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HystericalParoxysm
29th Jul 2010, 9:42 AM
Welcome to the MTS Foundations Contest! This is intended as a fun contest that anyone can join - even if you don't think you're a great builder/decorator! Challenge yourself, and see what fun stuff others come up with, too!

Please do not post an entry on this thread if you are not on the contestant list! You must be a Round 1 contestant to continue to rounds 2, 3, and 4. However, you can still post your entry in the Chat Thread!


The Foundations Rules - What You May Build:

You are building a residential lot, on the foundation given. One foundation per round - four foundations total, so you'll be building four houses for this contest, one per week.

While you are welcome to get as creative as you want in structure and style, you may not touch the foundation (besides adding textures to it) - you have to build around it. It's the "footprint" of the lot.

Your house should have, at least:

A living room


A kitchen


A bathroom


Minimum 1 bedroom

You can build more than that if you like and have room for it - if you want to make it a 6 bedroom house with a rec room and study and garage (or whatever you want), go for it - you may not be able to show off everything for the contest though.

You may build as many stories up as you want - it can be a single level house or more, your choice.

You CANNOT add a basement, as this may require modification of the foundation. No, you can't add a WA non-foundation basement either.

You do not have to cover the entire foundation in walls - if you want to leave part as a porch or whatever, you may.

You may use build cheats such as constrainFloorElevation and moveObjects as long as you do not modify the foundation with them. It must stay the same height and shape.

You may not use split levels to extend or modify the footprint of the lot as an alternative to using foundations. Nor can you do floating floor tiles to extend the footprint. The supplied foundation is the footprint you must use - that's why it's the theme of the contest, and not just "build whatever you want on a 30x30". ;)

You may not rotate the foundation on the lot, or put it on a larger lot. It needs to stay on a 30x30, with the front as shown in the images (bottom of the picture is the front of the lot).

You can add a carport, garage, pool, gazebo, etc., as long as it does not modify the foundation, and as long as it doesn't add additional buildable living space - if you add an attached garage, for instance, it needs to just be for the parking space, and you can't build rooms on top of it attached to the main house.

There is no limit on the price of the lot in-game.


Your Pictures:

You'll need to be taking pictures of your lots you've built so we can see what you've made. Please make sure these images are AT LEAST 800x600 pixels so we can see them clearly. You may use larger images if you wish.


Photoshopping: This contest is focusing on your building and decorating skills - not your Photoshopping skills. For this reason, please do not do any significant modifications to your pictures in Photoshop or similar image editors - you may crop, add a little text, borders, etc... but please keep it to an absolute minimum.


Required Pics: For each round, you will be doing several pictures. Please do not collage your pictures together.

You may move sims into the house to make picture taking easier. The sims may appear in the pictures if you want - or not, it's up to you.

The pics you need are:


Street View: One picture of the lot from the outside, from the front, with all the levels showing, from a sim's eye view.


Floor Plans: One picture of each level of the lot, from a high overhead view. If you have multiple levels, you may post these collaged together into a single image, or as separate images - your choice.


Living Room: One picture of the living room, from a sim's eye view.


Kitchen: One picture of the kitchen, from a sim's eye view.


Bedroom: One picture of one of the bedrooms, from a sim's eye view.


Three Bonus Pics: You may post up to three additional photos of whatever part of your lot you want to show off - another one of the bedrooms, a cute bathroom, the garden, whatever. These can also be additional angles of the living room, kitchen, or bedroom. Whatever you want.



Custom Content:

To focus on your skills at building and decorating and not your downloadaholicism, we're giving you a limit: No more than 10 pieces of custom content used on each lot! And there's a scoring bonus for using no CC (see below).

If you DO use CC... you'll need to list what CC you've used, so we can count up for scoring - you don't have to have a link/credit, just indicate that it is CC, i.e. "CC used: Dining chair, dining table, custom pattern on table and chair"

A "piece" of custom content is: One particular item in the catalog. You can use any particular item as many times as you want and it still just counts as one. For example, one custom dining chair, used four times, would be 1 piece. Using its matching custom table would make it 2 pieces. Applying a custom pattern to them would make it 3 pieces. A custom counter and its matching island, and overhead cabinet would be 3 pieces.

EP/SP/Store content: Does NOT count as CC. You may use any items from the base game, World Adventures, Ambitions, High End Loft Stuff, and/or the Store content. As long as it's official stuff, you can use it as much as you like with no scoring penalty. We realize this may give a bit of an advantage to people with more official stuff, but it's just too much of a pain to score otherwise.

Free/Pay: Doesn't matter for this contest. While we always encourage people to use free content and support free sites, if you choose to use CC, you may use pay items for this contest. Of course, if you would like to upload your house to MTS when the contest is over, make sure you use all free stuff!

Scoring Bonuses: For using no CC or low CC, there is a scoring bonus for each round. See the "scoring" section below for details.


Scoring:

Scoring will be as follows. Point values are maximums for each category:

Structure - Interesting architecture, unique interior layout, uses the foundation well, good roofing, etc. - 10 points.

Decor/Furnishings - Well decorated and furnished (furniture, paintings, etc.) inside and out - 10 points.

Landscaping - Trees, bushes, plants, ponds, etc. which add to the look of the lot - 10 points.

Theme - Lot has a cohesive theme or style which works together with the architecture. You may choose any theme or style you want (even if that's just "contemporary"), but try to keep it somewhat consistent through the house - 10 points.

Aesthetic - Attractive, nice colours, good flow, looks pretty - 10 points.

Presentation - Good pictures, good angles, well-presented, interesting text descriptions - 10 points.

Wow Factor - Not just a house but a really GREAT house, over and above anyone's expectations - 10 points.

Custom Content Used - Maximum of 10 pieces. Scoring bonus for using none - 20 points:

No CC: 20 points
1 piece: 10 points
2: 9
3: 8
4: 7
5: 6
6: 5
7: 4
8: 3
9: 2
10: 1


At the end of all of the rounds, we will add up each participant's score for all the rounds (your total score). Whoever has the highest score wins. :)

Eliminations:

This is a NO ELIMINATION contest. This means that even if you have the lowest score in a round, you can still continue with the contest. While there will be a winner and runners-up, the main point of this contest is to be a fun challenge to your building and decorating skills.


Judging:

Judging will be done by MTS staff and will be scored based on various points (detailed above).

Judge comments are optional - judges are not required to make comments, but they may if they wish. PM me after scores are posted for each round if you would like me to PM you your judge comments.


Prizes:

We're offering a few fun little prizes for those who get the top scores:

First Place: A one-time change of custom user title (of your choice), a specially-created unique avatar, and a "Contest Winner!" achievement on your profile.
Second & Third Place: A specially-created unique avatar.


All contest participants will get an achievement for doing so (including those with the highest scores).

If you would like to donate an additional prize to the winners, please PM me. :)

Time Period/Duration:

Each round lasts 1 week from the time of the round being posted There will be a total of four rounds, with a different foundation to build on each round, so the contest will last 4 weeks (if no extensions are given). Extensions will only be given if more than 20% of participants ask for more time to finish up their entries - but I don't mind holding the thread open for an extra hour or so after a deadline, if you drop into #create and poke me to let me know you're almost ready to post.

How to Enter

Want to enter this contest? Great! Even though Round 1 has finished, even if you didn't get a spot in the contest, you can still participate in the Chat Thread!

1. Download and install the lot, attached to the third post in this thread. Double-click the sims3pack, open the Launcher and make sure it's properly installed to your game.

2. Load up the game, and place the lot from the lot bin into your neighborhood, on any 30x30 lot. There's at least a few in Sunset Valley.

3. Build your lot. Remember the rules above - the footprint of the house you build has to stay the same as the foundation - no adding or removing any part of the foundation or changing the footprint by other means. Build it up and finish it like you would any lot - walls, furnishings, lights, plants, beds, paintings, etc., in any theme or style of your choosing.

4. Take the required pictures and up to three bonus pictures (listed above) to the best of your abilities. Don't Photoshop them too severely (if at all).

5. Upload the pictures to any image host - Tinypic (http://www.tinypic.com), Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com), Flickr (http://www.flickr.com), or Modyourpanties (http://www.modyourpanties.com:8080/).

6. Start a new reply post here on this thread - click Go Advanced, and you can just click the little "Insert Image" icon in the toolbar, or just copy-paste the image location into some [img] tags. Make sure you put all your required images.

7. Write a description for your lot. How much you write, what you write, and formatting is entirely up to you - you can write captions for each picture, or a blurb at the beginning, or both, or whatever, as long as there is some text to go along with your lot. Make sure to mention somewhere in the text whether or not you've used CC - and if you have, what items are CC and how many there are, in bold! This will make scoring a lot easier for the staff!

8. Submit your post - doing so will submit your entry. If you need to edit or make changes to your post, you may, up until the time limit for the round. After that, no changes may be made to your entry.


Chat Thread

If you won't be able to participate in all four rounds, didn't get a spot for round 1, or don't want to follow the rules exactly, or just want to build but not compete, or just want to chat about the entries, please post in our Chat Thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=412324)!


Good luck, and happy simming!

HystericalParoxysm
29th Jul 2010, 9:43 AM
If you want to do more than one entry, please post your official entry here, and any additional ones in the Chat Thread! (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=412324) This thread is only for people on this list though - please do not post new entries here if you are not on this list!

1. Miuki - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3246726&postcount=39) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3252946&postcount=87)
2. yorkielove1 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3246751&postcount=41) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3265079&postcount=475)
3. Flabaliki - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3245779&postcount=5) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3259213&postcount=344)
4. armiel - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3247240&postcount=51) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3251725&postcount=39)
5. Greenlea - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3247247&postcount=52) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3256119&postcount=244)
6. Vampire_aninyosaloh - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3247303&postcount=53) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3256305&postcount=248)
7. missroxor - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3247670&postcount=65) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3261176&postcount=384)
8. Padda1794 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3247714&postcount=68)
9. Rez Delnava - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3247138&postcount=49)
10. Mia138 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3247926&postcount=79) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3257581&postcount=293)
11. Llihnae - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248001&postcount=86) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3256553&postcount=264)
12. outburst - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248031&postcount=89) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3264992&postcount=473)
13. Kitty Terula - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248039&postcount=91)
14. ForeverCamp - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248133&postcount=100) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3253896&postcount=156)
15. Jhona113 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248159&postcount=102) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3252102&postcount=69)
16. lewisb40 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248325&postcount=113) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3259793&postcount=353)
17. heaven_sent_8_18 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248336&postcount=114) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3252315&postcount=73)
18. saku-baka - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248541&postcount=123) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3260843&postcount=376)
19. Fyendiar - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248713&postcount=128) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3263472&postcount=432)
20. sandymdh - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248741&postcount=129) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3252242&postcount=71)
21. Masswo - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248771&postcount=130)
22. Twilightsimgirl123 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248811&postcount=132) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3261606&postcount=398)
23. lewjen - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248842&postcount=133) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3253733&postcount=143)
24. confused_claire - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248866&postcount=134) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3258266&postcount=318)
25. LifesLover - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248962&postcount=135) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3258842&postcount=339)
26. fairycake89 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249030&postcount=139)
27. Waterstar - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249152&postcount=141) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3257749&postcount=301)
28. Alan_Gast - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249235&postcount=142) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3255243&postcount=208)
29. cherios - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249315&postcount=143)
30. seraphime - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249431&postcount=146) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3258750&postcount=336)
31. TheNubbyPeanut - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249447&postcount=147) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3258426&postcount=321)
32. easypeaze - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249449&postcount=148) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3256593&postcount=267)
33. fragglerocks - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249463&postcount=149) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3252774&postcount=86)
34. EsotericPoet04 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249464&postcount=150)
35. jillrp - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249577&postcount=163) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3263833&postcount=442)
36. rosieruby48 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249585&postcount=164)
37. kwuz - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249632&postcount=167) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3261386&postcount=394)
38. gabrielorie - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249480&postcount=151) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3251416&postcount=17)
39. Winterhart - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249761&postcount=175) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3259817&postcount=354)
40. lamammaforever - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249774&postcount=176) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3259025&postcount=341)
41. BitterSweetNoodles - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249781&postcount=177)
42. feldynn - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249805&postcount=179) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3259984&postcount=357)
43. Beefysim1 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249823&postcount=180)
44. Sookielee - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249852&postcount=184) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3259211&postcount=343)
45. porkypine - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249871&postcount=185) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3261511&postcount=395)
46. NgaX - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249886&postcount=186)
47. schitzwa - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249897&postcount=187) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3259661&postcount=351)
48. kaylarox - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249908&postcount=190) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3261771&postcount=400)
49. Cloudburst - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249910&postcount=191) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3259481&postcount=346)
50. Linen - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249922&postcount=194) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3266014&postcount=456)
51. dietdrpepperfan - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249734&postcount=172) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3255477&postcount=222)
52. trench - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250011&postcount=205) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3251835&postcount=49)
53. mnbmnb23 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250013&postcount=206)
54. mr.moo7999 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250019&postcount=207) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3262075&postcount=404)
55. Bchbch Walk - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250042&postcount=209) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3252027&postcount=64)
56. humjosh - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250079&postcount=210)
57. Gail.wyness - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250110&postcount=215) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3260800&postcount=375)
58. NickelNicole12 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250223&postcount=222) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3253855&postcount=150)
59. Nightlight - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250233&postcount=223) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3262579&postcount=414)
60. Neiflay - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250237&postcount=224) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3253600&postcount=123)
61. Bgatot - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250241&postcount=225) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3252760&postcount=85)
62. Sulyuki - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250247&postcount=227) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3260629&postcount=370)
63. Simlicious - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250286&postcount=230) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3256660&postcount=275)
64. PiT91 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250287&postcount=231) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3251645&postcount=34)
65. Freja - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250301&postcount=233) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3254551&postcount=172)
66. Craggles - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250310&postcount=234) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3251834&postcount=48)
67. Menaceman44 - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250349&postcount=239) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3264022&postcount=447)
68. I-Am-La-Femme - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250350&postcount=240)
69. Kaospilot - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3250357&postcount=241) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3257079&postcount=286)
70. Misspsy - R1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3249702&postcount=169) - R2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3252642&postcount=80)

Contestants in strikethrough have withdrawn from the contest. Contestants in italics are still missing entries for this round.

Contest entries are now closed - you can not enter anymore! Very sorry if you missed out - but you can still post your entries in the Chat Thread. Whoever gets the most "agrees" per round (by the time each round is closed - and this won't happen early from now on!) will get a special mention in the contest. :)

Scores:

Round 1 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3253681&postcount=131)
Round 2 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3270316&postcount=109)

HystericalParoxysm
29th Jul 2010, 9:46 AM
Attached is a sims3pack containing Foundation #3, as well as a screenshot of that foundation. It is on a 30x30 lot (as all the foundations for this challenge will be) so it should be easy to place in your existing neighborhood.

Please note that the front of the lot is the bottom of the image shown - see the sidewalk and mailbox at the bottom of the image? When you place the lot in-game, make sure that side is the front! There will be a scoring penalty if you get the lot the wrong way 'round.

Round 3 ends on Friday, August 6th at 10:00 AM CEST!

Round 3 has been extended by 24 hours to give everyone a chance to finish. :)

You have eight days to build your lot and post your entry!

Click here to see the time remaining for Round 3! (http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?day=6&month=8&year=2010&hour=10&min=00&sec=00&p0=16)

LadyAwesome
29th Jul 2010, 9:57 AM
HARAAA!!! Uber exciting.

HystericalParoxysm
29th Jul 2010, 9:59 AM
A few additional notes for this round...

Please only post pics in this thread if you're posting an entry. Makes it a lot easier for me to scroll through and grab the links for the entry. You're welcome to post WIP pics and whatnot in the Chat Thread.

Please post your pics as inline images using the [img] tags - this makes it a lot easier on our judges, who simply have to scroll through your pics, rather than waiting for them to load separately.

Also, please put whether you have used CC or not in BOLD! - again, makes it easier to check your entry!

Lastly... You cannot cover up the hole! No floating floor tiles over the hole! You have to figure out something to do with the hole! And just sticking a pool down there is laaaaazy. ;)

missroxor
29th Jul 2010, 10:05 AM
[header1]Lastly... You cannot cover up the hole! No floating floor tiles over the hole! You have to figure out something to do with the hole! And just sticking a pool down there is laaaaazy. ;)

:blink: ....can we put fence over it or a floor tile that supports stairs?...OMG, OMG, OMG, just had an awesome idea...can I pull it off though :wtf:

So excited!!! :lol:

HystericalParoxysm
29th Jul 2010, 10:08 AM
You may put a fence around it, and stairs leading down to it, but you may not do floating floor tiles around the hole in any way. The hole has to remain holey. :)

Alan_Gast
29th Jul 2010, 11:46 AM
OOOOH crap. -Googles atriums and shizz-

Ive
29th Jul 2010, 1:23 PM
This foundation looks awesome!

ForeverCamp
29th Jul 2010, 3:03 PM
Oh, god, I might just have to break the 'no-cc' rule (both personal and official) for this one. WHY does base game not provide skylights??!!

yorkielove1
29th Jul 2010, 4:24 PM
YES!!!!! Ive wanted a hole in the middle for this whole contest!!!!! YES!!!!

Vampire_aninyosaloh
29th Jul 2010, 4:57 PM
YAY!!! I couldn't wait xDD Awesome foundation! :D

So this is my entry for round 3:

Villa Mediterránea

The Villa Mediterránea, as its name says is a Mediterranean building next to the coast. It's built in creamy and earth colors.

It has two floors. The exterior has five terraces, a porch, three pergolas, stone paths, a fountain and lots of vegetation. The house has a living room, a kitchen, a double bedroom, a single bedroom, an interior backyard and a bathroom.

