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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited August 2018
    Build-n-Share Challenge # 74 - Solstice Designer Showdown

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 2nd August 2017

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

    THE BRIEF:

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

    BUDGET: §80,217 (lot + build cost) [Can anyone guess how we came up with this budget figure?]

    No room or Sim challenge this time around

    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: minimeg2425
    ORIGIN ID:
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT:Mid Nowhere
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 69,873
    TOTAL COST: 71,373
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/lgSRC
    ENTRY DETAILS: I was a dodo bird and forgot to add the 74 to the end of the hashtag so it's just under the hashtag #bns
    I was inspired to build this because house boats, or boats in general remind me of July. As a child I grew up camping, going to lakes, sailing on the ocean, and on the fourth of July we would watch the fireworks going off over the ocean. Boats have a special place in my heart, as does July. I hope everyone enjoys this build!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: linzlulubell
    ORIGIN ID: linzlulubell
    LEVEL: Starting Out (I give myself this level because this is my first Sims 4 BnS entry)
    LOT: cook out look out, not posted to the gallery
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 78,184
    TOTAL COST: 80,184
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: part one : https://imgur.com/gallery/u4ceE
    Part two: https://imgur.com/gallery/lSKsN
    ENTRY DETAILS: Every summer we go to the same place for vacation in July, a quiet, "sleepy" fishing village on the "forgotten coast" of Florida. We have rented several different places in the area, each being dramatically different and in different areas. This year we rented a tall Skinny condo with lots of stairs, I was able to pretty much recreate the floor plan. Our RL condo did not have a toddler room though, our 1 year old had to sleep in a paknplay in our room and it was a nightmare, especially the night someone gave her a bunch of Coca Cola at dinner when I wasn't looking. So wanted to put all these different elements into my build, of the sea (we haul our boat down there and take it to a beautiful island you can only get to by boat or ferry and spend a lot of time out there with my father in law trying to kill us on said boat), Independence Day (with different shades of red, white and blue, that's in July), Coca Cola stuff (for the funny memory), nature (there are tons of wildlife management state parks in the area), outside life with pool and picnic table (we usually play corn hole and place bets on things such as who will do the dishes, etc. No corn hole so I used the horse shoe set.) the kids room (set up with pink and blue to be for either or gender, custom tea time set up with plenty to keep the tots entertained). The lot is right next to the park with lots of grills so no need to have our own with one so close. The upstairs den has a daybed for extra sleeping room as many vacation rentals have. CC, debug & Moo used. Thanks! Super excited about entering in my first 4 BnS!! I've had trouble getting into 4 but the good CC out helps me tie things together better now without my beloved color wheel and patterns.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes! But please be kind it's only the 3rd house I've built in 4.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: All CC has come from TSR. These are the creators objects I've used.
    Simcredibledesigns
    Severinka
    Kardofe
    NynaeveDesign
    Thenumberswoman
    BuffSumm
    Soloriya
    Lulu
    Pilar
    DOT


    Established

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: New England Dream
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST:77,935
    TOTAL COST: 79,935
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/5mgvK
    ENTRY DETAILS: So, I've always had a summer trip. Because I live in Connecticut and my parents don't want to spend a lot of money (except for this year. We're going to Oregon to see the Solar Eclipse.) I'm used to theses style of houses. This one is inspired by Maine, which is one of my favorite places to go. So, it's a super traditional New England house. Also, my family is the epitome of New England. We make our own Maple Syrup every fall/winter and we're huge Boston Red Sox fans.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Nope

    FORUM ID:FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID:FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Deck Hand's Dream
    LOT COST:2000
    BUILD COST:78178
    TOTAL COST: 80178
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/YcWin
    ENTRY DETAILS: Build is based on an old harbor ferry I lived on as a youth while working as a deck hand on Smiths Wharf in Halifax. (My boss would take the ships wheel home with him every night to prevent the ship being taken out), Winters were HE!! but Summer was glorious and some of my fondest memories were created on that old harbor ferry. My neighbors lived on an old battleship. No TVs, PCs or modern appliances. We eat a lot of fish and fresh fruit was a huge treat. Being young and plum, we often played chicken in small harbor craft. A life to survive and thrive! ; not so much for the lucky Keibler Sims. Decor and colors are all typical nautical themed, mostly whites and blues. The metal boxes in the main hall are representative of a closed gas motor (that often took fair amounts of ether to get it to start!) The ships wheel would have been in an enclosed bridge in front of the saloon (living room) if I were true to the original and the dining area and galley were about a quarter of the size of the challenge build. Still, if I'd had my way, the original "White Seal" would have looked more like the Deck Hand's Dream! I could be quite happy in such accommodations still! As anyone familiar with ships will know, I have taken huge liberties in the designing of this build to accommodate B'N'S challenge #74. Landscaping is all done with "debug" plants and rocks. CONTAINS CC (ships wheel, light houses and life preserver) and LOTS of MOO.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes! Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:CC by ShinoKCR

    FORUM ID: Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Midnight Sun
    Link:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/00977F3176F611E78282A1B0FF9750EF?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Mannanna&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1,500
    BUILD COST:$78,704
    TOTAL COST: $80,204
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/vpunO
    ENTRY DETAILS: My build is inspired by the Stockholm archipelago. July is vacation month and lots of families head out to their summer cottages. The nights are light and summer is all about swimming, fishing and fight with mosquitoes

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes,Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert

    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Casa Masiyahin
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 78,217
    TOTAL COST: 80,217
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: Casa Masiyahin, which means "House of Joy" in Tagalog, is a 3 bedroom/2 bath home with plenty of space for family reunions. July is monsoon season in the Philippines, but it can be severely hot as well, so the house has many airy spaces to let air flow. It's also the time when I attend family reunions. I built this house remembering all the family reunions I've attended, so the house has typical Filipino home fixtures on the ground floor, like a basketball hoop, karaoke machine, a mahjong table, and a piano no one ever plays. The second floor is where the hosting family's rooms are, which is usually off-limits to visitors. It also includes a study and a personal gym. Filipino homes are usually gated and have walls around the perimeter.
    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: Calypso
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 78,195
    TOTAL COST: 80,195
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/Lmh6X
    ENTRY DETAILS: July has always been a holiday month and many of these vacations were spent in Greece, a very warm, sunny and beautiful Country. This is what inspired Calypso (also a Greek name), a beach villa with lots going on for the family and many spacious outdoor areas, including a roof terrace with entertainment
    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: Karababy52
    ORIGIN ID: Karababy52
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: BBI Island Retreat
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 78204
    TOTAL COST: 80204
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/Qk1WP
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    This build was inspired by an Island cottage my family stays at for 1-2 weeks during the summer and autumn for deer hunting season. We’ve been going there for decades ever since an ancestor built a log cabin there. The original family cabin is gone now, but some of our relatives own another cottage on the Island and we rent another particular cottage on the beach every year when we’re able.
    It’s a very special, secluded, quiet and beautiful place full of pristine wilderness that means a lot to our family. We’ve celebrated birthdays and holidays such as Independence Day and Thanksgiving on the Island and have made many, many treasured memories together. The Island is accessible by a car ferry or an airport which can accommodate small planes and commuter jets.
    It has only 45 year round residents, but the population blossoms to around 1500 during the summer. There isn’t much development on the Island other than cottages, no hotels, etc., but it does have one combination store/restaurant/gift shop/gas station, one tavern, a one room school house, fire station, post office, coast guard museum, community center, a lighthouse, a few campsites on the north shore, three small lakes and the harbor.
    All the roads are gravel or dirt two-tracks besides the cottage driveways. It’s strongly encouraged if you take a car there to bring along a chainsaw. You never know when a trail could be blocked by a blow down. o.O
    We love it there and hope to go again soon.
    Our cottage actually has four bedrooms that can sleep up to 10 people and only one bathroom, so I made one of the bedrooms into a bathroom upstairs. There should be a dirt driveway out back from the main road too. It’s surrounded by a lot more trees too, but the budget wouldn’t allow for it. The front is all sandy beach too. I did the best I could with the few packs I have. I’m happy with how it turned out and I hope y’all like it too.:)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please and thank you!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC/Recolors but I did use MOO, IGUE and Debug items.


    Results


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

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @FoundMarbles
    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: 3,092 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge # 75 - Diamonds Are Forever

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 16th August 2017

    Right after lunch, Karl pokes his head into your office and says, “Be nice to our next client! Bill and I got our wedding rings from him. He’s a really sweet old guy.”

    “I’m always nice!” you reply. “And Mr. Diamante’s jewelry store has been a fixture in the Magnolia Promenade shopping district for many years. I look forward to meeting him.”

    When Salvatore Diamante arrives a few minutes later, you notice how spry he is, even at his age. His mane of white hair is still full, as is his beard. And Karl was right, he has the sweetest expression on his face, beginning with his sparkling blue eyes.

    “Mr. Diamante! What a pleasure to finally meet you!” you greet him.

    “Please call me Sal. Everybody does!” he answers with a slight Italian accent.

    “So what can we do for you?”

    “Well, I turn 75 this year, and I thought I would finally like to move out of my cramped apartment in Oasis Springs. I was thinking of maybe having a little house built for myself. What do you think? Am I too old to be building a new house?”

    “You’re never too old! And you came to right place! What sort of house were you looking for?”

    “Oh, I don’t really need much. A small kitchen—I like to cook, you know. Maybe, two bedrooms—one for myself and one for when my niece Zanna comes to visit. And I’d love a little garden to grow vegetables and fruit, especially lemons.”

    “Is there any design style you prefer?”

    “No, no! I’m not picky. But you know, I’ve been a jeweler all my life, just like my father. He gave me an uncut diamond when I opened my store in Magnolia Promenade fifty years ago. I still have that diamond and would like to feature it in my new home. Right now I have it in a trunk in my apartment.”

    “This is all very doable! We can have the house ready for you in two weeks.”

    “Ah! Wonderful!” he says with just the glint of a tear in one of his bright blue eyes.

    THE BRIEF:

    • Lot: any size, anywhere in Willow Creek or Newcrest (remember the lot cost is part of the budget)
    • House: 2 bedrooms, one full bathroom and at least, one half-bathroom (the second could be a full bathroom if budget allows); a small gourmet kitchen; usual dining and living areas and anything else you’d like to include for a 75-year old bachelor; garden with planting boxes for vegetables and fruit and at least one fruit tree.
    • Design style: let diamonds inspire you, and be sure to feature Sal’s uncut diamond somewhere in the house. [If you don’t know how to access the debug menu for the diamond, you can download it as a room from the gallery here. The diamond cost (§90) does count against the budget. Be sure to eliminate the wall and shelf unless you want that as part of your build.]

    BUDGET: §75,000 (lot + build cost)

    SIM CHALLENGE: Create Salvatore Diamante (elder) and his niece Zanna Ferrari (young adult and daughter of Sal’s sister Angela). Sal is a foodie, but his aspiration and other traits are up to you. Zanna’s aspiration is Painter Extraordinaire, and she is creative; all other traits are up to you.

