST ENTRY, SO ONLY THE NEXT 3 ENTRIES AFTER THAT WILL MAKE IT INTO THE CONTEST! ANY ENTRIES POSTED AFTER THOSE FINAL 3 WILL, UNFORTUNATELY, NOT BE ELIGIBLE SO IF YOU WANT TO ENTER, ENTER NOW!!!

teardrops182
2nd Sep 2007, 2:51 AM
Phew, im not too late! :D

7 Turtle Lane

Front:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/ranchfront-1.jpg

Back:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/ranchback-1.jpg

Layout:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/ranchlayout.jpg

Surrounded by ocean views and it's own private beach, this deluxe bachelor pad is perfect for outdoor parties, or relaxing on your own. It features big windows, sliding doors, as well as french doors from the living room to the deck, and for the shower. 5x8 space for a car, and minimal gardening is required. It is surprisingly spacious, and includes state-of-the-art equipment in the kitchen and bathroom, including a large shower head, large fridge and stainless steel gas stove and oven.

Price: $17,034
Lot:2x2
Living area:Approx. 8x3Sq
Bedroom:Approx. 4x3Sq
Bathroom:3x3Sq (not including shower area)
Kitchen/Dining:Approx. 5x3Sq

Aleeeexx
2nd Sep 2007, 6:02 AM
Front Exterior View

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/bob_lover260/snapshot_00000003_13e6243d.jpg

Rear Exterior View
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/bob_lover260/lffgty.jpg


Top View

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/bob_lover260/Screenshot.jpg


Price: 17,634
Lot:2x2
Living/Dining Room:6x9
Bedroom:4x6
Bathroom:4x6
Kitchen:5x6

Fayreview
2nd Sep 2007, 7:30 AM
Only 1 left... wow! Why does it always come together at the last minute?

Nice entries guys. I'd also like to add that I will be posting comments for you all and I'll be giving almost everyone mostly positive and a negative point. I will also make some points that I won't penalize people for but they might want to think about

4oh4error
2nd Sep 2007, 7:56 AM
Oh my gosh I made it! :howdy:

Here is 9205 Cedar Lane. Featuring a full bathroom, eat-in bar, shade trees, a large master bedroom and a fenced it in yard, this house is a steal!

Specs:
2x2 Lot
$15,679 (It's a steal!)

8x6 Living Area
9x5 Kitchen/Dining Area
3x4 Bathroom
5x7 Master Bedroom

FRONT:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/one.jpg

BACK:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/two.jpg

TOP:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/three.jpg

I fail at landscaping, so bare with me please. :anime:

Fayreview
2nd Sep 2007, 7:57 AM
Yay!!! all in!!! I can officially start judging... :D

And my votes are being sent 11 minutes after the last entry.... Well I am commited :)

MissTech
2nd Sep 2007, 12:36 PM
ROUND 2

Meet your next clients, The Myers Family! Jason & Audra, and their children; Jarrod and Ainsley. (And perhaps a little one on the way!) Jarrod will be heading off to college very soon, and in just 2 days, Ainsley will celebrate her birthday! Jason is a successful Doctor, and Audra a journalist! This family leads very busy lives, so convenience for them is a MUST!
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/myers1.jpg

Jason and Audra have decidedly different taste in architectural design, however, they are will to concede to one another's taste for the best design they can get for their money. Audra has always dreamt of living in a Victorian style home (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=victorian+homes&gbv=2), while Jason loves the look and feel of a southern style Plantation home (http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&svnum=10&hl=en&q=plantation+home). Your task this round is to choose one style, and design a home that is not only beautiful, but able to accomodate a possibly growing family! Due to hard work and savings, the Myers Family has a budget of $27,842.


The Myers Family requires:
~ A 'Small' or 'Medium' size lot only. (Shape/exact dimensions of lot is at your discretion.)
~ A 2 story home (Home may be 3 stories tall as long as there is no useable space for living/rooms on 3rd floor.)
~ A full kitchen (including counters, basic plumbing, appliances & lighting), and separate Formal Dining Room with chandelier.
~ A Living Room with a Fireplace
~ At least 2 bedrooms for the kids.
~ A Master Bedroom Suite with its own complete full bath
~ At least 1 complete full bathroom, & complete 1 half bathroom with lighting fixtures
~ A Driveway (can be 'faked' if need be as in Round 1)
~ A fenced yard, small patio and landscaping
~ Move-in condition. (All interior/exterior walls painted & floors laid)


MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR ROUND 2
1.) Your name and the Round # in the subject bar of your post.
2.) 4 Photos of your completed design;
~1 of the exterior from the front
~1 of the exterior from the rear.
~1 of each floor, with roof removed so layout of floors/rooms can be seen
3.) A list of the names and dimensions of each interior room.
4.) The home's list of amenities/features.
5.) Total purchase cost of lot.


ROUND 2 DETAILS
You are allowed to use as much or as little custom content in the creation of your lot as you'd like. You may use a foundation if you'd like in this round. Remember to keep your client and their needs and design style in mind when you are creating their new home! You may add more to the home than the basic requirements, but remember, you must stay on budget and the final cost of the home must meet or be under the client's budget!

ROUND 2 DEADLINE
Round 2 will end at 12:00PM EST (noon) on Friday, September 7th, 2007 or as soon as all 20 contestants have submitted their Round 2 entries!

:D GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL! :D

danny
2nd Sep 2007, 2:01 PM
i cant wait

MissTech
2nd Sep 2007, 4:50 PM
Round 2 information has been posted above and also linked in the main post of this thread for your convenience. Any questions about this round, either PM me or post to ask!

GOOD LUCK!

4oh4error
3rd Sep 2007, 7:35 AM
Is there a way to "shrink" a lot size to a smaller one once you've built the house? I thought I had everything planned out, but I just got done doing everything except landscaping, and I have this massive blank space in the backyard and like 3 dollars left lol. I really don't want to have to re-build it. This round is kind of difficult! :nod:

Fayreview
3rd Sep 2007, 8:11 AM
There is a way over on MTS2 i will go look.

Here you go! have fun :)

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=175884

MissTech
3rd Sep 2007, 12:31 PM
Just to let everyone know....I've one set of scores/comments back. Waiting on the others.


This round is kind of difficult!
You really think so! Yikes! Well I didnt want it to be too easy either!!!

sayyadina_SC
3rd Sep 2007, 3:24 PM
House: Renovated and modernized Victorian style.
Lot size: (Small) 2x2

TOTAL COST: 27.336

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/Sayyadina99/front-1.jpg
front

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/Sayyadina99/rear.jpg
rear

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/Sayyadina99/firstfloor.jpg
first floor

First floor dimensions:

Entrance/hallway (with stairs and clothing-hangers): 3x6
1/2 bathroom (with laundry). 3x3
Kitchen: 5x6
Livingroom: 9x6
Formal diningroom:5x4 (+ 3x2)


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/Sayyadina99/secondfloor.jpg
second floor

Second floor dimensions:

Upper hall 3x6 and corridor 2x7
Family-bathroom: 3x3
Kids-room 1: 5x4
Kids-room 2: 4x4
Master bedroom:6x5 (at its center, diagonal walls adds some extra space)
Master bathroom: 3x3

House description:

Carefully restored Victorian house with modern features.
Open modern kitchen with sink, trashcompactor and refrigerator, plenty of space for a diningtable.
Formal diningroom with chandelier, and a small, cozy area for a window-sofa or a buffet.
Large livingroom with fireplace as centerpiece.
Bathroom with water-closet and installed washer and dryer.

The second floor has 2 full bathrooms, 3 balconys and extra space in the upper hallway for a study, sitting-area or closets.

The exterior has a driveway, a fenced front-yard, stoned patio and nice lawn.
Plenty of room to plan a garden or even build a small pool.

All rooms have new floors and wallpapers.

(Hope I got it right, MissTech. The budget was quite a challenge...)

MissTech
3rd Sep 2007, 3:36 PM
sayyadina- you did well!

I understand that its a tight budget, but that's how it is with families! Aside, what kind of challenge would it be to build something with a huge budget. I thought Round 1 was a bit too easy for all of you, so this time around, your clients have a 'shoe-string' budget! :D

ALSO... concensus of opinion with the poll is that people would like to see another round added....so that will most likely be the case, but will wait for all of the contestants to vote before making official announcement.

sayyadina_SC
3rd Sep 2007, 3:46 PM
Well, the budget makes it fun, too! Your right, it wouldnt be too difficult to build with a huge budget. Its kinda new to me, cause normally I just build without paying attention to the cost! Hence, the challenge.

4oh4error
3rd Sep 2007, 6:23 PM
Sayyadina's right, it is a challenge! If it was easy, it wouldn't be as much fun. I like it :D And that house is beautiful Sayyadina! I like the balconies.

eedgan
3rd Sep 2007, 7:53 PM
VICTORIOUS VICTORIAN ROW HOUSE

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000001_73e81db7.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000001_f3e81f95.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000001_93e820a6.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000001_13e82088.jpg

DIMENSIONS - NOT EXACT AS SOME ROOMS HAVE ODD SHAPES - SEE TOTAL SQUARES FOR ACCUATE DIMENSIONS.

LOWER LEVEL

LIVING ROOM - 4X6 (WITH PASSAGE = 33 SQUARES)
DINING HALL - 3X5 = 15
KITCHEN - 4X3(+1) = 13
STUDY/GUEST BED = 5X3 = 8
HALF BATH - 1X3 = 3

UPPER LEVEL
TEEN BEDROOM - 6X4 =16
TODDLER BEDROOM - 3X4=12
BATHROOM - 3X4 = 10
MAIN BEDROOM - 6X4 = 16
EN SUITE - 3X4 - 10

LOT SIZE - 1X3
TOTAL COST - 27,826

FEATURES & AMMENITIES

THE FRONT

A SMALL, BUT IMMACULATE GARDEN. THE FRONT FACADE OF THE HOUSE IS IMPOSING AND CHARACTER FILLED. LARGE BEVELLED WINDOWS, CORNICES, GABLES, LEAD GLASS, WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR?
NOTE: DRIVEWAY IS ACCESSED FROM THE REAR.

GROUND LEVEL
HOUSE IS BUILT ON A SOLID BRICK FOUNDATION. ENTRY IS VIA A NEAT LITTLE PORCH. LIVING ROOM BOASTS BURGLAR ALARM, CHANDELIER, FIREPLACE AND ATTRACTIVE STAIRCASE. THERE IS STORAGE SPACE BELOW THE STAIRS. NEXT IS THE DINING HALL WITH CHANDELIER. THE KITCHEN CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE HALL OR DINING ROOM, AND FEATURES CUSTOM BUILT CUPBOARDS, HOB, COOKER HOOD, FRIDGE, TRASH COMPACTER, SMOKE ALARM - JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING - INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK! NEXT TO THE KITCHEN IS A SMALL BUT VERSATILE AREA. IT CAN LATER BE CONVERTED INTO A FAMILY AREA OFF THE KITCHEN, OR USE IT AS A STUDY, OR A PLACE WHERE YOUR MOTHER IN LAW CAN SLEEP WHEN SHE STAYS OVER. THERE IS ALSO A SMALL HALF BATH WITH AN EXPENSIVE TOILET AND SMALL BASIN. ALL ROOMS INCLUDE LIGHT FIXTURES.

UPPER LEVEL
FACING THE STREET IS THE BEDROOM FOR THE TEEN SON, AND BESIDE THAT IS THE ROOM FOR HIS SISTER. THEY SHARE A FULL BATHROOM WHICH INCLUDE A BATH/SHOWER, TOILET, BASIN, POTTY AND PADDED BABY CHANGING AREA NEXT TO THE SINK. (OH, ANF THERES A BIN FOR THOSE DIRTY DIAPERS! TO THE REAR OF THE HOUSE IS THE MAIN BEDROOM WITH PRIVATE BALCONY. IT ALSO HAS ITS OWN BATHROOM WHICH INCLUDES A WALK-IN SHOWER, BATH, TOILET AND TWIN BASINS. ALL THE BEDROOMS ARE CARPETED.

THE REAR OF THE HOUSE
OFF THE KITCHEN, TO THE REAR OF THE HOUSE IS A COSY PORCH AREA. SWING INCLUDED! THE DRIVEWAY, WHEN NOT IN USE MAKES A GREAT SPACE FOR KIDS TO PLAY IN. SORRY, CAR NOT INCLUDED... THE ARCHITECT WAS RELUCTANT TO PARK HER SHINY NEW BEAMER IN THE STREET

4oh4error
3rd Sep 2007, 10:12 PM
I do have one more question about photoshopping. Does that include lightening the pics and sharpening them as well? I have my lighting turned all the way up in game and the shadows turned off, but my pics still look kind of dark.

Stormy_SC
3rd Sep 2007, 10:31 PM
My scores are in. Good luck everyone! :)

photo
4th Sep 2007, 2:09 AM
Would a basement count as a second story?

i saw drones
4th Sep 2007, 2:35 AM
lovin' that victorian house eedgan, soo good!

goforfink
4th Sep 2007, 3:33 AM
lol, this took me ages to try and get it under budget :)


Plantation Style Home on 2X3 lot

Front View
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_0000000c_33e96c6c.jpg

Back View
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_0000000c_33e96c83.jpg

First Floor
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_0000000c_73e96c98.jpg

Second Floor
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p63/goforfink/Sims%202/snapshot_0000000c_93e96c93.jpg


Modern plantation home perfect for the growing family, first floor includes kitchen with counters, sink and stove/oven, full bathroom with toilet, shower/bath and sink, and spacious lounge with large fireplace. Second floor includes two/three bedrooms (depending if you want a study or not), toilet, large master bedroom with full ensuite. Lot includes driveway, outdoor patio out back, front decking on first and second floors with access to second floor through an upstairs bedroom, and landscaping of trees and small easy to garden flower bed. House is lit with ceiling lighting.

Approx. floor space:
First floor - foyer 4X2, bathroom 3X4, kitchen/dining 7X8, lounge 6X8
Second floor - bedroom 1 4X5, bedroom 2 4X6, study/bedroom 3 2X7, half bathroom 1X3, master bedroom 5X6, ensuite 3X3

$27,449

4th Sep 2007, 4:08 AM
Front:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd2-front.jpg

Back:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd2-back.jpg

Floor 1:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd2-floor1.jpg

Floor 2:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd2-floor2.jpg


Cost: $27, 831
Lot: 2x3

Amenities:
The elegance of a Queen Anne Victorian home with modern conveniences. The home features hardwood floors on the first floor and lush carpeting upstairs. The kitchen includes modern appliances and the bathrooms have been fitted with modern fixtures, including a rain shower. Small porches grace the front and back entrances to the home. The home has been restored using period colors of lapboard siding and coordinating period appropriate landscaping.

This modest Victorian home consists of a living room, with stone fireplace, kitchen, formal dining room, 3 bedrooms, a den that could be used as a small bedroom or nursery, 2 full bathrooms and a half bath. The lot has a spacious, fenced backyard and plenty of space for expanding with your family's needs.

Floor 1:
Entry: 4x5
Living room: 4x5 approximately
Kitchen: 4x4
Dining Room: 4x5
Half Bath: 2x3

Floor 2:
Master Bedroom: 3x4 approximately
Master bath: 3x3
Bedroom 1: 4x4 approximately
Bedroom 2: 5x3 approximately
Bedroom/Den: 2x4 approximately
Bathroom: 2x4 approximately

foolinthemoon
4th Sep 2007, 4:40 AM
EGAHD! what great houses everyone!!! i've been spying i admit! :D I wanted to join, but i have no time, so i'll have to be content with watching! I love seeing all the different styles and ideas! this is so cool! :D

breena_SC
4th Sep 2007, 5:10 AM
My scores are in. Good Luck!

4oh4error
4th Sep 2007, 5:30 AM
Allison Road is a classic mix of Victorian and Plantation styles.

Lot Size: 3x3
Price: 27, 819
Features:

Swingset in fenced-in side yard for kids
2 Stories
1 Kids Room: 5x5=total 25 squares
1 Kids Room: 5x5 (not exact)=total 22 squares
1 Kids Bathroom: 2x5=total 10 squares
1 Master Bedroom: 5x6=total 30 squares
1 Master Bathroom: 5x3 (not exact)=total 12 squares
1 Nursery off Master Bedroom: 3x5=total 15 squares
1 Guest Bathroom: 2x3=total 6 squares
Formal Dining Room: 4x5 (not exact)=total 19 squares
Large Kitchen: 7x7=total 49
Large Living/Family Room w/ fireplace: 7x12 (not exact)=total 77 squares

Front:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/round1front1.jpg

Back:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/round1back1.jpg

1st Floor:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/round1firstfloor1.jpg

2nd Floor:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/round1secondfloor1.jpg

Fixed the pictures.

Fayreview
4th Sep 2007, 7:33 AM
Nice!!! Very nice. I cxan't wait to see whta is still to come.

i saw drones
4th Sep 2007, 10:36 AM
Allison Road

Features:
driveway
2 story
Kitchen with modern counters & appliances
Separate dining with chandalier
Large living area with freestanding log burner
2 full bathrooms - 1 up, 1 down, 1 half bath upstairs
3 bedrooms upstairs
large sandpit for the kids in yard
moderately landscaped - much room for expansion
front and back porches, and small garden patio/courtyard at rear.
features mature willow & other established trees, with plenty of garden room to elaborate or build a vege garden.

Dimensions:
Master bed: approx 30.5 sq + bath 6 sq
Bed 2: 17.5 sq (i think, lol)
Bed 3: 15.5 sq (i think... sorry haha)
Dining: 18 sq
Kitchen: 15 sq
Living: 44ish i think squares (including entry and stairs)
Downstairs bath: 6 sq
half bath: 4 sq

Front:
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round2/round2_house_front.jpg

Rear:
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round2/round2_house_rear.jpg

Main floor: entry, bathroom, living, kitchen, dining
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round2/round2_house_aerial_main.jpg

Top floor: bedrooms & bathrooms
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round2/round2_house_aerial_top.jpg

Total price: $27,796

MissTech
4th Sep 2007, 11:05 AM
Hey everyone! Awesome entries for Round 2 so far! Just wanted to let you all know that I got back scores from all judges for Round 1. Will begin tabulating and will post rankings for Round 1. This will take a little while as there are 20 of you to tabulate for, and I havent had a cup of coffee yet! LOL!

Be back shortly.....

MissTech
4th Sep 2007, 12:24 PM
Well everyone. It was quite a battle in round 1! So here are your Rankings and comments. (Remember! Your contestant number is the number in which you entered the contest! Also, this is just your ranking. You will receive your numerical score for this round, as well as all rounds, after the final round!)

Here it goes:

ROUND 1 RANKINGS:
1. Contestant #4
2. Contestants #2 & 5
4. Contestant #9
5. Contestants #7, 11, 13, & 14
9. Contestants #10 & 20
11. Contestant #18
12. Contestant #3
13. Contestant #1
14. Contestants #6 & 8
16. Contestant #12
17. Contestant #17
18. Contestant #16
19. Contestant #15
20. Contestant #19


ROUND 1 COMMENTS

**CONTESTANT #1**
~Does exactly what you asked for, nice sized rooms and expensive shower, fridge and cabinets – No stove included however would recommend in future. Nice use of pastels always good.

~Although I thought the house was cute and practical, the house was not modern at all. It seemed more traditional if anything else.

