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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #175 - A RIver View

    Challenge Deadline: Thursday March 31st, 2016, Midnight CST

    “Rose,” you say to your phone, finger on the intercom button. “Would you please block my schedule for Tess Barrett’s housewarming party on the evening of the 8th?”

    “Of course,” Rose chirps back. “Also, your ten-o'clock is here.”

    “Thank you, Rose. Send him in.” You tuck Ms. Barrett’s handmade watercolor invitation into your latest copy of Architectural Digest, marking an article on flooring trends that has piqued your interest. A dark-haired man enters your office, holding a cherubic little girl in one arm. The flowery diaper bag swung over his shoulder seems incongruous with his stocky build and a strong jaw already darkening with stubble at 10:00 a.m.

    “Good morning, Mr. Monaghan,” you say, shaking his one free hand. “And who is this little one?” At your attention, the toddler pops a thumb into her mouth and burrows into her father’s shoulder, one pale aqua eye guardedly watching you beneath strawberry blonde fringe.

    “This is Maggie,” Mr. Monaghan replies. He smiles at her, the sadness around his own dark eyes easing a bit. “And please, call me Sean.”

    “All right then, Sean, let’s have a seat and discuss how I can help you.” Sean sits across from you, balancing Maggie on his knee and fishing a small, worn stuffed elephant from the diaper bag. Maggie snatches it, eyeing you warily as if you might want to take it from her. “She’s such a beauty,” you say quietly, with a soft smile for the toddler. “She must take after her mum.”

    “She does indeed. Looks just like my Colleen did.” The sadness creeps back in around his eyes.

    “I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize.”

    “That’s all right. Colleen passed during childbirth. It’s just been Maggie and me ever since.” Sean stares at his daughter for a moment, then clears his throat and squares his shoulders. “We’ve had a bit of a rough go lately. Did you hear about all of the recent flooding in Riverview?” You nod.

    “I read about it in the Sunset Gazette. Terrible situation!”

    “Well, unfortunately, our home was one of those affected,” Sean says with a heavy sigh. “The damage is so bad that the house has been condemned.”

    “How awful!” you exclaim.

    “The real kicker is that our insurance company only gave us $17,500 to rebuild. I don’t know how we’re going to relocate with so little. I was hoping you could work some of your magic for us.”

    “Wow, that’s a really tight budget. I’m sure we can figure something out though. What are your absolute must-haves?”

    “We really don’t need much. Just a modest house with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, kitchen, and dining space. Laundry would be great, but if it isn’t in the budget, I can keep taking our laundry to Sudsy Time like I’ve been doing. I’d like a little outdoor area for Maggie to play. Maybe a sandbox.”

    “That sounds feasible,” you reply, jotting a few things down in your notebook. “Are there any other specifications? Style? Location?”

    “I don’t really have a preference on style. I’m a simple man. As for location, I’d like access to water since I catch fish for EverFresh. Just not in a flood plain this time.” Sean gives you a wry look, the corner of his mouth curling into the faintest glimpse of a smile.

    “I will start working on plans immediately. I believe we could have something move-in ready within your budget by the end of the month. Does that work for you?”

    “It does. The sooner, the better!”

    The Brief:

    -- Budget $17,500
    -- 20x15 lot, in a world of your choice
    -- Architectural style of your choice
    -- 2 bedrooms, one should be a nursery for Maggie
    -- 1 bath
    -- Kitchen
    -- Living room
    -- Eating space (can be combined with kitchen)
    -- Outdoor play area for Maggie
    -- Optional laundry, if budget allows

    Optional Challenge: Make Sean and Maggie, and show them using their new space.

    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: iampes23
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8866196
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s97.photobucket.com/user/iampes23/slideshow/BnS 175a
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: na
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15 placed lot at 40 Sulfur Springs Rd in Aurora Skies, $17,497

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This home is a small, Victorian-style cottage with two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a room that is currently for storage but can easily be converted to a second bathroom in the future.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: none used, just recolors

    NAME: ciane
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8864724
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://iamciane.wordpress.com/builds/eco-echo/
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: not yet
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15 placed lot in Sunset Valley where a club is auto-spawned by the beach, $17,499
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This lot is placed next to the beach for convenient fishing for Sean, but not too close that he needs to worry about Maggie getting in if left unattended for a minute. The bedrooms and bath are upstairs as well as a really nice-sized balcony perfect for outdoor play. The downstairs offers an open floor plan with counter seating (and a high chair). Free wall and floor coverings, as well as buydebug lights, made this budget build possible. I didn't want to scrimp on the architectural look too much, so I bare bones the furnishings. Sorry, there was not enough money in the budget for laundry (which isn't included in the base game without store content). This is the actual cost without a master builder or depreciation. No cc, no CAP, no spawners, no EPs or SPs.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: no, thank you.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: no custom content.

    NAME: suzses
    Riverview Haven
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8865987
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s12.photobucket.com/user/suzses/slideshow/Riverview Haven
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15 lot placed by me on a bend in the road just past 200 Ely Road in Riverview. $17493.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Upload Description:
    A small economical two-bedroom, one-bath cottage overlooking the river. Furnished for one or two adults and a baby or toddler. Laundry and outdoor play area included. Built for Build-N-Share Challenge #175. No third-party CC; some CAP. Custard checked.
    _________________________
    First of all, I am laughing at myself for including the proximity to the river in the description, as though that has any meaning to someone downloading the lot! For those of us doing the challenge, it means I located it near enough to the river to be convenient for Sean to go fishing. The bend is just far enough from the river and at a high enough elevation that it has never flooded there. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it )

    I, too, tried to use some zero cost content in this build, but I just couldn't live with any of the free wallpapers I found for what I had in mind. The interiors are all the 3-simoleon pool wallpaper, and the exterior is the cheapest paint (4, I think?), except for a little splurge in the roof gables. I did manage to include a clothes dryer, but at the cost of using (gasp) a fire detector in the kitchen and a couple deco items - and I truly wanted to use the fish wall sculpture above the living room shelves, because I was sure Sean would love it!
    Edited to add: I see some of my pictures still show a potted fern in the living room area. I replaced it with the shell planter from Seasons, which shows in some other pictures.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: No CC but the same CAP I seem to use in every build.

    NAME: noisybrain
    LINK TO LOT:
    http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8869831
    LINK TO MEDIA:
    http://s1334.photobucket.com/user/noisybrain/library/BnS 175 A River View
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Link is the same as above
    Sean Monaghan is a Family oriented angler, that likes to read (bookworm), garden and fix things (handy).
    Little Maggie is a genius who loves the outdoors. I have included shots of Sean and Maggie living life in their new home.
    http://s1334.photobucket.com/user/noisybrain/library/BnS 175 A River View
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15 placed in Aurora Skies on Rockridge Rd. When in build/buy mode cost is $17,488
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    This small yet charming house features 2 bedrooms, one full bath and a laundry room. The open concept living/kitchen makes this small house seem grand! At under 17,500 this charmer really boasts affordability! NO CC... Some of my pictures show a yellow hanging light in Maggie's room, I replaced this with a pink one to better match and it is included in the uploaded lot.
    I wanted to go with a simple house because Sean is a simple man. He can always put more stuff in it as life goes on. I picked Aurora Skies because it has plenty of fishing spots so he can continue his job catching fish, and what a great neighborhood to raise children.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes"
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: no custom content only store items

    NAME: KaytayRoall
    Coastal Cottage
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8869942
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1176.photobucket.com/user/KaytayRoall/slideshow/Sims 3 - Build n Share/A River View?sort=2
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A

    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 15x20, $17,441, pictured in Riverview (oops) because that's where I had it for testing, but I think it would fit well in Barnacle Bay
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This cozy little home has two bedrooms and one bath. It features lots of outdoor space with a partial wrap-around porch as well as a deck under an arbor. It is also child-friendly with one of the bedrooms being a nursery and an outdoor play area with hopscotch and a sandbox. A perfect place to hang up your fishing hat or start a family close to the shore, all for just under 17,500.
    I figure that someone who fishes for a living must love the outdoors, so I wanted there to be a lot of outdoor space, which led to the wrap-around porch and arbor. The grill was also something I really wanted to include and scrimped on a couple other features, like a drying machine, to be able to afford. I also wanted it to feel like Maggie was very much a part of Sean's life, rather than confining her to the nursery, which is why the living room has a toy box and the high chair is in the kitchen. I used in-game photos to add a bit of a personal touch (as well as very cheap decor). I imagine most of them being of Sean's favorite fishing places, with the pictures from his former home of Riverview being right over the bed. The bookcase is stocked with children's and fishing books as well as some skill books I thought might be relevant.
    No CC or CAP. Oh, and the appliances are all upgraded. Self-cleaning for the plumbing, fireproof for the stove and clean polymer injection system for the laundry machine. I always forget to mention that in my descriptions.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: EA content only

    NAME: kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8871325
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/Build n Share Challenge 175 A River View
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/Build n Share Challenge 175 A River View/Sean and Maggie Monaghan
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15 lot place by me in Riverview along the riverfront within walking distance of fishing spots Final price 17,398
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: On the River
    Built on stilts this home sits high above the flood plain. Two bedrooms upstairs and an open floor plan on the first floor make this little starter feel much larger than it looks. Built for the Build and Share Challenge A River View
    I thought it would be fun to make this house above ground level so that in the event of a flood Sean wouldn't ever have to worry again. The first floor is entirely open concept so Maggie can use her walker with ease and then finally totter around easily when she learns to walk.
    There is a washer tucked in next to the back door that leads to the laundry line and a little play area. Instead of landscaping with traditional flowers I used vegetables and fruit trees that Sean can harvest and use for bait.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: NA



    Advanced

    NAME: Mederouin
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8863015
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mederouin/slideshow/Build and Share 175
    Password: Maggie (Note is case sensitive)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 X 15; Replaced the Wolf? house, sunset valley; Final cost: 16,498
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: For this build I kind of latched onto the idea that he wanted to be by a source of water, but not high enough to be swallowed by a flood. My ideal solution to this was to build a lighthouse, after all they are usually built on high ground beside the ocean. Maybe that's just my logic or I just really wanted to build a lighthouse, anyway I wanted it to have a more rustic look, like someone had just moved in and taken the dust covers off the furniture. I wanted it to feel homey and cozy, for that reason as well as the reason that I decided to build a tower with a small budget is why the place it so small. There is a washer machine tucked into the tower, but no dryer, only a close line in the yard beside Maggie's sandbox. Alright I think that's about it, hope you enjoy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: aricarai
    LINK TO LOT: Egan Bungalow
    LINK TO MEDIA: Photos Here
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Sean & Maggie
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 x15, Hidden Springs (no fixed address), §17,467 (§16,867 - from the Empty Lot Bin)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: A 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom bungalow perfect for a small family. There is a small laundry room off the carport, that doubles as a mudroom - a place to hang coats and put shoes. The eat-in kitchen is small, but opens up into the cozy front room. The main bedroom is spacious, while the second bedroom is decorated as a nursery. All the comforts, perfect for a family starting out, for just under 17,500 simoleons. Upgraded and playtested by The Quartet. CC free by aricarai
    Budget homes are always a big challenge for me and this one was no different. I wanted to push myself to the limit by focusing on the interior of the home, seeing how much I could put into it with such a small budget all while making it look comfy and cozy.
    I chose to go with a bungalow style, to keep Sean and Maggie on one level, making it easier for Maggie to get around to any area of the home and Sean never to be far from her. The exterior is a §0 brick wall covering and the home extends long-ways to accommodate a carport. The backyard is very simple; however, there is a small play area for Maggie and a picnic bench and barbeque in case Sean would like to entertain while still being able to keep an eye on his little one.
    Entering the home from the carport to the left, there is a tiny laundry room that also doubles as a mud room in which to hang coats and take shoes off. It is covered in the §0 wall and floor covering.
    Moving further into the house from the laundry, is the eat-in kitchen; laid out in a galley-style to maximise space, it also houses a small dining table off of the counter area, with a space for a high-chair for Maggie. In the kitchen is all of the starting out essentials - fridge, stove, sink, and a bin. I put little knick-knacks around to not make it so bare - cookbooks, breadsticks bowl, towel rack, and window coverings. Turning with backs to the kitchen, the front room is in direct line creating fluidity throughout. It has a bookcase, sofa, arm chair, and tv. In order to give a little interest to an otherwise rectangular room, I put all of the furniture at an angle, but still made it close and cozy. In order to decorate, I used a mixture of §0 wall and floor covering and §2 wall covering. Even though I mixed patterns (stripes, brick, and solid), on the walls, I stuck with a calming blue color that would bring the room together as one, but I also wanted to bring in little pops of color in the décor. I tried to create further interest in the room, by using the solid blue color on the walls, floor, and ceiling - in sections. In the front room, there's a walking chair for Maggie, a small stereo, and again, little knick-knacks to make the home look lived in.
    Just off of the front room is a full bathroom, decorated with §0 wall and floor coverings. It is a chrome-color scheme and again, I used cheap knick-knacks to make sure it looked lived in and not so sparse.
    On the opposite side of the house are two spacious bedrooms, a nursery for Maggie and a masculine master bedroom for Sean. Each room has feature walls, using the §0 wall covering. Sean's room is comfortable, a place where he can relax. It has a bed, dresser, a chair (to sit with Maggie in), a baby monitor, and a vase with his beloved wife's favorite flowers. Maggie's bedroom is perfect for a little girl growing up - on this I spared little expense as I wanted to show that Maggie is the most important thing in Sean's life. It has toys for learning, a crib, baby swing, potty for toilet training and a changing table.
    The house is situated so that there is no chance of flooding, but close enough to the water where Sean can walk out of the backyard and reach the water within a few minutes for some early morning fishing.
    I had a lot of fun building this house, keeping in mind the wants and requirements of Sean and Maggie. Thank you for the challenge!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @suzses
    2nd Place: @Kgaff
    Optional Challenge: @noisybrain

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @mederouin
    Optional Challenge: @aricarai
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #176 - Techno...What?

    Challenge Deadline: April 30th, 2016, Midnight CST

    “Rose?” You call over the intercom, preparing to ask her a question.

    “Yes, it is the time you are suppose to have the meeting. No, she isn’t here yet. No, she hasn’t called.” Rose says with an amused chuckle. She knows you so well.

    “Oh. Well. Thanks.” Glancing at your clock, you shrug, and try to pass the waiting time with a game of solitaire. As you struggle to find a place to put that black 8, an icon flashes up on your screen.

    “Tchnobabbl16 wants a chat.” you read, before looking very confused. “What?” Hesitantly, you click the accept icon. After a few minutes, during which a program you didn’t know you had updates, a window opens and a young lady smiles at you.

    She has black hair, liberally streaked with candy pink, matching her candy pink lipstick. Her vibrantly green eyes peer at you through candy pink frames. “Sorry I’m late for the appointment. I was hoping to get out of class in time to meet with you, but I got hit with a last minute assignment. My name is Tashira Nuvalis.” At seeing your confused expression and not getting a response she rolls her eyes and smiles again. “First time on video chat? Just speak up. Your computer has a built in microphone.”

    “Right. Its nice to meet you Miss Nuvalis.” You say, struggling to regain some dignity. “What can I do for you?”

    “I need a new place. I heard you're the best, so I came to you.”

    “Okay. Will it be you and your parents?” you ask diplomatically.

    She sighs, as if exasperated with that question. “No. I’m emancipated. Mom and Step-dad live in Appaloosa Plains. I hate the country. Since I make enough money as a comic book author and YouTuber, I decided to beat feet. My grandmother left me 20k to get started.”

    You nod, pulling out pen and paper. “What would you like?”

    “An apartment in a city. At least 1 bedroom. Need the basics and a place to write and film my vlogs.” She thinks, “Downtown would be perfect if you could manage it. If it's too expensive, I don’t mind going a little farther out. But no suburbs!”

    “That sound doable. Any other preferences?”

    “Well my favorite color is pink, and I love watching the sunset, so a balcony would be nice, but not required. I cant think of anything else.” She says, toying with a pen. Suddenly a bell rings, making you both jump. “Crud. That’s the bell. I have to go. When would my new place be ready?”

    “Give me 2 weeks.” You assure her confidently. You’ve done harder things in 2 weeks.

    “Great. See ya!” The window closes, leaving you alone in your office. After jotting down some notes, you head out to tell Rose about this unusual appointment.

    The Brief:

    1 bedroom, 1 bath

    Kitchen

    place to write

    Make sure to use Pink in the décor

    Balcony, if budget permits

    Budget: $20K

    Optional: Make Tashira Nuvalis and show her in her new space.

    Entry List


    Beginners


    Intermediates

    NAME: iampes23
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8886359
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s97.photobucket.com/user/iampes23/slideshow/BnS 176
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8886358#
    media coming soon---due to not getting the pics together in time--not entering the optional
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x40, 415 Skyborough Blvd in Adventureland, $19,985 (before furn$324,298/unfurn$232,119//after furn$344,283/unfurn$238,303)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Tashira Nuvalis has two passions in life: comic books and food. Her heroine is a baker who uses food to defeat the evil villains of her town. Her adoring fans love to see what Tashira will come up with next! And they never have very long to wait! She also shares recipes of the bakery's sweet treats with fans on youtube, where she shows her off her baking skills to the world. Add to all this a full class schedule of high school and college courses, and you can see why Tashira is becoming a wealthy over-achiever!
    Tashira Nuvalis's loft apartment is very much in sync with her hobbies. She has a large desk for studies and writing. She has a place to showcase her treats for her videos. And she has a huge kitchen to bake in! Her favorite color, pink, is splashed throughout her home.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: my own patterns

    NAME: HuedMoll
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8896066
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/HuedMoll/library/Build-n-Share 176 Techno What
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40X40 Lot, Starlight Shores (next to Lucky Brothers House), $20K for apartment, $350K whole building.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    I love my apartment, but $20K did not go far in furnishing Tashira's penthouse! She will have to enjoy her expansive balconys with no patio furniture right now. I spent too much in the kitchen.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: No need. This was a fun build, but I took some big wrong turns!
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    Advanced

    NAME: chrischris8894
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8895193
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s460.photobucket.com/user/chrischris8894/slideshow/Build-n-Share 176?sort=9
    Password is case sensitive: BnS176
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: (Images in above link) Despite her strained relationship with her mother & her new husband & the lengthy battle to become emancipated at the age of sixteen, Tashira Nuvalis is a bright, strong young woman. She has made a living writing comics about a runaway teen finding her place in a busting city (I wonder where the inspiration for this came from.)
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 36x35, 3203 Bennett Highway in Bridgeport (I demolished the building that once sat there & completely rebuilt), Furnished: 20,752 / Unfurnished: 3,037
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    I wanted Tashira’s apartment to reflect her youthfulness, while still showing the sophistication & maturity that comes with striking out on her own at a young age. This colorful studio apartment has lovely views & a spacious, open floorplan. I’ve used a bold color scheme which includes various shades of her favorite color (pink.) She is also a techie, so I’ve kept a more modern style, with high-end appliances & sleek designs. There is a small office off of the bedroom for writing & filming her vlogs. A large sectional faces the patio & allows for her to invite friends over & entertain. I especially thought the glass wall in the entrance would be a nice way for natural light to be let in without obstructing the view. Outside I have provided a grassy patch where she can watch the sunset & take in the city around her.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @iampes23
    Optional Challenge: @HuedMoll

    Advanced :
    Comments
    1st Place: @chrischris8894
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #177 - The House of Dolls

    Challenge Deadline: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016, Midnight CST

    “I'm so pleased that you love your new apartment, Tashira,” you say to the video image of your most recent client. “Talk to you soon!” Tashira gives a quick wave before the webcam video freezes, and a message pops up on screen that reads Tchnobabbl16 has left the chat. You try to remember how to exit the chat yourself when Rose buzzes through on the intercom.

    “Uh..your next appointment is here. But also not here,” Rose says.

    “What on Earth does that mean?”

    “Well, you received a rather large delivery with a note to call a Miss...Marion Etta—really? that can't be her actual name!—upon receipt of the delivery.”

    “Rose, you're being so cryptic. Would you please bring the package into my office?”

    “Sure, but I'll need you to hold open the door for me.”

    You swing open your office door just in time to see the back of Rose, who is wheeling a cart with an enormous antique dollhouse on it. You hastily move out of the way so Rose can maneuver it through the door, barely clearing the door frame on either side. She parks it near your drafting table and fiddles with a bundle of wires for a moment.

    “I think...maybe,” Rose is peering at a piece of paper, rotating it all around and biting her lip in concentration. “Yes! Got it!” She flips a switch on a little box, and suddenly, the dollhouse lights up.

    “Ohhhh!” you breathe, as you move closer to see the tiny brass coach light on the porch, the delicate glass chandelier over the dining table, and tiny Tiffany lamps illuminating the three story structure. The furnishings are exquisitely detailed, with real fabric on the bedding and tufted sofas, miniature china saucers and teacups on the hand-carved coffee table, and what appears to be a functioning grandfather clock all in 1:12 scale. The walls have actual wallpaper on them, and the roof has individual scalloped shingles that were each glued on by hand. Someone spent a great deal of time and money on this dollhouse. “Rose, may I have the note that accompanied this stunning piece?” Rose passes you a pale peach card that smells faintly of lilacs. You hurriedly punch the numbers into your office phone, not even bothering to sit down, wondering where this next job is going to take you.

    “Hello?” Marion Etta answers promptly on the second ring, her voice quiet. You introduce yourself, exclaiming over the incredible Victorian replica that is currently occupying the center of your office. Miss Etta makes a pleased sound. “I apologize for such an unusual appointment, but I'm afraid I don't get out much. I find the company of others somewhat distressing; however, it is Important to me that you see my beloved dollhouse in person.”

    “It's beautiful, Miss Etta. Please tell me how I can help you and how the dollhouse relates.”

    “I was a sickly child, raised by my grandmother who kept me indoors except for doctors appointments. She hired a private tutor to teach me as I wasn't well enough to attend public school. For my eleventh birthday, my grandmother gave me the kit for this dollhouse. I spent years building it, pouring over catalogs for the perfect furnishings, and then years more playing with it. My grandmother recently passed away and left me her entire estate. I have decided that I would like to use some of that money to build a life-sized dollhouse for myself. It doesn't need to be an exact replica, but I would like you to consider the dollhouse as inspiration.”

    “It's a beautiful inspiration piece. What are your specifications?”

    “I would like two or three stories, Victorian architecture—either Queen Anne or Second Empire, none of that Gothic revival—with a parlor, formal dining room, enclosed kitchen, and two or three bedrooms. I don't care much for technology, but I do love the more classical arts, particularly piano and watercolors. The furnishings should fit the period.”

    “That sounds like a plan. We can have it completed within the month. Does that work for you?”

    “It does, thank you. I will be in touch.”

    You hang up the phone and are suddenly aware that Rose is inches from your computer screen, staring intently at an old photograph. “What are you looking at, Rose?”

    “Well, she's just such a peculiar client that I decided to Google her. I found her grandmother's obituary with a photograph of the two of them together. If I didn't know better, I would swear it was taken more than a century ago. Also, from what I've read so far, it appears that she legally changed her name when she turned eighteen.” Rose rolls your office chair aside. “Look.”

    Sure enough, there is a black-and-white photo of an unsmiling elderly woman, spine plum straight, in a high-necked Victorian gown and a feathered fascinator atop her perfectly coiffed hair. Next to her is a rail-thin girl with eyes that seem almost comically too big for her face, flaxen hair in a cascade of ringlets, wearing layers upon layers of ruffles and bows. In her hand, peeking out from her voluminous skirts, is a tiny doll with flaxen curls and a dress of ruffles and bows. The caption reads, "Ms. Eleanor Shivley and her granddaughter, Julia Applebaum, circa 1982."

    “Strange.”

    The Brief:

    ** 20x20 lot, in the world of your choice
    ** Victorian house, either Queen Anne or Second Empire
    ** 2-3 stories
    ** formal parlor
    ** formal dining room
    ** enclosed kitchen
    ** 2-3 bedrooms
    ** at least 1 full bathroom and 1 half bathroom
    ** include a piano and easel if possible
    ** appropriate landscaping
    ** use Victorian dollhouses for inspiration
    ** budget $70,000

    Optional Challenge:

    Make Miss Marion Etta and show her living in her life-sized dollhouse. She is a loner who envisions herself as a real-life doll. She dislikes technology and the outdoors, preferring instead to play with toys or practice the piano (technophobe, hates the outdoors, childish). She may also be a little unhinged.