    ROOM CHALLENGE: Create Sal’s small gourmet kitchen; Budget: §7,500


    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID:amyybugg92
    ORIGIN ID:amyybugg14
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Diamond Contempo https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/687346D37D3011E78361A05D6D91E4D0?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=bns75&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:2500
    BUILD COST:72,451
    TOTAL COST: 74951
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/6Hsg88
    ENTRY DETAILS: This very modern home is simple, yet luxurious. It is designed with diamonds and jewels in mind. There is a recurring wallpaper with a shiny diamond pattern in the living, dining, bathrooms, and master suite in different colors. The home is decorated with a mixture of jewel tones and bright whites. The display above the desk in the master suite includes, Sal's first Simoleon, his Jewelry Store's achievement plaque, and the uncut diamond that was given to him by his father.
    SIM: Jeweler and His Niece https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/C632B24C7D3011E7847CA05D6D91E4D0?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=bns75&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED if entering - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by or N/A if not entering) Same link as lot entry https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/6Hsg88
    ENTRY DETAILS: Sal's traits are foodie, romantic, and cheerful. His aspiration is Friend of the World because I figured he'd want to have people over to entertain and cook for quite often. Zanna's traits are creative, romantic, and materialistic. I gave her the materialistic trait, because I figure her life has been pretty privileged growing up around her Uncle and Grandfather's jewelry business. Her aspiration is Painter Extraordinaire.
    ROOM: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A (Debug / MOO only)

    FORUM ID: Marellinor
    ORIGIN ID: Marellinor
    LEVEL: Starting out
    LOT: Diamonds Are Forever. https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/EB7521317DE811E78DCA5A9D93EC551C?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Diamonds are forever&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 70758
    TOTAL COST: 72758
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/QthPE
    ENTRY DETAILS: This home has a open plan modern living room + fancy dining room area and a high ceiling. There's a second floor that covers half of the building with two bedrooms and a bathroom. Sal's bedroom is styled with lots of details, diamond inspired and luxurios furnishing. Zanna's room is decorated for a creative painter to get inspired and with an easel ready for her to start creating. Both bathrooms are modern. Sal's kitchen is modern and clean but still inviting and filled with ingredients for him to use when he's cooking gourmet food. The garden has high quality plants with vegetables and fruits as well as a lemon tree.
    SIM: Diamante. https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/E9B571F17DEA11E78EFA08D0BF594FF7?category=households&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=weekly&searchquery=diamante&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/Dcn4q
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Established

    ORUM ID:FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID:FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Diamante Manor: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/232553E87FE311E7898908D0BF594FF7?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Diamante Manor&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:2500
    BUILD COST:71725
    TOTAL COST: 74225
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/sIY7A
    ENTRY DETAILS:This lovely property features 2 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms. It has a fireplace and trophy fish adorn the walls, all having been caught right on the property. Gardens have an abundance of different vegetables and fruit. There are plenty of fruit trees: apple, pear, lemon and cherry. Sals Diamond is the most prominent feature in the den. It is an affordable yet gracious and comfortable home.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A (Debug / MOO only)

    FORUM ID: emere
    ORIGIN ID: osiazul
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Facets
    LOT COST: 2,000 ( Civic Cliffs at Newcrest)
    BUILD COST: 72,705
    TOTAL COST: 74,705
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/mP2yI
    ENTRY DETAILS: Facets is a modern house inspired in the diamond facets and shapes. I used soft colors to reflect the ones of the diamonds and also those of lemon custard and homemade mayo (as Sal loves cooking). I keep and open plan at the first floor so that the featured uncut diamond can be seen from all angles. It is a house full of light with a diamond shaped pool, a balcony for massage and a grill. You can find vegetables and lemon trees at the garden.

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

    FORUM ID:glen1974
    ORIGIN ID:glen1974
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/browse?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=spigoli&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:2000
    BUILD COST:68280
    TOTAL COST: 70280
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/yUMxG
    ENTRY DETAILS: So I took the concept of diamonds and interpreted it in the house design of Spigoli with lots of angles and jagged sharp edges. Its not a cosy house by any means but its design is 'cutting edge' I thought Sal was a cool dude when I created him so I wanted a modern funky house for him to spend his retirement. His diamond can be found on the coffee table (I increased its size). Its open plan downstairs leading up to 2 bedrooms 1 ensuite and 1 family bathroom. Thee is room in the upstairs landing for office space. The garden contains various plant boxes for Sal to potter around in and the lemon tree is already in place.

    SIM: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/2A6655A882BD11E7804608D0BF594FF7?category=households&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=weekly&searchquery=diamante&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/Gn02i
    ENTRY DETAILS: I gave Sal a backstory with him coming from Monte Vista originally. His sister, Zanna's mother recently passed away so she has come to stay with him while he settles into his new house. Sal has the Freelance Botanist aspiration and is a collector, cheerful, active as well as a foodie. Zanna has the Painter Extraordinaire aspiration so I made her creative and an art lover but hot headed.

    ROOM: n/a
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: n/a
    ENTRY DETAILS:n/a

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Diamonds are for Bachelor https://tinyurl.com/yagqlpyc
    BUILD COST: 68,468
    TOTAL COST: 69,968
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: imgur.com/a/Xl1zJ
    ENTRY DETAILS: Cut little house for a modest guy!

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please!!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: The Little Villa
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/5E5ECEC77A6311E78889A05D6D91E4D0
    LOT COST: $2000
    BUILD COST: 72,497
    TOTAL COST: 74497
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/eaPqg
    ENTRY DETAILS: The brief said Uncle Sal still had a touch of an accent, so I thought I'd try to build an Italian villa for him in case he missed his motherland at all. Kitchen has a dishwasher, espresso maker, microwave and computer so Sal can research recipes and keep them organized. Garden has lemons, pears, garlic, onion, carrot, potato, mushrooms, parsley, basil, tomato. There's an easel for Zanna and two full baths attached to the two bedrooms. I used a lot of diamond patterns on windows and doors and put the garden boxes on a diagonal...other than that, I didn't use a lot of diamond shapes, unless you count oval cut. Lot is Civic Cliffs in Newcrest
    SIM: My Uncle Sal
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/2E683AC77A6311E78830A05D6D91E4D0
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/JIXsR
    ENTRY DETAILS: When I saw the name "Zanna Ferrari" I just had to go for a 1960's Italian film star look. She has ten outfits because I just had too much fun dressing her. She's creative, romantic and hot-headed... I just had to add the hot-headed to stay in the Italian 60's film genre. Skills: Painting 6, Charisma 5 and she's level three in the Painting Career..a Hungry Artist. Sal is creative as well, and a foodie and active. His aspiration is to find his soul-mate...He's been single too long. I was going to make him a stereotypical Italian vegetable growing grandpa, but then I thought, he has no grandchildren and Zanna shouldn't get all the sexy. SO, I made him kinda buff... YEAH I know he's 75...but...Gregory Peck was still hot at 75 so.... Skills: Cooking 6, Gourmet Cooking 5, Gardening 5, Violin 4
    ROOM: N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Casa Di Fortuna
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 72,099
    TOTAL COST: 74,599
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/HvcCv
    ENTRY DETAILS: Casa Di Fortuna, meaning 'house of luck', is a small Italian style villa with kitchen, living and dining rooms, 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. As Sal is a keen gardener, there is an outdoor space with fruit and veg, as well as lemon trees by the swimming pool. Other outdoor areas include a bbq patio, sun terrace and a pond at the front. The diamond is placed in the foyer for all to admire, this inspired the swimming pool 'island' which is diamond shaped.

    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: Abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: 007 Bond Street https://www.thesims.com/gallery/FDDC1D2D806411E78D6E3911099CDC23?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1500.00 ( Willow Creek )
    BUILD COST: 73,491
    TOTAL COST: 74,991
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157687562055055
    ENTRY DETAILS: 007 Bond Street is a little gem build in Willow Creek. It might look small but it has all the luxury and class that a secret agent needs.
    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: Sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: suepea
    ORIGIN ID: photobella
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: A Diamond Is Forever
    LOT Cost: $2,500
    BUILD COST: $69,983
    TOTAL COST: $72,483
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://goo.gl/photos/41k4n2mn8gaLzVco6
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is a Diamond shaped Modern jewel of a home is perfect for a jeweler. It’s simple and minimal in design but provides everything that Sal and his niece will need to be comfortable now and in the future.
    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: Sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: faithofkaela
    ORIGIN ID: faithofkaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Casa Di Fiore
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $72,914
    TOTAL COST: $74,914
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Media
    ENTRY DETAILS: Casa Di Fiore is my entry for #BnS75, Diamonds Are forever. It is a two bedroom, two bathroom home created for Sal Diamante and his niece Zanna. Outside there is a small swimmable pond, plenty of flowers. a veggie garden, an orchard and somewhere to sit and eat and watch the birds. It has been decorated in a Mediterranean style to compliment the architecture of the home. Sal's pride and joy, his diamond can be found on the shelf in the kitchen.
    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: kittkat7147
    ORIGIN ID: kittkat7147
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: The Jewel Box
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 72000
    TOTAL COST: 75000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/npcZy
    ENTRY DETAILS: My inspiration for this lot is a "jewel box" home which is a small home that packs plenty of high-end finishes and details. This seemed like the perfect type of home for Sal! His gourmet kitchen is where he likes to spend most of his time whipping up amazing dishes packed with perfect produce from his vegetable and herb garden. Don't forget to visit the diamond grotto pool in the back yard. There's a bench nearby where you can relax and read a book while enjoying the view. Sal's uncut diamond enjoys a prominent place in the study, and there are lots of other "diamond" touches throughout the decor.
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ROOM: Sal's Gourmet Kitchen
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A (I made the gourmet kitchen but went WAY over budget unfortunately )
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Of course!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:
    Vienna Bed Blanket by SaudadeSims


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @marellinor
    Sim Challenge: @amyybugg92
    Room Challenge:

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

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @KittKat7147 & @masajo
    Sim Challenge: @Ainsleyf
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #76 - We're Going Deeper Underground

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 30th August 2017

    Terrance Cophus hates people. He loathes them with a passion. If he had any choice he wouldn't even be in here talking to you. As it is, he doesn't entirely believe you won't screw up what he wants. And you know all of this because he tells you, in blunt terms that leave no question of his feelings.

    You swallow a sigh and put a polite smile on your face. "Don't worry Mr Cophus. I will do everything in my power to give you exactly what you want."

    "Don't you patronize me." He snaps, glaring at you.

    "That wasn't my intent," you say soothingly. "I'm sorry if you feel I was." You can already tell that there is nothing that is going to make this meeting a good one. "What would you like in your house?" You ask, clicking your pen to take notes.

    After several moments of sullen silence, he speaks grudgingly. "I want it far away from people. And I want it 2 stories."

    "All right," you agree, taking notes.

    "I want a vegetable garden and lots of trees on top."

    You blink, "On top? On the roof?"

    "No. On the ground," he snaps.

    "Oh, all right. How many bedrooms would you like?"

    "2."

    "And how many bathrooms?"

    "2. I don't want no one pushing into my room if they have to stay." He grumbles.

    "Will it just be you?" you ask curiously.

    "No." Terrance's glower grows deeper. "And the boy."

    "The boy?"

    "My son. Just got custody of him. Can't sleep outside now can he?"

    "No, you're right. Ok, a suite for you and a suite for him. Anything else?"

    "Yeah. I want it underground." He snarls as you give him a surprised look, "Don't look so shocked Architect who builds houses for fairies. I want my house underground."

    You recover quickly, "Of course Mr.Cophus. I can do that." Now the trees on top request makes more sense to you. "I'm going to assume you would prefer that the lot look as natural as possible."

    "Yes. It ain't a park. Don't want no trespassers."

    "Yes, Mr Cophus." You jot down a few more notes. "Did you have a budget?"

    "80K. And not a penny more! So if your people don't do their jobs right you'll just have to pay for it." He says emphatically, eyes narrowing.