~nice overall design; liked open floor plan - traditional design; roof slope would have looked better at lower angle


**CONTESTANT #2**
~Lovely sized, great number of rooms, nice modern Décor, lovely to see a full garage, lovely use of big windows. Nice touch to move the mailbox. – Bath not shower showers are more popular. Cooker included. Cheaper fixtures and fittings but made up for in style. Beautiful, simple house, a pleasure to judge.

~This house was very nice, however, I would've liked to see more landscaping.

~great ext. color choices; nice roomy layout. would have changed up the landscaping to more than just palm trees


**CONTESTANT #3**
~Lovely use of floor to ceiling windows, not only let in light but a beautiful feature, Great use of pastels, perhaps a bit girly for a bachelor pad. Nice use of pattern on the drive way nice amount of good quality furnishings. Came up well under budget would have liked to see windows in the back of the left room, and more work tops. Might have looked better with a raised roof.

~This house is definitely modern and spacious. Very nice!

~nice variety of landscaping; good flow to floor plan. ext. seems too cold & harsh; too many different colors on windows & doors


**CONTESTANT #4**
~Beautifully modern, lovely glass center & nice use of glass round trees, in fact the whole garden is stunning. Good amount of worktops. Stove and refrigerator. Nice pond. Excellent bathroom. Lovely co-ordination of walls and floors, dark but made up for by windows. Very macho. Would have liked a more traditional shaped bedroom and a wider corridor near counters.

~I loved the layout of the house and the fact that it has such big windows. Good job!

~striking ext. with great variation in landscaping. didn’t care for driveway placement; felt it detracted from house


**CONTESTANT #5**
~Stunning wood floors, excellent landscaping, full working kitchen, nice bathroom with shower/bath, nice window placement, good roof styling. Nice window placement, would have liked more on the front left-hand room. Nice choice of tile for the drive to compliment the multi-material outside. A house I’d love to live in. Nice use of the money available.

~I loved the exterior look with all the trees. The house had a nice layout as well and didn't seem cramped at all.

~ liked the variety of ext. combo of brick/siding; great landscaping. int. layout average; a bit of let down after seeing the ext.



**CONTESTANT #6**
~First a recommendation to improve picture quality. Also quite fond of the different terrains used here, would have benefited from actual sim flowers though. Good use of windows, perhaps more in the kitchen though. Nice wet-room bathroom, the space allows you not to have an enclosed shower. Good choice in floorings and wall coverings, not too dark for the most part. Very nice to see a dishwasher and trash compactor however I do wonder why she went for a flat roof, especially in that material.

~The house was very spacious, but it wasn't modern to me. I loved the hardwood floors though.

~nice water feature. room placement a little awkward; extended hallway seemed like wasted space.


**CONTESTANT #7**
~Nice new house, with a fire place, kept to the theme started in the garden very well, and even though I’m not a fan of the Mediterranean style this is still gorgeous. Nice kitchen, lovely bathroom. Good sized outdoor covered area and would be easy to re-adapt if the owner wasn’t happy, may be difficult to do in bathroom. Nice room sizes. Nice choice of tile outside. Garden very low maintenance –good for a bachelor pad.

~I thought it was weird to have a Spanish-tile roof with a modern house. That kinda threw me off a little, but I liked the large windows.

~nice low maintenance ext. with plants and stones. bathroom should be accessible to guests without going through bedroom


**CONTESTANT #8**
~Maybe an over-kill on the Diagonal walls here, which of course is more of a problem in the Sims than in real life, however the design doesn’t seem to suffer too much from it. Cheap carpet and wood flooring. Simple but clean outside.

~It didn't look modern enough. The roof was too slopey and I thought there could've been more landscaping.

~large home with nice outdoor patio. very traditional design rather than modern


**CONTESTANT #9**
~Stunningly fresh, amazingly bright, perfectly laid out, excellent garden. Nicely open plan and beautifully co-ordinated through out! Excellent use of windows. This has really raised the bar.

~I love the tall windows. I though that gave it a nice touch.

~loved ground covers and use of varied exterior finishes. did not see sink in bathroom which was a requirement


**CONTESTANT #10**
~Seaside theme, original take. Nice use of a blue and white outside, love the fact it’s raised above a beach. Oddly shaped kitchen – Could have used more of the budget to correct that. A nice bathroom and good sized rooms at either end. Hasn’t ignored the outside round the front either.

~I liked the fact it was on the beach, which makes up for the vegetation. It was a very different choice of color too. Very nice!

~great ocean view setting; nice use of outdoor living space. too many ext. finishes; more of a beach house feel than a modern one


**CONTESTANT #11**
~Nice use of multiple outside materials. Good idea to turn the driveway side ways. Great to see a fireplace and fully-fitted kitchen. Good use of floor to ceiling windows and a nicely styled roof. A good number of rooms with designated wardrobe room. Good to see a shower and bath. Would have liked to see more in the back garden.

~I thought this was a very well thought out design. The exterior colors and stone work went complimented each other very nicely as well as the tall windows. Great job!

~very nice combination of ext. finishes; deck great for entertaining. would have used less wood on posts and fencing giving an even more modern feel


**CONTESTANT #12**
~I like the fact that the same windows have been used throughout the property. The use of stone with the painted wood on the outside and the lovely tree swing out back. No cooker included which is generally placed in new houses. The bedroom seems awfully large in proportion to the rest of the house. Nice landscaping and like the addition of small fence sections at the front.

~The house wasn't modern to me. It seemed to be more traditional.

~very nice landscaping and water feature. very traditional home, not modern; bath and bedroom too far apart


**CONTESTANT #13**
~Amazing. Love the black and white modern theme. And the gorgeous low maintenance garden. The glass roof is excellently placed, the furniture is of good quality and in keeping with the theme. Even the privacy windows at the front shriek bachelor pad. Very hard to fault.

~Extremely modern! Well done!

~unique design; nice touch with glass ceiling. bedroom and bath too far apart


**CONTESTANT #14**
~Simply stunning, landscaping is gorgeous. The use of materials and colours make it look at home in the surroundings. This house is ready to move in and so thoughtfully built I could only find a single flaw… In the main bedroom the room is shaped in such away that if you were going to add a double bed it wouldn’t sit right unless you but it up against the window and as we know views like that are meant to be enjoyed. Otherwise this house has raised the bar for this competition to an impeccable level.

~The didn't have a modern feel in the front of the house, but the back did with all the tall windows. I liked the beach set in the back. Very creative.

~very attractive home and landscaping; liked the roof design but too much glass in rear of home.



**CONTESTANT #15**
~Nice use of grey, black and white on the outside. It makes it that your eyes are drawn inside the building to the warmer colours of the wooden flooring. Like the idea of split levels on a single floor. Love the Large windows too. However I would have liked some natural light in the bathroom.

~The house was modern, but you failed to add counters and appliances in the kitchen as well as adding a sink, toilet, and shower/tub in the bathroom.

~no bath or kitchen fixtures which was a requirement; roof angle too high


**CONTESTANT #16**
~Firstly with the back roof, this is pitched far too high. This is not the kind of roof you want here. Secondly Space has been wasted; diagonal walls are not a particularly good choice in a bathroom with so much room already. However I like the idea of symmetrical houses and if this had been split levelled it would have been the perfect statement to make you stand out. And it is nice to see you but some thought into shopping for the garden.

~The house wasn't modern at all. It seemed more colonial style. The tall sloping roof was unappealing and the backyard was bare.

~large open living area. roof slope distracts from house; traditional design, not modern


**CONTESTANT #17**
~A house not aimed at prettiness, with liberal use of concrete and the dirt floor texturing. But this is a bachelor pad so that really doesn’t matter. It has a great layout. I love the doors, the palms out front and the water out back. Even the bland interior adds to the whole bachelor pad theme.

~The house was cute and spacious.

~nice flow in room design. the “park in yard” look detracts from attractiveness of house


**CONTESTANT #18**
~For this one my first thought was bachelorette pad rather than bachelor pad… but inside I can see gender no longer matters. The landscaping is exquisite, the folding door and windows are divine. The kitchen is quirky and the bathroom is beautiful, and that is not to mention the glass area facing onto the sea. My only problem is the complete lack of space for a double bed, which is such a shame in a house this fantastic.

~I absolutely adore this house! It seems like something I wouldn't mind living in myself. Very nice job!

~nice landscaping and fencing; open air deck perfect for entertaining. rooms are awkward sizes, very narrow


**CONTESTANT #19**
~The house is a good size; there is room for a double bed. A patio is included. Though the back trees in the garden change from the front and back shots to the overhead shot? This is rather confusing. Nice use of arches. But no fixtures and fittings, which is a problem also the bathroom is too big and the floor and walls don’t go well together. Good effort though!

~The house was not modern and there was no counters and appliances in the kitchen nor toilet, sink tub/shower in the bathroom.

~no kitchen or bath fixtures which was a requirement; walls at awkward angles; traditional design, not modern


**CONTESTANT #20**
~It certainly is a steal. I am a fan of the bright green landscaping. I also like the way your trees aren’t level, they make the garden look more natural. A barbeque included that is a nice touch as is the bench. It’s gorgeous on the outside and on the inside all I can say is nice. This is a perfect traditional house so the only thing close to negative that I can say is; maybe push the boat out a little next time and do something to make your house different, but that really is it!

~It didn't seem modern to me. I think you chose a bad type of windows to put onto the house. However, the layout was nice and spacious.

~very usable layout of rooms; nice landscaping. traditional design, not modern


WHEW!!!!!

sayyadina_SC
4th Sep 2007, 3:39 PM
Thanks MissTech and the judges, for the ranking and the comments!

photo
4th Sep 2007, 6:19 PM
To Judge One.... There is a shower in my bath, its just not attached to the bath... maybe you can't see it well.

rednpurplesunset
4th Sep 2007, 6:26 PM
Whew! That was pretty tough.
212 Cypress Valley Dr.
$27,383
Plantation Style
3x3 Lot
This home features a foyer with archway opening into dining /living area. In the living area is a fireplace. The dining area is open and kitchen is through archway to the back of the house. There is a rear entry from the kitchen to the patio for easy access to the grill for those summer cookouts. Kitchen is complete with fridge, stove, sink, smoke detector and 3 cabinets. There is one bedroom and one and a half baths downstairs also, so there will be no fighting over the bathroom when you have company.
The second floor has three bedrooms and one full bath and large hallway with door leading to patio. The whole house has small chandelier lighting in every room. The front porch has decorative lighting sconces and the back patio is lighted as well.
Yard is moderately landscaped with two small cypress trees, a beautiful pond and is completely fenced so the children won't wander out of the yard. This home has plenty of room to add on as needed and will last for generations to come.
Front
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_d3e8a5b5_93e96d38.jpg
Back
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_d3e8a5b5_b3e96d46.jpg
Ground Floor
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_d3e8a5b5_93e96dab.jpg
Bedroom:(approx) 5x6
Bath Full:3x4
Bath Half:2x2
Dining:4x6
Living:7x8
Kitchen:5x5
Second Story
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_d3e8a5b5_53e96d95.jpg
Bedroom 1: 5x8
Bedroom 2:4x5
Bedroom 3: 5x5
Bath: 3x5

Thanks for the feedback on Round 1.

coldfloral_SC
4th Sep 2007, 6:35 PM
Judge three, there is a sink in my bathroom; the wall is blocking the view of 3 counters in the bathroom, one of which houses a sink.

Blake_SC
5th Sep 2007, 12:47 AM
;.;
I didn't include furnishings because I thought that they weren't required, so I got points off.
D:
Misinterpretation:~ Ready to move in condition (IE: completed interior without furnishings)


So, does this one require the basics?
(kitchen, bathroom, bedroom furnished)

photo
5th Sep 2007, 12:50 AM
House: Cape Cod Victorian
Lot Size: Small Lot 2x4
Total Price: 25,194

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundtwofront.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundtwoback.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundtwobottom.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundtwobottomfloor.jpg


Upper Floor Specs:
Master: 5x6x8x2x4x4 (haha sorry weird shaped room)
Master Bath: 4x4
Bedroom One: 5x6
Bedroom Two: 5x6x4x1x2
Kids Bath: 3x3

Lower Floor Specs:
Living Room: 7x2x3x4x3x2x5x3x2x5
Formal Dining Room: 5x5
Office: 4x4
Kitchen: 5x6
Closet: 2x3
3/4 Bath: 2x3

This Cape Cod style Victorian boasts beautiful cherry floors, tile counters in the kitchen, 2 full baths, a 3/4 bath downstairs and an office that leads to the deck. Comes fully supplied with basic plumbing, refridgerator, trash compactor and dishwasher. Beautiful bay windows in the kitchen look out onto the deck and backyard. Living room has a beautiful fireplace made from imported teak. Fenced yard is great for small children. The backyard is big enough for any growing family to expand at the their pleasure. Beautifully landscaped with giant rosebushes and gorgeous weeping willows this house is the perfect choice for any sized family.


(wow that was hard... i'm so used to just building and not paying attention, i went over the budget more time than i can count!)

coldfloral_SC
5th Sep 2007, 1:07 AM
;.;
I didn't include furnishings because I thought that they weren't required, so I got points off.
D:
Misinterpretation:


So, does this one require the basics?
(kitchen, bathroom, bedroom furnished)

From page 1:


In the instructions I said unfurnished but in move-in condition, which perhaps I didn't make that clear enough.

Move-in condition means that there are things like a tub, toilet, sink in the bathroom, basic lighting (like overhead kitchen/bath ceiling fixtures), and counters/sink/ceiling fixtures, and perhaps cabinetry in the kitchen, but not appliances or other furnishings. In other words you want your house to look just like one would if it were just built and put up for sale in the real world, and all new construction includes things like a complete bathroom, basic ceiling lighting fixtures, counters in the kitchen. Hope this helps.

MissTech
5th Sep 2007, 11:15 AM
To address some questions from page 3......

No a basement, if included, would not be considered a 'floor' of the house. So yes, you may have a basement with 2 stories above it and it would be fine.

For those of you who've asked, I will allow you to use photoshop for lightening or sharpening the photos only. Just dont go adding things like borders or text!

For those who had problems with Round 1 judging-

Coldfloral- Judge contacted me to correct your score for that one oversight (missing sink that wasnt missing). Your numerical score has been adjusted.

poplers- Round 2 house requires:
2 full bathrooms (with sinks, toilets, light & bath or shower); 1 for the main house, and one private bath for the master bedroom. You also need 1 half-bathroom (which has just a sink, toilet, & light)
The kitchen MUST have counter-tops, basic appliances, lighting.
The Dining room must have a chandelier.
The living room must have a fireplace.
There are no 'furnishings' per say required.
And just to clear any misconceptions- about move in condition (IE: completed interior without furnishings)- This means all interior walls are covered, and interior flooring laid- just as they would be in a real house that was just constructed and put up for sale.

OK- I hope this helps everyone out...

i saw drones
5th Sep 2007, 10:01 PM
well i'm glad i re-read the instructions, because i missed a few things, so i've gone back and fixed it up (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1008047&postcount=79) :einstein

photo
5th Sep 2007, 11:43 PM
Miss_Tech... is my 3/4 bath ok? or do i need to take out the tub?

Girl4Sims2
6th Sep 2007, 2:32 AM
Victorian Home

Front
(I had to photoshop the enclosed porch to make it lighter)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/thisfrontunderpaintphotoshop.jpg

Back
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_b3e9edfc.jpg

1st floor
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_d3e9eeac.jpg

2nd floor
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_d3e9eee7.jpg


Close Pricetag of $27,840

2x2 lot

This Victorian Home sits atop a small hill with an enclosed porch, fountain, and fenced yard with a small pond.

Amenties/Rooms/Dimension

First Floor
entrance hall 2x10 (extensions 1x3 and 3x3) wood floors
living room with small woodstove/fireplace (4x3) carpeted
dining room with chandelier (4x5) stone floor
kitchen with oven, counters, and sink (4x4) tile
full bathroom (4x3) tile *the toilet is there it's across from the sink but
the wall is slightly hiding it*

Second Floor
half bathroom (2x2) tile
master bedroom (carpeted 4x5) complete with own bathroom (4x3) tile
2 childrens' bedrooms (1 girls & 1 boys) each carpeted (4x4)
small nursery for a growing family (4x3) carpet
enclosed, windowed balcony/parlor (4x4) stone floor

kattenijin
6th Sep 2007, 3:29 AM
Front:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Meyers_Front.jpg

Rear:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Myers_Rear.jpg

First Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Meyers_First.jpg

Second Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Meyers_Second.jpg

Looking in:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Meyers_Foyer.jpg

This Classic Victorian Farmhouse inspired home features an updated interior layout for modern living. An abundance of porch space encourages outdoor activities; a raised front porch welcomes you inside to a foyer accessing the main living areas, the kitchen and dining areas are flanked by petite side porches, and the great room features yet another side porch. A rustic fireplace in the great room provides added warmth. The home features laminate hardwood floring throughout, and tiled bathrooms and kitchen.

Downstairs, A study and parlor provide quite spaces away from the bustle of daily life.

Upstairs, the master suite has a private bath, and a hall bath services two bedrooms. The hall bath can be easily converted into private baths for the secondary bedrooms.

An unfinished basement is currently accesible only from the outside, but with a minor bit of construction, can be given interior access when extra space is needed.

The gardens feature mostly low-maintenence plants, and a fully stocked pond. An inviting terrace is located just off the main entry, and space for a parking area is available.

This spectaular lot can be aquired by the Myers family for EXACTLY $27,842 simoleans! :beer:

Lot: 2x3
Great Room: 6x7
Dining Area: 3x5
Kitchen: 3x6
Study: 4x5
Downstairs Bath: 2x4
Parlor: 4x5
Master Bedroom: 5x6
Master Bath: 3x4
Hall Bath: 2x5
Bedroom 2: 4x5
Bedroom 3: 4x6

i saw drones
6th Sep 2007, 4:03 AM
wow! well done kattenijin, that is an amazing house for the price!

kattenijin
6th Sep 2007, 8:01 AM
wow! well done kattenijin, that is an amazing house for the price!

I was shocked when I checked the lot value and realized I had made it to the dollar :lol: Couldn't have done it if I had tried! Is there any way to get a screen shot of the lot with the value indicator in it?

MissTech
6th Sep 2007, 10:43 AM
Miss_Tech... is my 3/4 bath ok? or do i need to take out the tub?

The things I listed are the minimum requirements! It's always okay to do more if your budget allows! So your 3/4 bath is fine!

teardrops182
6th Sep 2007, 2:24 PM
Sorry i didnt actually have much time to do this, cos i just started school! :(
Hehe, and as you can see, I have a thing with water-side lots :)

Beachside Victorian Cottage
$27,573 (phew!)

A beautiful two storey three bedroom family home with cliff side views and built with an interesting blend of Victorian, modern and plantation home styles. It also features a two floor entry, gravel driveway, a study, a spacious living room with electric fireplace and a gorgeous garden with completed landscaping and childproof fences and gates, overlooking the sea. Real white marble adorns the porch and balcony at the back, as well as the veranda at the front. 2 1/2 bathrooms. Separated dining room. All main rooms have large windows and crystal chandeliers.

Front

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/victorianfront.jpg

Back

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/victorianback.jpg

Ground Floor Layout

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/victorianbottomfloor.jpg

First Floor Layout

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/victoriantopfloor.jpg

Room Sizes
Entry-Approx. 3x6
Living Area-5x7
Dining Room-Approx. 4x5
Kitchen-Approx. 3x5
1/2 Bathroom-Approx. 2x2

Stairwell-4x6 (with a big hole in the middle :P)
Bathroom-Approx. 2x3
Bedroom 1-Approx. 3x4
Bedroom 2-Approx. 3x4
Master bedroom-Approx. 5x5
Ensuite-Approx. 2x3

Hope thats alright :) Everyone's entries look AmAzInG!