    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8910148
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/Build and Share No 177 House of Dolls
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Miss Marion Etta can be found here:
    http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/Build and Share No 177 House of Dolls/Build and Share No 177 Miss Marion Etta
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 X 20, no set address built on placed lot in Sunset Valley, finished cost 69,965
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Straight out of the 1860's comes this Second Empire house. Two bedrooms and one and a half baths were the height of luxury back in the day. A formal parlor with grand piano and formal dining room are the main rooms of the first floor along with the entry and kitchen. Upstairs is an informal sitting room for painting and reading. In the master bedroom there is a secret ladder leading to what used to be Miss Marion's childhood playroom. Landscaping is minimal due to the fact that she really doesn't like to be outside much.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: iampes23
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ta1fi412f6eg42w/BnS_177__The_House_of_Dolls.Sims3Pack
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s97.photobucket.com/user/iampes23/slideshow/BnS 177
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: http://s97.photobucket.com/user/iampes23/slideshow/Marion Etta
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/oedwbbo3fqndecm/Marion_Etta.Sims3Pack

    Marion Etta is unstable, artistic, a Virgo, a technophobe who hates the outdoors, and childish. She loves pink, classical music, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Her life goal is to own a private museum.
    Raised by her doting Grandmother, Marion was always treated as if she was a porcelain doll who might break at any time.She was a sickly child whom her Grandmother would not let attend school, so Marion did not have any friends. Instead, she turned to her doll house and dolls. She lived through them to such an extent that she forgot about the real world entirely until her Grandmother passed away. Since then, her mental stability has been questionable, and she has had to visit the hospital multiple times for her mental health.
    The times Marion is happiest are when she is playing with her dolls and doll house. Even now it is her favorite thing to do-even though she is all grown up. Her clothes and demeanor usually reflect her favorite past time. Even her dreams reveal that, aside from a sparkling clean house, Marion wants a colorful fantasy life that has a happy ending!! (possibly with a werewolf or yeti and the Loch Ness monster...weird)
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20, replaced 9 Azure Lake Ave. in Hidden Springs, $69,943
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: The house is modeled after the front part of a large Queen Anne style Victorian. I used a "flat back" to the house, since that is what you would most likely see in a doll house. In Victorian times, doll houses were set up with the kitchen and dining room on the first floor, the parlor and billiards room on the second floor, and bedrooms on the third floor and possibly in the attic. Since we did not need a billiards room, and having a tight budget, I started the bedrooms on the second floor since I was able to place a parlor on the first floor.
    I used cheery, feminine colors that would attract a young girl. Marion's room includes the doll house and a large doll. Outside areas were set up, since they might come with the doll house, but Marion will not be using them.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: my own patterns, TSR, and MTS

    NAME: ciane
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8915258
    LINK TO MEDIA: all pics included in upload.
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: no
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20, 14 Clover Lane, Dragon Valley $69,986? (It was under 70k by a smidgen)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: She's a Queen Anne Painted Lady, very colorful, with a cheerful palette. All the wall paper is the same style, just varying shades and hues of pretty colors. The wllpaper all has the same creme color running through it as well to match the ceiling. I love the almost symmetrical, but not, look to the house and I think it has a very realistic layout that should play well. Again, I made this in a base game save with only store stuff added.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: No, but thank you.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: none used.

    NAME: Hued Moll
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8915350
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/HuedMoll/slideshow/House for Dolls BuildnShare 177
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/HuedMoll/slideshow/House for Dolls BuildnShare 177
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20, replaced 477 Sunnyvale Blvd in Sunset Valley with 20 X20. $53,711
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    I went with a Second Empire Build. To give it more of a dollhouse feel, I made all the back walls glass and added extra walls coming out at different angles to look like open doors. Like a dollhouse that has compartments that open out for every room. So, the build looks like a child could sit in the back yard (a giant child) and play with the house-- but it is a fully functional house with windows instead of open walls. The large windows give gorgeous views of the ocean and beach behind the house.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: the hair I used for Marion Etta is Skysims Hair Adult _Jiolu-245, TSR, http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims3/id/1267147/


    Advanced

    NAME: Mederouin
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8907078
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mederouin/slideshow/Build and Share 177
    Password: Dollhouse (Note: is case sensitive)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 X 20; 435 Huckleberry Lane (Placed lot), Moonlight Falls; Final cost: 69,992
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: For this build I wanted to build a Queen Anne style house which then involved a lot of time spent getting the roofs to look natural. I also underestimated the size of the house to the size of the lot ratio and as a result my landscaping is a bit lack luster. For the inside I tried to work with a more traditional closed floor plan giving all the main rooms their own space which adds to the coziness of the spaces. This build has three livable stories, but only two are furnished due to budget and space requirements. I wanted this whole build to have a Victorian feel, homey and proper while still with a touch of whimsy that dollhouses inspire. Hope you enjoy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: chrischris8894
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8908475
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/14830967/#Comment_14830967

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: I created Ms. Marion Etta as a childish, loner, who has her head in the clouds, with a dislike for the outdoors & technology. Her favorite color is blue, she could eat pancakes for breakfast everyday & she enjoys classical music as much as she loves to play it. Pictures in above link.
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 X 20,1264 Lakefront Drive (placed lot) in Twinbrook, Final cost: 69,984
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: My entry is done in Second Empire Victorian, I used roof decor to create a more regal look despite the modest size of the home. The structure stands three stories high, although the attic is simply storage, it could always be converted into another room. There is also roof access from there, though i didn't do much with this space due to budget & the fact that Marion wouldn't like to go outside much anyway. I used pastels & jewel tones (both color palettes of the Victorian Era) throughout my build to create balance between refined propriety & child-like whimsy. I tried to keep the rooms cozy & well decorated without over-cluttering. Since Marion Etta prefers to stay inside, I included an atrium at the back of the house filled with large windows & greenery, so she can enjoy sunlight while she paints. The kitchen includes a baker's station, as I figured that is another fitting hobby Marion would partake in. Overall I feel this life-sized dollhouse is the perfect place for Ms. Etta & her (what I can assume is massive) doll collection.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: noisybrain
    LINK TO LOT:http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8915876
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1334.photobucket.com/user/noisybrain/library/BnS 177 House of Dolls
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: http://s1334.photobucket.com/user/noisybrain/library/BnS 177 House of Dolls/Marion Etta
    Marion Etta is the new owner of the lovely "Living Doll House".
    She is a loner who hates being outside, a technophobe that loves
    to play the piano (virtuoso) and practice painting. She is also
    childish and loves to play with her toys and host tea parties in
    her third floor play room.
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:20x20 in Moonlight Falls (no formal street address) Final Cost $69,767
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: "Living Doll House"
    This charming Second Empire Victorian "dollhouse" Features 1 and 1/2 bathrooms, 3 spacious bedrooms
    an eat in kitchen with access to a wraparound porch,
    a formal parlor and dining room as well as an art room/office, and a third story playroom.
    I used a classic Victorian dollhouse for inspiration set in Second Empire Style
    (mainly because I really wanted to use the Mansard roofs:) I havent used this style yet and usually build Gothic Revival and Queen Anne)
    I left the walls mostly bare so Marion Etta can fill them with her own paintings once she is settled
    (also because of budget issues)
    I included a third story playroom so Marion can have tea with her "friends" and I just like the thought
    of a "secret" place that children can have to be creative. There is also a storage room on the third floor
    mainly due to budget restrictions.
    Each room is decorated in traditional victorian style. Marion's favorite color is lilac so I tried to incorporate that in
    each room with the exception of the guest bedroom and first floor powder room.
    I did include some outdoor seating just incase Marion felt the need for some fresh air.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes"
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: No custom content


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Kgaff
    Optional Challenge: @iampes23

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @noisybrain
    Optional Challenge: @noisybrain
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #178 - Getaway

    Challenge Deadline: Thursday, June 30th, 2016, Midnight CST

    You sit on the edge of the fountain in the middle of Central Park, enjoying the warmth of the sunshine, the fresh spring air, and the peals of laughter from the nearby playground. It’s a beautiful day, after what has seemed like an entire month of rain. Your eyes close in momentary bliss.

    “Pardon me?” says a deep, smooth voice from somewhere near your left. You open your eyes to see your next client standing there, sunlight gleaming on his chocolaty skin. You hurry to your feet, shaking his hand firmly. “Lionel Young, pleased to meet you.”

    “Mr. Young, it’s so good of you to meet me at the park today. It’s been so dreary lately that I hated to spend another minute inside, work or no work.”

    “Agreed. A little sunshine is good for the soul.” You motion for Lionel to be seated, watching him fold his large frame with an unexpected grace. “That’s sort of what I wanted to talk to you about,” he says, with a smile that deepens the laugh lines at his eyes.

    “Oh? I’m intrigued! Tell me how I can help you.”

    “I teach Honors Simlish and coach JV basketball at the Community School for the Gifted. Now that school is almost out for the summer, I have some time for a project I have been mulling over.” Lionel pulls out his smartphone, swiping his fingers over the screen, until he shows you a photo of a gorgeous dark-skinned woman, with tight raven coils, deep brown eyes and a wide, warm smile. “This is my wife, Arden. She’s a hospice nurse with Sacred Spleen Memorial.”

    “It takes a special kind of person to work in hospice. That must be a heart-wrenching job.”

    “It is. And Arden is special.She works very hard. In addition to her job, she has also spent the last year caring for her elderly mother, who recently passed away.”

    “I’m so sorry,” you murmur.

    “Thank you. It’s been hard on both of us, but Arden especially. They were very close. What I’d like to do is take her away for a while, somewhere warm where she can sink her toes into the sand and recharge. Being a caregiver is incredibly taxing. When Arden’s mother passed, she left us a decent sum of money. I’d like to use some of it to surprise Arden with our own vacation home.”

    “I would love to create the perfect little getaway for you and Arden,” you say, thinking about hammocks and palm trees and fruity little drinks with umbrellas. You could use a vacation yourself… “What did you have in mind?”

    “It’s really just a rough idea. Something warm and tropical with an ocean view, with outdoor areas where we can hear the waves and taste the salt in the air. It will just be the two of us -- we don’t have any children -- so we only need one bedroom and bathroom. I would like for both to be indulgent, spa-like, so Arden can really relax. A small kitchen with a dining space and a living room area. I think I’d like it all to be fairly open, so we can see the ocean from just about anywhere.”

    “Do you have any preferences on style or color?”

    “I’m not much of an architecture buff. Just something relaxed and comfortable. Soothing colors would be nice. I have $35,000 to spend. Will that work?”

    “Mr. Young, pack your bags. You will be relaxing in the sun and sand by the end of the month!”

    The Brief:
    Create a relaxed, beachfront vacation home for the Youngs on a 20x15 lot, in the world of your choice (can be a vacation world for those with WA)
    $35,000 budget
    1 bedroom, 1 bathroom that are spa-inspired
    Kitchen
    Dining area
    Living area
    Open concept
    Ocean views
    Outdoor space for relaxation
    Soothing color scheme

    Optional Challenge:
    Create Lionel and Arden Young. Lionel is a teacher who is athletic, a bookworm, and friendly. Arden is a hospice nurse (medical career track) who is a genius, a bookworm, and good. Show them enjoying their new vacation home.

    Entry List


    Beginners

    NAME: Storietime
    LINK TO LOT: Clicky
    LINK TO MEDIA: Clicky
    LEVEL: Beginner
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 x 15 lot size, built in Sunlit Tides. Final price is something like $34,999 (I didn't note it down, but its right under the budget of 35k)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Designed as the perfect getaway, this little house has an open plan downstairs, featuring a large kitchen, a dining area that can sat four people, and a large living room full of bookcases. The house has wonderful relaxing views of the ocean from all angles, and has a lovely seating area out the back, surrounded by blossoming flowers and crashing waves; the perfect area for sims to relax and snooze under the summer sun.
    Upstairs is a single bedroom and a large bathroom split into two, allowing more room and privacy. There is also a large upstairs balcony, ready for your sims to furnish and use how they wish. I ran out of money to furnish it myself


    Intermediates

    NAME: iampes23
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8923881 (currently showing up as a blank page )
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/n2pvpelc2i7tm11/Beachfront_Getaway.Sims3Pack
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s97.photobucket.com/user/iampes23/slideshow/BnS 178
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15, a place lot in Barnacle Bay, $34,295

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: The lot is right on the beach, with the waves just off the property! Since it is so close to the rather calm coves waves, the house is on stilts. The wood paneling on the exterior are pre-exposed to the weather, so it has a gray patina. Large windows in every room give one unobstructed views of the ocean!! Even the furniture is positioned so as to allow the best views of the water. No electronics were included to allow the owner to fully disconnect from the outside world and relax. The landscaping is natural to the beach. Air conditioning is included, but the numerous windows also can let in a breeze! Parking is off-site.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: no CC-just recolors

    NAME: ciane
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8927337
    LINK TO MEDIA: included in lot
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: NA
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:15x20, 3 Mango Way, Sunlit Tides. 34,997
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: A spa, a hot tub, a fireplace... enjoy the views, sun, and ocean breeze all day long; then, curl up with a good book once the sun goes down.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "no" thank you.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: no cc.

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8929432
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/Tradewinds - The Getaway House BnS 178
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE:http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/Tradewinds - The Getaway House BnS 178/Lionel and Arden Young
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15, 35,000 ( I spent every penny but due to play testings and tweaks the price really dropped) Built at 5 Mango Way, Sunlit Tides
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: I wanted to go really for a real "Island Feel" so I have a thatch roof, no doors on the rear of the house so all those lovely trade winds can flow freely. The front of the house is kept rather plain so all the views are from the interior facing the water. The entire second level is devoted to the master bedroom and bath with a spectacular view from the bath tub :)There is a small garden featuring "salad fixin's and an orange and lime tree for those tropical drinks! Check out the picture frame in the bedroom for photos that Lionel took.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes"
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a
    edited - optional challenge slideshow - Photobucket keeps rearranging the pictures so they are not in the correct order to tell the story.

    NAME: suzses

    LINK TO LOT: https://www.mediafire.com/?a33p8qa78wntac0
    (I've tried everything I can think of but just can't get this up on the exchange.)
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s12.photobucket.com/user/suzses/slideshow/Petite Paradise
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE:
    LINK TO HOUSEHOLD: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8930227
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s12.photobucket.com/user/suzses/slideshow/Petite Paradise/The Youngs
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20X15 - Replaced 6 Camino del Ray, an empty 21x15 lot in Isla Paradiso with a 20x15 - $34960.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: I decided to place my lot in Isla Paradiso, a choice mainly inspired by a tile-roofed vacation home I had found, and tried to find some harmony between the island's colorful vibe and the "soothing colors" to be used for the challenge. As mentioned above a 21x15 lot existed at the location I chose, which I replaced with a 20x15. I love the way it overlooks the water and is just uphill from a small beach.
    Lot upload description: Overlooking the natural stone arch near Crystal Waters Beach on Isla Paradiso, this open yet private vacation home offers beautiful ocean views in a relaxing setting. One-bedroom, one-bath with spa. Uses content from Sunlit Tides and other store items. No CC; some CAP. For Build N Share Challenge #178 Getaway - by suzses.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: 3 wood and wicker CAP patterns, not my own.


    Advanced

    NAME: noisybrain
    LINK TO LOT:
    http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8925850
    LINK TO MEDIA:
    http://s1334.photobucket.com/user/noisybrain/BnS Challenge 178 Getaway/story
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE:
    http://s1334.photobucket.com/user/noisybrain/slideshow/BnS Challenge 178 Getaway/Lionel and Arden Young
    A day in the vacation of Lionel and Arden Young... Lionel is a teacher who is an athletic, bookworm that is also friendly, proper and
    loves the outdoors.
    He surprised Arden with a beautiful Tropical paradise vacation home because he loves her and know she needs some rest and relaxation.
    Arden is a hospice nurse who is a friendly genius, bookworm, and good. She loves the outdoors just as much as her husband.
    Have not uploaded the family just have some pics of them enjoying a day at their new beach cottage.
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:20x15 in Sunlit Tides at the end of Mango Way, Final Cost $34,395
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    This lovely beach cottage is built on a small lot overlooking the ocean in Sunlit Tides at the end of Mango Way.
    Large windows offer panoramic ocean views from anywhere in the cottage.
    Features a covered front porch with the main entry way that leads to an Open concept kitchen and living room and luxurious spa inspired
    bathroom. With a glass enclosed shower a large soaking tub, enclosed toilet and a large double vanity.
    The large comfortable bedroom offers access to a beautiful deck covered by a flower draped pergola.
    Soothing turquois shades color the walls, and white and warm wood accents help to enhance the relaxing mood. This beautiful tropical paradise is
    the perfect setting to indulge in relaxation.
    *the shower had to be moved over and is fixed in the final upload because the previous position would not allow for use
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes"
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: No custom content

    NAME: Mederouin
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8925620
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mederouin/slideshow/Build and Share 178
    Password: Youngs (Note: is case sensitive)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 X 15; Placed lot in Isla Paradiso; Final cost: 34,937
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: I ended up building three separate homes for this challenge trying to get the feeling just right. The first one I scrapped because it became too boxy and closed in. The second I tossed because of the same thing. Then I came to this, instead of trying to focus on the spaces I was required to place within the building I decided to focus on the actual feeling I'd been lacking. The logical question I asked myself was what is relaxing, what is the first thing that comes to mind when seeking solace. The answer was water, more specifically running water. So I built a house that had a waterfall. I wanted it to be clean, but also connected to nature and the water. The blue wallpaper along the sides and top are meant to be an almost symbolic waterfall to echo the real one. The second floor catwalk provides access to the waterfall deck and wonderful views. That deck is for when you want to be alone feeling the power of nature whereas the other one is for more casual sitting and conversation. All and all I tried to create a space that was tranquil but also empowering. Hope you enjoy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A


    Results


    Beginners -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Storietime
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @suzses
    Optional Challenge: @Kgaff

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @mederouin
    Optional Challenge: @noisybrain
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #179 - Summer Designer Showdown

    Challenge Deadline: Sunday, July 31st, 2016, Midnight CST

    Welcome to the Summer Designer Showdown! It's like our previous showdowns, but with a twist! Download the foundation from the Exchange to be placed at 72 Water Lily Lane in Sunset Valley (formerly The Monotone), and then choose from one of three Sims as your inspiration. You have one month and $50K Simoleons to create a house that fits the Sim of your choice. We must be able to tell which Sim you chose based on your style of build.

    Meet the Sims:
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    On the left we have Felipe Cardoso who is on his way to becoming a Superstar Athlete. He is athletic, charismatic, a daredevil, a party animal, and a vehicle enthusiast. He is a Leo who loves chili con carne, Latin music, and the color yellow.

    In the center we have Dorian Velvet. Dorian is a Gemini who is working toward rock stardom. He is artistic, brooding, dramatic, rebellious, and quite the virtuoso. He loves sushi, Dark Wave music, and the color black.

    And finally we have Neil Hawthorne. Neil is building a business empire and positioned to be the next CEO of Sunset Valley. This silver fox is ambitious, a genius, a perfectionist, a schmoozer, and a bit of a snob. This Capricorn prefers porcini risotto, French music, and the color aqua.

    You must choose between one of these three Sims as your Simspiration for the build. You may create your own version of your Sim or download all three here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8934503

    Download the foundation here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8934502 If you don't want to download from the Exchange or can't for some reason, you may recreate the foundation exactly based on this photo:

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    The Brief:

    - Download the foundation and place at 72 Water Lily Lane in SV (20x30 lot) OR recreate it exactly
    - Choose a Sim and an appropriate style of build based on his particular characteristics
    - 2 bedrooms
    - At least 1 bathroom
    - Kitchen
    - Dining area (can be part of the kitchen, or separate)
    - Living room
    - Special area to appeal to your Sim's traits
    - Full landscaping
    - Do not add to or remove from the foundation footprint. You may not add foundation elsewhere on the lot either.
    - Budget $50K

    Optional Challenge:

    Show the Sim of your choice using his new home.


    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8946395
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/BnS 179 Summer Design Showcase
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/BnS 179 Summer Design Showcase/Felipe Cardoso
    Hopefully it painfully evident that I chose to build for Felipe Cardosa (only because I don't have the proper EP's for the other choices).
    Before I started building I let Felipe go about with total free will and found out just who he is. Everything about him screams sports, from his daily wishes to his dreams. I also wanted him to have plenty of choices for building his athletic skill so he has everything from a hacky sack to a basketball court.
    I also loved that his favorite color was yellow and tried to use it in every room in varying shades from pastel to bright neon. I then discovered his love of automobiles and bought him a fixer upper that he regularly goes out and works on without any prompting from me.
    Turns out that Felipe is quite the ladies man . He had a party and spent so much of it flirting with all the female guests that all but one guy left. Then out of the blue he decides to go skinny dipping! Molly French was so mortified she almost drowned! He got some very mixed reactions and Molly ended up safely out of the pool! Whew! Everyone ended up having a wonderful time.
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 X 30 - 72 Water Lily Lane - Final Cost: 49,951
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Sport Zone
    This house is totally sports! Two bedrooms with different themes. Do your workout either outside pumping iron, having a game of b-ball one on one or indoors on the treadmill. Open concept kitchen, dining and living makes a great place for watching that big game or awesome parties. Outdoor activities include a hoops court, swimming pool and party deck. Several parking places are available for your auto collection. Built for BnS179 Summer Designer Showdown at 72 Water Lily Lane (SV)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: ElleDaes
    LINK TO LOT: Loading Issues on Exchange…tba
    LINK TO MEDIA: s112.photobucket.com/user/smwsda/slideshow/Build-N-Share%20Challenge%20No%20179
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: not included
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 72 Water Lily Lane, Sunset Valley. 50,000.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Lot Blurb: This 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Modern home is designed for the up and coming CEO in mind. The main floor boasts an open floor plan with a living room, dining room, kitchen/bar for entertaining and networking with business associates and a small office for working from home. The second floor holds two bedrooms with private balconies, and a shared luxurious bath. Exquisite art can be viewed throughout. The lot is fully landscape and includes a carport and central air.
    Details: Designed with a Modern Naturalist aspect. Smooth lines and light woods are accented with organic shapes and greenery. Splashes of aqua have been included throughout, but minimized overall, as it’s quite a bright color, and offset by a complimentary warm red. There is plenty of custom content as the sims base/store content simply did not have the right feel. The first floor is designed as a party and work space, while the second level is strictly for relaxation and intimate conversations. The bath, though shared, is spacious and designed to be a fortress of solitude to ease the stress of a long day of work. Fill the bath with bubbles and know that no one can reach you here. The unique accents and layout are perfect for a perfectionist, snob sim who needs to impress the boss on his climb to the top and enjoy the top quality atmosphere.
    Unfortunately, I ran out of time to put some finishing touches on the media, but the images are there.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
    Thanks to the contributors at TheSimsResource.com:
    Wondymoon
    Nynaeve Designs
    Ung999
    Marcorse
    Lulu265
    Artvitalex
    Spacesims


    Advanced

    NAME: Mederouin
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8945330
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mederouin/slideshow/Build and Share 179
    Password: Velvet (Note: is case sensitive)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 X 30; 72 Water Lily Lane; Final Cost: 50,000
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This was a fun challenge to work with because in a way there were two foundations that had to be worked around, the actual physical foundation and the sim we chose to build for. I chose to build for Dorian Velvet, I hope this will be obvious from the design itself but regardless I was inspired to go in the rocker direction because I thought that the foundation with all it's pushed and pulled pieces lent itself to a modern, almost musical style. I wanted it to be loud and proud as a structure, but also sheltering and cozy to an extent because the way I thought of my Dorian Velvet was as a true musician. Someone who has recently become famous, but to whom fame was only a byproduct of making music. So while the structure makes a statement, it is also designed to be a home. Sort of a reflection of a man who wears two faces, the public face that everyone knows and the human face that few ever really see. Hope that makes sense and you enjoy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: jennytru
    LINK TO LOT: click here
    LINK TO MEDIA: Click here
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: click here
    LEVEL: advanced (I haven't entered in a VERY long time but this was the level I was at when I left)
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x30; 72 Water Lily Lane (SV); Final cost: 47,908
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Built for Felipe! The build leans more to the university life- Felipe spends more money on partying than home decor. I focused more on his party animal status, but there are areas that definitely support his athletic side (his special place).
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: sure
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: no CC

    NAME: paneinger
    LINK TO LOT: n/a
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15027972/#Comment_15027972
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: there's a few pics of Dorian in my media
    LEVEL: Advanced

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 X 30; 49,995
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: I'm a bit of a roadie and a huge rock/punk/folk music fan myself, so naturally I picked Dorian. I tried to make the ultimate bachelor pad for an artist who is away a lot, but needs a nice place to come home to write and practice, without making it look like a giant teenage punk's room. Its clean, sharp and modern/cozy with everything he could need. Plenty of stuff to drink around, and on most surfaces you'll find an (empty?) bottle, lots of books for poetic inspiration, several ipods and a huge stereo, and some musical instruments. The decor is a little bit geeky from old Nintendo bits that he played as a kid. There's room for entertaining, so he can come back from gigs and bring other musicians with him to collaborate and party a little bit more in style. I decorated in black and shades of grey, with raw wood and leather, and accents like old, well-loved oriental rugs and bohemian styles. The landscaping is a little bit sparse, to cope with the fact that he's not home enough to really play in the garden and he needs something that can essentially live on its own. I also gave him a dog, Daisy, because dogs are really the only thing that make me as happy as good music does and I imagine he'd feel the same I hope you like it! I really enjoyed building this one and I tried to make it a realistic portrayal of a young rocker's home base.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: I use more cc than ea content >.>


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @ElleDaes
    Optional Challenge: @Kgaff

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @mederouin
    Optional Challenge: @jennytru
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #180 - The Sorceress

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 31st August, Midnight CST

    Mihoshi Eternalwing, one of the most powerful sorceresses of her world, had always viewed her magic as a living thing. It kept her from taking her magic for granted. Usually it was like a well trained pet. Obedient. Responsive to her every request with a precision that other magic users could only dream of. Usually.