    You strangle your desire to reach over and hurt him, "So noted Mr Cophus."

    "Good. When can you get done?" Terrance demands, getting up.

    THE BRIEF:
    • Lot: any 30x20 lot
    • House: 2 bedrooms, two full bathrooms, must have two underground storeys with a vegetable garden
    • Design Style: The exterior of the lot must look as natural as possible, Terrance doesn't want people traipsing all over his lot thinking it's a park. The interiors are up to you.

    BUDGET: $80,000

    SIM CHALLENGE: Create Terrance Cophus and his son Peter, all their traits are up to you.

    ROOM CHALLENGE: Create Terrance's master bedroom; Budget $5,000


    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: Valuzza90
    ORIGIN ID: Valuzza90
    SIM: Cophus Family
    http://www.thesims.com/it_IT/gallery/D60B82B18BFC11E782498896DEA325FB?category=households&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Valuzza90&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://postimg.org/gallery/2tj3m4ywm/
    ENTRY DETAILS: Terrance is a stern father who hates being connected with the outside world, unlike his son Peter who loves to make friends and
    be popular. Terrance's wife had a car accident and the doctors could not save her, she was the only person who managed to open the heart of Terrance, but after her death he closed herself further and became hyper-protective with her son, fearing that the outside world could hurt Peter as it happened to Terrance.

    Established

    FORUM ID:FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID:FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Hidden Pavilion/ https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/7C2631EE894211E78D478896DEA325FB?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Hidden Pavilion&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:1500
    BUILD COST:78494
    TOTAL COST: 79994
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/aymra
    ENTRY DETAILS: As per request, the house is practically invisible blending in with the surrounding landscape. The front door is obscured and locked to all but family. This is clearly a home for for a grumpy man with muted and dark tones. Art is at a minimum as the preference was for more serious scientific prints and emblems of business success. He even hung a warning sign in the bathroom to tell people to keep it clean.Terrance is such a fuss budget he even mops the garden after watering the plants! His son, Peter, makes up for his Dad's dreary tastes by putting up lots of his own colorful stuff. Terrance is a good father, though he is a grumpy loner with the exception of Peter, whom he seems to enjoy a great deal! They play basketball together, watch movies, fish (A Lot!) and cook for each other, Both seem very contented with this very strange abode!
    SIM:https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/72DF8653894211E78D3D8896DEA325FB?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Cophus&max=50&maxis=false
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/dpqOa
    ENTRY DETAILS: Like Father, Like Son! Both are speed readers,great story tellers, always welcome, observant, collectors, night owls, morning Sims, neat and loners. They are friends only with each other though they CAN mentor in guitar, fishing and painting. Clearly talented and ambitious~ There is a very strong family resemblance. Both are working at improving skills in cooking, comedy, gardening and fitness and Terrance is trying hard to become an excellent parent.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!

    FORUM ID: emere
    ORIGIN ID: osiazul
    LEVEL: established
    LOT: Steampunk Bunker
    LOT COST: 1,500 (Widowshild Townhouse at Follow Creek)
    BUILD COST: 77,743
    TOTAL COST: 79,243
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/QbRqq
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose steampunk because it is the ideal style for an unusual personality. Is the style that rescues the best of civilization that would be kept in a bunker. This bunker is the perfect shelter but it is also cozy. I do not think the signs are enough to drive people away so I hired some gardeners to give a toxic touch to the landscaping. I´m sure people will flee from toxic waste (but we know they are fake, I hope...). The vegetable garden has natural light, this helps not to have a claustrophobic environment even if you live in a basement. Also the vegetables are more delicious Note: The dining room only has two chairs, I do not think our client has dinner guests. Btw I love building something I will use in my gameplay
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none.

    FORUM ID:PErsRealmsShadow
    ORIGIN ID:PersRealmsShadow
    LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert) whatever you think best (I’ve gone for established, hope you guys agree KB)
    LOT: Nothere Cause they "not here"
    LOT COST:
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together)76732
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Not Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: Peter is a bit more together then his da. His room shows it. Dad is still stuck with a pull string toilet, hardcore survivalist type, Peter wouldn't mine moving up and moving out he's already flexing those teen wings. Dad's got a little reading hidy hole for when Peter drives him bats. Bunker build based on an actual bunker layout you can buy XD Also got a gym/living area where the guys can work out out just hang out and watch some tv. Chess in the lower floor landing along with a computer do da. Outside walls are all stone. I dunno tried to make a 2 story man cave. LOL, not many pictures because vertigo is not my friend right now and spinning the camera in tab was holy plum! Got a wee little garden upstairs. Nothing fancy but hey haven't built in awhile though i'd sneak this one in under the wire


    Expert

    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Bunker 706
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 78,473
    TOTAL COST: 79,973
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: Bunker 706 was formerly owned by the military and was later converted into a home, after the military thought that the "Big War" wouldn't happen after all. It is tucked away in a natural forest, hidden from prying eyes. It comes with an enclosed vegetable garden, a military-grade exhaust system, and a former storm drain, which for some reason, is home to plenty of spiders. The furnishings have been renovated to give it a more vibrant glow, a far cry from its formerly spartan interior. The mix of modern and industrial features are a testament to the bunker's origin as a military fixture.
    SIM: Cophus
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: Terrance dislikes people in general, so he built a bunker to get away from everything. He is highly protective of his lot and vegetable garden, which is why he keeps everything in the bunker under surveillance. Peter has more of his mom's traits, being his father's voice of reason in most situations. He also does the cooking and cleaning around the house, which Terrance detests doing. He aspires to be strong mentally and physically someday. The problem is that Peter hates bugs. Terrance's traits are Loner, Loves the Outdoors, and Mean. Peter's traits are Squeamish and Outgoing.
    ROOM:N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:N/A
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: suepea
    ORIGIN ID: photobella
    LOT: Hidden Acre
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $77,753
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) $79,753
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Hidden Acres
    ENTRY DETAILS: Terrance Cophus ex-wife has remarried and no longer wants to care for their young son, Peter. One morning Terrance wakes up to find the child sitting with his suitcase outside the barbed wire fence Terrance relies on to keep visitors away. A note pinned to his jacket simply says, "He's your headache now." Terrance is a man of few words and the ones that come to mind in this situation are not fit for a youngster's ears so he sighs heavily, takes his son's hand and leads him to town in search of someone to build him a home in which to raise his son.
    Terrance is not a poor man but he's never been one to spend money on what he considers "creature comforts." At least not until Peter became a permanent fixture in his life. For Peter, Terrance is willing to soften and bend. A TV and a fireplace? Sure, if that will make his boy more comfortable. A modern up to date kitchen. Ok, that too. Knick Knacks? Maybe a few.
    Bedrooms. That's one thing that gives Terrance pause. He loves the outdoors and is happiest when he can sleep in a tent outside. So how do you make an underground home make a man like Terrance happy? Bring some natural light into his life and give him some outdoor living space even underground.
    Terrance has made it clear that one thing that isn't negotiable about his new living space -- it may be a comfortable home to raise his family in but it isn't open to guests and curiosity seekers who only want to poke their noses in other people's business and bring awful fruitcake. Landscaping is out of the question unless it's to add to the brambles and thorns that seem to grow everywhere. Cleaning out the old swimming hole is out of the question. Murky water will do just fine for both him and the boy. Barbed wire fencing keeps anyone from climbing in and messing with Terrance's garden.
    For the moment, Terrance seems happy with his new abode.
    SIM: Terrance and Peter
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Terrance and Peter Cophus
    ENTRY DETAILS: Terrance is a bit of a hermit and a curmudgeon. One day his ex-wife leaves their son Peter on his doorstep and Terrance discovers he has a softer side. Will the responsibility of a young son bring out the best in Terrance?
    Terrance loves the outdoors, is a genius and a bit of a snob. He is skilled up in handiness, gardening, cooking, herbalism, fitness, programming and video gaming -- all skills someone who would live off the grid must have. He hasn't yet decided if he needs to look for a respectable job -- Secret Agent? Mad Scientist? Or just a stay at home dad?
    As for his son, Peter -- I left him a bit of a clean slate. He's artistic and self assured and ready to learn.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, thanks!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: faithofkaela
    ORIGIN ID: faithofkaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Just Another Park
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $77,260
    TOTAL COST: $79,260
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/tTlhl
    ENTRY DETAILS: This home was built with Terrance's needs first and foremost, he seems like such a loner and a grumpus. Therefore, there are no humorous knickknacks anywhere, the home is sparsely furnished and security is first and foremost throughout. The media provides all the reasoning and whys and wherefores.
    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: Ainsleyfr
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyf
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Home Sweet Crypt
    https://www.thesims.com/en_AU/gallery/830323F78DF611E78F7790314CBED808
    LOT COST:1500
    BUILD COST:77,862
    TOTAL COST: 79,362
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/zhBwV
    ENTRY DETAILS: I had so many directions I wanted to go in...I chose this one. I know the lot isn't "natural", but it is a lot to keep people away and from knowing there's a home underneath, so I hope it counts. If not...well..no one's fault but my own! It's built on Widowshild Townhome in Forgotten Hollow. It's a cemetery and crypt with basement vault with hidden entrance to the apartment below that.
    SIM:https://www.thesims.com/en_AU/gallery/F80796AE8DFA11E786BC90314CBED808
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW:http://imgur.com/a/4w18i
    ENTRY DETAILS:Terrance found Diane to be tolerable, in small doses. It was the kindest he'd ever felt toward anyone but eventually the went their separate ways. 15 years later, she showed up at his doorstep with teenaged boy in tow. "He's your son, you put some sense into his head. I've had it." and she left him there. Now Terrance has to deal with a hip hop DJ wannabe and Peter, his son, has to deal with a very uncool dad...who just happens to be a vampire. Who will end up embarrassing whom? I called them "Undead or Uncool?"
    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: @Valuzza90
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @emere
    Sim Challenge: @FoundMarbles
    Room Challenge:

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @pronterus & @FaithofKaela
    Sim Challenge: @suepea
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #77 - A Park For Rose

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 13th September 2107

    “Whew.” You think to yourself, “I sure am glad that Mr Cophus was happy with what we created for him, relatively…”

    Karl knocks on your office door and advises you that your next client has arrived.

    You hear the sound of high heels clacking along the corridor and hope that whoever the wearer is, that they are a little careful with your hardwood floors.

    The door opens and in walks…. Rose!!

    She almost bowls you over when she envelops you in a huge hug.

    “Rose?! What?! Why?! How..”

    She stops you with a smile.

    “It’s lovely to see you my darling, how have you been? Busy, I bet. It seems Karl is doing a wonderful job in my absence.”

    “He is, I don’t know what I would have done had he not shown up.

    Lowering your voice, you add, “He’ll never replace you, but he makes a good stand in.”

    “And that’s why I am so very good at my job, I know I’m expendable.” Karl remarks, he says it in good spirits, but you feel bad that he heard you.

    Ushering Rose to the sofa by the desk you ask “What brings you to my humble door Mrs Curtis?”

    “Oh you! Stop.” She says still with that unfaltering smile you remember from behind the reception desk for all those years.

    “Dougie and I have had an idea.”

    “Dougie?!” You ask, with a smirk.

    “Well, as you say I am Mrs Curtis, I should get to call my husband by a pet name.”

    “Of course. This idea…?”

    “Oh yes, well, Mr C and I are secretly trying to have a little bambino.”