Hazy
6th Sep 2007, 11:13 PM
Hopefully this fills most of the criteria. It really is very Victorian with slight touches of a more
colonial feel with the windows. All of the bricks are reclaimed from the late victorian period.
Which helps to keep down costs, plus a thumbs up for the enviroment.

Front
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_13eca45f.jpg
Downstairs
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_53eca4da.jpg
Upstairs
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_f3eca4d0.jpg
Back
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_53eca40b.jpg
Dimensions
Upstairs
Living room 5x7
Dining room 5x5
Cloakroom 2x2
Kitchen 4x4 plus pantry

Downstairs
Master Bedroom 4x6 plus
built in wardrobe &
en suite 3x3
Bedroom 1 4x4
Bedroom 2 4x4
Bathroom 3x3

Other features
Laid lawn and a few flower beds.
Outside the kitchen a few vegtable beds, sand pit and pond.
Nice snug enclosed garden will keep any little ones straying out on to the road.
Driveway

Total cost £27,643 exculding swing

Brilliant round2's so far. :howdy:

megativity13
7th Sep 2007, 12:02 AM
2021 Rhett Manor Road- Plantation Style Home on a 2x3 lot $26,430

Front
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/Federal_Front.jpg

Rear
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/Federal_Rear.jpg

1st Floor Plan
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/Federal_1stFP.jpg

2nd Floor Plan
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/Federal_2ndFP.jpg

1st Floor
Living Area 7x8
Master Bedroom 4x5
Master Bath 5x3
1/2 Bath 2x2
Kitchen 5x4
Formal Dining Room 5x4

2nd Floor
Bedroom 2 3x4
Bedroom 3 3x4
Full Bath 3x3 (+1)
Hallway 5x4 & 2x7

This plantation style home is situated on a 2x3 lot.
The exterior features a mini-hedge trimmed walkway, medium and large shrubs, driveway, small wildflower garden, fenced in rear yard with access gates on both sides of the property, generous patios at the front of the house on both levels, small rear patio with creeping vines add an extra bit of privacy and a small fishing pond.

The interior boasts a large open living area with specialty corner fireplace,
spacious master bedroom and en suite bath with all fixtures, a medium sized kitchen with basic appliances and counters, breakfast bar, formal dining room with chandelier. The second floor features 2 moderately sized bedrooms and 1 full bath with all fixtures. The spacious hallway has plenty of space for the addition of another bedroom/study/sitting area.

Total Cost $26,430

tschick0373045
7th Sep 2007, 2:25 AM
Front View:
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2007/snapshot0000000133ea23cwp0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rear View:
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/6202/snapshot00000001b3ea23arj1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

First Floor Aerial View:
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3827/snapshot0000000133ec84ewx7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Second Floor Aerial
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3356/snapshot0000000193ec84ezl3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Dimensions
Living Room: 10x9
Kitchen: 3x4
Dining Room: 4x4
Powder Room: 3x2

Second Floor
Hallway:8x2,5x1
Master Bedroom: 4x5
Mater Bath: 4x3
Kid's Room 1: 4x3
Kid's Room 2: 4x3
Bathroom 1: 2x3
Bathroom 2: 2x3

Victorian house with black wrought iron stairs and fencing. Landscaped with lilies and a large japanese maple out in the spacious backyard. Fireplace in Living room. Chandelier in Dining room. Polished natural stone countertops in Kitchen and Master Bath. Black wrought iron spiral staircase. Wrap around porch and driveway.

tschick0373045
7th Sep 2007, 2:26 AM
Front View:
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2007/snapshot0000000133ea23cwp0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rear View:
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/6202/snapshot00000001b3ea23arj1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

First Floor Aerial View:
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3827/snapshot0000000133ec84ewx7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Second Floor Aerial
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3356/snapshot0000000193ec84ezl3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Dimensions
Living Room: 10x9
Kitchen: 3x4
Dining Room: 4x4
Powder Room: 3x2

Second Floor
Hallway:8x2,5x1
Master Bedroom: 4x5
Mater Bath: 4x3
Kid's Room 1: 4x3
Kid's Room 2: 4x3
Bathroom 1: 2x3
Bathroom 2: 2x3

Total Cost: $17,984
Victorian house with black wrought iron stairs and fencing. Landscaped with lilies and a large japanese maple out in the spacious backyard. Fireplace in Living room. Chandelier in Dining room. Polished natural stone countertops in Kitchen and Master Bath. Black wrought iron spiral staircase. Wrap around porch and driveway.

Blake_SC
7th Sep 2007, 3:19 AM
The Briars
Front View:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/snapshot_0000000b_53ec8ab9.jpg
Back View:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/snapshot_0000000b_b3ec8ad3.jpg
1st Floor:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/snapshot_0000000b_53ec8ae5.jpg
2nd Floor:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/snapshot_0000000b_53ec8ae4.jpg
Has a sideways driveway in the back, by the way.
DIMENSIONS:
Bathrooms:
Half Bath: 2x2 (4 squares)
Master Bath and children's bath: 2x4 (8 squares)
Bedrooms:
Master Bedroom: 5x4+2 (22 squares)
Kids Bedroom 1 (left):2x6+2 (14 squares)
Kids Bedroom 2 (right): (2x3)+(2x2)=10 squares :)
Kitchen:5x3 (15 squares)
Dining Room: 6x3 (18 squares)
Living Room: 6x6 (36 squares)
Formal Living Room (w/fireplace):3x5-3 (12 squares)
Foyer (1st floor): 2x5
Foyer 2nd Floor: 4x6+3x2 (30 squares)
2nd Floor: 6x14+2x4 (92 squares)
1st Floor: 6x14+2x4 (92 squares)

COST: 27,514
:)

It has a large wraparound porch 2-3 levels of usable space (the 3rd level if you expand) big windows, 3 bed, 21/2 bath, Plantation Style,



By Poplers. :)

thanks.

coldfloral_SC
7th Sep 2007, 5:59 AM
http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000p45w6

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000p72ht

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000p56k7

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000p6975

First Floor
Living Room: 6x5 (+2 for window area)
Dining Room: 3x4 (+3 for window area)
Half Bathroom: 2x2
Kitchen: 5x4
Breakfast Nook: Approx. 3x3 (odd-shaped room)
Back Porch: 5x5

Second Floor
Master Bedroom: 5x5
Master Bathroom: 2x5 (+2 for window area)
Bedroom 1: 4x4
Bedroom 2: 3x4
Bathroom: Approx. 4x3 (odd-shaped room)

Total Cost
$27,833

Amenities
While it looks small from the outside, this character Victorian home packs a lot into it's spacious interior, including a breakfast nook and formal dining room. The large kitchen will please the cook of the house, and everyone will enjoy the roomy living room. The covered back porch is a bonus living space, allowing the family to dine in the great-outdoors, even when it's raining. Upstairs, the whole family will enjoy their spacious bedrooms, while the bonus space in the upstairs hall can double as an added play area, or study!

cartoonfan
7th Sep 2007, 3:06 PM
i apologize for being one of the last, but i had a bit of trouble here. lucky, i managed to fix it, before the round ended.

well, here is my entry:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/mediaforumc/sims%20screenshots/ScreenHunter_02b.jpg
front view.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/mediaforumc/sims%20screenshots/ScreenHunter_01b.jpg
the very boring back view. next time i should build the house more in the middle of the lot, so i can make a backyard. i would have chanced if i had time...

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/mediaforumc/sims%20screenshots/ScreenHunter_04b.jpg
ground floor

dimensions of the rooms on this floor:
kitchen 3x5
dining 4x7
living 7x3/7x6
hall: app. 7x4
small bathroom: 3x3

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/mediaforumc/sims%20screenshots/ScreenHunter_03b.jpg
first floor

dimensions of the room of this floor:(bedrooms listed from left to right)
kids room 1: 6x5
kids room 2: 6x5
adult bed room: 6x8
adult bathroom: 3x4
other bathroom (the one on the left) : 3x3
hallway: 2x8 (approx)

like i said above, i made an error to build the house in the back of the lot. so there is nothing behind the house. i tried to keep the house colonial. not sure i succeeded.

the house has a fenced yard, a small area which could be used as a patio, a very small lake, and already some plants in the garden. the kitchen is small, but has the basic appliances. there is a small bathroom with a toilet and a sink on the ground floor, and two bathrooms upstairs.

MissTech
7th Sep 2007, 5:07 PM
Okay everyone- Round 2 is now officially closed. Judges are being sent their instructions, and look for Round 3 information to be posted shortly.

As you can see by the contestant list, 3 failed to submit a Round 2 entry. Those contestants are NOT eliminated from the contest, but have automatically been given a score of 0 points this round. (A formidable, but not impossible, point deficit to be made up in subsequent rounds!) If those 3 choose to continue with the contest, they can submit a Round 3 entry. If you have chosen to drop out of the contest, please have the courtesy to PM me and let me know.

Okay- Good Luck with Round 2 judging!

MissTech
8th Sep 2007, 12:26 PM
ROUND 3

Your next clients are the Edwards' family! Brandi Broke met Kurt and after a whirlwind romance, he asked her to marry him. They are having a new home built to celebrate their new life together. They hope for a design that will accomodate their changing family, as Dustin just headed off to colllege, and Brandi's twins are due any day!
~pic soon~

Since Kurt really doesnt care about design, he's left it all in Brandi's hands. Brandi thinks that anything European is classy and chic, so she is interested in homes of either Italian Villa (http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&svnum=10&hl=en&q=italian+villa&btnG=Search+Images) style, or in Country French (http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&svnum=10&hl=en&q=country+french+homes) style. The Edwards Family has a budget of $42,723.


The Edwards Family requires:
~ A 'Medium' or 'Large' size lot only. (Shape/exact dimensions of lot is at your discretion.)
~ A 3 story home (may have a 4th story as long as there are no useable rooms on that floor.)
~ A full eat-in kitchen (including counters, basic plumbing, all appliances & lighting), and separate Formal Dining Room with chandelier.
~ A sunken formal Living Room complete with furnishings & decor
~ A separate Family/Game Room
~ An office for Kurt
~ At least 4 bedrooms for the kids.
~ A Master Bedroom Suite with its own complete full bath
~ At least 2 complete full bathrooms for the main house, & complete 1 half bathroom with lighting fixtures.
~ A Driveway (can be 'faked' if need be as in Round 1)
~ A patio/pool area
~ Landscaped lot with a small formal garden
~ Move-in condition. (All interior/exterior walls painted & floors laid)


MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR ROUND 3
1.) Your name and the Round # in the subject bar of your post.
2.) 5 Photos of your completed design;
~1 of the exterior from the front
~1 of the exterior from the rear.
~1 of each floor, with roof removed so layout of floors/rooms can be seen
3.) A list of the names and dimensions of each interior room.
4.) The home's list of amenities/features.
5.) Total purchase cost of lot.


ROUND 3 DETAILS
You are allowed to use as much or as little custom content in the creation of your lot as you'd like. You may use a foundation if you'd like in this round. Remember to keep your client and their needs and design style in mind when you are creating their new home! You may add more to the home than the basic requirements, but remember, you must stay on budget and the final cost of the home must meet or be under the clients' total budget.

Pors
8th Sep 2007, 4:48 PM
I've been looking through the entries for Round 2 and have to say I've been impressed by several. I do have one request though - when you are taking the overhead pics of the interior please zoom in as close as possible to the house. It is sometimes difficult to see if the required items are present when the pic is far away. For me personally, I don't need to see the lot or yard in the interior pics. The front and rear exterior pics should show your landscaping and lot adequately. If you have any questions or need help doing this, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks!

megativity13
8th Sep 2007, 5:53 PM
just to clarify- aside from all the kitchen/bath fixtures, the only room that needs to be furnished is the formal livingroom?

Thanks!
-meg

breena_SC
8th Sep 2007, 6:10 PM
My scores are in Good Luck everyone!

4oh4error
8th Sep 2007, 6:43 PM
Miss Tech, is 5 photos the minimum or are we allowed a few free shots? Like of the garden, formal living room, etc?

MissTech
8th Sep 2007, 8:44 PM
Miss Tech, is 5 photos the minimum or are we allowed a few free shots? Like of the garden, formal living room, etc?

Yes you may, but please limit this to only 2 additional pictures.


just to clarify- aside from all the kitchen/bath fixtures, the only room that needs to be furnished is the formal livingroom?

Yes that is correct, but please note this time that the eat-in kitchen requires all appliances (by this I meant major appliances, and not counter-top appliances!)

Hope this helps!

Pors
8th Sep 2007, 11:38 PM
Nice job on Round 2 everyone! My scores are in and I'm looking forward to seeing your Round 3 entries.

teardrops182
9th Sep 2007, 11:42 AM
If we're halfway through building a house with no foundation can we have a raised living area instead of a sunken one? hehe..sorry about that!

MissTech
9th Sep 2007, 11:51 AM
If we're halfway through building a house with no foundation can we have a raised living area instead of a sunken one? hehe..sorry about that!


I suppose that would be okay, though it was really not what the round called for.

cartoonfan
9th Sep 2007, 1:19 PM
can i get some more explanation or one or two examples for the sunken living room and the kitchen? i am not sure if i understood it right.

coldfloral_SC
9th Sep 2007, 6:32 PM
can i get some more explanation or one or two examples for the sunken living room and the kitchen? i am not sure if i understood it right.

What I'm planning to do is build my house on a foundation, except for the living room and kitchen. They'll be on the ground floor. It'll be just like attaching a garage to a house on a foundation.

kattenijin
10th Sep 2007, 2:26 AM
ARGH! This budget !!! Evil I tell you! EVIL!! :lol:

i saw drones
10th Sep 2007, 4:12 AM
omfg i am having the most horrific time with the budget. i've made like 5 beautiful houses - all over budget..
this is so oooo oo tough!!!

eedgan
10th Sep 2007, 5:01 AM
I'm done... but I need to shave about 500 simoleons off the budget - I guess the little bit of landscaping I had will have to go...
Why are poor people so demanding!

megativity13
10th Sep 2007, 5:10 AM
when is the deadline for this round?

teardrops182
10th Sep 2007, 10:59 AM
Okay, thanks SimTech. I might actually raise other areas around the living area so it'll seem sunken. I hope thats okay :)

MissTech
10th Sep 2007, 11:35 AM
when is the deadline for this round?


Deadline to enter is Thursday, Sept 14th at 6:00PM EST!

Sorry about the budget gang! Wanted it to a be a challenge! You'll all be happy to know that next round (4) the sky's the limit with the budget!

MissTech
10th Sep 2007, 1:23 PM
ROUND 2 RANKINGS/COMMENTS

Hey everyone! Well, well, well.... This was a very interesting round indeed! Remember, these are your rankings for THIS round only. So without further ado, here's how it went:

RANKINGS
1.) Contestants #5, 9, 14
4.) Contestants # 2 & 4
6.) Contestant # 10
7.) Contestant # 11
8.) Contestant # 7
9.) Contestant # 20
10.) Contestant # 13
11.) Contestants # 8 & 15
13.) Contestant # 18
14.) Contestant # 1
15.) Contestants # 3 & 12
17.) Contestant # 16
18.) Contestants # 6, 17, & 19


COMMENTS
Contestant #1:
~ nice choice of siding for style; good job on landscaping; black fence showed off house; all bedrooms have bathrooms which was a nice addition
- a covered porch would have looked nice; the kitchen seemed very narrow
~Nice house, unfortunately one of the bedrooms lacks natural light. The rooms, are however nice sizes, all have ensuites. And I do like the spiral staircase. The garden is very basic, but you have given it a go. Unfortunately the use of windows on the front of the house are a bit excessive.


Contestant #2
~+ beautiful inviting home; loved the picket fence and porch; backyard very cozy making a perfect country home
- a direct access to dining room from kitchen would have been nice
~The garden here says Victorian to a tee I’m so glad to see the traditional striped lawn and rose bushes, not to mention a diagonal garden bench, these little touches may not be much but they always show you but thought into your property. I like the almost greenhouse effect caused by all the windows round the back and the traditional tile in the kitchen. Very nice bedroom sizes.


Contestant #3
~+ liked that you included a foyer; very nice room sizes; room layout was very liveable
- would have liked a back door; roof looks modern for this style of house; didn’t see a chandelier in dining room or sink in downstairs bathroom which were requirements; would have made more sense for half bath to be downstairs and full bath upstairs
~Neutral from beginning to end, this is good for redecorating, and with only one colour through out some people would want too, nice amount of light, bigger windows may have been better though. Nice attempts at landscaping and very good room sizes.


Contestant #4
~+ perfect choice for siding and roof color complimented siding choice; loved the ornamental detail on the porch; very nice landscaping & cozy backyard
- is master bath en suite? I can’t tell from pics but it doesn’t look like it.
~Stunningly traditional, perfectly gardened, traditionally slim house, with traditional wood flooring, like the simple fenced garden, I am however worried about fitting a double bed in the master bedroom.


Contestant #5
~+ eyecatching home with beautiful landscaping; loved the exterior colors; great porch
- fireplace looks a bit modern for this style house
~Clearly a well planned house, I like the unusual camera angles in the photos and like the neat gardening. The large windows in the front and pale walls mean you can get away with dark floors, the bedrooms are nicely arranged and sized and whilst your kitchen is small it has everything you need, it’s just a pity the only entrance is via the dinning room.


Contestant #7
~+ great siding colors for a Victorian; nice addition with the small balconies; very nice kitchen and dining room
- I think this house would have looked nice with a more elaborate porch; the fireplace seems too modern for this style
~A pretty, spacious house. Nice, gentle natural landscaping and beautiful. I really like the use of the port-hole window out back, and the central fire place. Quite where the bed is meant to be put in the master bedroom I don’t know, on another note I haven’t heard of a toilet/laundry room before


Contestant #8
~+ very large home with a nice yard with plenty of room for expansion
- the downstairs rooms seem a little too detached from each other; fireplace was more modern than style of home
~Interesting choice of flooring inside, not exactly what you’d expect to see. I would have like to have seen more done with the beautiful tower and the kitchen. But very good room sizes and utilisation of space. Clearly had a lot of effort put into it


Contestant #9
~+ lovely design; very charming and great landscaping and room layout
- it would have been nice to have steps to the back yard from the rear deck
~Stunningly laid out, amazingly proportioned, perfectly gardened, excellent flow to the house. This would be such a wonderful place to live, you have a clear talent which is demonstrated here.


Contestant #10
~+ beautiful home and lot; very nice use of indoor space
- I did not see a driveway which was a requirement
~Simply stunning, love the tall trees, much more natural looking house than those posted before it, would be great for a nature loving family, or just someone who enjoys a shady garden, the inside is wooden floored as I expected, carrying on the natural theme, the bathrooms are small but light coloured. A truly stunning piece of work.


Contestant #11
~+ cute house with roomy feel inside; good room layout
- I would have liked to have seen a porch fitting the Victorian style which also would have made it look more Victorian
~Excellently designed. Consistent, dark colours used on the outside with old-fashioned windows. The feel through-out the house is very clean, well designed and well planned congrats on another fine house.


