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AmphoraAmphora Posts: 3,918 Member
edited June 2018 in Builders
Okay, so this is a house WIP that I recently found in my folder that I forgot about and started working on again. Pictures are of both the front and back yard. And this is very much a work in progress so anything plum you see already I’ll most likely be getting rid of soon enough :P

Anyway I am absolutely clueless when it comes to modern houses so I’d like your opinions: Do you like having a two-story window above the main story?

Front yard
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Back yard
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Or do you prefer the one square story window above the main story?
Front yard:
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Back yard:
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Feel free to give opinions and input. It will be very much appreciated :)
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  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 2,422 Member
    It's lovely and you have got the sense of space and light which is the hallmark of modern houses. It is also good to see a darker colour used for the exterior walls as most people associate modern with stark white. I once did a modern house with a teal blue render and wood for contrast and added textural detail. https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=7815008nd

    The only thing I might do is move some of your trees further from the building so the clean lines of the design are more prominent.
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  • AmphoraAmphora Posts: 3,918 Member
    edited June 2018
    Thank you for your kind words :)
    I based the house off of this blueprint
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    But if you had to choose, do you think having a double window above the main story or do you think the single window is fine? I can’t decide. Lol

    And I couldn’t see the house you made on the Sims 3 site. I think it got deleted :/
    I’m sure it was much lovelier than my house though. I very much prefer building cottages than moderns lol
  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 2,422 Member
    I would leave the double window as it gives the illusion of height.
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    And I wish I could build cottages like you do.
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  • Nikkei_SimmerNikkei_Simmer Posts: 5,459 Member
    It looks superb. @Amphora. And I love how it's got plenty of windows to let in that light.
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  • AmphoraAmphora Posts: 3,918 Member
    Thank you, @Nikkei_Simmer! So you like the double windows as well? The more I look at the pics the more I’m starting to prefer them too. Next time I go in my game I’ll have to change it up :)
  • ChazzzyChazzzy Posts: 3,586 Member
    It’s so dark. Looks haunted
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  • AmphoraAmphora Posts: 3,918 Member
    Chazzzy wrote: »
    It’s so dark. Looks haunted

    It does have a ghost living there actually... :o
    She made the mistake of ranting about death too many times so her family living there has to deal with periodic hauntings of the toilet :p
  • GoulsquashGoulsquash Posts: 667 Member
    I like the two! Looks more roomy.
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  • Nikkei_SimmerNikkei_Simmer Posts: 5,459 Member
    Amphora wrote: »
    Thank you, @Nikkei_Simmer! So you like the double windows as well? The more I look at the pics the more I’m starting to prefer them too. Next time I go in my game I’ll have to change it up :)

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    I'm really liking what you did with the double windows. :) and the storey above.

    I also like the other one as well...you should actually save both of them to bin. :) Variety. :)
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  • AmphoraAmphora Posts: 3,918 Member
    Thanks for the input, everyone. I've decided on doing the double windows above the main story. :)
    I appreciate your opinions!
  • IreneSwiftIreneSwift Posts: 5,426 Member
    I love the double windows. The more the better.

  • ParyPary Posts: 6,430 Member
    edited June 2018
    I'm different, I like the single windows. It still gives the impression of space and light but in a more compact way without wasted space. I think the double ones look too tall.

    That aside, I rarely download modern, but this one is gorgeous.
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  • polrbearpolrbear Posts: 810 Member
    I agree with @Pary on the single windows :)

    The double window seems very "busy" to me, but that's just my opinion :)
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  • cwaddellcwaddell Posts: 4,816 Member
    Love the original inspiration house. You've done a good job of recreating it.

    I would make the chimney shorter though by using a half wall on the top instead of a full height wall.
  • cianeciane Posts: 15,452 Member
    I'm with pary and polrbear on liking the single windows. I always prefer a shorter roof and I love using friezes to add height. So, though the first is gorgeous if playing with an actual second story, I really, really like the second version best. Plus, I love that inspiration pic with the brick and wood combination that way!
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  • AmphoraAmphora Posts: 3,918 Member
    @ciane and @socoolsim
    You both are making me debate on whether or not to go back to the single frieze above the first level. The double windows are two friezes on top of each other instead of a livable space so now I’m rethinking the house design. Lol :p
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