It has NO custom content

I hope you like it ^^

Front View

http://i26.tinypic.com/2zxpkqq.jpg

Back View

http://i31.tinypic.com/6r0n0y.jpg

Sky View

http://i30.tinypic.com/nqafia.jpg

Floor Plans

http://i26.tinypic.com/20kdw6e.jpg

http://i32.tinypic.com/r1abg1.jpg

Living Room

http://i25.tinypic.com/nqy2s4.jpg

Kitchen

http://i26.tinypic.com/sdmlp2.jpg

Main Bedroom

http://i28.tinypic.com/309hpc1.jpg

Garden Pergola

http://i28.tinypic.com/egzn6w.jpg

yorkielove1
29th Jul 2010, 4:58 PM
HOW did you finish already??!!!!

Ive
29th Jul 2010, 5:14 PM
Yea, wow. Done already :blink: I love it, it's gorgeous!

NecroVonK
29th Jul 2010, 5:16 PM
I envy those who can come up with ideas so quickly lol

BGatot
29th Jul 2010, 5:21 PM
See, I told ya. Someone's gonna come up with something within hours of the foundation being released. And it's not some half-assed, quickly cobbled together entry either. It's a detailed, creative, sweated-upon entry that must've taken a while to finish. I don't know how they did it either... :D

NecroVonK
29th Jul 2010, 5:35 PM
I'm struggling here lol Bad.

Vampire_aninyosaloh
29th Jul 2010, 5:38 PM
Thanks for your nice comments guys ^^ I tend to work fast 'cause I'm studying Architecture and in college they send to us like 10 different projects to do in the same week and you have to design 10 different houses at the same time and do all of them and your brain explodes.. so yeah :lol:

NecroVonK
29th Jul 2010, 5:47 PM
Wow. How do you manage to design 10 houses for college in one week and then do Sim building too? lol Do you sleep at all?

Vampire_aninyosaloh
29th Jul 2010, 5:56 PM
I don't sleep much :lol: But I'm on Summer holidays now, so that's why I can take part of this contest ;) Sorry for the OT

Fyendiar
29th Jul 2010, 5:59 PM
I feel so slow now...

Stunning looking house though! :)

lewisb40
29th Jul 2010, 6:17 PM
Gorgeous home! Love the exterior, mix of brick and paint looks authentic.

Okay, I asked in the chat thread, maybe HP will answer here. What is inline images and how do I code it? I googled about it, but was more confused than before looking it up.

BGatot
29th Jul 2010, 6:20 PM
I don't sleep much :lol:

Well, she's a vampire, see? :D

Hey, did you ever imagine your higher education might end up being so useful for... MTS contests? :lol:

Anyway, I'm rather stumped this time around. With the second round I immediately know what I would build, but for this one, I'm coming up with blank.

HystericalParoxysm
29th Jul 2010, 6:24 PM
Inline images are those posted with the [img] tag. You just wrap the URL (http://www.site.com/image.jpg - or whatever) in an [img] tag on one side and a (/img) tag on the other... It should be [] not () there but I can't post it like that or it'll eat part of my post. ;)

Or you can just click Go Advanced and click the little yellow image button and paste the URL and it'll do it for you automagically. :)

lewisb40
29th Jul 2010, 6:43 PM
Or you can just click Go Advanced and click the little yellow image button and paste the URL and it'll do it for you automagically. :)

Oh, that's the way I was doing it for round 2. I thought it was something new I needed to learn. Thanks for the answer.

LifesLover
29th Jul 2010, 6:56 PM
Wow, that's a big foundation. I was thinking of doing a starter home for this round, but that foundation just screams luxury. And a hole... *dies*

I love that while I'm sleeping, someone comes along and is able to finish their entry. Wow, that's a week free of worry. And you did a wonderful job, it looks beautiful.

Good luck to everybody!

Alan_Gast
29th Jul 2010, 6:57 PM
Dear gawd I cannot get inspired. Diagonal foundations make me want to pistol whip Suri Cruise.

@Vampire_somethingorother, Beautiful Houssssseee! And so quickly too. You deserve a prize of somesort. Maybe a pineapple upside-down cake? :rolleyes:

Alan_Gast
29th Jul 2010, 7:06 PM
Hi guys! I was looking for ideas for the hole (sounds like an innuendo) and I found this website! Its great if you want to do kind of a garden in the hole (another innuendo) or whatever: http://www.eichlerforsale.com/eichler_atriums_courtyards

I thought I'd share because it has pretty ideas. :)

porkypine
29th Jul 2010, 7:18 PM
Ok.. ALL you 'energizer bunny' guys who have made and posted your lots already! GO DO IT BETTER! You have a whole week! sheesh! lol

Round 2 didn't even close until I had gone to sleep and now I'm working (lunch time looking at this). I won't have a chance to even load it into the game until I get home in about 5 hours... then I have to do house-type stuff like cook dinner and wash the dishes... so Just for being too danged-nabbit fast! I am gonna WIN! So THERE! :P Mwahahahahahahaa

**ok. megalomania moment over... I've recovered. ** lol


oh.. HP... Did you know there was a hole in your plan? :rofl:

porkypine
29th Jul 2010, 7:35 PM
Dear gawd I cannot get inspired. Diagonal foundations make me want to pistol whip Suri Cruise.

@Vampire_somethingorother, Beautiful Houssssseee! And so quickly too. You deserve a prize of somesort. Maybe a pineapple upside-down cake? :rolleyes:

NO! I ain't giving No prize to someone who is in Europe and has no job that takes up their time! I mean like I was asleep when R2 closed and now I'm at work at won't even get a chance to play for at least another 5 hours! :lol: Don't mind me. I am not interested in 'fast' anyway. I'll have something ready probably by Sunday night.

What really sucks is that I can only use EP stuff. Store content isn't counted as CC and I have some store stuff I'd like to use except I upgraded to Windows 7 and downloads for Windows 7 from the store is BORKED! I can't load it into the game. I CAN install stuff from MTS, but not the stoopeed store! *grrr* I even downloaded the stuff onto one of my other computers which I do not use for games and moved it over but it refuses to install on that Windows 7 machine. which is weird because non store stuff installs fine. - stoopeed EA Launcher security 'features' have hamstrung my game! :wtf:

I have some great ideas for a hole in the floor lot! I don't know if I can pull if off with EP only stuff.

Vampire_aninyosaloh
29th Jul 2010, 7:43 PM
LOL I lost my whole neighbourhood just after taking the pics of the house because the lights went down while saving.. so at least I have the memory of the house xDD

BGatot
29th Jul 2010, 8:23 PM
LOL I lost my whole neighbourhood just after taking the pics of the house because the lights went down while saving.. so at least I have the memory of the house xDD

Just in case you didn't know, if it is your savegame that's borked, Sims 3 always made a backup for each one, it has the same filename except with .backup added to it. Just remove the .backup from the filename and you got the last savegame back (the save before your failed save).

If it's your neighborhood files that's messed up, though... :( Maybe you could run chkdsk on your disks (if it's a PC)?

BGatot
29th Jul 2010, 8:29 PM
Porkypine, I'm having the same problem as well. I extracted the sims3pack of the EA store stuff into package files using Delphy's multi extractor and then join them together into one .package file using s3pe, and some came back up, but a lot are still AWOL.

Ive
29th Jul 2010, 8:31 PM
BGatot/porkypine: You remembered to log in to the launcher to 'verify' that you have purchased the items? Or can't you even install them at all?

BGatot
29th Jul 2010, 8:34 PM
:blink: They installed fine, just did not show up in game!

Ive
29th Jul 2010, 8:41 PM
Well, I remember when they released the patch (or was it WA?) where you have to verify your content as a lot of people where just sharing it. And I had content from two different accounts (mine and my sister in law) and only the ones I bought showed up obviously :) Took me a long time to realise that was the issue. It installs but just does not show up ingame

Menaceman44
29th Jul 2010, 8:54 PM
What the FUDGE am I going to do with this foundation!? Gaah! This is gonna cause some sleepless nights for me.

Oh and THANK YOU PORKYPINE for the comments you left on my entry for the previous round. I sadly didn't see them though until it was too late (about 30 minutes ago) Oh well.

Time to go wrack my brain for this foundation now.

Vampire_aninyosaloh
29th Jul 2010, 8:58 PM
Just in case you didn't know, if it is your savegame that's borked, Sims 3 always made a backup for each one, it has the same filename except with .backup added to it. Just remove the .backup from the filename and you got the last savegame back (the save before your failed save).

If it's your neighborhood files that's messed up, though... :( Maybe you could run chkdsk on your disks (if it's a PC)?

Answered in the chat thread: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=3266539#post3266539

LadyAwesome
29th Jul 2010, 10:02 PM
Vampire, you make my mediterranean garden look like shit, so thanks. All in one freaken day day lol.

NecroVonK
29th Jul 2010, 10:04 PM
I think anything I do this go round is gonna look like shit lol

MissPsy
29th Jul 2010, 10:26 PM
I'm so excited for this foundation. I'm going to use the whole week and make my house bloody brilliant.

PiT91
29th Jul 2010, 10:51 PM
Well, first of all I would like to point out the fact that I had absolutely NO idea that another entry was posted; I thought I would be first, actually. So everything in this house is created by my own mind, and, though I admit it might look kinda similar to the one posted by Vampire_aninyosaloh, the differences are huge! First of all, mine is a REAL Roman Villa, not a Roman-style villa. So it do not have any counters, showers, electric stuff, hydraulic appliances and so long. But it's still playable, in some way! I'll explain as I go along. So:

It is a Roman Country Villa, with every comfort you could demand for if you had lived around 120 A.D.

The first floor was also called the noble one: the owner of the house and its family had their bedroom in it, and it was usually surrounded by balconies, while the slaves lived in the upper floor. The ground floor was used for the daytime or, sometimes, there were shops, especially in the insulae.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/7861/r311.jpg

Living/Dining Room AKA the triclinium (for a real reconstruction look at http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roman_Triclinium_or_Dining_Room.jpg)

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/9869/65781864.jpg

(sorry for the mess, we weren't expecting visitors!)

On the ground floor we also have the compluvium, a roofless part of the house used to collect rain water, which is later mingled with the one in the well in the back of the Villa.

Here's a shot of it, in a breathtaking nightly atmosphere:

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/6950/r38.jpg

Here's the kitchen. Don't care about beds; maybe you'd expect landlords to bake their own food? It was made by slaves, in a totally separated space of the home, apart from the living zone. Through the archway you can see the food stocks.

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4250/r32y.jpg

And there's the owners' bedroom. It may seem very simple, but usually these rooms were richly decorated with wall paintings, which depicted mythical stories or some hero's deeds.

In this case, we can see a big collection of artifacts; the man who lived here was often called to solve major questions into Egypt, and, when he had some free time to relax, he'd spent all here.

We can also see some perfume bottles: Roman women usually wore unguents and fragrances, done with rosemary or lemon/orange juice.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/6297/r31a.jpg

One big improvement were the WCs, the so-called latrinae, placed directly above the sewer, to rapidly wipe away any waste and keep the area hygienically safe and odorless.
The bowl was used to contain some water for every necessity.

(sorry for the crappy photo!)

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/6145/r39x.jpg

Finally, here's a shot of the back of the Villa, with the little vegetable garden, the well, the mosaic (don't know if you can see it) and, finally, our guest. Say vale to Anco Marzio Decimo!

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6100/r35.jpg

Hope you've enjoyed this little tour! NO CC USED!

Oh, yes, here are the floor plans:

Roofing
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/4158/screenshot4sd.jpg
Second floor
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3923/screenshot5ru.jpg
First floor
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/7056/screenshot6y.jpg

Ground floor
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7166/screenshot7nh.jpg
Foundation
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9806/screenshot8i.jpg

Waterstar
30th Jul 2010, 2:07 AM
:alarm: 8/2/10: MAJOR EDIT :alarm:
I wasn't too lazy for once! See the pictures (Which were completely redone) too see what I edited.
__________________________________________________

I was going for a slight bit modern (As I don't know much modern yet) and a beachy and a sky color scheme with wood in it. Well... I hope this it better than my Cabin (Which now that I thank of it, don't like as much)

Here's the story. The Designer came up with the idea, hired people, built it, and boom, it's there.... uhh... what. Just wait a sec... that was the wrong one.. AHA! Here it is!

One guy, who we don't know, who also had alot of money on his hands, went to a bui... wait... that's just retelling in a diffrent way... ok I give up, I have nothing interesting D: Here's the house (with a bad name again)

-Front-
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Waterclaw/Screenshot-35.jpg

-Front Room-
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Waterclaw/Screenshot-37.jpg

-Kitchen/Dining room-
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Waterclaw/Screenshot-38.jpg

-Master Bed-
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Waterclaw/Screenshot-41.jpg

-Bath-
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Waterclaw/Screenshot-40.jpg

-The Hole, I used it as an outdoor space. You'll see what I did to make it an outdoor if you look at the first pic or the top-down)
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Waterclaw/Screenshot-39.jpg

-Top Down-
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Waterclaw/Screenshot-42.jpg

-Backyard/Beach-
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Waterclaw/Screenshot-36.jpg

Stats:
NO KNOWN CC
2 bed / 1 bath
Looks great as beachfront
Can fit 3 sims (2 adults/Elder and 1 extra)
Grill
Outdoor hole in the middle of the house
PLENTY of windows
Bright in most rooms

Well... heres my 3rd entry. Hopefully it's my best so far... though the 1st is what I normaly would make.... what ev, look at the next persons(once it's there)... go on............

porkypine
30th Jul 2010, 3:52 AM
BGatot/porkypine: You remembered to log in to the launcher to 'verify' that you have purchased the items? Or can't you even install them at all?

Yep. My game is 100% legit. they will not download.. tells me to look at the logs. I am not the only person with this issue. EA store tech problems site is spammed with others users who can't get and install their previously paid for stuff.

Well, I remember when they released the patch (or was it WA?) where you have to verify your content as a lot of people where just sharing it. And I had content from two different accounts (mine and my sister in law) and only the ones I bought showed up obviously :) Took me a long time to realise that was the issue. It installs but just does not show up ingame

My machine worked GREAT when it was XP. I upgraded it to Windows 7 home premium and reinstalled the game. the game works fine but I have not been able to get my downloads from the store. Yes, I do log in with my account It just fails to download.

As a test - to see if it was a permissions issue with Windows 7 - I installed basegame only on a Vista computer to see if I could get the downloads and it let me download my stuff. (which is surprising because Vista is known to balk with so many programs)
However, I do not play sims on that Vista machine. I just used it to get my stuff. I got my downloads and brought them to my game computer and tried to install them. They install fine but only some pieces show up in the game and the next time I start the game, it goes whacko. The bugginess is really annoying and I may have to put it aside again. Which is a shame, since i like to make stuff for the game but the bugs are totally ticking me off. I don't want to spend my little available free time troubleshooting these problems I can't fix.

Do you have a magical cure, other than reinstalling it AGAIN? (which does not fix the bugs, by the way.)

Yea. I have the latest patch. CAW works again but downloads are still borked. :wtf:

This really suckethe because I want my Japanese house build stuff for R3 and it refuses to show up in game! *grrrr*

I will go try Delphy's installer and see if that works. BBL! (I want my danged SHOJI's) :lol:

LifesLover
30th Jul 2010, 6:08 AM
I was going for a slight bit modern (As I don't know much modern yet) and a beachy and a sky color scheme with wood in it. Well... I hope this it better than my Cabin (Which now that I thank of it, don't like as much)

Here's the story. The Designer came up with the idea, hired people, built it, and boom, it's there.... uhh... what. Just wait a sec... that was the wrong one.. AHA! Here it is!

One guy, who we don't know, who also had alot of money on his hands, went to a bui... wait... that's just retelling in a diffrent way... ok I give up, I have nothing interesting D: Here's the house (with a bad name again)

Wow, yet another quick entry! I'm certainly not an expert builder here, so I might not be the best to give advice, but your house feels like a sea of blue and it's not very flattering, at least on the outside. I'd try to go with something that's not so monotonous.

Maybe try a different texture on the foundation, in the blue color, if you want to stick to blue, and maybe go for a wall foundation that has two channels, so you can pick two patterns that break it up a bit.

MissPsy
30th Jul 2010, 10:57 AM
I am so even more excited for this house. I have to do some research before I continue working and trust me when I say this guys, you will love the back story and description of this house. I'm giddy about it.

Llihnae
30th Jul 2010, 12:16 PM
Waterstar: I'm already sorry, I don't want to be mean but where is your landscaping?Put some bushes terrain paint whatever. The front view really lack some plants.
Did you want to do a patio with the hole? Then google patio and watch some images of patio. Put some terrain paint/ floor tiles, palnts or bushes.

NecroVonK
30th Jul 2010, 2:33 PM
I never thought I'd be glad to see disagrees to any of my posts. But at least that lets me know what I make isn't going to be total crap. lmao

sandymdh
30th Jul 2010, 3:39 PM
Theo Tate is what you and I would call a nerd. His interests, or some would say obsessions, include computer games, science fiction and old movies. At high school he had few friends and was bullied for being 'different'. After the death of his parents though he had little time for his interests as he took care of his younger brother in a small motel room for over 3 years. There was no inheritance and no help from anybody.
These days the outlook is more positive for Theo - after the sale of several science fiction role-play computer games that he designed himself the Tates have moved into a luxury home designed by Theo with a retro-futuristic theme encompassing his love of old sci-fi movies. At a sci-fi convention last year he met Alex, a beautiful young woman with very similar interests -she was dressed as Barbarella and he always says it was love at first sight. Life hasn't been easy for Theo but he couldn't help but smile when he was served by the ringleader of the bullies at the McDonalds drive through last week.

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot-13.jpg
Front View

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot.jpg
Second Floor

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot-2.jpg
First Floor

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot-3.jpg
Ground Floor

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot-4.jpg
Lounge

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot-6.jpg
Kitchen

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot-5.jpg
Bedroom

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot-10-1.jpg
'The Hole'

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot-7-1.jpg
Pool Area

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Screenshot-11.jpg
Games Area

No CC used but a heck of a lot of store stuff was.