Contestant #12
~+ lovely front exterior with nice landscaping
- if car was parked in driveway it would block the beautiful entrance of the house; I did not see any bedroom with an adjoining bath for the master suite which was a requirement
~Not so sure about the driveway placement here put besides that the appearance from the outside is very grand, this house would definitely make the family feel good about themselves, The same flooring has been used through-out both in and outside of the house, I’m not too sure of the practicality of that, I like the windows and the upstairs balcony. But next time I’d like to see a shower in the house


Contestant #13
~+ nice design for a small plantation; cozy yard with plants and pavers
- the exterior colors/materials were so contrasting they made the house look smaller than it was
~Another stunning modern house, a new twist on the style is refreshing. I love the use of black and white through-out and the balconies are a nice touch. Very good room sizes, and wisely spent funds.


Contestant #14
~+ beautiful compact Victorian home; the exterior design is perfect; interior room design very flowing and functional
~A house, so gorgeous on the outside I’d be tempted to buy it on first sight. Beautiful porch swing, you caught the natural slim design of Victorian houses, workable if not practical rooms upstairs. Two stunning bathrooms. I love the addition of a more modern fireplace.


Contestant #15
~+ the wrap-around porches were a nice touch
- the bedrooms were odd sizes; a back door would have been a good addition to the house
~Good use of dormers, logical window placement nice open-plan living space, like the double staircase, it would have been nice to have seen more done with the garden though.


Contestant #16
~+ large home with very nice size bedrooms
- house should be moved forward on lot; a more elaborate entryway would have been nice; fireplace a bit modern for style of home
~A good, effort, though not really a small lot… The house is a little dark, and not much is made of the garden, not up to the standard of the previous round.


Contestant #18
~+ nice landscaping and porches; great backyard
- the siding chosen was more Tudor than Victorian; the rear of the house looks too open with the uniform placement of windows
~Love the stepping stones, round bushes and the striped lawn, the balconies, surrounded by white wood are lovely too, the ivy is a very nice effect, as is the gravel drive. This house is a basic traditional Victorian house, and clearly a steal for the price. (The wooden struts are really mock-Tudor looking but the Victorians actually liked mock-Tudor houses.)


Contestant #20
~+ very pretty and elegant home; room sizes very large; layout of rooms nice
- design looked too much of a combination of both Victorian and plantation; the upstairs hallway seemed a little large
~A good Victorian appearance on the outside, like the tall pillars, and the dark, split paned windows appear very authentic, like the use of space through out. Just to point out a small fault I would have used a brick

4oh4error
10th Sep 2007, 4:13 PM
NVM, somehow I didn't realize there was another page of replies! lol

sayyadina_SC
10th Sep 2007, 6:24 PM
Thanks for the comments, judges.
Well, as for the toilet/laundry-room: This is quite common in Sweden. For a Swedish house this size, you would probably have only one master-bath, and a WC. In this case I put the washing-machine in there too, cause it was in the range of this familys budget. I only say this cause Im tired of trying to build up to American standards, when Im European myself.
Otherwise, a great contest.

MissTech
10th Sep 2007, 7:27 PM
Thanks for the comments, judges.
Well, as for the toilet/laundry-room: This is quite common in Sweden. For a Swedish house this size, you would probably have only one master-bath, and a WC. In this case I put the washing-machine in there too, cause it was in the range of this familys budget. I only say this cause Im tired of trying to build up to American standards, when Im European myself.
Otherwise, a great contest.

Personally, I have seen this myself- in an American household....my sister's to be exact. 2 story house. Main bath upstairs, downstairs small bath (with toilet and sink) with a big closet to house the washer and dryer... So not as uncommon as some might think.....


I'm done... but I need to shave about 500 simoleons off the budget - I guess the little bit of landscaping I had will have to go...
Why are poor people so demanding!

Did I fail to mention that Brandi Edwards is actually Brandi Broke who married again?!?!? Her high demands on a small budget should make more sense now! LOL! :D

Hazy
10th Sep 2007, 7:48 PM
Lets hope Brandi approves.

Front
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_73f1b395.jpg

Back
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_f3f1b3c3.jpg

Ground Floor
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_93f1b89d.jpg

Second Floor
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_f3f1b897.jpg

Third Floor
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_13f1b88e.jpg

Dimensions & Features

Ground Floor
Kitchen 5x7 with plenty of room for an eating area.
Playroom 4x4
Study 4x3
Dinning room 5x5 that opens on to the terrace.
Sunken Lounge with a fireplace and opening onto the terrace.
Small Cloak room 2x2
Roomy entrance hall.

Second Floor
Master bedroom 6x6 plus
en suite 3x3
Bedroom 1 4x5
Bedroom 2 4x5
Bathroom 5x3

Third floor
Bedroom 3 5x5
Bedroom 4 5x5
Bathroom 3x3

Lovely terrace, pond, fenced back garden and drive at the front of the house.

Total Cost £42,709
Now that was a very tight with the budget....phew :monocle:

megativity13
10th Sep 2007, 9:57 PM
thank you for the concise and timely answers, MissTech.

another quick question do we have to include a pool or just a pool area?

Thanks again!

sayyadina_SC
10th Sep 2007, 10:01 PM
Ill have to drop out, guys! Sorry.

MissTech
11th Sep 2007, 3:00 PM
Ill have to drop out, guys! Sorry.

I got your PM and tried to PM you back...I am very sorry you have to leave us, as you have been a pleasure to deal with and a good contestant. I hope you will continue to check in on the thread...please... and maybe perhaps enter again... if I do another cycle.

I am sorry to see you go. :(

another quick question do we have to include a pool or just a pool area?

Pool and pool area both please! (Brandi wants the good life after all!)

let's hope brandi approves
LOL! That was cute! :)

Hazy
11th Sep 2007, 7:29 PM
Oh jeepers forgot the pool....well will she be happy with a pond.....It was a struggle to get that. Okay back to the drawing board so my entry will change in due course.

photo
11th Sep 2007, 10:10 PM
miss tech you do know that the 14th is Friday right?

i saw drones
12th Sep 2007, 2:32 AM
well damnit if that wasn't the hardest thing EVER to make!!!

Here's my entry...

Front
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round3/round3_front.jpg

Rear
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round3/round3_rear.jpg

Ground floor
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round3/round3_ground.jpg

2nd floor
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round3/round3_2nd.jpg

Top floor
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round3/round3_top.jpg

Features:

Pool, flagstone patio & small paved courtyard/formal garden
Sunken living room, eat in kitchen with dishwasher, trash compactor, fridge, sink & stove.
Gorgeous white stone floors through kitchen/foyer/dining, carpeted in living rooms.
Ground floor also features a full bath and 1 half bath, large dining room and covered back porch.

2nd floor houses 3 large double bedrooms and one large single bedroom, one full bath, family area looking down to foyer area open below.

The top floor is reserved for the master suite, and also Kurts future office, which looks out onto a 3rd floor balcony. Bedroom also opens out into balcony with sea views.


Specs:

Downstairs:
Sunken living: 6x6
Kitchen/eating: approx 5x7 - plus stairs
Downstairs bath: 3x3
1/2 bath: 3 sq
Dining: approx 4x5
Covered porch: 4x4

1st floor:
Bedroom 1: 3x5
Bedroom 2: 5x4
Bedroom 3: 5x4
Bedroom 4: 6x4
Bath: 3x3
Family area: approx 7x5 (weird angles, so hard to say exactly)

2nd floor:
Master bed: 5x6 +6 extra by stairs
Master Bath: 3x3
Office: 3x3(approx)
Balconies: 3x4 & 3x3

Woops! Forgot the total cost: $42,720

oh man that was sooo hard. i forgot you had to 'furnish' the living room... lol.

coldfloral_SC
12th Sep 2007, 4:37 AM
That house is so fantastic, i_saw_drones!

i saw drones
12th Sep 2007, 4:45 AM
thanks coldfloral!
i could have really used an extra ten grand... hahaha

kattenijin
12th Sep 2007, 7:39 AM
Ok, I'm done, and here it is:

Edwards-Brooke Residence in the Tuscan Style.

Front:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/BEFront.jpg

Rear:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/BERear.jpg

First Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/BEFirst-1.jpg

Second Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/BESecond.jpg

Third Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/BEThird.jpg

Free Shot 1 - Kitchen:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/BEKitchen.jpg

Free Shot 2 - Living Room:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/BELivingRoom.jpg

This striking villa is built on the remains of a Roman outpost dating from the 11th century, and incorporates original stonework. It sits up on a hill with spectacular views of the sunset and surrounding countryside from the covered front porch. The construction has been carried out to a very high standard and is boldly modern and stylish while retaining many traditional features, such as exposed chestnut beams and terracotta ceiling tiles.

The interiors are flooded with light from the many glass doors and windows. The main floor comprises a great room with fireplace leading to a spacious dining area with built-in serving bar. Steps lead down to a more formal living room with another fireplace. The profesional kitchen, fitted with handcrafted cabinets, salvaged wood countertops, built-in apliances (refrigerator/dishwasher/trash-compactor), and cotto tile floors and seperate pantry and powder room round out the living areas.

The lower level contains two family bedrooms, cotto-tiled bath, large hall, and parking area. The uppermost levle houses a second family bathroom, two additional family bedrooms, storage, and a Master Suite consisting of Master Bedroom, Master Bath, and a small office. The office space could easily be used as a nursery, freeing up the small bedroom on the lower level to be used as an office, making the large hall a lovely reception area.

The property also features a built-in pool, south-facing sun-deck, formal garden and a pavillion. Central heating and air, gas service for stove, hot water heater and furnace are also included. Both satelite and cable TV are available.

The property is a 3 minute walk from the charming local village, and close to the shops,restaurants, and nightlife. Golfing is an 8 minute drive, and the beach 10. Local train service is located in the village and an international airport is only a 30 min drive away.



For only $42,716 simoleans.

First Floor:

Bedroom1 - 5x6
Bath 1 - 9 squares ( I used squares because of the odd shape)
Hall/Flex Space - aprox 4x5
Bedroom2 - 4x5

Mezanine:

Living Room - 5x7

Second Floor:

Dining Room - 5x6
Family Foom - 5x6
1/2 Bath - 2x2
Entry - aprox 4x4
Kitchen - aprox 5x10
Pantry - 3x2

Third Floor:

Bedroom3 - 3x5
Bedroom4 - 4x5
Bath2 - 4x2
Master Bedroom - 5x6
Master Bath - 4x4
Kurt's Office - aprox 3x4

rednpurplesunset
12th Sep 2007, 4:55 PM
Wow! I almost threw in the towel on this one, but here it is.

$42,720
Front:

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_b3f1ce84_53f3bc96.jpg

Rear:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_b3f1ce84_f3f3bcb1.jpg

1st floor:

Large columns grace the front and rear entrances to this huge Villa style home. Walking through the front entry you will find the sunken living room to your right, directly to the left is Kurt's study with a bathroom. The living room has a fireplace for those cold evenings and is modestly furnished with two living chairs, lounging sofa, coffee table and end table. Curtians and a couple of paintings adorn the walls to make Kurt and Brandi feel at home as soon as they walk in. To the left past Kurt's study you will find the arched entryway to the dining room. A small porch from the dining room leads to the pool and from the pool there is a beautiful path to the garden with small pond and bench. Past the dining room and the stairs is the kitchen. The kitchen has a doorway directly to the dining room and there is a bathroom of of the end of the kitchen. Kitchen is complete with cabinets, stove, refrigerator and sink. The rear entrance at the end of the entryway leads to a large patio. Bathrooms are fully plumbed with sink, toilet and shower each.


http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_b3f1ce84_73f3bd9d.jpg



Living room: 6x5
Study: 4x3
Bathroom 1: 3x2
Dining: 5x4
Kitchen: 5x4
Bathroom 2: 4x2

2nd floor:


The second floor consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large game room with a small balcony off the game room. Bathrooms are fully plumbed with a shower, sink and toilet in each.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_b3f1ce84_f3f3bd39.jpg

Bedroom 1: 4x6
Bedroom 2: 6x3
Bedroom 3: 5x4 + 1x2
Game room: 5x6
Bathroom 1: 3x3
Bathroom 2: 3x4

3rd floor:

The third floor consists of master bedroom, smaller bedroom (or nursery) and two full baths. Master bedroom has it's own bath with toilet, sink and bathtub and the second bath has shower sink and toilet. There is a large roof top patio, with a beautiful veiw of Veronaville and plenty of room for that private hot tub Brandi is sure to want soon!

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z123/rednpurplesunset/snapshot_b3f1ce84_33f3bd0d.jpg

Bedroom: 6x3
Master bedroom: 6x4
Bathroom: 3x3
Master bath: 4x3

I know this is my first contest and I'm not doing that great, but I'm having a blast! I love seeing all of the entries, they are amazing, very creative and it has definately been challenging.

eedgan
12th Sep 2007, 6:27 PM
Mmm... I did not realise that a pool was also required, so I had to make some changes to the house - and I am afraid that it may have lost some character...

Villa Toscano

Street View
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/ArchitectR3StreetView.jpg

Rear View
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/ArchitectR3Rear.jpg

Ground Floor
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000001_b3f3e63b.jpg

First Floor
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/ArchitectR3FirstStorey.jpg

Second Floor
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/ArchitectR3SecondStorey.jpg

Freeshot 1 - Living Room
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/ArchitectR3LivingRoom.jpg

Freeshot 2 - Kitchen with Eat In Area, Dining Hall, & Kids Bath
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/ArchitectroomcollageR3.jpg

A beautiful home created with the larger family in mind. The beautiful french doors open onto a large entrance hall. Straight ahead is the beautifully crafted staircase and double volume sunken living room. The living room also has double french doors leading to the pool area. The living room is fully furnished with comfortable chairs, TV, and assorted coffee and end tables.
The left wing of the ground floor houses the 3 childrens bedrooms (two of which is large enough a hold a double bed - in addition these two rooms have access to the pool area. There is also a full bathroom which includes a corner shower unit, bath, toilet, basin and mirror.
The right wing features a large family kitchen with eat in area. The kitchen includes a smoke alarm, fridge, stove, cooker hood, trash compactor and dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a small pantry - alternatively this room can be used to store your washer and dryer. The formal dining area is a striking black and white room with wrought iron chandelier. One wall is mirrored to give the inpression of a larger room. On this floor there is also a half bath with toilet and basin.

Follow the stairs to the first floor and into the master bedrrom. The room is large and has an alcove which would be ideal for a dressing area. There are french door that lead out to a small balcony, as well as a full bathroom, which features a shower, bath, bidet, twin basins and mirrors. The family/games room runs the full width of the house and is open to the living area below. It too boasts a small balcony and has magnificent views to the front and rear of the lot. This floor also houses an additional bedroom, and full bathroom, great for guests!

The top-most floor is the office/study area which also has panoramic views of the ocean. The house is partially furnished and also has a security system (burglar alarm) and includes all light fixtures. The house also includes a carport, swimming pool and is lightly landscaped.

Lot Size - 3x3
Cost - 42,722

Ground floor
Blue bedroom - 4x6
Green Bedroom - 4x6
Pink Bedroom - 3x6
Kids Bathroom - 3x4
Living Room - 6x8
Half Bath - 2x2
Dining Hall - 6x4
Kitchen - 5x8
Pantry - 2x2

First Floor
Master Bed - 6x4 + 3x3
En Suite - 4x3
Family Room - 11x5
Guest Bed - 4x5
Guest Bath - 4x3

Second Floor
Study - 4x4

photo
12th Sep 2007, 7:29 PM
miss tech... is this round over thursday or the 14th?

Hazy
13th Sep 2007, 12:34 AM
Okay I will not be changing my entry for I read patio/pool as patio or/and pool. That was my third attempt at trying to capture some rustic French/Italian charm within budget. So I will take the consequences of miss reading the instructions. What a brilliant challenging contest so far. Love the entries so far. I am in awe of how you managed to stay with in budget and produce some beauties....
Good Luck All

megativity13
13th Sep 2007, 1:30 AM
Grand Vista Villa

Lot Size- 3x3
Total Cost- $42,664
Front
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/R3_Front.jpg
Rear
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/R3_Rear.jpg
1st Floor
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/R3_1stFP.jpg
2nd Floor
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/R3_2ndFP.jpg
3rd Floor
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/R3_3rdFP.jpg

Free Shot Living Room
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/R3_LRFreeShot.jpg

Dimensions
Ground Floor
Outdoor Entry Area- 6x2
Formal Living Room- 7x7
Formal Dining Room- 7x6
Eat In Kitchen 6x6 4x4
Study- 5x4
Half Bath 2x2
Entry- 16x3 12x4
Study Nook- 5x4

2nd Floor
Master Bedroom- 5x3 2x4
Master Bath- 4x4
Bedroom 2- 5x4
Bedroom 3- 5x3
Bedroom 4- 4x3
Bedroom 5- 4x3
2nd Bathroom- 4x4
Hall- 7x4 2x6 2x6 8x2

3rd Floor
Family Room- 6x6

Amenities
Exterior- Arched Entryway, Driveway, landscaping, fenced in private garden
with bench, rear covered patio, pool.

Interior
1st Floor- Large sunken formal living room with fireplace, grand entry hall, 2 small nook areas, formal diningroom with chandelier, large eat-in kitchen with all counters and major appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, garbage disposal,) study, half bath.
2nd Floor-
Generous Master Bedroom with ensuite bath, 2 medium sized
bedrooms, 2 small bedrooms 1 full bath
3rd Floor
Family/Game Room
Basic lighting and plumbing throughout.

lmfjaxxon
13th Sep 2007, 3:26 AM
Nice houses everyone! Too bad none of these are up for upload...which really sucks, but I have to deal with it!


LaTasha

13th Sep 2007, 7:22 AM
Front:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architect-rd3-front.jpg

Back:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architect-rd3-back.jpg

First Floor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architect-rd3-floor1.jpg

Second Floor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architect-rd3-floor2.jpg

Third Floor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architect-rd3-floor3.jpg

Free - Living Room
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architect-rd3-free1liv.jpg

Free - Garden
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architect-rd3-free2garden.jpg


Hardwood floors through out the house. First floor includes a sunken living room, an office, a spacious formal dining room, an eat in kitchen with granite counters, a half bathroom and veranda. Second floor includes the master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. The third floor consists of a game room, a fourth bedroom and a full bathroom.

The exterior of the home features a hand laid brick driveway, landscaped entrance porch, a formal garden with a seating area, a small patio and pool for entertaining. In addition there is a small start to your own personal vineyard to complete that Italian Villa feel.

Total cost: $42,712
4x3 Lot

First floor:
Living room: 6x7 at widest
Office: 5x4
Dining Room: 5x6
Kitchen: 5x6
Half bath: 2x2
hall: 4x9 at widest

Second Floor:
Master bedroom: 4x5 at widest
Master Bathroom: 4x3 at widest
Bedroom 1: 4x3 at widest
Bedroom 2: 5x3 at widest
Bedroom 3: 5x3 at widest
Bathroom: 4x2

Third Floor:
Game room: 7x5
Bedroom: 4x4
Bathroom: 4x3 at widest point

MissTech
13th Sep 2007, 11:07 AM
miss tech... is this round over thursday or the 14th?

Friday- sorry!

Sorry about the problems with this round guys.... I just assumed when I said a 'pool area', it implied a pool too.

cartoonfan
13th Sep 2007, 4:17 PM
i got a problem...my computer more or less crashed, and while i got it working again fairly quick, i don't think i have time to make a house for this round. so, i have to sit this round out. i will hopefully be able to make a house for the next round.