    This time however it swept her along like a tidal wave, overpowering any attempts she made to stop it or alter it’s course. All she could do was try not to drown as she waited to see what her magic was going to do. Finall, the surge stopped.

    Everything stopped.

    It was a breathless moment where everything hung suspended in one crystalline moment. As if Father Time had abandoned his post. Then the world exploded.

    When Mihoshi awoke, she was lying on the ground with pieces of her home around her and unfamiliar stars above her. She got up very carefully, taking stock of her health. Bumps, bruises, and scrapes seemed to be the worst of her situation. However the effort of casting a small ball of light was worrisome. It meant she was mostly tapped out in terms of magic. Her magic would come back, but it would take time.

    You stare at her in utter fascination, your cup of tea abandoned though still held in your hand. “So I found my way to this town,” Mihoshi says, flipping her long, dark hair over shoulder. It gleams amethyst in the light. “And met some faeries who told me what you did for them. Now I’m here talking to you.”

    “And…what do you need me to do?” You ask hesitantly, finally putting your cup down.

    Her dark purple velvet eyes take on an annoyed look. “I need you to rebuild my castle. So I have somewhere to live while my magic recharges and I track down the things that got scattered across time and space,” She says slowly and clearly, as if speaking to someone who isn’t all there.

    “….okay.” You shake off the mind boggling feeling and seize onto the one thing you can wrap your mind around. “What do you need in a home?”

    “Um, I don’t really know,” Mihoshi admits, blushing. “I inherited the castle. There was my pretty lavish master suite and a bunch of guest rooms. I really didn't pay much attention to how many rooms I had. I had my lab, which was fairly large, and-”

    “Lab?” You interrupt.

    “Yeah. I did magical experiments and stuff there.” She says in the same kind of casual tone someone would use while talking about getting a cup of coffee. “And a huge library. I think it was at least 3 or more stories tall. I really need my library.”

    “Did you have a budget?” You ask hesitantly.

    “No. Part of the castle that came with me was the treasury so…oh! And if you could wall off my lot, or make it really hard to reach or both, that would be great. I get…cranky when people interrupt my research to ask for stupid things like immortality and eternal youth. Then people start complaining about disappearances and it just goes down hill from there.” She suddenly laughs at your horrified expression. “I’m kidding. At least about the last part. I really don’t want to be bothered though.”

    “Oh…um. No problem.”

    Brief:
    Rebuild Mihoshi’s castle
    3 story library
    Lab for her to experiment in
    No budget
    Walled in lot
    Landscaping

    Optional:
    Make Mihoshi. She is bookworm, handy and a genius

    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: none, my launcher is being fussy
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/BnS 180 The Sorceress/story
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE:n/a I just didn't have time.
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 50x50 - 10 Swallow St, Midnight Hollow, 360,891 big ol' simoleons
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    The Sorceress Castle
    I really just let myself go with this build, I tried to make it feel medieval but still have some comforts. The three story library was quite a challenge because I wanted to give the castle the feeling of spaciousness with high ceilings with lots of wall hangings.
    The main floor is a large hall with the dining area and seating area. Adjacent is the small but serviceable kitchen. There is also a formal 2 story open parlor with a crystal ball and spell book podium that opens to the first level of the three story library.
    The second floor is comprised of the guest quarters, 3 private bedrooms and a guest bath as well as the second level of the library with a small balcony that overlooks the formal parlor below.
    The entire third floor is library with two desks, a chess board and more books.
    I decided that the Sorceress's master suite should be close to her lab but far from the "guest" quarters, so I made her a special place all of her own in the basement. The master suite has a couple of surprises that help make it feel light and airy even though it is underground.
    Since I don't have the Supernatural EP, I used several of the science items, a lab station, a cauldron and a few other odds and ends to give a feeling of a magical laboratory.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A


    Advanced

    NAME: Mederouin
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8970247
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mederouin/slideshow/Build and Share 180
    Password: Castle (note: is case sensitive)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 64 X 64: 230 Valley View Drive, Moonlight Falls: Final Cost: 361,188
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: I wanted to build a sort of gothic, arts and craft castle that looked like it had been around for generations of owners and architectural styles. I wanted it to feel like each owner felt the need to add a wing here or a room there until the whole thing looked a bit like a hodge-podge and organic structure. I wanted it to look almost as if magic played a part in keeping the structure from flying apart. The library conceals the entrance to the lab and there is a special room for a mostly black and four legged familiar. Due to some leveling issues some pictures may show messed up windows or furniture pieces. I think I fixed everything for the uploaded lot and removed most of the pictures, but if some have snuck in I am sorry. Alright that's about it, hope you enjoy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: JasonAnthonySterling (TonySterling on the Sims 3 Exchange and Sims 4 Gallery)
    LINK TO LOT: EDIT: New link to lot w/pic swap: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8972039
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s280.photobucket.com/user/Jason_Sterling/Massive Luxury Overdose/story The pictures include text in the fashion of a guide book for tourists to the historic landmark castle.
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Not this time, unless I get it done by tomorrow- lol!
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 60x60 15 Summer Hill Ct. Sunset Valley- $1,193,662
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Massive Luxury Overdose
    I came at this build with a back story built in my head from the initial story for the build. The structure is built by an aristocratic family that started as purely using white magic in altruistic fashion healing the land and helping the population around them but the family has wrestled through its generations with eras of black magic dabbling leading to full out dark sorcery and persecution of the locals. It’s been transformed during dark years into an imposing walled in estate decadent and opulent, lorded over by dark flying gargoyles, while lighters eras have seen the installation of gardens, greenhouses, tea rooms and even, as though to make a statement to their ancestors, windows inserted into the outer walls giving a glimpse of the interior watched over by white marble lions. Through the back and forth wrangling of the generations the structure itself came to embody the different magical paths.
    The current owner is firmly on the side of light and working to clear her families name and reestablish their legacy as one of kindness and generosity. Of course the past- and even the future- fights against the current change. It was during a particularly awesome night of magical wrangling that her castle ripped itself to pieces under the strain of competing ideology. We’ve reconstructed it here- a place somewhat out of time built of the past, the current and due to time manipulation via the perverse merging of the magical and the mechanical, built of the future, giving it a Neo Gothic feel blended of old and new. There are additional descriptions on the pictures via the link. Thank-you for taking the time to view my interpretation of the Sorceress’ Castle.
    6 bedrooms- 4 guests rooms in the Guest Annex and a master suite and child's room in the Family Sanctuary. There are 4 add. Servants quarters in the basement and 10 baths in the structure. Formal front buildings separated from the private family rooms and exterior space in the back. Kitchen, servants quarters (empty during the current generation) and a hidden "dark laboratory" are in the basement.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure, why not- lol.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: No "CC" used.


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Kgaff
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @JasonAnthonySterling
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #181 - Uptown Elegance

    Challenge Deadline: Friday, September 30th, 2016, Midnight CST

    You step into Echelon Bistro, the cool air welcoming you in from the humid evening outside. The Maitre D’ greets you, asking for your reservation.

    “I’m meeting with clients. The name is Hewes-Kessler.”

    “Ah,” he says with a wink and a knowing smile. “Right this way.” He leads you through the restaurant, winding among white-clothed tables, soft lights, and the gentle clinking of glasses. At the rear of the restaurant, he opens a private door, ushering you into a small, but beautiful dining room with a table set for two. At the table is a pale, slight gentleman with salt-and-pepper hair and thick black glasses in a suit with a cheeky checkered bowtie. The gentleman rises when he sees you, offering his hand.

    “Jonah Hewes-Kessler, pleased to make your acquaintance.”

    “A pleasure,” you say. “Where is the other Mr. Hewes-Kessler? I thought the three of us were meeting this evening.”

    “Oh, Oliver will be along in a bit. Please,” Jonah gestures for you to be seated. “Why don’t we enjoy a nice meal first before we get to all of the details.”

    You and Jonah chat over plates of crisp autumn salad, steaming bowls of porcini risotto, and the most succulent lobster thermidor you’ve ever tasted. He tells you about his career as a journalist, and how he met Oliver after writing a less than stellar review about Oliver’s bouillabaisse.

    “He was so incensed by my review that he actually showed up at Doo Peas Corporate Tower with a new batch of bouillabaisse and a bottle of aged nectar, giving me an impassioned speech about how important it is to drink the proper nectar for a specific dish.” Jonah smiles wryly. “He turned out to be right. The bouillabaisse was delicious with the nectar he chose. I found his cooking enchanting, and his conversation even more so. I’ve been addicted to both ever since.”

    As you wait for your baked angel food cake to arrive, he passes you a small photograph from his wallet.

    “This is Sophia, our daughter. Oliver and I waited a long time for a child of our own. Finding the right adoption agency and then waiting to be chosen has been quite a difficult process, but we are finally bringing home our baby girl in a month’s time.”

    “That’s wonderful!” you exclaim, taking in the beautiful dark-skinned infant with long lashes and tiny wisps of dark curls beneath a pink bow. “She’s perfect. You must be so overjoyed.”

    Plates of heavenly smelling angel food cake appear in front of you and a deep voice behind you says, “We are.” You turn to see a large man with coffee-colored eyes and short dark hair, his white chef’s uniform contrasting against his dark skin. He flashes you a brilliant smile and says, “Oliver Hewes-Kessler, owner and executive chef of Echelon Bistro, pleased to meet you.”

    “It’s lovely to make your acquaintance. The food here is superb -- you have quite a gift!”

    “I’m glad you enjoyed it,” Oliver says, as waitstaff appears out of nowhere with an additional chair and place setting for him to join you and Jonah. He motions to one of the waitstaff who pours a sweet, sparkling nectar into your glasses. “You must have the proper nectar with your dessert. It makes all the difference!” Jonah catches your eye and you both laugh.

    “So, I assume this precious little bundle, Sophia, is the impetus for your new home. Tell me about what you envision for your new family of three.”

    “We’d like a modestly sized lot with a townhouse or a brownstone, with a gourmet kitchen and formal living and dining spaces,” Oliver begins.

    “Oliver does love to have friends over to try out his latest culinary creations,” Jonah adds.

    “The home should be multiple levels, with the bedrooms upstairs, separate from the other living areas. We need a bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, and an additional nursery with its own bath. It should be large enough for Sophia to grow into later,” Oliver continues. “We will also need a garden or basement apartment with a separate entrance.”

    “Oh, will you be renting?” you ask.

    “More like bartering,” Jonah says. “We know a young college student who needs a place to stay while she goes to night school for her teaching degree. We agreed to give Nell lodging in exchange for helping us take care of Sophia since we both have careers that can be demanding at times.”

    “What sort of interior style are you looking for?”

    “For the main house,” Oliver says, “we’d like it to be elegant and tasteful, but not too traditional. Sort of...understated elegance. For Nell’s garden apartment, however, it should be bright and young and fun. She’s a vibrant young lady, so the space should reflect that.”

    “All right. Any other requests or must-haves?”

    “A small outdoor area would be great, if you could squeeze that in,” says Jonah. “Something with a bit of greenery and a patio table where we could drink coffee and let Sophia play.”

    “That sounds manageable. What sort of budget will I have to work with?”

    “We have $120,000 for this project.” Oliver says.

    “That is a generous budget. I’m sure my team and I can come up with something that you will love...just as soon as this food coma wears off!”

    The Brief:
    - 20x15 lot
    - $120K budget
    - Multi-level townhouse/brownstone
    - Casual, understated elegant decor
    - Gourmet kitchen
    - Formal living and dining spaces
    - 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, on separate level from main living area
    - garden/basement-level apartment for the nanny
    - Sleeping area
    - Bathroom
    - Efficiency kitchen
    - Small dining and living areas
    - Separate entrance
    - Bright, youthful decor for a college student
    - Small private outdoor patio area
    - If you include laundry facilities, the garden/basement apartment should have its own laundry

    Optional Challenge:
    Create the Hewes-Kesslers and their live-in nanny, Nell Pasternak. Jonah is a journalist who is a bookworm, friendly, and perfectionist. Oliver is an executive chef who is a natural cook, friendly, and a hopeless romantic. Sophia is a friendly genius. Nell is friendly, exciteable, and has a good sense of humour. Show them living in the space you created.

    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8985301
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/BnS 181 Uptown Elegance/story
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15 - Hidden Court Lane Riverview (added a lot) - 119,308
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    I went with a three-story townhouse.
    The ground level is an apartment with a separate entrance with a small patio area. The apartment is fully furnished for a female student in bright and cheery yellow and turquoise. The main living areas include an efficiency kitchen with small dining table separated from the living room by a half wall. There is a study area near the front door. The bathroom has all the essentials and a large bedroom completes the space.

    Up the stairs to the front door, you enter the foyer, then the formal living and dining rooms. I intentionally kept the clutter to a minimum because after all it is supposed to be casual elegance. The kitchen is fully fitted out for gourmet cooking with the latest and best appliances. A small table fits nicely next to the bay window.
    French doors off the foyer lead to a small balcony with spiral stairs down to a small play area for a toddler with a fun sandbox.
    Upstairs there are the master bedroom with attached bath and the nursery also with attached bath. At the top of the stairs is a cozy family room with a playpen, comfy chairs, tv and bookcase.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: iampes23
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8987132
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s97.photobucket.com/user/iampes23/slideshow/BnS 181
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: (not entering) http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8987131
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: placed lot in SV, 20x15, $118,494
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Modern elegance with a few industrial touches. Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy! Cars and motorbike not included in build or price of build, but they may be in some of the pics since the family had moved in.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: no
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: none


    Advanced

    NAME: JasonAnthonySterling (Gallery I.D. TonySterling)
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8986343
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s280.photobucket.com/user/Jason_Sterling/library/Sterling Row?sort=2&page=1
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 119,987

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This is the Sterling Urban Core Executive model. The pictures in the link start with the exterior, including the backyard entertainment area, during the daytime hours and progress through to the Nanny’s private entrance which is just off the backyard. She is welcome to share that space with the family. Just before entering her apartment there’s a small space in the style of the rest of the house set just inside the door for storage and for her to keep her bike she uses to get to school- she LOVES Katy Perry and won the “autographed” bike from a competition! From there the pictures move to the kitchen and informal family spaces. The dollies on the chairs in the family room were made by the homeowner’s grandmother- so sweet! There's a space for storing the stroller here under the stairs and the art near the high chair is for the little one to look at while eating. The pictures progress to the main entrance and a selection of shots showing the entry way and guest bath. Then, the bay window is set as a place for reading, the formal living and dining rooms following that. The child’s nursery and bath lead through a connecting door (that can be removed later but provide easy access now) directly into the bedroom portion of parent’s master suite which has a home office, a place for watching television and a place for listening to music (the stereo is wired for whole house sound). The last picture is of the laundry room on the bottom floor. Several photos of the residence at night finish the album.
    As stated, I did place a laundry room but only one. It was just as I was copying this info to fill out the form that I saw the requirement to build a separate unit for the nanny. I had placed a separate door to the laundry room for the nanny's so that she would not have to directly go through the main house to use it however. At this point I could either delete the laundry room or... well, there isn't an or because I can't face going back and trying to delete enough stuff to build an additional laundry room-lol. So I left it.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None

    NAME: aricarai
    LINK TO LOT: Wharton Heights
    LINK TO MEDIA: photos•here
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15, lot placed in Bridgeport by Swap-n-Sell, §119,761
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    A multi-level brownstone, perfect for city living. The outside space may be small - private patio with bbq and children's area - but the understated elegance inside is the real gem of the home. The walk-down basement apartment is 1 bed, 1 bath decorated in vibrant colors. The main living space is comprised of 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen and formal dining/living rooms, upstairs bonus space and office. CC free by aricarai. Playtested and upgraded by The Quartet.
    Nell's space has two separate entrances - one in the front and one in the back. From the front entrance, the space opens up to the front room, featuring a small living, dining spaces and a functional kitchen. Though the open concept space is mostly white, in order to keep it bright, there is a flowered feature wall and the kitchen is covered in white subway tiles. Nell's bedroom is pink, patterned, and very girly, which will give her a space to relax after watching little Sophia and studying. Throughout the space, there are toys for Sophia to play with creating a great space for young nanny and toddler to bond together.
    Jonah and Oliver's spaces are very masculine, but still have the understated elegance that they wanted. Decorated throughout in cool tones (mostly greys) with little pops of color, the 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom main house is made up of a gourmet kitchen, formal dining space - perfect for entertaining, and small formal living room with a roaring fireplace and chess table.
    Sophia's bedroom is a little girl's yellow oasis, a space that she can grow into as she gets older. Her bathroom has hints of yellow and has a shower/bath combination. Jonah and Oliver's room features a fireplace seating area and is decorated in greys and blues. The color scheme carries on into their full bathroom.
    Up to the third level of the brownstone, there is a small half bath with a toilet and sink. Jonah's office is decorated in a dark berry color with dark bookcases. The bonus area/family room features a flat screen television, ample seating, a couple toys for Sophia, and a dominoes table.
    Outside, there is a small patio with seating and a barbecue for grilling. There is also a small playground for Sophia.
    Really enjoyed this challenge and it took some creativeness to get it under budget, but I DID IT!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: paneinger
    LINK TO LOT: n/a
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s291.photobucket.com/user/myndikins/Sims3/bns181/story
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15, $119,919

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: So, this entry is a bit meh for me. I wasn't really able to finish it - several times I did some great landscaping outside and lost it when my laptop died. So this is the very best that I could do lol I also had a few glitches in my pictures. The ceiling tiles are misplaced in a few places. I promise that I didn't go completely stupid and remove random tiles, but it looks that way and I couldn't seem to fix it. There's also random ceiling tiles on the outside and I couldn't fix those either. You can actually see the ceiling funk in the image above Please just pretend those parts aren't there...My pictures don't really do it justice, but I was really struggling to get my stupid laptop to work with me so I could finish and turn *something* in. Out front, there's a few benches and a planter on the street. I added some balloons and a realty sign to the banister for added cuteness and to make it seem like an open house.
    I went with a 4 story plan. The basement has the apartment and a two car garage - the lot is built to be placed on a corner - and the basement's separate entrance is through the garage. There's a little laundry nook in the garage as well. Entering the apartment, there's a a living/dining/kitchen room, then a bedroom and bathroom. The colors are bright and vivid, without being jarring and too loud. As someone who has been (and probably will be again...) a 20-something female college student, I went with a plan that I liked and I love the way it turned out. I layered multiple rugs on the floors to give it a comfy feel - plus basement apartments have freezing cold floors in the winter (at least mine did lol)
    The main level has a living room, kitchen, formal dining room, and second floor patio. The kitchen is large and open, offering a good view of the living room and toddler play pen. There's also a bar on one side to hold all the nectar, and a nectar rack on the wall by the dining room. Inside the dining room is a large table, sideboard, and fireplace. The weird looking thing attached to one side of the table is actually a functioning highchair too, so that's a bonus. I kept the colors in varying shades of purple, black, and light brown with some metal accents to keep it from being too feminine. I think its kind of an understated and elegant look.
    The next floor is essentially the master suite. A large master bedroom features a platform for the bed and focal wall, fireplace, and seating area. That leads into a walk-through closet with identical wardrobes, clothing wracks, and mirrored walls. Through the closet is a large bathroom with dual vanities on, a walk-in shower, and clawfoot soaking tub. All of the colors are dark, masculine, and elegant - purples varying from vibrant to nearly black, grey/brown woods, and silvers. The floors in the master suite are nearly black, but topped with piles of sheepskin rugs to make it plush and comfy, and the walls are a deep purple and black pattern. And of course, I included lots of books everywhere. And finally, this floor has the laundry room. Its pretty boring and just has a washer, dryer, sink, clothesline, and hamper.
    The top floor has a bonus office, the nursery, and bathroom. I gave the bathroom two doors so it could be accessed from the hallway too, and I think it works well. The office is a dark burgundy/wine color and has more books, plus a seating area, stereo, and a few toys. I really really love the nursery and bathroom! I think their color scheme and patterns are gorgeous and girly, without being hot pink and ick. Lots of pastels and patterns and woodland critters. I just really love it And it'll make an awesome kid/teen room eventually, without having to change the wall colors. There are toys everywhere and a bunch of dollhouses on one wall so she can essentially have her very own doll neighborhood to play with.
    The outside is very tiny, but I guess that fits a brownstone. Under the patio, I turned that spare space into a playhouse. It's decorated very simply - kind of like a little kid would - and has a play oven, toybox, puppet theatre, easel, bookshelf, and beanbags. What more could you want? Outside is a little patch of green space to play in, a swing, walker-thingy (that is actually functional), and seats for the adults.
    I hope ya'll like it. I tried to ride the line between rich colors and textures, elegance, and masculinity. For someone who puts flowers on everything, this was no easy task! I do like it though

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please - there's a few places that I was kinda iffy on, and maybe I can go back and fix it later
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: all of it >.>


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Kgaff
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @aricarai
    2ndPlace: @paneinger
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #182 - For Your Amusement

    Challenge Deadline: Monday, October 31st, 2016, Midnight CST

    You are up to your elbows in blueprints at your drafting table when Rose bursts into your office, slamming the door and throwing her body against it. She’s breathing hard. Her eyes are wide and panicked.

    “Rose! What happened? What’s the matter?”

    “I...I…there’s someone...outside...just standing there…” The hairs plum on the back of your neck.

    “Okay, Rose,” you say, grasping her arms to help her focus. “What else did you see?” Rose hesitates and then her words come out in a whisper.

    “I think it’s a CLOWN.” You relax slightly, because as long as you have known Rose, she has been a caulrophobic.

    “All right, Rose. Why don’t you stay here while I go take care of this.” She nods and shudders, but moves away from the door. “Just shut the door behind me. It’s going to be fine.” You give her arm one last reassuring squeeze and then head into the reception area where you stop cold.

    He’s there on the front walk, eerily illuminated by a single streetlamp. His skin is chalky white, unnatural, and his face bears the unmistakeable makeup of a clown. He is standing completely still, just staring at you through the glass front door. A chill runs up your spine. You give yourself a mental shake, square your shoulders, and then open the door.

    “Can I help you, sir?” you ask, hoping he can’t hear the quaver in your voice. No response. “Sir. Do you need something?” Then slowly he comes toward you. As he approaches you see his face more clearly. His makeup is sloppy, with black streaks of mascara running down his cheeks to a red gash of a mouth. When he smiles at you, it is gruesome and you cannot help but shudder slightly.

    “Is this you?” He rasps, handing you a business card you hadn’t realized he was holding. You take the card, noting his dirty, too-long fingernails. You glance down to see the firm’s business card with your name embossed on it.

    “It is. Who are you?”

    “I am called Jangles.”

    “All right, Mr. Jangles. What can I do for you?”

    “It’s just Jangles. Perhaps I could come inside so we could discuss it.”

    “Mr...ah...Jangles, we are just closing up for the night. Why don’t you tell me briefly what it is you need, and then we can set up an appointment time for you.” During daylight hours, you think to yourself.

    “I would like for you to build me a funhouse.”

    “A funhouse? That’s an unusual request.”

    “I find the activities at the Fall Festival to be lacking and pedestrian. As a clown and magician by trade, I would like to offer the townspeople an alternative for fright and delight all year round.”

    “That sounds intriguing, Jangles. I’d be happy to help you. Why don’t you take this card and call me in the morning so we can schedule an appropriate time to go over the details.”

    “I look forward to it. Good night.” With that, Jangles skulks away into the shadows and you lock the door behind him with a satisfying click.

    The Brief:

    **Build a funhouse with games, twists and turns, and spooky surprises
    **Community lot in the town of your choice, no larger than 40x40
    **Unlimited budget
    **Include bathrooms and some way for the public to eat (food stands, grill, buffet table, etc.)
    **Create a space for Jangles to perform magic tricks

    Optional:
    Create Jangles with the traits of your choice. Show him and the public using the new space.

    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    N/A

    Advanced

    NAME: TonySterling
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9002365
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1078376338944456
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40X40, Custom Address, Since the budget was unlimited I didn't keep track of the total before play testing but it was most likely around $525,000- uploaded cost, $471,039
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15313260/#Comment_15313260
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:None

    NAME: Chrischris8894
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9003525
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s460.photobucket.com/user/chrischris8894/library/Build-n-Share 182?sort=3&page=1
    Password: Clowningaround
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: in pictures
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE: placed lot in Moonlight Falls
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Come one come all to a spooky scare house that is sure to chill your bones. Once you get thorough that colorful maze everything seems wonderful through the arcade, but if you dare to walk through the garden of statues, you may just find the passage to the graveyard & maybe even to treasure? Try your luck inside Mr. Jangle’s house of mystery & scares!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @JasonAnthonySterling
    Optional Challenge: @chrischris8894
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #183 - The Four Sister of the Apocalypse

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday, November 31st, 2016, Midnight CST

    You aren’t quite sure what to make of the group standing in the lobby of your office. It’s only four young women, but they somehow seem more…intense than you would expect. Even Rose's little dog had retreated to its bed, silently.