    You try and carefully hide this month’s issue of esquire magazine, which is on your desk and has a picture of Douglas Curtis III on it’s cover. The article, although focused on his business, makes not so vague hints that the couple are struggling to conceive.

    “Oh Rose, that’s thrilling news! You need me to design a nursery?!”

    “A nursery?! Why would we need one of those, I’m not sending my child off to be bought up by some snot nosed teenager. Oh, wait, you meant a nursery for the house. No, no. We’re not quite ready for that yet. We want a park, one built with little people in mind, a safe place where Mum’s and Dad’s can take their bundles of joy and not worry about them toddling into a swimming pool or a fountain or the such like.”

    “Oh Rose, that’s a lovely idea.”

    “Doug has a plot of land available in Newcrest, Midtown Meadows. We would like you to build it there.”

    “Do you have any specifics in mind?”

    “No, we have absolute faith in your abilities, just make sure that it’s safe.”

    “Of course Rose.”

    “Oh, Doug says we have $250,000 to play with, but he might go easy on you if you make it a little more.” she says with a wink.

    Enveloping you in another hug, she says her goodbyes, you walk her out to the foyer, where she hugs Karl as well.

    “Toodles.” She says as she exits the building.

    THE BRIEF:
    • Lot: Midtown Meadows in Newcrest.
    • Park: A toddler park.
    • Design Style: Totally up to you, but it must contain at least one rose bush.

    BUDGET: $250,000

    SIM CHALLENGE: None this time.

    ROOM CHALLENGE: None this time.


    N.B. Rose was your original receptionist, she married famous adventurer, explorer Douglas Curtis III. There are many challenges related to Douglas Curtis in the archive, including, Curtis, Douglas Curtis, The Third, A Grand Place of Learning, Coming Home To Newcrest, A Curtis New Year, The Play Is The Thing, Tribute and An Autumn Wedding. These might give you a little background on Rose and Doug's relationship and what sort of people they both are.

    Entry List


    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established

    N/A


    Expert

    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) Rosewalk Playground
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 181,398
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) 184,398
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by) http://imgur.com/a/5ZmaE
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
    Rosewalk park includes a castle to play in with a ton of enrichment activities for kids, luscious gardens, a club house with fun activities for kids or adults, a grill area, a comfy seating area, playscapes for toddlers and another for bigger kids (separate, of course), gates at all entrances and exits except for the main one, and lots of seating for parents (or tired toddlers). The park is toddler friendly with potties and high chairs and plenty of comfortable places for napping. (I accidentally uploaded Rosewalk Play Castle&Park before realizing I forgot something so Rosewalk Playground is the official lot entry.)
    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: emere
    ORIGIN ID: osiazul
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Little Stars Park
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 79,535
    TOTAL COST: 82,535
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/QQQwX
    ENTRY DETAILS: Inspired in a merry-go-round this park was designed for toddlers and their families. Surrounded by grassy areas, trees and flowers, toddlers can have fun at the same time that their parents watch them. Kids also have their playground, but they can play together with toddlers. There is a back door to go fishing at this lot, so families can enjoy fish and chips at the BBQ area. The snack area offers ice cream, popcorn and drinks. While having fun all family members can raise different skills. You can find the roses nook where parent can relax when toddlers take their nap. This park is the best place for sunny days and is really friendly with toddlers gameplay.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none.


    FORUM ID: suepea
    ORIGIN ID: photobella
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Rose Haven Toddler Park
    LOT COST: $3000
    BUILD COST: 180,746
    TOTAL COST: $183,746
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Rose Haven Toddler Park
    ENTRY DETAILS: Rose’s Toddler Haven Park was built on the grounds of the family estate of Rose’s Maiden Aunt, Rose. Aunt Rose never married (she wasn’t a very nice person, just a very rich one) Rose was her namesake and the only member of the family that appreciated Aunt Rose and loved her for the crochety old woman she turned out to be. While most of Rose’s family wanted to demolish the Mansion, Rose and her husband had plans for the property that could one day be their family home.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID:Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID:Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Freezer Bunny Play Park
    LOT COST:3000
    BUILD COST:153,945
    TOTAL COST: 156,945
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/OK5Ck
    ENTRY DETAILS: Has a toddler playground with a toy area and nap pavilion and a child's playground with llama game table. There's a picnic area with grills and birthday pavillion, a water slide, a chess pavilion. Building has bathrooms, an event room and game room.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Results


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

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

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @withlovejulien
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #78 - The Hawthorne Project - Part V

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 27th September 2017

    As you sit in your bed surrounded by tissues, of both the new and used variety, your laptop pings, you look around frantically trying to locate it in the sea of white.

    “Got ya.” You say, well whisper hoarsely, as your voice has obviously found somewhere else it would rather be.

    You reach for the laptop and fall promptly onto the floor, your balance seems to have relocated to sunnier climes as well.

    “I wish this stinking cold would go away.” You think to yourself as you carefully maneuver yourself into a somewhat vertical position.

    “Still, at least I can still work from home.” Is the next thought that enters your mucus filled brain. “What did we do before the internet?”

    The email was, as expected, from The Hawthorne Project, detailing your next client.

    Name: Rima Al-Hadid
    Traits: Neat, bookworm
    M/F/TG: Female
    Aspiration: Successful Lineage
    Occupation (Or Former Occupation): Student - High School

    Spouse’s Name:N/A
    M/F/TG:
    Traits:
    Aspiration:
    Occupations (Or Former Occupation):

    Child 1 Name: Joram Al-Hadid
    Child 1 M/F/TG: Male
    Child 1 Traits: Loves the Outdoors
    Child 1 Aspiration: Rambunctious Scamp

    Child 2 Name: Maya Al-Hadid
    Child 2 M/F/TG: Female
    Child 2 Traits: Clingy
    Child 2 Aspiration: N/A

    Child 3 Name: N/A
    Child 3 M/F/TG:
    Child 3 Traits:
    Child 3 Aspiration:

    Further children please list below:N/A

    Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your family, if appropriate, and why you are applying to The Hawthorne Project.

    My name is Edith Moskowitz and I'm writing on behalf of a young teen-aged girl that has earned my utmost admiration; My women's group has sponsored three orphaned refugees and collected the funds to bring them here. We've found homes for each of them, but the eldest, Rima, is unconsolable that she might be separated from her brother and sister, and we can't find anyone that can take all three. She's convinced she can do it on her own. She's a very responsible girl and has a very convincing plan on how to support her family. We've found a local coffee shop that will sell her paintings and a farmer's market that will buy anything she can grow. Her little brother, Joram, is even offering to catch fish for the local fishmonger. The women's group will provide day care so that Rima can continue with her schooling. I really think they have a very good chance and it would break my heart to disappoint them after all they've been through.

    Tell us about your ideal home space:

    They need a home that wouldn't be impossible for them to financially maintain, so nothing too fancy. Rima insists that they can all share a bedroom, but I think they should have at least two, and a bathtub for the toddler. They'd obviously need a place to cook and share family meals, toys and activities for the little ones, books, and an easel and garden for income. They'd also need a place to play and share family time. It should be cheerful and homey so that they feel safe and comfortable, and although the poor dears are very grateful to be here, they are homesick, so at least a touch of the Middle East in the architecture or decorations would be wonderful.


    “Such a sad tale.” You think to yourself. “I’m so pleased that they were selected, they deserve somewhere lovely to live.”

    Brief:
    Use any lot you would like within Willow Creek
    At least two bedrooms and one full bathroom.
    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 $40,000.

    You can find out more about The Hawthorne Project in the archives. You can download the selected family, @Ainsleyf's The War Orphan's here.

    Room Challenge: Create Rima an artist studio, it should be no more than 25 squares in size and cost no more than $10,000.

    Sim Challenge: As this is part of Project Hawthorne:Sims. There is no Sim challenge this time around, however please feel free to enter a Sim, family, or random group of misfits to Project Hawthorne:Sims.


    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: Valuzza90
    ORIGIN ID: Valuzza90
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    ROOM: Artist Studio
    ROOM COST: $9,935
    GALLERY LINK :
    https://www.thesims.com/it_IT/gallery/9D089646A15711E7868B7AE2CCA11599?category=rooms&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Valuzza90&max=50&maxis=false
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, of course!


    Established

    FORUM ID: Laydeecee
    ORIGIN ID: Mamatex
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Sunrise Courtyard https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/FE2202349BB311E780D6E7BB463CB5E0?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=mamatex&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST:37,909
    TOTAL COST: 39,909
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ultKo
    ENTRY DETAILS: A Bright and colorful courtyard style two bedroom home with lots of family gather areas as well as cozy corners for alone time. The courtyard has room to garden and workout or meditate. The eat in area of the kitchen is the perfect place for the children to play while big sis makes dinner.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC or recolors

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Abstract 3 Bedrmhttps://tinyurl.com/y8yrdsnb
    LOT COST:2,000
    BUILD COST: 36,874
    TOTAL COST: 38,874
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/mJ3Qaq
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is a wonderful spacious home with room to expand and decorate.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Nope

    FORUM ID: FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID: FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Home Refuge in Willow Creek
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 38500
    TOTAL COST: 40000
    Gallery Link: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/CAA38973A27811E78ECCB5F2B29B385F?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Home Refuge&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - https://imgur.com/a/folKm
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    In Willow Creek
    "Home Refuge" has 3 bedrooms and one full bathroom.
    Inspired by what I know of Iran from many friends that I have who were refugees from that Country. The lot landscaping includes 4 garden planters with 14 plants of all kinds and 6 fruit trees. A computer in the main bedroom, a chess table, an easel and a grand piano. The fitness equipment is provided by merit of a TV. There is a large book case. A very nice fireplace should provide physical and emotional warmth. The pillow seats are typical of Iran and the sofa is the closest I could find to the correct style. I gave them a dining table though some of my Iranian friends have had me dine sitting on a carpet! The exterior sand walls are very typical though the houses generally have a centre court yard rather than exterior but the budget forbid that kind of realism. All in it should serve the orphanded family quite well. Decorations are a little on the slim side due to budget constraints.
    The budget came in dead on $40,000.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: YES
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NO CC


    Expert

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Suburban Oasis
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST:37910
    TOTAL COST: 39910
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/y4sHz
    ENTRY DETAILS: It's on Bargain Bend in Willow Creek. I went with a Middle Eastern theme because I just love the look. It's really geared toward young people. I used the basketball net as the fitness equipment as I wanted something the boy and the teen could use. I also went a little overboard on landscaping and fencing so had to really tighten the belt when decorating the inside. I've been playing it with the family I created, so it's fully play-tested (thank God as I had placed some toy things where they couldn't be used) and the bills CAN be paid at that cost.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CC/RECOLORS: N/A I made some paintings by reference, mostly to keep costs down.