NecroVonK
30th Jul 2010, 4:15 PM
Very nice, I love the lounge :)

BGatot
30th Jul 2010, 4:26 PM
Cool house! Love the bridge over the swimming pool.

heaven
30th Jul 2010, 4:30 PM
Agree. Love the bridge over the pool and the open area downstairs that leads outdoors. Very breezy.

sandymdh
30th Jul 2010, 5:17 PM
Maybe I'll stick with it then. Thanks for the positive feedback!

Gamineannie
30th Jul 2010, 5:19 PM
@Vampire aninyoseloh - Bee-yoo-tiful! You deserve the QuickDraw Builder Award! Nicely decorated and landscaped, too - love the shady garden pergola!
@PiT91 - lovely Roman Villa! Looks and feels like olden times - love the tiny but efficient latrina! The windows look like the exterior side does not match well to the walls, too grey-toned. It may just be a matter of EA's sh***y lighting, though, since I can tell the inside-side has been matched.
@sandymdh - Great job! I don't usually like the utramodern monochrome theme, but the touches of orange and grays livens this up without going overboard or Blecch-neon. Your build-tricks work very well (the pool bridge and the bendy roof) and maintain the modern style. The hole - nice idea, but it doesn't "feel" modern - the benches look OLD. Maybe reCAST them to look like plastic and in orange? Or find more modern seating in the catalog - you can outdoorize most any loveseat with CAST. Also some additional landscaping (ideally a rock garden or xeriscaping - which would be WAY hard without cacti!) would make the house look like Mother Nature liked it, too!
Good luck, one and all, be ye superspeedy or cautiousslow!

PiT91
30th Jul 2010, 6:18 PM
@PiT91 - lovely Roman Villa! Looks and feels like olden times - love the tiny but efficient latrina! The windows look like the exterior side does not match well to the walls, too grey-toned. It may just be a matter of EA's sh***y lighting, though, since I can tell the inside-side has been matched.
yup, mostly it is this the main fact, because I tried oh so many different textures, but they change when I change my angle. That was driving me crazy, so I put the better one I found and goodbye. I'd maybe decide to change everything and take new photos, but I'm waaaaaaaaay tooooooooo laaaaaaazyyyyyy. =D

you can tell surely by this image:
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/6950/r38.jpg
the upper floor results as an open area, while the mid-one is considered as a closed one. *BEHOLD THE DIFFERENCE!* (in a dramatic tone) :blink:

Waterstar
30th Jul 2010, 6:58 PM
Wow, yet another quick entry! I'm certainly not an expert builder here, so I might not be the best to give advice, but your house feels like a sea of blue and it's not very flattering, at least on the outside. I'd try to go with something that's not so monotonous.

Maybe try a different texture on the foundation, in the blue color, if you want to stick to blue, and maybe go for a wall foundation that has two channels, so you can pick two patterns that break it up a bit.

Yea... now you think of it... does seem a bit too blue. And I'm not an expert builder ether, especially for modern styled homes.

Waterstar: I'm already sorry, I don't want to be mean but where is your landscaping?Put some bushes terrain paint whatever. The front view really lack some plants. Did you want to do a patio with the hole? Then google patio and watch some images of patio. Put some terrain paint/ floor tiles, palnts or bushes.

I tried putting plants in, but the plants like are CC. I guess I'll try again seeing how both the color and the counters are messed up now >_<' Maybe I should be a bit slower for round 4, I rush too much. (On almost everything I do)

LifesLover
30th Jul 2010, 8:15 PM
Yea... now you think of it... does seem a bit too blue. And I'm not an expert builder ether, especially for modern styled homes.

I tried putting plants in, but the plants like are CC. I guess I'll try again seeing how both the color and the counters are messed up now >_<' Maybe I should be a bit slower for round 4, I rush too much. (On almost everything I do)

Well, it's good to take your time, yes, but now that you've gotten your entry up, this is the best time to get critique on it. You have all week to fix it up.

It's just a lot of blue. You can break up the blue with white or cream and still keep that modern feel. Also, the other person is right, landscaping would really help you. Look up video tutorials and websites about modern landscaping, how it looks, what you can do. There are plenty of plants and shrubbery that EA gives that, if you're a little creative, can get you whatever look you're going for.

yorkielove1
30th Jul 2010, 10:19 PM
Damn... I wish Late Night was out... I could make that stupid hole a hot tub...

Ive
30th Jul 2010, 10:21 PM
I know! All I keep thinking is like "oooh this would have looked good with a curved pool", this could have been an apartment or something like that

yorkielove1
30th Jul 2010, 11:09 PM
I know! All I keep thinking is like "oooh this would have looked good with a curved pool", this could have been an apartment or something like that Exactly my thoughts!!!! :rofl:

heaven
31st Jul 2010, 12:02 AM
Local genius (and loon) Rainier de'Lorme, being the environmentalist that he was, chose to convert a small, abandoned tree farm in Riverview into his new home. Even so, he refused to give up his comforts and had up to date furnishings. Unfortunately for Rainier, only a year after the completion of his home, he met his demise in his lab. Pity that the formula he was creating to quadruple the effectiveness of life fruit was off by one quarter of an ounce.

The home is now up for sale and, due to the unique structure and landscaping, will not be available for long. La Maison d'Arbre is perfect for anyone wishing to escape from the reality of our world. There are 5 large windows overlooking inward in the property; two in the kitchen overlooking the center garden and living room, one in the living room with a mirror image, one in the bedroom with forest views, and one in the bathroom overlooking the lake. If you're going to live in the wilderness, make sure to take full advantage! Mr. de'Lorme carefully designed his house so that each room conveyed a specific mood and retained a specific purpose in observance with that mood. The interior colors of the home reflect each mood.

Front:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/4843832838_7bfc149270_b.jpg
Side View:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4843122224_2e64c5d004_b.jpg
Orange: It symbolizes balance and enthusiasm, both which with Rainier used in creating his formulas. They are fundamental truths which should never be forgotten in any kitchen.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/4842177649_509458c698_b.jpg
Blue: The color of cleanliness, tranquility, and security. The color of cleanliness for a bathroom; how original. And maybe to help you feel more "secure" in your birthday suit? :blink:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/4842795832_54f26d0a6b_b.jpg
Yellow: The symbol of friendship, it also represents optimism and hope. A perfect color for a living room, where new friendships often start and the place more most living takes place.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4844019067_af28c0bfee_b.jpg
Green: This color denotes health, renewal, and fertility. I don't think this one needs any further explanation. ;)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/4845070985_2a80d7ce35_b.jpg
Garden: Perfect for quiet solitude and meditation or even as a spot for house parties, the garden embodies charm and life.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4124/4844636398_248c40a271_b.jpg
Overhead View: Because the bedroom is built between the wings of the lower level, I am able to show both levels at once. (Trees are still there, they have just disappeared from having zoomed in).
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/4844291667_45c50f0d63_b.jpg

No CC was used in this lot. Some store items along with buydebug items (fish and insects). Yes, it actually is playable. I spent a long time once I moved my Sim in moving trees and such so she could use the stairs and swim in the "lake".
Furnished: §62,851
Unfurnished: §44,375

Ive
31st Jul 2010, 12:37 AM
Gorgeous! Just one thing... that tree sticking trough the window :lol:

heaven
31st Jul 2010, 1:12 AM
Gorgeous! Just one thing... that tree sticking trough the window :lol:

I know, I know! It's the stupid angle. If I go straight to center and look from the bed, it's not there. But then you can't see as much of the room. I'm not sure if I should "cheat" and move the tree for a picture and then put it back, try a different angle, or just leave it be. It is a tree house after all, it can be magic glass!

Ive
31st Jul 2010, 2:20 AM
It's not glass, it's mosquito netting!

I don't think the judges would mind if you move the tree one rotate for that picture only and then move it back. But ofcourse a judge would have to confirm that :)

porkypine
31st Jul 2010, 2:32 AM
You may put a fence around it, and stairs leading down to it, but you may not do floating floor tiles around the hole in any way. The hole has to remain holey. :)

Hi HP, Can I swap solid foundation pieces for the foundation on stilts pieces as long as I don't change the footprint?

feldynn
31st Jul 2010, 2:40 AM
@heaven_sent_8_18
That's a really interesting looking house, totally off the wall idea and really well executed too. If I remember my language lessons from back in my school days, and assuming it's French (if not I'll probably sound like a loon hehe), I'm guessing "La Maison d'Arbre" loosely translates to "The House of Trees"? Either way it's a really clever idea and well done :).

These early lots are really setting the bar high for the rest of us too and each round the entries seem to get better and better. I kind of feel sorry for the poor judges, I really don't envy their task of trying to judge these lots at all! :)

@Porkypine
Hi HP, Can I swap solid foundation pieces for the foundation on stilts pieces as long as I don't change the footprint?
Assuming the rules haven't changed since round 1, someone did ask the question back then and HP said yes you can switch the brick foundation for the wooden deck one so long as the footprint is the same, a link to the actual post is here (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248375&postcount=113) and below is a quote from it :).

I can't remember who asked this... - And CTRL-F for "wood" is bringing up too much stuff... The question was "Can we replace the brick foundation with the wood one?" Yes, as long as the shape of the foundation remains exactly the same. It's basically just a different texture and doesn't change the limitations of having to build within that footprint, so as long as you replace it exactly, that's fine.

mr.moo7999
31st Jul 2010, 3:14 AM
Anyone else having "problems" with downloading the 3rd foundation? =(

Ive
31st Jul 2010, 3:26 AM
@Porkypine

Assuming the rules haven't changed since round 1, someone did ask the question back then and HP said yes you can switch the brick foundation for the wooden deck one so long as the footprint is the same, a link to the actual post is here (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3248375&postcount=113) and below is a quote from it :).

I also think that it said somewhere that the shape and the height had to stay the same

fragglerocks
31st Jul 2010, 4:06 AM
heaven_sent...I really love that house. It would be absolutely perfect...but the tree...I just can't get past it sticking through the window. But the rest of it...WOW, WOW, WOW. I'm doing a cabin as well for this round. Nothing like that though; probably not as good.

Its amazing all the different ideas people are coming up with. Everyone's building skills are improving too. I know mine is. But the problem with that is this house is taking longer than the other two put together. I figured it would be. I'm about halfway there. Can't wait to post it. I may just forfeit sleep and finish it tonight so I can post tomorrow. I can always edit it a thousand times like I did the last one. ;)

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's houses!

Aaaaaaand...break over. Back to building.

Bchbch Walk
31st Jul 2010, 4:18 AM
I'm sticking with modern because that's what I'm best at...This time instead of being blue...it's yellow :D! Gonna get some sleep and continue tomorrow...but I must say that this is fun!!

mr.moo7999
31st Jul 2010, 4:35 AM
EDIT: nevermind.

Love the tree house idea. It's... making me nervous!

Kinda unsure what I'm going to do with this foundation!

LadyAwesome
31st Jul 2010, 6:50 AM
Oh my gosh. How do you people come up with these things, I decided on jamacian resortish but its laim pfft. I suck. Having a bad week does not help at all either ...

feldynn
31st Jul 2010, 6:59 AM
HP, I have a rules question regarding custom content. Would placing the Foundation lot in a non-EA town / world map be considered using a piece of custom content?

On one hand you could say that the world is external to the lot itself so it could technically be irrelevant, but on the other hand you could also say that the world could be considered a "decorative object" since lot placement may be important when it comes to the taking of the pictures.

I guess I'll err on the side of caution and assume it'd count as a piece of Custom Content for the purposes of the contest, but if you could clarify that would be awesome :).

heaven
31st Jul 2010, 7:02 AM
I changed the picture!!! It took me over an hour just to zoom in and out, tab and untab, turn to the left or right, etc, etc so I could get the angle just right so the tree is NOT coming through that window. Ugh...but it is done.

Feldynn - Yes...loosely. According to freetranslation.com that is. :rofl: I am horrible with languages but wanted an interesting name/story and French for "tree house" sounded the prettiest. How shallow is that?

Think I should have an overhead with roof and trees to show what the lot would actually look like and/or a shot of the foundation level?

BGatot
31st Jul 2010, 7:28 AM
HP, I have a rules question regarding custom content. Would placing the Foundation lot in a non-EA town / world map be considered using a piece of custom content?

On one hand you could say that the world is external to the lot itself so it could technically be irrelevant, but on the other hand you could also say that the world could be considered a "decorative object" since lot placement may be important when it comes to the taking of the pictures.

I guess I'll err on the side of caution and assume it'd count as a piece of Custom Content for the purposes of the contest, but if you could clarify that would be awesome :).

Oh no, my lot for foundation 3 is in a non-EA world! Because the world is largely empty. I think it should be OK, at least I hope it is! I mean, if there's a building full of CCs next door it wouldn't be considered part of the lot, right?

missroxor
31st Jul 2010, 8:39 AM
The contest is about what you do with the foundation on a 30x30 lot. Anything outside of that lot is nothing to do with the contest except maybe providing a pretty backdrop for your pics.

fragglerocks
31st Jul 2010, 9:09 AM
OWL'S NEST CABIN

Price

117,592

Features

-Pond
-Beautiful Landscaping
-Greenhouse
-Atrium
-Large Upper Deck
-Modern Appliances
-3 bdrm., 3 bath
-Fully Furnished

Annie Hanson knew from a very young age what her lifetime wish was going to be - to have the perfect garden! After succeeding at that, raising 2 children and losing her husband, this house has become too big for her and she needs to sell quick! Won't you take a look around? I promise you it won't disappoint.

Front View
http://i27.tinypic.com/2qvtwr9.jpg

Overviews
http://i27.tinypic.com/hv15d3.jpg
http://i26.tinypic.com/14kjkh2.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/66wyog.jpg

When building this cabin, Annie tried as well as she could to build around the nature there, but with two kids on the way, she had some expanding to do! The atrium was the one thing she could not part with. It can be seen from five different areas of the cabin! The pond in back was built by her husband when they first bought the house. Annie would enjoy sitting with him under the willow tree, while enjoying a view of her beautiful, but exhausting, garden. These days she shares this spot with her younger, rock star boyfriend. "Its the mohawk, definitely, that does it for me" she says.

Kitchen, Living Room and Bedroom
http://i26.tinypic.com/2n1hz40.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/2mrigsj.jpg
http://i29.tinypic.com/oi7rlc.jpg

The upper deck is great for throwing a small get-together. It overlooks the beautiful garden in the back, as well as the pond and greenhouse. What is the point of having a spectacular garden if you don't show it off? The members of Annie's garden club were always so envious!

Bonus Photos
http://i31.tinypic.com/jv6avn.jpg
http://i28.tinypic.com/4qkfbk.jpg
http://i31.tinypic.com/2lu7u6a.jpg

Annie never changed the bedrooms after her kids grew up. So there's a master bedroom, double bed bedroom, and a nursery. The dining room has a table that seats eight people, and there's a bar in there also built by Annie's husband in their younger days. This magical house is perfect for your family! Just make sure you hire a gardener. Or two. Or three...

Thanks for viewing my Round 3 submission!
-No CC
-Base game and Ambitions
-Store items (most from the fairy set)
-Buydebug items

(Final Draft-I'm pleased!)

armiel
31st Jul 2010, 10:33 AM
Here is my entry for the Round 3 :)

Somewhere in the early 90's this house was full of life. Kids were playing in the garden, their mother was cooking dinner for her family and their father was sitting comfortably in the living room, watching football on the television.

All of a sudden there is a terrible shriek! The mother came screaming from the kitchen, and pulled her husband off the sofa: "The kitchen is on fire, the kitchen is on fire!!"

She had been making meatballs on the stove, and the grease had bursted into flames. She panicked and tossed a heap of water onto the fire, unfortunately, this only makes grease fires explode into a large fireball.

The father tried to put out the fire, however, with no luck, the grease had spread even more and the whole kitchen started to burn down. They could not gain access to the bathroom, because the fire was now blocking their way.

The kids outside were still playing. Suddenly the older one, a boy, notices smoke coming from the kitchen windows. He took his sister by hand and ran her to safety. After making sure she wouldn’t come in after him he ran back to the house screaming for their parents.

The backdoor was locked, so he had to run around to the front door. When he got in he saw through the inner windows that his mother and father were trapped into the burning kitchen. The fire had spread to the hall and the bathroom so there was no way for the boy to stop the fire.

There was nothing he could do to save their parents. When he thought of calling the fire department it was too late, the fire had reached the sitting room and the phone next to backdoor was unreachable. He hurried out and started running towards the town, screaming for help. Although the distance wasn't long it still took him 5 minutes to run to the town and ring the doorbell of the first house he found.

An old couple was taking a nap when they heard the doorbell and the scream of the boy. When they opened the door the boy ran in blabbing about the fire and his parents. The old man took the phone and alerted the fire department. The old lady tried to calm down the boy, but he was in a state of shock and started running back home.

Not long after the fire truck raced past him. The boy felt a sudden relief; all was going to end well now. But how wrong was he...
When the firemen arrived at the house it had almost burnt down. They tried to put out the fire and eventually managed, but it was too late. The parents had already died.

They searched the house and uncovered a sad realisation. The little girl hadn't stayed outside at all, but, however went in to the house and tried to rescue mom. They found her body resting under the dining table, where the little girl had crawled to hide when she realised she couldn't get to her parents.

Years later a young man woke up screaming in his apartment. The terrible memories from his past still haunt the boy to this day.


