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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #50 - Best Laid Plans (Part 3)

    Best Laid Plans (Part 3)
    Walking up the driveway to The Johnson’s home, you remember when you first met the lovely Kaye. Since that meeting you seem to have spent more and more time at their home, and have become fast friends both with her and her husband Kieran. And little Kaiden isn’t quite so little anymore, he’s heading off to senior school later this month.

    Kaye has the door open already, she must have heard the car on the drive.

    Enveloping you in a big hug, she asks how you are. You assure her that you are fine and deftly move past her into The Great Room. The place looks so homey, a far cry from the showroom you created for her all those years ago.

    She ushers you through to the screened porch, which doubles as a sun room. The coffee has already been poured and the aroma of freshly baked cookies follows you from the kitchen. You spy a plate sat next to the coffee.

    “I just wanted to say…”

    You cut her off, “Kaye, I’m here for business, let’s get down to it shall we?”

    She looks a little hurt, but you just can’t deal with the emotions storming around your head right now. Better to focus on something you can fix.

    “OK, I’m pregnant.”

    “Oh wow!” You smile, the first genuine, non forced smile since, well…

    “I’m guessing that you’re wanting an extension then? Another bedroom, maybe another bathroom?”

    “Well, yes, that would be great.” She says, however, you hear a ‘but’ forming.

    “We’re expecting twins, so we may need more room throughout the house.”

    “Congratulations. So, another double bedroom, with enough room for two cots and then two beds, or would you like a whole nother bedroom for when they are older. Do you know what sex they are?”

    “We don’t want to find out, so we had best hedge our bets and go for another two bedrooms. We’ll need more room in the kitchen as well as an enclosed suite for Kaiden, preferably as far away from the twins room as possible, his senior years at school are so important and he needs somewhere he can study in peace. Although, maybe we could look at getting a study included? I don’t know, what do you think?”

    You are half listening to Kaye, while your mind wanders off in other directions.

    “Honey.” Kaye brings you back to the present with a touch to your arm.

    Trying desperately to recall what she was saying, you take a stab in the dark, “An office, well, we could locate that on the ground floor and the extra bedrooms could be on the first?”

    “A great idea.”

    “So, is there anything else you would like me to include in the remodel?”

    “A guest room would be lovely, we’ve got friends in Sunset Valley who are heading out for a visit, it would be nice if they didn’t have to stay in a Hotel.”

    “Let me recap.” You say looking down at your notes.

    “You’re looking for 5 bedrooms, one of which is to be a guest room, one a nursery for the twins and an en-suite room for Kaiden as well as an extra bedroom for when the twins grow up and your own Master Suite. At least 4.5 bathrooms, I think a Jack and Jill bath between the new twin rooms would be a good idea, and an en-suite in the guest bedroom, a large kitchen, a study/office on the ground floor. I think it would be nice to keep the screened in porch, or something similar, but that’s just my two cents.”

    “That just about sums it up.”

    “Alright, but where are you going to stay in the meantime?”

    “Well, we can stay with Kathleen and Kelvin, it’ll be a squeeze, but I’m sure we will cope.”

    “A couple more questions, is there any particular style you are looking for? Any interior colours you want me to avoid. And finally what’s the budget.”

    As you ask the last set of questions, Kaiden wanders into the sunroom and sits on the arm of Kaye’s chair

    “Well, we were thinking about going more Federal this time, something that will stand the test of time. You know us, we are fond of neutral colours, but I’m sure this one has some ideas of his own.

    Kaiden leans forward and looks at your notepad. “Yeah, I would love an outdoorsy type room, my bug collection is looking pretty awesome right now!”

    As for budget, we were thinking a further 350,000 should cover it. Kieran had an excellent bonus last year, we were saving up for a rainy day, but I think the present is far more important, don’t you?”

    “Of course.” You struggle to say

    As a means of avoiding eye contact you make a couple more notes. Kaye stands and leads the way back to the front door. At the threshold she gives you another hug and says, “One more thing.”

    You stop and look at her.

    “I really wanted to tell you how sorry I was to hear about your brother, if we can do anything, please let us know.”

    Using all the strength you can muster you thank her for her kind words and escape out of the door, just as you hear Kaiden ask what was for dinner.

    Brief:
    This one is a bit different, you long time Build ‘n’ Share followers might remember Best Laid Plans part 1, whereby we asked you build this house plan.

    Well, we want you to expand on the home you already built. If you did not take part in Challenge #13 there is a prebuilt version of the home on the gallery here.

    The home still needs to be placed on a 50x50 lot.

    The home needs to be Federal in style with neutral décor in the main rooms, you can find out more about Kaye and Kieran’s preferences in the previous challenge, linked above
    5 Bedrooms
    • One master suite for Kieran and Kaye
    • One guest room, with en-suite
    • One outdoorsy room, with en-suite for Kaiden (who has just transitioned into a teen)
    • Two other double bedrooms, with a Jack and Jill bathroom connecting them, one of which is to be set up as a nursery (Kaye and Kieran do not know what gender their babies are, so the décor needs to be gender neutral.)
    At least 4.5 bathrooms
    A large kitchen area
    A dining area capable of comfortably holding 5 Sims
    A study on the opposite floor to where you have situated the nursery
    A screened porch area/sun room
    A play area outdoors for when the twins age up to children
    The budget is a further $350,000 on top of the previous budget of $250,000; $600,000 in total
    The interior walls you have built (from the plan) need to stay the same, but you can expand the exterior.

    Sim Challenge:
    Create The Johnsons and show them enjoying their new home.
    Kaye is a Foodie and hopes to have a Successful Lineage.
    Kieran is a Perfectionist and hopes to become Fabulously Wealthy.
    Kaiden is Outgoing and hopes to attain the title of Whiz Kid.
    We do not know what gender the twins are, so you have freedom to make them however you wish, their names need to begin with a K.
    The other traits are up to you.

    Room Challenge:
    Create the twins nursery, this should be gender neutral as we do not know what gender the twins will be. Your budget for this part of the challenge is $35,000



    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established
    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: The Johnson's Mansion
    LINK TO GALLERY: http://s373.photobucket.com/user/cillaben/slideshow/Best Laid plans
    LOT COST:10,000
    BUILD COST:322,791
    TOTAL COST: 323,791
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:http://s373.photobucket.com/user/cillaben/slideshow/Best Laid plans
    ENTRY DETAILS: I renovated this house based on the shell on the Gallery and added a second floor. I have a different idea of 'Federal' style if I could design the house from scratch. Using a shell was very difficult and restrictive, especially in terms of roofing. Also, I'm a little confused with the style of the house. I don't want to make it too traditional or modern. So I hope what I came out with is allowed.
    The first floor has the main bedroom and guest room and the second floor has Kaiden's and the twins' rooms.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM : YES, please and thank you:)

    Expert
    FORUM ID: StSciurus
    ORIGIN ID: StSciurus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: 9 Federal Way
    LOT COST: §10,000
    BUILD COST: §398,942
    TOTAL COST: §408,942
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Client file
    ENTRY DETAILS: I created my own shell for the challenge (since I like building from house plans). It's only slightly different from the one provided by Build-n-Share. From the shell, I expanded the kitchen and sunroom by extending exterior walls only. The interior walls of the shell are all intact although I did add a new interior wall to make the guest bathroom truly ensuite. I also moved around doors and changed room functions. To the ground floor, I added an upper story and basement and then finished the estate grounds with pool, patio, spa, garage and gardens. I kept to the Federal style for both architecture and interiors.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Oaklands
    LOT COST: 10,000
    BUILD COST: 330,689
    TOTAL COST: 340,689
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/p92Mn
    ENTRY DETAILS: Previously named Golidlocks, extended to first floor level and a change of style to Federal. Main additions are the nursery and kids room with Jack and Jill bathroom, a teen outdoorsy room, master bedroom and guest room all with en-suite bathrooms, study, yoga/meditation/massage room and several balconies.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Johnson Family Estate
    LOT COST: §10,000
    BUILD COST: §419,011
    TOTAL COST: §429,011
    LINK TO GALLERY: https://www.thesims.com/en_AU/gallery/4509AFEE64E011E6826A1EB0AA80AD86?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/Glenn_Crozier/media/Johnson Family Estate/001_zps0ihyx7k0.png.html?sort=9&o=0
    ENTRY DETAILS: This was challenging, going from a ranch to a federal. I was able to do this without changing INTERIOR walls, but I did move EXTERIOR walls to expand rooms and added a front hallway to get the symetrical shape that I needed for the federal style architecture. And while I was updating, I went ahead and gave them the sunken living room, that you know they wanted. The front of the home is very traditional, but on the rear I replaced the windows with large modern windows to take advantage of the view. The landscaping is formal and includes a vegetable garden and a small fruit tree orchard. You will also find a tennis court (strictly for looks) on the grounds. There is a lot more that I could write about this build, but I still have to finish taking and organizing photos.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None



    Results

    Starting Out -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @popettypop2012
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @StSciurus and @gmcrozier
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #51 - When Modern Was New

    When Modern Was New
    You surprise yourself when a big, audible sigh comes out! The plans for the townhouse development you’ve worked on for months have just been put back in the drawer, since the city council of Newcrest has delayed yet again consideration of multi-unit housing. Gradually you become aware of a sound in the reception area outside your studio, and you realize that someone is knocking on the outside door.

    “Why won’t Rose answer?” you think to yourself, and then you suddenly remember that Rose has gone to Machu Picchu with Douglas Curtis III, and that your 10:30 appointment is here! As you rush to the door you mutter, “Why don’t the two of them just get married and have done with it!?”

    You offer profuse apologies to the man standing at the door with a little girl. The man is Thierry Leclercq, and the little girl? As you usher them into the consultation room, you say to her, “And who might you be, little lady?”

    “Oh, pardon!” M. Leclercq blurts out. “This is my daughter, Fleur.” You are relieved that you didn’t ask him to introduce his granddaughter, although with his greying temples, he looks like he might be old enough to be her grandfather. He is distinguished looking and “of a certain age”, as the French say.

    “I am so sorry that my wife, Clotilde, could not be with us. She is a surgeon at Newcrest General Hospital and is always so busy! She usually leaves domestic matters to me. And Fleur has the day off from school, and so…”

    “That is quite all right,” you reassure him with a smile. “Delighted to have you both! Now how can I help you?”

    You learn that the family is currently living in a rental house and looking to build their first house together. M. Leclercq is a science writer and works from home.

    “I have just gotten an advance on my next book, Butterflies Are Free: Lepidoptera of Newcrest and Environs,” he tells you, “and together with our savings, we have §105,000 to spend on a new house. We have already spent §2,500 to retain an option on the Sandy Run property in Newcrest. Are you familiar with it?”

    “Yes, definitely,” you assure him as you think of the property around the corner from there that will not be getting the new townhouse development—at least any time soon. “What style of house would you like then, M. Leclercq?”

    “Ah, yes! I have it written down right here from Clotilde. She would like—I mean to say, we would like—a three bedroom house with two bathrooms—maybe an additional half bathroom if there is money? The style she said is called ‘midcentury modern’. Yes?”

    “I am very familiar with the style. An excellent choice!” Why do you suddenly feel like a waiter at a chain restaurant? “Do you have any ideas for the interior design? Color choices? Textures?”

    He looks lost. “She didn’t really say.”

    “Well, what sort of colors does your wife like?” you ask gently.
    He still looks lost. “Uh… she looks very pretty in her yellow party dress,” he offers.

    “Okay, that’s a start,” you continue to reassure him. “What do you like?”

    “I? Well… I like wood paneling,” he finally says, “and I’ve always wanted a leather sofa.”

    “Wood and leather, then? That’s certainly in keeping with midcentury modern design. And you, Mlle. Leclercq, what colors do you like?” you turn your attention to the little girl who has been quiet till now but completely focused on the adult conversation.

    Without hesitation she responds, “I’m not like my friend Ashlee Appleby at all! She likes pink and purple—girly colors. I like green!” You get out your book of color swatches to show to Fleur and she picks the brightest lime green one.

    “My Fleur is quite the social butterfly,” M. Leclercq says looking adoringly at his daughter. “She is the ‘queen bee’ of her play group! She wants to be an astronaut some day—maybe one of the first humans on Mars! At least for now, she does…”

    “Oh, papa!” Fleur interjects with an eye roll.

    You can’t help but smile at the interaction between father and daughter. You conclude your consultation with the duo, and later in the day, M. Leclercq telephones you.

    “Clotilde wanted me to tell you that light woods and natural materials like light-colored stone would be desirable for the interior. Pops of bright colors, not just yellow, are fine too. And to make sure that Fleur’s room harmonizes with the rest of the house! Oh, and I completely forgot to tell you, my wife loves fresh flowers. Flowers throughout the house are a must. And if we could work in a flower garden for her and maybe a small vegetable garden for me, we would be most grateful.”

    “I certainly have my work cut out for me!” you think.

    Requirements:
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 - 2.5 bathrooms
    • study for M. Leclercq to write in
    • an area, inside or out, for Fleur to host her play group in
    • flower and vegetable gardens
    • usual dining and living areas
    • architectural style: midcentury modern
    • decor using natural materials like light-colored wood and stone; leather sofa for M. Leclercq; pops of bright colors, especially in Fleur’s bedroom; flowers throughout the house
    • lot: 40 x 20 Sandy Run lot in Newcrest

    Budget:

    total of §105,000: §2,500 for the lot, §102,500 for the build cost

    Sim Challenge:

    Create the Leclercq family and show them enjoying their new home. Thierry’s aspiration is Bestselling Author. Clotilde’s aspiration is Successful Lineage. Fleur’s aspiration is Social. Everything else is up to you!

    Room Challenge:
    Create Fleur’s bedroom. Budget: §15,000.



    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established
    FORUM ID: kerplukee
    ORIGIN ID:valednr
    LEVEL: established
    LOT: Square root
    LOT COST: §2,500
    BUILD COST: §102,253
    TOTAL COST: §104,753
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/Kwsug
    ENTRY DETAILS: I had fun experimenting this style which is new to me, but I'm pretty satisfied how is the house now. I respected the preferences of Mrs. Leclercq, light wood, stones, bright colors.. and flowers! I decided to build living room,dining room and kitchen all together on the upper level, and Leclercq's bedroom too, so they can have a nice view from their window. Then on ground floor I built the guest room and Fleur's green bedroom: I thought that a door from her room straight to the garden was useful so when her friends would come over they can enjoy playing inside and outside. In the end I build mr Leclercq's office with an entrance too, and a nice vie on the pool.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: At the entrance there are two paintings taken from here

    FORUM ID: emere
    ORIGIN ID: osiazul
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Chez Fleur https://www.thesims.com/gallery/4026E5CD6C1211E6880659BA22E89484
    LOT COST: §2,500
    BUILD COST: 102,377
    TOTAL COST: 104,877
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/osiazul/slideshow/Fleur
    ENTRY DETAILS: I choose a midcentury modern colorful house. I try to bring to the inside the colors of nature at the outside. I feel the retro color palette is soft thanks to the light stone and wood. As Fleur is the heart of this family, the green is important inside and outside. The garden and pool is a nice place for family play.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (none)

    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Mid Century Modern
    LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/9669517E6CAD11E68565B8037B7966C5?category=lots&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: §2,500
    BUILD COST: §100,890
    TOTAL COST: §,103490
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:http://s373.photobucket.com/user/cillaben/slideshow/Mid Century Modern
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM : YES, PLEASE

    FORUM ID: Rostri-Jodu
    ORIGIN ID: rostrijodu
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Mi Manoir du Siècle (aka Mid Century Manor)
    LOT COST: §2,500
    BUILD COST: §102,498
    TOTAL COST: §104,998
    LINK TO ENTRY: SLIDESHOW
    ENTRY DETAILS: A split-level, mid century modern home with three bedrooms and two and a half baths. It also features a sleek home office, several spots, both inside and out, for a youth to play the day away, as well as a lovely garden and greenhouse combo for that outdoor lover in us all!
    SIM: The Leclercq Family
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW
    ENTRY DETAILS: Thierry is not only a bestselling author and bookworm, but a family-oriented father and husband who just happens to be a relentless snob. His wife, Clotilde, wants nothing but the best for them, as well as all of their heirs yet to come; however, her jealous ways may be her undoing. Thankfully, she's a genius and a lover of nature, so hopefully she can focus on enriching the world around her instead of destroying it...or herself. As for their daughter, Fleur, she's both a social butterfly and a geek, who longs to take flight into the great unknown, although, she does have a way with words too, just like her dear old dad. So maybe she'll become a famous sci-fi or fantasy writer instead!
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert
    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Augustus
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 102,197
    TOTAL COST: 104,697
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/EUTJJ
    ENTRY DETAILS: Mid Century modern build comprising 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, decorated in neutral tones with pops of bright colours using natural materials of light wood and stone and lots of flowers throughout. Large back garden with bbq/patio, flower and vegetable gardens, swimming pools, kids activities and pergola providing shade to a playgroup area
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    FORUM ID: StSciurus
    ORIGIN ID: StSciurus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Midcentury Merveille
    LOT COST: §2,500
    BUILD COST: §98,603
    TOTAL COST: §101,103
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://issuu.com/scoiattolo/docs/bns51
    ENTRY DETAILS: Mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, separate playhouse for child, office/study and vegetable garden for father, flower garden for mother. Also includes pool, carport, chess table, fireplace and bird feeder.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: 828 Sandy Run
    LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/3B1031D76D5D11E68F22B8037B7966C5?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: §2,500
    BUILD COST: §102,220
    TOTAL COST: §104,720
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/Glenn_Crozier/media/828 Sandy Run/001_zps17k0q5rl.png.html?sort=9&o=0
    ENTRY DETAILS: 828 Sandy Run was built in the tradition of mid century moderns. It looks like it came straight out of the 50's. Using natural materials mixed with chrome and metal. The furniture has clean, simple lines (well, except the leather couch). Clotilde's flower garden is at the front of the lot, so the entire neighborhood can enjoy her green thumb. Thierry's small vegetable garden is right outside of his office, so he can look out on it while he is writing.
    SIM: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    ORIGIN ID: bouquetcatcher
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/D9F9C1056EC011E68AD05E099554D7E7?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Bouquetcatcher&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: §2,500
    BUILD COST: §102,468
    TOTAL COST: §104,468
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bouquetcatcher/albums/72157669983866224/with/28716765344/
    Please note: Flickr puts descriptions beneath the picture in slideshow mode, under my username. Or in the main link, rolling over the pics shows the title.
    ENTRY DETAILS: With 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, study, gym and open concept living, this lovely home is perfect for a growing family. Built in the style of midcentury modern architecture with natural woods and stone, there are bright colors and plenty of fresh flowers for Clotilde spread throughout. Fleur's rooms is bright lime green and very "spacey" - and absolutely NO pink or purple . Thierry's study is warm and inviting, with his coveted leather couch perfect for dreaming up new novels. The backyard is a lovely space for entertainment or fun family evenings. With flower and vegetable gardens for Thierry and Clotilde and a space-age playground for Fleur and her friends, this gorgeously landscaped yard is made for enjoyment.
    Bonus: Sim (family) Entry!
    SIM: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/3A7B6C216EBE11E685405E099554D7E7?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Bouquetcatcher&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bouquetcatcher/albums/72157669996594043
    Please note: Flickr puts descriptions beneath the picture in slideshow mode, under my username. Or in the main link, rolling over the pics shows the title.
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Leclercq family - Thierry, Clotilde and Fleur. Dashing, distinguished Thierry is a best-selling science author with a love of home and gardening; sophisticated Clotilde is a successful surgeon at Newcrest General with a passion for flowers; bright and happy Fleur is quite the social butterfly - but she does NOT like pink!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none        
       


    Results

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    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Rostri-Jodu
    Sim Challenge: @Rostri-Jodu
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @bouquetcatcher
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #52 - Uptown Elegance

    Uptown Elegance
    You step into Echelon Bistro, the cool air welcoming you in from the humid evening outside. The Maître 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 checked 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 thermidore 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 wait staff appears out of nowhere with an additional chair and place setting for him to join you and Jonah. He motions to one of the wait staff 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 en-suite 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 wants to be a best selling author, is a bookworm, outgoing, and a perfectionist. Oliver wants to be a master chef, is a foodie, outgoing, and romantic. Sophia is an outgoing genius who aspires to be a whiz kid. Nell is outgoing, active, and cheerful. She aspires to be a renaissance sim. Show them living in the space you created.



    Official Entry List

    Starting Out
    FORUM ID: fabtiffsim
    ORIGIN ID: fabtiffsim
    LEVEL: I'll go with starting out. If the judges decide I should be something different thats a-ok with me.
    LOT: The Maison D'ecrou House
    Built on Oak Alcove in Newcrest
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST:$106.242
    TOTAL COST: $107,700 but in the gallery I think it shows up as $120,426 but I didn't notice that until it was done so I wanted to double check which total is the one that I go by??
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://fabtiffsim.wordpress.com/2016/09/11/build-n-share-52/
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted it to look like actual townhouses, so there's basically two little homes attached to each other. One side is very elegant and fancy while the other side looks like a young/hip person moved into a really old place and spruced it up with their limited income!
    SIM: Because I used CC I couldn't find my family in the gallery. Sorry!
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://fabtiffsim.wordpress.com/2016/09/11/bns52-the-hewes-kesslers/
    ENTRY DETAILS: I built the happy little family with as little CC as I could! It's hard to contain myself! But I definitely used CC for skin and hair and eyes, but tried to stay away for the clothes to make the list easier to manage. I wasn't entirely sure if there was no CC allowed because the judges need to download everything like some of the other build comps, but I didn't see the rule (apologies if it's there somewhere and I'm a big dirty cheater by accident!)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:
    BUILD: None.
    SIMS:
    Jonah: https://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-hair-hairstyles-male/title/nicholas-hairstyle--sims-4/id/1274108/
    http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-skintones/title/pnf-|-quantum-skin/id/1336490/
    http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-skintones/title/s-club-wmll-thesims4-bassis-skintones2.0/id/1268973/
    https://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Pralinesims/downloads/browse/category/sims4/skipsetitems/1/
    http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-eyecolors/title/reflective-eye-set/id/1298965/
    Oliver: https://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-hair-facial/title/s-club-wm-thesims4-beard-04/id/1327071/
    http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Anto/downloads/browse/category/sims4/skipsetitems/1/
    Sophia: http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-skintones/title/s-club-wmll-ts4-cs1.0-/id/1319989/
    https://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/browse/category/sims4-clothing-female-child/
    Nell: http://sims4updates.com/missfortunes-mfs-ripped-jeans/
    http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-skintones/title/s-club-wmll-ts4-cs1.0-/id/1319989/
    http://kijiko-catfood.com/3d-lashes-version2/
    https://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4/id/1304506/
    http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-eyecolors/title/reflective-eye-set/id/1298965/
    http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-shoes-female-teenadultelder/title/madlen-pegamon-shoes/id/1304603/


    Established
    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT: Upton Elegance Building
    LOT COST: 9,934
    BUILD COST: 104,433
    TOTAL COST: 114,367
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: tinyurl.com/z8x6l7f
    ENTRY DETAILS: So it's a 3 bedroom house (duh). It has 4 bathrooms, though because the one on the main level is for guests. My theme was kinda Black and White. Sophia's room is pink, and Nell's section is 2 floors, and blue themed.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please give me Constructive Criticism! I'm all about feedback!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: N/A

    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Uptown Brownstone
    LINK TO GALLERY: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/591929AD763C11E6821CF7029172F49B?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:1,500
    BUILD COST: 118,092
    TOTAL COST: 119,592
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s373.photobucket.com/user/cillaben/slideshow/Uptown Elegance
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose a typical New York Brownstone where the main residence is the first and second floor and the basement is for Nell. The main colour scheme for the main residence is white and neutral colours except for Sophia's room, which is mainly pink. There is a little garden at the back with potted plants, BBQ, seating area and an easel for painting. Nell's apartment is mainly green with splashes of bright colours.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please, thank you.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: oXseashellXo
    ORIGIN ID: oXseashellXo
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Vintage Brownstone
    Link: https://www.thesims.com/gallery/26D26801774C11E68259DAF5836096B7?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=oxseashellxo&max=50&maxis=false
    BUILD COST: 119,970
    TOTAL COST: I think I went over here cause I didn't realize that the Gallery cost wasn't the total included in the budget and Photobucket wouldn't let me organize my photos, so I had to number them all which took forever & I'm not going back and doing that again. Neither am I ever using Photobucket again.
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e267/seashell034/TS4/Builds/Build n Share 52/09-10-16_4-46-25nbspAM.png
    ENTRY DETAILS: Four story brownstone with garden apartment and several private patio's. Main level has formal Kitchen, Living and Dining rooms. Upper level has master suite and access to a patio. Top floor is a girl's room with ensuite. The garden apartment has an open floor plan, 1 bedroom and a small study.
    SIM: https://www.thesims.com/gallery/77BFF0D4779711E68C77397160F534E5?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=oxseashellxo&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e267/seashell034/TS4/Stories/Build n Share 52 Optional Challenge/09-10-16_5-16-33nbspPM.png
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Hewes-Kessler family is enjoying their new home.
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/3B73832A7A5F11E68279F7029172F49B?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=weekly&searchquery=sophia place&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 118480
    TOTAL COST: 119980
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/Folalas/slideshow/sims4buildnshare52
    ENTRY DETAILS: I based it on a tradional Georgian townhouse. The apartment is in the basement. The kitchen, dining room and WC are on the ground floor. The formal living room, WC, home office/library and a playroom are on the next level. The bedrooms and ensuites are on the top floor.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    FORUM ID: Rostri-Jodu
    ORIGIN ID: rostrijodu
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Triassic-Jurassic Jewel
    LOT COST: §2,500
    BUILD COST: §118,500
    TOTAL COST: §120,00
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Link
    ENTRY DETAILS: A two-story brownstone with two bedrooms, two and a half baths, as well as a basement apartment. It also features a drool-inducing gourmet kitchen, formal dining room and living room - perfect for hosting large parties - with a lovely terrace and private balcony!
    SIM: Hewes-Kessler's with Nell Pasternak
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Link
    ENTRY DETAILS: Jonah and Oliver Hewes-Kessler are ready to expand their family of two to three with the arrival of Sophia, but they may just need the help of yet another new addition in the form of Nell Pasternak!
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    Expert

    FORUM ID: lisa17ann
    ORIGIN ID: lisa17ann
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: The Townhouse
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST:118,350
    TOTAL COST: 119,850
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: A traditional styled townhouse with some modern upgrades and a basement apartment. It has 2 bedrooms in the main house and one in the basement apartment. It has 2.5 bathrooms in the main house and 1 in the basement apartment. There’s also a small back garden. The basement apartment has faux natural light windows to give it less of a cave feeling (haha). **I did have to remove one of the chimney stacks because when I replaced my build for testing the price went up for some crazy reason. So just pretend it's not there please! **
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC used

    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: 909 Chestnut Street
    LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/FFF0E62F76BB11E6882D397160F534E5?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 118,414
    TOTAL COST: 119,914
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/Glenn_Crozier/media/909 Chestnut Street/001_zpswvnmwkhm.png.html?sort=9&o=0
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose to go with a traditional brownstone. Nell's 1 bedroom aparment is on the ground floor and has a private front and rear entrance. The main residence is on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor. The 2nd floor has the formal living room, family room and powder room. The 3rd floor has a gourmet kitchen and formal dining. The 4th floor has the nursery/bedroom, master bedroom and 2 bathrooms.
    SIM: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Kensington Gardens
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 92,552
    TOTAL COST: 94,552
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/kfZx1
    ENTRY DETAILS: End of terrace townhouse with studio apartment on the ground floor and two storey accommodation on the upper floors. Rear patio garden with sandpit and toys for Sophia, bbq dining and bin storage areas. Colourful, modern and vibrant apartment for Nell and an understated elegance design for Oliver and Jonah's accommodation.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @fabtiffsim
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @popettypop2012
    2nd Place: @folala
    Sim Challenge: @Rostri-Jodu
    Room Challenge:

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @lisa17ann & @masajo
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #53 - The Hawthorne Project

    The Hawthorne Project
    “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 Project 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 project will have the same amount of Simoleons for you to build their home, single Sims 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. Of course, my son’s family can never know that they are descended from me, my son was adopted, I could never have kept him myself, I have kept up with his family though, I believe you know my grandson, Kieran.”