    FORUM ID: Kementari
    ORIGIN ID: Kementari1771
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Arabian Dreams
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 37928
    TOTAL COST: 39928
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://simplicitysims.blogspot.com/2017/09/ts4-arabian-dreams.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: I tried to go with something that looks like it fits into any neighborhood but with hints of the middle east in the architecture. The interior is supposed to look like things were given to them by the women's group and/or picked up at yard sales. I cut costs by trying to make my own Persian rugs with floor tiles and using a lot of debug items for clutter. All in all I think it turned out okay, I had a real hard time using such bold/bright colors, so out of my comfort zone lol
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NA

    FORUM ID: Abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Home Sweet Home
    LOT COST: 1,500 (15 x 20)
    BUILD COST: 38,495
    TOTAL COST: 39.995
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157685468390502
    GALLERY LINK : https://www.thesims.com/gallery/4ED3FED2A04B11E78351FCAB6C5DEC93?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: This quaint little mid eastern home is simple but stylish. I placed this lot on maxis Crick Caban lot so that little Joran won't have to travel far to fish. There is enough vegetable for Rina to cultivate to sell or feed her family. On the 1st floor Rina also has an inspiring view for her creative juices when she paint. I hope the enjoy their home cause the really deserve it.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: I used wall unlock - You don't need to unlock when down loading this lot. Wall will be there when downloaded. No cc used

    FORUM ID: FaithofKaela
    ORIGIN ID: FaithofKaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Crick Cabana in Willow Creek
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 38,433
    TOTAL COST: 39,933
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/HL5sU
    GALLERY LINK : https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/5B44A100A13411E7817D0E272AAEFB1E
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I believe that Sarayımız means 'Our Palace' in Turkish, and I thought that was very apt for our war orphans, I tried to create for them somewhere that they would be comfortable in an unfamiliar setting. The home is full of play areas for little Maya, where she can sit and play under the watchful eyes of her brother and sister. Rima has her own space up in the tower, away from the noise and chaos of her siblings when she feels the need to unwind. The large floor rug in the TV area was Rima, Joram and Maya's great grandmothers, it was the only thing they managed to bring with them to their new life in Simlandia. The veggie garden may seem a little sparse at first glance, but each vegetable, fruit and herb (not from outdoor retreat) are available due to some careful splicing, and they are all of perfect quality.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: emere
    ORIGIN ID: osiazul
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: There is hope
    LOT COST: 2,500 (Riverside Roost at Willow Creek).
    BUILD COST: 37,397
    TOTAL COST: 39,897
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/VWp8G
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is a one storey house with earthy colors at the outside to evoke the Middle East. The shapes are simple but cozy. I choose blue and yellow for the main areas, to feel you are living in a sunny day. But the colors at the bedrooms are softer, so the orphans can have calm dreams. The open plan will help Rima to work and watch over her siblings at the same time. The backyard will give this family some open space that represents the freedom, vital to keep hope. The backyard door is for Joram who can go fishing from this lot. Rima can do gardening or exercise while Maya is playing with the dollhouse. The easel is at the front terrace so Rima can paint when Maya is sleep, Joram can play the chess in the meantime.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    FORUM ID: AIRIS6962
    ORIGIN ID: Airis6962
    LEVEL: I think I am expert, but sometimes not sure.
    LOT: Inner Oasis
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 37,372
    TOTAL COST: 39,872
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yMf70x7QfniBQ9Yj1
    (I´m not sure if this link works)
    ENTRY DETAILS: I centered on the Middle East style in the architecture and decorations and on the family interests and needs, that is why I placed a big orchard and a fishing pond in the back yard. I set a bathroom in the second floor and a half bathroon in the first floor.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NO

    FORUM ID: Wildlings
    ORIGIN ID: theWildlings
    LEVEL: some time ago I was Expert
    LOT: Genie's Wish
    LOT COST: 2.000 (Daisy Hovel)
    BUILD COST: 37,815
    TOTAL COST: 39,815
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/JWJQi
    ENTRY DETAILS: It's been a while since I've built something for this challenge. Thank you for always inspiring me!!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please!!!


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: N/A
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: @Valuzza90

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

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @AIRIS6962
    2nd Place: @emere
    3rd Place: @abelhinha35
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge # 79- The Third Sister - Carrie

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 12th October 2107

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

    “Sorry I dropped in without an appointment,”

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

    “Not at all. Have a seat.”

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

    “Thank you. How did your concert go?”

    “Concert?” She looks blank for a moment.

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

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

    “I hope it wasn’t serious.”

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

    “Of course. What are you thinking about?”

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

    You nod, “En suites.”

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

    “Sure. Any color scheme?”

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

    “Sure. Did you have a budget?”

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

    Brief
    • Budget 45k
    • Earthtone color schemes
    • Pool
    • Fenced in yard
    • Security system
    • Master suite
    • Half bath in the main area
    • Open concept

    Room Challenge:
    Create Sarah a pool area, we realise that you cannot upload pools as part of a room, so you will not need to upload the room. The pool area must include a pool ;) a place for the Sister's and their significant others to relax and some sort of bar area.

    Sim Challenge:
    Create Sarah and her 'Sister's' and show her hosting a pool party.

    NB There have been previous challenges featuring the Sisters, you can find details in our archives, The Four Sister's Of The Apocalypse and The Second Sister - Journye.


    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: NHuband
    ORIGIN ID: NicHub
    LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert) - Starting out
    LOT: (Name where the build can be found with on The Gallery) - Civic Cliffs on https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/F77ED81EA6FE11E78DD7FCAB6C5DEC93?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=NiCHub&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,000.00
    BUILD COST: 42,784
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) - 44,784
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by) - https://www.photosnack.com/NicHub/challenge79thethirdsistercarrie.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry) - I have built a single level one bedroom home for Carrie using browns, greens, and orange. She has a half bath in the main area of the house and an ensuite in her bedroom. The back yard has a pool and tall hedging for privacy. The open concept kitchen and livingroom, along with the large windows, makes the space bright and appear larger.
    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


    Established

    FORUM ID: FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID: FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Carrie Secured
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 43491
    TOTAL COST: 44991
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/Nb62S
    LINK TO GALLERY DOWNLOAD: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/D0C186E7A70D11E787BA87718D98F3FB?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Carrie Secured&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: A great home for for security minded. Excellent night lighting, two surveillance cameras and a bathroom that also serves as a "Safe Room" . It also boasts a private power box. It has a very high privacy fence and a matching Gate that is kept locked. Carrie has 4 vegetable patches with a total of 16 various plants. An apple tree is just starting to grow in the front near a mature cherry tree. She has all the tools she needs for the garden. There is a pool of generous size, a paved patio and walkways, a guitar, Chess, and fitness via the TV or punching bag. Bonus! With all this security it is comfortable. There are even pool change rooms separate from the main house! The lot was very large for the price and I think that allowed me to provide a little more external luxury. A pretty nice place with an open layout and a traditional appeal. There was 9 left in my budget but I get into trouble trying to use up small amounts...'thought I'd quit while ahead!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A (MOO / DEBUG)

    FORUM ID:Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID:Mannanna
    https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/A86BB677ABA111E785A67AE2CCA11599?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Mannanna&max=50&maxis=false
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Safe In The City
    LOT COST:$1,500
    BUILD COST: $43,497
    TOTAL COST: $ $ 44,997 ( I used up every penny, haha )
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/2tUU0
    ENTRY DETAILS: I pictured Carrie as some sort of celebrity gone broke but still wanting it all. Thus she got high security guarding against fans, and two closets for all her different outfits. plum appliances cause she probably won't cook anyway and if she did she wouldn't notice the difference The house is decorated to her specs in browns and ocra with red splashes.
    Upstairs can be divided into more bedrooms if need be.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: PersRealmsShadow
    ORIGIN ID:PersRealmsShadow
    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) Carrie
    LOT COST: 2.5?
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 44,928
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/sQRNk
    ENTRY DETAILS: Not really entering it, not happy with it at all other than the building shape XD. DID NOT DECORATE (i.e. I used premade room and shoved the items around to fill the areas) Really just wanted to show off the house build itself XD I tried to decorate I did... I couldn't even get out of downstairs before I'd blown budget, let alone the upstairs bedroom! LOL. She's got 2 trees and 2 security cameras and it's in earthy tones :P that's about as close as I got XD
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Nopenope
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Sims Premade Rooms!


    Expert

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: [url=https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/04753052A8A411E784FC87718D98F3FB?maxis=false?category=all&maxis=false&searchquery=Ainsleyfr&searchquery=Ainsleyfr&sortby=newest&sortby=newest&max=50&max=50&category=all&time=all&time=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&searchtype=ea_origin_idSuburban Privacy[/url]
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST:43490
    TOTAL COST: 44990
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/sgrQP
    ENTRY DETAILS: Built on Nookstone lot in Oasis Springs. Open floor plan with loft style bedroom and roof garden. I went modern because it's the only thing I could make work with my interior plan, but I hope it's not too modern. Made the sisters, but haven't held a pool party yet. Will edit to add if I get any good shots.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: Abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: 20x20
    LOT COST: 1500
    BUILD COST: 43 481
    TOTAL COST: 44 981
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157661173211708
    LINK TO GALLERY DOWNLOAD: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/F455B92FA9AC11E7811C87718D98F3FB?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: The distinct feeling I got from this brief was that Carrie loves the outdoor but still wants to feel secure, therefor I built Carrie a log cabin with two security cameras, one in the back and one in the front. The building took most of the cost but it is quite spacious. The reason for this decision was so that Carrie can make changes as her family grows.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A (MOO / DEBUG / SHO)

    FORUM ID: FaithofKaela
    ORIGIN ID: FaithofKaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Carrie's Craftsman
    LOT COST: $2,500
    BUILD COST: $42,309
    TOTAL COST: $44,809
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/UpHJa
    ENTRY DETAILS: Welcome Home! This 1BR/1BA home has been decorated with earth tones as per the client's request. It has an open plan living space, containing kitchen, dining area and double height living space. The double height tower could always be converted, should the client wish to expand in the future. The master bedroom features an en-suite as requested and houses both a shower and freestanding bath. It has a fenced in pool area to the rear.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    FORUM ID: Oliana
    ORIGIN ID: jadeiam
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: The Hawthorne House
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 42,938
    TOTAL COST: 44,938
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: The Hawthorne House
    ENTRY DETAILS: Beautiful earthen tones lend this little house a serenity you will love. Open plan living dining and kitchen, large windows for natural light, one bedroom, one and a half bath, pool, security system and outdoor lounge area. Peaceful house for the single or coupled simling.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes

    FORUM ID: oXseashellXo
    ORIGIN ID: oXseashellXo
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/74D35A7DAB1511E783F787718D98F3FB?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=oxseashellxo&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2,500
    BUILD COST: $42,492
    TOTAL COST: $44,992
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/Kdjjl
    ENTRY DETAILS: Secure Patio is an eclectic, eco friendly home. The exterior is comprised of reclaimed wood and pre-fabricated stone (prefabricated stone is better for the environment because it requires less mining.) The earthy interiors have a nature theme with brown and green as the primary colors - green is sometimes considered a neutral (especially when combined with brown, as in nature brown soil grows green grass). The open concept living/ kitchen/ dining area has a bar, a bass (guitar) and plenty of comfortable seating for large parties all warmed by the grand fireplace. A half bath is located near the large kitchen area. The master suite has a very soft and natural color palate for relaxing nights after crazy days. The luxurious master bath has a separate room for the toilet, and a half wall separating the sink from the soaker tub. The only access to the private patio is through the security room where Carrie can conduct background checks on all sims who wish to enter. Red arrows indicate sims must leave as access is denied and green arrows lead to the large earthy patio if sims are allowed access. The patio features a large pool, a bubble blower, a basketball court, and a dining area. The house is placed on a 20x40 lot, but only needs 20x30 lot space currently. This is for the future expansion. I recommend enlarging the pictures in the slideshow (they are sized to fill a desktop screen).
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none

    FORUM ID: emere
    ORIGIN ID: osiazul
    LEVEL: expert
    LOT: Cocoa
    LOT COST: 2,000 (Asphalt Abodes at Newcrest)
    BUILD COST: 42,929
    TOTAL COST: 44,929
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/mU8BF
    ENTRY DETAILS: I try to keep the same idea from the band challenge (the first and only one I have from this sisters). Carrie's room was brown at my house so I used that color as the main one. Also the name Cocoa evoques a a definite taste, sometimes bitter, but that can be cozy and sweet. Cocoa is a house designed for Carrie, a member of a band. As I remember for the first challenge, she loves brown, play the bass and likes to exercise. So all this activities are available at Cocoa (not bass but a guitar). Also she can have parties or band hangouts, but at the same time she can take a break and relax. Music is everywhere. There is only one entrance to the house with a surveillance camera. It is an illuminated house, but the windows are placed to avoid lurkers. It is a modern house with modern interiors but with an eco touch to make the ensemble more cozy (and less modern I hope lol).
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none.