Now that I have either your full attention, or managed to drive off this post, I can show the lot to you.
Or actually, before the pics I wanna tell you that I had so much fun making this house. Maybe I have hidden trait of a pyromaniac ;)


The house is a medium sized two-storey house. In it's glory days it used to have very vibrant colors and a lovely garden. Now the years have done their job and the once love house is just an abandoned ruin, a memory of the past.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Streetview-1.jpg?t=1280905860
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Backyard-1.jpg?t=1280905904

The plants have taken over the house. The boy didn't want the house cleaned and restored, or teared down, so it was left as it was after the fire.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/fireplace.jpg?t=1280905860

Although the fire started from the kitchen, it wasn't the room that suffered the most damages.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Kitchen-1.jpg?t=1280905860

The bedroom for example took it worse, the little bed of the girl, the bed of the parents, all burned.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Bedroom-1.jpg?t=1280905904

The livingroom was also burned pretty bad, and the plants have taken it over.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Livingroom-1.jpg?t=1280905860

Same on the dining area, and the last hideout of the little girl. Burned and taken over by plants.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Diningandliving-1.jpg?t=1280905860


The house, detailed description:
- Huge porch on the front entrance with cafetable
- Entrance hall
- Open living-diningroom, some artwork, bookshelves, fireplace, sofas...
- Inner garden, used to have glass walls (they shattered on the fire)
- A bathroom with both shower and tub, and laundry, some towels and french parfyme
- Kitchen, the starter of the fire
- A bedroom with burned beds
- A boys bedroom on the second floor
- A reading corner on the second floor
- A garden that used to be very lovely. Now the ground has fallen down and the water has taken over the space. The flowers and weed all growing wild.

Floorplans:

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Roof.jpg?t=1280905860
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Floorplan2.jpg?t=1280905860
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Floorplan1.jpg?t=1280905860
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Floorplan-1.jpg?t=1280905860

...and the foundation:

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20challenge%20pictures/Foundation-1.jpg?t=1280905860

I used items and plants from Base game, WA and Ambitions. No CC or Store content was used in this lot.

I hope you enjoy looking at the pics at least half as much as I enjoyed making the lot :)

-armiel-

p.s. Thanks and a hug for everyone who commented on the pics on the time of making this lot.
p.s.s. Even bigger hug and thanks to Flabaliki for opinions and correcting the main text/story :)

EDIT:
As some of you may notice, I did remake this lot completely after all. The more I thinked it, the more ashamed I became of the lot I had posted earlier.
Thanks for Alan_Gast, Beer76, leesester, Whiterider, HP, Tom, Flabs, Kaylarox, Em, Kelra, Sheldrake, Tree.... Probably I'm forgetting many names of the people who helped and gave opinions/feedback. Thanks guys!! :lovestruc

I wish wish wish we would have been allowed to post more pictures ;)

Alan_Gast
31st Jul 2010, 11:27 AM
@Armiel, cool! But I think you should mess up some furniture, it is perfectly arranged! For example, the dining table has six chairs, all straight and neat, and the living room is very nicely structured. And maybe add a couple of charred/grungy looking patterns to the couch? The house was burned, and you have to remember, theres no roof. ;)

LadyAwesome
31st Jul 2010, 11:44 AM
Oh these house's are so awsome. I think I need to learn some more building techiques my house is so blah..... COME TO ME INSPIRATION

Freja
31st Jul 2010, 2:45 PM
Welcome to hotel Seafoam, located on the beautiful Builders Island. We can offer you six bedrooms in a luxurius style, diningroom with a top class kitchen and a relaxing lounge.


Front
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/22012_100731142825Screenshot-37.jpg


Second floor
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/22013_100731143014Screenshot-38.jpg


First floor
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/22014_100731143203Screenshot-39.jpg


Bedroom
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/22015_100731143322Screenshot-43 - Kopia.jpg



Diningroom and kitchen
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/22016_100731143440Screenshot-42 - Kopia.jpg



Lounge
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/22017_100731143610Screenshot-41.jpg



Indoors garden
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/22018_100731143822Screenshot-40.jpg

NO CC.

Twilightsimgirl123
31st Jul 2010, 3:37 PM
Do Items from the EA Exchange count as official or CC?

Cloudburst
31st Jul 2010, 3:44 PM
Do Items from the EA Exchange count as official or CC?
I'm pretty sure only store content and expansion pack stuff doesn't count as CC.

heaven
31st Jul 2010, 4:26 PM
Fragglerocks - Your house is so cozy! I love the upper deck and the green house and the sloping path up the lake. I'd live there!!!

Armiel - your house is really neat. However, that TV sticks out like a sore thumb! Chances are with no walls or roof, it would have been stolen at some point. Unless you can make it look as grungy as everything else, I would chuck it!

Bchbch Walk
31st Jul 2010, 5:19 PM
El Palacio del Sol (The Palace of the Sun)

RAWR!
This is my entry for Round 3! :)
It is called El Palacio del Sol, or The Palace of the Sun. You guys can probably see why...

Like my R2 entry, I chose a bright color for the exterior. However, this time it isn't an eyesore...I think it looks nice. :P

Lets get on with it!

Features:

3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2 Floors
Bright & Cheery Color Scheme
Large Deck
Pool
Outdoor Kitchen


*****NO CC! (Only Store Items)*****

Pictures:

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-19.jpg
Front View (The bamboo tree faded away)

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-4-2.jpg
First Floor

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-5-2.jpg
Second Floor

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-6-2.jpg
Formal Living Room

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-8-2.jpg
Kitchen

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-9-2.jpg
Formal Dining Room

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-11-2.jpg
Master Bedroom

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-10-2.jpg
Master Bathroom

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-3-2.jpg
Backyard

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af313/Kaylababes9/Screenshot-13-2.jpg
Zoomed-Out Front View

Wellll there it is. That was fun... :)
Good Job everyone! All of your houses are awesome! :up:
Can't wait until the next one.
Peace/out/cub/scout♥

BGatot
31st Jul 2010, 5:30 PM
Bchbch Walk, this one's definitely not an eyesore! :lol: Very beautiful and very sunny indeed. Love what you did with the standard square windows. Why can't I ever think of something like that? The customized sports car out front is a nice touch too.

Llihnae
31st Jul 2010, 6:25 PM
Hi, I’m Kimiko welcome to our house. A Shoji is wall made out of wood and paper. It can be used as walls, windows or doors. So why did we named our house Shoji? because there's none.
As you can see this is a real false traditional Japanese house. We didn’t inherit it from some unknown crazy uncle nor did we restore it with all our love and money. We just have it built like any other house.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/D1.jpg?t=1280591251


We wanted a traditional house with all modern comfort. We have four bedrooms, five bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, living area, training room and a studio. Of course No CC was used in this house.
Maybe you want a sky view, then let’s climb that tree (we actually don’t have enough money to afford a helicopter) to see the house from above.

This is the second floor where we have the training room, the studio and a bathroom just in case my husband sets himself on fire.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/E2.jpg?t=1280591251


This is the first floor with the bedrooms, three bathrooms and an office area.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/E1.jpg?t=1280591251


Here is the ground floor with the kitchen, dining area, living area and one bathroom. On this floor we have a lot of arches to let us have a view of the garden wherever we are.


http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/E0.jpg?t=1280591251


Let’s go inside now. This is the living area. The floor is made out of tatami so please take off your shoes. We have tatami in every room except the kitchen and the bathrooms. We choose black and red for the furniture to make a contrast with the tatami and the walls which are light.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/S2.jpg?t=1280591251


This is the dining area. We used the same colors as for the living and this is where we have the best view of the garden because of the arches.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/B7.jpg?t=1280591251


This is the kitchen. Everything is made out of wood and stainless steel. So even with three children the kitchen stays clean.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/C1.jpg?t=1280591251


Here is our bedroom. Black and grey with very few decorations to stay Zen.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/L1.jpg?t=1280591251


This is the Zen garden so nothing for the children just a pond and a cherry tree. You can swim and fish in the pond.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/B2.jpg?t=1280591251


This is a porch where we have a mini Zen garden with Koi fish. This is my favorite place in the house.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/Llihnae/Fondation%203/B5.jpg?t=1280591251


Well you seem exhausted; maybe I shouldn’t have talked you into climbing that tree. You better go home and have some rest. Good bye.

Menaceman44
31st Jul 2010, 6:28 PM
Quick question; are we allowed to raise or lower the terrain inside the foundation hole?
(please excuse any typos. I'm commenting from my Wii!)

missroxor
31st Jul 2010, 7:38 PM
I have. I just figured as long as you level out the edges of the foundation again you're technically noy altering it ;)

confused_claire
31st Jul 2010, 8:11 PM
This beautiful house once stood proud within acres of farm land. The owner Mr Farmer, took great pride in his work, and his wife the same with the farm house. As time moved on and the couple began to get old the work became to much so bit by bit Mr Farmer sold the farm land to whoever wanted to buy it, but he was determined to leave the house to his only son, Jack Farmer. Sadly 10 months Mr and Mrs Farmer passed away and the house fell into the hands of Jack. Jack was so happy to have such a lovely house, he has carefully modernise the entire house yet kept it feeling warm, just like a farmhouse should. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 of which is the master room and boosts a gorgeous fire place, a large hallway, kitchen/diner, lounge, laundry and downstairs loo. Outside is a comfy deck, laundry area, sunken veg plot, BBQ area and a swimmable pond- ideal for the hot summer months! There is also parking for 2 cars and 2 bike stands.
http://gb.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2823024

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http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a444/cpontefract/MTS3/Screenshot-13.jpg

Mia138
31st Jul 2010, 8:50 PM
Alfred Hawkes is an outdoor sim who inherited a love of nature from his father, Ernest Hawkes, the founder of the SVHNC thirty years ago and his statue stands outside the entrace to the Centre.
Of course the centre looked very different back then but a year ago Alfred was awarded a large grant by the Sunset Valley Council in honour of all his work on local preservation and restoration of endangered species. He used the money to rebuild the centre and this is what we see today.

Part of preserving local wildlife involves being 'green' and so he was determined to make use of both solar and wind energy to power the Centre.

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/MiaSims/Foundations%20Competition%20Round%203/ExteriorFront.jpg

The Centre houses a large collection of butterflies and beetles from all over the world. He has some of the rarest species on display together with photographs taken on his collecting trips.

The focal point of the Centre is the large glass atrium which has been carefully planted with a tree, shrubs and flowers all food sources for the butterflies and beetles which are also housed there.

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/MiaSims/Foundations%20Competition%20Round%203/Screenshot-59.jpg

A gallery surrounds the Atrium and along the walls are several live exhibits collected by Alfred and on the walls are photographs taken on his travels, photography being a great passion of his.

He has written several books and brochures about the creatures he has collected and these are on sale from reception along with other nicknacks. All proceeds from sales are, of course, used to keep the Centre up and running.

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/MiaSims/Foundations%20Competition%20Round%203/Atrium.jpg

At the rear of the centre is a wildlife garden, again planted and landscaped to encourage local wildlife. He holds lectures there often for local groups and especially the local cubscouts and brownies who sit for hours mesmerised by the stories he tells them of his adventures and the wondrous sights he has seen. Very often the youngsters will persuade their leaders and parents to let them sleep over and so a couple of tents are left set up for such occassions.

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/MiaSims/Foundations%20Competition%20Round%203/Screenshot-30.jpg

To the everyday visitor the Centre is a shining modern example of contemporary style - I wonder how shocked they would be to see beyond that door marked "Private". To see the living area that Alfred retreats to each evening after the Centre has closed.

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He has spent so much time travelling and living in either a tent or a very basic mud hut that he is no longer comfortable in what we would think of as 'normal furnishing situations'. His small two roomed accomodation is so basic it almost resembles the interior of a shack or tent.

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/MiaSims/Foundations%20Competition%20Round%203/Lounge-Study.jpg

Containing only the basic essentials needed to eat, drink and sleep. More photos from his travels adorn the walls. Very often a sick or ailing insect will be perched on a shelf so that Alfred can keep a caring eye on it and then there is the fish tank, currently housing some frogs he 'rescued' on a recent trip to France.. A photo of his father sits on his desk, reminds him of the humble beginnings.

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/MiaSims/Foundations%20Competition%20Round%203/Bedroom.jpg

In the small private garden area outside are three neatly kept graves. One belongs to his father. The other two are his beloved wife Kathleen and their daughter Elizabeth who caught a fever while travelling with him and died within a week of their return. Now Alfred lives alone with his bugs and his memories.

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/MiaSims/Foundations%20Competition%20Round%203/Aerial.jpg _______________________________________________________

No CC was used in this build.

Bchbch Walk
31st Jul 2010, 9:12 PM
Bchbch Walk, this one's definitely not an eyesore! :lol: Very beautiful and very sunny indeed. Love what you did with the standard square windows. Why can't I ever think of something like that? The customized sports car out front is a nice touch too.

Whyyy Thankyouuu. I tried :P
Can't wait to see your house!

Menaceman44
31st Jul 2010, 11:45 PM
OMG how do you guys come up with all of these back stories? And how come most of them are so sad?

PS confused_claire where did you get the decorative rocks by the pool? Are they from World Adventures?

yorkielove1
1st Aug 2010, 12:08 AM
The Nickengregs built this house to accomadate their growing family needs. They decided to settle down on 132 Cherry Street because it was in beautiful small community. The parents decided both of the girl's rooms would be exactly the same size, have the same wallpaper, and the same flooring. They did let the girls decided the colors though. They wanted a classic house. They accomplished this dream very beautifully.

Front
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-448.jpg

Roof
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-449.jpg

Third Floor (Master Bedroom)
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-450.jpg

Second Floor (Girls' Room's and Study)
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-451.jpg

First Floor (Kitchen, Home Gym, Dining Room, Deck, Lounge Area, Living Room, Entry)
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-459.jpg

Kitchen
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-453.jpg

Living Room
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-454.jpg

Master Bedroom
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-455.jpg

Girls' Bedrooms, Closets, and Bathroom
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-456.jpg

Study and Second Floor Hallway
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-457.jpg

Living Room, Dining Room, and Home Gym
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx239/yorkielove1/sims%203%20contest/Screenshot-458.jpg

No CC

heaven
1st Aug 2010, 12:10 AM
OMG how do you guys come up with all of these back stories? And how come most of them are so sad?

I LOVE stories...reading is my absolute favorite past time and I would love to one day write a novel. So, making stories up is just something I do anyway. Also, I can't build a house without a story. I mean, I have to understand why it was built, who lived there, etc. Even when I build for myself, I make up little stories/ideas about the people who would most likely live there and, at least with TS2, would usually end up making them and moving them in later.

confused_claire
1st Aug 2010, 12:19 AM
OMG how do you guys come up with all of these back stories? And how come most of them are so sad?

PS confused_claire where did you get the decorative rocks by the pool? Are they from World Adventures?

The big massive rocks came with Riverview! x

missroxor
1st Aug 2010, 12:35 AM
The big massive rocks came with Riverview! x

Really? I don't have them :( I have some big light brown ones that came with WA but the only big grey ones I have were made by Gillianivy on here....that said, I seem to be missing some other stuff that I'm sure I should have. :wtf: For instance, can someone tell me where in the catalogue to find the solar panels? I know I've used them in the past so I had them at one time but I can't bloody find them for the life of me! :blink:

Ive
1st Aug 2010, 12:37 AM
They are from the renault eco pack: http://gb.store.thesims3.com/renault.html

Some nice plants in there too :)

EDIT: Oh, the catalogue. Yea it's under misc like menaceman said!

Note to self: L2 read

Menaceman44
1st Aug 2010, 12:38 AM
The big massive rocks came with Riverview! x

Hmm. Where are they in the catalogue? I have riverview but can only seem to find the regular small rocks or the giant waterfall rocks in BuyDebug.


Missroxor, the panels (and turbines) are found under misc. decoration in the function sort.

gabrielorie
1st Aug 2010, 3:48 AM
Hey,does anyone know how to put colourful text?

mr.moo7999
1st Aug 2010, 4:31 AM
Hello...

HP, I really don't mean to be pushy an any way, but do you have an update on the scores? I'm just dying to see how everyone did!

Thanks! =)

(BY THE WAY, I'm almost freaking out at how good some of these homes are. I mean, really Llihnae? Do you just want to make us all look bad LOL?)

Man, the comparison between the 1st round and now is amazing... Some of the builders out there really have talent! =)

gabrielorie
1st Aug 2010, 4:47 AM
Wow,amazing and creative ideas/stories guys ;) .This is my very first Victorian styled house so be nice ;) .I present to you...

The Victorian Cottage

Britney and her family have always been farmers for many generations but britney was always facinated with the Victorian era so she built this house.

Front Yard

Outside it seems nice and peaceful/countryish but wait until you reach inside...

http://a.imageshack.us/img190/5773/screenshot1373r.jpg

Living Room

Inside it is a lovely victorian style house that can cope with your everyday needs.

http://a.imageshack.us/img199/788/screenshot1374.jpg

Whats a Victorian house without a fountain :deal:

http://a.imageshack.us/img809/8926/screenshot1375.jpg

Kitchen And Dining

A nice cozy area :lovestruc

http://a.imageshack.us/img225/7549/screenshot1377.jpg


Master Bedroom

A perfect specimen of country and victorian ;) (plus it has a great view of outside)

http://a.imageshack.us/img412/562/screenshot1381.jpg


Outdoor Patio

A nice BBQ area

http://a.imageshack.us/img192/1451/screenshot1396.jpg

Balcony View

http://a.imageshack.us/img40/2231/screenshot1390b.jpg

Back View

http://a.imageshack.us/img408/3986/screenshot1411.jpg

Floorplans

First Storey

http://a.imageshack.us/img29/592/screenshot1407.jpg

Second Storey

http://a.imageshack.us/img831/576/screenshot1408.jpg

Roof

http://a.imageshack.us/img806/9413/screenshot1409.jpg

Price Furnished $121,704
Price Unfurnished $69,932

No CC Used

Enjoy :bunny:

fragglerocks
1st Aug 2010, 6:03 AM
Gabrielorie...love the house! How interesting that all those styles work so well together!

But just to let you know....you do have 5 pictures too many! I had a hard time choosing pictures myself this round.

gabrielorie
1st Aug 2010, 6:18 AM
Thanks,thats a very nice thing to say because this is my very first victorian styled house and my 2nd or 3rd 2 storey house :D .And sorry :o.I'm making a video right now for the extra pictures,btw can you tell me how to get the colourful text :) ?

aeval99
1st Aug 2010, 7:13 AM
Thanks,thats a very nice thing to say because this is my very first victorian styled house and my 2nd or 3rd 2 storey house :D .And sorry :o.I'm making a video right now for the extra pictures,btw can you tell me how to get the colourful text :) ?
Here's a link to all the codes that can be used on the board. Colour is near the bottom. http://www.modthesims.info/misc.php?do=bbcode

fragglerocks
1st Aug 2010, 7:25 AM
Fragglerocks - Your house is so cozy! I love the upper deck and the green house and the sloping path up the lake. I'd live there!!!