    Your mouth opens agape. “Kieran Johnson?” You ask, not daring to believe that this could be true.

    “Yes, that’s right, I am so happy that he has settled down with that lovely girl Kaye, and that their family is going from strength to strength.”

    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 Project administration will be in touch shortly with details of your first Hawthorne Project 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 bombshell 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 Project.

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

    Hi, my name is Randy Davies. My wife Jacqueline and I applied to the Hawthorne Project 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 fully stocked bookcase (you will need to provide the entry level skill books for each skill that doesn’t have a skill item in the home, this means you will have to play the house to have the Sim’s buy them using their phones.)
    The budget must not exceed $45,000.

    Sim Challenge:

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

    There is no room challenge this time around.



    Official Entry List

    Starting Out
    FORUM ID: elly001
    ORIGIN ID: elly001
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: New Beginnings https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/1AB645D885B211E6851807521961E24C?searchtype=ea_origin_id&category=all&time=all&searchquery=elly001&sortby=downloads&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $42,943
    TOTAL COST: $44,943
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/_elly001/slideshow/BnS53?sort=3
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is my first ever time entering a building contest (or any type of contest!) so I hope I'm doing this right! New Beginnings is a new build style family home, 3br&2ba, with two levels; my aim for it was to create a warm and nicely decorated environment where the Davies family could spend time together but where there was also space for them to just focus quietly on skill-building as well. Hopefully I somewhat succeeded! Please note that in the two 'top down' pictures on the slideshow, there is an awning over the vegetable garden which I had to take out right at the last minute due to the cost going over. It is not included in the gallery upload. In terms of the skill books, I have all EPs/game packs and I *think* I purchased all the necessary books.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Established
    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Hawthourne Project
    LOT COST: 1,000
    BUILD COST: 44,618
    TOTAL COST: 45, 618
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: tinyurl.com/zjhyezk
    ENTRY DETAILS: Smallish house. Perfect for a 4 person family with, if we're being stereotypical, one boy and one girl. The upstairs has a larch porch for your sims to paint, or look out at the town.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: N/A

    FORUM ID: kerplukee
    ORIGIN ID: valednr
    LEVEL: established
    LOT: Oak Alcove
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 29,005
    TOTAL COST: 30,505
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/cP5qn
    ENTRY DETAILS: The house gives a "new york style" feel with exterior bricks and elevated floors. Inside I prefered to keep a calm and light air by using white/blue colors, contrasted by the dark counters. The first floor has 3 bedrooms, two for kids and one for parents, and a spacious bathroom. The family can enjoy their time in this charming house by playing chess, or improving their skill in painting or guitar playing. The exterior provides a nice garden too where the family can spend sunny days!
    PS: I have Dine Out and perfect patio. I have bought a total of 19 skills books
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Corgi Paintings


    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT:Rustic Residence
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/B0BAB511813511E68B76AA6C36403918?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:2,000
    BUILD COST:40,587
    TOTAL COST: 42,587
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:http://s373.photobucket.com/user/cillaben/slideshow/Hawthorne Project
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
    I chose a cottage style build for Randy Davies, who is a painter. The peaceful surroundings would inspire him and make him more relaxed. There is a nice veggie garden at the back for Jacqueline and there is also a fishing pond for extra activities. The musical instrument i chose is a guitar because it might interest Hamish more, being a teenage boy. There is also a dart board for him to play with in his room.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please. Thank you.


    FORUM ID: AmyCarolyn
    ORIGIN ID: AmarellaSims
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Davies Modern Den
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 43,460
    TOTAL COST: 44,960
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/fQVuu
    ENTRY DETAILS: This was very challenging for me. 45k isn't much for 3 sims but I made due and created a modern house that I feel the Davies would really enjoy. I wanted the house to be inexpensive but have a lot of potential to be a breathtaking house once the Davies make more money and can upgrade things. Each child has their own room tailored to them, and the house has plenty of separate spaces and patios for sims to hang out and practice their skills. I feel that this house can live up to all of the sims needs!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM: Yes
    CUSTOM CONTENT: None


    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/7A8385BF84FF11E68A70FEAF42B5B3F4?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=fresh start&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 42, 591
    TOTAL COST: 44,413 (this is the amount it says when placed although the lot & build cost don't add up, no idea why!)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/Folalas/slideshow/sims4buildnshare53
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made a modern two storey, 2 bath, 3 bed home with open plan living areas using the house plans from here:https://www.houseplans.com/plan/2298-square-feet-3-bedroom-2-bathroom-0-garage-modern-39079 as I really liked the layout. It has lots of outdoor space upstairs and a small outdoor play area for Piper on the ground floor. I tried to fit in as many skill objects as I could in the space but unfortunately no room for monkey bars this time.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    FORUM ID: Ash89
    ORIGIN ID: Ash1689
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Two Story Charmer
    LOT COST: $1500
    BUILD COST: $43, 496
    TOTAL COST: $44,996
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: More pics here
    ENTRY DETAILS: This two story charmer is perfect for families. Beautifully decorated with 3 beds and 1 bath. A great spacious backyard for great gatherings and plenty of fun. Comes with a full stock bookshelf, so when you buy this house get ready to learn!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: No please


    Expert
    FORUM ID: StSciurus
    ORIGIN ID: StSciurus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Davies Digs[/rul]
    LOT COST: §1,500
    BUILD COST: §43,475
    TOTAL COST: §44,975
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    client file
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    For the house, I was inspired by a house and house plan I found online—a traditional style but with an interesting angled living room. I used a warm palette for the interior colors to make it seem homey—with the exception of the bedrooms, which were designed for their occupants. I created a small backyard pool as "the piece of fitness equipment" and provided a guitar for Hamish. I did try to stock the bookshelf with skill books for skills that couldn't be pursued by objects already in the home.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM: Yes, please.
    CUSTOM CONTENT: None

    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: 926 Hawthorne Hill
    LOT LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/3449806E845311E68BE48DB56B977992?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 43,489
    TOTAL COST: 44,989
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/Glenn_Crozier/media/926 Hawthorne Hill/001_zpsfixmz3en.png.html?sort=9&o=0
    ENTRY DETAILS: 926 Hawthorne Hill is a small efficiency home with the living room, kitchen and dining area sharing the same room.
    SIM: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @elly001
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @popettypop2012
    2nd Place: @folala
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @gmcrozier
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #54 - An Autumn Wedding

    An Autumn Wedding
    Autumn, such a colourful time of year you think to yourself as you sip your Pumpkin Spice Latte that Rose very kindly picked up on her way into work. You wonder if the fact that she is now sporting a rather large hunk of diamond on her left hand had something to do with her wonderful mood.

    You remember her nonchalantly handing you the paper cup, when something sparkly caught your eye. You held onto her hand and turned it over with your mouth slightly agape.

    “Oh my word Rose, that’s huge!” Were the first words out of your mouth. Realising that this was probably not the most appropriate way of congratulating your assistant and long time friend, you hurriedly place the cup down on your desk and envelop her in a huge bear hug.

    “Congratulations!” You exclaimed.

    “When did this happen?”

    “Last night, he took me out on his yacht, there were rose petals and candles and it really was the most magical evening.”

    She looked down at her ring and shyly back at you, “It is rather large, isn’t it?” She grinned

    “Well, when’s the big day?” You asked.

    “We’re not totally sure yet, Doug has a dig over Christmas but it would be lovely if I could go with him as Mrs Curtis. The only trouble is, we are having trouble sourcing a venue at this short notice.”

    You noticed a small glint in her eye and smiled.

    “Yes Rose, I will design and build you two the most perfect wedding venue ever to grace the face of the earth.”

    “Oh, well, I really wasn’t hinting.” She said. “Oh, who am I trying to fool, of course I was, and thank you so much! Doug will be ecstatic, he’s happy to leave the details up to me, and I in turn am happy to leave them up to you. You know us both so well, and I know what you can create from a blank canvas.”

    “Leave it with me, are you 100% sure about this? two weeks isn’t a lot of time to get everything else sorted.”

    “Yes, we’re certain we can manage it, it’s amazing what doors Doug’s name opens.”

    She bounced off into the foyer and you got to work sketching out some designs.

    As you sip your drink, you hear Rose excitedly letting Doug know that all is proceeding to plan when you get a ping from your laptop notifying you of an email.

    “Thank you so much for taking the job on, we have every faith in you. Just so you know, money, is of course, no object, but I’m not sure that Rose really wants a huge wedding, she keeps saying that anything will be fine with her, but I think something small and understated would suit her better, don’t you?”

    Yes, you think to yourself, Douglas Curtis III, knows our Rose well, and more than that he’s putting her wants first. You smile to yourself and think that he really must love her. You go back to sketching with a smile on your face.


    Brief
    Chose any lot, unlimited budget, go wild!


    Sim Challenge:
    Show Douglas and Rose tying the knot at their purpose built venue and the following celebrations. You can find out more about Douglas here.


    Room Challenge:
    There is no room challenge for BnS54


    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established
    FORUM ID: kerplukee
    ORIGIN ID: valednr
    LEVEL: established
    LOT: Midtown meadows
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 72121
    TOTAL COST: 75121
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: here
    ENTRY DETAILS: I used two main colors white and red because white is the color of wedding, and red because her name "Rose" and her trait romantic. The wedding altar is located at the center surrounded by the chairs where the few selected guests will take place; while building it I thought about a new ceremony/rituals: after joining at the center and make their vows, the couple has to walk to the left in order to drink from the Fountain of Love (symbol of their everlasting love) and then has to walk to the right where they'll light up the Candle of Promises (symbol that their promise will last forever). After the celebration all the guests are invited to take a seat at the table together with the couple: at the center in front of the fountain, the newly weds will cut the cake. Meanwhile the guests can enjoy themselves by the piano or sipping some delicious drinks at the bar.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes


    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Castle Wedding
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 130,070
    TOTAL COST: 1330,070
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/CjOMy
    ENTRY DETAILS: Beautiful castle for big weddings. Lots of seating for guests and for the family. A large bar and entertainment center. A large dance floor for showing off those moves! Couches for you guests to be comfortable. A very nice kitchen for all of your catering needs.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please! I love Constructive Criticism!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    FORUM ID: Ash89
    ORIGIN ID: Ash1689
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Historic Gardens
    LOT COST: 2150
    BUILD COST: 344,156
    TOTAL COST: 346, 306
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: More Pic Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: Beautiful historic gardens has been nicely kept for years. Stunning grounds front and back. A gorgeous 2 story home with 5 beds and 2 baths.


    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/00B71A8E8C8311E68FD5CED46F8BFBEB?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=glenveagh castle&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 12,000
    BUILD COST: 549, 240
    TOTAL COST: 564,423
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/gp/folala/ahkT14
    ENTRY DETAILS: I based this on a real castle in Co Donegal, Ireland because I think it would be a lovely place to have a wedding. It's a Scottish baronial style mansion. The real gardens are HUGE so I've just made up my own version of the gardens as well as the interior. I put three wedding arches so the ceremony can either be inside the castle in a dedicated room, in the formal walled garden or in the middle of the forest. There are loads of guest bedrooms and a honeymoon suite too.
    I had to abandon photobucket as its become impossible to label & organize pictures. I haven't used flickr before so please let me know if there are any problems accessing it, thanks.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    FORUM ID: Wildling
    ORIGIN ID: gcouti
    LEVEL: Established? (This is my first challenge, but there are no other Starting Out contestants, so...)
    LOT: Rose's Wedding
    LOT COST: 5.500
    BUILD COST: 79.278
    TOTAL COST: 84.778
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/blindspell/slideshow/tsf/Roses venue?sort=3
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Rose wanted a fairy-tale wedding, while Douglas didn't really care, as long as she was happy. Eventually, he let it slip that he wanted something outdoors. I went for a style a little different from what I want one day for myself, I little tacky, I dare say =P
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please!


    Expert
    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Expert?
    LOT: Let's Get Married
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/2B680A6B8D1311E68262A46AF90B8639?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: I built this on the Umbrage Manor lot in Willow Creek after I bulldozed the house and I don't know how much the lot cost, sorry
    BUILD COST:194,621
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s373.photobucket.com/user/cillaben/slideshow/Lets Get Married
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose a lot of white flowers and greenery for the outside, where the wedding would be held. I love outdoor weddings, it is really romantic! There is a honeymoon suite, a living room with a huge TV, a very well equiped kitchen and a nice bathroom inside the building for the married couple to retire afterwards.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: YES, Please

    FORUM ID: oXseashellXo
    ORIGIN ID: oXseashellXo
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT: Barnyard Gardens: https://www.thesims.com/gallery/26D767F78D9511E689DFCED46F8BFBEB?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=wedding&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: Avarice Acres in Newcrest, so I think $2,500?
    BUILD COST: $242,669
    TOTAL COST: ~$245,169
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/9bYaP1
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted a Pinterest inspired garden venue with string lights and the ceremony in the barn, but the game doesn't have the items I would need to build that dream ... So, The ceremony is outdoors with picturesque gardens. The lot is a fully functioning park, and the playground is tucked around back. The reception has long rustic tables adorned with flowers in bright earth tones. The industrial kitchen can provide more than enough to serve the large party. Finally, the main barn functions as the dance hall.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes

    FORUM ID: StSciurus
    ORIGIN ID: StSciurus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Gothic Victorian Chapel[url]
    LOT COST: §3,000
    BUILD COST: §162,866
    TOTAL COST: §165,866
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: [/url]Portfolio
    ENTRY DETAILS: I thought Rose and Doug might like a country wedding and what better place than outside of Windenburg. I also thought a Gothic Victorian structure would be appropriate for the setting.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @kerplukee & @folala
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @StSciurus
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #55 - For Your Amusement

    For Your Amusement
    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. Such a contrast top how she looked when she stepped into the office this morning, her first day back after her honeymoon.

    “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 (grill, buffet table, etc.)
    **Create a space for Jangles to perform magic tricks

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

    Room Challenge
    There is no room challenge this time around.


    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established
    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Funhouse of Frights!
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 38,938
    TOTAL COST: 40,938
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/nHV5t
    ENTRY DETAILS: A beautiful park with a nice funhouse and stage
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: N/A


    Expert
    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Jangles Funhouse and cafe
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/96267A2499B011E6858307521961E24C?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 20,000
    BUILD COST: 91,725
    TOTAL COST: 101,725
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Under construction, Photobucket won't let me put descriptions on my pictures. I've tried for two days..
    http://s373.photobucket.com/user/cillaben/slideshow/Jangles Funhouse
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose to make a cafe with a big stage for Jangles to perform and lots of park activities outside.

    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please, thank you.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: I'm going to jump out of my comfort zone and go for Expert this week
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/4F1412809AD911E68BBDFEAF42B5B3F4?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=enchanted forest park&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 212,271
    TOTAL COST: 215,271
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/gp/folala/Y1cG23
    ENTRY DETAILS: I started making this build with creepy fairytales, like Brothers Grimm, in mind and also an old tv advert for Metz Schnapps. (not sure if anyone remembers it 'beware the Judderman') I think it maybe ended up a bit more cutsey than creepy though!
    I set it as a park. The cottage has the amenities in it. The castle is the funhouse with games and mazes and the Magic show is on the top floor of the castle. The playground and jungle gym are in the valley below the castle and there is also a gingerbread house which I put a tiny nite club in for no particular reason.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @SyddyB206
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @folala
    Sim Challenge: /A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #56 - New Beginnings

    Challenge Title
    Rose is in the foyer conducting the first part of the interviews for her replacement, when 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 part of the interview group?” You ask.

    “Yes, Rose has let us have a quick personal break for drinks and the such like.”

    You study her face, she looks eager, but a little nervous.

    “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 tranquility.

    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, 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.

    “This is Fern Arìaith, from the interview group…”

    “What are you doing in the office?”

    “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 a potential employee 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 $20,000 including the lot
    Lot has to be within Willow Creek
    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 aspiration are up to you!

    Room Challenge
    Show us Fern's bedroom, you have just $3,500 for this room.


    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established

    FORUM ID: 17lani71
    ORIGIN ID: 17lani71
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT: Honeycomb Cottage 2 (by 17lani71)
    LOT COST: 1,500 simoleons
    BUILD COST: 17,625 simoleons
    TOTAL COST: 19, 125 simoleons
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.onelittlesimmer.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/honeycomb-cottage-and-residents/
    ENTRY DETAILS: This charming 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage is a delight. With a spacious living/kitchen/hall, and outdoor dining area, this pleases even the fussiest of sims.
    SIM: Fern Ariath (by 17lani71)
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://onelittlesimmer.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/honeycomb-cottage-and-residents/
    ENTRY DETAILS: Fern Ariath enjoys wearing comfortable, simple clothing, often inspired by nature.
    ROOM: Natural Rustic Bedroom (by 17lani71)
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://onelittlesimmer.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/honeycomb-cottage-and-residents/
    ENTRY DETAILS: This cosy bedroom has plenty of fresh air and light, gained from the many windows. Potted plants create a more relaxed atmosphere.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: I would like to receive constructive criticism, thanks.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Fern's hair - www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims3-hair-hairstyles-female/title/sandy-hairstyle--te/id/1355908/


    FORUM ID:PortRoyal56
    ORIGIN ID: PortRoyal56
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Mid Century Starter
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 17,166
    TOTAL COST: 19,666
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/p0tyU
    ENTRY DETAILS: An open concept mid century modern home with lots of windows to let the light in. This home features all the necessities in a starter home, without sacrificing comfort or style.
    Constructive Criticism Welcome!!!!


    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    GALLERY NAME: The Brick Starter
    Gallery LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/8ECBC997A20111E6841EE3E25C38B524?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 17,970
    TOTAL COST: 19,970
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s373.photobucket.com/user/cillaben/slideshow/The Brick Starter
    ENTRY DETAILS: The house is made from brick and with lots of large windows to make it feel more light and airy. The living and kitchen area are open plan and there is a little nook for computer and reading. The front balcony area has a bench for Fern, who loves the outdoor, to read a book and listen to music.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    FORUM ID: Nellythekidd
    ORIGIN ID: nellythekidd
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Elven Starter
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 17,970
    TOTAL COST: 19,970
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Postimage.org Gallery
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made a sort of a combination of loft and cottage, in attempt to make the build have airy feel. The upstair bedroom is loft style. I tried to use natural materials through out the house. In the front yard there is small garden patch for Fern to grow plants, and easel to paint pictures in the garden. It is located in Willow Creek world, the 20x15 lot of the top right neighborhood.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes I would like to receive constructive criticism!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Easy Breezy Home
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 16,072
    TOTAL COST: 18,072
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/rCJ7a
    ENTRY DETAILS: Sweet home with great landscaping. The inside is a studio house with a small bathroom.
    SIM: I couldn't find the link, but her name is Elfie on the Gallery
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/HurWt
    ENTRY DETAILS: Adorable Elf-like girl with green and red clothing.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Bernies Simblr BH Wild and Free
    harleyqiuneyes Port Wine Stain
    MYOBI winterbite
    Leeleesims1 Under Wraps
    Nolan Sims Trill Jeans
    Kijiko Eyelashes
    Herramientas Vintage Lover Dress
    Aveira Medlen Novara Sandals Recolor
    Kanzar Venix Eyeshadow
    Elliesimple Open Shoulder Top
    Trillyke Black Skinnies
    SD Retro Bikini
    NotEgain Elf Ears


    FORUM ID: Don_Oello
    ORIGIN ID: Don_Oello
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Overwatch
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 18489
    TOTAL COST: 19989
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/G7VK4
    ENTRY DETAILS: Overwatch is a modern starter with light colors and a carport, from the balcony you have a great view of Willow Creek (or anywhere else you want to place it )

    SIM: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    Expert
    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/5F48094CA1DC11E688BCA68B05B62D2F?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=outside in starter&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 18,444
    TOTAL COST: 19,994
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://flic.kr/s/aHskGtzhKc
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made an open plan house with natural wooden walls so the house feels really light and airy. The bathroom (downstairs) and bedroom (upstairs) are enclosed. The décor is quite minimal but this is not by choice -a lot of the budget went on the wooden walls (basement walls included)!

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:

    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Cozy Starter
    LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/753968C5A44611E689FA1A48E9EF6133?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 17,998
    TOTAL COST: 19,998
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/Glenn_Crozier/media/cozy cottage 2/11-06-16_10-04-46nbspAM_zpsob529ups.png.html?sort=9&o=0
    ENTRY DETAILS: Small cozy home with just the essentials, for the Sim that is just starting out.
    SIM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Two Hoots
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 17,996
    TOTAL COST: 19,996
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/aUeuW
    ENTRY DETAILS: Two Hoots, named for it's twin gables, is a cottage style contemporary home using natural materials, comprising double bedroom, bathroom and open plan kitchen/diner and living room to give a spacious and airy feel. Front garden and driveway and rear patio garden for dining and relaxing, with bin storage area.
    SIM: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Liwanag
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 18,495
    TOTAL COST: 19,995
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: LINK
    ENTRY DETAILS: Liwanag or "brightness" in Tagalog is a Filipino-inspired modern starter that uses natural building materials such as stone and wood. This starter comes with one bedroom and one bathroom, a kitchenette, and a living area with large windows, perfect for taking in the sun. The overhead roofs naturally reduce the amount of sunlight that comes in to keep the inside bright, airy, and cool. Built-in planters surround the home, creating an atmosphere of sensibility towards nature. The slanted stone walls in front of the home create a sense of privacy while one side and the rear have large windows that are perfect for letting in sunlight.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @portroyal56
    2nd Place: @popettypop2012
    Sim Challenge: @SyddyB206
    Room Challenge: @17lani71

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @masajo
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #57 - Hipster Loft Apartment

    Hipster Loft Apartment
    The doorbell to your studio rings, and as you race to the front door you think, “I sure miss Rose!” So far you have found no one to replace her and all the temps you have hired have been inadequate, including the one who didn’t show up today! At least you remembered that a young couple had scheduled an appointment for this morning.

    You greet a lovely young woman with coffee colored skin and short black hair who introduces herself as Jenna Jaspar. With her is a pale young man with wild and long red hair, a hipster beard and glasses. He is Derek Darby, Jenna’s boyfriend. Both young people are heavily tattooed, are wearing earrings, skinny jeans and t-shirts.

    You offer them something to drink, and they both ask for chai tea. If Rose were here, you would have chai tea to give them, but all you can find in the studio kitchenette is some herbal mint tea. They accept the tea—grudgingly, it seems to you.

    “So what may I do for you both today?” you ask.

    Jenna starts, “I don’t really think we need you at all—no offense—but Daddy insisted I see you about designing our apartment in San Myshuno.”

    “And who is your father?” you continue politely, ignoring the “no offense” remark.

    “Um, Jefferson Jaspar. We’re from Oasis Springs, you know,” she replies.

    And you do know! Jefferson Jaspar is a prominent businessman in Oasis Springs, and his wife, Joanna is currently the mayor!

    “Jenna is a trust fund baby,” Derek inserts with a bit of sarcasm (and resentment?).

    “Can it, boyfriend!” Jenna shoots back. They have obviously had this discussion before.

    Trying to get things back on track, you say, “Where in San Myshuno is your new apartment?”

    “We scored a really dope apartment in the Spice Market district. Daddy thinks it’s a dump, though,” Jenna says.

    “It just needs a little TLC is all,” Derek interrupts. “I coulda fixed it up myself.”

    “But Daddy talked to landlord,” Jenna shoots ‘a look’ at Derek. “The place has been gutted now, and he—I mean ‘we’—want you to design a two-bedroom, one bathroom apartment for us. The second bedroom is Mom’s idea.”

    “Yeah,” Derek interrupts again, “I think she’s planning to visit us—like, often!”

    “She is not, Derek! She also insists that it has a decent kitchen, but it can be small. If it were up to us, we wouldn’t need a kitchen. We eat most of our meals out, or do take out.”

    “And don’t forget about the computer, Jenna,” Dereks interrupts for the third time.
    “Oh yeah,” Jenna says. “Derek needs a workspace with a computer.”

    “I scored a great job with SimsArt!” Derek can hardly contain himself. “We’re working on a spinoff to the VoidCritters franchise called Ninja Squirrel Blowout!”

    “And I need an easel,” Jenna continued. “I have a job at the Arts Center.”

    “Okay!” you say. “What sort of style do you like?”

    “I think an industrial vibe is dope!” Derek says. “And I’m kind of a boho chic princess,” Jenna says looking at Derek. And the two burst out laughing.

    Requirements: You do not have to own City Living to enter this challenge! You can download the apartment shell here:
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/E9EAC65BA68911E68825E3E25C38B524?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=StSciurus&max=50&maxis=false

    2 bedrooms
    1 bathroom
    small kitchen area
    computer work area for Derek
    easel for Jenna
    usual dining and living areas
    interior style: industrial with a boho chic vibe

    What you cannot change:
    exterior walls and windows
    exterior wall textures (including the balcony)
    balcony railing
    front door (brown)

    What you can change:
    add interior walls and doors
    interior wall textures
    door to balcony
    add light fixtures, including balcony

    Budget:

    total of §45,681: §6,681 for the lot and apartment shell, §39,000 for the apartment interior renovation
    the build can either be uploaded as a lot to the gallery, or as a room following this tutorial: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/902379/tutorial-how-to-share-apartments-in-the-gallery-for-the-upcoming-city-life [The apartment has the same footprint as 19 Culpepper House in the Spice Market district of San Myshuno.]

    Sim Challenge:

    Create Jenna and Derek and show them enjoying their new apartment. Jenna’s aspiration is Painter Extraordinaire. Derek’s aspiration is Computer Whiz. Everything else is up to you!

    Room Challenge:
    No room challenge this time.