Girl4Sims2
13th Sep 2007, 4:20 PM
Italian Villa

Front View
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_33f53661.jpg

Back View
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_f3f536a7.jpg

1st Floor
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_b3f53715.jpg

2nd Floor
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_f3f5371e.jpg

3rd Floor
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_33f536ea.jpg

2 Free shots

Sunken Living Room & Pond/Garden
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_93f5374c.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_f3f5376f.jpg


This bricked italian villa comes with single driveway and small garden next to a small bond. Surrounded by low rolling hills landscaping, pool, and wrap around deck.

Lot Size Medium 3x3
Price Tag $42,715

1st Floor Amenities

Room Dimensions Extra
Living 5x8 sofa-loveseat-bookshelf
half bath 2x3 [RIGHT]sink-toilet-lighting
dining 3x5 chandelier
kitchen 5x3 & 3x3 stove-counters
hall 7x2 four stairways
9x2
2x10
3x4
7x2
2x10

2nd Floor Amenities

Room Dimensions Extra
bath 3x5 sink-toilet-lighting-shower/tub
bedroom 5x5
play/family 5x5
office for kurt 5x3
hall 8x8 with 5x1 extension stairway
balcony 4x6

3rd Floor Amenities

Room Dimensions Extra
hall 5x6 & 2x5
bath 3x3 shower-sink-lighting-toilet (hard to see but is there)
bath 3x3 tub-sink-toilet-lighting
bedrooms
1. 3x5
2. 5x3
3. 3x4
4. 3x4

Blake_SC
14th Sep 2007, 1:01 AM
Hey, I can't do this contest anymore, I'm gonna have to pull out due to time constraints and some other extraneous things happening in RL, but really, it's been such a pleasure, I'm sorry I have to leave, but thanks. :)

coldfloral_SC
14th Sep 2007, 3:49 AM
This was soooooo hard!

Front
http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000pc0ef

Back
http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000pbzeg

Ground Floor
http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000pd62k

Second Floor
http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000pf01p

Third Floor
http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000pecar

Total cost: $42,630

First floor
Living room: 6x5
Dining Room: 4x3
Kitchen: 5x4

Second Floor
Master bedroom: 5x5 at widest
Master Bathroom: 2x3
Bedroom 1: 4x3
Gameroom: 4x3
Half Bathroom: 2x2

Third Floor
Bedroom 2: 3x4 at widest
Bedroom 3: 3x4 at widest
Bedroom 4: 4x3
Full Bathroom: 3x3 at widest
Half Bathroom: 2x3 at widest
Office: 3x5 at widest (the office is the large open "hall" on the third floor)

The spacious interior of this villa makes it perfect for a large or growing family. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the second and third floors. Also located on the upper floors are the gameroom and open-plan office. On the ground floor, the sunken living room brings interest to the interior, while the family is sure to gather in the kitchen, which is large enough for a table & chairs. Outside, the stucco exterior is accented by the clay tile roof, but this villa would not be complete without the (inaccessable)tower, which is a key design feature of this architectural style. In the backyard, rustic-looking arches frame the pool and patio area.

photo
14th Sep 2007, 5:31 AM
Front
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundthreefront.jpg

Back
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundthreeback.jpg

Top Floor (Family Room)
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundthreetopfloor.jpg

Middle Floor
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundthreemiddlefloor.jpg

Bottom Floor
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundthreebottomfloor.jpg

Got a couple of extra pictures too... Hope its ok.

Living room
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundthreelivingroom.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundthreelivingroomabove.jpg

House Specs
Upstairs lookout family room
Four large bedrooms
Three full baths and one half
Big Master with own bath
Deck, Pool & Formal Garden
Sunken Living room
Formal Dining room
Ocean view

Medium Lot 3x3
House Price 41,271

Floor Dimensions
Living Room: 6x5
Dining Room: 9x5
Kitchen: 8x6
Master: 7x6
Master Bath: 4x3
Office: 5x6
Bed One: 10x6
Bed Two: 10x6
Bed Three: 8x7
Bed Four: 10x7
Family Room: 15x4
Full Bath Top Floor: 2x4
Half Bath Top Floor: 2x2
Full Bath Middle Floor: 4x4


Yea I don't know how I did it either.... I just used cheap building materials and maxis stuff..... :D Most expensive stuff was the living room stuff and the formal garden.

i saw drones
14th Sep 2007, 5:37 AM
hooooly crap photo_me! How did you do that under budjet!!! AWESOME work!

Coldfloral, i LOOOVe teh style of your place, i have such a soft spot for this style :D

everyones work is so great
:grouphug:

coldfloral_SC
14th Sep 2007, 7:17 AM
photo_me! You're $3000 over budget!

teardrops182
14th Sep 2007, 2:04 PM
ohh man, im sorry im so late!

A charming tuscan villa surrounded by countryside. Landscaped fully with wildflowers and cypress trees, and complete with a pool, formal garden and outdoor dining area covered with climbing plants. Inside, marble staircases and lovely big windows adorn the household. Spacious kitchen with room for a breakfast table, as well as a connected formal dining room. Sunken formal sitting room and connected home office, and a separate family room. A four bedroom, four bathroom beauty with a tower bedroom. Terrific views!

Front

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/tuscanfront.jpg

Back

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/tuscanback.jpg

Free Shot

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/tuscanfree1.jpg

Ground Floor

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/tuscan1st.jpg

1st Floor

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/tuscan2nd.jpg

Tower

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/tuscan3rd.jpg

Living Area

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/teardrops182/tuscanliving.jpg

Cost-$42,696

Entry-Approx. 5x5
Kitchen-4x6
Dining Room-4x6
Family Room-Approx. 5x6
Bathroom-Approx 2x3
Sitting Room-Approx. 6x12
Office-3x4
Landing-Approx. 5x6 + 3x7
Bathroom 1-Approx. 3x5
Bathroom 2-3x4
Bedrooms 1,2 and 3-All approx. 4x7
Master Bedroom-5x6
En suite-Approx. 3x4
Tower Bedroom-Approx. 4x6

photo
14th Sep 2007, 4:25 PM
oh snap... i put a 5 instead of a 1.... sorry bout that. lol it was late and i was really not paying attention.

rednpurplesunset
14th Sep 2007, 6:24 PM
Wow! I so wish I could get all of these houses, they are all so awesome and have their own special styles. Wonderful work Everyone!

MissTech
15th Sep 2007, 12:48 AM
Round 3 Officially closed.

I am very disappointed that so many people dropped out- for whatever their reasons... that is a bummer and I am sad to see each one of them go. As for the others who didnt submit an entry this round, some of you contacted me (thanks for doing so), and you will get a score of 0 for this round, but you are more than welcome to continue in the contest with a round 4 entry.

IF I MISSED LINKING ANYONE'S ENTRY IN THE CONTESTANT LIST (post 3# of the thread), PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Otherwise, the count as I have it now, is 9 entries for Round 3 posted and 11 missing this round or dropped out.

Round 4 will be posted probably early tomorrow morning (Eastern Time) I get up around 5:30AM, so when I say early, I mean early!!!

Look for Round 4 to be FREE FROM BUDGET CONSTRAINTS! That's right- the sky is the limit in the next round! And, just a hint for the 5th and final round...
you will have a very special client that final round, and your challenge for that final round has been inspired by one of the contestants from this contest! So stay tuned lurkers, and hang in there contestants....there is still much fun to be had! :D

Good Luck to all of you for Round 3 Judging- (by far the hardest round- sorry!)

i saw drones
15th Sep 2007, 1:18 AM
oooh yay i'm looking forward to the next round!!!
Great contest :D

coldfloral_SC
15th Sep 2007, 2:10 AM
Miss_Tech, my round 3 entry is not linked in the contestant list

teardrops182
15th Sep 2007, 2:41 AM
ooh, im really looking forward to the next round as well!
AND NO BUDGET! :D:D

photo
15th Sep 2007, 2:56 AM
good God that round was hard.... looking forward to no budget!

MissTech
15th Sep 2007, 12:53 PM
ROUND 4 INFORMATION

Okay Architects! So far you've handled 3 tough, demanding clients working with very strict budgets, but not this time around! Meet your client for Round 4, Scot Lewis. Scot made his millions before the age of 30 with some very saavy real estate deals. Scot has recently purchased another plot of land he would liked developed, but first he needs a great design.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/scot.jpg

Just having purchased a medium 3X5 lot right near a major thoroughfare, your goal is to design for Scot a themed tourist area so he can bring in those tourist dollars. The theme will be of your choosing. And since Scot wants this place to have the right amount of pizzazz to bring in cash...he means tourists... there is no budget to deal with! (He would like to keep it reasonable though, so he hopes your budgets will not top $250,000.) There are specific requirements that must be met!

Scot Lewis' Tourist Trap requires:
~ A 'Medium' 3x5 lot only! (Community lot)
~ Building can be no taller than 2 stories
~ A fully working restaurant with kitchen
~ Restrooms/Bathrooms
~ One clothing shop
~ At least one additional store/shop of your choosing
~ At least one nightclub, disco or bar
~ Fully landscaped lot
~ All areas of interior and exterior finished (meaning floors/walls)
~ All stores completely furnished and decorated
~ Entire lot done in one theme of your choosing


MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR ROUND 4
1.) Your name and the Round # in the subject bar of your post.
2.) 7 Photos of your completed design;
~1 of the exterior from the front
~1 of the restaurant
~1 of the bar/disco/nightclub
~1 of each floor, with roof removed so layout of floors/rooms can be seen
~2 shots of your choice from around the lot
3.) A list of the names and dimensions of each 'shop' or area.
4.) The lot's list of amenities/features.
5.) Total purchase cost of lot.


ROUND 4 DETAILS
You are allowed to use as much or as little custom content in the creation of your lot as you'd like. You may use a foundation if you'd like in this round. Remember to keep your client and their needs and design style in mind when you are creating this new lot! Even though you are not constrained by a budget this time, Scot is still looking to get the most he can for his money, so remember the requirements listed above are the minimum needed for Scot's lot... you are encouraged to see how much above and beyond his minimum requirements you can go! Good Luck and have fun!

Round 4 deadline is Thursday September 20th @ 6:00pm EST

Hazy
15th Sep 2007, 3:47 PM
Oh nice one, no budget so we can go nuts. What a shame folks have to drop out, but then life and computers problems can be a pain. Okay of to muse....

Fayreview
15th Sep 2007, 9:42 PM
My votes are in... well done everyone!

tschick0373045
15th Sep 2007, 11:34 PM
Hey everyone! I'm gonna be back for Round 4 (I'm so excited:gidea:, RL got in the way of round 3.:weep:
Sorry I didn't back to you sooner, MissTech! :sorry: Anyhoo, regarding round 4, I have a few questions:

1. Does it have to have 2 stories or is that the maximum?
2. Are the shelves in the 2 or more stores to be stocked?
3. Can the restaraunt be one of the food stands from Bon Voyage? Or does it have to be a legitimate restaurant?

I think those are the only queries I have. :p Thanks in advance for answering them!

4oh4error
16th Sep 2007, 12:03 AM
Well, if you compare the # of each of the contestants who dropped out or didn't submit a round 3 with the rankings, all 10 are below 4th rank



; so while sad, it isn't too suprising.

What isn't surprising? My ranking in the contest had absolutely nothing to do with why I didn't submit an entry for round 3. I pm'ed MissTech the reason.

Questions: When you say the minimum, it means we can have more stores than required? And are more stories allowed as long as they aren't usable above level 2? This round sounds awesome, I've never made a community lot before. :D

eedgan
16th Sep 2007, 6:48 AM
If I can't get my game to work properly today, I will have to drop out of this round... stupid BV! Everytime I delete a wall or foundation ingame, the game crashes!!!

kattenijin
16th Sep 2007, 7:23 AM
And are more stories allowed as long as they aren't usable above level 2?

Please, please let this be so, after all, a guard tower for a castle theme, or a clock tower for a mideval theme would look a tad silly at only two stories. (Or the idea I have :lol: )

MissTech
16th Sep 2007, 9:59 AM
Hey everyone! I'm gonna be back for Round 4 (I'm so excited:gidea:, RL got in the way of round 3.:weep:
Sorry I didn't back to you sooner, MissTech! :sorry: Anyhoo, regarding round 4, I have a few questions:

1. Does it have to have 2 stories or is that the maximum?
2. Are the shelves in the 2 or more stores to be stocked?
3. Can the restaraunt be one of the food stands from Bon Voyage? Or does it have to be a legitimate restaurant?

I think those are the only queries I have. :p Thanks in advance for answering them!

Glad you're back! Okay so to answer your questions:
1.) 2 stories is usuable space only. It can be more floors as long as there is no usable space above floor 2. As well, you can make it only one floor if you think you can get everything in on one.

2.) Yes, shelves in stores should be stocked! (That would fall under the fully decorated part of the challenge this round.)

3.) The restaurant must be a traditional sit-down type restaurant. However, if you have BV (I got mine yesterday), you may use the foods stands in addition to a traditional restaurant.


If I can't get my game to work properly today, I will have to drop out of this round... stupid BV! Everytime I delete a wall or foundation ingame, the game crashes!!!
Oh great- is this what I have to look forward to?!?! I really do hope you get it working properly again! :)

Questions: When you say the minimum, it means we can have more stores than required? And are more stories allowed as long as they aren't usable above level 2?

With the stores, yes 2 is the minimum, but you can have more than that. As the info post says at the bottom- the list is Scot's minimum requirements. You are always welcome to go above and beyond the minimum- as long as you have the space and budget to do so! (Well no budget this round, but you get what I mean!)

cartoonfan
16th Sep 2007, 12:29 PM
well, i got everything working again, and i look forward to making something for this round.

personally i entered this contest for fum. i don't care which rank i end up. and i learn something new every round, and from the commends i get on my houses.

so, i am off to try and build something nice for this round!

Pors
16th Sep 2007, 6:03 PM
I just finished round 3 judging and I think you all enjoyed it because the homes were just amazing!

tschick0373045
17th Sep 2007, 6:07 AM
Oh man, I hate being the first one to post! Oh well, here goes nothing. BTW, I spent at least 2 hours on pictures. I still don’t think they’re very good, but you better like ‘em! :D

The Center for Centered People
Total cost: $193,738
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2953/frontviewhh6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4485/aerialviewaz0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Lot Features:
Zen Garden: 20x10
Beautiful landscaping including a large Japanese Maple, bamboo, water lilies and Oriental lilies, a Spiritual Shrine you can toss coins and make wishes in, and a Serenity Fountain.
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5576/gardenck0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The lobby is divided into 5 areas:
Sitting/reading/mahjong area: 8x9
Ceremonial Tea area: 4x3
Vending Machines/Aquarium: 3x11
Hall: 4x1
Restrooms: both of them are 4x3
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/603/lobbyib1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


The Aromatherapy Shop: 6X6
scented soap, scented candles, meditation CDS and books
The Clothing Shop: 6x5
Clothes, shoes, perfume, jewelry and souvenirs
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7790/shopskz1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Restaurant: 7x10
Nutritious Noodles food stand
Full kitchen
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4562/restaurantnw8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Nightclub: 10x10
Karaoke
DJ/Dance Floor
Pinball
Darts
Bar: 5X9
Espresso Bar
“Juice” Bar
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/6582/nightclubdb3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

teardrops182
17th Sep 2007, 9:18 AM
that looks AMAZING tschick!
there's one problem though.. i was going to do an oriental theme with a candle shop as well :(:( is it okay if i still do mine? i really dont want to start over again! :P

MissTech
17th Sep 2007, 4:02 PM
Round 3 Rankings & Comments

Even though so many people were unable to complete this round, those that did really gave the judges a hard time this round I think as scores were pretty close throughout.

ROUND 3 RANKINGS
1.) Contestant #14
2.) Contestant # 9
3.) Contestants #5 & 11
5.) Contestant #10
6.) Contestant #4
7.) Contestant #2
8.) Contestant #13
9.) Contestants #8 & 18
10.) Contestant #12
11-15.) Contestants #1, 3, 16 & 20

**Please note that Contestant #s: 6, 7, 15, 17, & 19 have been officially dropped out of the contest and their numbers will no longer be used.


ROUND 3 COMMENTS

Contestant #2
~Simply amazing, so much done on the budget you clearly have a talent here I really like the design of the lowered sitting room and big windows. Very good work!
~+ very grand looking home, nice size rooms and beautiful patio area
- I can’t tell what rooms are where; if master bedroom is on 1st floor with en suite bath then there is no bath for guests to use; if it is on the 2nd floor then it is not en suite and I think 2 bathrooms on the top floor is more than needed.


Contestant #4
~Very nicely themed building I particularly like the bathroom on the top floor, this house would sell very well in the real world!
~+ great home with a countryside feel; I like the porch look and feel; rooms are well laid out with great bathroom placement; good job!


Contestant #5
~Truly amazing, it looks nice, neat and modern on the outside and clean and spacious on the inside. Well designed and very bright… a master-stroke.
~+ again, another eye-catching home; multi-level patio adds nice extra detail; beautiful exterior
- dining room a bit far from the kitchen; another full bath on the second floor would be better than two baths on the first floor; living room furnishing looks a little sparse.


Contestant #8
~A really solid entry, clearly well thought through, nicely landscaped. A real credit to simmers everywhere. Your entries just keep getting better.
~+ large home with very nice size rooms; I like the front porch it adds a nice detail to the home
- the front of the house is so straight up and down that it loses character; try to vary it a little; the pool area is great but so visible from the street


Contestant #9
~Beautiful, clearly a lot of thought went into this well themed property, the rooms are well proportioned and the garden is gorgeous.
~+ so charming in both exterior and pool area; a very inviting home
- the only real complaint I have is there is no bath on the first floor for guests or family to use; this would have been perfect place for the ½ bath


Contestant #10
~The front steps are a wonderful way to enter the property, the spacious rooms are very tuscan and the sunken living room is done beautifully.
~+ what a massive home; loved the gazebo; even though the dining room is not attached to the kitchen it is open enough that it works; great balconies


Contestant #11
~The gardens clearly must have taken a lot of time to put together as must the whole houses façade you are clearly very committed.
~+ beautiful exterior with the ivy and blue shutters; nice room layout on all levels
- no pool, I think instead of using doors at the rooms on the main level arches would have been nicer; can’t tell from pic but dining room entrance from hall would have been nice too


Contestant #12
~A good entry however the house seems very dark, but this is made up for with the nice touches in the garden and living room.
~+ great formal garden; very spacious room layout
- the house is beautiful but almost looks a little off balance


Contestant #13
~Once again you have risen to the occasion, creating a stunning, spacious, modern house on a budget. Please keep up the good work!
~+ lovely exterior; good choice of windows; very inviting; inside floor plan both spacious and functional
- I think you are missing one bathroom; the master bath does not appear to be en suite


Contestant #14
~If this is it after it has ‘lost character’ imagine what it was like before! A truly amazing house, with a lot of light. Anyone would be proud to live here.
~+ stunning home; home appears large and airy; living room very grand; great job!


Contestant #18
~A nice decorative entry, you stuck to the theme very well and the house looks all the better for it. Very well done!
~+ extra nice patio and pool area, very inviting; home has a countryside feel to it; like the window boxes
- missing dining room chandelier; the upstairs bedrooms look too uniform, vary sizes for more appealing look; tower bedroom is not functional without a bathroom

tschick0373045
17th Sep 2007, 8:53 PM
that looks AMAZING tschick!
there's one problem though.. i was going to do an oriental theme with a candle shop as well :(:( is it okay if i still do mine? i really dont want to start over again! :P

Of course it's okay! Just don't make yours better than mine! :D

i saw drones
17th Sep 2007, 11:49 PM
Welcome to the Bluewater SuperBowl!

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round4/front.jpg

This fantastic facility might be a little pricier than some, but I'm sure once you've toured the place, it won't even matter!