    One of the young ladies is clad entirely in black, pants, vest top and all. Her short raven hair has a single streak of vivid purple, the same color as her eyes. Like the others, she has some solid muscle showing in her arms. She’s tall, nearly six feet you would guess. She introduces herself as “Roxanne Planes, also known as Gunk.” Seeing your confusion she explains that its short for gothic punk.

    On her left, one of her friends stands with military straightness. She has dark brown hair pulled into a ponytail and rich green eyes. She’s a perfect example of the beautiful girl next door looks. Clad casually in blue jeans and a t shirt under a leather jacket, she still looks ready for duty. Gunk introduces her as Carrie Logan.

    Journye is the third of the group, standing near a window. Somehow she reminds you of a wolf, with a lean narrow face and a stronger build. Surprisingly, she has royal blue hair and green eyes. Something about her and the way that she studies you makes you think that she’s been in more than her fair share of fights. She too wears a t-shirt that does nothing to hide her muscled arms and a pair of loose jeans.

    Gunk gestures to the last of her friends, Sarah, as if deliberately reminding you of her presence. And indeed she had slipped your mind, even though you had looked at her just minutes ago. Clad in all white, she wears a bodice style top, white pants and a white overcoat. Even her boots are white. Her black and white streaked hair is cut into a shaggy style that compliments her feline features. Something about her yellow eyes is very predatory and unnerving.

    Instead of inviting them back to your office, four of you settle into chairs in the lobby. Sarah opts to stand near Gunk. Clearly the leader of her little group, Gunk says, “We’ve heard you’re the best architect in town.”

    “Well, I try.” You say modestly.

    She smiles, friendly and disarming. “Well, we need a house. Several houses actually.”

    “Several?”

    “Yeah, one for each of us. Eventually. For now we need a place for the four of us while we get established. We are a band called The Four Sisters of the Apocalypse and got a solid signing bonus for our first album. We want to get established before we go for separate houses.”

    “Makes sense,” you say, not entirely believing her claim of a band. Not with the constant scanning of the room and general alertness they are displaying. “What would you like?

    “This first house is going to be mine,” says Gunk. “I like space and privacy. Since we dont know how long its going to take to get established, we will need rooms for all four of us. Preferably with our own bathrooms. It could get ugly if we have to share one or two bathrooms. We need someplace to practice our music. I sing and play guitar, sarah plays drums, Journye’s on keyboard and Carrie plays bass. We are all big on fitness and sparring, so we need a place to work out. And a garage. Sarah babies her car.”

    “All very doable. Whats my budget?”

    “About 60k.” Gunk tells you. “And if you could decorate their bedrooms in their favorite colors, I suppose I could put up with that. My favorite color is purple.”

    Carrie makes a rude gesture at Gunk then says, “My favorite is brown. Journye’s is blue and Sarah’s, surprise surprise, is white.”

    “Not a problem. Anything else?”

    “How soon?” Asks Gunk with another friendly smile..

    Brief:

    4 bed 4 bath, decorated in the girls favorite colors
    Gym
    Studio
    Garage
    Privacy and landscaping
    40×30 or larger
    60k budget

    Sim Challenge:

    Make the girls:
    Gunk is artistic, brave, and charismatic
    Carrie is brave, daredevil and friendly
    Journye is athletic, frugal and loves the outdoors
    Sarah is an artistic, loner, genius

    Entry List


    Beginners

    NAME: hannahc1023
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded yet
    LINK TO MEDIA: s61.photobucket.com/user/hannahc1023/embed/slideshow/BnS%20Entries/183
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Beginner
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 50x50, 2400 Pinochle Point, Sunset Valley, 74,804 simoleons (whew!)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This contemporary villa style home is an expansive 1 story house with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. It contains a library/study, gym, dining room, living room, family room, and a kitchen as well as a theater for music and expansive landscaping.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: No CC

    Intermediates

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded yet
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/BnS 183 Four Sisters of the Apocolypse
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/BnS 183 Four Sisters of the Apocolypse/The Girls
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x30, 2400 Pinochle Point, Sunset Valley
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This is a modern style house with a formal living room, formal dining room, office, gym, small room for painting and the master bedroom with bath on the first floor.
    Access to a small fenced in private backyard area and covered patio with a garden area is through the kitchen.
    On the side yard there is a pond with a bench for taking in the sunset.
    Upstairs there are three more bedrooms each with a private bath.
    There is also a music studio with four instruments, drums, keyboard, guitar and base. There is access to a roof area with lounge chairs.
    (Some pictures were taken before the budget was increased but I lost track of which ones)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: Jessabeans
    LINK TO LOT: thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9017870
    LINK TO MEDIA: smg.photobucket.com/user/Lissten/slideshow/BuildNShare%20183
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x30, 2883 Industrial Drive, Bridgeport §56,924
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Are you in need of a lot of space for a modest budget? You need not look any further than the industrial area of Bridgeport. This converted warehouse is full of potential and in need of a new owner to make it their own.
    Downstairs in the converted loading bay there is a 1 car garage, two bedrooms with en suite bath. A large loft area that has been divided into a living, dining, kitchen and art stuido space. Upstairs there is a gym as well as a rehersal area and dressing with instruments (drums, keyboard, guitar and base) with a lounge for downtime during rehersals. Two bedrooms with en suite baths upstairs as well. Outdoors you will find the native plants have overcome the old car park but some of the area has been reclaimed for an herb garden, a small sparring area has been set up under the trees.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: linzlulubell
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/lin-zlulubell/embed/slideshow/Sisters of the apocalypse"></iframe>
    http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/lin-zlulubell/library/Sisters of the apocalypse
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: my pictures for the optional challenge are with the build challenge. I gave Journye a skater girl appearance, Sarah a steampunk/innocent, Carrie a Safari/Military, and Roxanne a punk. Had lots of fun photographing this group of beauty's.
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x38 464 Shoreline Point, Starlight Shores 73, 873
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: 4BR/4BA Modern style roommate floor plan. Each BR/BA room set has it's own private entrance from outdoors for privacy. The girls different living suites should be evident on who's who's by the color they're decorated in. The master has its own sitting area. Small pool outback, bar area with band set up, gym. This was a super challenge with the budget! I was already finished with the build when we got the budget increase so I didn't change much just adding in the pool, some better landscaping and artwork. I had already rebuilt this so many times trying to get it smaller and smaller.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: All the CC pictures you see in the house are made by me. The CC on the sims comes from many different creators on TSR


    Advanced

    N/A


    Results


    Beginners -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @hannahc1023
    Optional Challenge:

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Jessabeans
    Optional Challenge: @linzlulubell

    Advanced :
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #184 - The Golden Years

    Challenge Deadline: December 31st, 2016, Midnight CST

    “Thank you for agreeing to meet me here. I apologize for all of the boxes. Shipping our belongings back from Shang Simla has been such a headache. Here’s your tea, dear.” Laurel Stafford is quick and cheerful, fluttering about the tiny apartment like a little round bird. You sip your steaming chamomile tea, noticing hints of strawberry-blonde hair amid all of the gray and the way the soft wrinkles in her face deepen when she smiles.

    “Don’t mind the boxes,” you say with a dismissive wave of your hand. You’ve seen far worse. “Thank you for the tea. Now tell me, how can I help you?” Laurel disappears behind a tower of cardboard, muttering something unintelligible.

    “Aha! Found it!” She drops a manilla folder on the small country table and wrestles to make just enough space to squeeze into the empty chair across from you. Inside the folder are pages of copy paper with magazine photos of cabins and cottages pasted next to handwritten notes. It looks like a Pinterest board before computers were invented. Rose is going to get such a kick out of this. “My husband, Flint, is retiring from the military next week after 42 years of service. We’ve traveled all over the world, and now we’re ready to put down some roots. Some place small and quiet where we can relax and enjoy this new, slower chapter of our lives.”

    You flip through her collages of antique wood-burning stoves, rough hewn rocking chairs, and screened porches with water views. It makes you want to curl up under an heirloom quilt with a good book. “It looks like you want a rustic little house near water.”

    “Oh, yes!” Laurel claps her hands together, eyes lighting up. “Access to water is important. Flint loves to fish and plans to spend much of his retirement doing so.”

    “I have a good idea of the style you prefer. What other amenities do you need?”

    “Well, we never did have any children, so it’s just the two of us. We really only need one bedroom and one bathroom. I’d like a small area to garden and a screened-in porch. Mosquitoes just love me. A fireplace would be lovely.” Laurel’s face goes dreamy for a moment. “Oh! And a garage or carport for Flint’s truck -- he likes to tinker on it from time to time.”

    “What kind of budget do we have to work with?”

    “We’ve saved up $30K. Can you have it completed before the year’s end?”

    “My team is finishing up another project, but we should be able to have you and Flint in your new home by the end of the month.”

    “Wonderful! Now, how about some more tea?”



    The Brief:

    - 20x20 lot
    - Cabin or cottage
    - 1 bedroom
    - 1 bathroom
    - Near a body of water (does not have to be ON the actual lot, but should be visible from the lot)
    - Screened porch
    - Fireplace
    - Garage or carport
    - Small garden area
    - $30K budget


    Optional Challenge:

    Make Laurel and Flint Stafford and show them enjoying retirement in their new home. Laurel is a bookworm, green thumb, and natural cook. Flint is brave, handy, and loves the outdoors.

    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: ciane
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9017769
    Lot with couple: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9017770
    Just the couple: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9017771
    LINK TO MEDIA: pictures in upload and in optional challenge link below.
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: https://iamciane.wordpress.com/stories/the-staffords/
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20 placed on a bull-dozed 30x30 lot at 477 Sunnyside Blvd where the Port-A-Party Mini Warehouse auto-spawns in Sunset Valley. Oops, price was just over 29k... maybe 29,064. It's always fluctuating with the plants.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: It's not so much a rustic cabin as you'd find in the mountains by a lake, but it is an older brick and wood siding beach house very close to the water's edge. The interior furnishings are older and collected from many years of travel all over the globe. Everything that can be upgraded has been. The main book case has complete series for all the main skill books, to include charisma, alchemy, and inventing. It even has a basic martial arts book from their trip to Shang Simla. The old car is almost ready to roll, but that would price the home over 30k; so, one more time working on the car and you'll see another nod to nostalgia.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: no, thank you.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: no cc! no CAP!

    NAME: Luminey
    LINK TO LOT:Coming Soon
    LINK TO MEDIA: s106.photobucket.com/user/Lomira/library/Cozy%20Cottage
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Intermediate?
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20, Magnolia Promenade, $27,915
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Cool earthy color scheme inside and plenty of cabin like furniture with a modern feel. House has a cozy library, living room for friends to visit, and basic bed bath combo. Fenced off garden to keep those pesky animals away with a pathway leading back to the house.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s14.photobucket.com/user/elengil/slideshow/Golden Years
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Included in above slideshow
    LEVEL: intermediate?
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20 - No address/new placement in Aurora Skies. Final cost, 29,997. No depreciation used.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: The cabin was perfect! One open room where you could see the view from almost everywhere except the bathroom. Big enough to tuck in some of the furnishings and decor they had picked up in their travels, but small enough to feel cozy and easy to clean. There was even an old dock Flint could fish from.
    The garden was modest but offered enough room for both flowers and vegetables, even a small sitting area where Laurel could take tea with guests in the summer. There is always a third seat in the house to welcome a friend over. But the main use for the sofa is a cuddle in front of the fireplace.
    Retirement doesn't mean giving up an active lifestyle. There is plenty to keep them both in good shape: treadmill, working out to the radio or TV, swimming in the lake, even just dancing together.
    Mounted over Flint's desk - where he keeps up with bills and the like - is his prize fish. He also has a plaque and shelves with mementos of his career - including a few tattoos. One is of Laurel shortly after they were married, with her long red hair.
    They tucked their luggage under the stairs and in the eaves of the loft, not quite ready to give up the possibility of future travel.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None used.

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/BnS 184 The Golden Years
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Lauren and Flint are included in the slideshow
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20 - 823 Trawler Cliffs (formally Smuggler's Parking) next to Smuggler's Beach in Barnacle Bay - 29,884

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Yay! Retirement after 42 years of military life. They have been talking about this day for a long time. Lauren and Flint knew they wanted a small, cozy place by water. When they found this place they knew they were home.
    After traveling the world they had accumulated a lot of stuff!! Boxes of stuff! Most of the things they had collected over the years would have to go...there just wouldn't be room for all of it. Flint asked Lauren to choose only a few of her favorite things, the ones that really meant something to her and donate the rest to a museum. Lauren kept two floral prints, a few knickknacks, a set of fans and a sword that were gifted to them. She also carefully packed up a few of Flints medals and his most prized mounted fish. She also went through her photo collected and had her favorites framed for the new house. Flint surprised her with a digital photo frame full of pictures from around the world.
    The house they eventually decided to call home is a one bedroom open floor plan cottage/cabin.
    The kitchen has an updated self-cleaning stove, courtesy of Mr. Handyman Flint and a canning station for Lauren to put up preserves and jellies from the garden produce.
    Just off the kitchen there is a screen in porch with a settee, art easel and tea table, Lauren loves to have tea in the evening while watching the stars come out over the beach.
    Instead of taking up valuable space on the small the lot, Flint decided to invest in one of those new fangled "All in one" bathroom appliances. He upgraded it to unbreakable and so far it's working out well.
    The cozy living area has a fireplace with Lauren's collection of decorative relics on the mantle and a dining area near the window that is open to the summer breezes coming off the nearby beach.
    The bedroom is decorated with some of Lauren's photography and a bit of their collection from their world travels.
    Outdoors there is covered parking for Flint's truck, a training dummy so Flint and Lauren can keep up with the martial arts they recently took up in Shang Simla and Lauren's garden.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a


    Advanced

    NAME: Mederouin
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9022766
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mederouin/slideshow/Build and Share 184
    Password: GoldenYears (Note: is case sensitive)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20X20; placed lot N. Falls Ave, Moonlight Falls; Final cost: 29,997
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: For this lot I wanted to create something that felt rustic and rooted to the site. I choose to build a log cabin because I had never built one before and wanted to try out the look and to see how I could use that to create something that looked like it had been there for a while. I wanted it to feel cozy and welcoming, but also intimate and personal. I wanted this to feel like a place that no one would want to move away from in a long time.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: Linzlulubell
    LINK TO LOT: Not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA:
    http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/lin-zlulubell/library/The Golden Years
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: included in regular pictures
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20 91 Horseshoe Bend, Moonlight Falls. Placed lot. Near old covered bridge. $28,962
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: 1BR 1BA with full length front screened porch and lean to carport. Decorated in calming neutral nature colors and of corse for Christmas. Large indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit area. Very simple living for two people. Natural trail to the water runs right beside house. Home has lovely view and many small animal and wildflower spawners. Small garden in the rear with a view from the bedroom to check on the growing veggies first thing in the morning. Kept the landscaping pretty but simple so the natural Forest could be observed better. I entered in advanced because of the special techniques I used to make the lean to car port. I'd also just like to let you know I now live on a farm and we can't get good internet because our house is so far from the road, so I have to pack up my PC and 4mo old baby and take it to a friends to upload my pictures and entry. Sometimes I don't write as much as I'd like to in my descriptions because of time constraints.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
    Any CC is made by me using TSR workshop

    NAME: paneinger
    LINK TO LOT: n/a
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15395364#Comment_15395364
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20 - 29,960
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    See media link I really like this little house and I think my sims will keep it as a holiday home!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: tons and tons of cc, as always

    NAME: aricarai
    LINK TO LOT: N/A
    LINK TO MEDIA: Password: StaffordYears
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Included in link above
    LEVEL: Advanced

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x20 placed lot in Riverview, §29,987 (truck not included in cost)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: After travelling the world for Flint's military career the Staffords were ready to lay down some roots. They chose Riverview due to the river running through it and Flint's love of being near the water for the early morning fishing trips. The Stafford's Mini Lodge is slightly bigger than a normal log cabin, leaning more toward a lodge, but decorated in warm neutral earthy tones with pops of color throughout. Rustic siding can be found inside as well as natural stone and brick. Although looking large, the cabin/lodge is very cozy with the large fireplace being the focal point; Laurel's beloved rocking chair in prime position to feel the warmth. The main level features a screened in porch with tea set, so Laurel can watch the sunrise while sipping on a cup of tea, a small but efficient gourmet kitchen to suit all of Laurel's baking and cooking needs, small dining area that opens up to the front room. The second level consists of the master suite in a loft style open to below. Along with the master bedroom, there is a desk space for Laurel to write and reminisce about their world adventures, which displays their knick-knacks, a spot for Flint to keep in space, and a small little sitting area and bookshelf. Outside, is Laurel's small but prize garden that she tends to every morning after her tea. In the garage, there is space for Flint to work on his handiness skills on the scrapbench. Hopefully these two will enjoy their retirement in their Mini Lodge.
    Features:
    - 1 bed, 1 bath (master loft area)
    - tea room/screened porch
    - feature fireplace in living room
    - cozy nooks
    - writing area
    - work out area
    - fully equipped kitchen
    - quaint dining area
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:N/A

    Results

    Beginners-:
    1st Place:
    Optional Challenge:

    Intermediates-:
    Comments
    1st Place: @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge: @creativemetaphor

    Advanced-:
    Comments
    1st Place: @aricarai and @mederouin
    Optional Challenge: @aricarai
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #185 - The Real Housewives of Sunset Valley

    Challenge Deadline: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, Midnight CST

    You’re tacking up the Staffords’ holiday card to your memo board when Rose bursts into your office, waving a fistful of papers at you.

    “You are never going to believe this! Did you catch the mid-season finale of The Real Housewives of Sunset Valley? Wait -- nevermind. Of course you didn’t. It’s not your kind of show. It was crazy!” Rose doesn’t get overly excited about much, but for some unfathomable reason, she is addicted to RHSV. You give your head a shake and try to follow the manic stream of words pouring out of Rose right now. “So you know how Nancy Landgraab is co-VP of Doo Peas Corporate Tower with Vita Alto’s husband Nick, right? And Cornelia Goth’s husband, Gunther is CEO there? Well, Nancy, Vita, and Cornelia were all out to dinner for their weekly book club, which is really just code for lots of nectar and passive-aggressive comments, and Vita remarked how it’s such a shame that Cornelia’s husband doesn’t make more money so the Goths could move into Summer Hill Court. Cornelia, obviously furious, said that Gunther mentioned that Nancy and Nick have been spending lots of late nights at the office, suggesting that something inappropriate is going on between them. Nancy denied it, of course, but Vita didn’t believe her and threw a glass of nectar in Nancy’s face. Then Nancy said that Vita’s daughter, Holly, looks like a llama and threw her own glass of nectar in Vita’s face. And THEN Vita flipped the entire table over while Cornelia just cackled. It was completely bonkers!”

    “Rose,” you say, grabbing her by the shoulders, “BREATHE.” She takes a gulping breath in and relaxes almost imperceptibly. “What does any of that have to do with us?” Rose thrusts the papers into your hands.

    “The assistant director of RHSV just called to ask if you had looked over the nondisclosure agreement he had couriered over this morning. I had only just signed for it and hadn’t even opened it when he called.”

    “A nondisclosure agreement? For what exactly?”

    “Well, apparently, as part of the twist for the second half of the show’s season, there’s a new family joining the show. They’re going to build on that empty lot on Summer Hill Court between the Landgraabs and the Altos -- you know, the one with the best view of the entire valley.”

    “So they need our firm to build a house for the new family.”

    “Exactly. And since you’ll be working closely with the network and the family, the assistant director needs you to sign the nondisclosure so you don’t spill the beans about what the family is like or any neighborhood drama that happens during construction. The Landgraabs and Altos are not likely to be happy about the chaos.”

    “I will take a look at it.”
    “Well, do it quickly,” Rose says. “The second half of the season starts mid-February, and they need the house move-in ready by the end of January.”

    “In that case, I need you to call the Ryunotens’ office and see if either Michael or Evangeline can meet me for lunch today to go over this contract.”

    Rose claps her hands and spins on her heel, calling out behind her, “Consider it done!”

    Brief:

    ** Build on 15 Summer Hill Ct. (Sunset Valley) 60x60
    ** Mediterranean or Italianate style
    ** 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
    ** Set up for entertaining and parties
    ** Outdoor area with a pool
    ** Gourmet kitchen
    ** Formal dining room
    ** Budget $175,000


    Optional Challenge:

    Make the Battaglia family. Show them in their new home. See what mayhem ensues when their new money meets the old money in the neighborhood.

    Giovanni Battaglia started off as a paparazzo in Starlight Shores. He finally made enough money with his celebrity photos to start his own modeling agency, Aura Studios, where he met his now-wife, Francesca, a stylist struggling to break into show business. Giovanni married Francesca, despite his family’s protests that she was only using him for his fortune. Now they and their two children are moving to Sunset Valley to join the cast of “Real Housewives of Sunset Valley.”

    Giovanni: avante garde, brooding, charismatic, photographer’s eye, snob.
    Francesca: commitment issues, diva, flirty, party animal, snob. Favorite color: animal print
    Lorenzo (teen): artistic, brooding, hot-headed, rebellious
    Serafina (toddler): excitable, friendly

    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded yet
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/BnS 185 Housewives of Sunset Valley
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: I played with genetics for the kids and left them the way they were created in CAS.
    http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/BnS 185 Housewives of Sunset Valley/The Family
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 15 Summer Hill Ct. (Sunset Valley) 60x60 175,000
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Grande Vista
    I chose this Italianate style house that has 2 stories and a two car garage. Low-pitched roofs, overhanging eaves with tall, narrow windows arched and/or curved above and a square cupola above the front doorway.
    This home features a huge master suite that is the length of the house with a private sitting room, a bedroom that opens to the pool and spa and large bath. A butler's room with bath and separate entrance are at the other end of the first floor. There are two more bedrooms upstairs with separate baths. There is also a laundry room, guest bath and a small "pool" bath off the patio.
    A large formal living room is the main focus of the house with a large kitchen with access to the dining room and the living room. A den is just next to the front door.
    The second floor is all about kids and family with tv, stereo, kids play stuff and the two kids bedrooms both with private bathroom.
    The back of the house has a large patio area covered by a pergola that extends the entire length of the house and is partly covered with heather. There is a bbq area with fireplace, a separate bar area for the pool and yes, that is a tennis court (even though they can't play, I always wanted to make one). There is also a play area for the kids and a fire pit.
    At the edge of the property facing the ocean is a small gazebo for watching the sun go down.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A
    When I got the shell done for the house it was only 79,000 and change, so I decided to add the tennis court and the playground

    NAME: ADWilson
    LINK TO LOT: Casa di Battaglia
    LINK TO MEDIA: VIP Tour ~ 3 posts
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 60x60; 15 Summer Hill Court (Sunset Valley); Furnished $173,797 & Unfurnished $98,874
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Bedrooms: 4
    Bathrooms: 4.5
    This Italianate style is lavishly decorated, but cozy and comfortable, with plenty of room to entertain guests or enjoy a quiet night at home with the family. Amenities include: Great Room; Formal Dining; Gourmet Kitchen with Breakfast Nook; 2-car Garage; Mudroom; Laundry Room; Half Bath; Home Office; Master Suite includes Nursery & Walk-in Closet; Guest Suite; Teen Suite; Child Suite; Upstairs Landing with chess table and dancing "studio"; Veranda with BBQ area and pizza oven; Pool and Hot Tub.
    This large property suits the already established neighborhood and provides plenty of room to grow as the family increases in size & interests.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT:thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9042126
    LINK TO MEDIA: Bramasole
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 60x60 lot, 15 Summer Hill Ct, $173,564
    (A note on the cost, it seemed to change depending on how I viewed it - one price during the build, another when it was saved to the library, and still a third from the edit town menu. I made sure all 3 prices were under the $175 budget limit)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: I used elevations to enhance the impact of the house upon arrival, it dominates the surrounding landscape and commands attention. The house may be built with 'new money' but if it looks old enough maybe people will forget that. Having the pool and entertaining areas out front appealed to the snobbishness - everyone can see them, even if they aren't coming for a visit. Why have money if you can't show it off?
    The kitchen has that old-world appeal, there are fire places in the main entertaining rooms and the master suite. The formal dining is sunken, and there is a second outdoor dining/entertaining area.
    It may take some time to fill every nook, so there is plenty of room to expand and grow. The main house has three bedrooms with en suites, the fourth bedroom is found in the detached guest house with private bathroom, kitchenette and sun patio.
    The pool has a small bath house, and plenty of patio area for guests to mill about.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a - no cc


    Advanced

    NAME: JasonAnthonySterling (Gallery I.D. TonySterling)
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9035233
    LINK TO MEDIA: Facebook Album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1158090694306353
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Experienced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 60x60 15 Summer Hill Ct. $174,998
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Modern Coastal Mediterranean Style 4 bedroom/4 baths w/ 2 additional guest baths for use when entertaining- 2 car garage w/laundry- fully landscaped w/ pool, hot tub, two elevated patios, bar and a putting green outside- two story formal living/dining with a bar for entertaining (bar stereo is wired to the first floor public space speakers inside and out for music- gourmet "Tuscan Style" kitchen with all modern appliances, including the ever elusive coffee maker (!)- three bedrooms/ensuite on the first floor- Family room and master bedroom/bath/walk in closet/balcony on second level.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Certainly.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME:Linzlulubell
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/lin-zlulubell/slideshow/The Real Housewives of Sunset Valley
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: included in house pictures
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:60x60 15 summer hill court $174,280
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Sorry again about my entry form being sloppy, having to pack up my pc to upload my pics due to internet problems, just barely making it in time. Some pics may have gotten out of order, sorry. 4br 4 ba laundry, ballroom with jukebox, custom walk in showers, imported marble tile throughout most of the house, large butler still gourmet kitchen, many animal spawners, nice private patios with outdoor speakers, bar, outdoor cooking/eating area. Master with large balcony for meditation and garden tub. Guest bedroom has vineyard feel, and large bathroom. The custom pictures above the bar, in the nursery and in the nursery bathroom were created by me and are pictures of my new daughter at 2months (she's almost 6mos now), her name is Sunny. They were just too cute not to include once I realized they matched. We had a house fire and the Mr met a unicorn. Lorenzo had a rebellious day tagging street art and riding his motorcycle. The last few pics are my reference ideas, the first pic is the front inspiration.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM:yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:me

    NAME: chrischris8894
    LINK TO LOT: Currently not up, but will post it here when I can!
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s460.photobucket.com/user/chrischris8894/library/Build-n-Share 185?sort=9&page=1 Password is case sensitive: BnS185
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Pictures in link above
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 60x60, 15 Summer Hill Ct, $174, 114
    (I moved the Battaglia family in & set their family funds to $175,000, I subtracted their left over $886 from the budget to get the price of the house)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: The original design for this house had a garage at the end of the hallway between the gym & servant’s quarters, but I have to scrap it to save money. This 5 bedroom, 6 bath Mediterranean style mansion is the perfect home for the family who loves to live glamorously & show off their opulence with parties. The interior is decorated with a mix of luxurious glam & avant-garde design. I especially did this with the home office, as it is more sleek & modern to reflect Giovanni's avant-garde style. Each of the children have their own bedroom suites with private balconies, while the master suite has a large walk-in closet. Perfect for Francesca to primp & house her many animal printed garments. And a wealthy family home isn't complete without a servant's quarters, which is located right next to the home gym. There's plenty of room inside (two living areas & lavish dining room with bar) as well as outside (poolside seating & outdoor bar & grill) for entertaining.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Kgaff and @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge: @linzlulubell

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @JasonAnthonySterling
    Optional Challenge: @chrischris8894
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #186 - ZeroD0xy

    Challenge Deadline: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, Midnight CST

    One of the best parts of this job was how frequently you got to meet new, and interesting people. Your latest client, Mallory Abbot, is no exception.