    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established
    FORUM ID: SOraya4sims
    ORIGIN ID: Bladian1
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Industrial Chic
    LOT COST: 6,681
    BUILD COST: +/- 37.500
    TOTAL COST: 45.505
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/1RNGi
    ENTRY DETAILS: A nice Industrial chic appartment. i think Jenna and Derek will like it a lot.. its really a fusion of the 2 styles. i would not mind to live here. The computer/painting area is an area appart but it is still part of the living area's.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes


    FORUM ID: Breezyblue022
    ORIGIN ID: Breezyblue022
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Hipster apartment
    LOT COST: §6,681
    BUILD COST: §38,976
    TOTAL COST: §45,657
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/CHJnA
    ENTRY DETAILS: A colorful industrial apartment decked out with boho chic décor.
    SIM: Hipster couple
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/foHL0
    ENTRY DETAILS: Derek is an ambitious computer geek who loves to try out different cuisines at every restaurant he can. Jenna is an outgoing art-lover who could spend days looking at every art piece in any museum that she visits.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please


    FORUM ID: emere
    ORIGIN ID: osiazul
    LEVEL: established
    LOT: 19 Culpepper Apartment https://www.thesims.com/gallery/6A4EEE71AC7C11E68FF6A68B05B62D2F
    LOT COST: 784
    BUILD COST: 38,596
    TOTAL COST: 39,380
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/osiazul/slideshow/apartment
    ENTRY DETAILS: I want to keep the industrial look but with the warm touch of the boho style. So the ambiance is urban but with a vibrant feeling to keep the vitality and energy needed in a city. The apartment is small but it offers privacy to the residents in each room.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none.


    FORUM ID: Don_Oello
    ORIGIN ID: Don_Oello
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Pepper Industries
    LOT COST: 6681
    BUILD COST: 38989
    TOTAL COST: 45670
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/kUnqG
    ENTRY DETAILS: Pepper Industries was once a warehouse in the spices district of San Myshuno, now it's converted to a 2 bed/1 bath apartment with a boho vibe. some bits needs tlc though like some bits of wall and the balcony
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A just realtor Archie Tect playtesting
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTY DETAILS: Lot is saved as a room for placement in San Myshuno

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no CC


    Expert
    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Indichic Life
    LOT COST: 6,681
    BUILD COST: 38,974
    TOTAL COST: 45,655
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/S2TvF
    ENTRY DETAILS: Industrial meets Boho Chic to reach a happy medium. Colourful, warm and cosy, yet chic and stylish, meeting the demands of both styles.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/EAAF7A47AB6811E682C0A68B05B62D2F?category=rooms&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=folala&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 784
    BUILD COST: 38, 214
    TOTAL COST: 38, 998
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://flic.kr/s/aHskoHEoCE
    ENTRY DETAILS: My flat has an Industrial look with a hint of boho chic, hopefully. I put the desk in the main bedroom to leave the living area more open and give Jenna plenty of room to fling paint around! The balcony has a seating area & small garden
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: 19 Culpepper House
    Gallery Link:
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/B5298026AAE411E68489A68B05B62D2F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 784
    BUILD COST: 37,447
    TOTAL COST: 36,663
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/Xv5N9
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose a mostly boho style with touches of industrial for the young couple.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Boho Industrial Flat
    LOT COST: 6,681
    BUILD COST: 39,000
    TOTAL COST: 45,681 (Exact amount!!!)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: I went with a bright industrial look with some boho touches here and there. This two-bedroom apartment comes with a bathroom, a small kitchen, a living area with an area for painting, a veranda, and a computer nook. I'm not very familiar with this style, but I'm glad it turned out well.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    Results

    Starting Out -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @emere
    2nd Place: @BreezyBlue022
    Sim Challenge: @BreezyBlue022
    Room Challenge: N/a

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @folala
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #58 - The Second Sister - Journye

    The Second Sister - Journye
    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 45,000 (to include build cost plus lot cost)
    2 or more bedrooms
    Nice master suite
    Get away room for Journye
    Work room for Rosie

    Sim Challenge:

    Show Journye’s reaction to her new home.



    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established
    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: House Of The Ages
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 42,718
    TOTAL COST: 44,718
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/l4Jdc
    ENTRY DETAILS: This house is very pink. The landscaping is great. There are 2 bedrooms. One bedroom is a master bedroom. The other is a beautiful guest bedroom. There are two bathrooms. One connected to the master bedroom, The other bathroom is just a normal bathroom. Niv=ce small backyard area with a basketball hoop. Nice kitchen.

    SIM: I use a lot of Custom Content, so the gallery website decides it doesn't want to find my cc stuff. If you go to the gallery in the game and search 'Journye Lark' you'll find her.
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/yRMwI
    ENTRY DETAILS: Journye's asperation is Party Animal. Her traits are Outgoing, Creative, and Self-Assured.
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Miss Paraply Anto Synasty Recolors
    Alf-Si Eyebrows 09
    Screaming Mustard Fiona Eyeshadow
    Autumn Matte Lip Collection By MAC
    toksik kaliah blouse
    simpliciarty Skinny Ripped Black Jeans
    Kenzar Agronos Eyeshadow
    bukovka female halter romper
    madlen barbana shoes
    kylie lip kit mattes
    kijiko eyelash extension
    SLL hoodie short sleeves
    trillyke black skinnies
    MsBlue Lauruna Skin
    Sim Blob Sentate Kitty Jumper
    Callie V Cute Animal Knickers
    Plain Boho Romper by Trillyke
    Madlen Dalmatia Shoes
    Kenzar Lorac Pro Palette

    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: I Dream of Pink
    GALLERY LINK:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/D0396E07B76F11E68F3D4D60CAC603EE?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:43,498
    BUILD COST:1,500
    TOTAL COST: 44,998
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/ORu3H
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose to make a two storey, cottage style house in Windenburg for Rosie and Journye to live in. The exterior is pink and white and the main colours of the first floors are pink and a little bit of purple. The second floor is a bit more neutral because it's where Journye's room is and also the guest room and extra bathroom.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes,, please. Thank you:)
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)


    Expert
    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Limoncello
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 42,998
    TOTAL COST: 44,998
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/ktg6e
    ENTRY DETAILS: Lemon fresh exteriors with fenced in rear garden and getaway area for Journye with seating and workout equipment. Front patio areas with bar, seating and dining. Pink inspired interiors with a work room for Rosie.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/963F842BBB3D11E686325C5AFD49DBA5?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=rosies retreat&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 42, 994
    TOTAL COST: 44, 994
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://flic.kr/s/aHskMXnMFm
    ENTRY DETAILS: I built a fairly traditional home but with an open living/kitchen/dining area. I thought that as they have their own rooms to get away to it would be nice to have an open everyday living area to spend time together. Rosies office and Journyes den are upstairs along with the guest bedroom and the living areas and master bedroom/ensuite are downstairs.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @popettypop2012
    Sim Challenge: @SyddyB206
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @masajo
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A


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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #59 - The Hawthorne Project - Phase 2

    The Hawthorne Project - Phase 2
    “I can’t believe it’s been three months since I met Ms Hawthorne” You think to yourself as you open the email from The Hawthorne Legacy on your laptop. You still had Rose sitting in the foyer being her ultra efficient self, now, the foyer looks a little like a bomb site, with papers and folio’s littering most of the surfaces.

    “I really miss Rose. But I must find a replacement soon, or this place is going to start losing clients.” You ruminate on this as you read the email.

    Hi, my name is Karl Hedges, I saw a flyer for the Hawthorne Project and had to email in for my sister, Julia. She is new to the area and is stuck in a small one room apartment in a shady area of town. It’s a shame she’s so much of a loner, she barely leaves her apartment. She deserves better than this, I would love to help her myself, but my husband was recently made redundant and we have three wonderful children to support. She moved here to be closer to us and I feel just awful that things haven’t turned out as planned. We were planning on building an annexe to our home for her to live in, so that I could return to work as a Personal Assistant. Julia is a nanny, she is so family oriented, we were going to provide room and board for her services. I have attached a link to her Simpinterest account so that you can see the sort of décor ideas she has.

    You click the link and you are taken to a page that shows a real love of shabby chic, lots of baby pinks and blues and creams. This girl has taste you think to yourself. As you continue to browse Julia’s Pins you notice that there are lots of Yoga poses and clothing, as well as healthy recipes. You continue to read the rest of Karl’s email.

    She doesn’t know that I am doing this for her, she is quite proud and would hate to think that she was being given ‘charity’, but I want her to be safe and have a home she can love. Everyone deserves at least that. She is so cheerful about her situation, insisting that something will turn up.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this email and I really hope to hear from you soon.

    Regards.

    Karl Hedges

    This is perfect, you think to yourself, you start up your design programme and start beavering away on ideas for your new project.

    Brief:

    A 1 or 2 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 book case.
    The budget must not exceed $30,000.

    Sim Challenge:
    Create Julia Hedges from the information provided in the brief.


    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established
    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Shabby Chic Cottage
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/browse?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    BUILD COST: 27,403
    LOT COST:1,500
    TOTAL COST:29,903
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/HREUK
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made a small cottage that is mainly light blue and cream in colour with a Shabby Chic style. There is a small veggie patch at the back of the house.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please, thank you

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: BoHo Chic Starter
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 25,895
    TOTAL COST: 27,395
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/hbOoE
    ENTRY DETAILS: You would love this house if you love small spaces! It has all the necessities including a vegetable garden and many fun activities!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert
    FORUM ID: FaithofKaela
    ORIGIN ID: FaithofKaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Shabby Chic Bungalow
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $27,596
    TOTAL COST: $29,596
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Shabby Chic Bungalow Media
    ENTRY DETAILS: I created a small bungalow for Julia to live in it is quite basic, but it should have everything she needs. A large reception room, a kitchen, a small dining nook, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Decorated in creams, pinks and blues, I tried to create her a sanctuary from the outside world. Everything the Hawthorne Project requested is present, from the bookcase, computer and handmade guitar in the main living area, to the vegetable garden down the side of the home, there is a punch bag and a Yoga mat for Julia to be able to work on her athletic and wellness skills. There is also an easel and a chess set on the front porch.
    SIM: Julia Hedges
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Julia can be seen enjoying her new space here: Shabby Chic Bungalow Media
    ENTRY DETAILS: Julia is a cheerful loner, who is incredibly family oriented. She longs to learn much about everything!
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Camilla
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $27,964
    TOTAL COST: $29,964
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: Inspired by a suburban home, Camellia is a 1BR 1BA house with everything that Julia needs, like a computer, a chess table, a treadmill, an easel, and a veggie garden.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/2F377BE4C18111E686B2A68B05B62D2F?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=hawthorne lodge&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 28,483
    TOTAL COST: 29,983
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://flic.kr/s/aHskMYHbfY
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made a small cottage, on the 'cottage am se' lot in Windenberg, as I thought a cottage would fit the shabby-chic décor well. As no cottage is complete without a garden there are plenty of harvestable plants to make healthy meals with. The back patio has a yoga mat so Julia can enjoy the views while exercising.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Cuckoo's Nest
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 27,354
    TOTAL COST: 29,354
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/CXmjs
    ENTRY DETAILS: Cottage style build with shabby chic interiors in shades of baby blue, pink and cream. Computer nook in the kitchen and chess included in the bedroom. Front porch with musical instrument and rear garden with vegetable plot, fitness equipment and easel.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: AIRIS6962
    ORIGIN ID: Airis6962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Little Sabby Chic
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/43D1B8BCC77411E68F287CA2D96DEA0A?searchtype=ea_origin_id&time=all&category=all&searchquery=Airis6962&sortby=newest&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1500
    BUILD COST: $28425
    TOTAL COST: $29,925
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNYkfEaX8yV25qXq1zHW9TzXRmT-kakJ9-E-UJv
    ENTRY DETAILS: Inspired by the style of the Shabby Chic houses and their inclinations towards a feminine aesthetic.The use of pastel colors and worn furniture and curtains. On the outside, the inspiration of the gardens of the old English country houses with profusion of plants and flowers.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @popettypop2012
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @masajo
    Sim Challenge: @FaithofKaela
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #60 - Winter Designer Showdown

    Winter Designer Showdown
    As you walk to work through the newly fallen snow, you wonder if your new office manager will already be there, or if you will have to turn the heating on yourself. You enter a ready warmed office, smelling of spiced tea and warming mince pies. You think yourself, "Yep, right choice." After weeks of searching, the right person for the job was literally deposited on your doorstep. You met Karl Hedges when you both surprised his sister Julia with her new home. While Julia was off exploring every nook and cranny, you took Karl to one side and explained your situation, remembering that he was looking for a personal assistant role after his husband was laid off. He was very low key and accepted the job on the spot.

    Karl stands from behind his desk, all 6' 4" of him, his blonde hair is perfectly styled, and those piercing grey eyes meet yours as he offers to take your coat. The foyer is gleaming, all those wayward portfolios have disappeared from view and you think, if he's accomplished all this over the weekend before Christmas, you truly have picked a winner.

    You make your way back to your office, fully expecting him to have cleaned up in there, and as you wonder where he will have placed that all important folder you need this morning, but no, it still looks like your office, all your documents, as far as you can see, are where you left them on Friday night. But, it feels tidier. The blinds have been opened and the glorious winter sun almost blinds you as you step in.

    You are surprised when his gravelly voice comes from behind you, you thought he had settled himself back down at his desk.

    "I have done what I can, but I didn't want you having to search for documents, photo's or portfolio's you needed."

    "Thank you Karl, the place looks fantastic, you didn't have to do all this over the weekend, I wasn't expecting it."

    "It was no problem, Grant and the kids were so excited when I told them I had a job, that they offered to come in and help. We made an adventure out of it."

    "Thank you so much Karl, this really was above and beyond."

    "There is fruit tea and a mince pie on your desk, Grant insisted on baking for you."

    "Yes, a very, very, very good choice." The number of very's in your head is getting a bit silly now.

    "So what do we have planned this week?" He asks.

    "I thought our pool of designers could have a bit of fun this time around, we don't have any pressing contracts right now, so we are going to host a Designer Showdown. They will have four objects from which to chose to build a theme around, and a generous budget to build a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home on the banks of the river in Willow Creek.

    The four items are as follows:

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    Captain Chaz MacFreeling's Galleon
    The Don't Break Your Back-pack
    Spice Of Life Spice Rack
    Improbable Ottoman

    You will need to download this Shell to take part.


    Brief:

    A 3 bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom home on Potters Splay a 30x20 lot on the riverbank in Willow Creek

    Rules and details:
    You can layout the interior however you like.
    You cannot change the size or location of foundations, or exterior walls.
    Yes, all exterior walls and foundation must remain the same.
    You can, however, add walls to the interior and change the roofing;
    You can replace doors, windows, and stairs, but they have to remain in the same position (meaning if it's a 2 tile window, you have to replace it with a 2 tile window or 2 single tile windows, etc.) Doors CAN be replaced with an arch of the same size if desired.
    You can add structural elements for landscaping purposes, such as a greenhouse, gazebo, or a carport (no garages), but they cannot be attached to the main house.
    You CAN change, add or delete any fencing, but you may not use fencing inside the home.
    You CAN change the wall and floor treatments to any of your choosing.
    The budget for this build is $200,000
    The theme is completely up to you. It does not have to be Winter themed (although you must include a Christmas tree somewhere in your home) - your house should reflect your inspirational object.
    You do not need any game packs to compete. The house was built with only base game elements.
    CC is allowed, but please list/link/credit them when you submit so downloaders can find them!

    No Sim or Room challenges this time around.



    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: rangerlucy
    ORIGIN ID: rangerlucy
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Out to Sea
    LOT COST:2,500
    BUILD COST: 152,955
    TOTAL COST: 155,455
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: htps://imgur.com/gallery/ceOVS
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose Captain Chaz MacFreeling's Galleon as my inspiration object. The house is an attempt to recreate the idea of being in a ship surrounded by luxury, with the wooden surroundings like that of the Galleon and many of the colours drawn from the ship
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please

    FORUM ID: Anadxer
    ORIGIN ID: Anadxer
    LEVEL: Beginner (My very first Builder Challenge)
    LOT: Anadxer’s Potters Splay
    LOT COST: §2,000
    BUILD COST: §188,120
    TOTAL COST: §190,120
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FrvBpkjRwaG72nRyIVPF69nlV-IAXqsqAeVFDz-QP6c/edit?usp=sharing
    ENTRY DETAILS: Since the title is winter designer showdown I went with the “The Don't Break Your Back-pack” as my item of inspiration. I used the red color as the focal point using the other colors found in the back pack: blue snowflakes from the blue book, yellow/tan color master bedroom for the workbook in the back pack, and all holiday items have colors found on the back pack.
    By the way I don’t know where Potters Splay was at, I change all the names of my lots a long time ago, so I picked a lot that looked close to the pictures and was a 30x20.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please as it is my first challenge I would like to know how I can improve.

    FORUM ID: Kilra0
    ORIGIN ID: Kilra0
    LEVEL: Starting Out (first entry in this challenge, but not my first built )
    LOT: potpourri
    LOT COST: $2.000
    BUILD COST:$181.322
    TOTAL COST: $183.322
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/FOGnx
    ENTRY DETAILS: a modern family home for energetic sims
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: nocc


    Established
    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Seasidebreeze Residence
    GALLERY LINK:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/0C07C5E6CF9E11E68FE1466C857219A9?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST:134,700
    TOTAL COST: 137,200
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:http://imgur.com/a/4dMHl
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose Captain Chaz MacFreeling's Galleon as my inspiration object. My house is a family house with a Nautical theme, mainly with blue and white tones around the house. There is also a pool at the backyard and the kids pirate ship play area thingy (sorry, I'm not sure what it's called) at the front garden.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.


    Expert
    FORUM ID: StSciurus
    ORIGIN ID: StSciurus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: On the High CC's [because I used a great deal of CC, I decided not to upload the lot to the gallery]
    LOT COST: §2,500
    BUILD COST: §161,314
    TOTAL COST: §163,814
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Client file
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose as my inspiration object Captain Chaz MacFreeling's Galleon and so decided to make a Hamptons-style coastal house with nautical elements here and there. The interior colors are white, blues, greens and warm wood tones.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: peacemaker-ic: wall and floor textures, windows and doors, corbel, rugs, lighting, cabinets and decor objects; plasticbox: outdoor plants, flowers and trees; alexpilgrim: living chair; nafSims: rugs.

    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Casa Picante
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 183,470
    TOTAL COST: 185,970
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: Casa Picante was inspired by the spice rack, and the first thing that came into my mind was Southeast Asia because of the spices. This house is an example of Filipino colonial architecture, and the colors of spices are seen throughout the whole house. Since the house is meant to be facing the river, I had to make the curb view as appealing as possible, which explains the great deal of detail and landscaping.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/FB324DF1D1A711E68A81466C857219A9?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=serena&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 130, 673
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://flic.kr/s/aHskRUxAdn
    ENTRY DETAILS: A modern house inspired by the improbable ottoman.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @kilra0
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @popettypop2012
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @pronterus
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A


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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #61 - The Hawthorne Project - Disaster Plan

    The Hawthorne Project - Disaster Plan
    You are rudely awakened by the sound of your private cell phone ringing, your home phone ringing and if you are not very much mistaken there seems to be someone knocking on your front door. You turn on the bedside light and blink as your eyes adjust to the new light levels. As you leave the snuggly warmth of your bed on this freezing January morning, you wonder what on earth could be going on. Shrugging on the welcome cosiness of your new cashmere dressing gown, a present from Santa Claus, you slowly make your way through your home to the front door, picking up a fire poker on your way, you feel incredibly nervous.

    Standing on your front door is Karl Hedges, your new personal assistant, his blond hair is perfect and his suit immaculate, for a moment, you wonder what your own hair looks like but his piercing blue eyes look sad and you ask him what on earth the matter is.

    Ignoring you, he rushes past you into your living room and turns on the TV. Flicking through the channels to you wonder why on earth he rushed all the way over to make you watch the latest disaster film. It’s not until you notice the banner scrolling across the screen that you realise it’s not a movie at all, but SimCopterNews. You grab the remote from Karl and turn the volume up.

    “You join us just as the latest death toll has been released, 5 people have now died in the landslide that has engulfed most of Oasis Springs.”

    The camera pans over the once idyllic vista of Oasis Springs, the place is barely recognisable. You think you can just make out parts of Acquisition Butte, those palm trees look like the ones that were out the front of Affluista Mansion, and the Commercial District has been completely levelled.

    The news anchor is speaking again.

    “As you can see most parts Oasis Springs have been completely engulfed by the mud and debris brought about by the worst landslide Simlandia has ever seen. I don’t know what the residents are going to do over this, the coldest part of the year.”

    You pick up your cell from your dressing gown pocket and start dialling, before you can press the call button, you jump as it rings, fumbling with the phone you nearly drop it, Karl calmly takes the phone from you and answers.

    “May I ask who is calling?”

    He looks at you and mouths “It’s Ms Hawthorne.” That is spooky you think, as that is who you were about to call.

    “Yes, we have been made aware of the situation is Oasis Springs.” A short pause.

    “You wish to volunteer funds to set up a crisis shelter of sorts? That is really very kind of you.” Another pause.
    He mutes the phone and hands it to you, I think you had better take the rest of this call.

    “Ms Hawthorne, thank you for your kind generosity.”

    “Nonsense, it’s my civic duty to help those who are less fortunate than myself, I thought I had made that perfectly clear to you.”

    “Of course you.” You say.

    “Now, this crisis shelter, it’s not going to be your usual rag tag bunch of buildings, I wish for you to build a village of sorts, I am going to donate the land of Magnolia Blossom Park in Willow Creek and Twin Oracle Point to the cause as well, so there is no need to worry about the cost of the lots. I want this to be a place where people can get back on their feet, a little like my legacy project. I believe that 4 homes on each lot should be satisfactory for now. I think we should have one 2 bedroom residence, two 3 bedroom residences and a 5 bedroom residence.

    You have switched the phone to speaker and you can see Karl taking notes in the journal he takes everywhere.

    “Now, as with my legacy project, each lot must contain an element of self sufficiency, it is up to you whether that is in the form of a communal vegetable garden to benefit the entire community, or smaller areas with the borders of each home. The same can be said of the other prerequisites of the lots, the computers, the book cases, the physical equipment, logic skill items, musical instruments and art supplies. They can be incorporated into the homes or integrated into communal areas.”

    “Ms Hawthorne, this is a mammoth task for our builders, I’m not sure that we are going to be able to comply with your wishes.”

    “Well, I should have thought that with the talent that I have seen so far with my legacy projects that you have the skills to pull something like this off, or maybe I was premature in giving you the contract in the first place. There are other architects and contractors out there you know.” You gulp, you have really enjoyed the two projects that Ms Hawthorne has sent your way so far and without whom, you wouldn’t have found your very capable new assistant.

    “Of course, I am sure that my builders will rise to the occasion.”

    “As for the budget, I am going to give you $1,000,000. This can be spent in any way you wish, you can prioritise the communal or the personal spaces. I want this to feel like a cohesive neighbourhood, with a main street down the middle m aybe, but of course that is up to you. The style of the builds is of course, as always up to your builders.”
    “Wow!!” You think to yourself, but then your rational brain kicks in and you realise that 1 million simoleons isn’t going to got that far with 4 full builds and community areas.

    “That is incredibly generous of you Ms Hawthorne, I will also donate $500,000 dollars to the cause as well. That way, we can be assured of building a lasting legacy for the town in which the community is erected.”

    You can almost see and hear her approval through the phone line and you and Karl share a smile.

    “Wonderful!! I think we should extend the usual build deadline though, don’t you?” She asks.

    “Yes, I agree, I think that 4 weeks should just about get it done. Then the residents of Oasis Springs can make a fresh start and think about where they are all going to go from here.”

    “Perfect. Well, good luck with everything.”

    The phone goes dead before you are able to close the conversation properly.

    Looking from the devastation on the TV to Karl, you say.

    “Well, let’s get this show on the road.”

    BRIEF

    Using either Magnolia Blossom Park in Willow Creek or Twin Oracle Point in Newcrest, change the lot type to residential and build a 4 residential dwelling community.

    - The 2 bedroom (1 full bathroom)
    - The 3 bedroom (2 full bathrooms)
    - The 5 bedroom (3 full bathrooms)

    The style you for the dwellings must be cohesive throughout the lot. But the choice of architectural style is up to you. The lot must also be fully landscaped.

    The community must have all basic skills provided for (except for rocket science), these can be individual in the 4 residential dwellings, or as part of a series of communal areas:
    - Each community must include readily accessible computers, a vegetable garden, chess tables, a easels, musical instruments, and fitness equipment as well as book cases.

    Your budget is 1.5 million simoleons, you do NOT need to add the cost of the lots to your total cost.

    Official Entry List

    Starting Out
    ORIGIN ID: rangerlucy
    LEVEL: starting out
    LOT: Magnolia Village
    LOT COST: N/A
    BUILD COST: 784,194
    TOTAL COST:
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Community areas http://imgur.com/a/eizv5
    House A- 3 bedroom http://imgur.com/a/I5knl
    House B- 2 Bedroom http://imgur.com/a/ev9xb
    House C- 5 Bedroom http://imgur.com/a/x5r2h
    House D- 3 bedroom http://imgur.com/a/8gRNC
    ENTRY DETAILS: A tudor inspired village with some more modern comforts
    House A is designed to be shared by 3 single sims or childless couples
    House B a single parent or young couple with one child
    House C a large family with several children, possably grandparents living with them as well
    House D a family with a teenager and a child
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    Established
    FORUM ID: Anadxer
    ORIGIN ID: Anadxer
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT: Oasis Disaster Relief
    BUILD COST: §715,587
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Due to the size of this build I needed 73 Slides to show everything. Using an online collage builder to make it go faster there are three parts due to the size. Or you can click on the PDF and download to view all slides in one file.
    Part 1:Canva File Part 1
    Part 2: Canva File Part 2
    Part 3: Canva File Part 3
    Single PDF
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    To get started I read the story to my 3 kids. I then asked my 11 year old son what style of building I should have, to which he answers the buildings should all be industrial style. He even went on to say I should have one building that looks like cargo crates. Meeting his idea I built all the buildings with an industrial style on the outside and even made the community center look like three cargo crates on top of each other. Then my 9 year old daughter said each house interior should be a different color and style. That way the Sims who would move in get to pick what style they want. Keeping to this I used more natural colors in House A, blues in House B, greens in House C, and reds in House D. Now of course my littlest 7 year old son wants to say something. He loves all the tiny houses I build for him to play with, so he asked that one house be a tiny house.
    When it came to flowers I wanted something that fit with the backdrop of Twin Oracle Point, but also would make all the Sims from Oasis area feel more at home. Therefore, on the boardwalks I put all desert plants and everywhere else got plants you would find in Newcrest. Total this lot has 13 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.
    House A – 5 bedroom 3 Bathroom: Microscope, darts, Lamb game table, Kids art table, kids science table, computer, game system, painter’s easels
    House B – 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom: computer
    House C (tiny house 5x5) – 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom: computer, painter’s easel
    House D – 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom: Game system and computer
    Community Center – Full gym, 2 painter’s easel, 1 worktable, 1 piano, 1 violin, 1 guitar, 1 play stage, 1 mic, 1 DJ studio, 1 dance floor, 3 chess tables
    Outdoor Community spaces – Spaceship, 8 planter boxes in the garden, 2 monkey bars, 1 grill, 2 picnic tables, 2 house shoes areas, large clock, bulletin board, 2 public parking spaces,

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please I would like to know how I can improve.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Still don’t know the cheats well (just started messing with them) but have learned about Mods thanks to the forms. For this build I used Metal Walls by Blackgryffin on the outside of all the buildings

    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Japanese Housing Complex
    Gallery Link: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/CCA512ACE1E911E68EE6A009AE90941D?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 286,333
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/kHGfn
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose Japanese style houses, mainly because I love Japanese architecture and design. The colours are mainly neutral with a lot of wood accents. There is a swimming pool, DJ booth, bar, garden, BBQ and kids play area outside. The chess table, easels, musical instruments and bookshelves are scattered amongst the houses.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please. Thank you.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC

    FORUM ID: PersrealmsShadow
    ORIGIN ID: PersrealmsShadow
    LEVEL: Novice? (I don't remember what it's called for non-expert XD)
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/gallery/18EA333CE82C11E683437F06F4DCE2C8?fb_action_ids=753643871451122&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 251730
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/PGjks
    ENTRY DETAILS: I live in Alaska, so the lot is made to fit in where I live >.> They have a full garden, every skilling object minus rockets. One of our 3 bedroom families is a new vampire family although the teens are trying hard to live in the newer age and avoid their parents living in the "victorian" era.
    Not my best build and I'm not to terribly happy with it. I wanted to do more but life caught up and I pooped out before I got the teen rooms done completely so eh I was going to scrap it but didn't because I said I would do it and I know I've been MIA on the forums for awhile
    Also I dunno if my lot will link properly I couldn't get it to come up in the Gallery so I shared it to facebook and you got that link instead XD
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Me. all CC is made by me XD


    Expert
    FORUM ID: equuest
    ORIGIN ID: cyprinsims
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Hawthorne Community
    LOT COST: 8,500
    BUILD COST: 597,113
    TOTAL COST: 605,613
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to create a community filled with victorian homes that would match the backdrop of Newcrest. The requirement I gave myself was to create each home in a colorful palette in order to brighten up the disaster victims lives. I stretched that even further by creating each home's interior to match the exterior personality. In total the homes have 13 bedrooms (one of them is for a toddler) and 9 bathrooms. Every teen-adult skill is included with the lot (except the rocket and microscope).
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Of course! That's the only way to improve!