Main Features:

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round4/bowling-alley.jpg
- 5 lane Bowling alley, with plenty of seating, and a vintage style jukebox to dance around to.
10 x 17

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round4/restaurant.jpg
- Family restaurant with bar facility - plenty of booth and table seating, music, and AV entertainment with wall/ceiling mounted screens (which you can't see, but you can sorta see them in the arcade picture).
9 x 10

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round4/bar.jpg
- Intimate basement nightclub with bar & comfy seating, and DJ booth for entertainment.
8 x 12 (DJ Booth 6)

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round4/arcade.jpg
- Penny Arcade - pinball & other electronic entertainment, including a public telephone and photobooth.
9 x 6

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round4/shop.jpg
- Pro Shop for all your bowling and sports clothing needs.
6 x 9 (approx)

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round4/aerial_main.jpg

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round4/aerial_basement.jpg

Other Features:
- Ample bathroom facilities on both floors for men and women. (upstairs bath: 10 x 4, downstairs bath: 4 x 8
- Though very modern, it fits into the landscape without being too stark or intrusive.
- Childrens playground and carparking outside.
- Retro/Future styling, bold colours, bright fun lighting throughout.
- Managers office behind bowling alley (5 x 4), and staff areas off restaurant kitchen and bar downstairs. (6 x 3 + balcony)


Total price:
$246, 662

i saw drones
17th Sep 2007, 11:51 PM
oh craps, i think i have too many pictures
if i need to, i can delete one :)

Girl4Sims2
18th Sep 2007, 9:46 PM
Jungle Fever
This jungle getaway is the perfet excape for anyone searching for a tribal adventure. This abode is all natural (except lighting) with only hand-laid wood, stone, or animal fur flooring. The wood sided house is surrounded by sundial lamps, willow trees, and other jungle life. It sits on a waterfall that leads down to your own private tiki/bonfire suite.

Front
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_0000000e_d3fc1617.jpg

Restaurant-'Leafy Eatery'
*my restaurant and kitchen were separated by a hall so i took 2 pictures, please let me know if you want me to change/delete one
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_0000000e_b3fc1679.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_0000000e_53fc173d.jpg

Bar/Nightclub-'Tribal Dance'
*sitting area is a separated part of the bar
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_0000000e_13fc1e0e.jpg

1st Floor
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_0000000e_53fc1935.jpg
Dimensions
entry hall 5x6
walkway 3x3 5x5 4x3
sitting area 3x4
bar (also includes counter seating for restaurant) 8x4
nightclub 6x8
2 bathrooms both 3x3

2nd Floor
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_0000000e_53fc178c.jpg
Dimensions
walkway 10x3 2x13
'Tribal Style Outfitters' 6x6 2x2
'Jungle Cuts Salon' 6x3
'Tiki Media Shop' 6x4 includes lovely sitting area to read the latest kids books
kitchen 3x5 includes 2 chefs ovens and fridge
bathroom 3x5
balcony/restaurant with lovely view and fresh air 8x6


2 extra pictures
'Bonfire Pit'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_0000000e_73fc18a7.jpg
size 13x7(excluding lagoon)

'Tribal Style Outfitters'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_0000000e_33fc185e.jpg



Full Size Lot 3x5
For the very reasonable price $153,977

rednpurplesunset
19th Sep 2007, 4:07 AM
Ughhh! I installed BV and I can't get it to work right, keeps crashing, it will take a miracle for me to be able to do this round. I was making a seaside casino lot, I already made the sign and everything! Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

TSChick, I SawDrones and Girl4Sims your lots are all wonderful! Great work!

19th Sep 2007, 7:11 AM
Coastal Palms Hideaway

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-front.jpg

First floor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-first.jpg
Second floor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-second.jpg

This seaside gem harkens back to the days when seaside amusement parks were the place to be. This two story property features a restaurant, bar and night club, shops, a lush courtyard and a boardwalk leading to the pristine beach beyond.

lot: 3x5
price: $201,233

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-rest1.jpg
Restaurant 2nd floor (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-rest2.jpg)
The restaurant looks out over the boardwalk to the beach from two floors, with a posh, tropical feeling.

Restaurant:
on first floor: 11x6
on second floor: 11x4
Kitchen: 5x3
with two 3x3 restrooms on the second floor

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-bar2.jpg
Bar pic 2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-bar1.jpg) Club (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-club.jpg)

From the other wing of the building, a quiant Irish pub and nightclub also look over the beach in an expanse of loft windows.

Bar (floor 1): 4x5 entrance area & 9x5 bar area
Club (floor 2) 4x10 dance floor with a 9x5 hall and seating area
attached restrooms: 6x4 mens, 5x6 ladies

The building also includes a clothing store, a flower and souvenir shop with work room, and two public restrooms

Clothing store:
first floor: 11x5 at widest point
Loft (2nd floor): 7x5

Flower & souvenir store:
store: 7x5 at widest point
work room: 4x4 at widest point

Bathrooms: 4x5

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-garden2.jpg
There is also a relaxing, tropical courtyard where customers can relax and wait for their reservations

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/architectrd4-rear.jpg
The boardwalk looking out over the beach, complete with photo booth and chess tables.

Boardwalk: 3x26

-------------------
*due to the odd shape/layout of the required restaurant and bar areas, I linked out to a couple shots. If this is destracting, please let me know and I'll take them out.

eedgan
19th Sep 2007, 7:15 AM
Ughhh! I installed BV and I can't get it to work right, keeps crashing, it will take a miracle for me to be able to do this round. I was making a seaside casino lot, I already made the sign and everything! Please keep your fingers crossed for me.


Yeah - and I thought Pets was the suckiest EP ever! Same problem here - but it semmed to have sorted itself out on its own. Just keep trying...

kattenijin
19th Sep 2007, 7:46 AM
Ughhh! I installed BV and I can't get it to work right, keeps crashing, it will take a miracle for me to be able to do this round. I was making a seaside casino lot, I already made the sign and everything! Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

Try deleting the groups.cache file. This sometimes helps, as the file is re-generated every time you play the game.

MissTech
19th Sep 2007, 1:59 PM
I am posting Round 5 a little early so that you can (if you've finished Round 4) get a jump on the final round, or at least give you some extra time to come up with a plan/design....


** THIS ROUND HAS BEEN INSPIRED BY SAYYADINA! **

Your client for this final round has been watching since day 1 of the contest, and was quite intriqued by something that a former contestant (Sayyadina) said in thread...so with that in mind... please meet your client for Round 5... me!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/58.jpg

The one thing that I had noticed right away about the contestants in this contest was that you are all from different places, which is incredible... knowing that, your challenge for this round is to create a home that is in the style of architecture that is predominent to your country or your area of your country! I want to see what the homes are like where YOU live! The requirements for this home are:

~'Medium Lot' (any medium lot, shape of your choice)
~2 usuable stories (meaning the house can be as many stories tall as you choose, but you are limited to only 2 floors of usable/living space.)
~At least 2 bedrooms
~1 Master Bedroom with private bath
~At least 1 full bathroom
~Eat in kitchen & separate formal dining room
~Formal living room with fireplace & separate 'playroom/family room
~A driveway
~Landscaping complete with a garden
~ALL ROOMS FURNISHED
Your budget for this final round is $79,812.


Materials to be submitted for Round 5
~Your name & Round # in the subject bar
~7 pictures of your home;
1 each of the front & back exterior
1 of each floor with the roof removed so we can see layout
3 of your choosing highlighting your favorite features of this house
~A list of all rooms and their sizes/dimensions
~Listing/description of house's amenitites
~Total cost of the house


Round 5 Details
I have given you all a lot of leeway so that you can be free to show me what homes are like where you live. Please keep in mind that this home must be finished inside and out, and completely furnished! Please keep your design authentic to the architecture of your country or region as this is the whole point of this round! Remember your budget for this final round is $79,812. Any questions or problems with this round, please just ask.


The deadline to submit your final round entry will be Wednesday, September 26th at 12:00PM EST (noon).

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!

eedgan
19th Sep 2007, 8:06 PM
Lot Size - 5x3
Lot Cost - 244660 (Not including the cars... those belong to our cash cows - sorry, I mean our patrons)

Welcome to Simtorini Shopping & Conference Centre. The design was based on the stunning Simgreek Island of Simtorini. With its stunning white stucco walls, blue doors and shutters, it is indeed an eye catching tourist mecca.
The Centre features a fine restaurant, pavement-side bar, rooftop coffee shop, florist, clothing store, jewellery store, bridal boutique (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000019_73fd4fa6.jpg), public (pay) toilets, as well as a conference hall which can also host private functions... as you can see - we will be hosting a small wedding later today...
And there is a another floor - for now it is bare, perhaps you'd like to use it as your office? Or perhaps a nice exclusive penthouse? Let me know, I'd love to design it for you!

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/Simtorini1.jpg

All my rooms have odd shapes - no, I don't like squares:), so the dimensions are taken at the widest point in the room

Ground Floor
Gentleman's Bar - 9x11
Clothing Store - 4x7
Public (Pay) Toilets - 6x5
Restaurant including toilets and kitchen - 9x10

First Floor
Conference Hall - 7x10
Bridal Boutique - 9x10
Jewellers - 5x7
Florists - 4x4
Rooftop Coffee Shop - 9x10

I really enjoyed making this lot, I hope you like it!

STREET VIEW
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/SimtoriniStreetView.jpg

THE BAR
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/Simtorini-TheBar.jpg

CLOTHING STORE
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/SimtoriniClothingSTore.jpg

RESTAURANT
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/SimtoriniRestaurant.jpg

RESTAURANT FROM ANOTHER VIEW... (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/SimtoriniRestaurantView2.jpg)

GROUND FLOOR
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/SimtoriniGroundFloor.jpg

FIRST FLOOR
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/SimtoriniFirstFloor.jpg

FREESHOT 1 - Showing the Conference Hall & Shopping Arcade
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/SimtoriniCollage2.jpg

FREESHOT 2
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/SimtoriniCollage1.jpg

POSTCARDS FROM SIMTORINI
POSTCARD 1 (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000019_f3fd77a9.jpg) POSTCARD 2 (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000019_33fd5a6e.jpg) POSTCARD 3 (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000019_d3fd5a24.jpg)

photo
19th Sep 2007, 8:26 PM
I'm gonna have to bow out of this round... I'm just no good at making community lots.... Sorry guys. But I will be back with a round 5 if thats ok.

i saw drones
19th Sep 2007, 9:25 PM
eedgan that is FANTASTIC!!!
Nice job indeed!

lmfjaxxon
19th Sep 2007, 10:05 PM
I love these lots...Eedgan, are you going to upload yours :anime: . I love all these lots and I wish I could build like you guys :( but sadly for me, I have to download every lot I have.



Keep up the good work guys...Looking at these give me inspiration to learn how to build one day!

LaTasha

eedgan
19th Sep 2007, 10:14 PM
I love these lots...Eedgan, are you going to upload yours :anime: . I love all these lots and I wish I could build like you guys :( but sadly for me, I have to download every lot I have.

LaTasha

I so thoroughly enjoyed this round, so yes I am going to upload - after a bit of tweaking. I play-tested it earlier, and there are problems with traffic congestion on the walkways. So I will make a few changes, remove the CC that cannot be shared and it should be ready in a few days.

coldfloral_SC
19th Sep 2007, 11:14 PM
I'm not sure if I'll have a lot ready for this round; commercial lots just don't seem to inspire me...

kattenijin
20th Sep 2007, 2:08 AM
Thieve's Guild

Front:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Com_Front.jpg

Rear:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Rear-1.jpg

First Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/First_Floor.jpg

Second Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Second_Floor.jpg

Nightclub:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Nightclub.jpg

Restaruant:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/restraunt.jpg

Main Court:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/MainCourt.jpg

Selling price: $237,640 simoleans. Sorry, the sunken pirate ship is not included.

All room sizes are aproximate, as most of the rooms are nowhere near square!

Nightclub: Upper level: 11x15
Landing: 3x4
Lower Hall: 6x8
VIP Room: 3x4
Karioke Area: 6x7
Bath1: 3x3
Bath2: 3x3
Bath3: 2x3

Clothing Shop: Both Floors: 7x8

Pub: Lower Level: 5x9
Card Room: 6x8
Bathroom: 3x2

Restraunt: Main Room: 5x12
Courtyard Dining Area: 6x6
Bathroom: 2x2

Flower Shop: Backroom: 6x3
Main Selling Floor: 10x13

coldfloral_SC
20th Sep 2007, 3:29 AM
OMG kattenijin! That's amazing.

4oh4error
20th Sep 2007, 5:03 AM
Can I just say I HATE Bon Voyage!!! :handbag:

My Country Lot: $190,996

Front:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/snap1.jpg

1st Floor Top-Down:
Gift Shop: 5x7
Restuarant: @10x6
Bar/Square-Dancing Area: 14x7
Men's/Women's Restrooms: 8x4
Clothing Shop: @9x5
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/snapshot_00000004_b3fdade5.jpg

2nd Floor Top-Down:
Game Room: 12x7
Formal Parlor: 6x7
3 Overnight Rooms + Bathrooms: 6x4 each
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/snapshot_00000004_13fdaddb.jpg

Barn and Coral:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/snapshot_00000004_33fdacb3.jpg

Pond w/ Waterwheel (Now with extra outhouses!):
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/snapshot_00000004_13fdacbe.jpg

Bar and Square Dancing Area (those are hay bales to sit on lol):
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/snapshot_00000004_f3fdac89.jpg

Resturant:
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p152/4oh4error/snapshot_00000004_93fdac42.jpg

Just realized I forgot trees :( Man, I hate community lots, but not as much as stupid BV. I would of un-installed it for this but it had items I wanted to use. >:(

lmfjaxxon
20th Sep 2007, 11:22 AM
I so thoroughly enjoyed this round, so yes I am going to upload - after a bit of tweaking. I play-tested it earlier, and there are problems with traffic congestion on the walkways. So I will make a few changes, remove the CC that cannot be shared and it should be ready in a few days.

Thank you Eedgan! You are so very sweet and I really do appreciate this a lot!

LaTasha

Edit: kattenijin, your lot is also nice! I would love to know where you get your inspiration, floorplans, and tutes, lol! Building lots has never been easy for me and I hope that when TheSims3 comes out, I will be able to learn how to build nice lots like you guys :(.

MissTech
20th Sep 2007, 11:49 AM
Right there with you LaTasha.... I thought I was pretty good at making buildings/houses until I saw my contestants entries...and not just in this round, but in all rounds. The contestants, all of them, have surprised me over and over again with their originality and creativity. :D


On a side note, I wonder why so many are having trouble with BV... I've not had really any trouble...and I didnt bother to take out any hacks other than Inteem and Insim when it came out (have new version of Insim already). Wonder why some are having such a hard time while others having no trouble at all. Ive seen a few of you complain about BV in thread, sorry you're having troubles with it. :(

rednpurplesunset
20th Sep 2007, 3:20 PM
Sawcat I love your lot it is so elegant. Beautifully done!
Eedgen what can I say but Wow! That is such an awesome lot!
Kattenijin I love the old time feel of your lot, it seems like you might find hidden passages and long lost treasures in the attic. I love it!
4oh4error what a great idea! So unique. That would be something I would like to visit. Great job!
I'm still trying to work out my computer problems. Unfortunately I don't have much time to do so. I really enjoy seeing what you all come up with, you are all so creative.

Hazy
20th Sep 2007, 4:33 PM
Welcome to Malvern Place
An olde worlde place set beside a river. Where those passing throught can relax with a cup of coffee while the kids let of steam on the swings. For the hungry tuck into a hearty meal. Or spend an eveing with live music, pool or darts. Also a nice clothing store and the home of Mable Smythe local ledgend for tarot readings, astro charts and fantastic charms and remedies.
Please click for larger image

Front
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_73fd7113_f3fdd7ef.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_73fd7113_f3fdd7ef.jpg)
Clothes Shop
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_73fd7113_93fdda66.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_73fd7113_93fdda66.jpg)
Restaurant
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_73fd7113_d3fddc24.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_73fd7113_d3fddc24.jpg)
Bar and Live music and kitchen
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_Bar.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/Bar.jpg)
Mabels' for reading and guidance
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_shop.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/shop.jpg)
Free shots
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_73fd7113_d3fddedc.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_73fd7113_d3fddedc.jpg)


http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_73fd7113_33fddf14.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_73fd7113_33fddf14.jpg)

Dimensions
Clothes shop 5x9
Mabels' 5x7 plus 5x4 reading parlour
Ground floor toilets 4x4 each
Restaurant Toilets 5x4
Restaurant 10x7
Kitchen 7x4
Pub 10x10 plus upstairs with balcony and area for pool and darts.

All of this for the sum of £212, 450. So that leaves Mr S Lewis a bit of change for anything he would like.

Hazy
20th Sep 2007, 4:35 PM
OMG kattenijin! That's amazing to echo another. Wow I must say there are a few wonderful entries there, really very impressive...Good luck everyone. At this stage all of us deserve a pat on the back.

kattenijin
20th Sep 2007, 5:04 PM
Edit: kattenijin, your lot is also nice! I would love to know where you get your inspiration, floorplans, and tutes, lol! Building lots has never been easy for me and I hope that when TheSims3 comes out, I will be able to learn how to build nice lots like you guys :(.

Well, part of it is that I was an Interior Design major back in college (Designer NOT Decorator!!!). Also, all you see is the final product, not the process I go through to get there (i've spent about 24 total hours on creating this lot), my design 'hood is currently full of unfinished projects from this contest that I may or may not finish, I do know the buldozer tool will be working over-time soon. :) Also, I've been playing since the Very First Day Sims1 came out, so that is a long time to have to practice!

tschick0373045
20th Sep 2007, 6:15 PM
MissTech, what exactly does "furnished" mean? Does it mean just furniture or accessories, too? (candles, paintings, plants, etc.) Also, what about bookcases, pianos, easels, electronics, etc.? Sorry for asking such a dumb question! :dunce: Thanks in advance.

megativity13
20th Sep 2007, 8:02 PM
Sorry it took so long. I've been working on this for a few days. Unfortunately with any lot over 3x3, my computer groans- so it's been a bit painstaking.

Zen Village

Hungry for the taste of East Asian culture but can't afford a vacation to the Far East? You're in luck! Stop by the Zen Village and experience the best of what East Asia has to offer.