    Results


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

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

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Oliana
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #80 - The Wishes of the Dead

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 25th October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "No," you say hesitantly.

    "I can."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "All of that is feasible."

    "Good." she looks around, "There are 12 graves here now, but the city is going to re open this cemetery and has added land to its boundaries. They have also given a budget of 55,000."

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

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

    Brief:
    Create the graveyard on any lot as long as it's 30x40 or over. It must include:
    • a Mausoleum
    • a groundskeepers cottage, consisting, 1bedroom, 1 bathroom and the usual living and kitchen areas, an office space of some kind, with ample space for three large dogs (they'll be joining Erisa next month :wink: )
    • landscaping
    The styling is your choice.
    Your budget is $55,000

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

    Room Challenge:
    Create Erisa's bedroom, you have just $8,000 for this.


    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: NHuband
    ORIGIN ID: NicHub
    LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert) - Starting Out
    LOT: (Name where the build can be found with on The Gallery - Avarice Acres - https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/64CA7063B16311E787E205A57EEC9667?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=NicHub&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 51,986
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) 54,986
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by) - https://www.photosnack.com/NicHub/bns80wishesofthedead.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: I have built a graveyard with a small mausoleum and a 1 bedroom cottage for Erisa with a separate entrance for the office and a separate entrance for the small viewing or funeral room. The graveyard has some benches for people to sit and visit their loved ones, with lots of room for more gravestones. There is a little landscaping with flowers and a fountain with seating close by. There are two gates into the lot, one by the mausoleum and one by the gravestones.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry - YES PLEASE
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry) - n/a

    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2
    LEVEL: Starting out
    LOT: Grave Keeper's Paradise
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 51,906
    TOTAL COST: 54,906
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.photosnack.com/JosieAnglinNetxpre/101617105012am.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to make sure Erisa was going to be comfortable in her home. She's able to easily access the graveyard and mausoleum through a back entrance. There's two gates on the property. One entrance is for the graveyard and the other is leading to her home. The landscaping is sparse because I was focusing on her home and the mausoleum structure more than actual landscaping.
    SIM: Erisa Bonekeeper
    SIM ENTRY DETAILS: I gave her the traits - Loner, Clumsy, Neat as well the aspiration of Nerd Brain.
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16090433/#Comment_16090433
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: #NoCC

    FORUM ID: stangmix2
    ORIGIN ID: stangmix2
    LEVEL: Starting out
    LOT: Willow Graveyard
    LOT COST: 2000
    BUILD COST: 50980
    TOTAL COST: 52980
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/42c08
    ENTRY DETAILS: Hi! First time to enter this challenge. I don't consider myself much of a builder, I can probably count the number of builds I've done on one hand, but I hope to change that = entering challenges with constructive criticism
    "When the living are comfortable coming here, so to will the dead be." This was what I was going for. I was trying to make the space soothing and relaxing, so the living could be comfortable. I originally build this in Forgotton Hollow, but I have an issue where the fence disappears if I hold a gate over it, so I ended up having to move it to Willow creek. I tried my best to fix the terrain paint, but it didn't quite turn out right.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Established

    FORUM ID: bmj97
    ORIGIN ID: bmj97
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Bonekeeper's Cottage
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 51,997
    TOTAL COST: 54,997
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/mim86
    ENTRY DETAILS: My first time participating in the challenge!! The cottage is small, cozy and warm. The graveyard is welcoming with just a hint of spooky. Built on the Windenburg island because I love the idea of an island cemetery.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC used

    FORUM ID: Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: The summer home in Windenburg
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 51986
    TOTAL COST: 54986
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/nzkD9
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/014B8D06B62411E78737A7B3994392A6?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Mannanna&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: My Erisa is a ghost. She died long time ago when she was young and didn't have a chance to raise her child. Now her wish is to bring him back so they can spend time together. I built her home in old fashion style so she would feel at home. She has an old computer though. I spent quite a bit of simolians on landscaping to make the place look inviting to visitors.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.

    FORUM ID: Laebeth
    ORIGIN ID: Ninnster
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Los Muertos Cemetery
    LOT COST: 3,500
    BUILD COST: 51,477
    TOTAL COST: 54,977
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/GoSC9
    ENTRY DETAILS: Los Muertos Cemetery is a Spanish colonial style cemetery. It includes a large mausoleum for those who wish to reflect in piece with the dead. The outdoor graveyard has a new fence and all 12 graves are accounted for. Some gravesites are new, some are old, some are well kept and loved, some are forgotten and neglected. The cemetery also includes a cottage for the caretaker. It is quite modest, yet spacious. The first floor includes living/dining area and kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. The second floor has a large room to use as a study, with ample space for any extra "family members". The outdoor grounds are well kept with some lovely hedges and flower beds.
    -- My first entry to this challenge, and it was quite the challenge I must say! I struggled to keep within budget. Great practice though! I am sure as I learn I will get better at making smarter "budget friendly" choices, but although lacking in certain areas I still wanted to submit the cemetery and get some feedback on it
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please

    FORUM ID:glen1974
    ORIGIN ID:glen1974
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Hawthorne Gates https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/AF41C9A7B83411E784C061C9B1A42A59?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=hawthorne gates&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:3000
    BUILD COST:51914
    TOTAL COST: 54914
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/XRqYC
    ENTRY DETAILS: A resting place of serenity and tranquillity , that's Hawthorne Gates. Immaculately kept, this new cemetery has 12 graves so far with room for additional. The name is derived from the various Hawthorne trees on the grounds, the largest and oldest of which is located at the rear of the grounds next to the white marble mausoleum. A groundskeeper cottage is adjacent to the entrance and is surrounded by its own white picket fence. This one bedroom /bathroom cottage is split over two floors, the ground floor being an open plan kitchen/living/study area. Homely decorated throughout and in neutral/soft tones.
    The cemetery grounds also contain a pond with seating area for contemplation. There's also an outdoor sink with provided watering cans so Sims can tend to their loved ones graves and finally there is also restroom facilities.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: The Caretaker's Cottage on Straud Manor lot in Forgotten Hollow
    LOT COST: 2500
    BUILD COST:52499
    TOTAL COST: 54999
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: The Caretaker's Cottage at Forgotten Hollow Cemetery
    ENTRY DETAILS: Cemetery is sparsely landscaped. I wanted it to look like the cemeteries I'm used to visiting. It has a lovely outdoor sitting area and public bathrooms as well as a walk-in mausoleum with plaques for 16 interments, so would be a nice quiet place for reading a book or sneaking off on lunch hour for a sandwich. There's a fishing pond and the lower floor of the cottage has a viewing room, chapel and office. I planted plasma trees around so Erisa would have something to garden.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    I'm gonna be cheeky here and add my Sim info even though there's no space on the form for Sims or Rooms:
    SIM: The Caretaker
    Link to Slideshow:The Caretaker
    Details: Erisa is a minor vampire who aspires to be a freelance botanist. She has high vampire lore knowledge and level 5 gardening skills. She is a creative loner who loves the outdoors. She's also an independant, observant night owl, and a collector due to her aspiration, and has some basic vampire powers. She has a dark form that I based on Sadie Frost's portrayal of Lucy in Brahm Stoker's Dracula (1992) which I'm showing below, but there are pictures of her gardening in the slideshow.

    Forum ID: EuphorialQueen
    Origin ID: EuphorialQueen #EQCreations
    Level: Expert
    Sim: Keeper of Bones BnS80
    LOT COST: N/A
    [strike]BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together)[/strike]
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
    Entry Details: Erisa inherited a plot of land that happens to be a shabby run-down grave yard. Part of the terms of her inheritance are to improve the cemetery and live there as the groundskeeper.
    Constructive Criticism: Yes Please
    Credit For CC/Recolors: #NoCC

    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Magnolia Cemetery
    LOT COST: 8,000
    BUILD COST: 47,000
    TOTAL COST: 55,000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: [urlk=https://imgur.com/a/8TdL0]HERE[/url]
    ENTRY DETAILS: I focused more on making a city graveyard that looks beautiful and didn't want to make the groundskeeper's cottage stand out. I believe that the main focus is the graveyard, so I allotted a bigger budget in its beautification. The neat arrangements of the grounds and graves show how dedicated Erisa is to maintaining the city graveyard. The graveyard's focal point is the mausoleum with the addition of flower arrangements and a fountain for visitors, so it can be as pleasant as a park to visit. The humble groundskeeper's cottage is right beside the cemetery and its porch has direct access to the graveyard. It has enough room for Erisa and her three dogs.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: oxseashellxo
    ORIGIN ID: oxseashellxo
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Crossroad Cemetery: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/21340279B69711E78388EC099AB30C43?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=oxseashellxo&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2,500
    BUILD COST: $52,469
    TOTAL COST: $54,969
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/MJ81r
    ENTRY DETAILS: When I read the challenge description, I immediately thought of the crossroads demons from Supernatural. So I designed a crossroads cemetery for an insane sim and her plum hounds. I see her as a demon who is extremely proud of her work and the number of souls she collects for her employer (hmmm... wonder who that could be...) but she is also a demon, and her idea of beautiful is very different from what your idea might be. You might actually find her interests horrifying. I wouldn't know, I tried not to ask, but some things just can't be unseen.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a
    Sim Entry
    LEVEL: Expert (except I'm not so great at making sims)
    SIM: Erisa Bonekeeper
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/9ED28DDFB69911E7859CAEE225736413?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=oxseashellxo&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ybNoS
    ENTRY DETAILS: As mentioned in the lot description above, Erisa is an insane crossroads demon (or just a vampire). She also loves the outdoors and is a neat freak. While she might not have been as flamboyant in the first meeting, she typically does not hide her true nature. Her makeup is usually very dark and intense. Her platinum blonde hair glows against her medium skin tone. Secondary inspiration came from Lady Gaga in American Horror Story and Heartless (a French TV show about teenagers who live off of others life force).