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/C0F2D432E0D611E687FFCC1F570176B5?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=Social living&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 413,795
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://flic.kr/s/aHskMvQVHD
    ENTRY DETAILS: The look of the lot was inspired by traditional houses in the Faroe Islands and Iceland. Since I was already in the area I tried to give the interiors a Scandinavian feel too. I wanted to have a community area for the residents that was quite natural and unimposing. I also wanted a good bit of open space so that's why the Community Centre is underground.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID: StSciurus
    ORIGIN ID: StSciurus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: It Takes a Village
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST: §975,036
    TOTAL COST:
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: see below
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the park in Willow Creek to build and therefore was inspired to make a row of four Victorian attached townhouses with a courtyard and community center in the rear. The slideshow for the exterior of the whole lot is here.
    In order to furnish the townhouses, I need to envision that families that would be living there:
    The 5-bedroom townhouse is for a family consisting of a couple with a teenage son and two twin girls (children). Living with them are the husband’s father (elder) and the father’s neighbor and lifelong friend (another elder male). The house is decorated in a traditional style with warm colors. The slideshow for this townhouse is here.
    The first 3-bedroom townhouse is for a family consisting of a couple with a toddler (girl) and a teenage son. The house is decorated in a traditional style with warm colors. The slideshow for this townhouse is here.
    The second 3-bedroom townhouse is for a family consisting of an abstract expressionist artist (elder female), her daughter and her husband, and their teenage daughter. The house is decorated in a modern style inspired by the work of Mondrian. The slideshow for this townhouse is here.

    The 2-bedroom townhouse is for a family consisting of a gay couple with a teenage daughter. The house is decorate in a modern style using black, white, gray and purple as the chief colors. The slideshow for this townhouse is here.
    The community center has everything from soup to nuts (not literally, of course) in it. The slideshow for the community center is here.
    My chief regret is that the lot is too complicated to be useful in the game except perhaps for story tellers. **shrugs**
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Little Acorns
    LOT COST: n/a
    BUILD COST: 499,620
    TOTAL COST: n/a
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: For easy reference I created slideshows for each individual build and the exterior/community areas.
    Exterior and community areas
    5 bed 3 bath house
    3 bed 2 bath house (1)
    3 bed 2 bath house (2)
    2 bed 1 bath house
    ENTRY DETAILS: Enter the cul-de-sac through the gates (which may be locked at night for security) to four suburban style houses, all differently designed but with matching exterior finishes. I created each house with different characters in mind. For example the two bed is for a small family with child and toddler (with not much money to spare), the five bed is for a large family (with lots of money), the three bed monochrome is for a small chic and stylish family with good taste and the three bed slightly eclectic one is for a homely family. Each house contains a piano, mirror, computer, cooker, fitness equipment and bar, the remainder skill objects, fishing pond, gardening pots, violin, guitar and chess, can be found in the communal areas
    SIM: n/a
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: n/a
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: The Anachronism
    LOT COST: $25,000
    BUILD COST: $717,297
    TOTAL COST: $742,297
    LINK(s) TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    Whole Town and Apothecary House (2 Bed/ 1 Bath) shots: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1174642069317882
    Carpenters House (3 Bed/ 2 Bath) shots: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1174671325981623
    Tavern (3+ Bed/ 2 Bath) shots: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1174674449314644
    Manor House (5 Bed/ 3 Bath) shots: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1174677119314377
    ENTRY DETAILS: Story background can be found here.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Rangerlucy
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Anadxer
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @StSciurus and @masajo
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A


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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #62 ZeroDoxy

    ZeroDoxy
    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:
    Budget - $20,000
    2 bedrooms
    At least 1 bath
    Office
    New Computer
    Good kitchen
    Good sized lot for future expansion.
    Landscaping


    Official Entry List

    Starting Out
    FORUM ID: moniquefsa
    ORIGIN ID: monifsa
    LEVEL: Starting Out, I guess
    LOT: Start small, dream big
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 17,972
    TOTAL COST: 19,972
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: A Small and fun container with deck. Perfect for someone creative and geek. With 2 bedrooms, a simple but organized workspace and area to hang with friends. It has a small playground that will keep any cat entertained. It's also easy to expand if necessary.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please. I really want to improve my building skills

    FORUM ID: GeekMonkey34B21
    ORIGIN ID: ILIKEcantalope
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Dino Overlook
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST:18,497
    TOTAL COST: 19,997 (Cutting it close)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: GALLERY
    ENTRY DETAILS: A small home with a modern exterior, and office overlooking the neighborhood, and plenty of room for expansion in the back. I got to thinking what would a sim blogger need? Windows! So modern exterior it is. The interior is mismatched styles from room to room with exposed brick in the living room.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Sure why not
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes (only way to get better, right!?)
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    Established
    FORUM ID: PersRealmsShadow
    ORIGIN ID: PersRealmsShadow
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: PRS BnS62
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) 19632
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by) http://imgur.com/a/sAZQv
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry) I wanted something I hadn't really tried before, so this is a modern(ish) home with an over terrace that opens to the first floor, but also to the world outside (don't worry it's covered!) Also she said she had kitties, so I wanted to build a kitty wall in the living room for the cats to run up and down. if in the future the house needs to be expanded, it's easily done by taking out the back wall of the bottom bedroom and expanding out from there. Lots of room left on the lot to do it with. Hardest part was staying under the 20k.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: sure
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: don't think I used any, if I did they're mine XD

    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Modern Starter House
    GALLERY LINK:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/4A2220FEE9BF11E680FB8760519D445F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=falseLOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) 19838
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by) http://imgur.com/a/xCLmL
    ENTRY DETAILS: ZeroDoxy sounds like a hip youngster so I chose to build her a modern house. The exterior is mainly neutral colours but I put splashes of purple inside because I think she might like it. There is also room for kitties to roam inside, outside or look for frogs around the pond at the backyard.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: yes
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please.thank you.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC



    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Modern 2 Bedroom House
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 17,935
    TOTAL COST: 19,935
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/dopg3
    ENTRY DETAILS: Very, VERY small home. Great for starting out . Very Modern. Floors are concrete.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: N/A

    FORUM ID: Creepsa
    ORIGIN ID: Creepsa
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: www. thesims. com /gallery/6BFAD9C1EBBD11E684D320E91EC333BC?category=lots&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=weekly&searchquery=creepsa&max=50&maxis=false (delete the 3 spaces)
    LOT COST: 2 000
    BUILD COST: 18 000
    TOTAL COST: 20 000 (oh how it pleases me)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/4wnMz (delete the 3 spaces)
    ENTRY DETAILS: Startooza Babooza is a regular-sized starter house. It has two floors, two bedrooms, a bathroom, balcony and a home studio. The studio already has a green screen and a good computer. This house is suitable for everybody who likes contemporary interior mixed with homely details.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: -

    FORUM ID: misscbong
    ORIGIN ID: misscbong
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Palm Desert Modern
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 18,089
    TOTAL COST: 19,589
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow

    ENTRY DETAILS:
    This modern starter home offers an open concept interior, as well as youthful and minimalist design. With lots of natural sunlight, incredible Wi-Fi reception and two spacious bedrooms, this is exactly what every young Sim is looking for!
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Sure
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: simmchooly
    ORIGIN ID: simmchooly
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT: Willow Creek https://thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/0F66F5F8ED5311E688288760519D445F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=simmchooly&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 16798
    TOTAL COST: 19,798
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/gallery/DEypD
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    On my 4th or 5th try, I settled on this cute little comfy starter home for our buyer. Modeled after a tiny house, more space has been added on to accommodate for our buyers needs. Including an extra bedroom for streaming, office space or guests. Plenty of room for the little kitties to run around and for the buyer to add on to the house later on, if she wanted to. I added a great modern and chef worthy kitchen, for cooking, baking and starting fires. I did add on the house perks: fast internet, chefs kitchen and haunted(for fun .
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yep!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: golden_glow
    ORIGIN ID: golden_glow
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/061EED82EFC211E68EB6A77867244042
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: 17,952
    TOTAL COST: $19,952
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/vpHVA
    ENTRY DETAILS: This house features a 21st century, gothic exterior with front and rear porch. It has plenty of room to expand to become double fronted. The interior is up-to-date and colourful, perfect for any streamer.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: kezflake
    ORIGIN ID: elsing2000
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/FE18C771EFD411E6888B9BB546B89220
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: 17,999
    TOTAL COST: $19,999
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/CRFl8
    ENTRY DETAILS: This lot is to keep happy, game streamer ZeroDoxy and her cats while still fitting in a low budget. From the office section of this open plan living area the entertainment choices while working include TV in the background noise and music or watching the cats have fun climbing their cat climbing wall. Food quality is prioritised in the kitchen with space funds used to improve appliances with units chosen that will compliment the rest of the lot in the colourful blend themed lot. There is space to expand if friends move in as the lot is the largest the budget would allow.
    Lot traits - fast internet, chef's kitchen, sunny aspect if this now matters.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: Redkitty42
    ORIGIN ID: Redkitty42
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Little Green Stream
    LOT COST: 2,000 30x20 lot
    BUILD COST: 17,462
    TOTAL COST: 19,462
    ENTRY SLIDESHOW; https://plus.google.com/photos/116037345868191629221/album/6385522348494284561?authkey=CPiztLScgNnKGQ
    ENTRY DETAILS: This cute little green stream home is 2bdrm 1ba with an office. It features an open area living space with room to grow.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: yes
    LOT ENTRY: "Little Green Stream" is in the gallery or search orign id redkitty42
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC basegame home
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: sorry this didn't work either *fail*


    Expert
    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Streamin' Starter
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 17,994
    TOTAL COST: 19,994 (and with 6 simoleons to spare!)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: I created a suburban home that features a beautiful curb view with a "garage" door. Areas suited for optimal expansion have been cleverly marked with terrain paint and landscaping. This two-bedroom one-bath Southeast Asian style home uses white and black colors with wood accents. Features a wonderful kitchen, spacious office, and open-plan living room with dining area. Main bedroom has an cozy little corner designated for cats to rest in comfortably.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Of course
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/16B9B091EB4311E6849466E3E080B4FA?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 18499
    TOTAL COST: 19999
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1177343275714428
    ENTRY DETAILS: I've included a lot of notes on the pictures themselves but I went with a modern feel in the desert. Since it's a starter I wanted to give it a little bit of the "found objects" look to the decor, since that's often what you get when you first start out. I chose to do both the Sims 3 and the Sims 4 version of this challenge to see the two builds side by side. While I have not tried to exactly replicate each of them in decor they are the same floor plan and same concept. The pics show pictures taken from the same approximate angle from each build side by side for comparison. The computer in this build while inexpensive does give the area the "Inspired Trait" which I thought might be a plus for a Vlogger and I chose the Sunny Aspect/ Great Soil (for when you need to get outside)/ Home Studio traits. Some thoughtless sim has left a box of garbage on the edge of your lot- still one man's trash is another's treasure. Try going through it and maybe you'll start life in this starter just a little bit better than you thought!
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/A2234CB8EB3111E68C3DA77867244042?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=starting from zero&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 17963
    TOTAL COST: 19,963
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/9v86v2
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made a modern bungalow on a 30x20 plot to leave plenty room for expansion later. It has an open living area with the office at one end of the house and the bedrooms at the other.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: yes
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Goldeneye
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 18,485
    TOTAL COST: 19,985
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/la8G9
    ENTRY DETAILS: Goldeneye, named after the touches of gold in this modern art deco/retro starter, is an open plan design with one bathroom and two bedrooms. Room for expansion to first floor if necessary or even to the sides of the rear, which currently houses the bin storage on one side and an outdoor dining area on the other, thus providing plenty of outdoor space for the cats to roam.
    I WANT MY CREATION SHOWN ON STREAM: Yes please
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @moniquefsa
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @misscbong
    2nd Place: @popettypop2012
    3rd Place: @kezflake
    Honourable Mention: @Creepsa
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @masajo
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A


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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #63 Ley Lines

    Ley Lines
    As you sit in your office, combing through portfolios, you get the eerie feeling that someone is watching you. You turn and look out of the window, but you see nothing. Pressing the intercom, you ask Karl.

    “Karl, when did you say my last appointment was?”

    “His voice comes through the silence “I’m not 100% sure to be honest, all the email said was after dark.”

    You shiver involuntarily.

    “Thanks.” You say.

    “Can I get you anything, before I head home?” He asks. Of course, you think it’s his anniversary, he asked to leave a little early.

    “No, that’s fine. Can you lock up on your way out?”

    “Of course. Have a nice evening.”

    With that the office is silent once more.

    Checking the window again, you see that twilight is approaching and you wonder if you will be able to see the new moon tonight.

    Turning back to your desk and the mountain of invoices and paperwork on your desk, you hear a rustling outside the window, slowly, you turn your head back to the window. Still nothing.
    “I think I must be going mad.” You say to yourself. “I can’t wait until the evenings draw out a little bit.”

    Focusing once more on the paperwork that sits in front of you, you become engrossed in your work. The front reception buzzer goes and makes you jump.

    Exiting your office into the foyer, you notice a very smartly dressed man and proceed to unlock the door.

    “Thank you for accepting my meeting, I appreciate it.” He says kindly.

    “It’s no problem, please come on back to my office, can I get you anything to drink. tea, coffee?”

    “Thank you, but no, I’m not a fan of hot drinks.”

    The way he smiles at you when he says it makes you feel a little uncomfortable, but his persona is so pleasant that you disregard it.

    “I apologise that you had to wait for me to come and unlock the door, but my assistant had to leave the office early, and I don’t like leaving the door open. I tend to get so focused on my work that I worry that I might miss someone walk in off the street.”

    “Of course, you can’t be too careful these days.” He says, again with that slightly knowing smile.
    “Thank you for understanding.”

    You gesture at the chairs to the side of your desk, he makes you feel comfortable enough that you don’t worry about sitting behind your desk.

    “I understand that you moved to the area with your wife.”

    “Yes, my beloved Isabella. We don’t have much, but we like this neighbourhood. We also didn’t realise the plot we bought was on a set of ley lines. We have been blessed with three sets of twins since we arrived.”

    “Wow, three sets of twins, so there are eight of you?”

    “That’s right. Isabella dreams of becoming mayor and most of our funds go to her campaign. So we have quite a tight budget considering what we need.”

    “Well yes, I can’t imagine how expensive feeding all those mouths must be as well.”

    “Yes, it can be quite draining.” There’s that darned smile again.

    “Lincoln and Liberty our first son and daughter are six, and in elementary school, our second set of twins Salvador and Reece are three, both boys, still toddlers, are due to start next year. Our newest son and daughter Vernon and Sidney have only just turned two, so they are both still at home. Luckily both Isabella and I have the opportunity to work from home most days, so we can be there. But we do occasionally require a nanny.”

    Wow, you think to yourself, this is going to be quite a build to fit everyone in.

    “So, what exactly are you looking for me to build?”

    “My love and I are not modern people, we like the modern amenities of course, but Isabella is almost from a different age. We are looking for a Victorian style home, we do not wish to live in a large open plan space. We will of course need at least four double bedrooms. The girls Liberty and Sidney will share, Lincoln has kindly said that he doesn’t mind sharing with his youngest brother Vernon, the second set of twins, Salvador and Reece are inseparable, as you can imagine! Isabella and I will also need a master bedroom. We also need a basement room, no furnishings, just somewhere we can pop the clutter of everyday life, it will need to be at least 6x5 though.”

    A tiny basement, you think, pondering how much clutter a household with 6 children must accumulate.

    “Oh, and just the one family bathroom should be enough, possibly with a half bathroom on the ground floor? Also, my wife is quite the gardener as well, so we will need some space set aside for that, preferably under some sort of cover, she is quite pale and burns so easily. Of course, I do not expect you to provide the plants with the budget we have set, just an area with pathways already laid out. And I would adore a fishing hole, I am quite the master fisherman.”

    “And what is your budget for the home?”

    “We are hoping that you can manage with $65,000.”

    “I won’t lie, for what you are asking, it’s going to be quite a squeeze. But I’m sure we will manage.”

    “Wonderful, I look forward to seeing what you come up with.”

    You walk him back to the door, and shake his hand.

    “I am so sorry, I hadn’t realise it was that cold in here.” You say as his hand is as cold as ice.

    “It’s no problem. I rarely feel the cold.” As you close the door, you watch him head down the street, you look away to lock up and when you look back he is nowhere to be seen. You shiver again.

    “Let’s see what we can come up with for Mr Shingo Okado.

    Brief:
    $65,000 budget
    Any 30x30 lot
    A 4 bedroom Victorian style home, not open plan.
    1 master bedroom, 2 bedrooms for one child and one toddler one bedroom for two toddlers
    1.5 bathrooms
    An area marked out for a garden
    A fishing pond

    For those of you who do not know how to place a fishing pond, you will need to enable cheats. To do this, you must press ‘ctrl’ ‘shift’ and ‘c’ at the same time, this will bring up a text box at the top of your screen. Into this text box you must then type ‘testingcheats on’ and press return once more. The box should then tell you that testing cheats have been enabled. Then you must type “bb.showhiddenobjects” and enter again. Then in the search box just above the building window type ‘fishing’ and press enter again, this will show you all the fishing holes available in the game.

    Sim Challenge
    Create Shingo, Isabella and their family. Shingo is Ambitious and Loves the Outdoors, Isabella is a Bookworm who is also very Neat (Their final traits and aspirations are up to you). Lincoln is a very active child who wants to be a social butterfly, Liberty takes after her dad and Loves the Outdoors and aspires to be a bit of a whiz kid. Reece is clingy, Salvador is Wild, Vernon is Angelic and Sidney is Silly.

    Room Challenge:
    Create one of the two toddler/child bedrooms, there must be one toddler bed and one child's bed in this room. You can make the girls room or the boys room. Your budget for the room is $3,500.


    Official Entry List

    Starting Out
    FORUM ID: Wildling
    ORIGIN ID: gcouti (it's my boyfriend's actually)
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Tranquil Crescent, Newcrest
    LOT COST: $2.500
    BUILD COST: $62.317
    TOTAL COST: $64.817
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here!
    GALLERY LINK - Here
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I had fun doing this this weekend. The budget was the biggest challenge!
    It doesn't look as victorian as the Addams' family house, maybe next time?
    I'm afraid I broke the open concept rule... but I'm still glad I finished!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: lyssan
    ORIGIN ID: bunniesaremagic
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Ley Lines Challenge
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 62,454
    TOTAL COST: 64,954
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: A reasonable sized house for a family of 8 on a tight budget. Includes 4 bedroom and two bathrooms, a spacious living room, terrace with a designated gardening area, a swimming pond, an empty basement and a kitchen and dining room area. It holds plenty of potential for future expansion, and could definitely transform into a wonderful mansion one day!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yup
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: onehummingbird
    ORIGIN ID: onehummingbird
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: 13 Ramblethorne Way
    LOT COST: $2,500
    BUILD COST: $62,423
    TOTAL COST: $64, 923
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/0QMMe
    ENTRY DETAILS: Big families shouldn't have to sacrifice the finer things. 13 Ramblethorne way is a cozy, space-efficient Victorian home. With classic architecture and high quality furnishings, neighbors will have no idea the Okados purchased this charming home on such a tight budget. 13 Ramblethorne Way boasts 4 bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom and closet. Even the kids' rooms have a touch of classic sophistication. The garage has been equipped with ample gardening space. A small skylight lets filtered sunlight through for the plants, so that Mrs. Okado can flex her green thumb while hiding from the sun. Nearly every room in this home can easily be expanded when Mrs. Okado gets that big promotion.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: undressyourbones
    ORIGIN ID: undressyourbones
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Tranquil Crescent
    LOT COST: $2, 500
    BUILD COST: $55,667
    TOTAL COST: $58,167
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is the first time trying to make this style home. I am very under budget, but I didn't realize it. I've kept the decorating
    simple for two reasons:
    1. I imagine the husband and wife liking the simple life without too much clutter so I tried to emulate that.
    2. I don't feel there are many things that are victorian themed or give the feel of it to me in terms of tinier
    decorations or painting, etc. I didn't want to end up repeating similar items over and over again or just bulking up on furniture for the sake of taking up space.
    I tried to make it a smaller house while still keeping some rooms wide and open so as not to appear to tight of a squeeze, also including the patios to give the place more of a spacial feel.
    bb.moveobjects was used in creating this build so I reccomend turning it on just in case that affects how you see it if you download it.
    Master bedroom, family bathroom and sitting room/living room are upstairs.
    Downstairs is the kitchen and 3 of the children's bedrooms as well as the ½ bathroom under the stairs.
    The basement is also included in the build. Empty as requested.
    The Wife's gardening area is on the left side of the house under a gazebo covered
    in green wildlife to shade her from the harsh sun.
    Thank you very much for looking at my first entry! I'm excited to join!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please. I'm new at building , so I'd appreciate it!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no CC

    Established
    FORUM ID: misscbong
    ORIGIN ID: misscbong
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Wardway Victorian
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 62,131
    TOTAL COST: 64,131
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Wardway Victorian is a home that is filled with charm, antique decor and bedrooms galore! Though it is decorated and designed with a grandeur sense of style, it all fits within a comfortable family budget.
    Boasting four bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, this home is ideal for a growing family who wants space and comfort. The main floor is filled with period details, from the custom molding and woodwork, down to the gorgeous fetailed floors thoughout. Each room is filled with character, but also provides modern comfort.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    FORUM ID: Kezflake
    ORIGIN ID: Elsing2000
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Thornfield
    LOT COST: 62,881
    BUILD COST: 2000
    TOTAL COST: 64,881
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/gallery/mYMcb
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    FORUM ID: golden_glow
    ORIGIN ID: golden_glow
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/6A38C9A9FB5A11E68F925FCC3DBFD9B8
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $62,979
    TOTAL COST: $64,979
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/aeU3v
    ENTRY DETAILS: A traditional English Victorian home situated in Forgotten Hollow boasts 4 doubles bedrooms across three floors, a fishing spot and a hidden basement. The perfect home for a large vampire family. Note: I deliberately chose not to use mirrors in the bathrooms as vampires do not have reflections
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT:Victorian Vampire House
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/1BE59D11FD8111E68B8AC0A5F03BDD40?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sor
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 62,902
    TOTAL COST: 64,902
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/cdieL
    ENTRY DETAILS: I decided to change my original entry, a Victorian build in Newcrest to a vampire house in Forgotten Hollow. The house boasts 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a garden outside with plasma trees. There is also a pond outside and two coffins in the basement.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please


    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Victorian Vampire House
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 59,141
    TOTAL COST: 61,641
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/XqJEe
    ENTRY DETAILS: This beautiful Victorian home is great for your vampire, I mean 'Victorian' sims. It has coffins for all your sleeping, I mean burial needs! Why do you need coffins to bury people? I don't know. But there is a 3rd floor that has a creepy statue. There are 4 bedrooms and 1 and a half baths.
    SIM: https://tinyurl.com/z3bhoqk
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/qiTgm?
    ENTRY DETAILS: I used all the traits you told, but I gave Shingo the Romantic trait and wanted him to be a master vampire. Isabella is a foodie and wants to have a Vampire Family.
    ROOM: (Name where the Room can be found on The Gallery or N/A if not entering) Link to Room on Gallery
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert
    FORUM ID: faithofkaela
    ORIGIN ID: faithofkaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: The Briars
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 62,138
    TOTAL COST: 64,138
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: The Briars Showcase
    ENTRY DETAILS: Welcome Home! The Briars is a 4 bedroom, victorian style family home. Created for #BNS63 Ley Lines. This home consists of 4 double bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and includes a piano, a science table, bookcase and a yoga mat at a low price of under $65,000. There is also a small basement for storing anything, it's large enough to cope with most family's storage needs, you could even fit a couple coffins down there.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None Used

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Foxcote
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 62,976
    TOTAL COST: 64,976
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/WWCLA
    ENTRY DETAILS: Victorian style build with a hint of gothic and modern amenities. Comprises four double bedrooms, kitchen, dining and living rooms and small basement for storage. Outdoor areas include driveway, fishing pond, bbq, picnic, bonfire and kids area divided by trees.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/7E9B2B8AF87311E6873AC0A5F03BDD40?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=lucky 8 victorian&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 62, 827
    TOTAL COST: 64,997
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/dr9ST
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made a traditional Victorian home and garden. I made it in Forgotten Hollow but I didn't want it to be too dark so it wouldn't look out of place in any other town either.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Neo Victorian - Gallery Link: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/740B61FCFE1B11E682E8D17DD91519F7?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2,000.00
    BUILD COST: $62,992.00
    TOTAL COST: $64,992.00
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1198248513623904
    ENTRY DETAILS: This beautiful structure was commissioned by a family looking for the comfort and traditions of the past but outfit with the modern amenities of today. We have tried to blend these desires into a family home for a large growing family with an eclectic mix of furnishings and mementos. A wealth of activities are available to keep the busy minds and busy hands of six young children and two young at heart adults from ever growing bored. From games of chess to games of Don't Wake the Llama. art, fishing, gardening, music and a host of other pursuits this home is perfect for this family.
    Downstairs is a call to a more formal, gracious era with a dining room, living and a small parlor for welcoming guests set apart from one another in privacy. There's an enclosed gardening porch off the living room that leads outside to covered beds for planting. The kitchen is well outfitted with a space designed to act as a mud room and a butler's pantry leading to the dining room for storing all the china that somehow accumulates over the years.
    We consulted each of the children in the decor of their rooms and found the three year old twins just precious. They declined the use of curtains with one saying "Let the world see!" and the other following with "Yeah let the world see the faces of it's doom!" Then they hissed menacingly and went back to playing with skulls- ADORBS! The other children were more quiet, an artist, a scientist, a musician and a little lady dreaming of the heights she hopes to one day reach.
    Mom and Dad have a private retreat with plenty of storage, a small artist studio and a bath of their own! Done in dark soothing tones that speak to the calming hours of the night that can be spent in quiet reflection upstairs or gathered together in the living room reading, watching tv or using the computer.
    Outside is fully landscaped with mature plantings.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @undressyourbones
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @golden_glow
    2nd Place: @misscbong
    Sim Challenge: @SyddyB206
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @JasonAnthonySterling
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A


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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #64 Ryunoten, Attorney's at Home

    Ryunoten, Attorney's at Home
    “What a refreshing change,” you murmur to yourself as you walk up the path to the recently completed offices of the Ryunoten's. Usually your clients come to you, but since scheduling was tight, you were visiting them. Plus it was a chance to see your handiwork in action, so to speak.