I almost missed this compliment.. so glad I didn't! You are so sweet. Thanks a lot!

I was thinking the same thing-I'd live there too. Because in real life, at least if I have L-shaped steps I will be able to see the upper floor from the first...lol

And the hole in the ceiling in the bedroom...aggravates me too. But that's the game. Try to have a nice downstairs view from upstairs equals no ceiling. Grrr. One of my peeves in this game. And I don't have many, really.

But the lake is my favorite. Took me a while to get those rocks the way I wanted.

But I bet I'm preaching to the chior here. covering your foundation had to have taken soooo long!

gabrielorie
1st Aug 2010, 7:47 AM
Thanks a Bunch aeval99 :D !I'm trying to make it purple...

aeval99
1st Aug 2010, 8:57 AM
Thanks a Bunch aeval99 :D !I'm trying to make it purple...
You're welcome.

I sent you a PM about your house...I hope you don't mind. :)

HystericalParoxysm
1st Aug 2010, 8:59 AM
Hey guys! Here are your scores for Round 2. Again, sorry for the shitty formatting.

Each line is:

Contestant #, Contestant, Structure, Décor & Furnishings, Landscaping, Theme, Aesthetic, Presentation, Wow Factor, CC Bonus, Total

1,Miuki,7,6,6,7,7,8,7,20,70
2,yorkielove1,4,4,3,5,4,4,4,20,49
3,Flabaliki,8,8,8,8,9,8,7,20,77
4,armiel,7,8,8,8,7,8,7,20,73
5,Greenlea,7,7,6,6,6,8,6,20,66
6,Vampire_aninyosaloh,7,5,7,6,6,6,5,20,62
7,missroxor,7,9,9,9,8,9,8,20,79
10,Mia138,6,7,6,7,7,8,6,20,67
11,Llihnae,6,6,8,7,6,7,6,20,66
12,outburst,6,7,4,7,6,7,5,1,44
14,ForeverCamp,6,6,5,6,6,6,5,20,59
15,Jhona113,4,5,4,4,4,4,3,20,49
16,lewisb40,8,7,8,8,8,8,7,20,73
17,heaven_sent_8_18,7,7,8,8,8,8,7,20,74
18,saku-baka,4,4,4,4,4,4,3,1,28
19,Fyendiar,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,20,90
20,sandymdh,7,7,6,7,7,7,6,20,67
22,Twilightsimgirl123,4,5,3,5,4,4,3,1,29
23,lewjen,7,6,7,7,7,6,6,20,66
24,confused_claire,4,5,5,5,5,5,4,1,35
25,LifesLover,7,7,7,6,7,8,7,20,69
27,Waterstar,5,5,4,6,6,5,4,20,55
28,Alan_Gast,7,8,8,7,8,8,7,20,71
30,seraphime,7,8,9,8,8,8,7,20,74
31,TheNubbyPeanut,8,6,7,7,7,7,6,20,68
32,easypeaze,7,8,7,8,7,8,6,20,72
33,fragglerocks,7,7,8,7,7,8,7,20,70
35,jillrp,6,7,7,7,7,7,5,9,56
37,kwuz,6,6,8,7,7,7,5,20,66
38,gabrielorie,5,4,4,6,5,5,3,20,52
39,Winterhart,7,6,6,7,6,6,6,20,65
40,lamammaforever,8,8,8,9,9,8,8,20,79
42,feldynn,9,8,7,9,8,8,8,20,78
44,Sookielee,7,7,9,7,7,8,6,20,71
45,porkypine,7,7,9,8,7,8,7,20,73
47,schitzwa,6,7,7,7,7,8,6,20,68
48,kaylarox,6,7,8,7,6,6,5,20,65
49,Cloudburst,8,8,9,8,8,8,8,20,79
50,Linen,5,6,5,6,5,5,5,20,58
51,dietdrpepperfan,5,5,4,6,5,5,4,20,56
52,trench,6,6,8,7,6,7,5,20,66
54,mr.moo7999,6,7,8,7,6,7,6,20,68
55,Bchbch Walk,5,6,4,6,3,5,4,20,53
57,Gail.wyness,7,6,6,7,7,6,6,20,64
58,NickelNicole12,6,6,6,6,6,5,5,20,60
59,Nightlight,5,6,5,7,5,6,5,20,58
60,Neiflay,7,6,6,6,6,6,5,20,61
61,Bgatot,6,6,6,7,6,7,6,20,64
62,Sulyuki,5,6,5,6,6,6,5,20,59
63,Simlicious,5,6,5,6,5,6,4,20,57
64,PiT91,6,7,7,7,6,7,6,20,65
65,Freja,6,7,6,7,6,7,6,20,64
66,Craggles,7,7,7,8,7,7,6,20,69
67,Menaceman44,7,7,6,6,6,7,6,10,55
69,Kaospilot,8,9,8,8,8,9,8,20,78
70,Misspsy,5,5,5,6,5,6,4,20,57

Top 3 scores for this round are:

90: Fyendiar (holy crap!)
79: missroxor, lamammaforever, cloudburst
78: Kaospilot, feldynn


Please PM if you want your judge comments - everyone has some! :)

Alan_Gast
1st Aug 2010, 10:27 AM
@HystericalParoxysm Hi! You added my score wrong. 7,8,8,7,8,8,7,20 = 73, not 71. Thanks. :)

mr.moo7999
1st Aug 2010, 2:38 PM
I'm a bit surprised and confused at my score =(. Congrats at the 90 Fyendiar...

Alan_Gast
1st Aug 2010, 2:43 PM
Yeah, your home was really nice! The interior was definetly the highlight. God I'm so annoyed I can't get higher in the 70's, I need more wow factor, thats fo'sho'.

BGatot
1st Aug 2010, 3:22 PM
I too was surprised at some of the scores, for example, that Winterhart's castle got such a low score. Why, it's only one higher than mine! I would've thought it would score much higher than that. There are a few other entries that I thought are great but got middling scores. Yours included, MrMoo.

100% agree about the winner and the top three, though, they're all fabulous entries.

LifesLover
1st Aug 2010, 3:44 PM
Yes, I'm surprised about Winterhart's score, too. It was such a fabulous entry, and that mine got higher than hers is definitely shocking. All the same, though, I about squealed when I realized I had scored a full ten points higher than the previous entry. I've really got to step it up, though, in the next round. I definitely need to work on my theme.

HystericalParoxysm
1st Aug 2010, 3:59 PM
Alan_Gast - The scores are rounded - for example, your scores are actually 6.8, 7.6, 7.6, 7.4, 7.6, 7.8, 6.6, 20, 71.4 - so the totals may look a little off but it's because of the rounding. Everything's done in Excel via formulas so I don't have to total it up myself. :)

heaven
1st Aug 2010, 4:01 PM
I about squealed when I realized I had scored a full ten points higher than the previous entry.

Me too, me too! I don't think I have a chance in winning as I can't migrate out of the majority but it means SO much to me that I scored higher. I feel like that means I improved and such. Yay!

Bchbch Walk
1st Aug 2010, 4:12 PM
I didn't do too hot...Oh well...mental note: No more blue houses! I still had fun but I guess the judges didn't like it too muchh. Hopefully they'll like my R3 house better. Well...Everyone should be proud no matter what your score is...you all did good. :) Is there comments from the judgess?

mr.moo7999
1st Aug 2010, 4:29 PM
I put this in my last upload:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/1/5/3/3/6/7/5/MTS2_mr.moo7999_1123977_Foundation.jpg

I guess we shouldn't use that for anything that is not in the foundation. I thought it was very creative, and the judges would like it, but... well they didn't---- so DO NOT use them! (For your own good)

heaven
1st Aug 2010, 4:31 PM
Is there comments from the judgess?
Yes, there are. I am just barely patiently awaiting mine. :giggler: Please PM if you want your judge comments - everyone has some! :)

I put this in my last upload: I guess we shouldn't use that for anything that is not in the foundation. I thought it was very creative, and the judges would like it, but... well they didn't---- so DO NOT use them! (For your own good)
Did you get your comments back and know that's one of the issues? I'm not trying to be a party pooper but your first house was lovely and got you a pretty good score. Your second house is quite similar, externally at least. It is really apparent in the back view. Maybe the judges felt you didn't push yourself enough or that the second wasn't unique (WOW factor enough) since they had already seen something similar. :(

feldynn
1st Aug 2010, 6:11 PM
For those that were still wondering about the custom world / neighbourhood counting as CC, I asked HP when I sent her a PM for the judge comments and here's what she said...

A custom 'hood would not count as CC, no. Just stuff you use on the lot itself. :)

Thanks HP for getting back to me so quickly with the PM :).

gabrielorie
1st Aug 2010, 6:16 PM
You're welcome.

I sent you a PM about your house...I hope you don't mind. :)
Thats ok,i'll read it just now ;) .And i can't beleive my score was so low,it was actually my favourite house...Anyways congratulations Fyendiar :Pint: .

outburst
1st Aug 2010, 6:44 PM
Oh, no! I must have forgotten to put that I didn't use CC.

Either way, that's okay. :) I'll just have to remember this round to label it!

Alan_Gast
1st Aug 2010, 7:49 PM
Alan_Gast - The scores are rounded - for example, your scores are actually 6.8, 7.6, 7.6, 7.4, 7.6, 7.8, 6.6, 20, 71.4 - so the totals may look a little off but it's because of the rounding. Everything's done in Excel via formulas so I don't have to total it up myself. :)

Well that sucks. :(

jillrp
1st Aug 2010, 8:07 PM
I'm totally kicking myself...I used some CC so my average was only 56 (even though I busted my ass on that house) :(
I'm kinda thinking about withdrawing....it's fun, but since my last score was only 54, it's like what's the point?

Fyendiar
1st Aug 2010, 8:16 PM
I'm totally kicking myself...I used some CC so my average was only 56 (even though I busted my ass on that house) :(
I'm kinda thinking about withdrawing....it's fun, but since my last score was only 54, it's like what's the point?

It may sound as empty words coming from me, but ain't fun and learning the main reason? It's not about the winning, not for me at least. Sure I try to get as high a score as I can get, but not at the expense of my own fun. Don't try to make a house that you think others might consider the best, make one YOU will find the best you can make. The endresult may surprise us all and you will be having fun in the process.

Ive
1st Aug 2010, 8:22 PM
I agree with Fyendiar! I think most people in this competition is just all about the fun. Have seen many posts where people are saying they have built houses they never thought they would and are really happy with it! I just think people need to keep in mind to just make what you wish in whatever theme and follow it trough thoroughly and leave it and compete with that :) It might not be what the judges are looking for exactly but hey, if it gave you a nice house to play with ingame then you got a win-win situation.

Compete for fun not to win! (wow, that sounds teacher preaching like lame)

Alan_Gast
1st Aug 2010, 8:33 PM
I'm totally kicking myself...I used some CC so my average was only 56 (even though I busted my ass on that house) :(
I'm kinda thinking about withdrawing....it's fun, but since my last score was only 54, it's like what's the point?

Think of it like this...yes, on my R2 house I tried even more to push boundaries and present it beautifully, but I got a lower score and seeing as someone got a perfect score, theres no chance of me winning. But that takes off all the pressure for me, so I don't have to worry about winning. I can just enjoy building this time. I'm very dissappointed with my score, but hey, *no pressure*. ;)

Menaceman44
1st Aug 2010, 8:34 PM
How did I do worse on my second house than my first?! I was told my first was too ordinary so I pushed myself for this second one going out of my comfort zone to do something modern and I got a lower score and comments which basically say it was too much of a mishmash.
I'll keep going but the results of round two only make me feel as though it's downhill from here.

jillrp
1st Aug 2010, 8:35 PM
thanks guys :)
yeah, i was really surprised by these houses i made and am looking forward to using them in game. im just very competitive by nature so i get discouraged easily. thank you though! my pity party is over....i'll be sticking through :)

heaven
1st Aug 2010, 8:35 PM
I agree with Fyendiar! I think most people in this competition is just all about the fun. Have seen many posts where people are saying they have built houses they never thought they would and are really happy with it! I just think people need to keep in mind to just make what you wish in whatever theme and follow it trough thoroughly and leave it and compete with that :) It might not be what the judges are looking for exactly but hey, if it gave you a nice house to play with ingame then you got a win-win situation.
Compete for fun not to win! (wow, that sounds teacher preaching like lame)
Agreed, wholeheartedly. I am way competitive but as the competition goes along, I am just loving see the entries and pushing myself. As we've said before, the learning process is so much more valuable than the competition between entries.


How did I do worse on my second house than my first?! I was told my first was too ordinary so I pushed myself for this second one going out of my comfort zone to do something modern and I got a lower score and comments which basically say it was too much of a mishmash.
I'll keep going but the results of round two only make me feel as though it's downhill from here.
I don't think it was your entry. I believe it was your CC. One piece of CC is a difference in 10 points. So, if you hadn't used that piece you would have had 10 extra points, meaning you would have done better in R2. :( If you look at all the other numbers, you either improved or held your own. So that is a definite plus! Stay optimistic!

BGatot
1st Aug 2010, 8:40 PM
Don't worry about it, Jillrp! I got only middling score for Foundation 2, and I was near bottom for Foundation 1. At least my score has improved. But what's important is that I learned a lot during this contest. I've been making a lot of homes in Sims 3, but I've never push myself as much as I did for the contest. And I'm enjoying it very much. Now of course that is the most important reason. If you don't enjoy it then there's no reason to do it, since we aren't really competing for a big prize anyway. Just for some fun, and to see just how you measure up to all the other builders out there.

LifesLover
1st Aug 2010, 9:33 PM
Yeah, I mean, I came in still doing boxy houses and using auto-roof. Seeing what everyone has done has pushed me to try my hardest and to give my all, and that's what I consider to be a win. I had fun, even if I don't win in the end.

jillrp
1st Aug 2010, 9:41 PM
gahh....i love you all! *group hug*

sandymdh
1st Aug 2010, 10:22 PM
Totally agree with everyone - I am being a little competitive but with myself - just trying to beat each round's score. Got 60 first time, 67 for the Moroccan House. Oh and by the way I had points knocked off for tilting the pics. I thought it looked more interesting but the judges don't like it. Might be useful to everyone...

BGatot
1st Aug 2010, 10:56 PM
What do you mean by tilting the pictures, sandymdh?

sandymdh
1st Aug 2010, 11:01 PM
Not sure - it just said I had points taken away for tilting the pics. If you check my round 2 entry the street view is a bit high I guess. I think the room views are at sims eye level. It is not a requirement for the 3 other pics anyway. Have pm'd HP to clarify as I don't want to do the same thing wrong this round.

BGatot
1st Aug 2010, 11:07 PM
Do share with us what their answer is.

I know your street level view is a bit high, not quite eye-level (maybe a really tall sim, or sim using one of those power/telecom company repair truck with cranes that lift people up? :D ) but I saw that many other entrants use similar viewpoint for their street view. Did they all got points deducted for that? Or did they mean something else entirely? Hmmm, mystery...

lewjen
1st Aug 2010, 11:16 PM
Holy crap. I think I got exactly the same score as the first round (and actually, I was hoping it was gonna be way higher :( ).

LadyAwesome
2nd Aug 2010, 12:05 AM
Awwwww Lew *hugs* competition is tough.

missroxor
2nd Aug 2010, 12:51 AM
gahh....i love you all! *group hug*

I love that somebody disagreed with this post :rofl:

Ive
2nd Aug 2010, 1:27 AM
Haha, damn trolls :lol:

jillrp
2nd Aug 2010, 2:42 AM
lol, where would the world be without trolls?
(also, those who don't want to be part of the group hug...your efforts are futile. resistance is useless)

fragglerocks
2nd Aug 2010, 2:48 AM
(also, those who don't want to be part of the group hug...your efforts are futile. resistance is useless)

Okay I'll join the group hug. But I have to warn everyone that I've had really bad gas all day. :jest:

So I've decided to work a bit more on my interior, so I may be posting new shots later. I'll post a link when I make the changes!

missroxor
2nd Aug 2010, 8:52 AM
I still haven't even started on my interior apart from the aquarium :blink: I decided my roof wasn't oceanic enough so I ripped it all down and have spent the last hour and a half in CFE hell trying to create a wavy roof. More happy with the structure now but still not loving my colour pallette and wall paper placements....starting to worry I won't be finished on time :rolleyes:

BGatot
2nd Aug 2010, 9:56 AM
Are you thinking about doing wavy roof the way you do curved bridge? Man, that's gonna be a lot of work! Raise a little... lower a little... :D But the result ought to be cool, though.

schitzwa
2nd Aug 2010, 10:34 AM
I have to drop out :-( My sister is visiting from Scotland on Wednesday and she is staying for a week so I have to run around like mentalist sorting my own house out so I just don't have the time anymore. Such is life. Good luck to everyone though, there are some gorgeous houses this round :-)

confused_claire
2nd Aug 2010, 1:18 PM
I dont understand my score!!!
24,confused_claire,4,5,5,5,5,5,4,1,35
You gave me a 1 for CC!!
I dont use any CC!! My game is CC free!! The only stuff I use is from the store, and that was allowed.... wasnt it!?!?!?!?!?!

Also where can i find the results for round 1?!?

Inspire
2nd Aug 2010, 2:06 PM
Claire: HP lists as one of the rules that you have to say when you post your pictures whether you have used custom content in your house otherwise if you don't the judges will assume you have used your total amount of CC allowed and give you 1 point for CC. In your posts for rounds 1 & 2 I don't see it listed anywhere in your posts.

Store stuff does not count as custom content.