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Graveyard Boulevard
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 51,947
    TOTAL COST: 54,947
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/3V6ST
    ENTRY DETAILS: A peaceful and welcoming graveyard containing 12 graves with space for many more. Fully landscaped with attractive plants and seated areas for reflection. The Mausoleum is calming, again with seating and leads to a quiet fishing pond. There are public WCs and a shed containing water facilities for loved ones to tend their flowers. There is also bin storage here. The Groundskeeper's cottage is small and quaint with bedroom, bathroom and open plan living areas. There is a private bbq garden to the side. All animal friendly with lots of space for pets to run around.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Rest in peace (30 x40)
    LOT COST:2500
    BUILD COST: 53 037
    TOTAL COST: 55 007
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157686531751782
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.thesims.com/gallery/23FCF18CB8E111E7810EAEE225736413?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: Rest in peace is a charming mystical cemetry where the living and the dead can have peace.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A - MOO and SHO (show hidden objects)

    FORUM ID: emere
    ORIGIN ID: osiazul
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Fairy Cemetery
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 51,750
    TOTAL COST: 54,750
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/mgbHb
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Fairy Cemetery was designed for an imaginary land that I play in my game. Vampires, ghosts and fairies live there. The house is inspired in fairytales. I do not know how dogs and cats will work but I assume space will be important to avoid routing issues. There is space inside and outside. It is a house for those cute zombie pets. The coffin at the crypt is is fully functional, just in case Erisa have some "guests" There is a fountain where sims can meditate about their beloved ones. I think I gave up trying to build real lots No problem, this cemetery is necessary for light fairies (in my game only the dark ones are inmortals)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none



    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @StangMix2
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @abelhinha35
    Sim Challenge: @Ainsleyf
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #81 - The Gypsies

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 8th November 2017

    "He looks so sad," you think, studying the teenage boy staring down at the sidewalk as the door behind him shut. As you approach, he looks up and straightens his shoulders. A faint "I'm ok" smile crosses his lips and fails to reach his midnight sky eyes.

    Unable to help yourself, you give a friendly, comforting smile. "Is everything ok?"

    "I, uh, yeah," he glances back at the door behind him. "Yeah." He repeats, that fake smile leaving his face. Forgetting your presence, he mutters, "It will be fine. I'll find someone else who will help."

    You glance at the door, a realtor company. You also frown, knowing them to not always be the most open minded of people. "Wanting to buy a house?" You ask curiously.

    He jumps. "Huh? Oh. Kind of. Not really a house. Its fine."

    Intrigued you smile, "Maybe I can help."

    His eyes brighten, "Really?"

    "Maybe," you gesture to a bench across the way. "Lets talk."

    A few minutes later, the young man, introduced as Gio Cooper, turns to face you on the bench and begins his story. "My family and I, we travel a lot. Sometimes for work, sometimes just because there's some place we want to go see. We don't have a house really, just some RV's that we use to travel around. Its pretty neat." He sighs, "last year my da got sick. He didn't pay much attention to it. Said he had a cold. Ma finally made him go to the doctor when it didn't go away." His mouth tightens and he swallows hard, "The doctors say that it won't ever go away."

    "I'm sorry." Your heart twists for him.

    "Yeah. Anyway, the doctors, they say that he had a while yet and Da wants to keep traveling. But he has to keep coming back here, to Willow Creek, now. His doctor is at the hospital here." He falls silent for a while. "So, the rest of the family and me. We want to have a base. Got the money up and everything. But... No one will sell us some land."

    You're silent for a moment, then "You will want a bathroom. Maybe a bunkhouse for cold weather. Kind of a lodge maybe." Gio stares at you as you yank out your phone to take notes. "How many RVs are there?"

    "Uh...3." He says uncertainly.

    "Electrical hook ups..." you trail off muttering to yourself. Then you look up at him. "What budget?"

    "$35,000 I think." Gio says, staring at you like you're crazy.

    You grin and stand up, "come on. I have a friend who is selling some land." And head off, with Gio scrambling up to follow you.

    Brief:
    Create a base for Gio and his family
    • 3 'RV's' (you'll need to put your creative hats on firmly for this one)
    • A lodge for when the weather draws in
    • A communal bathroom area
    • Any lot size 40x30 or larger
    • Budget - $75,000 to include building the three 'RV's'

    NB - The number of Sims catered for is up to you on this one, could be 4, could be 20.

    Sim Challenge:
    Create Gio Cooper and show him looking around the new site.

    Room Challenge:
    Just one RV is required, with a budget of $15,000, but it must include a kitchen area, a dining area, somewhere to sleep and a small water closet. You can find details on how to build an 'apartment' style room (i.e. a room with enclosed area's) here


    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2
    LEVEL: Starting out.
    LOT: https://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/048D72C6BC1A11E78E3A61C9B1A42A59
    LOT COST: $3,000
    BUILD COST: $71,182
    TOTAL COST: $74,182
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/kdW6z
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made the "base" for the RVs kind of like a campground. I wanted them to be able to park their RVs and live out of them but then also use the public bathroom/showers as well as the lodge area to hang out together. I added in a few things outdoors for them to do together. Landscaping is very minimal but I wanted to make the RV builds the focal point.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.

    FORUM ID: StangMix2
    ORIGIN ID: stangmix2
    LEVEL: Starting out
    LOT: The RV Campground
    LOT COST: $3.000
    BUILD COST: $70.153
    TOTAL COST: $73.153
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Imgur
    ENTRY DETAILS: RV's is not something I see a lot of, so I hope I've done them right I wanted it to look like the structure of the bathrooms and the lodge had been there a long time, maybe only recently "upgraded" but with the old feel still there. With the RV's I tried to make them complete with the "car" part so they are supposed to look like they are able to drive away. I added a small bathroom in the RV where I've made room for a toddler. I also wanted the RV's to look a little worn out on the inside, to give them a more "lived in" feeling.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/A1510FC3C0DF11E78045BF8A633AFDC0?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=BnS81&max=50&maxis=false

    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/DjYKV
    ENTRY DETAILS: Gino, ( yeah I spelled his name wrong, lol ) is of Romani or Romany ancestry, living with his father Papa Yoska and little sister Simza. The rest of his large family have not moved in to Willow Creek yet. Gino is a quick learner, loves to socialize and prides himself to be an insider. He loves his family very much but can be a bit moody, he's a teenager after all. Papa Yoska is very family oriented and little Simza is a wild one.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes,thank you



    Established

    FORUM ID: Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/57F2AF49C0D811E78B9ABF8A633AFDC0?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Mannanna&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $3000
    BUILD COST: $71946
    TOTAL COST: $74,946
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/yP3bl
    ENTRY DETAILS: I went with the more traditional colorful gypsy wagons. ( well,somewhat )I did however opt out of putting wheels on them. It just didn't look right to me so let's just say they liked the camp so much and bought new RV's to travel with.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes,yes love it!

    FORUM ID: FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID: FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Sandy Shores
    LOT COST: 10500
    BUILD COST: 64423
    TOTAL COST: 74923
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/bDSBO
    GALLERY DOWNLOAD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/7FD8A7CBC26811E78BC7EC099AB30C43?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=sandy shores&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: CHALLENGE #81: The Gypsies These Gypsies are the modern variety. They prefer the amenities of made in America RVs with all the comforts that go with it. This is a trailer park with a very rustic theme. The 3 camper-trailers are large and comfortable. The lodge serves more as a community recreation center and meeting house. These Gypsies have all their needs met in the RVs. The lodge has activities such a chess, reading and painting. There is also a guitar that will no doubt be welcome at the fire pit. There is a double fishing pond, lots of trees for shade and lovely flowers tucked into the ample greenery, here and there. Lots of fruit trees for a healthy dietary supplement. As well as bathrooms in the RVs, there are public facilities that will serve a minimum of 6 people at any given time. I settled for 8 Sims on the lot for the sake of people that might download. There are 3 families; a family for each of the 3 RVs. The whole caravan tribe does seem to love the park!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NO CC / MOO / DEBUG

    Forum ID: Rykel
    Origin ID: Simrissie
    Level: Established
    Lot: https://ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/FE750563C15311E78383A7B3994392A6
    Lot cost: $ 3,000
    Build cost: $ 71, 689
    Total cost: $ 74,698
    Link to slideshow: https://imgur.com/a/LyI2D
    Entry details:
    I wanted this build to reflect a gypsy caravan park with a bright bohemian look and old school vardos. I had images of gypsies dancing and singing around campfires and townies coming to the lot to have their fortunes told. I wanted one of the caravans to be family-sized and allow for toddlers/children. I added the “anything goes party bush” so that the occupants of the single caravans have a place to woo-hoo.
    Constructive criticism:
    Yes please
    Credits:
    This is a CC free lot. However I would like to credit @Brennachan whose build "The Wagon of Windenburg" formed the inspiration for the bottom frame and wheels of the caravans (used with permission). I just put my own twist on the wheels.

    FORUM ID: Laebeth
    ORIGIN ID: Ninnster
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Mt. Willow Lodge
    LOT COST: $3000
    BUILD COST: $71956
    TOTAL COST: $74956
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/lOQ0Z
    ENTRY DETAILS: Mt. Willow Lodge is a mountain lodge situated in the wilderness of Willow Creek. It includes space for 3 RV's, a lodge where one can enjoy some TV, read a book, play chess or have a drink (or coffee). The lodge has communal bathrooms with separate toilet and shower areas. There is also an outdoor BBQ area, a fire pit and a fishing pond for those fishing enthusiasts.
    I decided to make a few different RV's; one luxury RV and two lower end trailer RV's. I added a bedroom to the lodge, because I wanted Gio's dad to have a cozy bedroom to rest in when stopping by for medical treatment. I also added the cork board with postcards where the family can hang up postcards from travelling around.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert

    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Urban RV Park
    LOT COST: 3,000
    BUILD COST: 72,000
    TOTAL COST: 75,000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: HERE
    ENTRY DETAILS: I went for an urban RV park, situated right in the middle of town. Built from an old parking lot with an unused storage unit, this urban RV park has enough space for 3 RVs, a picnic area, and a lounge/communal shower area. Each RV has a bedroom, a dining area, a kitchen area, and a small water closet. The communal showers are divided into male and female areas, with the powder room being communal. The shared lounge is where people can have recreation and sleep, and it includes bunk beds and futons. The picnic area was unearthed from the former pavement, and it now has a bonfire and buffet/grill area for parties.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID:Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Bohemian Lodge
    LOT COST:2500.00
    BUILD COST:72406.00
    TOTAL COST: 74906.00
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Bohemian Lodge
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted it to be colorful and Bohemian but still look like a 'lodge'. I made Daya (mom) a card reader and set up her vardo as a place for her to work. I figured they'd want to hold extended family gatherings during the summer, so the lodge sleeps 8 and one toddler. The three vardos sleep 8 as well. I placed the build in Willow Creek on the Garden Essence lot (BFF) to keep Da close to his doctors.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID:Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID:Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: Cooper
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: His Name is Gio
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made Gio a Romany young man even though the brief kinda hinted at Irish traveller (Da?) The brief made him sound so sad I made him gloomy, and family oriented and romantic with a soulmate aspiration. Thought he'd probably want that, being that he's so family oriented; a wife and a couple of children of his own...He has a level 6 fishing, level 5 handiness and a level 7 violin. All very useful skills at the lodge.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Travellers Rest
    LOT COST: 2,000
    BUILD COST: 72,989
    TOTAL COST: 74,989
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/Ua0mr
    ENTRY DETAILS: Travellers Rest is a base camp housing three RVs, each having it's own drive area plus kitchen, living and dining space and WC. There is a spacious lodge/bunkhouse to relax and unwind playing cards, chess, table football, read a book, watch tv or listen to music and have a drink at the bar. There are communal washrooms with shower facilities. Outdoor areas include a swimming pool, yoga, picnic tables and bbq patio. There is a camping area with firepit, guitar and painting.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: Abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Travellers Inn
    LOT COST: 6,500
    BUILD COST: 68,480
    TOTAL COST: 74,980
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157688145991811
    GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/2F73ACB4C3E311E78E23AEE225736413?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: Travellers Inn is a base camp for the traveller's to relax and unwind. The streams and natural therapeutic pools for the healing and relaxation the travellers deserve. The furnishing are more vintage than modern to fit everyone's unique styles. There is so much to do at this base camp, so I am sure that will enjoy the rest and recharge before hitting the road again.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC




    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @StangMix2
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Ainsleyf
    Sim Challenge: @Ainsleyf
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited December 2017
    Build-n-Share Challenge #82 - The Hawthorne Legacy - Part VI

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

    Sitting at your desk, you look out of the window, the trees are now nearly all bare, just a few orange and russet leaves hint at what was a beautiful autumnal display. It's certainly getting colder, you think to yourself, remembering how you had to actually scrape the ice off of your car before you could drive in this morning.