    You step inside, scanning the premises. With approval, you note how much better it looks with someone sitting in the waiting room and a receptionist at the desk. It projects exactly what you want it to, bringing a sense of pride and happiness to you.

    “You look very pleased,” says a familiar male voice from behind you. Michael Ryunoten, Prince Charming in a lawyer's suit, smiles at you. “Sorry I wasn’t here when you got in. Dream is at the courthouse and left her wallet behind. I hope you weren’t waiting long.”

    “I just got here myself,” you assure him.

    “Well come on back.”

    “Mr. Ryunoten? Mrs Jenkins is here to review her case with you.” The receptionist says as the pair of you approach.

    Mike aims a smile at the lady, “You’re a bit early Mrs. Jenkins. I’ll be with you in just a few minutes.” Then ushers you back to his office. “Dream would be here with us if she could, but..”

    You smile, remembering reading about some of her cases in the news already. “Court comes first in this case. So what can I do for you?”

    “Well, we’re ready to get out of Jesus’s house. Business is good enough that we feel confident in asking you to build our home for us.” He pulls out a notepad. “We’ve got a budget of 100k to offer and would like it to be near to Jesus’s house if possible. He’s got a beautiful location and we’d like to share it or have something equally lovely.”

    “That’s easily accomplished. I know of several lots for sale that have great views.”

    “We’d need a decent size, since we want the house to be ready for our family to grow. We want to have children.”

    “Define decent size.” you say, clicking your pen for note taking.

    “Well, 4 bedrooms, 3 or 4 bathrooms. Large enough yard for a pool and room for the kids to run. The bedroom suite needs to be very much a refuge for us. Dream…needs a lot of sleep. If you could include a small workout area/ or room that would be great. I think nicely decorated and comfortable goes without saying, given how perfectly you decorated our office. My lovely wife has specifically requested soft soothing colors throughout. I’m fine with that as long as it doesn’t look like a powder puff.”

    You laugh, nodding. “Don’t worry Mike. I wont make it overly girly. Anything else?”

    “I think that covers it….Oh, if it helps, we both like the low country house style.”

    “No problem.” You check your notes, making sure you didn’t miss anything. “I think we covered everything then. I’ll get out of your way and let you get to Mrs. Jenkins.”

    Michaels smiles, walking you to the door. “Oh, Jesus and I have a friend named Reggie. He’s thinking about relocating from the city to here with his girlfriend.”

    “Well, when they get here, I’ll be sure to be available for them.” You shake hands and head out, already mentally rummaging through the list of available lots.

    Requirements:
    100k budget
    4 bedrooms
    3 bath
    Top notch master suite
    Low Country house styles
    Pool
    Small gym/ workout area
    Soft colors throughout (but not girly).

    Note Michael and Dream were clients in an earlier challenge, you can find out more about them here


    Sim Challenge: Create Michael and Dream, Michael is an Active Genius. Evangeline is an Ambitious Art Lover. The last trait and their aspirations are up to you.


    Room Challenge: You have $12,500 to create a top notch master suite for Michael and Dream, it must include an attached bathroom.



    Official Entry List

    Starting Out
    FORUM ID: undressyourbones
    ORIGIN ID: undressyourbones
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: A New Beginning
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 97,498
    TOTAL COST: 99,998
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: slideshow
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    FORUM ID: lyssan
    ORIGIN ID: bunniesaremagic
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Attorney's at home
    LOT COST: 96 992
    BUILD COST: 3 000
    TOTAL COST: 99 992
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/6bOmt
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yup
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    FORUM ID: Wildling
    ORIGIN ID: gcouti
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Gallery link
    LOT COST: $2,500
    BUILD COST: $97,406
    TOTAL COST: $99,906
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Link!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    Established
    FORUM ID: nicolethebowl
    ORIGIN ID: nicolethebowl
    LEVEL: established, more on beginner side
    LOT: The Comfortable Lawyer
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 97,772
    TOTAL COST: 99,772
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/yx8Lj
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    FORUM ID: kerplunkee
    ORIGIN ID: valednr
    LEVEL: established
    LOT: Oak Field
    LOT COST: 5.500
    BUILD COST: 84.361
    TOTAL COST: 89.861
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: [urll=http://imgur.com/a/wrUF1]Slideshow[/url]
    ROOM: Elegant Country Bedroom
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: 12.498 simoleon. Light and cozy bedroom with private bathroom.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    FORUM ID: onehummingbird
    ORIGIN ID: onehummingbird
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Tidewater Abode
    LOT COST: $3,000
    BUILD COST: $96,991
    TOTAL COST: $99,991
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Pastel Sunshine
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 75,299
    TOTAL COST: 77,799
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/lnImx
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No!

    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: A Southern Charm
    GALLERY LINK:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/438033C8022511E7818FC0A5F03BDD40?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:94,119
    BUILD COST:3,000
    TOTAL COST: 97,119
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/ViZKq
    SIM:N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please, thank you.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (NoCC)

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Low Country Family Home
    LOT COST: 2500.00
    BUILD COST: 97165.00
    TOTAL COST: 99665.00
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/gallery/yOins
    SIM: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM:Sure!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: Rostri-Jodu
    ORIGIN ID: rostrijodu
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Not-So-Low Country
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 96,992
    TOTAL COST: 99,992
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW
    SIM : Dream & Michael Ryunoten
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW
    ENTRY DETAILS: Michael and Dream are a well-respected, trendy couple on the rise; however, the thought of expanding their family sounds just about ideal as well and with their brand new, Low Country-inspired home, they will be able to do just that!
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID:glen1974
    ORIGIN ID:glen1974
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Coastal View Gallery Link :https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/A6F763E208E911E78F45797C9B87A6EC?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=coastal view&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:3000
    BUILD COST:96886
    TOTAL COST: 99886
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/qNMP7
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: golden_glow
    ORIGIN ID: golden_glow
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/C1B62A8709C611E78A6972B6FB7B04D7
    LOT COST: $3,000
    BUILD COST: $96,293
    TOTAL COST: $99,293
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/QgpZB
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Expert
    FORUM ID: FaithofKaela
    ORIGIN ID: FaithofFaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Low Country Home
    LOT COST: $3,000
    BUILD COST: $96,883
    TOTAL COST: $99,883
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Link
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/CC190BB9051711E7810208DC26747F24?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=low & behold&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 99,970
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/JVHRp
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Beechwood
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 97,472
    TOTAL COST: 99,972
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/38gqE
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Low Country Beauty- Gallery Link: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/8FB7F2D9077C11E78DC8E48ABC225458?category=lots&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=tonysterling&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 96985
    TOTAL COST: 99,985
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1207037296078359
    SIM: None
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None




    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Wildling
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @popettypop2012
    2nd Place: @Rostri-Jodu
    3rd Place: @kerplukee
    Sim Challenge: @Rostri-Jodu
    Room Challenge: @kerplukee

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @JasonAnthonySterling
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #65 - The Hawthorne Project Part 3

    The Hawthorne Project Part 3
    Well, this is surely easier than the last time I received an email from The Hawthorne Project. You cast your mind back to when Rose had left and you hadn’t met the man who had recommended his sister as the next recipient of the foundation and gone on to take over from the irreplaceable Rose.

    Hello there my dear,

    I hope that this email finds you well. I just wanted to thank you again for your help with the Disaster Plan that we managed to action for those poor unfortunate souls in Oasis Springs. I have enclosed the application form for the next recipient. The poor little thing is really deserving of our help.

    With kindest regards, Ms Hawthorne

    “Well, I wasn’t expecting a personal email from the lady herself.” You think to yourself as you open up the attached file. You find yourself looking at a photo of a young man, with his belongings on a street corner, it looks like a tourist snap that was taken at just the right spot to capture the moment completely. He looks so bereft and dejected, that you wonder how on earth he had the wherewithal to contact The Hawthorne Project.

    You continue to scan the documents.

    “Hi, I am writing to you, because I met this young man last week. He is a former soldier who has recently been made homeless. I noticed the regiment badge on his backpack as we were waiting for a bus and being a military man myself we got chatting. It turns out he suffers with PTSD, his wife left him and took the house and his children, he has a son and a daughter, who are both in elementary school. He has been living rough for a couple of months, he likes to ride the buses and people watch. I believe that he has been dealt a tough hand in life and that it’s up to those more fortunate to help out if and when they can. I saw the leaflet for The Hawthorne Project flier and immediately thought of Dave, so that’s why I am applying. Thank you for taking the time to read my application.”

    You find that there is a lump in your throat as you finish reading the form. Dave is certainly in need of some help. You head out into the lobby to grab a tissue from Karl’s desk.

    “I’m guessing you read the latest Hawthorne application?” You ask him.

    “I did, and all I can say is I think Ms Hawthorne should be up for a Sainthood.” is his reply.

    “I think you might be right.” But you can’t help thinking of all the other unfortunates who must be in similar or even worse conditions than Dave Potter and you have to believe that the world is going to change for the better one day.

    Heading back into your office, you sit at your desk and notice a post script to Ms Hawthorne’s email.

    As Mr Potter has children, I would think that it would be relevant to allow him the funding as per a Sim with children living with them full time. My hope is that Mr Potter be able to rehabilitated back into a functioning member of society with access to his two children. Therefore, the budget for this project should be $40,000 as per the guidelines for a home for three Sims.

    The Brief:

    A 3 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 (must be an item that improves the fitness skill) and a bookcase.

    The budget must not exceed 40,000.

    Sim Challenge:

    Create Dave Potter, he is an active but gloomy. His final trait and aspiration are of course up to you. You should show Dave interacting with his new environment.

    Room Challenge:

    Create a gym for Dave, your budget for this room is 7,500. It should be no larger than 20 squares in total, this does not need to be in a square.


    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID: FoundMarbles / JTemple
    LEVEL: Beginner (11 builds to date)
    LOT: Seaside Retreat
    LOT COST: $1500
    BUILD COST: $38478
    TOTAL COST: $39978
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://goo.gl/photos/TEqWyjqXV8DgTU4f7
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    This house Windenburg home is modern and has all the required eliments. Situated on an Island and near the water's edge should be a good and calming neighborhood for this PTSD sufferer. After taking care of the challenge demands I started decorating in earnest with my calculator. I managed some nice decor with carefully chosen furnishings, good guality appliances (if not best). The home has a "Homey, Sunny Aspect" with "Gnomes"; I wanted to give Dave Potter the best possible chance of a good life and considered his children in the choices so he can do things with them. I came in $56 over budget forcing me to throw out things, it is the clutter that cost the most! I thought the flowers were a nice finish. The house has a simple and easy layout, with an eat-in kitchen which is the only dining area. All in, I think it a simply attractive home, with a fairly open floor plan. The house was designed for active use so I have now uploaded to the gallery and will let Dave into his new home to test his reactions.
    SIM: Dave Potter
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://goo.gl/photos/QogQtWUmv1EKeoTx5
    ENTRY DETAILS: Dave Potter is creative, in spite of his general gloominess. His aspiration is to create a comfortable and pleasant home for the children if and when they can come to his home. Dave loves to read and play chess. He is trying to get the hang of basket ball, he keeps returning to the hoop again and again. Dave continues to keep fit with regular exercise and jogging. He is having some problems creating good relationships but he is learning. I have great hope for Dave in overcoming his problems with PTSD because he does not seem to be a quitter. Dave is muscular from his time in military but since leaving the armed forces has developed a very slight paunch. He remains a fit and healthy, generally.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!, Please.
    NO CC/RECOLORS: All regular game content


    Established

    FORUM ID: jhgkjhgkjh
    ORIGIN ID: kjhgkjgkjhgk
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Modern Ranch
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 38258
    TOTAL COST: 39758
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Images
    ENTRY DETAILS: Since Dave suffers from PTSD, I wanted his house to be a safe haven where he could feel both at home and inspired. Earthly colors on the outside combined with stone will help to feel him grounded. A modern structure with clean lines and an open concept will make the house look bigger than it actually is. The blue and beige color scheme is supposed to be calming and relaxing.
    The kids share a bathroom, which works as a guest bath as well. Daves small mastersuite is his retreat.
    After all I tried to safe some money and give him a small pool - a cool refreshment in the hot desert sun and a great place to hang out with his kids! For serving his country he really deserves that little piece of luxury.
    SIM: pDave Potter
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Images
    ENTRY DETAILS: Dave loves his new home and he already started gardening, painting and on the last Picture you can see him in the front yard, waiting for his ex-wife to drop of his beloved children, because all he ever wanted, was a huge and happy family and who knows? Maybe there is a happy ending after all for him... with a woman who loves him for whom he really is.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: is always welcome!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC or mods used

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Converted Barn
    LOT COST:2000.00
    BUILD COST:37917.00
    TOTAL COST: 39917.00
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/TXM6a
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted something cozy with a country feel so I went with a converted barn style. I also chose a lot of soothing Earth tones. Kitchen is open into the dining room. Master bedroom is on first floor, kid's rooms on the 2nd floor. I built it on the Cookout Lookout lot in Newcrest.
    SIM: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/917698700ACB11E7872F67AF38314277
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/xm5Lx
    ENTRY DETAILS: Dave is gloomy, active and a loner. He's just not comfortable around strangers and isn't quite ready to re-enter the social world. He loves the solitude of his garden and his counselor thinks this new hobby is the perfect therapy for him. His aspiration is to have the most beautiful and perfect garden in Newcrest.
    Constructed criticism is welcome.

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID:SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Lightbox
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 37,821
    TOTAL COST: 39,821
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/gallery/kl3V4
    ENTRY DETAILS: This house is very bright! There are lots of windows. If you put your lighting settings on high, the lighting is beautiful! There are 3 bedrooms. A master bedroom, a boys room, and a girls room. There is one bathroom. The landscaping in the back is simple, but beautiful.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: Wildling
    ORIGIN ID: gcouti
    LEVEL: I guess I'll try Established this time
    LOT: Greenvale Modern
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $37,992
    TOTAL COST: $39,992
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: After two traditional challenges, I decided to give Mr. Potter a modern home. Inspired by the modernism movement which was a huge deal in my country 50 years ago. The large glass windows didn't help my budget at all, though.
    Mr. Potter will find his place with lots of greenery and sober colors inside. Concrete floors complete the modern feel.

    FORUM ID: nicolethebowl
    ORIGIN ID: nicolethebowl
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Desert Flat
    LOT COST: 2, 367
    BUILD COST: 36, 245
    TOTAL COST: 38, 612
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/whGcB
    ENTRY DETAILS: Very plain and simple for an soldier and also neat. Not too bright or distracting colors in rooms other than kids rooms. Plenty of activities for him to busy himself with.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT:Wood & Stone
    GALLERY LINK:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/B65C342711DC11E78E4117952A7A4D81?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 3,500
    BUILD COST: 34,952
    TOTAL COST: 38,452
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/yu1zb
    ENTRY DETAILS: Wood & Stone is a house that is hopefully nice enough for a new start, and even though its sparse in decoration and furnishing - the owner can eventually buy more nice things and make it even nicer.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: withlovejulien
    ORIGIN ID: withlovejulien
    LEVEL: Established, I think!
    LOT: 3 Bed Craftsman Bungalo https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/961BBAB30F4811E78AA01519AC7E9642
    LOT COST: 2K simoleons
    BUILD COST: 37,940 simoleons
    TOTAL COST: 39,940 simoleons
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/w98yr
    ENTRY DETAILS: I decided a craftsman style home would suit David. Craftsman homes have strong design elements and are no nonsense--perfect for a strong and sensible man who is ready to take control of his life. The open floor plan makes it easy to keep an eye on the kids. Decorated in calming blue with bright pops of orange--playing on the tone of the natural wood furniture--Dave sees a bit of the uplifting shade in each of the areas of the main living space. The house flows easily from inside to outside with the large French doors and the bigger backyard with shade trees is a great play space. David liked the patio so much he decided to put his easel out back for some en plein air painting. He might even use his garden for painting inspiration when the plants are ready for harvest. David's room is masculine without being dark and he really appreciates there is space for his punching bag--working out helps him with stress--and the private bath with shower. The rooms for his daughter and son really capture their personalities. The daughter, Darla, is very girly and loves animals! Ricky's room is all about the sky--he wants to be an astronaut.
    SIM: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/D464D40A13E111E784979D804C84730A SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/6rT0y
    ENTRY DETAILS: Dave's clothes are a little raggedy and he feels he is ready for a haircut--he got used to keeping it short in the military but he hasn't been able to afford one in a while. Even though he's prone to bouts of sadness, Dave is hopeful his children will benefit from his new beginning and be even more successful. And now that he is going to be back on his feet soon, he's optimistic he'll find a new partner who will become good friends with his kids (he's a romantic--it's the trait that won over his ex-wife, Justine, even though she's not naturally one for marriage). Dave and Justine get along well. She's really impressed with his new place and even helps out with the kids sometimes while David gets used to taking care of the family again.
    ROOM: Not entered
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please and thank you!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    SPACE FOR PICTURES:

    FORUM ID: golden_glow
    ORIGIN ID: golden_glow
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://thesims.com/gallery/1F96CD0A14BD11E787CA9D804C84730A
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $37,957
    TOTAL COST: $39,957
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/tAfGg
    ENTRY DETAILS: I decided that Dave needed somewhere quiet to get away from the stresses of city living. I chose to build a Tudor house to fit in with the rest of the houses in the neighbourhood. The house has a lovely garden with a fishing pond. Inside, it has enough room for his two children with a large kitchen, den and large bedrooms upstairs.


    Expert

    FORUM ID: FaithofKaela
    ORIGIN ID: FaithofKaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Onyx
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $37,808
    TOTAL COST: $39,808
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/nqAVa
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Solidarity
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 37,497
    TOTAL COST: 39,997
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/ZWWyM
    ENTRY DETAILS: Solidarity is a new beginning for the former soldier. I chose khaki and brown for the house exteriors, being army colours, with pops of bright yellow to resemble 'sunny days'. There is a rear yard for dining, gardening and art. Open concept interior design to give a spacious feel which includes kitchen (the bookshelf is just off this area), dining (there is a computer nook here), bar, chess and living areas. There is fitness equipment in the master bedroom. The children's rooms are on the first floor, one for the girl and one for the boy. There is also a shower room on this floor.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @FoundMarbles
    Sim Challenge: @FoundMarbles
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @popettypop2012
    2nd Place: @Ainsleyf
    3rd Place: @Wildling
    Honourable Mention: @jhgkjhgkjh
    Sim Challenge: @Ainsleyf
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @masajo
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A


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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #66 - Somewhere

    Somewhere
    Karl brings you a cup of herbal tea and reminds you that your new clients will be arriving in 15 minutes. You quickly review the client folder: Rothko Close, abstract expressionist painter; and his wife, Mitsuko Uchida, renowned concert pianist. You know that they are moving from an apartment in San Myshuno but that’s about it!

    When Karl ushers them in, you try to hide your surprise. They are clearly an older couple, but the folder mentioned two toddler girls as a reason for the move from the big city. Rothko takes the lead in explaining their needs and desires.

    “We have already purchased options on two properties: Mid-Nowhere on Windenburg Island and Vista Quarry in Oasis Springs. The latter lot is a little bigger, but we love the isolation of the Island. I will let your design decide which would be more suitable.”

    “So what are we looking at in terms of bedrooms and so on?” you ask.

    “We need three bedrooms, for sure: a master bedroom, one bedroom for the toddlers, and a third for an au pair. We haven’t hired anyone yet; we’re still interviewing.

    “We’ll also need two full bathrooms—one ensuite to the master bedroom—and another half bathroom would be nice. We will definitely need space for Mitsuko's grand piano and space for my easel,” he continues.

    “Any particular style in mind?” you ask.

    “We want a sleek, minimal ultramodern look. Basically, white, maybe a little black, and of course we love the colors of natural materials. But we want our artwork to really stand out. Do you know what I mean?”

    You nod.

    He continues, “And we abhor clutter! Do you know what I mean? Every object, every piece of furniture should have a purpose, should be meaningful. We want the house to be a work of art! Inside and out. Oh, and we’d like some sort of water feature as part of the landscape.”

    “Um, you have two little girls, yes?”

    Mitsuko perks up and answers, “Yes, Kichi and Akiko.” She smiles warmly.

    That sparks a concern of Rothko, “But we don’t want their room to look childish. [You try very hard not to roll your eyes.] It needs to be as sophisticated as the rest of the house. Did I mention that LivingSims magazine is doing a feature on us? They are coming next month to interview us. We’d like to be in our new home by then. Is that possible?”

    You assure them that it is quite doable, and then you all settle on the budget. As they are leaving, you say to Mitsuko, “I have enjoyed hearing you play at the recital hall in Willow Creek.” She gives you a shy smile and a small, formal bow, and the couple leaves. You call Karl back into your office.

    “Karl, will you put together a portfolio of ultramodern interiors for me?” He nods and exits to get started, while you start sketching a house design that will look like a work of art!

    Requirements:
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2.5 bathrooms
    areas for a grand piano and an easel
    water feature (pool or fountain)
    usual kitchen, dining, and living areas
    architectural style: ultramodern
    Ultramodern decor: white with some black and natural materials; lots of artwork
    lot: 20 x 20 Mid-Nowhere lot in Windenburg or 20 x 30 Vista Quarry lot in Oasis Springs

    Budget:
    total of §94,765 [this includes: E.A.S.L. Easel (§350) and Tickle My Ivories Grand Piano (black, §1415); which leaves §93,000 for everything else except the lot price. Assume that the lot is already paid for and is not part of the budget]

    Sim Challenge:
    Create Rothko Close and Mitsuko Uchida and their two toddler daughters, Kichi and Akiko. Rothko’s ambition is Painter Extraordinaire; Mitsuko’s is Musical Genius; both have the Creative trait. Everything else, including the toddlers’ attributes are up to you!

    Room Challenge:
    Create a sophisticated toddlers’ bedroom. Budget: §8,500.

    Official Entry List

    Starting Out
    FORUM ID: undressyourbones
    ORIGIN ID: undressyourbones
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Somewhere...Modern Re-Up.
    LOT COST: §0.00
    BUILD COST: §92,883
    TOTAL COST: §92,883
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15659015/#Comment_15659015
    SIM:
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15659015/#Comment_15659015
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    Established

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Artist Family Home
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/7EB0BD0E179811E7850917952A7A4D81
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 92,321
    TOTAL COST: 93,821
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/OhCty
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15656718/#Comment_15656718
    SIM: Late Start
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/9527721D179811E7853C17952A7A4D81
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/oabD2
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: Toddler Panache https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/CA1792DC170111E7878666AA568FC1CB
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/jCZA1
    ENTRY DETAILS: I stuck with the black and white. I was afraid that adding natural tones would make it too busy. It's very bright with lots of windows and there are two potty chairs, a tablet and some toys on the shelves to make it not too adult. I chose the bubbly wallpaper and crazy light fixture to add at least some fun to the room.
    Constructive Criticism is always welcome.
    No CC


    FORUM ID:FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID:FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT: Light & Stone https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/73A00183176F11E7824E17952A7A4D81?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: §1500
    BUILD COST: §94749
    TOTAL COST: §96249
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http: http://imgur.com/a/wAPvI
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15658160/#Comment_15658160
    SIM: Link to Gallery Upload: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/3A8712B6173F11E7892F9D804C84730A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/b5nAHrX
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15658160/#Comment_15658160
    ROOM: (Name where the Room can be found on The Gallery or N/A if not entering) Link to Room on Gallery
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes! Please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: onehummingbird
    ORIGIN ID: onehummingbird
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT: Marine Minimalism
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 94,764
    TOTAL COST: 96,264
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/XNHfC
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15668623/#Comment_15668623
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: nicolethebowl
    ORIGIN ID: nicolethebowl
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Modern Artists
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 69,396
    TOTAL COST: 89,566
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s61.photobucket.com/user/nicolethebowl/slideshow/Close?sort=3
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15669358/#Comment_15669358SIM: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/8CB32F80179F11E78BBA66AA568FC1CB?category=households&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Modern Artists&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s61.photobucket.com/user/nicolethebowl/slideshow/Close?sort=3
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made the sims adults instead of elders but with wrinkles.
    ROOM: (Name where the Room can be found on The Gallery or N/A if not entering) Link to Room on Gallery
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Ultra Modern Family House
    LOT COST: Already Payed
    BUILD COST: 79,029
    TOTAL COST: 79,029
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/gallery/P9o7u
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15671203/#Comment_15671203
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID:glen1974
    ORIGIN ID:glen1974
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: The Atisuto https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/E98D28A11E3511E78618F4A8A4E0D169?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=glen1974&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: N/A
    BUILD COST:94,049
    TOTAL COST: 94,049
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/I1C3X
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15680916/#Comment_15680916
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: Rostri-Jodu
    ORIGIN ID: rostrijodu
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: We're Home, which was built on the Mid-Nowhere Lot in Windenburg
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 94,764 vs 94,765
    TOTAL COST: 96,264
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/ZxBB6
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15684058/#Comment_15684058
    SIM : The Close-Uchida Clan
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/EUYBN
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15684058/#Comment_15684058
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: Wildling
    ORIGIN ID: theWildlings
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Ultramodern B&W
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/C0D146C91F2A11E7897835DD475ECC98?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST: 91,876
    TOTAL COST: 91,876
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/NMTaD
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15684747/#Comment_15684747
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes

    FORUM ID: golden_glow
    ORIGIN ID: golden_glow
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/670641241FCB11E78DB776614EDF5718
    LOT COST: N/A
    BUILD COST: $93,956
    TOTAL COST: N/A
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/q9Klb
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15687347/#Comment_15687347
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: Withlovejulien
    ORIGIN ID: Withlovejulien
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: 3 Bed 95K Ultra Modern (builty on Mid-Nowhere, Windenburg) Gallery link
    LOT COST: §1500
    BUILD COST: §94,289
    TOTAL COST: §95,789 (including the lot which was not part of the budget)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15687419/#Comment_15687419
    SIM: Link to Gallery Upload: N/a
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: (Name where the Room can be found on The Gallery or N/A if not entering) Link to Room on Gallery: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please and thank you!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL:Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/3D008C09194711E78D4F9D804C84730A?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=nowhere&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST:93772
    TOTAL COST: 95,272
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/mmgIh
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15665032/#Comment_15665032
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Swans Rest
    LOT COST: N/A
    BUILD COST: 94,753
    TOTAL COST: 94,753
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/JGege
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15674836/#Comment_15674836
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Everything Must Glow- https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/4BE8916B1D9211E783B366AA568FC1CB?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: N/A
    BUILD COST: 94,762
    TOTAL COST: 94,762
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1236565759792179
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15678329/#Comment_15678329
    SIM: None
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: None
    ROOM: None
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: None
    ENTRY DETAILS: None
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    FORUM ID: StSciurus
    ORIGIN ID: StSciurus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Somewhere in B&W
    BUILD COST: §84,590
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: here
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15683250/#Comment_15683250
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Mid Nowhere Modern
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/66C6B2681E8C11E782CDF4A8A4E0D169?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    BUILD COST: §87,994
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/EEBJz
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15683811/#Comment_15683811
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: faithofkaela
    ORIGIN ID: faithofkaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Authority In B&W
    LOT COST: N/A
    BUILD COST: $91,313
    TOTAL COST: $91,313 (lot not included in budget)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15685752/#Comment_15685752
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used.