Also the scores for round 1 are here http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3253681&postcount=129

NecroVonK
2nd Aug 2010, 2:29 PM
I knew from the get go I didn't stand a snowballs chance of even being near to winning ANYTHING but I'm doing it for the heck of it. Will post my R3 pics here in a few. Been dying all week to get here so I could check in on things. The evilness of not having home internet is KILLING me lol

On another note I'm rather baffled. In my personal opinion my R2 house was much better than the R1 entry. And yet I scored lower lol

BGatot
2nd Aug 2010, 3:53 PM
A sea of green! :D Nice one, Greenlea. Might I suggest using terrain paints to add some different colors to the yard, though? Different kind of grass, just for variety.

I am doing a green theme too for my entry, but it's outside instead of inside!

NecroVonK
2nd Aug 2010, 4:11 PM
I may if the urge strikes me. At this point I don't even see the use in doing so lol

WayBack
2nd Aug 2010, 4:35 PM
On another note I'm rather baffled. In my personal opinion my R2 house was much better than the R1 entry. And yet I scored lower lol

Please, take no offence, it's just my opinion, but I think your R1 entry was better. It's compact, the use of space is more efficient and your choice of colours for bathroom looks really lovely.

Though I liked the R2 idea, the house looks unbalanced, as if you couldn't decide whether the owner should be rich or not, the fountain and the large area of swimming pool contrast with the interior that looks mostly like a cute beach cabin. Also, for a relatively small house with just one bedroom, it doesn't make a sense to waste the space on two corridors with nothing but a long rug, something that is even more noticeable when looking at the dining table with just two chairs, located relatively far from the kitchen...

Anyway, now that I have the chance to see your R3 entry, I must say that I really like the roof and the front yard, especially those two cute chairs look inviting.

I honestly admire anyone who can join this contest, I'm an incredibly slooow builder :turtle:

NecroVonK
2nd Aug 2010, 4:40 PM
Well everyone has their viewpoints. I'm just saying I found my R2 more attractive than R1 especially outside. And more work went into it. Not to mention that was the only thing I was happy with out of 3 attempts.

I'm just having one of those depressing blah Monday's. And trying not to feel so discouraged.

jillrp
2nd Aug 2010, 6:01 PM
Well everyone has their viewpoints. I'm just saying I found my R2 more attractive than R1 especially outside. And more work went into it. Not to mention that was the only thing I was happy with out of 3 attempts.

I'm just having one of those depressing blah Monday's. And trying not to feel so discouraged.

I really actually do like you R2 entry better...when I first saw it I thought "OMG! You totally beat me!" and I was really worried. It was gor-ge-ous.

Alan_Gast
2nd Aug 2010, 6:04 PM
@Greenlea The same happened to me! I put so much more work into my R2 house, which took me like 5 days, while my R1 house took like a day and a half, yet I scored lower! :( Stupid Excel.

I encourage you not to go modern for the next round, seeing as the judges seemingly dislike it, judging by scores of modern entries versus more suburban/classic entries.

Your R3 entry is so nice! Though the blue carpet GOTTA GO. And I think less structured trees would compliment it. :)

NecroVonK
2nd Aug 2010, 6:05 PM
Thank you jillrp that makes me feel really good.

I do think I'm going to make some changes on my R3 entry though. Maybe not many cause I'm just over this round already lmao

NecroVonK
2nd Aug 2010, 6:15 PM
@Greenlea The same happened to me! I put so much more work into my R2 house, which took me like 5 days, while my R1 house took like a day and a half, yet I scored lower! :( Stupid Excel.

I encourage you not to go modern for the next round, seeing as the judges seemingly dislike it, judging by scores of modern entries versus more suburban/classic entries.

Your R3 entry is so nice! Though the blue carpet GOTTA GO. And I think less structured trees would compliment it. :)

It's not blue it's grey, although I guess it does appear blue. I told you all I was struggling lmao

As for going modern. That's just the type of house I like to build. I find them much more beautiful. Those are the ones I tend to download more as well. I'm more turned toward funky than classic it's just how I am. I just have to see what the R4 foundations looks like and if possible I'll attempt something non-modern for the discriminating judges lol And well I've mentioned several times landscaping and trees and such are most definitely not my strong point.

Not to mention at this point it doesn't really matter what I do, it's basically just for the fun of it from here on out. I stand no chance anyhow lol

LifesLover
2nd Aug 2010, 6:46 PM
I don't think it's that the judges are hating on modern houses (since many modern houses got relatively high scores in the first round (I can't remember with the second round), they're just really looking for a wow factor. I think they really like the themed houses, houses that not only are interestingly built, with well landscaped, painted and furnished housings, but also state why it's that way. They seem to be looking for cohesive, well-used spaces. I remember that I had a few comments from the judges saying that I had a few empty spaces in my house and that some places were more decorated than others, causing the house to feel lopsided.

Honestly, even though I don't have a shadow of winning at this point, I still feel like a winner because I've learned so much from this competition and I've had a lot of fun.

porkypine
2nd Aug 2010, 9:01 PM
I see you guys have been very busy! :0) AND creative! Good work!

I am taking a 20 point hit this round because I have NOT been able to get any of my store content to appear in the game. VERY ANNOYING. the download manager is incompatible with Widows 7 and it refuses to recognize the content when I download it on my Vista machine and move it to my Windows7 machine. SO.. Since I can NOT use my ZEN AGAIN set, :cry: I have downloaded a bunch of CC and will make my lot as best as I can with the stuff available. Too bad I don't have time to make bonsai and granite lanterns for my gardens Oh well.. I guess I have motivation to mash up some meshes for TS3. I'll upload them here if I ever make them. :P ... See TS2 - I can churn out some custom meshes to get exactly what I want but TS3 is a learning curve for me... :wtf:

lewisb40
2nd Aug 2010, 9:02 PM
Sorry to announce that I have to leave the competition. My family have suffered a loss, and I will be out of town for two weeks, helping to take care of arrangements and help with closing of the personal business.

Thank you for allowing me in this great contest, I have learned alot and appreciate the judges comments. Maybe I can join future contests here.

NecroVonK
2nd Aug 2010, 9:18 PM
Sorry to hear that.

porkypine
2nd Aug 2010, 9:28 PM
Sorry for your loss. and sorry to see you go lewisb40.

lewisb40
2nd Aug 2010, 9:29 PM
Thanks, thought I could finish my lot and enter it before leaving, but my sister is coming to pick me up this evening. I am suppose to be packing, but wanted to look at the other entries before leaving. I think I am a doomed simmer for life. That is sad.

Anyway, I will be checking in from time to time, I just will not have my game.

Alan_Gast
2nd Aug 2010, 9:38 PM
@lewbis aww shucks! I hate to hear things like that. And someone loved your post???

God I'm going to London for 5 days on August 5th and will miss 5 days of round 4. I'll have to sacrifice real life but I should geddit in.

Ive
2nd Aug 2010, 11:06 PM
Sorry for your loss lewisb40

Waterstar
2nd Aug 2010, 11:45 PM
Big Edits: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=3267067#post3267067 - Post 43 if your page moved due to images

And sorry for the loss lewisb40. I just hate hearing that someone died in their family

missroxor
2nd Aug 2010, 11:46 PM
Misspsy, thanks for the vote of confidence :) Didn't realise that's what you meant about no furniture, thought you literally just didn't furnish that room.

Alan_Gast, you going for business or pleasure? Going to see any touristy stuff? I've recently just moved out of Central London so when I was there we did the whole touristy thing everytime family came to visit. If you want any tips/advice just ask :)

LewisB, So sorry to hear your bad news, my thoughts are with you and your family.

LifesLover
3rd Aug 2010, 12:11 AM
Big Edits: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=3267067#post3267067 - Post 43 if your page moved due to images

It's nice to see the edits,although I think there's too much of a contrast between the two colors. You should try to put a texture on either the walls or the foundation to soften it up. Stones or brick or even siding.

Also, modern landscaping features clean crisp lines, boxed in plants and a defined walkway leading up to the front door.

Waterstar
3rd Aug 2010, 12:14 AM
It's nice to see the edits,although I think there's too much of a contrast between the two colors. You should try to put a texture on either the walls or the foundation to soften it up. Stones or brick or even siding.

Also, modern landscaping features clean crisp lines, boxed in plants and a defined walkway leading up to the front door.

I think I might be editing forever now D: What ever, I don't have much else to do anyways

Ive
3rd Aug 2010, 12:15 AM
Missroxor: I don't see how you'd manage to live in London. I'm going to travel trough there on the 5th and I just hate it. So busy no matter where you go :(

missroxor
3rd Aug 2010, 12:26 AM
Well, before I moved there I was really aprehensive 'cause it'd been a while since I lived in a city but after a couple of months I fell in love with it :lovestruc London is now one of my favourite places on Earth. Yeah, it's busy and in summer the abundance of tourists can get annoying but it's just so diverse and there's so much to do and see and the architecture (in the centre at least) is stunning. I think it helps that I never drove whilst I was there, the roads can be pretty crazy! :lol:

Kaos, surely it's no busier than Manchester?

Edit: Also, it helps what time of day it is. I used to work shifts when I was there which means I've been able to stand in the middle of Trafalgar Square at 6am on a summer's morning and be the only person there except a street sweeper. It's a pretty cool feeling when you know that ast any other time of the day it's probably one of the busiest places in London. If you wanna go places that don't require entry it's worth going before 0930am just to avoid the crowds.

Ive
3rd Aug 2010, 12:42 AM
Oh but it is :lol: Maybe it's all the tourists that does it plus the fact that most people use public transport. When I travel trough I always have to go on the tube (Victoria line ofc with a 30kg bag dragged after me), soooo bad especially in the summer as you say! Where in London was it you lived then? Maybe it's better if you don't have to travel past the main tourist attractions!

heaven
3rd Aug 2010, 12:47 AM
Lewisb40 - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies to you and your family.

The download manager is incompatible with Widows 7
I wonder what's up with your computer. I have Windows 7 and everything works just fine for me. :blink:

LifesLover
3rd Aug 2010, 12:48 AM
I think I might be editing forever now D: What ever, I don't have much else to do anyways

Well, it's always fun to build, so at least it won't feel like work.

missroxor
3rd Aug 2010, 12:49 AM
I actually lived in Victoria, just round the corner from the station. That station is particularly bad because there's a direct route to one of the airports (Gatwick I think) so it's always rammed with travellers. I worked on Whitehall which is slap bang in the middle of all the touristy stuff. Mostly I walked to work and yeah, that area was definitely a lot worse in the summer and at christmas because of the tourists. Don't get me wrong, I know the economy needs tourism etc, blah, blah, blah but, God, they're everywhere and always in the way!! lol

Edit: Just realised this is the contest thread, not the chat one. Oops, sorry for highjacking it. :rolleyes:

fragglerocks
3rd Aug 2010, 2:33 AM
Lewisb - I am very sorry for your loss. I will add you and your family to my prayers tonight.

Alan_Gast- That theater is stunning! Great job so far!

I have updated my house. Added and removed a few things, and took some better photos. Made sure my front view was street level and tidied up the overviews as well. Its the first entry on page 4. (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=414263&c=1&ht=&page=4&pp=25#startcomments)

mr.moo7999
3rd Aug 2010, 3:19 AM
EEK, It's always bad to hear about a loss. Sorry.

I think I'm going to have to crunch some time in to work on my home! We're predicted to get real good storms tomorrow... so hopefully.... my power will stay on LOL.

I actually should get my butt working on my home. I only have the shell done :O

BGatot
3rd Aug 2010, 3:34 AM
Sorry for your loss too, Lewisb40.

Mr.moo, storms are bad, aren't they? I'm just about to say save often, but if the power's cut just as you were saving, the whole game could be wrecked! Vampire Aninyosaloh lost a whole neighborhood that way. So, what to do? To save or not to save, that is the question! :D

Fragglerocks, house looks good. The landscape is stunning! That couple sitting on the bench, you should've made them cuddle before taking the screenshot! Maybe even have them 'make out', but that probably violates some decency rules for posting! :D

gabrielorie
3rd Aug 2010, 4:06 AM
I am truly sorry for your loss Lewisb :( .My grandfather died recently so i know what its loke to lose a family member :cry: .

I re-did my house with a more victorian look.Tell me what you think :) .I present...

The Victorian Cottage

Britney and her family have always been farmers for many generations but britney was always facinated with the Victorian era so she built this house.

Front Yard

Outside it seems nice and peaceful/countryish but wait until you reach inside...

http://a.imageshack.us/img190/5773/screenshot1373r.jpg

Living Room

Inside it is a lovely victorian style house that can cope with your everyday needs.

http://a.imageshack.us/img199/788/screenshot1374.jpg

Whats a Victorian house without a fountain :deal:

http://a.imageshack.us/img809/8926/screenshot1375.jpg

Kitchen And Dining

A nice cozy area :lovestruc

http://a.imageshack.us/img225/7549/screenshot1377.jpg


Master Bedroom

A perfect specimen of country and victorian ;) (plus it has a great view of outside)

http://a.imageshack.us/img412/562/screenshot1381.jpg


Outdoor Patio

A nice BBQ area

http://a.imageshack.us/img192/1451/screenshot1396.jpg

Balcony View

http://a.imageshack.us/img40/2231/screenshot1390b.jpg

Back View

http://a.imageshack.us/img408/3986/screenshot1411.jpg

Floorplans

First Storey

http://a.imageshack.us/img29/592/screenshot1407.jpg

Second Storey

http://a.imageshack.us/img831/576/screenshot1408.jpg

Roof

http://a.imageshack.us/img806/9413/screenshot1409.jpg

Price Furnished $121,704
Price Unfurnished $69,932

No CC Used

Enjoy :bunny:

BGatot
3rd Aug 2010, 4:26 AM
Er, a little nit-picking here, Gabrielorie, but that car has no place to exit the lot. I mean, do you expect it to squeeze through the narrow front gate? :lol: Otherwise the house looks good and comfy and livable.

gabrielorie
3rd Aug 2010, 4:45 AM
No it dosen't because it just poofs in the road.Even if you place it in a basement it will find a way to escape :blink: .

trench
3rd Aug 2010, 6:35 AM
HP, I'm having some issues in real life so I don't have time to finish my house for this round so I can't take part to the contest anymore. Sorry about it and good luck to everybody. Entries so far look great :)

Myshia
3rd Aug 2010, 9:46 AM
I'll come out of my hiding spot now,
Your houses are all wonderful. :)

gabrielorie, I don't really like the blue room. The rest of the house is in its browny tones and i feel like it just doesn't fit in; it's just out of place.
That's just my opinion.

fragglerocks
3rd Aug 2010, 12:14 PM
Gabrielorie - Just wanted to let you know that you have your entry posted twice. Once on page 5 and another on page 8. And they entry on page 8 still has one picture too many. But the improvements you've made are fantastic...love it!

Sookielee
3rd Aug 2010, 12:33 PM
As a professional author, Amelia Armstrong longed for a place to call home. When she saw the house on Cotton Branch Drive in Mansfield, she knew she had found it. The exterior of the house was impressive with its combination of natural rock, brick and stucco. The abundance of flowers and plants combined with the pond in the backyard put a smile on her outdoor loving face. Needing to entertain colleges and publishers quite often, the entertainment area in the fenced in back yard was ideal, not to mention the hours of solitude she would enjoy as she wrote her next blockbuster.

The front porch leads to a small sun room with the front door enclosed in it. The interior of the home seemed to speak to her being filled with such happy colors. With a big kitchen and formal dining room she would need to learn to cook now. The sunken living room being framed with 2 full glass partitioned walls, still felt private, as did the office. The two en-suite bedrooms offered more than enough room for a single woman.

Amelia knew she would have many happy years in this home. Now she could focus on finding a love to share it with.

Furnished: $102,444
Unfurnished: $50,823

No Custom Content

Street View
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-31.jpg

Layout
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-29.jpg
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-28.jpg
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-30.jpg

Kitchen
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-41.jpg

Living Room
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-37.jpg

Bedroom
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-40.jpg

Bonus Pictures
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-39.jpg
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-35.jpg
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/sookielee/MTS%20Foundation%20Contest/Screenshot-34.jpg

fragglerocks
3rd Aug 2010, 1:08 PM
Sookielee...I love it! The living room is very interesting being where it's at. And the kitchen is very cute. But the backyard is what makes it really special. I really like the bbq are. The exterior walls are great too. So why don't I just save myself some time and just declare I am drooling over that entire lot. ;)

I would totally live in it myself.

Craggles
3rd Aug 2010, 1:37 PM
LOL sookielee, you know that mansfield is a fairly rough area near Nottingham in England right? haha :P

BGatot
3rd Aug 2010, 1:51 PM
I agree, the backyards are amazing. Improved though my landscaping maybe, I have nothing compared to some of the contestants here. And the house itself looks so comfy and inviting.

Craggles, that's why the backyard area is fully fenced in, you see? To keep all the punks, drunks, gang members, burglars and car thieves away! :D Probably still needs steel bars over all the front windows though!

rosieruby48
3rd Aug 2010, 2:04 PM
Hi guys, omg i'm really sorry I had to pull out of round 2 because I have been soooo busy preparing for a wedding and just didn't have any time atall to complete my house, I had built it all apart from decorating the upstairs. Ive only just come back from the wedding weekend and remembered that I hadn't entered it :( but nevermind I don't think I would have time to complete anymore anyway in the future, I am very busy this week too preparing for a big bbq at mine so I would of had to pull out this week anwyay. I mite enter my round 2 entry on the other post sometime but yeah good luck everyone x

NecroVonK
3rd Aug 2010, 2:11 PM
I took new pics but left the flash drive at home lol My boyfriend is supposed to bring it to me before he picks me up for lunch so I can edit my post with the new pics then.

rosieruby48
3rd Aug 2010, 2:19 PM
Fyendiar how did you get the fog around your house? I loved the outside of your haunted house

NecroVonK
3rd Aug 2010, 2:37 PM
God I love that man, he brought it to me already lol

NO CC was used
Some items were used from the EA store. Ultra lounge kitchen and bath. Also the eco pack. And the couch and loveseat possibly if they aren't the ones that came with Ambitions.