    A short young lady with a cheerful smile, accented by a lip ring, sits across from you. She bubbles with an excitement and enthusiasm that couldn’t help but charm you. Repeatedly she brushes her remarkably long hair, dark brown with two blonde streaks in the front, back over her shoulders.

    “So, yeah. This is my first real home. I’ve always lived in apartments and I’m so looking forward to being able to stay in my own place for longer than a minute.” She said happily. “I’m new to the town and I’ve heard from a TON of people that you’re the person to see when it comes to starting out.”

    You smile with pleasure, always delighted to hear that people are talking about your work. “I might have a little bit of experience with it.”

    She giggles, “Oh jeez.”

    “So what would you like in a home?” You inquire, clicking your pen.

    “Well, I don’t have a big budget. But I’d really love to have 2 bedrooms. I have 3 cats, so I need room for them to roam. I have a few friends who might move in with me later, so I need space for the house to get bigger. I also like to cook so a decent kitchen would be great. I’m a streamer so I need an office.”

    “A streamer?” you ask, a little confused. The pictures that pop up in your head are…odd to say the least.

    “I live stream games on Twitch.tv under the name Zer0Doxy. I also make videos for Youtube. People come and watch me play and hangout in chat. Its how I pay my bills.” She explains with the patience of someone whose had to explain this a lot. Then proudly she states, “My chat is the best chat in the world. Anyway, I need a great office where I can stream and make videos. Here’s the complicated part: my haunted computer just finally fried itself. I need a new one to fit into the budget.”

    “And what exactly is your budget?”

    Real Talk: We’re doing something really unique for you guys this time around. Zer0Doxy is an actual live streamer who plays a lot of Sims, as well as other games. We’ve made arrangements with her to have the builds submitted for this challenge featured on one of her live streams! We will be sure to post when the live stream will be so that everyone can be there as she looks at your creations.

    Because its a little different, PLEASE BE SURE TO SAY WHETHER YOU WANT YOUR CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM OR NOT ON YOUR ENTRY FORM. If you don’t say one way or another, it will be counted in the Do Not Show on Stream category.


    Requirements:

    Sims3: $16,500 Sims 4: $20,000. (These are the starting budgets for the games for one Sim.)
    2 bedroom
    At least 1 bath
    Office
    New Computer
    Good kitchen
    Good sized lot for future expansion.
    Landscaping

    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT:Twitchy - no cc
    LINK TO MEDIA: Twitchy slideshow
    LEVEL: intermediate
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: yes
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: lot size: 20x20; address: 49 Sulfur Springs Rd, Aurora Skies; furnished cost: 16,498
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: The open floor plan and bright colors makes the space seemingly defy the small size of the building, allowing for some growth without needing to build right away. The kitchen may not be all that just yet but there is room to expand and upgrade. The cats will have plenty of room to roam and claim things as their own, and of course a double bed so they can all sleep together as well. There may be a touch of "crazy cat lady" decor to the main bedroom.
    Upstairs has one bath and four bedrooms, the fourth utilized as an office for streaming online, and there is a coffee machine... for streaming online all night. Warmer colors add to the calming and private feel of the bedrooms.
    Furnished for three and enough room to have a friend over. Generous patio for future entertaining while the landscaping adds privacy.
    The name Twitchy is an obvious reference to Twitch (as is the roof) but it is also a silly reference to what my BF calls one of my cats, and since this was also a cat build, I ran with it
    Note, uses Midnight Hollow wall coverings.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a, no cc

    NAME: Linzlulubell
    LINK TO LOT: N/A
    LINK TO MEDIA:
    http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/lin-zlulubell/library/ZeroDoxy
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE:
    LEVEL: intermediate
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: yes
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 25x25 / 25 Geothermal Lane / Aurora Skies / $16,791
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: 2Bed/1bath Shipping container starter with office. Since the owner of the home is going to be po I upgraded the already existing pool park across the street with lots of fun stuff to do. Hot tub, easel, chess, horseshoes, pool and sunbathing chairs. Each shipping container can be elongated and the bathroom already has enough space for washer/dryer future expansions. Went to do my research on the build and found cool pics of Zer0Doxy that I made into custom paintings using TSR workshop. I wasn't going to upload the lot because of my internet situation but I will if Zer0Doxy wants to DL it for the custom art. The office is done in fun colors for a great webcasting background and there are two planter pots inside for gardening. Enjoy the YouTube video, picture is the link and know I only had a few song choices on my PC but it ended up coming off very theatrical.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: I made the custom artwork.

    NAME: ElleDaes
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9053982
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ElleDaes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1849757871931153
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Zer0Doxy has permission to show and discuss my entry on her stream. Thank you.
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 18 Maywood Lane. $16,498.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    0fficeDoxy: 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom starter home with office.
    I was determined to make this build entirely CC free, as the client represents a sim just starting out who would primarily shop at places like Ikea and Walmart. I hope I can give her the full experience.
    With that in mind, I created an Industrial Chic Modular Starter for our Streamer. Placed on an over sized lot, there is plenty of room for expansion either up, by adding additional floors; down, if her future roommates are of the sun-sensitive persuasion, or if she wants to add a full production studio; or out, the large back yard could easily support a larger footprint without feeling confined.
    Exterior and Yard:
    Built on a 20x30 lot, the house boasts a full brick exterior, one-car parking pad, front and back decks, Central Air, a fire pit and mature privacy shrubs along the back of the lot. The front and side walk ways connecting front and back are lined with wild growing flowers for low maintenance. The metal roof is recyclable and easily uninstalled/reinstalled for renovation projects.
    First Floor:
    The first floor is one and a half floors high with an almost entirely open concept floor plan (excepting the gaming office) and balcony view of the living room below. The high ceilings extend the feel of the space, and create flow for air circulation. There is wall to wall hard wood flooring and exposed brick interior walls. The feature of the home would be the two and a half story atrium living room. Stepping through the front door provides an unimpeded view of not only the open concept first floor, but the living room below – accessible from the stairs set into the balcony railing. What would be the formal dining room has been entirely converted over to a streaming space, the gaming office, complete with sound dampening shingles and track lighting for optimal set up. A camo colored computer is waiting on a sleek desk and chair set which rests on a rubber mat, protecting the wooden floors from scuffs and reducing noise. The casual dining room sits between the kitchen and the gaming office. It is picnic style seating with ambient lighting from the surrounding space. Separating the dining room from the kitchen is a living wall half-wall for air purification without closing off the space. The galley kitchen boasts open cupboards, Fridge, Stove and sink. There is plenty of natural wood counter space for future appliances and upgrades. A door off the kitchen leads to the back patio. Floor to ceiling windows offer ample light and radiant heat.
    Sub-Floor:
    Head down the wood and stone stair case to the lower floor. To the right is the living room. A mishmash of eclectic furniture and styling give the space a welcoming feel. A monitor is mounted to the brick wall, so friends can watch the game from the comfort of the living room (see also: move noisy people away from recording equipment). A 3-piece bath lies opposite the stair case with plenty of space for the addition of a tub unit as the home progresses. The master and spare rooms lie behind the staircase. The master boasts a custom built-out wardrobe, double bed with custom linens and a trunk for storage. The spare room doubles as an exercise room, should one be so inclined. There is a single bed, side table, shelf for temporary storage, trunk and bean bag for occupants. There is also a pull-up bar, ample space for cardio or strength floor exercises and a radio.
    Pet Amenities:
    The cat food bowl is located in the kitchen under the open counter space. Toys can be found for play throughout the house. A scratch post is located off the living room. The litter box is located on the lower floor in the bathroom under the sink. There is plenty of room to roam and the furniture is easily replaced (see: cheap) should something become damaged.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
    n/a

    NAME: hannahc1023
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded yet
    LINK TO MEDIA: h ttp://s61.photobucket.com/user/hannahc1023/slideshow/BnS%20Entries/186
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: intermediate
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: yes!
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: $16,500; built on a placed lot in sunset valley
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: A small modern 2 bed, 1 bath with an office.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a


    Advanced

    NAME: Forum I.D. JasonAnthonySterling
    Gallery I.D. TonySterling
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9044259
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1177343275714428
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30x20/ It doesn't have an address because it's a lot I placed myself in Lucky Palms but it is across the street from 70 Great Sand Rd. along the lake front/ 16500 (Build Cost 15300 Lot Cost 1200)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: There are a lot of details included with the pictures themselves, including some tricks for maximizing my budget in both Sims 3 and 4.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: NOCC

    NAME: Mederouin
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9046625
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mederouin/slideshow/Build and Share 186
    Password: Twitch (note is case sensitive)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yeah sure
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30X30, 2250 Pinochle Point, Sunset Valley; Final Cost: 16,499 (Thought I'd save a little something for the Sims)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: So I have been wanting to challenge myself to a actual starter for a while because usually I build a larger house on the backs of my poor Sims. For this house I wanted to try something fun and different so I tried to replicate a train car or two and turn it into a house. I sincerely hope that it will be obvious, but there it is anyway. I tried to make the cars look a bit broken in with the addition of graffiti and weathered floorboards. I wanted it to feel up-cycled and fun for a Sim just starting out with an environmentally aware mindset. Hope everyone enjoys.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: aricarai
    LINK TO LOT: Firestarter House
    LINK TO MEDIA: pictures•here
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes, please
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x15, placed lot (16 Dean Road) in Bridgeport, §16,486
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Backstory:
    Across the bridge stood the little firehouse that serviced the community. As the city grew and more residents moved in, City Hall called for a larger fire station to be built in the city centre. The little firehouse that had served the community for hundreds of years was soon forgotten about and left dilapidated under the bridge. Once the proud beckon of the city, the little firehouse became victim to squatters, vermin, and time. One day an investor came along, after having read in the newspaper: "Beautiful old brick period fire station available for conversion" and saw potential. The investor decided to restore the building to its former glory, keeping some of the historical firehouse pieces that were left behind (sadly, someone stole the fire pole). The little firehouse has now become a 2 bed, 1 bath cozy home with an office.
    Lot Description:
    A cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom converted fire station with a high-tech office (with a green screen wall) complete with a fire escape. Decorated throughout with exposed brick, an industrial feel, and some decor from the old fire station, the upgraded kitchen sits at the back of the house opening up to the living room where you can sit in front of the fire with a good book. Off to the left of the main living area is the office, while upstairs is the main bedroom, guest bedroom, and bathroom at the end of the hall.
    A perfect home for someone just starting out. All appliances have been upgraded and playtested.
    Lot Details:
    - 2 bedrooms
    - 1 bathroom
    - Office with green screen (wall)
    - Fire escape
    - Fireplace
    Expansion Plans & Notes:
    Even though I built on a 20x15 lot, there's plenty of room for expansion and room to grow. The house can be extended in the back and a further level can be added on to where the office is. And as the house isn't on foundation, there is also potential for a basement.
    As Zer0Doxy wanted a good kitchen and the office was where her job takes place, I focused the money on these areas, most everything else in the house is uber cheap and there isn't even a TV. Hopefully, the streaming will keep Zer0Doxy super busy where she won't need any other form of entertainment besides her computer.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A - cc free

    NAME: ISHTARJMD
    LINK TO LOT: (tbd)
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://ishtarjmd.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/bns-186-zer0doxy
    LEVEL: Advanced
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30x20, 4 Mithrilen Manor, $16,498
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: 2 bedroom 1 bath 2 story house
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, but be gentle. I'm way out of practice
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: TSR


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @linzlulubell
    2nd Place: @hannahc1023
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @mederouin
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #187 - The Second Sister - Journye

    Challenge Deadline: Friday, March 31st, 2017, Midnight CS

    Your phone beeps, startling you out of the creative trance you were in. It beeps again from somewhere within the clutter scattered over your drafting table. Frantically, you toss things around until you locate the offensive object. A notice flashes on the screen: Phone conference with Journye. You let out the annoyed sigh that only an interrupted artist can understand, before dialing the number.

    A highly annoyed female voice greets you by name against the backdrop of a series of bangs and slams.

    “Journye?” You ask, hesitantly.

    “Yeah. Hows it going?” She says amiably, before grunting. There’s the sound of something breaking.

    “I’m fine…Is this a bad time?”

    “No. Its fine. We’re just setting up for a concert tonight. Sorry about the noise.”

    “It sounds like you’re in a warzone.”

    “Really? You’re doing this now?” comes the acerbic british voice of one of the other sisters, Sarah.

    Journye says “If I don’t, Rosie will kill me.” Theres a sharp cry in the back ground, then a series of loud cracks. “plum. Can I call you back in 5?”

    “Um…sure.”

    Its closer to 15 before she calls you back again, sounding a little breathless. “Sorry. Ah, one of the stagehands hurt himself.” The noise has dropped considerably.

    “Its not a problem. So what can I do for you Journye?”

    “Well, I need a place. My wife and her business partner are coming into town. Lily’s gonna take over my old room at Gunk’s for a while. But Rosie and I need a place to live. It would be nice if I could have it close to Gunk’s, next door or across the street. Something that’s a short run or walk since we rehearse at her place. Need at least 2 rooms. Pretty. Rosie’s more girly than I am. Former cheerleader, fashion designer, nutritionist, likes pink… So, I need a place to hang out away from the girly stuff and she needs a place to work on her fashion stuff. I’m not exactly a homemaker, or whatever the word is, like her. Decent kitchen. Really nice master suite.” Journye sounds like shes at a bit of a loss. “Um, good security system, fenced back yard…”

    Sympathetically, you say “She didn’t give you much direction did she?”

    “No. I’d have dumped it on her if she wasn’t busy getting ready to move her and Lily’s store out here.” The tortured sound in Journye’s voice moves you to suggest something you normally wouldn’t.

    “Would you like me to decide on the details for you? Then we can change things out if she doesn’t like it.”

    “If I wasn’t already married, I’d marry you.” she says with relief clear in her voice. In the background someone calls out something. “Ive got to go. Thanks!”

    “Wait! Whats my budget?”

    “Oh. Um, 45?” Then the line goes dead.

    Requirements:
    Budget 45k.
    2 or more bedrooms
    Nice master suite
    Get away room for Journye
    Work room for Rosie

    Optional:
    Show Journye’s reaction to her new home.

    Note: You may remember meeting the Four Sisters of The Apocolypse in a previous challenge.

    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: Good Day, Sunshine
    LINK TO MEDIA: Good day, Sunshine
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: Lot size: 20x20; Address: Sunset Valley; Final cost: $44,997
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15626179/#Comment_15626179
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM:Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A


    Advanced

    NAME: Linzlulubell
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: Vitual walk through plus extras. Click picture to view!
    Still shots: http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/lin-zlulubell/library/BnS 187
    My pictures got all jumbled up, I swear it's the easiest things that get me most!
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: included in regular media, I put most my of my media of the girls into the video but did include what was asked for in still shots. This challenge was fun, fun, fun!! I love doing machinima's but rarely can come up with enough content for a whole song.
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: placed lot across from gunks. 20x15 $44,994
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15633682/#Comment_15633682
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: I made the custom pictures

    NAME: JasonAnthonySterling (TonySterling on the Exchange)
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9066811
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1221186201330135
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x30, Custom placed lot in Bridgeport, $44,932
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15642128/#Comment_15642128
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None

    NAME: Mederouin
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9067666
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mederouin/slideshow/Build and Share 187
    Password: Journye (Note: is case sensitive)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30X30; 2200 Pinochle Point, Sunset Valley; Final Cost: 45,000
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: For this build I wanted to create something that was kind of arty without being obvious about it. I wanted this to be a place where inspiration was plentiful, but not so consuming that people couldn't turn it off somewhat and just enjoy the space as a house. Since both inhabitants are artists of sorts I thought this was important. To this effect I wanted to keep the main living areas uncluttered and cozy with just a few select pop pieces. Rosie's studio and Journye's get away room show the most personality because this is where they go all out in what they do. Hope you enjoy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: aricarai
    LINK TO LOT: N/A
    LINK TO MEDIA: The Greystone | Password: Greystone
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x30, Placed lot in Moonlight Falls, §44,994
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15655616/#Comment_15655616

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: TSR - roof trim


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced :
    Comments
    1st Place: @aricarai
    Optional Challenge: @linzlulubell
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #189 - New Beginnings

    Challenge Deadline: Sunday, April 30th, 2017, Midnight EST

    Rose is at her desk, you are sure of it, it’s where she was just seconds ago when you pushed the intercom, but you are sure you hear an incredibly soft knock at your office door. It was so quiet that you think you must have imagined it, when you hear it again. “Come in.” You say.

    The door opens and a young woman enters your office. She is petite, with russet red hair, green eyes and you can’t help but be reminded of elves as you look at her.

    “I am so sorry to bother you, but I thought, as I was here anyway.”

    “Are you lost?” You ask. Having never seen her before, you wonder how she got past the eagle eyed Rose.

    “Ummm, no, but I was passing and I was wondering. I am new to the area, I have a little saved up…”

    She clams up and her cheeks redden slightly.

    “You were wondering if I have a space in my calendar to design and build you a home?” You ask, smiling. You like this woman, she seems to radiate a certain tranquillity.

    She smiles and nods.

    “I’ll have to check with Rose, but I think I may just have a free spot for you. What was your name?”

    “It’s Fern.”

    Pressing your intercom again, Rose’s voice asks if she can help you?

    “I have Fern with me in here.”

    “You need a Fern, in your office?” She asks bemused.

    Chuckling, you gesture to Fern to speak.

    “My name is Fern Arìaith, you looked so engrossed when I came in…”

    “Wait, what? You got past me into the office? Without me noticing?”

    “Well, I wanted to see…”

    Cutting Fern off, before she finishes.

    “Fern wishes us to build her a home Rose.”

    “Ah, OK, you want me to check the diary?” She asks

    “Please.”

    You hear tapping and clicking as Rose works her magic on your less than perfect computer system.

    “Blasted thing.” You hear her mutter beneath her breath.

    “Ah, OK, yes, we can fit her in at the beginning of next year?”

    “Rose, we can’t have poor Fern sleeping rough on the streets for the next couple of months, are you sure you can’t find a space to squeeze her in next?” You ask, knowing that asking Rose to do the impossible is the best way to get her to do anything!

    “Well, if I call our next client and ask them to postpone their next project, I guess we could…” She is mainly talking to herself at this point and you can hear her cogs turning as she thinks. “I just need to think of a suitable reason.”

    You cough and sneeze loudly in the direction of the intercom.

    “What’s that, you’re coming down with a cold?! Well, you couldn’t possibly take any new clients for at least a fortnight.” You can tell that she is smiling as the intercom clicks off.

    “Well Fern, what would you like us to build?”

    Brief:

    A 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom starter home
    Budget $16,500 including the lot
    Lot has to be within Sunset Valley
    Natural materials
    Has to feel light and airy

    Sim Challenge:
    Create Fern Arìaith, she loves the outdoors and good, her third trait and her Lifetime Wish are up to you!


    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not yet uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: The Fifth Element (still in progress)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: included in above slideshow
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 10x15 lot, near Pinochle Pond, cost 16,500
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15687026/#Comment_15687026
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    NAME: ElleDaes
    LINK TO LOT: n/a – too much CC to load onto the exchange and I don’t feel the need for a file sharing account.
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://facebook.com/pg/ElleDaes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1881148328792107
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: At the end of the photo gallery: be sure to read the captions.
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 72 Water Lily Lane, Sunset Valley. 16,279*.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15728200/#Comment_15728200
    *Some CC was underpriced (e.g. $1 for a chair). Look and feel mattered more than cost, so I reduced my total to compensate for any low-cost items.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
    Thanks to the contributors at TheSimsResource.com:
    Marcorse
    Shino KCR
    Lulu265
    RicciNumbers
    [email protected]
    PralineSims
    BuffSim



    Advanced

    NAME: JasonAnthonySterling (TonySterling on the Exchange)
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9073621
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1239463579502397
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20X15 Custom placed lot on the beach in Sunset Cost including lot: 16,499
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: SUNSET VALLEY BEACH! It isn't every day you find a lot as attractive as this one left in the Sunset Valley area- AND AT THIS PRICE! A charming one bedroom/ one bath beach front cottage done in warm natural materials and rustic landscaping. The exterior is done in polished, naturally harvested driftwood with white accents and a topical blue roof. The interior is done in rough hewn, white washed paneling in the main room with smooth, cool plaster in the bedroom and blue tiles, reflecting the sea outside in the bath room. Full wall windows look out toward the ocean while the front of the house has higher placed windows for privacy. Fully outfitted home includes stereo, television and computer for home officing! The roof overhangs the structure as guard against the strong summer sun and spring rains!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None

    NAME: Mederouin
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9079614
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/mederouin/slideshow/Build and Share 188
    Password: Beginnings (Note: is case sensitive)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 25 X 25; Placed lot, Sunset Valley; Final Cost: 16,491
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: For this build I wanted to do something really simply, but also elegant. It was ultimately the natural building material requirement that really drove my thinking. Most houses are already built out of wood, which is a natural material, so I originally thought that it wasn't going to be a challenging requirement, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted some truth in materiality. I didn't want to hide the wood as structure or pretend I was using natural materials when it wasn't shown. Insert the yurt here. This building type is, when done in a traditional way, one of the more true construction types. It consists of a wooden lattice held in place by tension lines covered in a wool insulation and then some canvas for waterproofing. Everything is shown for what it is and displayed in a beautiful way. It had the truth in materiality I was seeking so I built a yurt. I feel like in being true to the materials I also managed to create this open space that was free flowing and spirited. The focus here became not on the inside, but the landscape. Hope you enjoy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A



    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge: @ElleDaes

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @mederouin
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #190 - Mr Boddy's Mansion

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017, Midnight EST

    You stare at your current client in confusion.

    "I'm sorry. I must have misheard you. The person who wants me to build them a house is...deceased?"