    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: 412 Vista Quarry
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/69E2093F1FF511E7837DFE2E14B8A408?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: N/A
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 94,654
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/jbjtX
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15688147/#Comment_15688147
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @undressyourbones
    Sim Challenge: @undressyourbones
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Wildling
    2nd Place: @golden_glow
    3rd Place: @glen1974
    4th Place: @onehummingbird
    Sim Challenge: @Ainsleyf
    Room Challenge: @Ainsleyf

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @FaithofKaela
    2nd Place: @gmcrozier
    Honourable Mention: @JasonAnthonySterling
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build’n’Share Challenge #BnS67 - Footprints In The Sand

    Footprints In The Sand
    “Karl, has my 10 o’clock arrived yet?” You ask through the intercom.

    His gravelly voice comes back through the speaker. “No, not yet, I guess they are running late.”

    “Hmm.” You think to yourself, “I wonder where they are?”

    It’s not like this client to be late. You have known Kaye for a while now, having built their original home, a home for her husband’s parents and an extension to the home you created when she found out she was expecting twins. You haven’t seen the Johnson’s since Christmas and you chide yourself for not keeping in touch, you had become a feature at Sunday lunches, school plays and the such like, they even asked you to be “odd-parent” to one of the twins. But life has been hectic recently and also, since you found out that Kieran was the illegitimate heir to the Hawthorne Legacy you have found it very difficult to spend time with them and not spill the beans.

    You step away from your desk and head into the reception just in time to see a harassed Kaye struggling up the steps with the twins in tow. Your mind goes back to the first time you met and you helped her up the steps with Kaiden’s buggy. He was so small back then, you just can't believe he’s well on his way to becoming a senior at school.

    Enveloping you in a hug, her Chanel perfume wafts around you. Karl busies himself entertaining the twins so you head back through to the your office to talk business giving him a grateful look as you go.

    “Oh my gosh, what a morning.” She says before you can even offer her a drink.

    “Kieran sends his apologies, something came up at the lab and he just couldn’t get away, and the twins had a doctors appointment this morning, he was supposed to help out there, but you know Kieran, once he gets his head in his work.” She is smiles as she speaks, and the smile reaches her very green eyes, so you know not to worry too much about the state of their relationship.

    “Now how are you?” She asks, those piercing green eyes boring into yours.

    “It feels like we haven’t seen you in ages, Christmas, if I remember correctly. Kaiden is always asking after you, he’s nearly finished his bug collection, boy, do I hope he grows out of that one soon. I found one of his little critters out of its cage the other afternoon, boy does that child make a mess.”

    “I’m good, really good. I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch more, but things have been so hectic here recently, it feels like I’m never even really at my own home!”

    “Well, OK, but you must put the twins Easter play in your diary, they are both playing chickens!”

    You smile, you can see how proud she is of the munchkins that are currently laughing hysterically next door.

    “So, what can I do for you?” You ask, getting back to business.

    “We would like a holiday home. We have an inkling of what we are considering, but it needs fleshing out.”

    “That’s where I come in?” You ask with a smile.

    “Exactly! We heard that you did a special commission not so long ago, with just a footprint of a building. That’s what we have. We have no idea as to what style etc we want to go with, but you know us so well…” She trails off.

    “OK, let’s see what you have.”

    She pulls a piece of folded paper from her purse, and shows you the footprint. It is fairly square, but with a couple of small oddities, perfect for this family.

    “Ok, I have a couple of ideas. What needs to be inside?”

    “Well, the usual. 3 bedrooms, one for Kieran and I, one for Kaiden and one for the twins. At least 1 and a half baths. A decently specced kitchen and a fairly large dining area, somewhere to sit and read and a space for a games table, you know the usual holiday accoutrements. We want to have some outdoor spaces as well, a play area for the children and somewhere that Kieran and I can relax after they’ve gone to bed. Oh, and can you make sure that there are no interruptions from the outside world, I don’t want Kaiden with his eyes glued to the TV or Kieran constantly checking his email.”

    “I’m sure I can manage all that. What’s my budget this time around?”

    “Well, we were hoping you could do it for $125,000.”

    “That will be plenty I’m sure. Oh, where is this holiday home to be located?!”

    “Oh my goodness, of course, well, we bought a lot over in Oasis Springs before the landslide and it looks like things are getting back to normal out there, the lot’s name is Slipshod Mesquite, it’s on the edge of town.”

    “I know it, it’s where Johnny Zest used to live.”

    “Yes, that’s the one. Now I’d better go and rescue my munchkins from your new assistant, it sounds like they are having way too much fun!”

    “Yes, but hearing them laugh like that is gorgeous,”

    “It’s better than the cries I get most of the time, that’s for sure!!”

    She leaves the office and you can hear her giving the details of the Easter play to Karl. He assures her that he will put it in your diary and that you really have been busy lately. He always looks out for you, but you still miss Rose.

    “Mustn’t grumble.” You say to yourself and you starting googling for design inspiration.

    Brief

    Download this footprint from the gallery and do your thing, the style and layout is completely up to you. It can be oriented any way you wish.

    $125,000 budget
    A 3 Bed home
    One master bedroom
    One bedroom for a teenage boy
    One bedroom for twin toddlers of unknown gender
    At least 1.5 baths
    A well specced kitchen
    Large Dining area
    Well appointed Living Area (no TV or PC though)
    A place to read
    An outdoor play area for the children
    An outdoor area for the adults

    Notes: You can not add to the footprint, however the use of the footprint is entirely up to you. You can designate part of the footprint to be outdoor space. You may add basements and/or storeys if you wish, but if they are part of the indoor area, they may not go outside of the footprint. We will need an Overhead shot of your build with Grid Lines on just so that we can ensure that the rules have been followed.


    Sim challenge:
    You can find out more about the Johnsons’ here, here and here. This time around we want to see them exploring their holiday home and generally having a great time!


    Room challenge:
    Please build a holiday reading nook for the Johnsons, you have 20 squares to play with, to layout however you wish, and a budget of $15k.


    Official Entry List

    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID: FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Mesquite marvel ( https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/browse?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false )
    LOT COST: §2000
    BUILD COST: §122952
    TOTAL COST: §124952
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/RYPGA
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15706911/#Comment_15706911
    SIM: Link to Gallery Upload https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/browse?category=households&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/kcJwV
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15706911/#Comment_15706911CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: ALWAYS MOST WELCOME! YES, PLEASE
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A (DEBUG, MOO, Hidden objects, Etc.)

    FORUM ID: e1990r
    ORIGIN ID: e1990r
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Footprints in the Sand
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 126854
    TOTAL COST: 128854
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://originalgibson.blogspot.com/p/bns67-footprints-in-sand.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15716575/#Comment_15716575
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: see forum post


    Established
    FORUM ID: arintia
    ORIGIN ID: bitgarum
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Sandy Summer House
    LOT COST: $5,500
    BUILD COST: $120,475
    TOTAL COST: $125,975 (including lot cost)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: Sandy Summer house has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. On the first floor there is an excellent kitchen with any appliance one could need along with a dining room that can fit six Sims. The first floor leads out to the backyard, which consists of a grill, a six-Sim seating area, a bar, a basketball hoop, a children's jungle gym, and a hot tub. In the basement there is a teen bedroom, a living area that has darts and a table for card games, a reading nook, and finally one-and-a-half bathrooms. The second floor has a bedroom for two tots, a master bedroom, a master bathroom, and a bathroom for the kids to use once they grow older.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, I would like that, thank you!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: I prefer not to use CC.

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 115,332
    TOTAL COST: 117,332
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/VVao9
    ENTRY DETAILS: Santa Fe Holiday Home
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/A9CCE176239A11E78037FCCDE2785077
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15700711/#Comment_15700711
    SIM: The Johnsons
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/AFF921C523EA11E781F2FCCDE2785077
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/dPmKE
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15700711/#Comment_15700711
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    FORUM ID: onehummingbird
    ORIGIN ID: onehummingbird
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: An Oasis in the Spring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $122,988
    TOTAL COST: $124,988
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/ppczh
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15703172/#Comment_15703172
    SIM: The Johnsons on Holiday
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/xZOcs
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15703172/#Comment_15703172
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used


    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Modern Vacation Home
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 58,792
    TOTAL COST: 61,792
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/C01wZ
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15703710/#Comment_15703710
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/gallery/riYBs
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15703710/#Comment_15703710
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15703710/#Comment_15703710



    FORUM ID: twtybrd0707
    ORIGIN ID: twtybrd0707
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Johnson's Vacation Home https://www.thesims.com/gallery/A4D7232A24AA11E785D9FCCDE2785077?category=lots&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=twtybrd0707&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 113,372
    TOTAL COST: 115,514
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/tIPCB
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15704340/#Comment_15704340
    SIM: NA
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS:NA
    ROOM: NA
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS: NA
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Just MOO used


    FORUM ID: GabbitheVampire
    ORIGIN ID: epicuniicorn
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Sandstorm Mansion Download
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 122,926
    TOTAL COST: 124,926
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15716553/#Comment_15716553
    SIM: NA
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS:NA
    ROOM: NA
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS: NA
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC



    FORUM ID:glen1974
    ORIGIN ID:glen1974
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: 'La Mirage' https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/1EF83B8C2AC111E78B44D7A18CD2F0D0?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=glen1974&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:2000
    BUILD COST:120106
    TOTAL COST: 122106
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/KRl2v
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15720850/#Comment_15720850
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID:withlovejulien
    ORIGIN ID:withlovejulien
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: 3 bed 125K mission
    LOT COST:2000
    BUILD COST:122956
    TOTAL COST: 124956
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/W9HIM
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15721195/#Comment_15721195
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert
    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: The Break https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/04CF1EBF23CE11E782533423E325F46A?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $122,936
    TOTAL COST: $124,936
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1245358095579612
    ENTRY DETAILS:http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15701535/#Comment_15701535
    SIM: NA
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS: NA
    ROOM: NA
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS: NA
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: lisa17ann
    ORIGIN ID: lisa17ann
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Family Get Away HERE
    LOT COST: $2000
    BUILD COST: $122,931
    TOTAL COST: $124,931
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15704844/#Comment_15704844
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Summer Breeze
    LOT COST: $2000
    BUILD COST: $115 953
    TOTAL COST: $117 953
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/W7W8Th
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15716290/#Comment_15716290
    GALLERY LINK: Click here
    SIM ENTRY: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes thanks
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used
    SPACE FOR PICTURES:

    FORUM ID: popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID: popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: A family's Oasis
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/6B26D2D4296E11E783D33423E325F46A?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST:109,233
    TOTAL COST: 111,233
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/RBiC6
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15717539/#Comment_15717539
    SIM: NA
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS:NA
    ROOM: NA
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS: NA
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: Wildling
    ORIGIN ID: theWildlings
    LEVEL: I was told to try Expert and so I will... but I don't feel confident at all!!
    LOT: Oasis Family Getaway
    LOT COST: $2000
    BUILD COST: $115044
    TOTAL COST: $117044
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/0O0br
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15719433/#Comment_15719433

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/browse?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=mesquite repose&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 109490
    TOTAL COST: 111490
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/VmGsG
    ENTRY DETAILS: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/15720656/#Comment_15720656please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: 426 Sandy Shoe Lane
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 115815
    TOTAL COST: 117815
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/QakyN
    ENTRY DETAILS: With this being such a large lot, I felt it was necessary to split it into 3 zones. The front yard has a mixture of grass, gravel and drought resistant landscaping. The back yard has more grass and no plum plants and thus designated as the kids area. The back-back yard is natural landscaping blending into the surrounding environment.
    SIM: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @e1990r
    Sim Challenge: @FoundMarbles
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @withlovejulien
    2nd Place: @glen1974
    3rd Place:@ @Ainsleyf
    Sim Challenge: @onehummingbird
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @lisa17ann
    2nd Place: @folala and @gmcrozier
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #68 - Pastel Equinox Designer Showdown

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 10th April

    So the equinox has passed (vernal or autumnal depending on where you live), the atmospheric light is changing slowly and it’s time for another designer showdown!

    Brief: Renovate THIS SHELL into a house with at least 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Feature in some way one of the pastel colors found on the example wall at the front of the lot (this wall can, of course, be eliminated in your final design). The color does not necessarily have to be on a wall or the same wall texture. The color should be pastel and as close to the examples as the game permits (especially for furniture and objects). This does not have to be the only color you use—it just needs to be featured in some way.

    WHAT CAN AND CANNOT BE CHANGED:

    Walls:
    Exterior walls cannot be eliminated or added on to with other exterior walls.
    The wall height may be changed.
    Foundations may be added to the walls.
    The footprint of the house may be moved to any place on the 40 x 20 lot that the game will allow. (The house must be built on the Sandy Run lot in Newcrest.) It may be rotated 180°, if you wish. (Rotating 90° won’t fit on the lot.)

    Windows and Doors:
    Every wall panel that currently has a window or door must continue to have a window or door, but a two-panel window (or door) may be substituted for two one-panel windows (or doors) that are on adjacent panels or vice versa. Same goes for three windows adjacent to each other.
    Windows or doors may not be added to wall panels that do not currently have them.
    Any style window or door may be used
    Doors may be substituted for windows and vice versa as long as they occupy the same space.
    Window height can be adjusted up or down as the game allows.

    Roofing:

    Any style or configuration of roofing or no roofing at all is allowed.

    Porches and Exterior Balconies:
    Porches and exterior balconies are allowed as long as new exterior walls are not used to create them. You may attach an extra foundation to the house for this purpose. Fencing, columns and half-walls may be used.

    Architecture:
    Any style you want
    Other structures (garages, pool houses, etc.) may be placed on the lot (using exterior walls) as long as they are not attached to the main house.
    Extra stories above may not be added, but one basement level may be added.

    Interior Design:
    The interior space can be divided with walls, fencing and half walls, however you want.
    Staircase(s) must be added. (Staircases may also be added to the exterior of the house as long as new exterior walls are not created.)
    Interior flooring may be eliminated as desired: for sunken rooms on the ground floor (with foundation) and/or on the upper floor to create areas open to the ground floor.
    Keep in mind the featured pastel color in your interior design. Otherwise, you have free reign.

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    Landscaping:
    The lot must be fully landscaped.

    BUDGET: §202,500 (§2,500 for the lot; §200,000 for everything else)


    Sim challenge:
    None this time around.


    Room challenge:
    None this time around.

    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID:FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID:FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Artist Residence
    LOT COST:2500
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/9E270F68307A11E78160D52383F2FDBD?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    BUILD COST:179945
    TOTAL COST: 182445
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/PhCGq
    ENTRY DETAILS: This may not be a winner but I did have a lot of fun with it. A real artist's studio occupies the second floor.(At least it is close to my dream studio!) A lot of the living is outside and on the roof top deck. I relied heavily on the blue pastel on walls, furnishings and even a lot of the decorations. I am sure my landscaping has improved this round! (At least I like it.) Hobbies for 4 people include camera, easel, violin, and a guitar for everybody. Even the sculptures on the work table are workable and The "Hansons" seem to love changing them. A very tidy crew, they keep putting much of the kitchen clutter in the dishwasher: cups, drink mix etc.(All comes back on fresh download!) The front yard is just pretty but the back yard is a luxurious place to relax and BBQ in beautiful surroundings. Trees provide nice shade over the benches. Every reasonable space was planted and good soil applied! Athletic equipment is a punching bag and a basketball hoop so they can stay fit and healthy as a group activity.The main space is the art studio that includes a models changing screen, a posing pedestal with a seat and two sources of good artificial light over and above the ceiling light. (Above all, an artist needs great lighting!) As tends to be the case with many artists, wine is on the scene. Best of all the Hanson's really enjoy all the facilities! A good house for Blues fans, pastel blues are everywhere.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, always!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: e1990r
    ORIGIN ID: e1990r
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: BnS68 Spring Challenge
    LOT COST: 2500
    BUILD COST: 198816
    TOTAL COST: 201316
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: BnS68 Spring Challenge
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is a wonderfully, cute, and charming traditional home with a semi-detached single car garage that has access to a basement with loads of storage. It includes 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and a powder room upstairs. Downstairs is a formal entertainment room, a study, a tv room, a dining room, and a kitchen. Outside the kitchen is a covered patio that leads to a small garden with a wedding arch and a pool. The Master Bedroom has its own large, partially covered balcony that sports a hot tube, a small table, and a yoga area. This home is perfect for a small family and can be extended if you need more space. This home has Good Schools, Natural Light, and Penny Pixies. It even features 3 of the pixies that have been seen in this home before by wonderful paintings of each.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Mutske, SimFabulous, Pralinesims, SIMcredible, AdeLana, Fovv, Severinka,Kansascityrose, NynaeveDesign, Ann.W, MadHox, Pilar, Angela, KariAngelova, kurdofe, Lulu, Plasticbox, BuffSumm, Spacesims, Soloriya, AdonisPluto, Devirose


    Established

    FORUM ID: LizGoBucks
    ORIGIN ID: Liz_GoBucks
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT: Sentimental Blue https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/139627B0336011E78E543423E325F46A
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 145,428
    TOTAL COST: 147,928
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/0ilrP
    ENTRY DETAILS: I've been building homes for my daughter's use for a little while now, but this is my first Build N Share entry and it was really fun! I decided to make a modern home with the entire interior in the pastel blue. I'm sure there is a lot of room for improvement but the only way I'm going to get better is to try, so I encourage feedback and welcome all constructive criticism. Thank you! P.S. I read a guide on uploading images to the forum but I'm not sure it will let me (I think this is my first post to the forums and it said about having points?) Let me know if it looks like I've done something wrong. :blush:
    SIM: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please :smile:
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Goth Pastel House
    LOT COST: 5,500
    BUILD COST: 146,549
    TOTAL COST: 152049
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/9dJyP
    ENTRY DETAILS: I had a really hard time doing this. Originally I was going to make it a very traditional bright pastel. Then I thought about Pastel Goth. It had 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert

    FORUM ID: withlovejulien
    ORIGIN ID: withlovejulien
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: 3 Bed 194K Traditional https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/22A09AAC32AB11E78625D7A18CD2F0D0
    (Ridiculous! It took me /this/ long to realize I wrote 3 Bed when the home has 4 bedrooms! I hate that the we can't update our builds on the gallery when we find mistakes. Now it is going to bother me every time I see it on there!)
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 194,110
    TOTAL COST: 196,610
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/0amUA
    ENTRY DETAILS: This was a fun challenge. I decided on traditional because I really wanted to draw attention to the recessed entrance with a gable and have a lovely covered porch. And my two most recent builds have been modern so time to change it up! I've never participated in a challenge to feature a certain color so I featured a couple of colors downstairs (yellow outdoors and yellow and blue) and a couple more colors upstairs (a pink bedroom and a light orange bedroom). Thanks to @StSciurus for the interesting shell! I had the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and work my little grey cells. In the end (ahem--won't say how long /that/ took), I was happy with the flow of the floor plan.
    SIM: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please and thank you!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Newcrest Family Home
    Gallery LINK:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/7D4BC04933B711E78E99D7A18CD2F0D0?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:2,500
    BUILD COST:153,382
    TOTAL COST: 155,882
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/zBFYd
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose a traditional suburban style home with a mainly neutral colour exterior. For the interior, I decided on mainly browns and neutrals with some pastel rooms like the bedrooms. The toddler and teen rooms are lavender based and the main bedroom is light blue. The kitchen also has some light blue accents on it.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NO CC

    FORUM ID: MeaganJo
    ORIGIN ID: MeaganJo
    LEVEL: Expert (although I would rather say advanced)
    LOT: SunnyVale
    Gallery: https://www.thesims.com/gallery/7D0B157B350611E7858A3423E325F46A?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=meaganjo&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 146.002
    TOTAL COST: 148,502
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/aPsNF
    ENTRY DETAILS: This 4 BD 2 1/2 Bath spacious, Country style home features pastel yellow using wall coloring and some furnishings. This home has a 3/4 wrap around porch, fully landscaped with an inviting backyard for your Sims entertainment needs. Enjoy meals in your eat in kitchen or take it on into the more formal dining room. Your Sims will enjoy starting their family in this sunny and comforting home.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NO CC

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/3B59E79334FF11E78DAFD7A18CD2F0D0?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=Spring clean&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 159,210
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/IphOm
    ENTRY DETAILS: A traditional 5 bed family home. I picked the peach (or orange?) pastel colour as my inspiration.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: House of the Rising Sun Gallery Link: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/5C3E121F35E311E789CCC26B009BB2A4?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2500
    BUILD COST: 182,652
    TOTAL COST: 185152
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1270516293063792
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to do something different- so I went with the traditional floorplan Astylings of an ancient Roman villa but designed for a more modern empire. I used the pastel sun to represent the rising sun that the owner of this home feels their empire to be experiencing but I also leaned heavily on deeper orange throughout the decor to represent the setting sun as most Empires are already in decline when they perceive themselves to be at their height. In traditional Roman villas doorways were often just covered with curtains rather than true doors and that is the tact I have taken here as well- so yes, the curtain hung doorways are on purpose, lol. The fourth bedroom in this build is for a live in servant and is in the basement attached to the kitchen- it has an ensuite bath. There are more notes with the pictures on Facebook.
    SIM: NA
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS: NA
    ROOM: NA
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS: NA
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @FoundMarbles
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @SyddyB206
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @MeaganJo
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #69 - Mr Boddy's Mansion

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 24th May 2017

    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 300k."

    "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: 300k
    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.

    Room Challenge
    Create any of the rooms listed on the brief in whichever style you wish. You have $16,000 to play with.


    Sim Challege

    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


    Starting Out

    CHALLENGE #: 69 - Mr Boddy's Mansion
    FORUM ID:FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID:FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Dangerous Domicile
    LOT COST:3000
    BUILD COST:277441
    TOTAL COST: 280441
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/soeL4
    ENTRY DETAILS: This "Dangerous Domicile" is poorly equipped with the cheapest appliances that could be had and NO Smoke Detector or sprinkler system as are generally found in my builds. It has an otherwise fairly conservative appeal in an antiquated style typical of early country mansions. Sadly, a person might die if they were to jump or be tossed into the pool as there is no exit ladder. Worse, a hapless Sim might be thrown onto the conservatory roof and break through the plate glass ceiling/roof even though it is said to be strong enough to dance on. Worse, an evil Sim could smash the glass while an other is standing on it. I would be very careful about walking around out there! I would also keep clear of the kitchen and get to bed very early so as to claim one of the rooms with a bed (And remember to lock the door!) There is a grand piano in the Foyer to provide music to the ball room if the doors are left open during events. If the Ball gets to stuffy, there is an other set of doors to the deck where one might get a breath of fresh air and enjoy the aroma of the abundance of flowers. The Study is the smallest room in the house, cosy but very functional.The Library has a "Treasure Map" and two world globes should anyone be inspired to try and find said treasure! The dining room is a generous 16 seater and the lounge will accommodate a hapless 13 at full capacity. The Billiards Room is equipped with lovely towels to remove the chalk from one's hands between plays. It really is a nicely appointed Billiards Room with every thing required for pleasant play or just convivial conversations.There are no carpets in the Lounge, dining room, ball room and finally no carpet in Billiard room, SO visitors had better walk carefully lest they suffer a slip & fall accident on all that slippery flooring! Finally, if nothing else kills a Sim, there are poisons a plenty in the conservatory. Money made it is modest by mansion standards! If a Sim were careful, they would very much enjoy a stay on this luxurant lot.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Severinka TSR Artist https://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims4-sets-objects-study/title/billiards-set/id/1333689/


    Established

    FORUM ID:glen1974
    ORIGIN ID:glen1974
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/7A1EC58C3FF011E78BA6958BEA11611F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=glen1974&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:10000
    BUILD COST:284934
    TOTAL COST: 294934
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/pLW4o
    ENTRY DETAILS: Monroe Manor is based on an English stately home which I thought would be the classic Cluedo/Clue style. I have focused on the build aspect only and have not killed any Sims in the making! I tried to keep the furnishings and decor sympathetic to the house style. Lots of chandeliers and wood panelling is used throughout. The billiard table is made with extensive use of MOO and is for decoration purposes only. Please note the typo on the gallery- there are 6 bathrooms not 5!
    SIM: n/a
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: n/a
    ENTRY DETAILS: n/a
    ROOM: n/a
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: n/a
    ENTRY DETAILS: n/a
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a



    Expert


    CHALLENGE #: 69 - Mr Boddy's Mansion
    FORUM ID: withlovejulien
    ORIGIN ID: withlovejulien
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Murder Manor Clue Mansion
    LOT COST: 4000
    BUILD COST: 294,237
    TOTAL COST: 298,237
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: slideshow here
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    So much death! This manor is built for murder. It includes nine different ways to kill your Sims (fire, electrocution, drowning, overheating, food poisoning, exertion, cowplant, anger, playfulness).
    How to use the rooms:
    Lounge--death by fire or hysteria: Fireplace obviously! Playfulness: eat silly gummi pancakes, drink essence of playfulness, read comedy book, watch comedy channel, tell jokes, make silly faces, take bubble bath or play in the tub, view playful sculpture, view playful artwork and trophies (the emotional auras have all been enabled), boost playfulness with happiness from wind chimes, fire, artwork/decorations, comfort, and happiness potion. Keep the hysteria going for a decent amount of time (hours, in fact) so watch the length of time the mood boosts last. This is much harder to accomplish later in the game as the Sims become very sad at deaths in the household.
    Dining room--death by fire or pufferfish nigiri: Fire--fireplace. Pufferfish nigiri: each of the seating areas has a serving of poorly made pufferfish nigiri.
    Kitchen--death by electrocution, fire, or pufferfish nigiri: Dishwashers may break needing to be repaired. If the sim is singed or dazed from shock, they are more likely to die from electrocution if they repair something while it is in effect so I wait until two or more appliances are broken. Fire from cooking on a low quality stove. Grab a serving from the poor quality pufferfish nigiri.
    Library--death by fire: Fireplace. Lighting fireworks indoors.
    Study--death by fire, cardiac explosion: Fire from the fireplace and closely placed rug. Cardiac explosion from anger leading to being enraged. Boost anger by eating flaming spaghetti, looking at angry artwork (the emotional auras have all been enabled), drinking essence of anger, and avoiding fun activities in the room such as chess, video games, and happy fire. This is difficult! I had to remove as much high quality décor as possible so the Sim wouldn't have a happiness boost from well decorated. Having unfilled needs also helps. Sims with the hot-headed trait get a +1 boost to anger and this was necessary to cause death due to being enraged. I was able to get a non-hot-headed Sim enraged but it didn't last long enough to cause death. The angry boost from food is very short-lived. The ghost of Mr. Boddy is useful here as well because he can perform mean socials to boost anger.
    Conservatory--death by drowning, cowplant: Drowning--Keep the Sim swimming in the pool until exhausted. It is more likely to work if the Sim isn't too tired before getting them to swim. It's easier to keep them from getting out of the pool because the option to swim can disappear when they are very uncomfortable. You may opt to place a fence around the pool be there can be no gate. Cowplant--Have the Sim eat the cake twice. This will probably have to wait until the Sim is in the conservatory a second time.
    Ballroom--death by fire, exertion (for elder sims), overheating: Fire--fireplace with closely placed rug. Exertion for elders: workout and workout when tired. Overheating--relax in the sauna at least three times. To make this less guaranteed add in activities between relaxing.
    Billiard room--death by fire, electrocution: Fire--fireplace and fire pit with closely placed rug. Electrocution--wait for many of the radios to be broken and try to repair them (it took forever for me to have a Sim die from electrocution so I didn't have it happen while playing but kept going just to make sure it could happen and it did--when repairing the 8th radio I think and making sure the handiness skill was still at 1 which involved a cheat at that point).
    Playing tips:
    * I like having Mr. Boddy as a ghost in the household. He can put out fires after they have served their purpose (with all of the doors locked, they can't be unlocked until the fire is out--I had Sims die of starvation waiting for the fire to extinguish itself and the fire may destroy the means of death in other rooms when allowed to spread without check. A ghostly Mr. Boddy can still go through locked doors and extinguish fires. He may, however, also extinguish the Sim on fire so he needs to be watched! ).
    * Lock the doors from the kitchen to the dining room, from the conservatory to the outdoors, from the kitchen to the outdoors, and the front door.
    * Since pufferfish nigiri is such an effective method of death, if the Sim survives, I move onto using other methods of death in those rooms.
    * The lot traits of gremlins, cursed, and quake zone mean adverse events happen more frequently. In order to extend play, remove them! Cursed lot trait means fires happen more frequently. Gremlins and quake zone allow things to break more frequently which may cause electrocution if electronic objects are repaired with low handiness skill.
    * Place the extra servings of silly gummi pancakes, flaming spaghetti, and pufferfish nigiri in the fridge to extend the time before they spoil (though the sims still eat them for a while when they are spoiled).
    * A ghostly Mr. Boddy can be the cowplant keeper (may be necessary if the doors are locked) or have one of the other Sims feed the cowplant between turns. If the doors are locked and fire is spreading, the cowplant can die while waiting for the fire to burn out.
    SIM: Will edit to add Sims once slideshow is complete (Gallery link)
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    Link to Room on Gallery
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please and thank you!

