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-Renovate Pleasantview- Industry Drive

by Phaenoh Posted 11th Jun 2013 at 4:15 AM - Updated 26th Aug 2020 at 9:11 PM by Phaenoh
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The first house jones handed to us in her Renovate Pleasantview Contest was 30 Lakeside Drive. Its one of those ugly beach houses that seem so out of place in the neighborhood to begin with. The four families consisted of a single woman, a single man, a single dad with young daughter, and a young pair with a toddler. Since this house is rather small I rejected the two larger families and felt like this was more of a guy house, picked Steve.

Steve Hobbs is a work-a-holic. But all work and no play make Steve a dull guy. So he needs a place where, when he has the time, he can relax and let loose. He likes a simple, yet tasteful look. See my original entry here.

From my contest post: I was getting a modern vibe from Steve all along, but then I started doing his house and he quickly mentioned that he didn't like *current* modern, but instead like mid-century modern with a lot of dark wood, silver, and spritzed with black and white. I asked him what his favorite color was and he said 'circles'. Rather a polarized kinda guy. Well, it's working well for him in the business world. While he is living and what could be a typical (if there is such a thing) architect's loft, he doesn't have the skill set or the right characteristics to ever achieve that dream. He is progressing nicely as a stunt double and hopes to make a horizontal move into the entertainment business soon building on his experience in show business.

The main floor is very open concept and features a tv and socializing area, a small dinette, a kitchen, and in the corner is a half bath with a massage table. The kitchen has a retro yet modern vibe to it. Steve doesn't do too much cooking, so the pots and the cook books reside on the same shelf above the stove. On the right side is the prep area and the left is the washing up area.

I purposely lost 2 points by knocking down the wall separating the skinny hallway and the master bedroom. This opens up the whole area and give Steve the option of having over a lady-friend. The bedroom is now loft style, overlooking the living room. The dressing area is on the other side of the stairs, not that far from the bathroom. The upstairs bathroom is a four piece, with a heated towel rack.

Steve's office is an important room to him, and it's much more cluttered and 'lived in' than the rest of the house looks because when he's in his office he likes to have all his inspiration around him, and when's he's not in his office he likes to be able to clear his mind. There is a sweet radio directly below the camera so he can listen to all his best music.

The back yard and upstairs deck are two more places where Steve can unwind. He enjoys swimming in the pool and has already had friends over for a barbeque. The upstairs deck is a great place to take a break from his work, and is perfect for watching the sunset.

I changed a number of things between my entry and this upload, the most striking one being the landscaping. Because I was no longer constrained by budget I was able to spend more making the house look like it belonged to the ground it sat on. Steve is a pretty low maintanence kinda guy, so his landscaping could only really be rocks and shrubs. I'm also pleased with the electrical boxes and water pipe I added to the side of the house, it adds to the whole industrial feeling. Another thing I did was I moved the stairs a little. I rotated them around and moved them back a square. Most of the judges seemed to be concerned that the entry way was too small (and though I never had trouble with it during the short time Steve has been living there) it made more sense to change it. All three judges also asked for more fun things for Steve to do, so I added a dart board out back and included NixNivis's fabulous new trampoline. I also removed some of the CC and swapped them out for Maxis items, or items that just fit better, like the patio set out back and the grouping on the deck are much more in keeping with the circular theme throughout the house. I also had to remove Numenor's Magic Plumbob because that is a restricted item (only for the winners of the old Creator Challenges). I've had that thing for years and this was the first house that it actually seemed to fit in. Pity.

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: $42,245

Custom Content NOT Included:
- Dish Drying Rack by Stack 'Em Wide Inc., by Boblishman
- SimStar Retro Refrigerator and recolor by shannanisims
- The Space Column Halved by Spitz by Menaceman44

Custom Content Included:
From MTS:
- Quattro Wall Mount Shower Set, The "Table" Sink and Recolor, Wall-Hung Towel Rack by blake_boy
- Shorter Empty Billy, Stack of Books #3, #4, #5, #6 by leesester
- The Maxis Wood Floor Restoration Project by iCad
- Pond Rocks and Pond Border Rocks by macarossi
- Marvine-spiralstairs-matching-fence by Marvine
- Craftmeister Booknook Short by CTNutmegger
- Body Skill Trampoline and Recolor by NixNivis
- Shiftable Shelf and Recolor by SilentLucidity
- Smaller Cypress Shrub by khakidoo
- Moneywell Laptop by nofrills546
- OMSP and Recolor by Lord Darcy

From Off-Site:
- Compo Kitchen - Knives, Modern Line Kitchen - Condiments, Indus Bedroom - Ceiling lamp by Sandy
- TS3 Conversion Smasher Clutter, TS3 Conversion Electrical Boxes Clutter by Amovitam
- "Luma" Fence and Low Fence, 2 Books (decorative) and their recolors by Shoukeir
- bird, shell, starfish, starfish in shell, slippers, hat, and Lantern by Cassandre
- Luxury 2-tile and Small Round Window by Chrissy6930
- Bathtub, screen002A_bathroom002 by XM Sims
- Benno TV, IKEA Strind End Table by Lord Darcy
- 4ESF Other5 Canopy and Recolor by 4ESF
- Stairs Floating Double by Holy Simoly
- Stationery Set and Recolor by NoFrills
- Marmy's Old Philco Radio by Aerynne
- Tropical Leaves of Repose by lmhwjs
- BPS Chair Recolor by MustLuvCats
- BPS Chair by pittinger137

From Dead Sites:
- Kitchen Pots and Pans by Ogularama (dead site)
- Bed Pillows by SnowStorm (dead site)

Additional Credits:
jones for the fantastic contest and also for herding the cats;
Croutonian, aUserName, and Selly_2009 for being the judges and providing their time;
lipe2k, HugeLunatic, joandsarah77, GlorianaGlowbee, esmeiolanthe, Lucia940, Liv, Hencing, sharill63, MAB-2000, RowenaLupin, kayls42, hogwartsjedi, trin250, Shaundak21, lauratje86, karen lorraine, godspeed, and Evairance for being excellent competition.

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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: #circle, #circles, #circular, #modern, #midcentury, #mid-century, #loft, #pool, #deck, #industrial, #contest house

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