    Michael Ryunoten, attorney and happy client, nods a bit ruefully.

    "I know this seems a little odd. And normally, its not a case I would handle. However Mr. Boddy was my very first client when I was starting out in law and I continued to handle his transactions even after I transitioned to business law. When we made out his will, he was very specific about what he wanted. And very insistent."

    "Ok. And what exactly is it he wanted?" you inquire, feeling more than a little hesitant about this.

    "He wants a mansion built to some unusual specifications." He pulls out a document. "Mr. Boddy demands that his mansion be at least 2 stories. The first floor is to contain an entrance hall, leading to a central foyer. Off of this central foyer he requires a kitchen, dining room, lounge, ballroom, conservatory, billiard room, library and study. All of these are to be separate rooms. There is to be a fireplace in each of these rooms except the kitchen and conservatory. The conservatory must contain a pool. It doesn't have to be big, it simply has to be there and useable. The kitchen must have low end appliances."

    You lower your pen in astonishment and disappointment. "Michael that doesn't make any sense!" you protest. "Why low end appliances?"

    He gives you a regretful smile, "I am not at liberty to explain. I'm truly sorry."

    He clears his throat and resumes reading. "Upstairs there are to be no less than 6 bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms, to be outfitted accordingly. However there is to be only 1 single bed in 2 of the rooms."

    Suspicious now, you ask "Really Mike. You're pulling my leg now. You cant be serious."

    "I'm very serious." He hands you the pertinent section of the will so you can read it for yourself.

    "Each bedroom is to be decorated in one of 6 colors: red, purple, blue, green, yellow, white."

    "It doesn't mention here what kind of style he wants the house built in," you observe.

    "He didn't care." Mike response, leaning back in his chair a little. "You have free reign. The total budget for the house is 250k."

    "Nice." You say, dubiously. Such a strange list of requirements is more than a little...disconcerting.

    "And of course there's your fee." Mike gives you a number that makes your jaw drop. The amount of money being offered would pretty much leave you debt free for the next five years, and pay for that trip to Al Simhara you've been wanting! Even if you are suspicious, its hard to say no to that kind of freedom.

    "Well..."

    Brief:

    Budget: 250k
    Any architectural style you wish
    6 bedrooms, with baths
    Each bedroom decorated in either red, blue, purple, white, yellow or green
    2 story mansion
    Landscaping
    Ballroom
    Kitchen with low end appliances
    Dining
    Lounge
    Study
    Entrance Hall
    Library
    Billiards Room
    Conservatory with pool
    All rooms must have doors
    All first floor rooms must have fireplaces except the conservatory and the kitchen
    Bonus points for additional methods of potential death from the other expansions.


    Optional Challenge

    Play clue with Mr. Boddy's guests!

    Mr. Boddy is a vengeful ghost out to get the sims he feels had a hand in his death. So he invites them to the newly built mansion. Rules are simple: First determine order of play. Miss Scarlett always goes first. Then roll a dice to determine who goes next. Once order of play is established, roll for the room Miss Scarlett is sent to. All doors are to be locked between dice rolls. No wandering sims. You have 8 sim hours to kill the sim in that room with the rooms method of death. Example: Miss plum gets sent to the observatory. You have 8 hours to drown her in the pool. After the 8 hours, you can let her out of the pool but she must stay in the observatory until her next turn.

    After the 8 hours of potential death are up, each sim can amuse themselves or fill whatever needs are available to fill in that room. They may not leave the room till their next turn though. You may have turns concurrently. Example: Miss plum has to drown, so you lock her in the pool. You can then roll for the next sim and send them to the room of their potential death. You may have multiple sims in the same room, attempting to die the same way. If you wish to drag out the game play, you can insert a bonus round and give 1 sim the chance to recover their needs to keep them going longer.

    The winner and inheritor of the estate is the last surviving Sim. They just have to live with the ghost of the murderous Mr. Boddy for the rest of their lives.


    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: Give Me A Clue Note that this uploaded build is a modified version and does not fully conform to the requirements of this contest (includes better kitchen appliances, beds in all rooms, access to secret passages, access to 7th upstairs room)
    Mr. Boddy and his Guests
    LINK TO MEDIA: Give Me A Clue: Morte Mansion
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a - I created the characters and ran them around the mansion a bit but didn't kill any of them off.
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x40 lot, final cost $249,951, 96 True Terrace, Midnight Hollow
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15756359/#Comment_15756359
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9091888
    LINK TO MEDIA: Please be warned, this is a big place so there are a lot of pictures http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/KGaff/slideshow/BnS 190 Mr Boddy
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x40, 647 Farmer Valley Road, Riverview, 213,956 final cost
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Boddy Manor
    Was it Mrs. plum in the library with the candlestick or possibly Col. Mustard in the lounge with the revolver? Or did Ms. Scarlet get eaten by the cow plant in the conservatory. Come explore the Boddy Mansion and play a game of clue.
    I didn't want to make a dark, scary, gothic mansion so I went with a more contemporary McMansion style. I think it still has a sense of foreboding on the inside with the dark blues and reds I used.
    I used the board game for the initial layout of the first floor rooms to keep the feeling and flow of the original game.
    Instead of the empty hallways at the front of the house, I put in a small powder room and a cloak room.
    The upstairs is completely made up by me There are the six bedrooms with baths for the game characters and one room for the body of Mr. Boddy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes"
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a

    Advanced

    N/A


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge:

    Advanced -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #191 - Koi Herring

    Challenge Deadline: Friday, June 30th, 2017, Midnight EST

    You sit back in your desk chair knowing that despite the very unusual brief, you did your best and hope Mr Boddy would have been happy with the manor you created for him.

    Rose buzzes through and advises you that your next client has arrived. You ask her to show them through. Rising from your chair, you head toward the door and you manage to open it just as Rose reaches you. She smiles a very knowing smile and introduces Ms Herring. A fairly severe looking, dark skinned, grey haired, elderly lady who looks nothing like what you had pictured from the sparse detail you had on why she needed your services.

    “Ms Herring, thank you for coming into see me today.”

    “You are welcome.” She says in a clipped English accent.

    You pull out the seat in front of your desk, but she goes to the couch in the corner, another surprise.

    “So, how can we be of service?”

    “Well, my niece is coming to join me in Sunset Valley shortly and he will need somewhere to live.”

    “Your niece, OK, how old is she?” You ask, thinking he must be in his mid-late thirties judging from the lady in front of you.

    “She has just turned 16.”

    “Are her parents joining her?” You ask, fairly sure that she can’t be expecting a 16 year old girl to move halfway across the world on her own.

    “No, it’s just Koi.”

    “Koi? What an unusual name.”

    She sighs and you guess that she has heard this statement a number of times.

    “My parents are Herrings, my brother, in his ingenuity, decided to call all of his children after fish. Koi, loves her name and her heritage, I on the other hand would rather not make a living as an angler.”

    “Your parents were fishing folk?” Yes, they were bought up in South Africa and made a living off of the rivers there. They emigrated to England when my older brother was due to start school. I was born there, but I never felt like I fit in there, so I came to Sunset Valley when I turned 16. Koi was recently informed of this turn of events and has decided that she wishes to follow in my footsteps, so to speak.”
    “And what’s Koi like?”

    “She’s a very keen angler, so much so that she says that she wishes her home to be inspired by her grandparents home. So, she wants something a little modern but not too fancy, but there must be fish, both inside and out. She loves watching them swim, she says she finds it incredibly relaxing. I do not understand it myself, but if it is what she wants then it is what she must have. I have been working on getting her enrolled into “The School of Peace and Love.” Again, not my choice, but it suits her leanings. She is hoping to go to University and study science and medicine when she comes of age.”

    “Wow, she’s certainly got her life path figured out, which is amazing for someone of her young age.” You say, hoping Ms Herring will get the subtle hint that you think Koi is too young to live on her own.

    “Yes, she knows what she wants from life, that is for sure. I have managed to secure the plot of land next to my residence for you to build her home, so she won’t be too far away” You sigh inwardly, this lady does really seem to care about her niece, maybe she will do fine on her own.”

    “I live at 86 Landgraab Avenue, and I have purchased number 74 for Koi. You have a budget of $50,000.” She rises from her seat on the couch and holds her hand out to shake, the meeting is obviously at an end. You advise her that the home should be ready within the month. As she leaves, you catch Rose’s eye and see a subtle raising of her left eyebrow, you smile to yourself and she shows Ms Herring out.

    Brief:

    Build on 74 Landgraab Avenue
    2 Bedrooms
    1.5 Bathrooms
    Study Area
    Fishing opportunities outside and fish inside
    Fairly modern, but not too fancy
    $50,000 (You do not need to include the cost of your lot within the budget as Ms Herring has already purchased the land)



    Optional Challenge

    Create Koi Herring and her Aunt, Ms Herring. All their traits and aspirations are yours to choose as you see fit!


    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    NAME: cwaddell
    LINK TO LOT: Rustic Modern with no CC
    LINK TO MEDIA: Koi's House thread
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: NA
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30X40 , 74 Landgraab Ave, Sunset Valley , $49,739
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: I built a rustic modern house with a natural pond to fit the setting. The house and lot are layed out so that additions can be made easily on the right as the household grows and acquires more wealth. Furnishings were chosen to give the sims living here the nicely decorated (+25) moodlet in the bedrooms and the beautifully decorated (+40) moodlet in the great room.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: NA

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: n/a
    LINK TO MEDIA: Red Herring
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: included in above
    LEVEL: intermediate (I did use CFE on the pool/pond seam. Should I bump this up to advanced for that?)
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 74 Landgraab Avenue, 30x40, final cost: 50,000
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Ms. Herring had left pictures of her parents' houses in Africa and England to inspire her niece's new home, as well as some more information about Koi herself. The house blends traditional African with rural English elements and then brought into the modern age starting with the appliances in the kitchen for Koi to enjoy the fruits - er - fish of her labors, and a full-height tropical fish tank in the living room.
    The kitchen was inspired by the great fireplaces and hearths of English country houses, the kitchen being the heart of the home. This became the grand cooking area with a stove and grill, and an important element for Koi. There are goldfish in the bowl on the counter, and the dining area is kept intimately connected to the kitchen rather than divided off into its own room.
    The living room walls are plain white to soften the many fabrics and colors of African decor. Here she can sit and enjoy watching the fish swim, or get down to her studies. Two large book cases to hold the many books school and college will require, and there is a skeleton for her future medical studies.
    For all that she had her life figured out, Koi was still a typical teenager, and there was a balance between her Aunt's high expectations for the house and Koi's playful and friendly personality. Her room is filled with some of her favorite childhood toys, an old crab-pot as a night stand, and of course more fish. The bathroom has playful fish-themed towels, a pebble bath mat, and a fantastic shell fossil on the wall. She can keep her makeup and perfumes on the low table under the sink.
    Outside has a patio to relax in relative privacy, and a large tree provides shade in the heat of the afternoon. The pond is stocked with koi, of course, as well as some other common fish, and the other side is perfect for swimming. The final touch being an old fishing boat filled with landscaping.
    Koi cooked a delicious meal as a thank-you for her Aunt's generosity.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a


    Advanced

    N/A


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge: @creativemetaphor

    Advanced :
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #192 - By The Waterside

    Challenge Deadline: Monday, July 30th, 2017, Midnight EST

    There was a lot of happy laughter as your new assistant ushered your latest appointment into your office. You recognized one of them as the uber cheerful fashionista Rosie, Journye's wife.

    Beside her was another gorgeous woman with long dark hair and deep black eyes. Something about her face makes you think of a few of your past clients, the Dismedousas innkeepers and the reclusive, nature loving Xantha Disthenos. Her clothing is every bit as stylish as Rosie's. Her hair and makeup are a level of natural perfection to make anyone jealous.

    Rosie, after giving you a greeting hug, cheerfully introduces the woman as her partner. "This is Lilith Dismedousas."

    The woman smiles and shakes your hand, "Call me Lily."

    "It's lovely to meet you." You invite them to sit, and offer refreshments.

    Once the requisite chit chat has been taken care of, Lily says "I have been staying at Journye and Rosie's house and I have to say it is utterly delightful. I was just going to get an apartment or rent a house, but after spending my time there..." She rolls her eyes with a grin. "I just can't. And Rosie assures me that you can give me the perfect home. We have also talked about having you do our shop when we finally get all the paperwork done."

    "Is there a lot of that?" You inquire curiously. There hadn't been a ton when you started your business. “

    Lily laughs, "You have no idea. But that's for later."

    "Right!" You flip open your notebook. "What are you looking for?"

    "Either a house on the beach or a houseboat. I LOVE water. Always have. Captain of my swim team and all that. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. I have a lot of family, some you've even done work for. They like to visit. I like plum colors and lots of windows facing the water."

    She smiles, "I'm a decent cook so moderate kitchen. I'm open minded about most things but my bathroom." Lily smiles and touches her hair. "I am a cosmetologist and my bathroom is my haven, my lab, my favorite room. It needs to be super comfortable. Lots of counter space, mirrors, big bathtub, great lighting. You get the idea."

    You nod, busily jotting.

    "And of course I spend a lot of time outside in the ocean or nearest pool, so I'd like my outside space to reflect that."

    "Open concept?" You inquire. "Any particular style?"

    "Anything but those modern block looking houses." She rolls her eyes. "I grew up in the city where everything is blocky. No thank you."

    "Got it. Budget?"

    "70k."

    "Now, about finishes..."

    Requirements
    2.5 bath
    3 bed
    Houseboat or on the beach
    No modern design
    Big master bath
    Beach inspired color
    Outdoor living space


    Optional Challenge

    Create Lilith Dismedousas and show her enjoying her new space.

    Entry List


    Beginners

    N/A


    Intermediates

    N/A


    Advanced

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: Vitamin Sea la vie
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: included in above
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 50x25, custom placed in Sunlit Tides, final cost: 69,497
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Inspired by tropical beach homes, this house doesn't just blur the line between indoor and outdoor living, it erases it! Living room and master bedroom feature walls which fold open to connect inside with out and expand enjoyment of both. And when you love the outdoors, this is a great mood-booster!
    The main room follows an open concept with dining at the kitchen counter, and plenty of seating inside and out for entertaining and relaxing, including a fire-pit for summer barbecues. There is a cupola above to cool the house and let in additional light. Two guest bedrooms connect off the main house, with guest bath usable by the bedrooms and living areas.
    The beach-side gazebo has a juice bar, and there is a small half-bath nearby so no one needs to leave sandy footprints in the house to use the necessities.
    The master suite and main house are separated by a covered living deck, making the suite feel like a private retreat, with a spa-like bathroom featuring a glass-enclosed shower, elegant sunken soaking tub with fountain, plenty of counter space, and large studio closet.
    Outside the master bedroom is the hot-tub deck, connecting to the living deck by a walkway which curls around a large stack of stones. One could dive right off the deck into the water, and when the whole ocean is your swimming pool, why not?
    Every window offers breathtaking views of the water and island and the entire house is outfitted with speaker systems inside and out. Thatched roofing, bamboo siding, and sun-bleached wood floors make this home truly an island paradise.
    (edit: I changed out the standard tub for a 'sunken tub', and reshot the pics of the bathroom, but if the first tub managed to sneak into a picture here or there, just know it's changed now. It was 'fun' doing the math for that one, I forgot to save at the time the build was finished so I didn't have a clean copy to work from. Doh!)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/


    Results


    Beginners -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #193 -Solstice Designer Showdown

    Challenge Deadline: Thursday, August 31st, 2017, Midnight EST

    So the solstice has passed and we are deep into the new season. What is August like in your part of the world? Hot? Cool? Rainy? Dry? Wherever you live, we’d like the month of August to be your inspiration for this season’s designer showdown. Don’t like the weather where you live? You can choose August in another part of the world to be your inspiration.

    THE BRIEF:

    20 x 30 lot anywhere
    3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms residence
    usual kitchen, dining and living areas and anything else you want to put in
    fully landscaped
    theme: August (in your description, please explain how the theme influenced your design)

    BUDGET: §83,117 (lot + build cost) Can anyone guess how we came up with this budget figure?

    No room or Sim challenge this time around.


    Entry List


    Beginners

    NAME: djsdragongirl
    LINK TO LOT: Home Sweet Home
    LINK TO MEDIA: Home Sweet Home
    Welcome Home
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: None
    LEVEL: beginner to moderate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x30 Lot built in Island Paradise @ 25 Paradise Road. The cost for this home is $78,168 furnished and $54,759 unfurnished.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This is how I had always dreamed my vacation home would look like.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes I would love it
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None used


    Intermediates

    NAME: cwaddell
    LINK TO LOT: Beach House
    LINK TO MEDIA: Builds by cwaddell - Build-n-Share #193
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: NA
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: Custom 20x30 lot on the beach in Sunset Valley, it costs under $83000.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: In the past we often escaped the hot, humid weather of August in Northern Florida by renting a beach house on the beaches in North or South Carolina. We would have family reunions there because those beaches were about half way between here and Virginia, where our families live. This is my take on a smaller, and less expensive, version of some of those beachfront houses. This one has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths a great room (living, dining and kitchen), a laundry room, a desk nook, a screened in porch, a deck upstairs off the master bedroom and a lower deck with an outdoor shower. The living room area is 2 stories high with a dramatic wall sculpture that spans both levels.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes"
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: NA


    Advanced

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: An August Ago
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x30, custom placed in Hidden Springs, $79,912
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Grandma and Grandpa's cabin in the mountains is the perfect place to shuffle the kids to during summer break. Still furnished in comfortable 1940s styles with a variety of patters and knick-knacks, this house has a large living room with fireplace, a cozy kitchen well suited for baking and preserves with a large table to hold the family, and a main floor master bedroom with common bath.
    Upstairs the kids' rooms have now become the grand-kids' rooms and a den for Grandpa to find some peace and quiet.
    There is a treehouse in the backyard that Grandpa built ages ago, and the younger grand-kids still like doing backyard camp-outs around the fire, but not too far from the bathroom.
    Every part of this build was infused with a sense of nostalgia, of those "better days" of childhood summers, eating green apples until you got sick and staying perpetually dirty with outdoor play; those hot August days which turned to pristine mountain nights where every star was visible.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a

    NAME: aricarai
    LINK TO LOT: The Artisan
    LINK TO MEDIA: The Artisan
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20x30 placed in Moonlight Falls, §83,006
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Leaves falling from trees, Thanksgiving, family gatherings, football season, scarves, rain, hot chocolate with marshmallows, warmth, AUTUMN. Towards the end of August, I begin to see my favorite season appearing and it gives me major feels. There's nothing I love more than being curled up with a book in front of a fireplace, listening to the rain fall outside. It's very comforting to me. August is my Autumn so I wanted to build a home that represented the comfort, coziness, and warmth of my most wonderful time of the year. To me, there's nothing more homey than a Craftsman family home.

    When I first read the theme of this month's challenge, it was actually raining, which was perfect and brought a little smile to my face. Since I was born where it rains and I live where it rains; the Summer sun only peeking its head out a couple weeks of the year, I thought going back to my PNW roots would fit work well and I immediately started researching Craftsman style homes as they're found in abundance where I used to live.

    The craftsmanship of a Craftsman is incredible to me and while I was building, I imagined that someone had actually put in the long hours to create the stunning millwork in the house. After finishing the home, they'd be able to proudly look at the fruits of their labor while surrounded by their family in front of the fireplace.

    The color scheme for The Artisan is earthy and neutral tones (different shades of grey) and this was to allow for the woodwork to stand out throughout the build.

    I hardly ever build family homes, so I'm super proud of The Artisan and I hope ya'll enjoy it! I also filmed the building process, so I hope it's okay if I come back and share the videos when they're finished (yes, videos - it'll be in three parts!)

    Features:
    - 3 bedrooms
    - 2.5 bathrooms
    - 1 car side garage
    - Organically flowing semi open concept
    - Kitchen with island seating
    - Cozy dining area
    - Relaxing study
    - BBQ area
    - Art space under pergola
    - Small garden
    - Play area for children
    - Room for a meow meow
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
    - Roof by QBuilderz [MTS]
    - Wood floor pattern [TSR]


    Results


    Beginners -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @djsdragongirl
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @cwaddell
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @aricarai
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #194 - The Hawthorne Project

    Challenge Deadline: Deadline: Saturday, September 30th, 2017, Midnight EST

    “You can do this, you can do this.” You mutter under your breath as you walk up the steps to the mansion in front of you. Ringing the bell, you wonder what will await you inside.

    The door opens and a girl in an olde timey maids outfit stands in front of you.

    “Uhm, I’m here to see Ms Hawthorne.” You manage to stammer.

    The girl’s demeanour seems to soften slightly, you guess she’s seen many a person awestruck by the great house and it’s occupant, she opens the door further and ushers you into the foyer.

    “The Missus is expecting you.” She says in a Southern drawl.

    You follow her up one side of a two sided grand staircase, and down a wide corridor, as she nears what you assume to be The Missus’ room, she slows her pace and looks at you quizzically.

    “Now, you best do right by her, you hear?” She speaks so softly, that you have to wonder if you imagined it, but she looks at you expectantly, so you nod.

    Three succinct knocks on the closed door, and you hear The Missus say, “Enter.” The voice sounds strong and full of life.

    The maid opens the door and stands to one side, and you are quite taken aback by the sight in front of you.

    An elderly lady, and she is most definitely a lady, is sitting up in a sleigh style bed, she is attached to an array of medical equipment, and you hear the beeps from the heart rate monitor. But her frame is slight, and you wonder if the breeze from the open windows is likely to just blow her away.

    “Ah, thank you so much for agreeing to the home visit, as you can see, it would have been difficult for me to come to your office.”

    “Of course.” You say, thinking that this is a slight understatement.

    “I understand that you wish to make a bequest to the community. But I am unsure as to how I fit in.” You start. Ms Hawthorne gestures to the seat by her bed and you sit obediently.

    “That is correct, this community has been the rock on which I have weathered many a storm, both publicly, professionally and personally. I merely want to give something back, and I believe that you are exactly the right person for the job.”

    She coughs, and the spasms that follow rack her frail body make you want to wince, but Ms Hawthorne keeps her composure, so you don’t allow the sadness and compassion you feel towards her show. She seems to approve and when she regains her breath she adds;

    “I don’t know how much you know about my history, probably only what you remember from your grandmother’s stories of a giddy young girl who only ever wished to be famous. I remember your great grandmother, such a principled woman. She always used to cross the street whenever she saw me, to the opposite side of course. She couldn’t bear the thought of my loose morals rubbing off on your grandmother. Your great grandmother would have beaten poor Annmarie senseless had she known that we were great friends.”

    She coughs again and gestures to a jug of water just out of her reach. You stand, pour a glass of water into a cut glass tumbler and hand it to her. She keeps your hand on the tumbler to steady it as she sips.

    When she finishes, she gestures once more to the chair and you settle back, finding yourself being drawn into the story she tells you of the teenage pregnancy and child born out of wedlock, which back in the early 1920’s was a cardinal sin. She talks about your grandmother fondly and then goes on to regale you with tales of Starlight Shores in it’s heyday, her experiences trying to make it big and her rise to fame as the Heroine in Gone With The Sims.

    Another coughing fit ensues and you pass her her tumbler, ensuring to keep hold of it this time and steady it for her as she drinks.

    “And now, the reason for your visit. I wish to commission a number of homes. Homes for souls who are less fortunate than myself, I often find myself wondering what would have become of me, had things not turned out the way they have. So, I wish to home Simlandia’s unfortunates. You will have free reign over all the design details but I do have to set a budget for the homes. Every six months, you will be sent the details of the person or persons who are to benefit from the Hawthorne Legacy and your task is to make them somewhere that they can call home. A base from which they can improve their lives. I must insist that you include a number of items in each home to help them improve their lot in life. A computer, a garden, a chess table, an easel, at least one musical instrument and a piece of fitness equipment and a fully stocked bookcase.”

    You note the must haves on your tablet and are about to ask about budget when Ms Hawthorne resumes speaking.

    “Each legacy will have the same amount of simoleons for you to build their home, single legacies will have less than couples, who will in turn have less than families. A dwelling for a single Sim should cost no more than $30,000. A dwelling for a two Sims, whether a single parent with one child, or a couple, should cost no more than $35,000. A dwelling for three Sims should cost no more than $40,000. A home for four or more Sims should cost no more than $45,000.”

    You type like mad, trying to get all the details committed to your tablet’s memory.

    “I am not much longer for this world, I have but one regret, that I never told your Grandmother how I felt about her. Of course, it would have ruined her life as well as mine, had I been honest with her. But I feel that with your help, I can at least try and bridge the gap between our two families.”

    Ms Hawthorne reaches for the bell on her bedside table and the tinkle brings the maid back to the room.

    “Please show our guest out.”

    Looking at you, she continues, “The Hawthorne Legacy administration will be in touch shortly with details of your first legacy client. Do take care of yourself, won’t you?” She asks with real emotion. In fact, if you are not mistaken, you think you see a tear trickle down her cheek. She brushes it away as the maid closes the door softly behind her.