Lot Size- 3x5
Total Cost- $218,165

Front Exterior
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/TouristTrap_FrontExt.jpg
Level 1
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/TouristTrap_1stFP.jpg
Level 2
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/TouristTrap_2ndfp.jpg
Ming's Happy Garden Restaurant
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/TouristTrap_Restaurant.jpg
Silk City Clothing Store
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/TouristTrap_ClothingStore.jpg
Dizzy Dragon Nightclub
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/TouristTrap_Club.jpg
Free Shot 1
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/TouristTrap_Freeshot1.jpg
Free Shot 2
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/TouristTrap_Freeshot2.jpg

Dimensions
Level 1
Silk City Clothing Store - 7x6
Public Toilets - 8x7 Total Waiting Area 8x2 Mens' Room 4x5 Ladies' Room 4x5
Restaurant including toilets and kitchen - 14x8
Merciful Meng's Curio Emporium- 7x7
Shiny Shin's Bath House- 8x7 Total Waiting Area 8x2 Mens' Bath 4x5 Ladies' Bath 4x5

Level 2
Mr. Nohs Noraebang Karaoke - 7x10
Dizzy Dragon Nightclub Bar - 8x5 Dance Floor - 8x8
Shaky Dragon Snacks & Tea- Snack Stand - 8x9 Tea Room - 8x7

Amenities
Upon arrival you stand at our traditional front gate. Feel free to stroll in and have a look around. Our spacious open village layout provides thoughtfully planned building and landscaping that evokes the harmony between man and nature's elements. To your left you'll find Silk City Clothing- whether you're looking for traditional hand made jewelry or modern garb, you're sure to find it here. To your right you'll discover Merciful Meng's Curio Emporium. Specializing in East Asian Bric-a-Brac and useful household items, Merciful Meng is sure to have that item you've been seeking.
Up a few steps, at your left you'll find Shiny Shin's Bath House. Tired? Road Weary? Step into Shiny Shins (remove those shoes) and take part in the ages old Asian tradition of public bathing. Slough off that dead skin and renew yourself in our sunken baths. Towels and clothing storage is provided. On the right side you'll find our ample public restrooms.
Around the side of the public restrooms you'll find access to our second level dining and entertainment. Our open air snack shop and tea room, Shaky Dragon's, will help to fill your belly on a budget and familiarize you with the nuances of a traditional tea ceremony. Stroll across our glass bridge and into Dizzy Dragon Nightclub. There's plenty of room to cut loose and dance the night away. Step down into the bar area and enjoy the adult beverage of your choosing.
Back down the stairs at the rear of our property you'll find two distinct relaxation areas. Ease your mind by grooming our Zen Garden, second to none outside of Asia. Take a rest on one of our comfortable benches overlooking a natural pond and rock garden. This spot is also ideal for practicing your tai chi amongst the imported flora and fauna inhabiting the pond.
Finally we arrive at Ming's Happy Garden, our crown jewel. This sit down restaurant provides a fusion of foods from all East Asian cultures. Our spacious and comfortable seating arrangements will provide you with views of our property or peer through the fresh lobster tank into our tidy kitchen and watch our chefs prepare your new favorite dish! Upstairs you'll find Mr. Noh's Noraebang. We have 4 different room sizes to provide enough space for your group outing. With the latest in Karaoke technology, lyrics in multiple languages are supported. Sing to your heart's content and your friends' amusement.

Pors
20th Sep 2007, 10:17 PM
Wow, everytime I see a new entry I'm just amazed. You are all doing very well on these commercial lots. I think commercial is tough but you are all making it look very easy!

MissTech
20th Sep 2007, 11:28 PM
Since I've already posted Round 5's information, you are free to post that final round entry at any time. I am going to extend Round 4 another 12 hours... and 12 hours only which means Round 4 will officially close at 6AM EST tomorrow (Friday), and judging will begin then.

On a side note....you guys have done some great jobs with Round 4! I am very impressed by each for their own merits! Keep up the incredible work with the final round! :D

Hazy- great idea with posting the little clickable pics...helps the thread load faster for the poor people stuck with dial-up....like me!


MissTech, what exactly does "furnished" mean? Does it mean just furniture or accessories, too? (candles, paintings, plants, etc.) Also, what about bookcases, pianos, easels, electronics, etc.? Sorry for asking such a dumb question! :dunce: Thanks in advance.

Yes it means all furniture and decor.... I think I said that in the description for this round....you want everything to be ready for the tourists! Stores have to have products on the shelves....

lmfjaxxon
21st Sep 2007, 3:44 AM
Megativity and Hazy...I just love your lots and I can really see myself in Zen Village :). Man...I really hate I can't build anything! Well, I did manage to make an okay house for one of my sim couples...let's just say I hope they only have one child :einstein .


404Error, I just seen your pictures and I like the saloon look. The horse and carriage was a very nice touch :).


LaTasha

MissTech
21st Sep 2007, 11:08 AM
Okay, it is 12 hours later..... so I am going to have to officially close round 4. Sorry to any of you who wanted to make this round and didnt. I think its a rather small pack of entries this round (which again is disappointing as I thought a community lot with no budget would be a more fun challenge after so many of you complained about round 3....sigh, but oh well).

Sending out judging PMs shortly. expect for rankings/comments to be posted sometime on Sunday...

Good Luck to each of you in this round, and good luck with your final challenge! :D

teardrops182
21st Sep 2007, 12:35 PM
oh gosh, that really sucks :( i was just gonna take pictures of my lot :( aargh! i don't think i can do the last round though, since i have so much schoolwork it's unbelievable :(
ill be watching though! good luck everyone!

i saw drones
22nd Sep 2007, 12:03 AM
Hey MissTech, I've got a question about what would be a 'family room'.
in New Zealand, we don't really have such a thing in our houses, and i'm just curious as to what would be in a family room, and is it any different to a living room/lounge room?

Edit, nevermind, wikipedia to the rescue! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_room)

4oh4error
22nd Sep 2007, 1:52 AM
Thanks lmfjaxxon. I rarely build my own houses/lots and this contest has been a huge challenge for me! I feel like I gave up half way through the community lot round though :( The entries this round were amazing! Sorry to those who couldn't submit :(

kattenijin
22nd Sep 2007, 4:44 AM
So, I've been thinking hard about this last round, and need an opinion: Which is more important, creating a building representative of where I live, or following the rules. Technically, where I live in Westchester County, NY, USA, there is no one true regional style. On the street where I live, for example, there are Tudor, French Provincial, Ranch, Farmhouse, Victorian, and Ultra-Modern homes. However, when one thinks of New York, the word "Brownstone" imediately comes to mind. This building style is NOT conducive to following the rules AT ALL though. So, region or rules, rules or region??!! Which is more important?

Edit: EUREKA! I've got it!! Hooray for an evil sneeky mind!! :einstein

eedgan
22nd Sep 2007, 6:07 AM
So, I've been thinking hard about this last round, and need an opinion: Which is more important, creating a building representative of where I live, or following the rules. Technically, where I live in Westchester County, NY, USA, there is no one true regional style. On the street where I live, for example, there are Tudor, French Provincial, Ranch, Farmhouse, Victorian, and Ultra-Modern homes. However, when one thinks of New York, the word "Brownstone" imediately comes to mind. This building style is NOT conducive to following the rules AT ALL though. So, region or rules, rules or region??!! Which is more important?

Same problem here. :confused: About 57% of South Africans live in informal settlements (basically shacks with no running water or electricty). The rest of us live in practical homes as opposed to architectural masterpieces. There is no specific style, as our architecture is a blend of French, Dutch, English & Moorish Design. However newer homes are either modern in design or have a distinct Tuscan flavour. And... if South AFrican were Sims.... the average lot size would be 2x2! :einstein

South Africa - How We Live (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/SA-HowWeLive.jpg)

MissTech
22nd Sep 2007, 1:09 PM
Hmmm.... I dont know what to tell you guys as I thought this round would be a fun break.... Katt, I know what you mean. Live in jersey at the shore and around here are a lot of beach bungalows. (Though dont know why you couldnt do a brownstone if you wanted to as long as you only made 2 floors worth of apts....? This building is not limited by amount of floors, you can have as many as you want, but only 2 floors livable.)

For others for example, if you live in a tiny town in Italy which has no distinct architecture style, you could then do a more classic building from one of the cities like Milan or Rome. You are not limited to home town, unless you want to be. If you live somewhere where this a mix of cultures and styles, you can choose one of those influences and show us that. If you live in a historic area (or even have one nearby) you can show us that... I left it pretty open to you to interpret what about your country, region, area or hood you'd like to show....

If I were doing this contest, to represent where I live, though there are no predominent architectural styles here either, would be to do a beach house or bungalow, because that is what is associated with the jersey shore.

Hope this is helping some of you....

kattenijin
22nd Sep 2007, 6:00 PM
Though dont know why you couldnt do a brownstone if you wanted to as long as you only made 2 floors worth of apts....?

Well, a true brownstone is not an apartment building, it is a single family residence, usually with a basement level, "garden" level, "parlor" level, and two to three bedroom levels, so usually 4 to 5 above-ground stories (well, the "garden" level is 1/2 and 1/2). Also, not very wide, usually having a row of larger rooms to one side(about 15' wide), and the other side having the stairs, hall, and smaller rooms (about 6' wide). But, I, with my twisty mind, have come up with a solution, because I AM AWESOME!!! ( :lol: )

tschick0373045
22nd Sep 2007, 6:23 PM
Yes it means all furniture and decor.... I think I said that in the description for this round....you want everything to be ready for the tourists! Stores have to have products on the shelves....

Um, I was actually asking about Round 5.

i saw drones
23rd Sep 2007, 4:17 AM
well this is my second go at this challenge, the first time round i did a house that for sure appears a lot in Christchurch (which is known as "The Garden City"), but I opted to go for something a bit more traditional, and these houses are EVERYWHERE here, especially in some of the older suburbs, however they are usually only 1 storey, not two.

Front
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/front.jpg (http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/front2.jpg)
(click image for the other side view)

Back
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/back.jpg

Main floor aerial:
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/main.jpg

Top floor aerial:
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/top.jpg

Freeshot 1 - Dining Room
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/free_dining.jpg

Freeshot 2 - Formal Living Room
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/free_living.jpg

Freeshot 3 - Master Bedroom
http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/free_master.jpg

and i know it's a bit cheeky, but in Christchurch gardens are important, so here are a couple of pics (http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/garden1.jpg) of the garden too (http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/thearchitect/round5/garden2.jpg)

Features:
This lovely Victorian-esque bungalow/villa features weatherboard siding, decorative gables and porch, wooden floors inside, mature garden & flowerbeds, full garage and plenty of lawn to relax on outside.

The main floor houses the master suite complete with fireplace, bay window and four poster bed - perfect for a quiet evening retreat (bed: approx 5x5 sq. + bay window. bath: 3x3), 2 double bedrooms with wardrobes (5x4 each), a full family bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and sink (7 sq. total), spiral staircase off main hallway, large formal living area with original fireplace (6x5 sq), large kitchen with all mod cons (oven, dishwasher, trash compactor, fridge and plenty of cabinetry)(4x5 sq) which leads to the formal dining area (4x5 sq). Through the french doors from the dining room is the beautiful mature garden and porch area, with barbecue and small patio next to the enclosed garage.

The second floor contains a large family/office area (4x9 sq), and a half bath (3 sq).

All this and including furnishings for a total of $79,714!

I gotta say, i've loved every minute of this whole contest, it's been a great challenge, as i've never built homes to budget before ;)
it's been really fun, so thank-you :)

lmfjaxxon
23rd Sep 2007, 6:22 AM
Ooh...I'm loving this floorplan! I need to try to make one like this for my sims!


Nice work I Saw Drones...It has a real nice flare and plus I love the furniture!

LaTasha

23rd Sep 2007, 8:18 AM
Took a bit of thinking since the modern architecture either borrows on the old style aesthetically or has no style at all (in my opinion). So got to thinking of the older styles, and the Mission Revival (http://www.antiquehome.org/Architectural-Style/mission.htm) style is fairly dominant here in Southern California. The style is born out of the California Mission system, which had a huge impact on the region historically, and it just seems to represent this area best for me. In my head this is being built in one of the desert communities and hour from me (more like Strangetown) so please excuse the lush grass of the building hood ;).


Front:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd5-front.jpg

Back:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd5-back.jpg

First floor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd5-floor1.jpg

Second floor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd5-floor2.jpg

Free 1 - Living Room
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd5-living.jpg

Free 2 - Family Room
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd5-family.jpg

Free 3 - Covered walkway and garden entrance/courtyard
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/sawcat/sims%20contests/sawcat-architectrd5-walk.jpg


Lot: 3x3
Cost: 79,809

This mission revival home features a arched, lattice covered walkway and garden courtyard entrance. Hardwood floors can be found throughout the house, as well as Craftsman period wallpapers. A intricate mosaic tiled fireplace graces the living room. Across the hall is a large office, play and family room. A eat in kitchen is situated behind the living room and connects to the dining room by a small hallway. Upstairs is the master suite with attatched bathroom, two addition bedrooms and a full bath. At the back of the property is a fire pit seating area surrounded by a cacti and succulent garden, perfect for warming up the cool desert nights. The few Joshua trees and the native desert habitat on the property have been retained to enhance the Southern California feel.

Dimensions

First Floor:
Living Room: 5x5
Family Room: 5x8
Dining Room: 6x5
Eat in Kitchen: 6x6
Half Bath: 2x3

Second Floor:
Master bedroom: 4x4
Master bath: 4x2
Bedroom 1: 4x4 at widest point
Bedroom 2: 5x3
Bathroom: L shaped with one leg 2x2 and the other 2x3

i saw drones
23rd Sep 2007, 8:44 AM
thanks lmfjaxxon!
I basically tried to make it like a house i used to flat in, i haven't been in too many houses like that, so i just sorta had to make up the inside, but i think it works quite well :D
I love the old (well, old in Christchurch terms anyway, lol) villas, they have so much character, and are just beautiful

sawcat, i LOVE mission style homes, and your one is just lovely, awesome work!

MissTech
23rd Sep 2007, 11:01 AM
Um, I was actually asking about Round 5.

Whoops, my bad sorry! Yes for round 5, things like curtains, plants in the decor would be great... if you can afford them. I would concentrate on furnishings, and if there is some left over in the budget, then would worry about those smaller details.

eedgan
23rd Sep 2007, 11:41 AM
Great entries so far...
I built three different houses... and I am not happy with any of them! I guess I'm going back to the drawing board!

tschick0373045
23rd Sep 2007, 3:13 PM
Whoops, my bad sorry! Yes for round 5, things like curtains, plants in the decor would be great... if you can afford them. I would concentrate on furnishings, and if there is some left over in the budget, then would worry about those smaller details.

It's okay. Thanks for answering. Also, I read my post again and I couldn't believe how rude it sounded. I didn't mean to come off that way, and I'm sorry. :sorry:

photo
24th Sep 2007, 6:15 PM
Ms. Tech... I'm building a small southern house based off of the house that my fiance grew up in, the problem is, like most houses of its size and well most in this part of the country, the master bedroom doesn't have its own bath. Nor does it have a seperate dining room, most houses here have a table in the kitchen and thats pretty much it. What should I do?

eedgan
24th Sep 2007, 6:41 PM
Welcome to Havelock Place, inspired by the houses built in one of the oldest, most historic suburbs in South Africa. My suburb is littered with pretty Victorian homes, some elaborate, others less so. The house I chose to build belongs to one of my neighbours. It is a two story Victorian home, with some Cape Colonial accents. The house is not typical in South Africa, where our architectural styles are greatly influced by European settlers to our country.

The front of the lot is minimally landscaped, as in reality, houses are built very close to the street and gardens are usually not formally landscaped. The ground floor has the living rooms (lounge, kitchen & dining), as well as the master bedroom suite. We experience a moderate climate and have wonderful summers, so you will note significant attention to the rear of the home. South African love to entertain, and will look for any excuse to have a beer and a braai (barbeque)! You will also note two additional rooms outside, an outdoor bathroom as well as a small room where the sleep-in domestic (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000015_f4042b5d.jpg) (maid) lives. This room might appear a bit spartan, but trust me - the sad reality is that this is grand compared to what most maids live in. The upper floor houses the children's bedrooms and family room.( We call it the TV room) All rooms are fully furnished, includes smoke detector, burglar alarm and telephone. The bedrooms boast built in closets.

COST - 79,793

GROUND FLOOR
Living room - 5x6
Kitchen - 5x2
Dining - 5x5
Main Bed - 4x6
Walk in Closet - 4x2
En Suite - 4x3
Half Bath - 2x2
Garage with laundry area - 9x5
Outside Toilet - 3x2
Maids Room - 3x5

UPPER FLOOR
Pink Bedroom - 5x5
Blue Bedroom - 5x5
Bathroom - 5x2
Family Room - 5x8

FRONT VIEW

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/StreetView-3.jpg

REAR VIEW

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/RearView-1.jpg

COLLAGE 1

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/R5Collage1.jpg

COLLAGE 2

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/R5Collage2.jpg

COLLAGE 3

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/R5Collage3.jpg

GROUND FLOOR

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/GroundFloor-2.jpg

FIRST FLOOR

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/FirstFloor-2.jpg

The house is in reality much larger than the average South African family will ever live in. Your typical middle class family lives in something like this here (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000015_f4043134.jpg) and here (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1/eedgan/snapshot_00000015_b40430d0.jpg).

i saw drones
24th Sep 2007, 9:42 PM
wow great house eedgan!! the back garden is just lovely

photo, i was in a similar position to you, most houses in new zealand don't have a 'master suite' just a slightly larger bedroom for the master, generally no ensuites or anything.
we often have dining rooms, but the concept of a 'family' room is completely foreign, as we generally just use the living room for everything.

photo
24th Sep 2007, 10:08 PM
Ok, here goes... I know I'll get points off because I didn't have an ensuite, or a formal diningroom, but I'm representing the way that houses look around here so it doesn't bother me too much. :D Enjoy!

Front View:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundfivefront.jpg

Back View:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundfiveback.jpg

Top View Main Floor:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundfivetopmain.jpg

Top View Basement ("Familyroom"):
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundfivebasement.jpg

Kitchen:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundfivekitchen.jpg

Livingroom:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundfiveliving.jpg

Master Bedroom:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/architectroundfivemaster.jpg


Dimensions:
Living Room: 7x8
Kitchen: 6x7
Master: 5x7
Bedroom One: 5x5
Bedroom Two: 5x5
Bath: 3x5
Basement: 9x16

Specs:
Medium 3x3 lot
$75,271

This beautiful Southern home includes 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and a spacious basement. Beautiful backyard is perfect for entertaining. Lovely pond in the front yard adds curb appeal and gourgeous weeping willows surrond the house. Perfect for any family!

:D

Girl4Sims2
24th Sep 2007, 11:31 PM
Pennsylvania
Cape Cod House

This simple but elegant home includes a 1-car garage, porch, back porch, medium-sized yard, swingset, pond surrounded by a garen, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, master suite with own full bath, formal living room, family room, kitchen with eat-in bar, and formal dining room.


Front
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_140402ce.jpg

Backyard
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_54040332.jpg

1st Floor
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_740403c9.jpg

2nd Floor
(Ignore the back portion...it carries up from the first floor...really that's just roof)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_5404040e.jpg

Freeshots

Living Room
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_140404e3.jpg

Master Bedroom with own full bath
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_d4042202.jpg

Dimensions

1st floor
Hall is about 5x18
Kitchen 4x6
Dining 4x6
Family 5x6
Living 5x7
Bedroom (good teen room) 5x5
full bath 3x3 *toilet is there it's hiding in the corner

2nd floor
Master Bedroom 5x6
Master Bathroom 3x4
2 Bedrooms (great for kids) each 5x4
Bathroom 3x3

Extra

Pricetag- $79,809 *pheww very close
Size-3x3

Wonderful contest MissTech, it was a lot fun! :banana:

MissTech
25th Sep 2007, 11:09 AM
Ms. Tech... I'm building a small southern house based off of the house that my fiance grew up in, the problem is, like most houses of its size and well most in this part of the country, the master bedroom doesn't have its own bath. Nor does it have a seperate dining room, most houses here have a table in the kitchen and thats pretty much it. What should I do?

Stick to what is predominent to your region/area. Will be forgiving on things if the design is sticking to what is common to your region or area. Hope that helps.


