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-Renovate Pleasantview- Woodland Way

by Phaenoh Posted 5th Jun 2013 at 5:47 PM - Updated 26th Aug 2020 at 9:11 PM by Phaenoh
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This lot is infected with the Super Duper Hug Bug. Make sure you have No Sim Loaded and Smarter EP check.

Once again captive to build contests, I present this house for you. Jones had put together a contest that involves redecorating existing Maxis ugly houses for use by 1 of 4 families. The houses are not given in advance, so you just have to make your best guess with each one. This house was for the application stage, so no family bio was provided, but its set up for a family of three. The cozy woodland cottage deco is suitable for a vacation home or can be used in your main neighborhood of course.

We were not allowed to use many of the Build Mode tools such as moving doors, windows or stairs, or adding or removing walls. Each house has a budget and we were given feedback on how we did. Because the budgets and tool restrictions are supposed to be limiting, and there are no such restrictions on uploads, I went back to each house afterwards to address the judges comments while disregarding these constraints. You can see the first version of the house here, and the main insight from the judges was that the little toilet paper gnome lady was super creepy. As you can see in this version, she has retired. I also did more work in the kitchen (it was judged to be boring or empty) and did much more work on the landscaping. I also added a driveway. I do apologize for the large amount of CC in this house, I had not originally planned on uploading it.

I really like the living room/kitchen area, but I think the kids room is my favorite. It's set up for a young car fanatic.



Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: $47,504

Custom Content NOT Included:
- Umbrella Black Stand and Recolor, and Dish Drying Rack by Stack 'Em Wide Inc., by Boblishman
- (pictured, but not required) White Roof Trim Defaults by Phaenoh
- SimStar Retro Refrigerator by shannanisims
- Invisible Driveway recolor by roddyaleixo
- Kitchen Basic Master by Buggybooz
- Rustic Bedding by The_Cardassian
- Gingham Bedding by HugeLunatic
- Fence Arches by Numenor

Custom Content Included:
From MTS:
- Equally Eloquent Doorway, Smitty Classy's Not So Grand Opening, Bits O'Wood Garage, Stack of Books #3, #5, #6, and Small Empty Dahlen Bookcase by leesester
- Kettle, Shakerlicious BowlSmall, Shakerlicious Casserole dish small, Shakerlicious Low Pegrack, and Shakerlicious Casserole Dish round by Buggybooz
- Craftmeister Booknook Short, Bootlegged Comfort Loveseat, an Castanoga Wall Cabinet by CTNutmegger
- Recolors of Maxis's "Walk the Plank" Flooring by iCad
- "Flight-Away" Model Plane, Propped Up by plasticbox
- OMSP Counter Usable and Recolor by Lord Darcy
- Decorative Throw - Silversong Creations by Reyn
- Light Pane Taller Top Window by IgnorantBliss
- Shiftable Shelf 2 and Recolor by SilentLucidity
- Maxis Mixes Earthtone V2 set - by wndy26
- UpRite Column, 5% Taller by Sophie-David
- Place Anywhere LCD TV by ShanOw
- Festive Tablecloth Recolor by Grito
- KS InWallLight Up by klarsicht42
- Funkey the Monkey by MaryLou
- Water Pump by Rebecah

From Off-Site:
- Gifts for Sims Toy Cars, Country Kitchen Marmalade pots, Modern Line Kitchen Condiments, Modern Line Living Deco, and Tea Shop Teapot by Sandy
- Store_Jazz_Age_Coatrack, and Store Once Upon A Time Firewood by The Ninth Wave
- 'Mountain Retreat' Tub, Bowl of Lemonsby Holy Simoly by Holy Simoly
- Mango Animal Print Art and 5 recolors by Mango Sims
- Shelffunc Midcentury and recolor by Amovitam
- Pennelle by Top Shelf Toys by Lord Darcy
- Captivating Beauties by Fabulous Zombie
- Live small shrubby shrub by Gwenke
- "Winterwood" Welsh Dresser by Kate
- Spring Days Park Bench by Jonesi
- Books (decorative) by Shoukeir
- Wall Pegs by lmhwjs

From Dead Sites:
- Arched Window By Economical Effects by NoFrills
- Kitchen Pots and Pans by Ogularama (dead site)
- Keeping it simple 2008 by Nel (dead site)
- Gable Ornament by Marina (dead site)
- Decorative Boxes by Fairy Witch Sims
- Baby Rocking Horse by Tarox4Sims2
- Festive Tablecloth by nengi65

Additional Credits:
jones for the fantastic contest and also for being an excellent judge;
Croutonian, aUserName, and Selly_2009 for being the judges and providing excellent feedback;
lipe2k, HugeLunatic, joandsarah77, GlorianaGlowbee, esmeiolanthe, Lucia940, Liv, Hencing, sharill63, MAB-2000, RowenaLupin, kayls42, hogwartsjedi, trin250, Shaundak21, lauratje86, karen lorraine, godspeed, and Evairance for helping me step up my game by being great competition;
and spladoum for helping me track down some of the CC for upload credit. Thank you everyone!

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Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #cottage, #wooded, #cabin, #maxis, #pleasantview, #contest, #vacation, #woodland, #contest house

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