    You can’t help but ruminate on the task that has just been dropped on you as you make your way slowly and carefully back to the office. Rose is seated at her desk as you enter the reception area, and you check that there is nothing new that has come in while you were out, you smile and make small talk when your phone pings, notifying you of an incoming email. You glance down at it and smile as you see that it is from the Hawthorne Legacy.

    “Thank you for accepting the commission from the wonderful Ms Hawthorne, please find below the details of your first legacy client.

    Hi, my name is Randy Davies. My wife Jacqueline and I applied to the Hawthorne Legacy after our home was destroyed by a flash flood. We lost everything. We have been staying with relatives with our son Hamish and daughter Piper, and when we heard that we would be the ‘test case’ for the new project, we were thrilled. They said that I should let you know a bit about ourselves. I am a painter, I paint portraits mainly, but I haven’t had a commission in what feels like forever. My wife stay is a stay at home Mom looking after our children, she is pitching in around my sister in laws place at the moment, you know, cooking and cleaning for room and board, while I work as a mailroom technician. Hamish is 14, he is being amazing about the situation, but it’s very crowded her and I can tell he longs for his own space, he’s such a perfectionist that the jumble that we are living in at present is really hard on him. Piper is 6, she is such a little firecracker, always on the go. She’s more than happy being surrounded by people, so sociable and outgoing. Well, that’s my little family in a nutshell. We are really looking forward to having a place of our own again. Thank you for taking us on!

    Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you now and in the future.”

    Brief:
    A 3 or 4 bedroom home, you have free reign on how the house is built, landscaped, laid out etc.
    Must include: a computer, a vegetable garden, a chess table, an easel, at least one musical instrument, at least one piece of fitness equipment and a bookcase.
    The budget must not exceed $45,000.

    Sim Challenge:

    Create the Davies’, you have been given some information use it to choose their Life Time Wants and traits.


    Entry List


    Beginners

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #194 - The Hawthorne Project
    NAME: djsdragongirl (Leah)
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9143700
    LINK TO MEDIA: /en_US/home/leaving?target=https%3A%2F%2Fflic.kr%2Fs%2FaHsm3CBCBY" class="Popup
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Family is included in the house, also photo's of the family are with the house as well.
    LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: The final cost of the house is $44,238 (F) and $26,304 (UF), I built the house in my own personal world on a 20x30 lot, but you can place anywhere you like.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: As you can see, the house is kind of plain. That is because Mr. Davies is a painter and he can fill his wonderful dream home full of his paintings. Mrs Hawthorne picked the Davies to be the first to recieve a house from her wonderful crew. When you enter this home you will find yourself standing in the livingroom area. Off to the left there is a small alcove for reading, there is also a computer desk and a half bath, you will also see a set of stairs leading upstairs. As you walk through the open living area straight ahead you have the kitchen and to the right you have the master bedroom with own bath. When you pass through the kitchen you will find another set of stairs leading up to the second floor where the kids bedrooms and spare room (which has the treadmill, chess table and easle for painting). There is also a full bathroom for the kids to share. You exit out the back door and find a telescope to your left to watch the night sky. To the right you find a path leading to a fenced in garden. This was the first house built for the Hawthorne Project and hopefully more to come.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes for criticism, Photo's all not always the best, but I try. Still trying to get it down as how to take them right. Sometimes I can do really good and other times, my mind slips and I lose track. I know there are some shots with the gridlines and I'm sorry about that. I took them while in the build mode to remind me where the lower roof goes and for the garden area.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: No custom content, it's all from the store


    Intermediates

    NAME: cwaddell
    LINK TO LOT: Craftsman, 3 bed 2 bath
    LINK TO MEDIA: my build thread
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: NA
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20X20 lot in Dragon Valley. Cost is $42,519. (Cost is less so that any EA replacements for the CC will keep the total under $45,000.)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This modern house was inspired by the Craftsman houses built in California during the early 20th century. I built it on a 20X20 lot in Dragon Valley so that it could be placed on many sized lots in other towns. It has a large front porch with a chess table and rocking chairs so that the sims can easily socialize with any neighbors who walk by. There is a small back porch for easy access to the perfect garden plants in the back yard. Down stairs there is a great room with the living room on one side of the stairs to the second floor and the kitchen/dining room on the other side. In the back is a bathroom for easy clean up after gardening. Upstairs there is a bathroom, a master bedroom and two children's bedrooms.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: B5 Studio for items from their Grant Park craftsman collection

    Advanced

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not yet uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: Stonetroll Keep
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: included in above
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 25x25 lot custom placed in Dragon Valley, $44,968
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16036229/#Comment_16036229
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a

    NAME: noisybrain
    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9143502
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s1334.photobucket.com/user/noisybrain/library/BnS194 The Hawthorne Project
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: family link will be posted soon
    Media link is the same as above
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30x30, Starlight Shores, $44,995
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    The main floor living area of this adorable home features an open concept plan for the kitchen/living/dining room, 3 bedrooms including a master with an en suite bathroom and a large main bathroom with a shower/bath combo. Head upstairs to find a family lounge area large enough to accommodate an easel, a chess board and two chairs, a work area with a desk and computer, a bookcase and chair, and a workout area so our Sims can spend time together as well as increase skills. Also tucked away upstairs is a teen hangout/music room with plenty of room for a quick jam session or just hanging out. Outside living is simple with a dual swing set for the children and a partially fenced garden for the green thumb in the family.
    Included in the pictures are the Davies, the first family to take part in the Hawthorne Legacy.
    I left some walls bare so Randy can fill them up with his art (and I had to alleviate some of the budget, boy did I hit it lol.)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes"
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: no cc only store content


    Results


    Beginners -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @djsdragongirl
    Optional Challenge: @djsdragongirl

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @cwaddell
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @noisybrain and @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge: @noisybrain and @creativemetaphor
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #195 - Wishes of the Dead

    Challenge Deadline: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, Midnight EST

    Erisa Bonekeeper stood, silent, on the uneven ground with its patchy, weedy, grass. She didn't like what she saw.

    The Old mausoleums roof had collapsed in on itself, taking part if the walls and crypts with it. The walls surrounding the cemetery were even worse, with huge gaping holes where stones had been stolen or tumbled down to be covered by weeds. The tombstones were obscured by weeds and many had fallen or been kicked over.

    There was nothing left of the groundskeeper's cottage. Indeed, the only signs that humans had been there at all any time recently was the graffiti decorating some of the standing walls and the remains of some sort of ritual in the shallow cracked remains of what might have once been a pond or fountain.

    More important than what she saw, however, was what she heard. "Can you hear them?"

    The sudden address from the still figure you had been picking your way towards made you jump. "I'm sorry?" You ask, stopping in your tracks. The figure turned and you nearly jump aboard the nope train to destination anywhere but there.

    It was not that the speaker was horrible or terrifying to look at. She was tall and slender, and, in her black coat and pants, looked almost ecclesiastical. Her hair, long and straight, is such a pale blonde as to be almost white. Her face isn't skeletal, despite her stark features and somber expression. Instead her face reminds you of a statue you once saw of an aesthetic angel.

    No, what made you nearly nope out is her eyes. All black, even the whites, with silver irises that almost appear to glow. Looking into them is like looking into eternity and that is a very uncomfortable feeling.

    A faint smile touches her lips as you avert your eyes. "The dead." She says, "Can you hear them?"

    Her voice is surprisingly soft, gentle with a soothing note that eases your uncertainties.

    "No," you say hesitantly.

    "I can."

    "What do they say?" Your inquiry is cautious.

    "Complaints mostly." The amused exasperated tone in her voice makes you smile. "They do not like their resting place. I am hoping you can help us with that." She holds out her hand, "I am Erisa Bonekeeper. I'm the new groundskeeper."

    After introductions, during which you avoid looking at her eyes, you wave a hand at the dilapidated graveyard. "So how can I help?"

    "Well, for starters. I need a groundskeeper's cottage. I do not require anything fancy. Merely a bedroom, bathroom. Some place to cook and work. With enough room so I don't trip over my lady and her boys."

    "Family?" You ask curiously, uncertain who would want to raise children here.

    To answer Erisa lets out a loud long whistle. From different areas of the graveyard, fast and silent as fog, come three huge dogs. The smallest of the three comes to sit next to the groundskeeper. The other two flank them. At a gesture the three sit, still as statues. "This is Lady," Erisa says, stroking the back of the nearest. "And her boys Cerberus and Dante. They guard the graveyard at night."

    Privately you guess them to be hellhounds. Aloud you simply say "i see why you requested space. What else do you need?"

    "New fence for the graveyard. New mausoleum. I will move the dead for you as needed. Landscaping, which I will leave to you. I wish for this place to feel welcoming. When the living are comfortable coming here, so to will the dead be."

    "All of that is feasible."

    "Good." she looks around, "There are 12 graves here now, but the city is going to re open this cemetery and has added land to its boundaries. They have also given a budget of 45000."

    "I can do a lot with that." You assure her.

    "Thank you." She turns away, walking over to kneel at one of the grave stones where she begins to weed the ground.

    Brief:
    Create the graveyard on any lot as long as it's 30x40 or over. It must include:
    • a Mausoleum
    • a groundskeepers cottage, consisting, 1bedroom, 1 bathroom and the usual living and kitchen areas, an office space of some kind, with ample space for three large dogs
    • landscaping
    The styling is your choice.
    Your budget is $45,000

    Sim Challenge:
    Create Erisa with whatever traits you thin would suit her and show her maintaining the graveyard.


    Entry List


    Beginners

    NAME: djsdragongirl
    LINK TO LOT: Not uploaded yet
    Entrance to Cermetary at night
    Bonekeeper Family Graves
    Bonekeeper
    LINK TO MEDIA: Bonekeeper
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Bonekeeper and her dogs are included in with the photo's
    LEVEL: beginner
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: Custom Lot built in Appalossa, cost is $39.568
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: The cemetary is divided into 3 parts, when you enter on the right is an area for all the pets (Pet Cemetary), to the left is some empty plots for new dead souls, as you continue towards the cottage you will see the Mosoluem on the right with "Grim Keepers Door", to the left you will see the Bonekeeper Family Graves. Near the back you will find the original 12 graves that have been placed already.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please do. I know some of the photo's were taken in edit mode and show the grid (sorry)
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None


    Intermediates

    NTERMEDIATE
    NAME: cwaddell
    LINK TO LOT: Bonekeeper Graveyard on mediafire
    LINK TO MEDIA: Builds by cwaddell - Bonekeeper Graveyard

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Bonekeeper household media link and download link
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: Built as a 30X40 residential lot at 17 Maywood Lane in Sunset Valley (across from the Bunch house). Cost - $38,241
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Bonekeeper Graveyard
    The graveyard has a mausoleum with a caretaker's cottage behind it with 2 dog houses for 2 of the 3 guard dogs. Currently there are 12 grave plots occupied with 12 more ready for use. There is also room for more plots to be laid out along the walkway under the willows and along the fence in the back. There are deathfish in the reflecting pool. The caretaker's cottage has a great room and bathroom downstairs and a bedroom with office space upstairs.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: for info about CC used on Erisa see Bonekeeper household media link above.

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded yet
    LINK TO MEDIA: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16092930/#Comment_16092930
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: not uploaded yet - Pictures combined with the lot pictures.
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40 x 40, 2500 Pinochle Point, 44,863
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16092932/#Comment_16092932
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:N/A

    NAME: Zayven
    LINK TO LOT:
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://postimg.org/gallery/26kb11fba/
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Included
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x40, Custom placed, $44,877 furnished, $23,814 unfurnished.
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16120647/#Comment_16120647
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: ShinoKCR, Mutske, Rirann, Ziggy28TSR, Marcorse, Sim_Man123, RicciNmbr, Ung999, Luna, SimCredible, Pilar, DOT, Murfeel, Pralinesims


    Advanced

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: Eternal Rest Memorial Park
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: included in above
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x40, custom placement in Moonlight Falls, final cost $44,999
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16088623/#Comment_16088623
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:n/a

    NAME: ISHTARJMD
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://imgur.com/a/qokkx
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: $44055, 509 Farmer Valley Road, 40x40
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: A lovely little graveyard with a mausoleum, oriental shrine, pet area, and small grave sections for current inhabitants. The caretakers lodge features a fenced off area for her dogs. The first floor has a solarium, open concept kitchen and living room with a powder room. Upstairs is her bedroom, office and master bath.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: TSR


    Results


    Beginners -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @djsdragongirl
    Optional Challenge: @djsdragongirl

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Kgaff
    Optional Challenge: @cwaddell

    Advanced :
    Comments
    1st Place: @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge: @creativemetaphor
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited March 1
    Build-n-Share Challenge #196 - The Third Sister: Carrie

    Challenge Deadline: Thursday, November 30th, 2017, Midnight EST

    “Carrie! What a lovely surprise!” You say, standing up to greet the woman walking into your office.

    “Sorry I dropped in without an appointment,”

    She says, giving your hand a firm shake. Her green eyes scan the room briefly before returning to meet yours.

    “Not at all. Have a seat.”

    She sits, crossing her jeans clad legs. “Nice office.”

    “Thank you. How did your concert go?”

    “Concert?” She looks blank for a moment.

    “The one you were getting set up for when Journye and I talked.”

    “Oh! Went great. Had a few injuries, but that happens sometimes.”

    “I hope it wasn’t serious.”

    “Nah.” She shrugs it off. “Journye loves the place you did for her and Rosie. She sent pics and Rosie cant wait to get moved in. Its a pretty nice place. I was wondering if you could do something for me too.”

    “Of course. What are you thinking about?”

    “Well, theres an empty lot next to Journye’s. I’d kind of like to build there. I’m single, so I want to make sure there’s room to expand later if I hook up with anyone.” Carrie says with a grin, brushing a lock of dark brown hair out of her eyes. “So, I guess for starters…Master bedroom with en suite. I think that’s what they’re called. The attached bathrooms?”

    You nod, “En suites.”

    “Open concept living area, you know, where everything is all one room? Decent kitchen. Comfy furniture for hanging out in. Maybe another bathroom or something so I don’t have people going into my room to use the toilet.”

    “Sure. Any color scheme?”

    “I like earth tones. Um, nothing too modern but not frilly either.” She thinks for a moment, “Could I get a pool too? And a fenced in yard? Tall fence. I don’t want people peeking in when I’m swimming.”

    “Sure. Did you have a budget?”

    “Journye said you did a miracle with 45k, so lets go with that.”

    Requirements:
    Budget 45k
    Earthtone color schemes
    Pool
    Fenced in yard
    Security system
    Master suite
    Half bath in the main area
    Open concept
    Optional: Show the 4 Sisters having a pool party in Carrie's new back yard

    You can read more about the other Sister's Of The Apocalypse here and here.


    Entry List


    Beginners

    NAME: djsdragongirl (Leah)

    LINK TO LOT: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9162639
    Carrie Logan
    LINK TO MEDIA: 4 Sister's of the Apocalypse Logan's Dream
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE:
    LEVEL: beginner
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: The house is built at 254 Foothill Drive in Starlight Shores. It is built on a 40x40 lot and total move in cost is $44, 310
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Carrie Logan is on of the 4 Sisters of the Apocalypse. She has been wanting her own place for a while now and with Journye having her own place she figured it was time she got her own place. So Carrie's home is open and roomy. I had to spare on furniture so she doesn't have much right now, but she does have seating for when the girls get together at her place. She has a large fenced in yard where the girls can practice when they want to, lots of room to expand later if she hooks up with someone and decides to have a family later. Carrie loves Earthy colors so her home reflects that. Her traits are; Virtuoso, Diva, Perfectionist, Natural Born Performer, Ambitious.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please continue to give me criticism.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None


    Intermediates

    NAME: cwaddell
    LINK TO LOT: not yet uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: Prairie House
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: NA
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30X20 , 378 Skyborough Blvd in Sunset Valley, $41,126
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Prairie House - It has a great room with kitchen, dining and living areas and 1 bedroom with an attached bathroom. There is also an additional smaller bathroom with shower on the main floor. There is a pool in the backyard surrounded by a high fence. For added privacy and security a burglar alarm is installed on the front porch. There is also a basement with roughed in exercise area, bath and recording studio with sound booth that can be completed when the client has more funds. There is enough room in the great room for the band to jam together. There are 3 areas for potential expansion.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: B5 Studio for windows and exterior doors from their Grant Park craftsman collection

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157688993311234
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a (unfortunately I deleted the Four Sisters challenge to make room for new things
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30x30, 20 Hidden Grove Lane, Riverview, 44,986
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    I went with a semi modern contemporary style of house this time. I choose this because it can be modern, comfy and traditional all at the same time.
    Carrie is a brave daredevil with a very friendly side. I also thought of her as athletic and loving the outdoors. I think her house brings the outdoors in with lots of windows and a patio with a vine covered pergola. Back yard landscaping is minimal in order to keep the backyard open for sports.
    The open floor plan works well in this small house giving small area a light and airy feel. Instead of doing a formal dining room, I thought a huge island with a bar and seating all around would be fun for her. My tester sim tried it out and it works great.
    As far as expansion goes, there is plenty of room left on this 30x30 lot or the house could easily be placed on a larger lot. The master bedroom is large enough for two with the en suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
    There is a second room currently being used as an office that would be easily converted into a second bedroom should the need arise.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A



    Advanced

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: Inside Out
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 18 Maywood Lane, Sunset Valley - 20x30. Final cost: 45,000!
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16133878/#Comment_16133878
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a

    NAME: JasonAnthonySterling (Tonysterling on the Exchange and Gallery)
    LINK TO LOT: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9161921
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1450658215049598
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: Custom 25x25 Lot Placement in Bridgeport $44,997
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    One bedroom/ One and One Half Bath home with open living/kitchen/dining and pool. Privacy fenced. More details and my thoughts behind what I did are attached to the photos in my gallery link above.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: No
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A


    Results


    Beginners -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @djsdragongirl
    Optional Challenge: @djsdragongirl

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Kgaff
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @creativemetaphor and @JasonAnthonySterling
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited December 1
    ....Archive Listings Continued

    Challenge #190 - Mr Boddy's Mansion

    Challenge #191 - Koi Herring

    Challenge #192 - By The Waterside

    Challenge #193 - Solstice Designer Showdown

    Challenge #194 - The Hawthorne Project

    Challenge #195 - The Wishes of the Dead

    Challenge #196 - The Third Sister: Carrie

    Challenge #197 - Familia

    Challenge #198 - Sparks

    Challenge #199 - For The Love Of Fabric

    Challenge #200 - The Age Of Aquarius

    Challenge #201 - The Hawthorne Project Part II

    Challenge #202 - A Fairy Tale Cottage

    Challenge #203 - East Meets West

    Challenge #204 - Dream A Little Dream

    Challenge #205 - Back to Basics

    Challenge #206 - We Need Some Space

    Challenge #207 - Back to their Roots

    Challenge #208 - Fall Designer Showdown

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited March 1
    Build-n-Share Challenge #197 -Familia

    Challenge Deadline: 31st December 2017

    At first, it was just a slight rumbling. A shaking of the pictures on the walls and the rattling of dishes in Abuela's old heavy china cabinet. It wasn't scary. It was even kind of fun, despite the fear in Madre and Papa's voices. But then a second rumbling happened. This one was larger, scarier. The glass in the windows cracked and the neighbour's dog began to howl. Papa's hands were rough, but his voice was very quiet when he said "Now stay here. You'll be safe here. I will let you out soon." Then he shut the door. It was very dark in the very small closet. Papa yelled for Mateo.

    Scarier, more violent shaking happened. There was a lot of noise. The sounds of heavy things falling, crashing. So very noisy. Papa said it was safe. He was right. Then the shaking of the ground stopped. Papa didn't come. There were smaller shakes, but then they stopped too. Madre didn't come. Neither did Abuela. And the door didn't open. Hunger came. And thirst. And fear. But no Madre. No Papa. No Abuela. Even Mateo, who liked to play jokes and go to the beach, didn't come.

    After a long time, the door opened again. It was very bright and there were strangers in bright jackets. But the house was gone. The walls had fallen in. The ceiling. The china cabinet had fallen over and all her pretty dishes were smashed. And Madre, Papa, and Abuela weren't there.

    You stare at the 10-year-old girl across from you. Her name is Sofia Rivera, and she sits on your couch holding the hand of her 8-year-old brother Adrian. Both have long black hair and huge brown eyes. "They said that Madre and Papa and Abuela were gone. And they couldn't find Mateo." Her bottom lip trembles.

    You nod, "What happened next?"

    Adrian speaks up next. Like his sister, he speaks simlish very well, but with a heavy accent. "The nice strangers told us that it wasn't safe to stay in our neighbourhood. That they were going to send us someplace we would be safe while they looked for Mateo. But the people that we were sent to stay with. They weren't very nice. The mama, she hit Sofia for arguing with one of her children. We decided to go find Mateo ourselves."

    "And that's how you two ended up rummaging through my trash can in the middle of the night?" you ask kindly.

    "Si, ma'am." Says Sofia. "We're sorry. Please don't send us back."

    "Of course not!" you assure her. "You're both going to stay here with me until we find out about Mateo. Do you know how old he is?"

    "Si, about 17."

    "Mateo's your big brother?"

    "Si."

    "Ok," you glance at the clock. "Ok.Its very late and you shouldn't be out this late. Let me show you two to a bedroom to sleep in. In the morning we will work on finding your brother. I think I know someone to call."

    With the two siblings tucked into the same bed upstairs, you go into your home office and flip through your contact list. The phone doesn't ring very long before a jolly voice says "Ah hello!"

    "Hello, Kris! How is Mrs Kringle?"

    "She's doing just fine." He booms, "What brings you to call me this fine winter night?"

    "I need a favour. Can you find someone for me? A 17-year-old boy named Mateo Rivera. He has 2 younger siblings, Sofia and Adrian, who are here with me." You quickly sketch out the story to the sympathetic presence on the other end of the phone. As you tell the story, you grab a piece of paper and start to doodle.

    "Well, you've done so much good for others over the years, that it’s the least I can do. I remember Mateo. He used to try to stay up and catch me for a long time. A good boy. Very responsible. Very loving." His voice turns from jolly and reassuring to serious. "But where will they go? They have no home. From the reports I've heard, that entire village was levelled."

    You smile, "Leave that to me, Kris. How long will it take for you to find him? Do you know?"

    "I will have him there by Christmas," Kris assures you. You know him well enough to know that if Mateo was at all alive, even injured, Kris would work a miracle to reunite the tiny family.

    "Then I'll have everything ready by then." You say, already laying out plans.

    BRIEF
    • Your budget is $40,000
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 baths
    • 20x30 lot or smaller
    • Backyard for 2 children to play in
    • Style of architecture and interiors completely up to you

    Optional Challenge
    Create Mateo, Adrian and Sofia and tell us a bit about them.