    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Cluedo Manor
    GALLERY LINK :https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/817CADF13DF211E78165958BEA11611F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=falseLOT COST:
    BUILD COST:238,018
    TOTAL COST: Not sure how much the lot cost but I will try to find out. It is "UMBRAGE MANOR' in Willow Creek.
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/A3QWC
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I chose to do a colonial style manor for Mr Boddy to invite all the people he wanted revenge on. Most of the appliances are the lowest level and they break easily. The pool can be easily fenced and there is a sauna and complaint in addition to the fireplaces, stoves, low level electrical and other ways of sims to die.
    I played with all the 6 sims and tried to see who survived. The winner was Miss plum, who ended up dying soon after she was declared winner. So there are graves of all of them in front of the house. Mr Boddy ended up alone in the mansion and feeling lonely and miserable.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (YEs, please)

    CHALLENGE #: 69 - Mr Boddy's Mansion
    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Not Currently Uploaded
    LOT COST: $33,000
    BUILD COST: $266,930
    TOTAL COST: $299,930
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1279567778825310
    ENTRY DETAILS: Okay, I went a little left field and did a modern (almost post modern) penthouse mansion version for the Clue: Axiom Edition. Daniel Axiom is my maniacal, billionaire, political aspiring, real estate developer (any similarity between any Presidential figure in RL and my character are COMPLETELY coincidental ) in San Myshuno. Ever the plum for cash he has licensed his name to the board game. In my version of the game I see him as having faked his death, then he has had his lawyer lure everyone over for a reading of his will with the intention of killing them all instead.
    The victims are:

    His wife- JoAnna Axiom/ Mrs. White who is filing for divorce and threatening to take half his fortune with her.
    His mistress- Tryme Guise/ Ms. Scarlett who has been blackmailing him by threatening to expose their affair during the divorce.
    His daughter- Julie Axiom/ Mrs. plum who produced an illegitimate son and then turned over custody of the child to his political opponent and nemesis Brian Reginald.
    His Rival-Brian Reginald/ Mr. Mustard- political rival on the verge of costing Daniel the election. He also has custody of Daniel's grandson whom he refuses to let Daniel Axiom visit.
    His Ex-Butler- Leo Tyrell/ Professor Plum- Seduced his son while working in the household resulting in marriage between the two which has placed his former servant as his equal. Leo also holds the patent on a new type of robotic programming and refuses to turn it over to Axiom.
    His Son- Zed Axiom/ Mr. Green- He married the staff- that's reason enough! In addition the son went "green" and turned in several of the family petrochemical factories for EPA violations resulting in fines in the tens of millions of Simoleans and potential criminal charges against Daniel.
    The above is just for reference sake while you view the pictures- the deaths are at the end of my photo gallery.
    I played through the game and the order of death was Col. Mustard by drowning in the Conservatory- Mrs. plum by Drowning in the Conservatory- Miss Scarlett by fire in the Kitchen- Mr. Green by fire in the Study- Professor Plum in the Billiard Room by starvation. In the end the place was half burned down, full of broken stuff and littered with giants piles of stinking garbage! This was a lot of fun. I played where the sims got to leave their room at the end of their turn and were sent randomly to another room their next turn. In between they had the run of the estate. I've killed sims before but usually just the Landgrabbes in order to get their money- they had it coming. The entire experience reminded me somewhat of the movie High Rise, except there's no pets yet- ha!
    I wanted the overall effect to be fairly dark and heavy as well as very open. The formal rooms on the first floor can flow into one another much like a French castle. I had a candy bowl in the Billiard Room but I'm taking it out before eventual upload- in fact I took it out toward the end of the game. I thought the scare effect would be greater than it was and when the kitchen finally burned down, instead of sims starving to death they just ate candy all day- lol! The bar in the lounge doesn't help either but I'll keep that- ha! I was surprised there were no electrocutions- I had one sim repair three different electrical items while standing in water and not a single shock!. By the way- the kitchen is small. It allows the sink and dishwasher to break down and keep the floor wet- as well sims can't get ANY rest in the room, not even passing out because there is not room for them to complete the maneuver. In this way they will usually go right to bed after getting out of there instead of fulfilling another need like hunger which will kill them. YAY!
    SIM: NA
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS: NA
    ROOM: NA
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS: NA

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None



    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @FoundMarbles
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @glen1974
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @withlovejulien
    Sim Challenge: @JasonAnthonySterling
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #70 - Eco-Existance

    Challenge Deadline: 7th June 2017

    You arrive at Oakenstead in Willow Creek, the lot is completely empty and you check your phone to ensure you are indeed at the right place, but there is no signal. The place feels so calm and peaceful, you go and take a seat on the lush green grass, you lie back and watch the clouds floating across the sky.

    The sound of a cough startles you awake, and you see a man with dirty blonde hair and blue eyes, with a definite five o’clock shadow across his jaw. He is wearing cargo pants and a vest top stood above you.

    “I see the magic of this place has calmed you also. It has such an amazing energy here, don’t you think?” His voice is lilting and comforting.

    “Yes, it is very calming here isn’t it, almost as if a spell has been cast on the place.”

    “Indeed, the house that was here felt, I don’t know, off, so when I purchased the land I just demolished the place.”

    It’s only when he says this that you realise that it’s your client, Matthew Glenn!

    “Wow, so you just tore the old place down? That’s brave!”

    “Yes, feel I want to live in a more simple time, when we lived with the land instead of against it. You might have noticed that there’s no cell reception, I’ve had a blocker installed. Oh and there’s no electricity coming either.”

    “That’s, um…” Struggling to come up with a word other than crazy, you say “Brave” again. Feeling a bit of a dolt, you ask.

    “So, what do you need from me?”

    “Well, I have no clue how to landscape and I really don’t want this place to become an eyesore, Willow Creek is such a beautiful area. I was hoping you’d be able to create me a campsite type space. I had $280,938 which bought me the lot and the old house, then I had to spend $10,000 on demolition costs, which leaves me with $10,000 left to spend on getting this place started. I hope to become pretty self-sufficient, and get enough cash together to build myself a proper home in a while. Who knows, you might be hearing from me again!

    You really hope that Matthew makes a go of his homestead style lifestyle, it would be lovely to come back and help him build his home.

    Brief:
    A campsite style space, including
    ⤏ Cheapest tent, outdoor shower and toilet
    ⤏ A campfire and some chairs.
    ⤏Also one indoor and one outdoor trash can.
    ⤏ Other allowed items are Chess table, Guitar, Cooler, Easel, Bonsai Tree, Yoga Mat, Work Bench, Meditation Stool, and/or Punching (Boxing) Bag, any lighting that is candle powered.
    ⤏ NO walls, fences, roofing.
    ⤏ You may use any remaining funds to landscape your lot.
    ⤏ $10,000 budget

    Note: This challenge works best with the Outdoor Retreat pack, but is still doable without it, substitute the tent with the cheapest bed, and the campfire with the cheapest grill.

    This challenge has been inspired the amazing @euphorialqueen and her inspired #EcoExistence gameplay challenge. You can find out more here. You can add in the #EcoExistence tag for your builds and your Sims.

    Sim Challenge: For the Sim challenge, please create Matthew, with any traits and aspiration you wish, and play through stage one of EQ’s gameplay challenge. You cannot travel to any other region or area in Willow Creek. Remember stage one ends when you reach $50,000 in reserve and have one skill at level 10. There is no electricity, so no computers, no phones, no stereos. We would love to see what he gets up to in your games!

    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: PersRealmsShadow
    ORIGIN ID: PersRealmsShadow
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: EcoExistence
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 9999
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/gve4z
    ENTRY DETAILS: I forgot to take pictures of the lot til tonight so it's got all his garden and his newest cow plant and such.
    SIM: Matt
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/aFI22
    ENTRY DETAILS: So Matt was going to be a writer, and I was going to use pbox's notebook but I couldn't get it to work so he is a freeland botanist instead. He did part of the fishing thing. I dunno how to fix him, he's not showing his stuff as complete when I replace him in the world.
    ROOM: NA
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW:NA
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always

    FORUM ID:FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID:FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: CAMP GLENN
    LOT COST:0
    BUILD COST:9999
    TOTAL COST: 9999
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/ACF53A29476811E78F31958BEA11611F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/jkB4v
    ENTRY DETAILS: Lot has a "Sunny Aspect, lots of "Natural Light" and is an excellent "Home Studio".
    This lovely campsite has all the amenities of home with shower, a log sink, towels, toilet & paper,plenty of coffee and a nice stack of logs for the fire where he cooks most of what he gets to eat. Bounded with Aloe Vera Plants was a good idea as Matthew has twice burned himself in the fire and Aloe Vera is good for burns. The lot has 2 fish ponds and one fore diving into. There a quite a few trees but not so many as to keep out the light. There are plenty of wild flowers as well as some planted garden flowers. Seating are log benches and a stump as suites a camp but Matthew also has the luxury of a proper table to eat at and even room for a guest to join him. It has a punching bag for fitness, a guitar for entertainment and income, a "belly flop of the ancients" in keeping with the rustic camping theme and the other decorative rocks. There is one candle lamp, note pad and pen for keeping notes, a stack of general supplies and dry goods as well as the cooler. There is plenty of open green space for cloud or star gazing. The wide cobbled stone walkways will also serve as the future driveway as he had to sell his pic-up truck for lack of funds in this round. A standard mail box collects both royalties and bills.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    SIM: Link to Gallery Upload : https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/017C558249FD11E782528C7B1FBDCF4D?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW:http://imgur.com/a/DOS7s
    ENTRY DETAILS: Observant, Collector, Angling Ace, Creative visionary, Speed Reader, loves the outdoors, Always Welcome, Great Story Teller, both a night owl and a morning Sim, Out Going and artistically ambitious. Matthew earned 140898 ( today / deadline) in a combination of painting,whims,fishing and song royalties as well as making the aspiration grades as an Angling Ace and now has a new aspiration, to become a Painter Extraordinaire. He had a pic-up truck but had to sell it for lack of funds, he still has the driveway. Matthew's main income has been painting, having created quite a few gallery worthy master pieces that sold for considerable sums. He loves diving into the pond and does so after each completed painting. The remaining 6-7 days he is able to relax and enjoy some other activities and socialize with passers-by. He was abducted once and loves to tell the dramatic story about it. Matthew is an expert in guitar playing and song composition as well as fishing and painting. He has been very happy in his private campground, eating a lot of fish, apples and pomegranates which he obtained while fishing. He is also on a steady diet of yogurt and granola. He now has 2 licensed songs and has collected a few royalties on 1 of them. Matthew pays all his bills, knowing that at a future date he will need the utilities in his house. His diverse interests have served him well!
    He has now suffered the second abduction! Aliens seem to like him!


    Established

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Oakenstead Camp
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/24B2DB7F431A11E788839818C1D261A0
    LOT COST: 9972
    BUILD COST: 10000
    TOTAL COST: 19972
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/uTBwT
    ENTRY DETAILS: Oakenstead Camp is a fisherman's dream. No expenses were spared in the stocking of these ponds. It also has both kinds of magic trees and entry to the cave available to those who've completed level one. I'm not sure if this is acceptable for the game challenge, it just didn't seem that it would make much difference in game play other than making getting to hidden areas more convenient.
    SIM:Nature Boy
    https://www.thesims.com/gallery/DD0DB34D431511E78A079818C1D261A0
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW:http://imgur.com/a/W9C0s
    ENTRY DETAILS: Matthew is a Master Landscape Painter who has managed to earn enough money with his paintings to build himself a home. Despite having no contact with the outside world, except his fishing club, "The Happy Campers", he's become quite the gardener, athlete, cook, charismatic and of course, fisherman, but has room for improvement in all of these areas. Matthew has learned a lot through living off the land. He's independent, a super green thumb, incredibly friendly, observant, a morning sim, a creative visionary and completed his aspiration of becoming a Natural Leader with his club. He's recently taken up chess, guitar, woodworking and meditation but could use a lot of help honing these skills. Miraculously, through the miracle of modern youth potions, he hasn't aged a day since he first entered the 'wilderness'. QUESTION: Should I upload him without skills so others can use him in the EcoExistence challenge? I was unclear here as it seemed the point of the SIM challenge was to get him to level two.


    Expert

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/00F24AEC43ED11E78CA09818C1D261A0?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=oakenstead eco-camp&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 10,000
    BUILD COST:9,999
    TOTAL COST: 19,999
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/SbdFs
    ENTRY DETAILS: A forest with a little river running from a waterfall/rock pool and leading to fishing pools. The campsite is nestled between these.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @FoundMarbles
    Sim Challenge: @PersRealmsShadow
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Ainsleyf
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @folala
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    Build-n-Share Challenge #71 - The Hawthorne Project Part IV

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 21st June 2017

    You sit at your desk, happy in the knowledge that your last client, Matthew Glenn, is ecstatic with how you designed his eco-existence campground. Checking your diary you realise that today is the date that the Hawthorne Project is due to provide you with their new client.

    You buzz through to Karl, and he opens your office door.

    “Karl, the Hawthorne email hasn’t come through to the general email address has it?” You ask.

    “No, I haven’t seen anything yet today. It’s still early though, I’m sure they’ll get in contact soon.” He replies.

    “Yes, I’m sure you’re right, any chance of a coffee?” You ask cheekily.

    “Of course!.”

    “And make one for yourself, we can sit and chat, you cleared the schedule for Ms Hawthorne, so there’s not much else I can be getting on with.”

    “That would be wonderful.” He leaves your office door open and you can hear him humming away to himself as he makes the drinks.

    “So,” you say to him as he brings the mugs of steaming hot, frothy coffees back, “How are Grant and the kids?”

    “Well, as you know, Grant got that job that he applied for over at FutureSim Labs, he is really enjoying his work there. Julia is being a wonderful nanny, the kids manners all seem to have improved since she took over, I mean, started helping out.” He coughs to try and hide his discomfort at his slip about his sister.

    “I can imagine that Julia has got your kids well and truly under control, not that you and Grant weren’t doing an amazing job yourselves.”

    He looks relieved that you overlooked his overshare.

    “Persephone is doing great in senior school, she has a violin recital coming up this weekend, did you get the e-vite that Grant sent out?”

    “I did, yes, and I responded, I wouldn’t miss it!”

    “Christoff’s behaviour has improved so much, he isn’t lashing out at his sister's any more, I think Julia being around has shown him that girls need to be respected as well. His junior high teachers are impressed with the turn around as well. I think he’s going to follow in Grant’s footsteps, he is constantly whipping up concoctions on his science table, some of them are very useful, others, well, let’s just say it’s a good thing we have great ventilation.” He chuckles to himself and you can’t help but join in.

    “And how is Hermione?”

    “She’s a superstar, she’s walking now, potty training has accelerated since Julia, and we’re getting actual words, not just random babbles, her first words were “Det down”, while she was stood on the coffee table in the living room, I guess she knew what was going to be said.” More laughter ensues.”

    The coffees finished, Karl remarks that he really should get back to his desk, there is some filing that he wants to get done.

    He takes the mugs and you hear him washing them up before he sets them back in the cupboard. It’s amazing how much more included you feel with your office door open and you resolve to leave it that way, unless you have a client with you.

    Your gaze turns back to your screen and you sit impatiently waiting for the email you are awaiting, it’s not like Lisa, over at the Project, to leave it this late.

    Feeling restless you start surfing the internet, starting with the local news. “Hmmm, dog crosses road in Sunset Valley”, you think to yourself, meaning there is absolutely nothing interesting going on locally at all.

    Your computer pings and you switch tabs, directly to your email. “At last!” You think to yourself as you see the sender's address [email protected]

    “So, so, sorry for the lateness of this email. Ms Hawthorne wanted to personally vet the next client. They have been approved and I have attached their application. On a personal note, are you going to the SV High recital at the weekend? Might see you there, my boy, Terence, is helping out with the lighting for the show! Look forward to meeting up for a coffee soon. Regards, Lisa.”

    You type a hasty response, letting her know that you will see her there and that you were curious as to why Ms Hawthorne wanted to vet the client, as that was normally Lisa’s job. Still pondering on that you open the attached document.

    “Hi. My name is Purdie Stafford, I recently moved to Sunset Valley to find work, but nothing seems to be panning out for me. I really don’t know what I will do if I don’t get a break soon. I’m sorry if I sound like a whining goat, but, really, I have had enough of this madness, I mean how hard can it be to find a waitressing job anyway?! I know Sunset Valley isn’t Starlight Shores, but seriously! Oh well, I probably won’t get selected for this, I really don’t know why I even bothered with the application, it’s not like I deserve a break or anything. Whatever, thanks for reading this, I guess, if anybody ever does.”

    “Wow.” you think to yourself, that is one moody lady. You check out her application form, wondering her age. “65? Really?.” You wonder why a 65 year old woman is looking for work as a waitress.

    Your PC pings again, the email notification pops up in the bottom left hand corner, the address comes up as Ms Hawthorne’s own. You minimize Purdie’s application form and open up the email.

    “My dear, you may be wondering how this next client ended up finding it’s way through the system, it’s possible I have my technology people have set up filters to inform me of anyone that I know is in trouble.

    You may feel that this is a little unfair on those who do not know me, but when you are in charge, you do have a little more say in things, as I am sure you are aware.

    I knew Ms Stafford back when I was beautiful and a star, she was working in the wardrobe department and always made sure that I had the most wonderful creations to wear, she was a talented seamstress back in the day,

    Now, I am unsure as to why she is in need of The Hawthorne Project, but she was always kind to me, so I wish to repay her in some way.

    I don’t expect that she associates the Project with myself, I am sure she thinks I am long dead!

    Please, do not make her aware of the link, you know that I do not like to be thought of as sentimental or soft.

    Take care.
    Elizabeth”

    You can’t help but wonder at the softness of Ms Hawthorne’s tone, nothing like the austere lady you first met and she used her first name to sign off. “I think she is soft and sentimental, she just doesn't want anyone to know that side of her.”

    “So, Purdie is a grumpy seamstress from Starlight Shores, I think we can work with that.” With that you open your explorer window and start googling art deco furniture.

    The brief:
    A 1 or 2 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 book case.
    The budget must not exceed $30,000.
    Sim challenge:
    Create Purdy, a grumpy, creative elder whose other trait and aspiration is up to you.

    Room challenge:
    Create a studio area for Purdie to be creative, whether that is musical, artistic, or some other outlet. You have a budget of $15,000.


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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID:FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID:FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Deco Delight in Windenburg https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/4A6578A5514511E78AD0C9CBD14E8863?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:1500
    BUILD COST:28500
    TOTAL COST: 30000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/MhWUF
    ENTRY DETAILS:This Windenburg home is a modest 1 bedroom model with hints of art deco. The landscapping has 6 cherry trees so she will be able to "make a cherry pie, darling Billy", plus 4 garden boxes. There are two matching fountains for curb appeal. A Bookcase came with the small computer desk. The appliances are midrange but very functional. There are "Gnomes" to attend to any malfunctions, a "Sunny Aspect" to help curb grumpyness and it is "Homey" to help her feel happier as she develops her gardening, cooking and other handy skills.Purdie seems to love music and has been supplied with a violin AND a piano. The decorating is low key but pleasent with some art to make the home feel richer. A modest but comfortable cottage style house very suitable for a single person.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    SIM:http://imgur.com/a/9pEFy
    SIM:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/EBB3906B4F9611E788393A4C1C746172?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/9pEFy
    ENTRY DETAILS:Purdie Stafford is a grumpy, creative genius. She prefers to be on her home turf. Purdie dresses well being an accomplished seamstress she has not given up style and elegance in spite of her demotion to a simple food server. Purdie takes good care of herself, eating regular meals, playing basket ball, working out and jogging. She very much enjoys the style and fitness magazine. A punching bag helps her work off some off some of that grumpiness. She was not happy with the boxy look of the first build and demanded a more stylish facade. Purdie now seems quite pleased with her move to the shores of Windenburg.
    Room: Painters Play Room
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/F17E0049563311E781A0C9CBD14E8863?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    cost 14991
    Slide Show: http://imgur.com/a/AtOee
    Entry Details: This a large, well equipped studio is ideal for Sims with painting aspirations. It is large, bright and has plenty of artificial light for evening and night work. It has all that an artist could desire plus extras such as a refreshments bar. Sure to inspire painters and sculptors! The lot traits a "Home Studio" with "Natural Light" and a "Sunny Aspect".


    Established

    FORUM ID: PersRealmsShadow
    ORIGIN ID: PersRealmsShadow
    LEVEL: Established (we'll go with that, since I've moved past bare rooms now XD)
    SIM: Purdie Stafford
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/KgiJY
    ENTRY DETAILS: Purdie has lots of memories, and she's just cranky enough to make money off them! Her goal is to be a prolific author off all those snot nosed actors and actresses who took her for granted >:( with thinly veiled name changes she's going to spill all those dirty secrets from the early days of Simmywood! She's a Creative, Gloomy, Neatnick, because I've worked Costume and Makeup, and we become overly Neat in self defense or we'd NEVER be able to find anything after the actors get done >:(
    ROOM: Purdie Study
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/vG5Mt
    ENTRY DETAILS: A study to write all her scandalous novels. She's still got an old mannequin in the corner, and her magazine basket for all her old memories. Pictures of sims in her costumes just make her day, and remind her of what brats they could be, fresh fodder for her computer endeavors! She's got her already published works line up to give her more impetus to continue
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NA

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL:Established
    LOT: Grandma's House II https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/36AA2D814EB511E787DEC9CBD14E8863
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST:28,499
    TOTAL COST: 29,999
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/MNCEj
    ENTRY DETAILS: Nice open space design with fireplace and chimney. It has an attic, but it's an attic, not really a second floor. Very useful for a computer desk and art studio. It's right on the river with lots of fishing and the tree to Sylvan glade is right next door. Garden has a nice variety ✓of herbs, vegetables and fruit. There's a punching bag, chess table, violin, computer, TV, easel and , of course, stove for lots of skill building opportunities. Play tested. Everything works. It's a nice home for someone of retirement age. If the stairs get to be too much, room can always be made on the first floor for the desk and the garden for the easel.

    SIM: More Coffee, Hon? https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/DD0917034EB011E78A09C9CBD14E8863
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/JffBa
    ENTRY DETAILS: Purdie is one art-loving, creative, if not a little gloomy, grandma, with a dream of becoming a successful artist. She's funny (5), can cook and bake (5 each) and has just taken up the violin.
    ROOM: N/A
    Constructive Criticism is always welcomed, but no name calling..HAHA! And thanks for the great challenge @buildnshare, @faithofkaela and @StSciurus and anyone I'm missing..oops.