As far as Round 4 scoring....have 2 sets of scores back...I could use my own as the third, but really prefer not to score unless absolutely necessary...If final set of scores does not come back very soon, will use my scores (against my better judgement) and post.....

coldfloral_SC
26th Sep 2007, 6:11 AM
Is there anyway I can get a 8-9 hour extention? Otherwise I'll have to drop out, since I just spent over an hour on my house, and then the game crashed!

kattenijin
26th Sep 2007, 9:19 AM
History:
The Colonial house combines understated elegance with a touch of history, and a variety of unique touches developed through regional influences.
As you might expect from the name, Colonial houses draw on the architectural styles prevalent in America's original East-coast settlements. Colonial settlement covered territory ranging from the blustery New England coastlines to sultry Georgia swamps; therefore, Colonial design varies depending on regional flavor. In general, a Colonial house features symmetry, with centered doorways and a balanced array of windows. Regarding home design, the second story takes up the same amount of floor space as the first, and the exterior is usually brick or clapboard siding.

From there, details such as chimney placement, gables, porch styles, and the like vary widely depending on the regional design variations of colonial styles. The modern colonial house will have up-to-date amenities. However, the general feel is one of tradition, elegance (generally understated and modest, sometimes graced with a few architectural frills), and a tie to history that brings the traditions of the colonial past into play in a modern lifestyle.

The House:
This contemporary interpretation of a center hall Colonial sits on a 4x3 lot and sells for $71,571 simoleans.

There is a lovely garden with a swimming pool shaded by trees, mature fruit trees, a well stocked pond and an area for a vegetable garden; it is surrounded by an aging stone wall for privacy. Walk to ocean and beach, parking for two cars.Decks on each floor provide room for outdoor activities and entertaining. The kitchen features built-in apliances. Garage has plenty of space for crafting stations, and an unfinished basement provides room for expansion.

On the first floor, there are few doors. One space flows into another, making rooms feel larger, and making it easier to keep an eye on the kids. There are seperate areas for the adults and kids to lounge, but the placement provides a large area for entertaining durring parties.

The second floor houses all the bedrooms. The Master suite has its own bath, room for a sitting area, and a small adjoing space, currently set up as a studio, that can be transfomed to pratically any use desired.


Front:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Extreme_Makeover_Sims2_Edition/Full_Lot.jpg

Rear:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Extreme_Makeover_Sims2_Edition/C_Rear.jpg

First Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Extreme_Makeover_Sims2_Edition/C_First.jpg

Formal Living:5x6
Formal Dining:5x6
Kitchen:6x5 with 4x4 eating area
Family Room:5x8
Half Bath: 1x3
Mud Room:3x3

Second Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Extreme_Makeover_Sims2_Edition/C_Second.jpg
Master Bedroom:5x8
Master Bath:5x6
Master Nook:3x4
Bedroom One:5x6
Bedroom Two:5x5
Family Bath:3x4
Hall/Study Area:4x4 with 3x1 bay

Living/Dining Interior:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Extreme_Makeover_Sims2_Edition/Living-Dining.jpg

Kitchen Interior:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Extreme_Makeover_Sims2_Edition/Kitchen.jpg

Garage:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Extreme_Makeover_Sims2_Edition/Garage.jpg

So, I had to switch from my original wanting to do a Brownstone, mostly because it would have been so far outside the design constraits. My idea to get around this was to use only the garden level and parlor level in a row of houses, in effect making the lot look like a street front. This blew the budget wide open, however. Thus a re-think on the style. :pout:

MissTech
26th Sep 2007, 11:02 AM
Is there anyway I can get a 8-9 hour extention? Otherwise I'll have to drop out, since I just spent over an hour on my house, and then the game crashed!

I can extend the deadline only until 6pm EST! Otherwise we wont have enough time for the last round of judging! (Contest has to be done by 28th.)

coldfloral_SC
26th Sep 2007, 1:43 PM
Ok, I'll have to drop out, then, since I get off work at 2pm PST (5pm EST)

Thanks for the fun contest!

megativity13
26th Sep 2007, 7:55 PM
Colonial Rowhouse

A little bit of background

Taking it's cue from early European settlers, the Philadelphia row house was viewed as a practical way of maximizing the amount of revenue that could be squeezed out of a desirable parcel of land. Alleyways cut through the facades of the street-front houses led to small courtyards in the rear. Eventhough most of Philadelphia's colonial architecture has been demolished, there are quite a few of these famous rowhomes still standing in the historic sections of the city. Rowhomes are the predominant form of housing in the urban areas and outlying neighborhoods of Philadelphia even today. This architectural style was adopted by most major metropolis' of the North Eastern United States.

About the House
First, 2 little confessions. For the front, rear and unattached sides of the facades of the two houses flanking my building, I used Numenor's unlevel walls. These walls cost nothing and added no simoleans to the budget. However, the foundations, attached walls, windows, doors, lintels, wall covering, fences and stairs did indeed take away from the budget. In the city, driveways are practically unheard of. In lieu of a driveway, I paved the back of the lot as a street for street parking, which was more expensive to do.

Front Exterior
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/PhillyRow_Front_Ext.jpg
Rear Exterior
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/PhillyRow_Rear_Ext.jpg

This colonial row is built on a 3x3 lot and costs $79,755. The exterior
and lintel features were constructed with re-purposed red brick. Double hung
windows and solid wooden doors are also a nod to the historic architectural style. Shared alleyways leading from the front of the property to the rear have doors at both ends to discourage public access. Since space and green areas are a little hard to come by in the city, there are clay planters in the front and small fenced and gated courtyards in the rear. The courtyard in this home features a table with a sunshade umbrella, 4 chairs, a plumeria tree and a small, fenced area on both sides of the steps cultivated and ready for your vegetable garden.
Upon entering the house you will find yourself inside the formal livingroom. To the right you'll find a luxurious seating area complete with antique furniture and a fireplace. To the left you'll find a small nook with a chessboard and seating. There's also an antique sofa and coffee table to match the rest of the furnishings as well as a writing desk and bookshelf. Since space is precious in these small homes, a spiral staircase leads from the 1st to the second floors. Just right of the stairs, you'll find the formal dining room. The diningroom seats 4 and features an antique chandelier, rug and a mahogany china cabinet, complete with dishes and glasses.
At the rear of the house you'll find the eat-in kitchen. The eating area seats 4. There is plenty of counter space in the work area and the only major appliances found here are the refrigerator and stove.
1st Floorplan
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/PhillyRow_1stFP.jpg
Dimensions
Formal Living Room-
Entry 1x3
Fireplace Seating Area- 3x4
Other Seating Area- 3x9
Formal Dining Room-4x5
Eat In Kitchen-7x4

At the top of the stairs on the left is the family room. This room features a small game table and seating, throw rugs as well as comfortable, yet beautiful furniture and a flatscreen television. There are two tiny children's bedrooms furnished with sturdy beds and bedside tables and a few toys. One full bathroom outside of the master bedroom is very small with all basic plumbing fixtures installed. The master bedroom features a 4 poster bed, side tables, vanity and antique armoire. The ensuite master bath is spacious and has more upscale, period fixtures.
2nd Floorplan
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/PhillyRow_2ndFP.jpg
Dimensions
Family Room- 4x7
Bedroom 2- 3x2/2x3
Bedroom 3- 3x2/2x3
Full Bath- 3x2
Master Bedroom-5x4
Master Bath-3x4
(the second floor is 1 tile wider as it claims the space on 1 side above the alleyway.)

Free Shots
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/PhillyRow_FreeShot1FLR.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/PhillyRow_FreeShot3EAKFDR.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/PhillyRow_FreeShot1FRMBR.jpg

Hazy
26th Sep 2007, 11:26 PM
Phew this is cutting it fine

Background this house is very, very typical turn of the centuary style found all over in stone, plaster. Where I live there are a common site in the red brick. Many have been renovated now with two near me awaiting such treatment. In general our homes and rooms seam much smaller compared with cousins over the waters. Also en-suite, playrooms are more upper market luxury than common place.

Front
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_00000001_b4070a65.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_b4070a65.jpg)

Two back views.
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_00000001_74070b1d.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_74070b1d.jpg)
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_00000001_54070ac9.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_54070ac9.jpg)
Ground Floor
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_00000001_54070aa5.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_54070aa5.jpg)
Upstairs
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/th_snapshot_00000001_f4070a9a.jpg (http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/snapshot_00000001_f4070a9a.jpg)
Views of Room
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n112/Hazy_08/rooms.jpg
Dimensions
Kitchen 4x5 with small pantry
Dinning 4x5
Sitting Room 4x6
Bedroom 1 5x4
en suite 2x4
Bedroom2 4x4
Playroom 4x3
Bathroom 2x3



Well good luck all. There are some wonderful homes here for ths final round. Mine looks very humble in compared, but it represents home.

4oh4error
26th Sep 2007, 11:49 PM
MissTech, I am so sorry! I thought the round ended tomorrow at noon so I came on here to check the requirements again and saw it was today. :( I'm really sorry I didn't have an entry this round. This was a really fun contest though, I learned alot about building (since I didn't really know anything before I started lol).

MissTech
27th Sep 2007, 12:14 AM
Final Round Officially Closed!

We Will Have Our Winners Soon!

Good Luck To Each Of You!!! :d

Pors
28th Sep 2007, 1:17 AM
My scores are in and I want to thank all of you for making this contest fun and interesting to judge. You are all quite talented and I know you put a lot of effort in your homes. Good luck to all!

MissTech
28th Sep 2007, 1:08 PM
ROUND 4 RANKINGS/COMMENTS

RANKINGS
1.) Tied with a perfect score from all judges: Contestants #10 & 14
3.) Contestant #13
4.) Contestants #4 & 5
6.) Contestant #11
7.) Contestant #20
8.) Contestant #8
9.) Contestant #1


COMMENTS
Contestant #1
~ Liked the Eastern feel to this lot. You could've probably taken this even further with the theming, but overall very nice job!
~Very nice theme, and very spacious which of course is important in a community lot. Please do keep up the good work!

Contestant #4
~Absolutely loved the idea of the open courtyard in the center! Beautifully done!
~Very nicely themed building, It carries through-out very well and looks absolutely fantastic keep up the good work!

Contestant #5
~Did not really get a feel for the theme, other than bowling, but thought it was a well planned lot with a lot of appeal. Nicely done!
~Truly and original theme, that you have kept to through out. A lot of work must have gone into it and I hope to see more great work next round!

Contestant #8
~Loved the idea of the jungle theme. You keep improving with each round. Best effort yet!
~I really like this entry it nice to see just how well your ideas and buildings have developed through this contest your best work yet!

Contestant #10
~Outstanding from every aspect! Loved the theming and how you so beautifully displayed it! Perfect!
~A lovely choice in theme it looks like just the kind of tourist destination I’d love to go to. I personally think I shrunken down version would not look out of place in Disneyland…. And coming from me that is a BIG compliment.

Contestant #11
~Have always loved the Tudor look and you did this lot to a T! Great planning with the lot as well. Fabulous entry!
~Clearly well thought out. The pictures are excellently staged and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the chosen theme. I’d love to own a shop there I really would!

Contestant #13
~Asian theme done extremely well. Love that there are several separate buildings. Extremely well done all the way around! Great job!
~Simply stunning this was exactly the theme I was hoping you’d put forwards. You have outdone yourself once again. Your work is such a pleasure to view!

Contestant #14
~Incredible! Want to go there myself. Beautiful theming throughout. Not much to say other than "WOW!"
~Amazing, Fantastic and Stunning. You have clearly thought this through and have gone above and beyond what was asked. By far the best work I have seen.

Contestant #20
~Loved the "down home country" feel to this lot. Loved the animals in the stocks... very nice touch! Theme carried out well throughout! Good job!
~Congratulations on building a lot even with BV it’s a nice theme and very spacious. I guess it’s what you’d expect from an American Country theme I personally really like it. (I’d like to apologize for being English it makes me think in the American stereotypes.)

photo
30th Sep 2007, 5:42 AM
whats happening Miss_Tech? are we going to see the scores and the winners?

MissTech
30th Sep 2007, 11:48 AM
whats happening Miss_Tech? are we going to see the scores and the winners?


Sorry. had to go to my father's funeral yesterday. Asked bp for an extension, so I could post round 5 scores and final outcome today... am working on it.

MissTech
30th Sep 2007, 1:39 PM
ROUND 5 RANKINGS/COMMENTS

RANKINGS:
1.) Contestant #5
2.) Contestants #4, 13, 14
5.) Contestant #10
6.) Contestants #8 & 11
8.) Contestant #2


COMMENTS
Contestant #2
~Really good work, this is the talent I was talking about your creativity always shines through!
~A great family home with a very cozy backyard for friends and family get togethers.

Contestant #4
~You have really done well here everything looks fantastic! You have a real talent and some really lucky sims!
~Beautiful mission style home; love the crispness of the white walls contrasting with the tile roof. Your entry courtyard was so unique and eye-catching. The house has a warm open feel and a great upstairs layout.

Contestant #5
~Traditional certainly looks great in this case keep up the housing contests because even if you don’t win this one you’ll get one soon!
~Lovely home with wonderful landscaping. I liked how the fence highlighted details on the house. The porches were cozy and inviting. The room layout was very livable and the furnishings perfect.

Contestant #8
~Good work you have come a long way during this competition, I do hope you’ll keep on joining contests to see what else you can pick up!
~Lovely porches; very nice landscaping.

Contestant #10
~Gorgeous, I’d love to live here it’s a beautiful big home with some great style choices. Perfection itself!
~Nice large home with lots of room inside. I especially liked your kitchen

Contestant #11
~More good work here, you seem to go from strength to strength and also seem to enjoy the building, well done. Your houses are a great credit to you.
~You captured a real charm with this house. I love the yard and the simplicity (in a positive way) of the interior.

Contestant #13
~From your modernistic marvels to these down to earth houses. It shows true adaptability and a great amount of hard work you have done so well this competition.
~What a beautiful interior – so cozy and warm. You captured the look and feel of the row house perfectly.

Contestant #14
~Really nice work, here nice to see a house with so much thought put into it. Carry on building and you’ll win every housing competition around!
~A very grand home with a ton of living space. The backyard space is perfect for entertaining. The furnishings were all amazing.


Working on Final Rankings for all contestants. Look for posting shortly!

MissTech
30th Sep 2007, 3:30 PM
SCORES/FINAL RANKINGS FOR ALL CONTESTANTS

First, please let me say what a pleasure it was to run this contest! I have enjoyed 'working' with all of you, especially those of you that have hung in there for the duration of this contest! I would also like to commend my panel of judges for being some of the best, on-time, reliable people I have had on a panel, so 3 cheers for Pors, Breena, Fayreview & Stormy!

With that said, time to get down to what you're really waiting for... your scores and final Rankings! So without further ado, may I present the winners of 'The Architect'!


RANK #20
Contestant #19~ Aleeeexx: 51, 0, 0, 0, 0
Total Score: 51

RANK #19
Contestant #17~ Danny: 64, 0, 0, 0, 0
Total Score: 64

RANK #18
Contestant #6~ lindsay--lou: 66, 0, 0, 0, 0,
Total Score: 66

RANK #17
Contestant #16~ cartoonfan: 60, 57, 0, 0, 0
Total Score: 117

RANK #16
Contestant #15~ poplers: 55, 69, 0, 0, 0
Total Score: 124

RANK #15
Contestant #3~ goforfink: 70, 61, 0, 0, 0
Total Score: 131

RANK #14
Contestant #7~ Sayyadina: 76, 76, 0, 0, 0
Total Score: 152

RANK #13
Contestant #12~ rednpurplesunset: 65, 61, 67, 0, 0
Total Score: 193

RANK #12
TIE: Contestant #1~ tschick0373045: 67, 65, 0, 76, 0
Contestant #18~ teardrops182: 71, 68, 69, 0, 0
Total Score: 208


~TOP 10!!! Congratulations~
RANK #10
Contestant #20~ 4oh4error: 72, 75, 0, 81, 0
Total Score: 228

RANK #9
Contestant #9~ coldfloral: 81, 84, 84, 0, 0
Total Score: 249

RANK #8
Contestant #2~ photo_me2004: 80, 81, 73, 0, 73
Total Score: 307

RANK #7
Contestant #8~ Girl4Sims2: 66, 69, 60, 78, 81
Total Score: 363

RANK #6
Contesetant #11~ Hazy: 76, 77, 83, 83, 81
Total Score: 390


~TOP 5!!!! Congratulations~
RANK #5
Contestant #13 Megativity13: 76, 74, 72, 89, 87
Total Score: 398

RANK #4
Contestant #10~ Katt: 72, 78, 79, 90, 86
Total Score: 405


TOP 3 (& Winners of a prize of their choice!) CONGRATULATIONS
:3rd RANK #3
Contestant #4~ sawcat6: 81, 81, 77, 86, 87
Total Score: 412

:2nd RANK #2
Contestant #5~ i saw drones: 80, 84, 83, 86, 89
Total Score: 422


THE ARCHITECT!!!!!!!
:1st RANK #1
Contestant #14~ Eedgan: 76, 84, 87, 90, 87
Total Score: 424


Top 3 Winners please PM me your email address so that I can send you your prize! Congratulations to everyone, especially our winners! I do hope that you all enjoyed this contest! :D

:beer: Thank you again to all my contestants & Judges for a great contest!!!

megativity13
30th Sep 2007, 4:24 PM
Congratulations everyone! There were so many creative and inspiring entries in all of the 5 rounds. Great work!

Thank you for the challenging and creative contest, Miss Tech. It's been a blast. I am very sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts are with you.

My thanks as well to the judges. With so many beautiful entries, your job was not easy.

eedgan
30th Sep 2007, 4:25 PM
Wow, I am pleasantly surprised, for me it was really hard sticking to budgets, and the competition was fierce. There were some very original ideas, congrats to all who participated, to the judges and of course to our host, MissTech.

photo
30th Sep 2007, 4:49 PM
ohhhh miss tech i'm sorry... :(

it was an awesome contest... *is there anyway you can tell me what my ranking for round 5 was? it don't seem to be in the list*

Pors
30th Sep 2007, 4:52 PM
Congrats to everyone because I think you're all winners. For everyone that stayed in the contest a big thank you for showing your talents in each and every round.

I love these types of contests because rather than being eliminated and not allowed to participate further, this is a great opportunity to hone your building skills and have fun too!

**MissTech - so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you're doing okay**

MissTech
30th Sep 2007, 7:53 PM
Thank you to everyone for your kind words about the contest- I had fun with it too- and moreso for my Dad. I am doing well and much appreciate your sweet words and sentiments.

I am going to request a cycle 2 of this contest, so maybe some of you will join me again! :D

i saw drones
30th Sep 2007, 8:34 PM
Oh MissTech, I'm really really sorry to hear about your Dad, hang in there! :(


Congratulations to Eedgan!! It was a totally well deserved win, yayy for you!!!

Thanks MissTech for hosting such a fanFRIGGENtastic contest, it really has been super sweet and fun and very challenging, i had a great time, and I'll definitely be back for cycle 2!!

:D

Hazy
30th Sep 2007, 8:34 PM
:beer: Well done the Eedgan it was well deserved.
Also to the other fabulous builders out there.
Miss Tech Thank you for a well run thoughtful
contest. The judges comments were good and encouraging.
Again if another comes up I will indeed have
another go at it.
Thanks

TingTong
30th Sep 2007, 8:54 PM
Congrats Eedgan!! You seem to win alot of these!!

coldfloral_SC
30th Sep 2007, 10:24 PM
Congrats to the top 3!
I really wish I could have finished this contest, but it wasn't meant to be, I guess.

MissTech, thank you for hosting such a great contest! Count me in if you decide to do a second round.

I'd also like to say I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I wish you and your family all the best.