This house was designed for a Sim who loves the outdoors. Interior is designed in lots of greens and browns, colors found in nature.
The exterior is a mixture of brick and stone. Out back you can find a pond stocked with Doitsu and Kawarimono Koi.

On the lower level there is 1 full bath and a half bath which also contains a washer and dryer. A bedroom perfect for a teen with it's funky
design. The living room and dining area are very open to each other and the kitchen is to the left. Last but not least, there's an indoor rock
garden with plants for an added outdoor experience indoors. Perfect place to go sit and reflect for a bit after a stressful day.

The upper level contains the master bedroom and bathroom with an open view in the hallway to the indoor rock garden below.

Street View
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/jaycee5577/Sims%203/Screenshot-26.jpg


Overhead shots
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/jaycee5577/Sims%203/Screenshot-22-1.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/jaycee5577/Sims%203/Screenshot-2-4.jpg




Living room
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/jaycee5577/Sims%203/Screenshot-25.jpg


Kitchen
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/jaycee5577/Sims%203/Screenshot-23-2.jpg


Bedroom
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/jaycee5577/Sims%203/Screenshot-27.jpg

Bonus 1 - Dining
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/jaycee5577/Sims%203/Screenshot-24-1.jpg

Bonus 2 - Teen room
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/jaycee5577/Sims%203/Screenshot-23.jpg

Bonus 3 - The "Hole" lol aka the Rock garden
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/jaycee5577/Sims%203/Screenshot-28.jpg

Ive
3rd Aug 2010, 3:22 PM
LOL sookielee, you know that mansfield is a fairly rough area near Nottingham in England right? haha :P

My nan and mother "in-law" is from Mansfield :lol:

Sookielee
3rd Aug 2010, 3:37 PM
LOL sookielee, you know that mansfield is a fairly rough area near Nottingham in England right? haha :P

Mansfield is the name of a Riverview redo that I did prior to CaW coming out. I am not from, nor have I ever been to England.


Fragglerocks & BGatot: Thank-you

BGatot
3rd Aug 2010, 6:01 PM
Fyendiar how did you get the fog around your house? I loved the outside of your haunted house

Well, I'm not Fyendiar, but I do know that the fog emitters can be found in the 'buydebug' category in buy mode. It's the icon with the question mark on it. To get that to appear, you have to turn the testingcheatsenabled on, then type in buydebug in the cheat console. There's a ton of neat stuff in there, though, such as invisible lights, dungeon objects, pyramid statues etc.

Ive
3rd Aug 2010, 6:30 PM
You can also get snow and rain from it!

ForeverCamp
3rd Aug 2010, 6:59 PM
CREATOR'S NOTE: I have to give credits, thanks and lots of cookies to leesester for the suggestion which spawned this house. I was crying and screaming in #create because my first house went buh-byes after a graphics mishap and my second house was created out of rage and hopelessness (and therefore was extremely lazy creation - HP said no pool, so I put a pond :rolleyes: ).

NO CC USED.

***

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/ForeverCamp/Sunset%20Valley/Screenshot-3-5.jpg

Poor Contest Housejumper was starting to feel the pain of finding a new, lovely house, only to be brutally torn from it not a few hours later. Finally, at the close of his first full day as a resident in Sunset Valley, he found a great house at the base of the town's mountainous region.

CREATOR'S NOTE: Sorry about the darkness in the floorplans - I was going to wake until sun-up to take the pictures, but SimFate intervened... as demonstrated in the last picture.[/I]

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/ForeverCamp/Sunset%20Valley/Screenshot-14-2-1.jpg

This house (which he called That Awesome House with the Pit) was a single bedroom house, with a great 70s-style conversation pit. Too bad he didn't have any friends to have conversations with in that awesome pit. :(

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/ForeverCamp/Sunset%20Valley/Screenshot-5-5.jpg

Slightly disgusted with the fate the SimGods had dealt him thus far, Contest went to begin a workout in his small, but cozy living room, wondering what cruel SimGod would deny him the treadmill he so desperately wanted, and had gotten in his previous brief abodes.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/ForeverCamp/Sunset%20Valley/Screenshot-4-4.jpg

His kitchen was small, but useable. Maybe one day when he had friends, Contest could show off the cooking skills he would one day have while they sat at the counters and watched...

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/ForeverCamp/Sunset%20Valley/Screenshot-6-5.jpg

The master suite, in Contest's opinion, wasn't much to write home about - oh, well, he didn't have family to write home to, anyway - but it would serve his purposes. At least the SimGods had given him another double bed.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/ForeverCamp/Sunset%20Valley/Screenshot-8-4.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/ForeverCamp/Sunset%20Valley/Screenshot-9-5.jpg

He did have a pond again, full of... pond-y goodness. And as Contest stared up at the starry sky, he wondered if one day he might have the chance to settle down and live a normal life.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/ForeverCamp/Sunset%20Valley/Screenshot-12-2.jpg

But as Contest went to sleep in his new house, he was about to get a brutal wake-up call...

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff316/ForeverCamp/Sunset%20Valley/Screenshot-16-1.jpg

***

Sorry about the edition, guys. I had to put that last picture in there - it was just such perfectly awful timing...

Fyendiar
3rd Aug 2010, 7:11 PM
Fyendiar how did you get the fog around your house? I loved the outside of your haunted house

It's with the fog emitter which you can buy with the buydebug cheat.

testingcheatsenabled true
buydebug

then you can find the fog emitter in the extra bit that opened up in buymode

To add abilities to it hold CTRL-SHIFT and left click it. To add the kind of fog I used just add "graveyardfog".

Enjoy. :)

Fyendiar
3rd Aug 2010, 7:18 PM
Normandy, June 22, 1944

Dear Sarah,

You must be very concerned by now not having heard of me for so long and I am so sorry for that. I wish I could have let you know I am alright sooner, but things didn't go as we planned and this is the first time I am able to write to you. As you probably heard by now there is an invasion going on in Normandy for the last 16 days and for sure those days felt like years to me. I am alright now though, please don't worry too much about me.

Shortly after we landed on the beaches of Normandy, we (Frank, Marley and myself) got seperated from our battalion. For well over 2 weeks we wandered the fields in search of our own, but all we encountered were the nazi's we had to hide from. We still don't know where they are and are beginning to get worried things have gone terribly wrong.

Late last night we happened upon a nice local family that has been kind enough to let us set up base in their home.

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8656/streete.jpg

I can't tell you how much of a blessing this family is to us! We had run out of food days ago and survived on stealing food from the fields. But even though it was well after dark when we arrived here the lady of the house was kind enough to cook a small, but extremely welcome dinner for us.

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/3918/floorplan1.jpg
http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/7106/floorplan2.jpg
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3859/floorplan3.jpg
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/7153/floorplan4.jpg

Let me tell you something about the place we are now. I tell you I want a house like this when the war is over! The kitchen clearly is the main part of the house with a small living room attached to it.

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/1819/livingroomw.jpg
http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/3249/kitchenk.jpg

I love what she did with the bedroom. No don't worry, nothing happened. I just saw it as we checked the house.

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3550/bedroomc.jpg

The 2 bathrooms are small, but have everything you would ever need in them.

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/2473/bathroomwz.jpg

After some inventory we set up our base in a seperate building. It was used as storage before, but now we have made a tactics room on the ground floor and On the uper floor we found some old beds which are such a nice change from the hard ground we had to sleep on the last 2 weeks. It's not much, but it feels like heaven!

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/403/extra1.jpg

Anyway, Frank is calling me so I am needed for work again. I hope I will be able to write to you soon.

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2824/extra3.jpg

I miss you.

Yours forever,

John McKenley


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Lot Value
Furnished - §70.031
Unfurnished - §50.124

Custom content: none

Bchbch Walk
3rd Aug 2010, 7:22 PM
Snookielee: The front of your house is gorgeous. Nice job (:

gabrielorie
3rd Aug 2010, 7:32 PM
I'll come out of my hiding spot now,
Your houses are all wonderful. :)

gabrielorie, I don't really like the blue room. The rest of the house is in its browny tones and i feel like it just doesn't fit in; it's just out of place.
That's just my opinion.

I tried to make the entire house out of wood but i'll see if i can make some changes :) .And fragglerocks,thats because i edited it ;) .Also i love those entries guys :up: .

sandymdh
3rd Aug 2010, 8:00 PM
Wow Fyendiar that's another amazing house! Those last ones are looking really good. I have finally updated mine for the last time I hope. Gamineannie made a very valid comment that 'the hole' wasn't very modern so didn't match the rest of the house so out went the roses and stone seats - see what you think. Hopefully it's better.
Oh wanted to mention Greenlea's house as when I saw those very first pics I honestly really thought they were too green but the entry looks AMAZING - you really made those colours work.
I want to download so many of these after the contest finishes but why do they have to be all 30x30s lol - I'll have to make a new world with all 30x30 lots!

NecroVonK
3rd Aug 2010, 8:06 PM
Oh wanted to mention Greenlea's house as when I saw those very first pics I honestly really thought they were too green but the entry looks AMAZING - you really made those colours work.
!

Why thank you :)

TheNubbyPeanut
3rd Aug 2010, 8:55 PM
I can't believe how amazing the entries have been this round! Y'all are one giant pack of house buildin' fools! :lovestruc

Here's my 3rd entry. Let me just say the foundation for this round gave me massive indigestion, and it caused a few nightmares. lol. I'm not so fond of this entry as I would've liked, but.. really, I'm just happy to have built anything. :blink:

Again, another house cohesive to my previous two entries. Perhaps part of a new subdivision popping up in Sunset Valley?

Street View

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad318/krymsyntempest/StreetView.png?t=1280860378

3 beds, 2 baths. House features cathedral ceilings in the living room, upstairs master suite, mature landscaping, and various outdoor sitting areas to enjoy the wooded view.

Floor Plan

1st Floor

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad318/krymsyntempest/FloorPlan-1st-1.png?t=1280860947

2nd Floor

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad318/krymsyntempest/FloorPlan-2nd-1.png?t=1280861027

Living Room

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad318/krymsyntempest/LivingRoom-1.png?t=1280861072

Kitchen

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad318/krymsyntempest/Kitchen.png?t=1280861099

Kids Room

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad318/krymsyntempest/GirlsRoom.png?t=1280861177

View of Living Room from 2nd Story

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad318/krymsyntempest/TwoStoryWindows.png?t=1280861259

Backyard

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad318/krymsyntempest/Backyard.png?t=1280861380

Sunken Outdoor Seating

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad318/krymsyntempest/TheHole.png?t=1280861426

No Custom Content, but again, I used various store items.

Furnished- 252, 101

Unfurnished- 97,230

missroxor
3rd Aug 2010, 9:39 PM
Apparently I have my perceptive hat on today and as always, I'm the bad news bear :lol:

Sookielee HP said in the first page that the hole is to remain "holey" - no floor tiles or roofs are to cover it. Love what you did with that coffee table btw, so creative :)

Forevercamp, Think you might've covered the hole too but it's hard to say with no plan.

Fyendiar, you covered it too. I love your house, yet another beautiful and atmospheric entry from you :)

You cannot cover up the hole! No floating floor tiles over the hole! You have to figure out something to do with the hole! And just sticking a pool down there is laaaaazy. ;)You may put a fence around it, and stairs leading down to it, but you may not do floating floor tiles around the hole in any way. The hole has to remain holey. :)

NecroVonK
3rd Aug 2010, 9:45 PM
Lastly... You cannot cover up the hole! No floating floor tiles over the hole! You have to figure out something to do with the hole! And just sticking a pool down there is laaaaazy. ;)

A roof ABOVE the hole should be perfectly fine as long as you don't cover up or fill IN the hole with more foundation or put floor tiles over it. So I'm not seeing where they did anything wrong.

missroxor
3rd Aug 2010, 9:51 PM
Maybe. My interpretation of "holey" was that it was to remain completely open but maybe she just meant no floor tiles as you say though some of them would still have broken that rule since their second storey covers thw hole....think we may need clarification from HP

Edit: Looking back I think it's only Fyendiar who's second storey covers the hole. If I am right though and you're not even allowed a roof over it, Gabrielorie (is that spelled correctly?), you've done it too.

NecroVonK
3rd Aug 2010, 9:54 PM
Yeah. I thought it meant just not to fill IN the hole. Cause mine has a roof on the upper level as well.

TheNubbyPeanut
3rd Aug 2010, 9:57 PM
Yeah. I thought it meant just not to fill IN the hole. Cause mine has a roof on the upper level as well.

As does mine. I was under the impression the roofing didn't count as covering the hole, but.. goodness knows I've been wrong before. :D

Ive
3rd Aug 2010, 9:59 PM
I was unsure about it. Asked very early in the thread. Anyway, I just found my way around it just in case :giggler:

NecroVonK
3rd Aug 2010, 9:59 PM
If it does I'm just screwed lmao
I've got 30 minutes before I leave for the day and may not get clarification before then. And I'd have to have my entry submitted by tomorrow cause by the time I come in Thursday the round will be up.

heaven
3rd Aug 2010, 10:06 PM
Fyendiar - another fantastic entry. I want this one too! I so hope you will be uploading your lots. Wonderful, wonderful job!

Craggles
3rd Aug 2010, 10:09 PM
hiii
so id like to apologise for offending anyone from/near mansfield
its a joke at uni cuz one of the girls on my course is from there and shes a bit rough n ready bless her :P

so anywho
heres my house, created in a style to match a world me and some guys at CAW Group (http://www.modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=546&groupid=452) are making, its a Mediterranean style world, based on a small fishing village :D so yeah I though I'd kill 2 birds with one stone!!

Required: Floor Plans
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-4-1.jpg
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-5.jpg
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-6.jpg
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-7.jpg

Now, the sharper ones of you will notice that the bedrooms are downstairs, this is cuz the entrance to the house is upstairs, I dont know why haha it just took my fancy at the time :D

Erm..what else is required? Oh yeah haha

Living Room
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-9.jpg

Kitchen
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-8.jpg

Bedroom
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-10.jpg

Now you'll notice that compared to my other houses this one is almost empty (crap I know) but thats to stay in keeping with the theme of this town we're building, so I needed it to be functional but buyable as well :D

Other Piccyyys:

View of the House from a Different Angle
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-2-1.jpg

Back of the house
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-3-1.jpg

And a nice bit at the side that I liked :P
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab64/Craigamus1/R3/Screenshot-11.jpg

NO CC

erm, on a 40x40 lot
Furnished - 107,078
Unfurnished - 86,904

needs WA and possibly HELS, but thats it, we're not using ambitions in this world :P

cheeeers guys

Ive
3rd Aug 2010, 10:16 PM
Lovely house Craggles :lovestruc

(If I'm one of the people you thought you'd offended) I know it's a rough place, or some of it is anyways. Some chavs set my nan in law's car on fire, for fun!

Fyendiar
3rd Aug 2010, 10:50 PM
Thanks sandymdh and heaven send 8 18, it was quite a challenge, but I like how it turned out. :)

Missroxor, as I understand the rules we are not allowed to adjust the foundation in any way or form, but adding roofs or balconies over the edges of the foundation are allowed as long as they are at a higher floor. I may be wrong though, but if I am I will just have to live with it. I am too happy with how it looks now and if I had to remove the top floor that covers the hole I might as well start from scratch. :)

Gail.wyness
3rd Aug 2010, 10:54 PM
Glas Dachaigh

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/f3street.jpg

Street view

Built in about 1806 as a dower house for the Duke of Argyll, the house is now the ancestral home of the Morran family.
Set in the Scottish Highlands on the northern edge of Loch Sloy it has stunning views of the town and Ben Cruachan .

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/F3study.jpg

The Study

The family has a long rooted history in invention, Bruce Morran invented the paper-clip, currently his great, great grandson is working on a mechanical octopus in the converted attic (his daughter and wife or unsure as to purpose as yet)


http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/f3livingroom.jpg

Living Room

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/F3dinning.jpg

Dinning Room


http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/F3Kitchen.jpg

Kitchen

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/f3Hall.jpg

The Hall and staircase

The grand stair case houses the families mounted fish and gem collection.

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/f3masterbed.jpg

The Master bedroom



The Compulsory floor plans

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/f3ground.jpg
ground floor

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/f3first.jpg
First floor

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/GailWyness/f3attic.jpg
Attic

The lot costs £212,452 (£110.779 without furniture)

No CC used

ForeverCamp
3rd Aug 2010, 10:56 PM
Forevercamp, Think you might've covered the hole too but it's hard to say with no plan.

Nope, no coverage being done on that - I think it'll become clearer with the floor plan up (which should be up within the next few minutes). It may appear to have floating tiles, but that's just careful placement of rugs to cover up the ugly grey top of the foundation. The hole is entirely uncovered - the couches are flat against the foundation wall.

Either way in regards to the roofing counting as "covering the hole" (which I think is bull, IMO)...

I'm not building a fourth damn house.

missroxor
3rd Aug 2010, 11:01 PM
I really hope I am wrong since so many people have covered it but the only reason I think I might be right is that I specifically asked if I could put fence over the top or lay a floor tile that supports stairs and was told no (see above quotes)....so I figure If that's not allowed then surely you can't cover it with anything. Fyendiar I'm a bit fuzzy on the overhang rule...I thought you were allowed an overhang as long as it didn't extend the liveable space...which a room on the second floor would do, especially if we've specifically been told not to cover it with floor tiles.

Even if I am right, maybe HP will be sympathetic and let this one slide since there was so much confusion? ;)

Fyendiar
3rd Aug 2010, 11:05 PM
I really hope I am wrong since so many people have covered it but the only reason I think I might be right is that I specifically asked if I could put fence over the top or lay a floor tile that supports stairs and was told no (see above quotes)....so I figure If that's not allowed then surely you can't cover it with anything. Fyendiar I'm a bit fuzzy on the overhang rule...I thought you were allowed an overhang as long as it didn't extend the liveable space...which a room on the second floor would do, especially if we've specifically been told not to cover it with floor tiles.

