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-Renovate Pleasantview- Garden Street

by Phaenoh Posted 14th Jun 2013 at 2:12 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.

The second house in jones' Renovate Pleasantview Contest was 35 Woodland Drive. The tiny trailer park house was another of the smallest possible houses so I went with my gut instinct in thinking that the 3rd and 4th houses would have to be bigger. This little house had to be for Miss Gardener.

Marigold Gardener loves plants. She is happy and easy going. Not too concerned with material things, she's happy as long as she's surrounded with flowers. See my original entry here.

Because I already had a Rose Gardener in my neighborhood, she became Rosemary Gardener, the sister to Marigold Stargazer née Gardner. This change of names had the effect of dictating that Rosemany be a plantsim like her sister. This little twist gave me the interesting decorating requirement for the house.

From my contest post: The outside of her house is still very 'wild'. In the front she has a flower and vegetable garden, everything is of course, thriving. Nearest that is a small thicket of flower and fruit trees, who love it when Rosemary stops by for a chat. Beyond that on the other side of the yard is a small waterfall and pond with evergreen trees and her tent. Upon moving in, she did actually want a tent. Her garden and orchard are ready for harvesting.

Rosemary knew that living in out in the fields and forests just wasn't quite what she wanted, but she didn't like the odd feel of plastic or the cool hate of metal, so everything in her house is made of natural materials. The single exception are the sunlamps. Regular electric lighting just doesn't do anything for her, so she had to spurge on four $2k lamps. She also had to come to terms with killing trees to make her house, but she kept them as natural as she could for the floors and used already dead and dried out grasses for the thatch roof. She is especially fond of both the forest floor carpet and the 'forest through the trees' wallpaper. It gives her house that shady glen feeling she loved in the woods.

Rosemary uses her kitchen for her flower arranging. Having the cooling unit near the fridge saved on electrical hookups and such. She has a juicer in the corner and the table and small prep area is just large enough to have (half of) her sister's family over.

Her bedroom is a quiet relaxing space for her. She doesn't sleep, but it's nice to stretch out once in a while. Because she lives indoors she finds it very important to have as many flowers friends inside as possible. The plants don't mind; in fact, they feel privileged to be chosen as her companions and they live a little longer than they normally would inside because they are happy and she has plantsim magic.

The last room in her house is, of course, the bathroom. To her it truly is a bath room because she only uses it for bathing. After all, a plantsim's gotta get watered somehow! She enjoys the cool blue and the stones on the floor; it reminds her of a delicious hidden pool she played in as a sprout.

While none of the judges were keen on my mix of carpet and wallpaper, I still feel very strongly about it, so that went unchanged. The contrast between the dull and 'bleak' colors and the much brighter ones were my rendition of a peaceful shady glen, cool and quiet yet with bright surprises. I did, however, attend to a number of the judges concerns. It was mentioned that the yard was very broken up and I worked at stringing them together better with more terrain paint and combining the right side yard features. The kitchen doorway was also an issue, so I removed that wall entirely. The judges mentioned not having enough flowers outside, but I believe that would have been overkill with the large amount of them that are inside. Lastly, the stone floor in the bathroom was switched out. I also reduced a bit of the CC. I'm happier with the outcome and Rosemary is as well!

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: $29,450

Custom Content NOT Included:
- SimStar Retro Refrigerator and recolor by shannanisims
- Kitchen Basic Master by Buggybooz

Custom Content Included:
From MTS:
- MMQuaintDiningRound1Tile, Tablecloth1x1Round by CTNutmegger
- Shakerlicious Counter 1 and Island by buggybooz
- Pond Rocks, Small Pool Waterfall by macarossi
- OMSP-OFBWall and recolor by JohnBrehaut1
- Big and Little Pine Trees by bienchen83
- Aged Fairytale Shingles by alkaloid
- Ceiling Smoke Alarm by Targa
- The "Table" Sink by blake_boy
- Resized MG Arum by ShanOw
- Rocks Fence by TheJim07

From Off-Site:
- table vase, Vase 5 Plant and recolor, Vase 6 Plant and recolor by cassandre
- Live large and medium shrubby shrub, Tall Midbiscus Tree by Gwenke
- Retro-tastic TV and recolor, Pastoral Perfection Stove by HCove
- 'Mountain Retreat' Tub, by Holy Simoly by HolySimoly
- Smitty Classy's Not So Grand Opening by Leesester
- Store_Jazz_Age_Radio_TS2 by TheNinthWave
- TS3 Conversion Palm In Vase by Amovitam
- Garden Music "Oleander" by Honeywell
- Suza Plant 05 Medium by Veranka
- Sunflower Plant by Steffor

From Dead Sites:
- Anytime Diningroom Vase by xiomara (dead site)
- Bigger Oleander by corvidophile2

Additional Credits:
jones for the lovely contest and for her marvelous juggling act;
Croutonian, aUserName, and Selly_2009 for being the judges and putting up with our tests of sanity;
lipe2k, HugeLunatic, joandsarah77, GlorianaGlowbee, esmeiolanthe, Lucia940, Liv, Hencing, sharill63, MAB-2000, RowenaLupin, kayls42, hogwartsjedi, trin250, Shaundak21, lauratje86, karen lorraine, godspeed, and Evairance for all their different takes on this simple little single-wide,
and Legislacerator, sandierichardson, HL, and mustluvcatz for helping me track down credits for some of the CC used.

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Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #plantsim, #plants, #flowers, #trees, #orchard, #garden, #glen, #shade, #shadey, #grove, #cool, #natural, #quiet, #contest house

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