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-Design Challenge Lot- The Exchange is Good for Something

by Phaenoh Posted 12th Feb 2008 at 11:11 PM - Updated 16th May 2017 at 5:11 PM by Phaenoh : better pics
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I only cruise around the Exchange for the building tutorials, somehow they are actually pretty good there. My personal favorite writer there is RealPollyMogs. I HIGHLY recommend reading all her(?) tutorials. Her writing style is entertaining as well, so your time won't be wasted. As I was cruising around I came upon a Design Challenge she had done, it looked fun so I gave it a try. Basically, you download a 'footprint' and have to build a house based on that. There are some more rules to it too, but thats the biggest part of it. Check it out here. It took me an AWFULLY long time to find SimLunatic6's lot to download and I never did find his(?) original post with the rules in it. Sorry.

Anyways, here's my house based on it. When I took my first look at that foundation, I nearly panicked. I RARELY build houses that large, or even use lots that big. I decided that I wanted to make a nice beachy house to take advantage of the nice views of Sand Simolean Point. With this in mind that long arm became a covered porch with outdoor living space and a greenhouse. I also wanted to experiment with a house that didn't have its front door facing the street. This house was also vaguely inspired by a house I kinda remember selling Girl Scout cookies too many years ago. It was rather skinny and had a glass enclosed room that resembles the porch on this house. I think now I'm rambling, time for pictures.





I really like the sunken living room. I like to experiment when I build and this is a fun little feature.


The only CC that was used in it was one my own 'Maxis Floors as Terrain Paint' and the invisible driveway recolor, though the driveway isn't included. I figure everyone has it by now, if not, you are totally missing out on something good. I've uploaded both furnished and unfurnished versions. As you can tell from the pictures, I've used a lot of high price tag furniture. The price was beyond ridiculous so I took out the furniture from the porch, greenhouse, and backyard in the furnished version just to help make this house affordable. It still really isn't but then it might be depending on how you play your game.

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh

P.S. Let me know if you like it! I love reading comments.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: $84,801 and $36,863

Custom Content by Me:
- Phaenoh-Dungeon Keeper's Stones
- Phaenoh-Dungeon Keeper's Stones

Additional Credits:
RealPollyMogs and SimLunatic6 from the Exchange

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Unfurnished Fully Furnished

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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#2 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 12:33 PM
You came up with this lovely home based on a foundation footprint alone? Very creative and well done! Your home is lovely
Stupid people are stupid
#3 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 1:02 PM
Oh my word. I love it. And i love the idea. I must do the same thing, this is a great challenge. Thanks for the house and thanks for the links.
Alchemist
#4 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 2:09 PM
Lovely house, Phaenoh. I think I will also be placing this in Sand Simoleon Point, it is perfect for the neighborhood.
I love the breezeway, the sunken living room & greenhouse.
The sad thing about my neighborhood is, it is all your houses & mine, and your houses put mine to shame. LOL, just kidding, about that being sad: I'm really happy I don't have to do a lot of building now because you do all the work for me.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 2:52 PM
*gasp* I WANT that house! *downloads* I love the look of it! Lately I've been wanting to do somewhat of an outdoor dining area but I keep loading a family and I see all the rain they're getting and I change my mind.. but I never thought of a roof! Thanks a lot! :D

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#6 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 6:27 PM
Oh, this brings back memories! I'm not sure whether or not it was hosted by the same person, but I tried the Footprint Challenge way, way, way back in my early days at the Exchange.

You did a great job with this house--I really like the sunken living room.

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#7 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 7:36 PM
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Originally Posted by calisims
Lovely house, Phaenoh. I think I will also be placing this in Sand Simoleon Point, it is perfect for the neighborhood. The sad thing about my neighborhood is, it is all your houses & mine, and your houses put mine to shame. LOL, just kidding, about that being sad: I'm really happy I don't have to do a lot of building now because you do all the work for me.
Thats where my version is hanging out. My problem is I don't have enough sims for all my houses! That, and I SUCK at community lots. There isn't a single one yet in that neighborhood!

Thanks for commenting everyone!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 10:40 PM
wonderful, thanks for sharing!

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
Scholar
#9 Old 29th Feb 2008 at 1:30 PM
You are phenominal! (sp?) I love all of your creations;if I could master a third of your skills, I'd be happy.
Thanks for sharing your goodies with a "two-thumbs" like me!! :D

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
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#10 Old 29th Feb 2008 at 4:23 PM
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Originally Posted by debwilldo
You are phenominal! (sp?) I love all of your creations;if I could master a third of your skills, I'd be happy.
Thanks for sharing your goodies with a "two-thumbs" like me!! :D
Which third are you interested in learning? I take apprentices...
Scholar
#11 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 11:39 PM
i downlaoded this lot and played it...its awsome..i whould have never tohguht if this..tis so nice... and yuor terrainpaint..i usualy dont use floor tile terrain piant but i really like it.. i think ima downlaod your other set to! thanks alot.
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 3:47 AM
Wowowow, this is an AMAZING house. If I had BV installed I'd be downloading it for sure. Purely gorgeous.
Test Subject
#13 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 8:38 AM
Fantastic! So imaginative and creative! A lovely addition to my game. I absolutely love your style...and the innovative ideas you have...sunken living room and gorgeous patio <3!!!!

Thanks!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 3:47 PM
Wow, Phaenoh, nice! I don't normally download or play houses with big lots, either, but this is too irresistibly tempting to pass up. Thank you so much for sharing this with us; it's the most beautiful home and lot I've ever seen.

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#15 Old 12th Jul 2009 at 1:21 AM
i also love this writer and i'm awed by what you did. good job!
Test Subject
#16 Old 3rd Sep 2009 at 5:59 PM
Ooh, how cute! Can't wait for my sims to live there!

curioser and curioser...
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THANKS POST
#17 Old 16th Sep 2017 at 10:01 AM
This was one of the lots I downloaded back in the day before I became way too fascinated making them, and I still use this one often. It's got a good base, and you can move stuff around and expand ... the kind of lot I like! Thank you!