    FORUM ID: meadowrayne
    ORIGIN ID: orchid094
    LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert) Established
    LOT: (Name where the build can be found with on The Gallery) Green Gem
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST:28 380
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) 29 880
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/gallery/df7zO
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
    Green Gem is a 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage on the banks of the Newcrest River. The kitchen and dining area wood floors are original to the house. Purdie added a light blue tile countertop to accent the navy walls. The island sink allows more prep space for gourmet dishes. After scouring fabric shops, Purdie located an art deco fabric wall covering for her bedroom. After much consideration, she added her own flair to the living room. She painted the walls a bright yellow and coral and added fun furniture and décor. The bathroom tub is original to the house along with the bright pink tile that made her fall in love with the home.
    SIM: Link to Gallery Upload https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/2CB4366E54E411E78AD9C9CBD14E8863
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/fCXnY
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: (Name where the Room can be found on The Gallery or N/A if not entering) Link to Room on Gallery
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media na
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry) none, I do have Command center mod, but I did not use any mods in build

    FORUM ID: RachelShennan
    ORIGIN ID: RachelShennan
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Mid-Nowhere (I forgot to rename it before I uploaded it -
    Can be found here - https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/4A155F6D537811E7896D6931AF6123F2?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=rachelshennan&max=50&maxis=false)
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 28,337
    TOTAL COST: 29,837
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://simmershen.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/sims-4-build-n-share-challenge-71.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: It's a compact house situated out in woodland surroundings, perfect for those sims that don't like social interaction! It has modern furnishings throughout, with splashes of colour to help engage the creative sims! There's a small porch at the back of the house with an easel for painting those landscapes and a yoga mat for early morning relaxation. The build is finished off with a vegetable garden so that the home can be self-sufficient.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Mid-Century Modern Mini
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 27,252
    TOTAL COST: 29,252
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/YJkji
    ENTRY DETAILS: Small, but expandable, house! There is little landscaping, but its so cheap! There are hedges lining the walkway, which makes it seem more expensive. Provides your basic needs, and more!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yesss Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert

    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/6B7204B84E1911E7835CC9CBD14E8863?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=dinky deco&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 28,381
    TOTAL COST: 29,999 (build cost on gallery didn't take bathroom painting into account maybe)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/YaGgj
    ENTRY DETAILS: On the day this challenge went up a video of Frank Lloyd Wrights Hollyhock house came up in my FB feed so I kind of loosely based the house on that, mixed with the mention of Art Deco in the challenge. Its a two bedroom home with open plan living (because walls cost simoleons! )
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL:Expert
    LOT: [url=https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/2B93A1434F1011E785D43A4C1C746172]Purdie Cottage[/url]
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST:28,497
    TOTAL COST: 29,997
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: Charming garden cottage with everything that Ms. Purdie requires. First floor is semi-open plan, which includes a living area, dining area, study, and the kitchen. It also has a lavatory for guests. The yard has the veggie garden and easel area, while the back porch has a punching bag. The second floor has a reading nook at the landing, a bedroom, and a bathroom. Originally had one floor and an attic, the small house was expanded with a bigger second level to accommodate all of Ms. Purdie's needs.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.

    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL:Expert
    LOT: Purdy's Cottage
    LOT COST:$1500
    BUILD COST:$28,088
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) 29,588
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/337E267C52E711E78FE66931AF6123F2?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/EMJGx
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose a cottage in Windenburg for Purdy. It is nice and peaceful there and it helps with her creativity. There is a nice veggie garden in front and every requirement needed for the house including fitness equipment, easel which she really loves to use, a chess table and computer. There is an open kitchen and living room.

    FORUM ID: withlovejulien
    ORIGIN ID: withlovejulien
    LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert) Expert
    LOT: (Name where the build can be found with on The Gallery) [url=https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/8E369F33537A11E78166FC53C8E1ABD7]Fairy Tale Cottage 1bd30K[/url]
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 28,497
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) 29,997
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by) Fairy Tale Cottage Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
    I thought Purdie would like a little quiet place with a lot of warmth and charm to help when she's feeling a bit down. The home is a single story, 1 bedroom with a large garden, lattice windows, and placed next to the shore in Windenburg on a 20x20 lot. There are two exterior porches. A sitting porch with easel in the back which gets morning sun and a side porch off of the kitchen for eating outdoors and play chess where the afternoon sun is lovely. The gardens around the home are decorative and include flowers, vegetables, herbs, and even some more exotic plants (nothing but the best for a special request from Ms. Hawthorne).
    The interior has a large, combined living and dining area which includes a piano, fireplace, computer, bookshelf and a lot of windows. The kitchen is separate but not completely closed off because it uses a doorway instead of a door. It is small and functional with direct access to the side porch and windows looking out over the side porch and nature. The bedroom is at the back of the house and is filled with light from many windows. It has a nice double bed, a treadmill, and a door to the back porch.
    SIM: Link to Gallery Upload
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: (Name where the Room can be found on The Gallery or N/A if not entering) Link to Room on Gallery
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry) Please and thank you!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry) N/A

    FORUM ID: FaithofKaela
    ORIGIN ID: FaithofKaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: [url=https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/4F39B23355E511E7859B6D80A87088EA] Cottage In The Woods[/url]
    LOT COST: $1,500
    BUILD COST: $28,147
    TOTAL COST: $29,647
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Please click here for the slideshow.
    ENTRY DETAILS: Cottage In The Woods is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home created with Purdie Stafford in mind. It's eclectic furnishings and well-stocked garden (all plants are available on this lot) are well suited to the gloomy elder it has been created for.
    SIM: Link to Gallery Upload
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: (Name where the Room can be found on The Gallery or N/A if not entering) Link to Room on Gallery
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) link to media
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: "Post Deco- The Grand Nowadays" https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/7DD035C056E711E7822F66564816A8D8?category=lots&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=tonysterling&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1500
    BUILD COST: $28,464
    TOTAL COST: $29,964
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1307861372662617
    ENTRY DETAILS: Purdie has had a hard life. It was evident from her letter and from meeting her in person... it broke all our hearts... well, now isn't life funny like that- as luck would just happen to have it- Henry, on our staff, specializes in Hard lives, Art Deco, Jazz, Liqour and Late March/Early November romances. Henry was thrilled to take on the job of designing Purdie's house just to hear stories of the Halcyon Days of Hollywood. Sorry, I mean Starlight Shores. Turns out Purdie had even won an Oscar for her work on the slap stick classic "Oh Lord, It's Hay." A movie all about a young lady named Hazel who moves to the big city and gets swept up in the Flapper life while living in a hotel for women where she was nearly kidnapped and shipped off to China by white slave traders... if that sounds anything at all like the plot of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" well, it's not. It's "Oh Lord, It's Hay". Anyway what should have been the road to better things was instead the road to ruin as the Studio foolishly wagered a staggering sum of money trying to cash in on the Disco craze with the movie, "Disco Town High School Murder Spree". After that Purdie was out of work and out of luck... It hardly seems fair, huh? Hardly...
    Until Henry pointed out that she had known LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of rich famous actors and actresses and it sounded remarkably like they were mostly acting out scenes from plum and Gomorrah in their spare time....and, well.... you know.... that's just the sort of thing that makes best sellers and movies of the week. Now isn't it? So Henry set her up with an agent and she's busy writing the hottest tell all book in decades.
    As such we have designed and built a house for the Hollywood Starlight Shores Star that she should have always been! Soaring exterior and flashly interior with a polished shine and aerodynamic lines- Surprising modern touches like an elevated see through pool. Purdie is coming out and this is the house she's doing it in. New clothes, new boyfriend, new attitude and a great big new advancement check from the publisher. Isn't that good, Isn't that grand, Isn't that great- You can live the life you like, nowadays.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None



    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @FoundMarbles
    Sim Challenge: @FoundMarbles
    Room Challenge: @FoundMarbles

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Ainsleyf
    Sim Challenge: @Ainsleyf
    Room Challenge: @PersRealmsShadow

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @pronterus
    2nd Place: @withlovejulien & @FaithofKaela
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #72 - Reuse and Recycle @ The Gym

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 5th July 2017

    Jade walks through your office door smiling, having been a client back when Rose was your assistant, you were a little nervous about her meeting Karl, but her easy smile lets you know that she approves, and she is not a lady that gives her approval easily.

    A brisk handshake and you both sit ready to get on with your meeting.

    “So, I hear Bloodclaw Industries is going from strength to strength.” You say.

    “It is, and I have your company to thank! The Container Houses have been such a huge success. We had no idea, how much profit there was to be made from reusing a resource that was no longer needed.”

    Giving yourself a mental pat on the back, you smile and ask “What can we help with this time around?”

    “Well, we still have a huge number of containers in storage, and I was wondering if we could branch out into the commercial market.”

    “The commercial market?” You ask.

    “Yes, I had an idea, please tell me if you think I am completely mad.”

    “I would never call you mad Jade, brilliant, a little eccentric, but never mad.”

    “Thank you for your honesty, most people just nod and accept everything I say as rote, it’s one of the reasons I came back to you for this project.”

    “I want you to build me a gym, using my containers.”

    You can’t help but gasp. “A gym, using your old shipping containers?” You know you have just repeated your clients words, but this is a little out of the ordinary, then you think back to how you reacted to her initial idea of building homes, and that worked out just fine.

    “You think I’ve finally lost it don’t you?” She asks, but she raises that trademark eyebrow and gives you a challenging smile.

    “It’s certainly one of the more ‘out there’ ideas I’ve ever heard, but then, Rose and I thought that about our original project and that exceeded all expectations, no reason why this one won’t as well.”

    The eyebrow lowers and you can see that she really does think that if anyone is up for the challenge, it’s you.

    “I want all mod cons, but I also want it to be accessible to everyone, no body shaming allowed.”

    “I totally understand that. What’s at the top of your wish list?”

    “Well, workout equipment is a must have, a yoga studio as well, we’ll definitely need a pool, maybe a juice bar or a coffee bar and a cafe of some kind, I’d love it to become a place where people also just come to meet up. Changing rooms of course, maybe a small shop selling workout equipment. A spa area would be great, but I think that’s overreaching for the prototype, maybe if this one is successful we can look at that for phase two.”

    “How many containers do we have access to for this project? And do you have any specifics on architectural style”

    “You’ll have 6 4x10 containers to work with and a budget of $200,000, this doesn’t include the cost of the containers, which we’ve estimated as $10,752, so the total budget allowable is $210,752. As for style, that’s up to you.”

    “Wonderful, I’ll be in touch when it’s all completed, will two weeks be acceptable?”

    “Of course! I look forward to hearing from you.”

    Brief:
    $210,752.
    30×40 lot
    6 – 10×4 shipping containers placed in any formation you want.
    Note: Prior to remodelling, show us the shipping container layout as if you had just finished stacking the containers

    Workout Equipment
    Café and/or coffee/juice bar
    Yoga studio
    Changing Rooms
    Full landscaping
    No, full walls outside of the containers are allowed, you can however use half-walls and fences wherever you wish.
    You do not have to include a Spa for this challenge, however, if you wish to, you can.
    No basements.

    Note, for information on previous Re-Use and Recycle challenges you can head here and here.

    No Sim or Room challenge this time around.



    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: EnviedImperfection
    ORIGIN ID: theSugarPopz
    LEVEL: Starting Out (First Sims 4 build!)
    LOT: The Zen Zone
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 206,868
    TOTAL COST: 209,868
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/IAFlF
    ENTRY DETAILS: Your inner zen awaits you at the Zen Zone. Start off your journey in the relaxing spa atmosphere of the private changing rooms, as you prepare for you relaxing swim or private yoga class. You will have no trouble finding your personal zen within the four meditation areas, yoga garden, jogging track, sauna, massage room, basketball court, two juice bars, artisan café and state of the art work out equipment. The Zen Zone offers several paths of personal discovery of a zen self and lifestyle!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Established

    FORUM ID: hannaht413
    ORIGIN ID: hat413
    LEVEL: Established. Not entirely sure, but I've never done any sort of build challenge before, though I've been building a while now.
    LOT: Verdant Gym and Yoga
    LOT COST: $3,000
    BUILD COST: $122,863
    TOTAL COST: $125,863
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/zfHZt
    ENTRY DETAILS: Verdant Gym and Yoga is an upscale and exclusive gym with the best amenities and a steep membership fee. Climb a rock wall, lift weights, take a yoga class, or even get a massage! After you're done, stop by the café for a quick bite or unwind in the hot tub. Perfect for serious bodybuilders and people who go to the gym so they can tell their friends they're working out when they're actually doing nothing, and everyone in between. Join today!
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID: FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established (?)
    LOT: Gymtastic
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 192387
    TOTAL COST: 195387
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/SKou8
    ENTRY DETAILS: I packed this lot with numerous meditation areas, fountains, basketball mini court, lots of flowers, plenty of space for eating from the espresso-juice bar, full service change rooms, showers for the sweaty, sauna, spa, espresso-Juice Bar, yoga studio, rock climbing, lots of treadmills, full workout machines, a good sized swimming pool, a small creek for foot dipping & good signage. The back lot has the best scenery with landscaping meant to merge with local terrain. There are plenty of spots to just sit and enjoy the gardens. The first 2 customers seem to enjoy the facility. I think it has everything visitors could want!
    Gallery link:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/315CA762605311E78FB7291F6B257650?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: twtybrd0707
    ORIGIN ID:twtybrd0707
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Re-use and Recycle Gym https://www.thesims.com/gallery/1E8CDA145D4311E781B9C9CBD14E8863?category=lots&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=bns72&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 3,500
    BUILD COST: 126,988
    TOTAL COST: 130,488
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/c8rVJ
    ENTRY DETAILS: This gym has a pool, juice/drink bar, meditation area, yoga area, rock wall, treadmills, workout machines, nice sitting areas, bathrooms and locker rooms. I wanted to keep my landscaping more simple in this build.
    SIM: NA
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: NA
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: NA
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None, just MOO


    Expert

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 189,036
    TOTAL COST: 192,036
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/yLa6B
    ENTRY DETAILS: Total Wellness Center is a Spa and Gym with all work out areas open to the outdoors. There are separate men's and women's massage and hot tub areas only accessible through the changing areas. There is a sauna and a day care, a meditation garden and a pool, an outdoor play area, rooftop cafe and piano bar with dance floor and a buffet/fountain in the hallway between the two for events. There are regular yoga classes and climbing walls and the changing rooms offer two private toilet/shower areas each as well as a tub room for soaking aching muscles. There is no equipment shop, but there is a cash register at the front desk where earbuds, fitness and wellness books may be sold.https://www.thesims.com/en_AU/gallery/03C438D15F3311E7807C291F6B257650
    SIM:N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely

    FORUM ID: abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT NAME: Xclusive Fitness Centre
    LOT COST: $3,000
    BUILD COST: 195,689
    TOTAL COST: 198,689
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157682895601744
    LINK TO GALLERY: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/861414165F4A11E7848031B1AA318D0D?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    NB: @BuildnShare, the right and left walls at the back of my build is not full walls. Is the tallest wall in the half wall selection.
    ENTRY DETAILS: Xclusive Fitness Centre has something for all. Great gym and trainer. Two swimming pools, gala and diving pools. Rock climbing for the more adventurous sim, yoga for the more mellow sim, and a massage parlor the sim that need a little extra attention.
    When all the hard work and effort is done, stop by our tiki bar or gab a bit at our Xclusive cafe.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes thanks
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID:popettypop2012
    ORIGIN ID:popettypop2012
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Windenburg Fitness Centre
    GALLERY LINK:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/7E75EEE35A3411E786D46D80A87088EA?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=popettypop2012&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:157,742
    TOTAL COST:
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/QoMXz
    ENTRY DETAILS: I choose to build a modern style gym with a relaxing yoga area and bar with kitchen on the top floor. It is built in where the Pool originally was, in Windenburg. The annoying thing about building there is the members of the Renegade Club keep coming and breaking everything. Apparently, it is their regular hangout. Just a reminder for anyone else who is thinking of building there.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please. Thank you.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: Creepsa
    ORIGIN ID: Creepsa
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: The Airsoft™
    LOT COST: 4 000
    BUILD COST: 186 285
    TOTAL COST: 190 285
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/52Zik
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Airsoft™ is a contemporary gym chain known for its trademark white and brown looks. Made for everybody who wants to get in a good shape, it surprises its many customers with the recycling of old containers and the surprisingly cheap prices.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: -

    FORUM ID: withlovejulien
    ORIGIN ID: withlovejulien
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Ironbound Gym & Spa
    LOT COST: 6,500
    BUILD COST: 203,835
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together): 210,335
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by): Slideshow http://imgur.com/a/8ZojH
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
    The architect decided to embrace the original aesthetic of the shipping containers and incorporate their color, shape, and exterior into the build (the pillars are the corrugated metal and extra support for strength at the edges the shipping containers have. The exterior room trim and foundation are also representations of additional reinforcement.). Because of the incredible, always sunny climate the Sims enjoy, we were able to incorporate a lot of activities in the outdoor spaces. The grounds include a balcony with hot tub, basketball hoops, pool, a detached spa building, a walking track, and patio areas with table seating. The spa includes full body massage, chair massage, spa soaking tub, meditation room, and sauna. The main gym complex includes weight room with nautilus machines and rock climbing walls, yoga studio, café including a vending machine for sandwiches and soda, boxing, changing rooms with shower and toilet, cardio room with treadmills, and a special room with a dance floor and DJ booth to boost the heart rate with fun dancing. The yoga studio has a schedule of classes posted on the wall. The table in the café functions like counter or bar seating overlooking the patio and includes folded cards with information on gym membership. There are clocks in all of the rooms so Sims can time their workouts. The gym uses specialty basketball flooring throughout so there is an appropriately cushioned flooring surface for working out. The more vibration-causing equipment has additional cushioning.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please and thank you!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:: N/A


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @EnviedImperfection
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @TwtyBrd0707
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Creepsa
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,199 Member
    edited April 2018
    Build-n-Share Challenge #73 - Life On A Shoestrring

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 19th July 2017

    As you come into the office one morning, Karl is waiting with a steaming cup of coffee. You take your first sip, and Karl reminds you of the new client coming in 20 minutes.

    “This should be an interesting project,” he says giving you a knowing look.

    “Really? How so?” you answer.

    “You’ll see!” he says mysteriously.

    The client turns out to be a handsome woman of a certain age named Vanessa Hubbard.

    “I’m so glad you could see me on such short notice!” she begins breathlessly.

    “Of course, Mrs. Hubbard. Happy to help. I understand you’ve lost someone dear to you recently. My deepest condolences.”

    “Yes, yes. Thank you.” She dabs a tear from her eye. “But Mr. Hubbard died doing what he liked to do best.”

    “May I ask how he…”

    “Yes, yes. I don’t mind talking about it. He died during the annual running of the llamas in San Myshuno.”

    “Oh my! I’m so sorry! He was trampled…”

    “No, no! Nothing like that. He was watching the event from his favorite sushi restaurant and got a bad piece of pufferfish. He really loved sushi, though. And especially pufferfish.”

    “Oh…” You don’t quite what to say to that. “Well then, um… how may I help you?”

    “Well, before Mr. Hubbard died, we had been talking about relocating our family to Newcrest. We’re kind of cramped right now—what with six children and all. Anyway, we were looking at one of those cute 15 x 20 lots, but there was no way we could afford to build there. But then this happens! And now I have §125,000 from the restaurant to build my family a new home.”

    “So you want a house for seven people on a 15 x 20 lot? That is a tall order,” you say.

    “Oh yes! Tall! The house can be as tall as you like. I will need 5 bedrooms, I think: one for me; one each for my teens, Vincent and Violet; one for Vivienne (child) and Vanna (toddler); and one for Victor (child) and Van (toddler). But please don’t put any of the bedrooms in a basement! I want all my children to have windows to look out of. And the older children will need desks, of course. And it would be nice if they all had a recreation room with fun, age-appropriate activities. Oh, and I’d love to have an ensuite bathroom and maybe a corner—it can be in my bedroom—to sit and read my romance novels and kind of ‘get away’ once in a while, if you know what I mean. [You nod your head.] Let’s see. Did I forget anything? Oh, of course! Maybe two more bathrooms for the kids to share and maybe a little yard for the wee ones to play in? Do you thing that can be done?”

    “I’m sure we can come up with something,” you say confidently while wondering how on earth you can fit everything in on a small lot.

    “Oh my!” she suddenly shouts. “I forgot! Can you make the house look like a shoe? It would make us all feel so at home.”

    “Why not?!” you answer.


    THE BRIEF:

    15 x 20 lot in Newcrest
    5 bedrooms (1 adult, 2 teens, 1 for boy child and toddler, 1 for girl child and toddler)
    3 full bathrooms (1 ensuite to adult bedroom)
    reading nook
    desks (4) for 2 teens and 2 children
    recreation room for all the children
    usual kitchen, dining (for 7), and living areas
    yard for children and toddlers

    STYLE: house made to look like a shoe, traditional interiors

    BUDGET: §125,000 (lot + build cost)

    ROOM CHALLENGE: Create a bedroom for Vanessa Hubbard with a reading nook; Budget: §8,000

    SIM CHALLENGE: Create the Hubbard family: Vanessa (mother), Vincent (teen boy), Violet (teen girl), Victor (boy child), Vivienne (girl child), Van (boy toddler), Vanna (girl toddler). Vanessa’s aspiration is Successful Lineage. Everything else is up to you!

    Entry List


    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established

    ORUM ID: bokylie1
    ORIGIN ID:bokylie1
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Hubbard Boot Home
    LOT COST: $1,500
    BUILD COST: Gallery costs $109,460
    TOTAL COST: $110,960
    LINK TO ENTRY: SLIDESHOW
    ENTRY DETAILS: One shoe didn't seem right for the Hubbards and their requirements, so the house is a pair of boots. The lavender and plants around the boots make it look like the boots are walking through a field. Mrs Hubbard has a spacious bedroom with reading nook. The teenagers have spacious rooms. All the children share bathrooms with each other.
    SIM: Hubbard Family
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Screenshots of the Hubbards are included in the slideshow of the house images.
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please as I am still growing as a builder and know that I may have messed up some things.
    CC CREDIT: No CC is used in my builds.

    CHALLENGE #: 73 - Life On A Shoestring

    LOT: Put A Sock In It

    FORUM ID: FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID: FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established
    Link to Gallery: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/2A43173568A011E78B912E471057C983?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:1500
    BUILD COST:112702
    TOTAL COST: 114202
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/H5mNn
    ENTRY DETAILS: Life On A Shoestring: I am sure they could have had everything they needed without a basement but will be happier with all the activity it provides,fitness equipment, craft table, TV & not to forget a half bath more and an extra shower. As is my usual thinking, this is not open concept but all separate rooms. I just prefer specific rooms whenever possible. This shoe was built to simulate a sock (leg) coming out of the shoe. There are 5 levels all in and it seems a very comfortable shoe; there will be no need to move to a boot! As might be expected, the teen rooms have a fair amount of clutter and like most homes they fail to put things away, thus many books in the reading room are left about on the coffee table. No rug was provided for the dining room because SIX YOUNG PEOPLE EATING would make a mess of carpets. The floor will be much easier to mop. Mother's room and en-suite occupy a whole floor and she has a wonderful walk-in closet. Even though there was little yard left after building they still manage to have a fenced in play ground and some activities for the non-toddlers. There are potatoes, carrots, spinach, sage, basil (Yummy! Pesto), apples and cherries growing well on the lot. A big help to feeding a big family. No comfort was sacrificed to design the home to look like a shoe and no external decorations were applied that would interfere with the appearance of it being a big shoe. It was a bit tough at first but in the end, I think everything worked out and under budget.
    SIM: Gallery Upload: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/CFC07E9D6A8E11E788AE291F6B257650?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/cZTll
    ENTRY DETAILS: Vanessa is an assertive, creative, genius just because I really like smart people. AND a single Mother with 6 children needs to be VERY smart! Vincent is a very responsible teen. He is an odd combination of outgoing but a nature loving bookworm. He is off to an excellent start in the shoe house. Violet is proving to be a night owl and would rather play and eat than sleep! She is a cheerful goofball that wants to be a great painter. She is a great help to her mother by helping to bath and bed toddlers. Victor gives little trouble and will put himself to bed but panics about monsters under the bed. Mom is good at spraying them away. Victor takes after his mom and is a young genius. Vivienne is a cheerful soul and a social butterfly. She is an excellent room mate for toddler, charming Vanna. When Vanna wakes at night, Vivienne tells her stories and that seems to help keep the tot in bed while everyone else is asleep. Van is a silly little guy who seems none to messy, unlike his toddler sibling who seems to love making messes everywhere. This family seems to have no "issues" As they help each other and are good at accepting advise. A good solid group. I think they will do well in spite of losing Dad.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: San My'Shoe'no
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/4B1803936A5111E78843C13EA108331C?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=bns73&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $91,245
    BUILD COST:$1,500
    TOTAL COST: $92,745
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/bV1mR
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted my shoe to look somewhat old and rickety and similar to the old fairytale. I didn't give them any electronics except for 2 old fashion TV's and a radio to stay within the era. ( and cellphones of course ). I am well under budget but I wanted the kid's desks to be used for homework and not computers. My biggest mistake was building in an angle because that made everything very cramped! When I tested this lot and placed it I noticed that the child/toddler boys room have an issue with the wallpaper changing and I have no idea of how to fix it. This really was a challenge to fit everything in it, but fun
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Oh yes please! That is part of the fun.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:N/A

    FORUM ID: SerraNolwen
    ORIGIN ID: SerraNolwen
    LEVEL: Established (if you think I'm picking the wrong category, please tell me. I've been building once in a while in my game, but never shared my builds on the forum before.)
    LOT: Living in a shoe
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 98 835
    TOTAL COST: 99 335
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Link
    ENTRY DETAILS: I've added some details to the captions on imgur, but here is the general idea. The family did not come from money and didn't have very expensive tastes, although the teenagers sur were glad to get their own rooms and an electronic appliance of their choice. As such, I tried to keep a slightly more rustic look in the furniture with added touches of modern comfort where the family members wished to have them. (Violet asked for somewhat more of that modern flair). The kids got a lot of brand new toys to enjoy. As for Mrs Hubbard, she has a very comfortable and large bath. They also got a new tv to gather around on rainy days. While a lot of things are new, the house is decorated with multiple objects from their old dwellings which have some sentimental value. They're little things, really - they didn't have much after all -, the hen on the dining table, the gaslight in the living room, the teapot in Mrs Hubbard's room, the milk jug and branches in Vincent's room and some of the lamps. After all, if they want the house to look like a shoe so they can feel more at home, there should be a few more things inside to remind them of the past years.
    SIM: Hubbard
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made this family rather quickly, so no need to judge it. If you're just curious, most of the info is in the short gallery description. The family gets along quite well, but Violet wishes she could have a more normal life.
    ROOM: Peaceful corner bedroom
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Link
    ENTRY DETAILS: The room was built with a rather complex color scheme. Mrs Hubbard was never one to follow trends. She keeps many objects of sentimental value here: her children's drawings, her favorite books and the first gift her late husband gave her.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No custom content was used in any of this.


    Expert

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Footloose
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 122,808
    TOTAL COST: 124,808
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/UXIhj
    ENTRY DETAILS: Footloose is a family home in the shape of a boot, traditional interior design with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is a recreation room in the basement and a reading nook off the master suite. Front and rear porches with a rear garden for kids and toddlers.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Home is Where the Shoe is
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 123,500
    TOTAL COST: 125,000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: It was a bit hard to pull off, but it IS possible to fit 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a rec room, a kitchen, and a living area in one tiny shoe house. The ground floor houses the dining area, kitchen, living areas, as well as Mrs. Hubbard's room with ensuite. I put her room on the ground floor so that she doesn't have to climb the stairs. The second floor is the girls' floor, which also has the kids' rec room at the landing. The third floor is the boys' floor, which was probably the trickiest to design, given the limited amount of space. The shoe house also has a little yard outside so that the kids can get some fresh air.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @mannanna
    Sim Challenge: @bokylie1
    Room Challenge: @SerraNolwen

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @masajo & @pronterus
    Sim Challenge:
    Room Challenge:
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