Even if I am right, maybe HP will be sympathetic and let this one slide since there was so much confusion? ;)

This is the post that makes me think it's alright:
http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3251620&postcount=32

You may be right though, but I sure hope you are not. :)

Fyendiar
3rd Aug 2010, 11:09 PM
Gail.wyness I love the design of your study, living and dining rooms! Nice work! :)

missroxor
3rd Aug 2010, 11:12 PM
Yes, but she says in that thread, "You -can- do it - you won't get disqualified for it, but you will definitely lose points for doing so."

That's the whole point of this arguement....I'm not saying that you can't physically cover the hole or that doing so will have you banished from the contest...just that you may be penalised for it.

heaven
3rd Aug 2010, 11:20 PM
I think she means that you won't get disqualified for floating floor tiles outside of the foundation but you will lose points. If I reword it, I think it makes more sense:

"Extending the lower levels with floating floor tiles basically negates the whole idea of using the foundation as the limitations. You can do it; you won't get disqualified but you will definitely lose points for doing so. However, you can extend the upper levels to make overhangs."

I could be WAY wrong though. I took this to mean the same thing. You can cover the hole, just like you can cover any part of the foundation with walls, roofs, etc as long as it doesn't modify the liveable space or change the foundation.

NickelNicole12
3rd Aug 2010, 11:21 PM
HP, u need to come in here and clarify things for us please :)

Anyways, i'm almost done my house and i'm surprised to see not many people have entered their house in yet. I guess we're just all working extra hard this time :)

HystericalParoxysm
3rd Aug 2010, 11:22 PM
At this point, you CAN do whatever you want, really. You're not gonna get kicked out for anything other than gross dickheaditude (which I haven't seen even a hint of, from anyone, which is awesome, when you're dealing with this many people). Really, what it boils down to is sticking within the spirit of the contest - don't modify the foundation, use it as the footprint for what you build. When I've tried to say - you can do this, you can't do that, that's what I've been considering.

And when it comes to things outside the spirit of the contest - modifications you might have made, it's up to the individual judges to decide how many points to dock for it. They do discuss judging with each other, in that they point out particular elements they notice - both good and bad, as they judge. Not in an attempt to come to a consensus, but merely to share thoughts and observations.

So... um, yeah, tealdeer and all, but... just try to stick to the idea of, the foundation and footprint it sacred, everything else is up to you, and I think ya'll will be fine. ;)

In short: Don't do overhanging tiles on the lowest floor - but you can do them on upper floors as much as ya like. And the hole in the foundation can be furnished however you want, as long as you don't stick floor tiles over it to cover the hole in any way. You can put stairs down into it but only foundation to ground, not with an extra floor tile or two inside the hole.

Fyendiar
3rd Aug 2010, 11:29 PM
Thanks for the update HP!

heaven
3rd Aug 2010, 11:35 PM
Thank you so much HP!!! We were all having mini nervous breakdowns! What would we do without you? :D

missroxor
3rd Aug 2010, 11:35 PM
And the hole in the foundation can be furnished however you want, as long as you don't stick floor tiles over it to cover the hole in any way.

Ahhh,....riiight. You mean we can't hide the hole and pretend it's not there on the first floor but we can build a second floor on top, I thought you meant it couldn't be covered in any way on any floor...Ok, hands up, I'm wrong. Sorry for any confusion caused ;)

Fyendiar
3rd Aug 2010, 11:59 PM
Ahhh,....riiight. You mean we can't hide the hole and pretend it's not there on the first floor but we can build a second floor on top, I thought you meant it couldn't be covered in any way on any floor...Ok, hands up, I'm wrong. Sorry for any confusion caused ;)

Don't worry I have send the angry mob home to their wives, there won't be a witch burning tonight. :jest:

LifesLover
4th Aug 2010, 12:33 AM
That's great to know, HP. I panicked and I just tore down what I had and rebuilt everything. I'm gonna be cutting it close this time. I've been having a beast of a time with this one.

Sulyuki
4th Aug 2010, 12:38 AM
I don't really know what I'm doing so I don't know what to say about it, but I like most of it. There is no CC.


Street view.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/Screenshot-346.jpg

First floor, the trees are invisible for better view.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/tScreenshot-17-1.jpg

Second floor.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/tScreenshot-22.jpg

Third floor.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/tScreenshot-20.jpg

Living room.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/tScreenshot-11.jpg

Kitchen.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/Screenshot-131.jpg

Master bedroom.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/Screenshot-182.jpg

Second bedroom.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/Screenshot-136.jpg

A secluded garden in the hole.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/Screenshot-292.jpg

Rooftop garden.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m199/sulyuki/Hus/Screenshot-158.jpg

Twilightsimgirl123
4th Aug 2010, 12:49 AM
When Aelena married her high school sweetheart, she never imagined that they would own something like this. Her husband, Arrin's parents had used this house for years as a beach house. But as a wedding present, they gave it to Arrin and Aelena to live in.

http://i35.tinypic.com/2rp6915.jpg

Aelena did some refurbishing, and turned the flat roof into a deck.

http://i33.tinypic.com/14ax2ro.jpg

She then set to work on the rest of the house once she found out she was pregnant.

http://i33.tinypic.com/14wvn8x.jpg

The lower level was difficult for her, as she had to clear out the space in the center.

http://i37.tinypic.com/vem9zn.jpg

She and Arrin then took photos of the new house to post on facebook.

http://i34.tinypic.com/oiymoo.jpg

First, the garden.

http://i35.tinypic.com/n5j4tl.jpg

Then, the trophy room.

http://i37.tinypic.com/2jbmdmb.jpg

The dining room.

http://i34.tinypic.com/vztowg.jpg

The kitchen

http://i35.tinypic.com/9tpgjo.jpg

The living room

http://i37.tinypic.com/oh0ftk.jpg

The bedroom

NO CUSTOM CONTENT!

No address

Furnished: $131,659
Unfurnished:$68,722

DANG, that's expensive stuff! :rofl:

Bchbch Walk
4th Aug 2010, 12:50 AM
Sulyuki: I love how there's a lot of greens in your house. Especially on the first floor. It's one of my favorite entries in this contest so far. (:

heaven
4th Aug 2010, 12:52 AM
Sulyuki - I LOVE your landscaping. Can I hire you as my gardener? :giggler:

LifesLover
4th Aug 2010, 1:10 AM
Twilightsimgirl123:

Great house. It looks a little bare, though, so I'd suggest adding some extra clutter and rugs, if you can. Also, you have too many pictures. You have about two extra bonus pictures, the bathroom and the baby's room. They'd penalize your score if you keep them.

Sulyuki
4th Aug 2010, 1:58 AM
Sulyuki - I LOVE your landscaping. Can I hire you as my gardener? :giggler:
Seriously? My lack of gardening skills in TS2 is why I haven't bothered trying in TS3 until the contest.

And thank you Bchbch Walk.

MissPsy
4th Aug 2010, 2:24 AM
The history of the Brokenshire mansion is haunting and dark. Deaths happened in this house, and if you believe the stories it is still haunted by an evil African spirit. So of course it was renovated and made into the delightful bed and breakfast! For a small fee you and your family can stay overnight in the bedroom of Lord and Lady Brokenshire, the bedroom of their three daughters, or even the room of their son who as the story goes was possessed by the evil spirit who dwells within the large African tree in the atrium of the house. And yes, the house features the original tree, the same one that George Brokenshire brought from Africa to soothe his wife. It's dead now, and nothing will grow in the ground around it. Curious yet? Do you wish to hear the tale? Lets see if you believe the ghost story of the Brokenshire Mansion.

The Full Sad Story of The Brokenshire Mansion (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3274372&postcount=1)

Front-
The home's street front features a spacious front porch with plenty of seating, marble columns, and several false balconies.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire1.jpg

Floor plans-
The ground floor most prominently features a large atrium which still contains the dead tree which was transplanted from Africa when the house was built. It also has a half bathroom, a living area, a sitting area, and a kitchen with dining area.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire2.jpg
The middle floor of the house is simple. It has an open floor plan with a large cut out in the middle, an extension of the atrium which allows the tree to be seen from this floor as well. This floor also has a a sunny knowledge nook with seating and a chess table and the master bedroom which has it's own master bath and a private balcony.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire3.jpg
The third floor contains a full bathroom, a large study with it's own rather large balcony, a single room for a young boy, and a larger room designed for three young girls which features a personal balcony.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire4.jpg
Living Room-
The living room on the first floor is only one of many sitting areas in the house. This one features plenty of natural light from the wide windows and a full bar for entertaining.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire5.jpg
Kitchen-
This large kitchen was originally built to feed a family of six and all of their help from nannies, to gardeners, to tutors. It is fully equipped to handle whatever hungers the guests of a bed and breakfast feel. Guests can choose to have their meals served in their rooms or eat at the large dining table in the kitchen.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire6.jpg
Bedrooms-
The master bedroom is decorated in red and is one of the more haunted rooms in the house. it is large and comfortable, hence Lady Brokenshire spending so much time here when she was sick. But I'm sure she's moved on by now....
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire7.jpg
The bedroom of the Brokenshire's three daughters: Georgia, Carolina, and Virginia, is a calming lavender and is the calmest rooms in the house. Let me remind you that the the Brokenshire girls where the only survivors of the horrors that happened oh so long ago.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire8.jpg
Garden-
Being an English man Lord Brokenshire had to have a proper English garden on the grounds of his home. The roses still bloom to this day in every color imaginable and the smell is so sweet it can be sensed all throughout the house.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire9.jpg
Atrium-
The fabled atrium is at the center of the large house. As you can see the dead tree still stands as it has for over one hundred years. As you can also see the ground surrounding it is as barren as the tree, as if it poisoned the ground around it.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg15/Psy-H-A/The%20Sims%203/Contests/Brokenshire10.jpg

We at the bed and breakfast do hope you'll come out and stay with us. Remember, what you don't believe in can't harm you. At least that's what they say. Why don't you come to prove it? Or will the Brokenshire Mansion make a believer out of you?

No CC used in this house.

Fyendiar
4th Aug 2010, 2:35 AM
Seriously? My lack of gardening skills in TS2 is why I haven't bothered trying in TS3 until the contest.

And thank you Bchbch Walk.

You'd better not quit trying now since I love what you did with the place. If I had to describe your house and garden in a single word it would be "elegant", I love it.

Keep up the good work!

Hmm, for some reason I just have to add this turtle, don't ask me why, I just have to!
:turtle:
This turtle doesn't have a hidden meaning on this site, does it? I hate to imply something I am not, it's just that whenever I write something I see that turtle and couldn't resist adding it any longer! :rofl:

missroxor
4th Aug 2010, 2:43 AM
That's great to know, HP. I panicked and I just tore down what I had and rebuilt everything. I'm gonna be cutting it close this time. I've been having a beast of a time with this one.
OMG lifeslover, I'm so sorry for causing such a panic, I was only trying to be helpful :faceslap: Hope you managed to rebuild your house without too much hassle or at least saved a cxopy of the old one :blink:

If it makes you feel any better I've spent the last few days struggling to come up with something I like because I thought I wasn't allowed to cover the hole. I didn't do what I wanted to do because of it which was a 2 storey aquarium through the centre of the house and now I don't have time to change it :(

heaven
4th Aug 2010, 3:04 AM
Sure you do missroxor! Your house looks great so far and if it just the aquarium, you can do it! I have faith in your building abilities.

LifesLover
4th Aug 2010, 3:29 AM
OMG lifeslover, I'm so sorry for causing such a panic, I was only trying to be helpful :faceslap: Hope you managed to rebuild your house without too much hassle or at least saved a cxopy of the old one :blink:

If it makes you feel any better I've spent the last few days struggling to come up with something I like because I thought I wasn't allowed to cover the hole. I didn't do what I wanted to do because of it which was a 2 storey aquarium through the centre of the house and now I don't have time to change it :(

Oh, don't worry at all. I miss the staircase I made (a grand staircase with two connecting stairs), but what I had just wasn't very practical or pretty. I like what I've got now so much more.

I've had such difficulty with this one, but I finally feel like I've got something worth keeping and continuing with now. Hopefully I'll be able to finish by the deadline.

If anything, I should thank you. If you hadn't have said what you did, I wouldn't have had the guts to just rip it all out and start over.

And I love what I've seen so far of your entry. Your aquarium idea was nothing short of genius. I'm going for a sort of indoor jungle feeling, so I'll be playing around with the fog emitter probably all day tomorrow in an attempt to create some mist and steam.

heaven
4th Aug 2010, 3:33 AM
I'd love to see your staircase Lifeslover! Sounds like something the house I am working on at the moment could use.

feldynn
4th Aug 2010, 3:35 AM
After many years spent adventuring through Time, Dr Watt decided to settle down and leave the more strenuous Time travelling to his younger fellows. Some searching revealed a nice quiet moon where he found an old foundation, seeing potential he immediately commissioned the nearest Intergalactic Construction company he could find to build him a home.

It needed to be large enough to house all the relics and memorabilia he had accumulated from all his adventures travelling when and where as well as both Dr Watt himself and his trusty assistant Miss Kay Nyne. And so "Exhibits" was born, a stark metal home built on a low gravity moon, the greys and blacks of the home's construction and the bleak rocky landscape punctuated with bursts of colour from rare statues and collectibles.

Street View
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/Exhibits01.jpg
Floor Plans
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/ExhibitsFP01.jpg
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/ExhibitsFP02.jpg
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/ExhibitsFP03.jpg
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/ExhibitsFP04.jpg

Livingroom
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/Exhibits02.jpg

Kitchen
Dr Watt and his trusty assistant Kay Nyne enjoy a futuristic salad!
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/Exhibits03.jpg

Bedroom
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/Exhibits04.jpg

Bonus Shots
Dr Watt sits in front of his "Desert Island" exhibit, the centerpiece of the house! http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/ExhibitsB02.jpg

Kay Nyne is impressed by interesting statue http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/ExhibitsB03.jpg

The Vorn Stallion, transportation from a far more primitive time, the Dr brought this beauty back and sealed it in a special enclosure outside the house (often called a "garage" in days gone by). Rumour has it he has fitted it with a gravity stabilizer and more modern internal propulsion system (while still retaining the external beauty) so it can be used on the moon he calls home!http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/Feldynn/Exhibits/ExhibitsB01.jpg


No CC used!
Other content includes various items from all 3 packs (WA, HELS and Ambitions) as well as a number of EA Store items such as the Renault Twizy Eco Pack, Collector's Edition / Preorder "Vorn Stallion" car, Earth Day plants and probably a few others.

Lot Details
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Kitchen / dining room
Livingroom
Hobby / workout room (not pictured)
Car Exhibit / Garage
Nature Exhibit (not pictured)

Lot Size 30x30
Lot Price - $206,793 (F) / $111,858 (Unf)

Side Notes
This fine Exhibit was constructed on a low gravity moon, as a result there are a number of craters in the yard as well as a plethora of floating rocks that hang aimlessly around the lot at various heights. There are many items to see inside the house as well as the garage exhibit and a fountain / bench "Nature" exhibit (pictured only in the floor plan view) as part of the landscaping.

LifesLover
4th Aug 2010, 3:38 AM
I'd love to see your staircase Lifeslover! Sounds like something the house I am working on at the moment could use.

Well, it was really big, so it took up the entire area off to the right (you know, that long stretch of foundation on the right?). In the end, I just had to delete it so I could make room for a kitchen and a dining room that didn't have to be on the second floor. I didn't take any pictures of it, but it was relatively easy to make, so it wouldn't be hard to recreate.

Ive
4th Aug 2010, 3:42 AM
A house on the moon. I'm amazed :up: And it's perfect made for what a house on the moon would be too!

This makes me want a space neighbourhood lol. How cool wouldn't that be. Seasons something expansion for TS3 (so that sims change to outerwear), make outerwear be space helmet and suit and custom neighbourhood with special houses and that :lovestruc

heaven
4th Aug 2010, 4:14 AM
I love the little desert island!!!

Fyendiar
4th Aug 2010, 4:21 AM
Feldynn if I had total control of the jury you would have won right now, that house is simply brilliant!

Ive
4th Aug 2010, 4:56 AM
Any chance you could post some more pictures of your house in the chat thread Feldynn?

feldynn
4th Aug 2010, 5:07 AM
Any chance you could post some more pictures of your house in the chat thread Feldynn?

It'll have to be tomorrow now, no time before bed unfortunately (11pm while I'm posting this) but I'll do my best to get a few alternative shots posted over in the Chat thread in the morning :).

mr.moo7999
4th Aug 2010, 6:10 AM
Crap... I have to furnish my home by tomorrow, but I will be away from the computer most of the day. Oh man. Also, we have some real suckers (storms) coming my way, and chances are that my basement will flood and/or power will go out. Greeeat.

Some of the new posts are looking amazing. So jealous!!!! :giggler:

LadyAwesome
4th Aug 2010, 11:09 AM
Lolviya..

Lolviya needed a holiday. So will a great deal of thinking, she went off to Jamacia, and had the most perfect holiday ever in history.

Back at home, she was trying to discover how to make some more simoleons. KACHING (flashing lightbulb), Lolviya decided that day that she would buy a peice of land, in Jamacia.

This is the result of all the brain storming. When Lolviya isn't visiting the carrabean paradise, she rents it out all year round (because this is Sim land after all, it's summer all year round!! WOOP)

This beautifull resort home contains:
Large Living space.
Small inside kitchen (just incase)
3 bed rooms, all with their own contained bathrooms.
Office.
Large outside living area (with the most beautiful veiw)
and of course a single garage, no rusty cars here.

No CC used



http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/foundation%20comp/r3/Lolviya.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/foundation%20comp/r3/Level1.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/foundation%20comp/r3/level2-1.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/foundation%20comp/r3/livingroom.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/foundation%20comp/r3/kitchen2.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/foundation%20comp/r3/bedroom.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/foundation%20comp/r3/kidsspare.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/foundation%20comp/r3/guestroom.jpg

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/foundation%20comp/r3/garden2.jpg