    Entry List

    Beginners

    NAME: djsdragongirl (Leah)
    LINK TO LOT: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9162639
    Carrie Logan
    LINK TO MEDIA: 4 Sister's of the Apocalypse Logan's Dream
    Entrance to Carrie's Home[/url]
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Pool Party[/url]
    LEVEL: beginner
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: The house is built at 254 Foothill Drive in Starlight Shores. It is built on a 40x40 lot and total move in cost is $44, 310
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Carrie Logan is on of the 4 Sisters of the Apocalypse. She has been wanting her own place for a while now and with Journye having her own place she figured it was time she got her own place. So Carrie's home is open and roomy. I had to spare on furniture so she doesn't have much right now, but she does have seating for when the girls get together at her place. She has a large fenced in yard where the girls can practice when they want to, lots of room to expand later if she hooks up with someone and decides to have a family later. Carrie loves Earthy colors so her home reflects that. Her traits are; Virtuoso, Diva, Perfectionist, Natural Born Performer, Ambitious.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please continue to give me criticism.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None


    Intermediates

    NAME: cwaddell
    LINK TO LOT: not yet uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: Prairie House
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: NA
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30X20 , 378 Skyborough Blvd in Sunset Valley, $41,126
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Prairie House - It has a great room with kitchen, dining and living areas and 1 bedroom with an attached bathroom. There is also an additional smaller bathroom with shower on the main floor. There is a pool in the backyard surrounded by a high fence. For added privacy and security a burglar alarm is installed on the front porch. There is also a basement with roughed in exercise area, bath and recording studio with sound booth that can be completed when the client has more funds. There is enough room in the great room for the band to jam together. There are 3 areas for potential expansion.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: B5 Studio for windows and exterior doors from their Grant Park craftsman collection

    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157688993311234
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a (unfortunately I deleted the Four Sisters challenge to make room for new things
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30x30, 20 Hidden Grove Lane, Riverview, 44,986
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    I went with a semi modern contemporary style of house this time. I choose this because it can be modern, comfy and traditional all at the same time.
    Carrie is a brave daredevil with a very friendly side. I also thought of her as athletic and loving the outdoors. I think her house brings the outdoors in with lots of windows and a patio with a vine covered pergola. Back yard landscaping is minimal in order to keep the backyard open for sports.
    The open floor plan works well in this small house giving small area a light and airy feel. Instead of doing a formal dining room, I thought a huge island with a bar and seating all around would be fun for her. My tester sim tried it out and it works great.
    As far as expansion goes, there is plenty of room left on this 30x30 lot or the house could easily be placed on a larger lot. The master bedroom is large enough for two with the en suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
    There is a second room currently being used as an office that would be easily converted into a second bedroom should the need arise.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A


    Advanced

    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: Inside Out
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 18 Maywood Lane, Sunset Valley - 20x30. Final cost: 45,000!
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: I decided that she hated having to tend a yard - all the mowing and weeding! So the yard consists of wood, stone, and water - the only plants are in containers or water-loving that don't need much attention, though she has plants all throughout the indoors as well. The only bit of landscaping is in the front yard to help it blend with the neighborhood.
    The entire house was built to blur the lines between the outdoor and indoor spaces, with almost solid windows along the back to let the natural light in and capture the view overlooking the yard which has ample living space to expand into, perfect for entertaining small, intimate groups.
    Inside, the home features an open living area with a futon-inspired sofa, a low coffee table, and lots of pillows for maximum comfort around the fireplace. There is also a two-story bay of windows with window seats. The kitchen has the usual appliances, plus a dish washer and coffee maker. The dining area has a table for four beside a 'green wall' where an indoor plant that has grown quite all over the shelves there. Also on the main floor is a powder room just off the entry hall and next to the stairs.
    Upstairs has the main bedroom and en suite, plus a large loft rec room - the one space where she can not worry about keeping things in order. Here she can chill and watch tv, do aerobics, play her bass, or work on business stuff, all while enjoying the natural light and view of her back yard. If she ever needs it, this area can be framed in to become a future guest bed and bath.
    The master suite also has a view overlooking the back yard, with curtains for privacy when required, creating a cozy bay window. Cushions and pillows soften the edges of the master bedroom. A glass-enclosed shower with built-in seat, stone floor, and toilet room offer a sense of indulgence in the en suite.
    The back yard uses three levels to separate the spaces. The main deck off the kitchen has an outdoor shower, training dummy, and yoga mat for exercising in the fresh air. The raised deck juts over the pond below and has seating for four, next to a juice bar. The ground level has a fire pit and grill. There is also a partially curtained lounge area surrounded by the pool, offering seclusion and relaxation to anyone willing to get wet to get there.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a

    NAME: JasonAnthonySterling (Tonysterling on the Exchange and Gallery)
    LINK TO LOT: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9161921
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1450658215049598
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: Custom 25x25 Lot Placement in Bridgeport $44,997
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    One bedroom/ One and One Half Bath home with open living/kitchen/dining and pool. Privacy fenced. More details and my thoughts behind what I did are attached to the photos in my gallery link above.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: No
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A


    Results

    Beginners -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @djsdragongirl
    Optional Challenge: @djsdragongirl

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Kgaff
    Optional Challenge: @Zayven

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @mederouin
    Optional Challenge: @creativemetaphor
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited March 1
    Build-n-Share Challenge #198 - Sparks

    Challenge Deadline: 1st February 2018

    'Why? Why did I do it?' you moan silently to yourself, your forehead resting on the surface of your drawing table. Your office is silent, except for the ticking of your clock, an artful piece gifted to you for Christmas. You listen intently to each second, counting them down in hopes that the aspirin you took would soon kick in and chase away the results of spending New Years at The Curtis's.

    You knew that Douglas Curtis the 3rd would throw a massive shindig with enough champagne to swim in. But you couldn't get out of it. Your former receptionist, Rose, Douglas's new wife, had personally invited you. What else could you do but go? And of course, you had many old clients there. Clients who seemingly conspired to keep your glass full.

    And now you're paying for it. 'Why won't the aspirin hurry up?' you whimper softly, closing your eyes. You wouldn't even have come into work today but you had scheduled a meeting with a potential new client. Silence, save for the ticking of the clock. Peace. Just as you felt yourself starting to drift off, the painkillers finally starting to pull the leading edge of the pain, your phone shrills.

    Nearly frantic to end the ear piercing sound, you knock your coffee cup (thankfully empty) into your pencil container, spilling the pencils all over your desk. Finally, the sound, normally so pleasant, stops when you pull it up to your ear. "Hello?"

    "Hello. This is Sparks. You asked me to let you know when I was at your front door." replies a warm male voice.

    "Oh yes. I will be right out." You assure him. And you are true to your word. After a hurried scramble to clean up pencils and cup.

    Sparks, as he introduced himself, turns out to be a good-looking man of apparently early forties, with a charming but professional smile. His smile matches the well-tailored suit that pretty much screams "Successful businessman." With the size of his company and his reputation in the technology field, you expected someone who looked older. His entire demeanour is relaxed and friendly as you lead him into your office and offer him a seat. Yet his sharp brown eyes don't seem to miss a detail, or the few pencils that fell to the floor that you missed in your frantic cleanup.

    "Thank you for seeing me on New Years. I am grateful you were able to squeeze me in." He says, crossing his knees.

    "Not at all." You assure him. "I understand you were in town on business."

    "Well, mostly to visit my adopted daughter and her husband. You built a house for them. Aisu and Reggie?"

    "Oh yes! I saw Aisu and their children in the supermarket yesterday."

    He smiles, a smile less professional and more proud. "My grandkids. I won't lie and say that they aren't a big draw for the reason I'm here to see you today."

    You pick up a pen, "And what can I do for you today Mr.Sparks?"

    "Just Sparks," he said, brushing brown hair back. "I'm relocating my corporate headquarters here. I want to be closer to my family and this is a good place for my employees to raise their families. I need an office building." He chuckles as your jaw drops. "I understand that's a huge undertaking but I'm not asking you to decorate the entire building all at once. For now, I just need the building, a lobby and a penthouse office. As more of my employees transfer here, we will decorate their offices individually."

    "So we're just starting with your office and the lobby?" you ask.

    "That's correct."

    "All right. Any particular style?"

    "I'd like the exterior to blend in with the town. I also don't want a skyscraper, so no more than 4 floors. I'm looking to make my company part of the community, and that should start with our building. The interior I'd like a mixture of Asian and modern. Welcoming, but still crisp and clean. In my office I'd prefer a color scheme based on blues and whites."

    "All of that is very doable." You assure him. "Can you give me a month?"

    Sparks looks pleasantly surprised, "That would be great. Thanks."

    "One more question."

    "Yes?" He asks curiously.

    "Whats my budget?" You smile.

    "150,000 for the lobby, penthouse and office building."

    BRIEF
    150k budget
    Office building no less than 2 floors and no more than 4
    Decorated penthouse with a color scheme based on blues/whites.
    Decorated lobby
    Prepared areas for additional offices.
    Landscaping
    The building should blend into the town that you choose to build it in.

    Optional Challenge
    Create Sparks, from the details you have been given in the breif above and show him taking in his new offices.

    Entry List

    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediate

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #198 - Sparks
    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157689604226512
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x30, 200 Ely Road, Riverview, 149,984

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This three story office building is built on the banks of the Simomon River. Using natural materials to break up the concrete facade helps this technology business blend into the countryside without being too over whelming.

    The front of the building welcomes visitors with wood, water and plants surrounding a water feature. There is an enclosed patio for the future employees to enjoy on the side of the building.

    The lobby is decorated in a warm and friendly Asian style with traditional wall papers and furniture, while still maintaining a fresh a modern appeal.

    All the offices are currently divided by half walls with glass partitions and have plenty of natural light from the large windows. If private offices are required it's an easy fix to build a wall or two.

    Sparks' private office suite features a separate secretaries office and conference room. His private office has an office area divided by glass screens to a comfortable more relaxed sitting room with mini fridge and bar area. His private bathroom features a shower and a closet for those extra changes of clothes. Outside is a private patio with exercise equipment, a table and chairs with beautiful views of the town.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #198 - Sparks
    NAME: ElleDaes
    LINK TO LOT: n/a (it’s an incomplete build and won’t be uploaded until it is finished)
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ElleDaes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2001818516725087
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ElleDaes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2001830293390576
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 120 Beverley Boulevard, Los Aniegos. Final Cost: $150,000 (It dropped to 142-ish after I left the lot to upload it, but I'm sticking with the original price; I used every simoleon.)

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: 4-Floor Office Building for Spark Tech. I envision Spark Tech to be a modern, team-oriented tech and engineering company. Which means it will have all the fixins for the modern lifestyle. The beautiful thing about choosing to work and build in Los Aniegos is that the architectural style is so diverse that it is fairly open to the architect’s whim. I chose a modern, clean exterior and kept the interior light and fresh.
    But, for now, it has:
    Ground Floor: Exterior Parking for visitors, Underground Parking for the Team. Future space for kennel and day care. Fully Landscaped.
    Lobby floor: Features a Grand Lobby with comfortable waiting area, coffee bar, terrace public restrooms, conference room, coat room, records room, mechanical room and stairs and elevator. Check out the mosaic.
    Tech floor: Open and waiting for future instructions on team offices, kitchen, bathroom, terrace and views of the surrounding Los Aniegos.
    Penthouse: Private office suite for E.L. Sparks. An oasis of blues, whites and warm woods, the penthouse boasts an impressive desk for impressing upon the underlings, a team meeting area, lounge, private records room, closet, private bathroom with shower and private deck with 360 degree panoramic views of the city.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #198 - Sparks
    NAME: Zayven
    LINK TO LOT:
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://postimg.org/gallery/39v8lil6u/
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: Not this time, sorry!
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 35x25, Starlight Shores custom placed, $148,996 furnished, $121,184 unfurnished

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Ultimately, Starlight Shores felt the best choice for joining in with the community and desiring a modern type of design with the color scheme I wanted to work with. After a lot of time spent studying design images in google and a few TV shows later, I started seeing what was possible with what I had in mind, and I ended up loving what happened. I tried to pick one country, Japan, to blend cultural aesthetic with modern design. (I don't know how well I succeeded, but that was the intention, since Asia is so huge and has a large diversity in culture and aesthetics.) Minimalism, gardens, woods, and other things I can't quite put into words ended up the themes I found in decorations, while their modern architecture is just amazing.

    The ground floor is parking, entrance gardens, and main lobby. The second floor will be the offices. One of the current design themes I saw was multi-level office floors and abandoning the cubicle system (such as sunken desks, main level walkspaces, ladders up into crawl/quiet spaces, etc all in a single floor of space, a few references: https://tinyurl.com/yaso9p9e + https://tinyurl.com/ybwuz2ag + https://tinyurl.com/yaqsd9na) I started trying to build an office floor with three different levels but it quickly became very out of budget, so I kept the most common split I saw, which was sunken work spaces surrounded by community walkways and spaces. The third floor will the break room and garden space. I had to make the garden space this round since it's technically an exterior space and a large visual feature. The fourth floor is the penthouse with Spark's lobby space and his office, with an en suite bathroom, naturally. There's a small space with the secretary where guests can help themselves to refreshments. I saw one corporate bathroom that I fell in love with and did the best I could within budget to re-create.

    Note: I had a few visual glitches trying to screenshot that weren't there in build mode. I tried to troubleshoot it, but only succeeded at a few of them. I'm sorry!

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: Mutske, ung999, lulu265, alex_stanton1983, sim_man123, simcredibledesigns.com

    Advanced

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #198 - Sparks
    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNA7Z7NPdSjFI_B3m3mtY7_HtNnlldgzDMq2jSAeYGactpXniZxZZXwbxLZCgM8GQ?key=Q0s0bzl2NlN1RlZxQkh0OWpYYXFKYl9BeFVkeDlR
    (still learning google photo, please let me know if the photos do not seem to be displaying in correct order or the text is not visible and I will correct immediately!)
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: pictures included in above
    Isaiah Sparks built his company on the belief that if you treat your employees well, they will treat your clients well, and your business will prosper. His traits are disciplined, perceptive, charismatic, ambitious, and computer whiz. Lifetime wish is, of course, CEO of a mega-corporation! His favorites are blue, classical, and grilled salmon; and he is a Sagittarius.
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: Custom placed 30x30 lot in Aurora Skies, $149,965

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Sky Terrace Building combines traditional and modern office building elements to offer a unique and eco-friendly addition to the town of Aurora Skies. The architecture blends in to the surrounding commercial buildings, but also does not clash against the traditional buildings and homes nearby. It features a three-story lobby core of windows, topped by solar panels, with balconies overlooking one another, and green, growing rooftops for greater ecological friendliness as well as enhancing the office environment for the employees.

    The main level lobby contains the reception area with guest counter, waiting area with fireplace and refreshment counters, and a single restroom for privacy. Every attempt to make employees, guests, and clients feel welcome and comfortable has been made.

    There is access directly from the parking garage, which holds both cars and bikes for those who want a green commute. An elevator ensures equal access to all floors, while the stairs allow for those who need to get their steps in.

    The second floor holds the future offices of staff, including HR, IT, finance, marketing, and a conference room. It also provides an employee lounge and open central courtyard with corner fountain feature where employees can relax, enjoy nature, and take their lunch when the weather is good. Each office has green roof outside their windows and a view of the courtyard across the hallway. Both natural light and greenery gives a pleasant office environment to the employees.

    The penthouse level lobby offers a view down to the main floor lobby below and a restroom. There is a board room with podium and white board with a private terrace for high-level meetings, collaborations, and educational seminars. Across the lobby is Sparks' secretary and waiting area for clients.

    Sparks' office is a full executive suite in relaxing blue and white against black. There is a wet bar for refreshments, a table for small client meetings, and of course his desk with guest chairs. He is a firm believer that classical music enhances work performance and keeps a radio nearby. There is also a private bathroom with a shower for after his workouts. Keeping in shape is important both physically and mentally, and his terrace has a treadmill so he doesn't have to schedule additional time for the gym. It also has a lounge chair for relaxing and enjoying the view of the ocean.

    (Did you know you can't put phones on a commercial lot!? I didn't know that. I have never in my life worked for a company that didn't have phones! I decided the phones were more important than a couple of the items that the commercial lot offered, so this building is actually zoned residential. So I could have phones. Seriously, you need phones in an office! How else is reception supposed to call Sparks to let him know his meeting has arrived?)

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #198 - Sparks
    NAME: linday
    LINK TO LOT: n/a
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157662522020637/
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30x30, 90 Sonora Street, Lucky Palms. Final cost § 150 000 on the dot!

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Built on a 30x30 lot in Lucky Palms, this 4 story office building borrows design elements from the neighbouring community lots, such as the fencing, friezes, columns and landscaping, thus blending in with the more modern part of town. The lot has parking space for up to 4 cars.

    Two grand staircases leads up to the entrance on the first floor, where the reception area is. Behind the reception area is an empty room, suitable for bigger meetings or conferences, or possibly even a staff recreation area. The reception area also holds a seating group for people waiting.

    The ground floor is currently unfurnished, awaiting further development - it can either be decorated as an open office space, or walled off to make additional offices. The second floor contains empty office spaces, as well as furnished shared bathrooms.

    On the third floor you will find the penthouse office, with a waiting area, secretary space, conference room and a private bathroom and balcony. The entire top floor is decorated in a dark blue and white color scheme to meet the client's request. The interior is modern with an asian flair.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: No thanks, I know I am a bit rusty! xD
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: Nothing I know of.

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #198 - Sparks
    NAME: MeestorMark
    LINK TO LOT: Not uploaded yet, N/A
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/46nH9L
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: No optional challenge for me at this time.
    LEVEL: Advanced, CFE is a long time friend, we exchange Christmas gifts.
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x30, 235 Starry Way in downtown Starlight Shores, final cost: just a shade under $144k

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Looking around Starlight Shores for information on the whole "wants it to blend in to the community" requirement, I came to the conclusion that there are a LOT of different styles in Starlight Shores. Each of the buildings in the downtown, business area kind of stand out on their own, with style vibes anywhere from 1940s to 1970s. There was one commonality in the buildings, they all made a statement. So the headquarters of Sparks Company, must also make a statement to "blend in" with all the other different buildings busy making their statements, with some retro vibe thrown into the mix.

    I picked the late 50s to early 60s for my time frame. This was the time when exposed concrete was making its presence known in the exterior and interior designs of many buildings. It was also a time of profound interest in the space program. So those are where I took my inspiration cues as the exterior was designed.

    Inside, I stayed with exposed concrete in many common areas, but with embellishments of other textures at high statement areas such as the main reception and in the executive office areas. The request for blues and whites was taken seriously and implemented in the penthouse office suite. The blues I went with should go well with many of Mr. Sparks power suits. Plenty of refreshment opportunities abound in the penthouse so Mr. Sparks can impress future clients and corporate officers as well as lubricate them with equal ease. Glass tops for both Mr. Sparks' desk and the conference room table will impress without being overstated.

    In the name of providing a good work environment for employees, plenty of windows abound for "staring-outside-for-inspiration" moments. There is also an on-site coffee cart for employees, as well as locals, to purchase much needed caffeine. Not that Mr. Sparks plans to overwork the help, but because we will assume most employees of such a progressive company will stay up way too late playing video games and/or bingeing their favorite episodes of whatever. The on-site vendor will keep them running in tip-top, bouncing, efficiency in spite of any poor bed-time planning in their personal lives. Or... If Mr. Sparks does in fact, make the help stay late on occasion.

    Left over money in the budget was spent showing how future spaces could be used. The first floor has an area designed for a potential first-rate training room, complete with a sample white board ready for all kinds of marker mayhem. Off to the sides of main reception are two public restrooms as well as two wings that would be great for future corporate officer stomping grounds. The second floor has sample cubicles in place to prove that while the building and the company may be progressive, there is still potential for soul-crushing cube farms if the need should arise. Two more wings would also be great places for yet more future corporate officers to stomp. Or maybe these future offices won't be quite so flashy and cater to more "middle management" types.

    Parking for visitors out front. Each space is separated by shrubberies in an effort to keep the insurance claims for door-dings to a minimum. I doubt this will have much impact on Mr. Sparks actual business insurance premiums. Underground parking is available for future employees and executives. Can't have too many rain spots forming on those company cars after all.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, I am rusty, so bring it on.
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: It has been sooooo long since I downloaded the CC I have that I don't remember names or if in fact many of the items come from the EA Store, or are, in fact, CC. The only thing I used that I am sure is CC are the mirrored floors in the conference room. I don't remember the name of the awesome, awesome, awesome creator of those wonderful things though.

    Results

    Beginners -:
    Comments
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Kgaff and @ElleDaes
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @linday
    Optional Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,948 Member
    edited April 9
    Build-n-Share Challenge #199 - For The Love Of Fabric

    Challenge Deadline: 1st March 2018

    Rose was buzzing with excitement. "I can't believe it! We are going to have a celebrity asking us for help!"

    "Relax Rose!" You laugh, "It's not as if we haven't done work for VIPs before. Just take a few breaths and try to behave just like you would with anyone."

    "But it's not anyone! It's one of the Modas! They are THE name in the fashion world!" he protested.

    "I didn't know you were interested in fashion," you say, even more amused.

    "Who doesn't like to look good?" she says, smoothing down her smart blouse absently. "But they are rich, famous and they make fashions that look good on anybody who happens to put on one of their designs, no matter what body type they may sport."

    "I'm afraid I'm going to disappoint you then," says a voice that carries a slight accent and is smooth as melted chocolate. You both turn to see the middle-aged man standing in the doorway, holding onto the chimes so they didn't give him away. He smiles genially. "I am Joao Moda. I believe I am here for a 3 pm appointment."

    Rose looks like he wants to walk in front of a passing bus. You however simply smile and hold out your hand to greet him. "Mr. Moda, welcome. Why don't we talk in my office?"

    As Rose sees to the coffee, you assess your latest client. He's a good-looking man with dark hair, suntanned skin and a brilliant smile. HIs clothing is entirely in black but cut with a style that makes you, who are normally a snappy dresser, look a bit shabby. But it's his shirt that really interests you.

    "You like my suit?" He asks, catching you studying him.

    "Yes. It looks great!"

    He grins, "Its 15 years old."

    Your mouth drops open. "It looks brand new!"

    "Thank you!" Joao thanks Rose for the coffee and sips it. "You see, I am an oddity in my family. Everyone else is a designer of this fashion or that. I...am a dud. I can't design my way out of a paper bag." He grimaces.

    "I imagine that makes things difficult from time to time," you say sympathetically, remembering the teasing of your own siblings.

    Joao nods then brightens. "However I am the best in the family at sewing and tailoring. So I turned my attention to that end of things. I developed a love for fabrics, rather than design. How does it feel on the skin? How does the color wear? Will it stretch? Will it sag? How does this one need to be taken care of as opposed to that one? Will this color fade? Or can it take multiple wears? It is all fascinating! And along the way, I developed several ways of taking care of fabric that ensures the longevity and shape.
    "Which brings me to you. I'm tired of the hustle and bustle of my family's factories. I've decided that I need a break. So I would like to build a laundromat."

    "A..laundromat?" You stare at him. Your mental images of laundromats, hot and filled with the scent of lint, don't seem to match with this classily dressed man.

    "A laundromat. So I can help educate people on how to best to take care of their clothing or do it for them if they need. With a section for tailoring." He says confidently.

    "Well, that's something we can certainly do..." You say, pulling out your pen. "Let's talk about design..."

    Brief:
    Build a laundromat
    No less than 5 washers and dryers.
    A take in section
    A tailoring/ dressmaking area

    Your budget is
    §75,000
    $85,000

    Sim Challenge
    Create Joao Moda, using the information above.

    A reminder to use the entry form as is. If you are adding any pictures, please limit them to two per entry post and place them at the bottom of the entry form.


    Entry List

    Beginners

    N/A

    Intermediates

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #199 - For The Love of Fabric
    NAME: Kgaff
    LINK TO LOT:
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157663875040747
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 15x30, 658 Lakefront Drive, Twinbrook - 78,563
    (I bulldozed the laundry that was on this site)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: The Laundry Basket
    The laundromat side has six washers and dryers. There is a counter at the front door for take-ins and a drive-thru for easy drop offs.
    There is a bookshelf, a table game and a small patio for whiling away the hours it takes to do your wash.
    If you need any tailoring or alterations/repairs stop next door at Moda Tailoring.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: none used

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #199 – For the Love of Fabric
    NAME: ElleDaes
    LINK TO LOT: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9195708
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ElleDaes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2015569122016693
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: To be added later
    LEVEL: intermediate
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:
    1750 Sunset Boulevard, Los Aniegos.
    $85,000
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    Washmoda is an extravagantly appointed laundromat that will satisfy even the most diehard Modafans, while paying homage to Joao Moda’s meticulous techniques and eye for fabric care. One Floor with ultra high ceilings, this Art Deco Building, situated in down town Los Aniegos, boasts top of the line appliances; dedicated work spaces for folding, ironing, and prepping; private yard for hang drying those delicates; a take in and tailoring section; office space; bathroom; kitchenette; and lounge. Easy listening music permeates, while open concepts and gathering spaces invite patrons to converse, read and relax. Patrons of laundromats don’t often get to experience the lifestyle that is standard to a Moda. Let them indulge.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None

    Advanced

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #199 - For The Love of Fabric
    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOjG1efx_wqV-wdj0Ri7Qcxl-ka7LGRIQgvH3TfGkQvJJSAXo13uFjAO2YCavt12w?key=NEoySkdPTDdvUW5tbkljRnVZbEZEaWVfQ2I4MVJR
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: Custom placed 25x25 lot, Sunset Valley - Final cost: 84,465
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Sunny-Side Suds wants you to have a bright and relaxing laundry experience. The blues and yellows evoke a sunny day and the sea-inspired patterns provide a calming environment for what is otherwise a somewhat dour chore.
    There is a take-in counter for dry cleaning drop-off and pick-up, with a main office behind it connected to the dry-clean area. The lobby opens to a central hall with vending for snacks while you wait, and two restrooms.
    Just inside the laundry area is a seating area with magazine racks for waiting between loads, as well as two wall-mounted TVs, and a radio. The laundry area is divided into stations with washer/dryer, laundry cart, folding counter, sink, and hamper. There are two types of washers/dryers for varying types of washing requirements, and of course a variety of washing liquids or powders to aid the laundry-goers.
    The last area is the tailoring/dress-making, with a large cutting table with four work-stations. Around the perimeter are counters with a wide array of fabric choices, both on shelves and on hangers to show off the season's newest offerings. The far corner holds an accessories area for coordinating shoes, make-up, slips, and nylons. The drafting table allows for all-new pattern drafting, and the styling station to put it all together. There are also 4 changing rooms - after all, no one wants to try on partially finished clothing in full view of everyone!
    The building as a whole has a fresh feeling, skylights allow additional lighting in, and landscaping surrounds the parking area. The whole building is meant to make laundry and sewing as pleasant an experience as possible.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a

    Results

    Beginners -:
    Comments: N/A
    1st Place: N/A
    Optional Challenge: N/A

    Intermediates -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @ElleDaes
    Optional Challenge:N/A

    Advanced -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @creativemetaphor
    Optional Challenge: N/A


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