The House on Hunter Mill

3,693 Downloads 98 Thanks  Thanks 44 Favourited 34,982 Views
Picked Upload!   This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Personal Picked Upload! This is a personal favourite of the creator!
Uploaded: 19th May 2018 at 11:30 PM
Updated: 14th Jul 2021 at 9:22 PM - description
The House on Hunter Mill (named after a house I used to pass on my commute home) is a large, newly renovated, shingle-style home on the most exclusive street in Riverview. Originally a small, bi-level family home, the floor plan has been expanded to include the open, two story family room and rear kitchen. The shell of the original home is still visible on the west side, featuring the living room, dining area, and entertaining space. The entrance and front porch are entirely redone, and a small, private study flanks the foyer and includes access to the mudroom and single-car attached garage.

There are two staircases leading you to the second floor, the one in the foyer, and one more spiral staircase in the living room that leads to the more child-friendly bedrooms. The main staircase separates the bedrooms into wings, on the left are two kids rooms and one multi-use / guest room and two full baths, and on the right is the master bedroom, master bath, and a small back balcony that can be used for reading, stargazing, or private moments.

Down in the basement one will find casual entertaining space. If the first floor is where the adults congregate and schmooze during cocktail parties, the basement is for informal weekend hangouts. There is a second TV sitting area, ping pong table, and billiard room, including a full bar. A small gym is available for use, as well. Underneath the garage is a work room with an inventor's bench and an old fridge in case one begins to spend endless hours whittling away. A large, unfurnished room is also in the basement, and can be transformed into additional game rooms or bedrooms or whatever. I was burnt out and didn't feel like furnishing it, but there was space enough for a room so maybe something else will.

Finally, once outside you can either sit by the pool, or on the cover back deck. A large pool and a fire pit make up the backyard, and you have the best view of downtown Riverview around. Away from the house sits a two-car garage for additional vehicles, and there is an unfurnished second floor that can also accommodate a bed or bathroom if desired. You have your choice of driveways, either the long one to the detached garage, or the one in the front of the house.

Story time: I started this house months ago, after passing it in my car for many more months. Having only the front elevation as a reference point, I tried to find additional views on Google Maps, but in the end decided the back of the house would be completed by my imagination. So really, the front walls were my starting point, and I went from there. Endless waffling about the backyard and the interior floor and furniture choices delayed me even further. What can I say, at this point in my building life, I slow myself down by being too particular.

This house is fully playtested and 100% CC free. I have only playtested it with my token tester Sim, but I am excited to see how it plays with a large family. I consider it a home for a big family to graduate to. You might not start a family here, but this could be your final house before the kids go off to college and it becomes time to downsize. If you have any stories playing the lot, I'd love to hear them!

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): $313,727
Lot Price (unfurnished): $160,648