    You are waiting on an email, it's time again for another Hawthorne Legacy project. You find yourself remembering your first meeting with the amazing Ms Hawthorne and of course, the bombshell she dropped on you back then, You've hardly seen Kay and Kieran since then, finding it difficult to spend time with them without spilling the proverbial beans. Their Christmas party was drawing close though, and you had promised to help Kay out with the decorating. You'll just have to keep reminding yourself that it's not your secret to tell.

    Your computer pings, bringing you back to the present with a jolt. The email is the one you're waiting for. Putting your thoughts of your friends to the back of your mind, you focus on the contents of the email:

    Please find the details of this month's Hawthorne Legacy recipients.

    You open the attached application form

    Name:Maimah Murphy
    Traits: Geek, Bookworm, Loner
    M/F/TG: F
    Aspiration: Renaissance Sim
    Occupation (Or Former Occupation):

    Child 1 Name: Jim Murphy
    Child 1 M/F/TG: M
    Child 1 Traits: Cheeful, Goofball, Geek
    Child 1 Aspiration: Computer Whiz

    Child 2 Name: Shane Murphy
    Child 2 M/F/TG: M
    Child 2 Traits: Foodie, Loner
    Child 2 Aspiration: Master Chef

    Grandparent 1 Name: Manuel Otenga
    Grandparent 1 M/F/TG: M
    Grandparent 1 Traits: Perfectionist, Neat, Materialistic
    Grandparent 1 Aspiration: Fabulously Wealthy

    Grandparent 2 Name: Star Otenga
    Grandparent 2 M/F/TG: F
    Grandparent 2 Traits: Unflirty, Slob, Loves the Outdoors
    Grandparent 2 Aspiration: Outdoor Enthusiast



    Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and your family if appropriate, and why you are applying to The Hawthorne Project.

    Hi, my name is Maimah, we're applying for the Hawthorne Project because we've got nowhere else to turn. My sons and I have had to move back in with my parents because I became sick, and their current house is in no way big enough for us! We're 5 people in a tiny 3 bedroom trailer right now and 2 of those room are -half- bedrooms! Thank god my kids are such good kids, but they're both growing up so fast. My oldest is really a young adult already, but he's staying with us to help pay the bills. I don't work anymore, I can't. My younger son is still a teen, he helps around the house alot. My older son is a loveable goofball, he gets along with everyone really. Very into his video games though. My younger son loves food, wants to be a chef when he's older, but he really doesn't like people all that much. (gets it from me I imagine.)

    My mom and stepdad well, lets just say opposites attracted when they were younger. You ever hear of Felix and Oscar of the odd couple? Yeaa that's my parents to a T! My dad is all about the money, he was an accountant when he was younger at this point he just takes any job that earns the money. My mom loves the outdoors, she loves to garden and go camping and such. Me? I love to learn. My memory is going but I still love to read anything I can get my hands on, or play on the computer, or research on the computer. See I don't leave my room very often, except to make dinner for everyone and such. I don't leave the house hardly ever. As you can imagine, in a house as small as ours that can be a problem! We ALL have big personalities, and 5 big personalities in a wee tiny little trailer just doesn't cut it.


    Tell us about your ideal home space: (You can use images if you wish)

    We'd love a house big enough for all of us, or 2 small houses on one lot (preferrable!). My kids and I would love our own space, but my parents need to be close enough to help if things go wrong healthwise. I'm not very good with stairs anymore, and I don't deal well with heat, so windows I can open are a must in my bedroom, I'd also like some sort of computer in my room. The boys would be happy with some sort of man cave as long as there were computers and a place to hang out and play on the console. My mom and dad love to sit and watch Netflix, and cooking. A small garden for my mom would be nice, but not to big, she loves to garden but she also wears out easily these days. Just something to keep her hand in. My dad likes to work on his computer all the time, usually in the kitchen of all places, but he enjoys it. just a cheap one, he's really not very computer literate! He won't know the difference. Our houses don't have to be huge, just a little bigger than what we have now would be nice. Oh.. and we as a general rule hate clutter. Anything we have to dust isn't going to be nice for us, we have 3 Northern Breed dogs (or will when pets goes in teehee) so we can't afford more things for dog fur to stick to! All of us are kinda ok with being alone, but we also like to be together, so a place for me and the family to chat about our days and just relax would be nice too.

    I know, we should wish for the moon and catch it, but I thought I'd apply anyway.


    Brief:
    Create a home/homes for the Murphy's and Otenga's, the style and lot size is up to you completely.
    Each home/homes must include a computer, a vegetable garden, a chess table, an easel, at least one musical instrument, at least one piece of fitness equipment (not including a TV) and a bookcase.
    Budget: $75,000 ($35,000 for two Sims, and $40,000 for a three sim abode)

    ROOM CHALLENGE
    Create a man cave for Jim and Shane, you have a budget of $15,000.

    My apologies to @PersRealmsShadow - in my haste to get the brief up, I neglected to congratulate you on your Sims being chosen from Round 3. You can DL this awesome family here here.


    Entry List


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: Xraygrl2004
    ORIGIN ID: Xraygrl2004
    LEVEL: Starting Out/Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C9B44C18CEB911E789BB61C9B1A42A59
    LOT COST:$3,000
    BUILD COST:$70,028
    TOTAL COST: $73,028
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://tinypic.com/a/ayttad/2
    ENTRY DETAILS: A Ranch style modular for the Murphy's and a converted garage for the Otenga's. I kept everything very simple and clutter free. I kept away from rugs due to Maimah's health issues. I figured since she can't do stairs, anything that may trip her could potentially be bad.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Established

    FORUM ID: Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID:Mannanna
    LEVEL:Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/EF9524F7CE4B11E7855261C9B1A42A59?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Middle of nowhere&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2,000
    BUILD COST: $73,000
    TOTAL COST: $ 75,000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Middle Of Nowhere
    ENTRY DETAILS: Two simple cottages, one decorated in semi modern style and the smaller ( Ortega ) in a more traditional way. The buildings are new so kitchen and bathrooms are modern.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please

    FORUM ID: FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID: FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/2195CE84CF4811E782B705A57EEC9667?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=MURENGA&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 71999
    TOTAL COST: 74999
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/q4VMQ
    ENTRY DETAILS: A large comfortable home with an attached Granny Suite that has a separate entrance. Grandpa has meds and a thermometer on the dresser. Everything for independent living is provided in the Granny Suite but the units have side by side doors for getting help quickly. There are violins, guitars and two chess tables as well as 2 easels. A basket ball hoop outside that all may share and both units have yoga mats. Yoga being a gentle exercise for the elderly. There are 3 garden boxes and plenty of fruit trees. A wonderful old oak tree provides shade to the benches that are under it's canopy. No steps or stairs, anywhere! Both units have Tub-Shower arrangements and double sinks. Everyone seems to like the lot and Grandad love the fishing pond and fishing.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Room for the In-Laws
    LOT COST: 3000
    BUILD COST: 71937
    TOTAL COST: 74937
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Room for the In-Laws
    ENTRY DETAILS: Alpine style house with garage that's been converted into an in-law apartment
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Pastures New
    LOT COST: 2,500
    BUILD COST: 72,492
    TOTAL COST: 74,992
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/A532p
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose a countryside location with plenty of space for the dogs to run around and lots of fresh air for the family. The grandparents house has a nice tv in the lounge with chess and a small kitchen with a computer nook. Their bedroom contains a workout nook and a half bathroom has been included on this floor. There is a private backyard with a veggie garden, easel and violin. Maimah's house is larger, again with a private backyard housing a veggie garden and easel. Maimah's room contains a computer nook and is on the ground floor, along with the bathroom, as stairs can be tricky. The boys share a 'den' on the first floor with a front balcony where the guitar is kept and a rear balcony for working out. There are stairs here leading to the backyard as a means of a fire escape.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: FaithofKaela
    ORIGIN ID: FaithofKaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Maimah Murphy's Place
    LOT COST: $3,000
    BUILD COST: $71,969
    TOTAL COST: $74,969
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/1048e
    ENTRY DETAILS: Maimah Murphy fell on hard times when she got sick, so she had to move in with her parents, I've created a refuge for the whole family, comprising a main house for Maimah, Shane and Jim and a second cottage for Star and Manuel. Shane lives in the attic and Jim the basement, with the gaming den. A fully stocked garden and orchard should help supplement any income the family has. All decorated in a traditional, yet modern way.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @xraygrl2004
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Ainsleyf
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited January 2018
    Build-n-Share Challenge #83 - A Townie Home

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 6th December 2017

    As you wander around the streets of Willow Creek, your thoughts stray to the people you see milling around, you can’t help but wonder where they live, what sort of home they live in, what they do for a living, all these questions. You tend to see the same people around and about the place. You stop off at the park, and see a young black woman, with brown hair in a chignon, sat at a chess table, all on her own, she looks so sad. You take the seat opposite her and ask if she fancies a game.

    “If you want.” She says, looking at you with sad brown eyes.

    So you make the first move and as she responds, she sighs.

    “Can I ask why you are so sad?” You say to her.

    She hesitates, you can see her thought process “This random weirdo, just sat down next to me, they want to play chess, fine, I can play chess, you want to chat? Why should I tell you what’s wrong and who in the heck are you anyway?”

    “I’m a local architect, I have the afternoon off work, my last clients were incredibly happy with the home I just built for them, and I thought I would take a stroll around the neighbourhood I call home.”

    She takes another move on the board. “Dang, I think she’s going to beat me.” You think to yourself.”

    “An architect you say? You build homes? for people?” She asks.

    “That’s right, I just finished two homes on one lot, for a fairly meagre budget, it was tough, but I got it done.” And done right, you add on the end, Maimah was so thankful for the home you created for her and her extended family.

    “Hmmm….” Is all the woman has to say.

    You carry on with the match, losing more and more pieces to the woman sat across from you.

    “I don’t much like people, prefer my own company. Sharing a block with some other folks at present, they don’t take kindly to my mean streak. But, you know, if they’re gonna play loud music at that time in the morning, maybe their stereo equipment just broke of it’s own accord. At least my hobbies don’t disturb anyone.” You detect a slight twang of the deep south in her accent, subtle, but it’s there.

    “What are your hobbies?” You ask, hoping that this might draw her out and into further conversation.

    “Well, I like to write and paint, anything that gets the creative juices flowing really. And I’ve pretty darn handy around the house, if anything breaks in the place I’m living, someone usually just says “Let Hope fix it.” I am getting sick and tired of being walked all over. That and I like to crack a joke, usually at someone else's expense. ”

    “Sounds like you need new accommodation.” You say with a wink.

    “Hmmmm…..” Is all Hope responds with.

    “Sheesh, this is like getting blood out of a stone,” You think to yourself.

    As Hope plays her next move, she says “Checkmate.”

    You stop and look at the board, and sure enough, the woman has beaten you, you have a smattering of pieces left on the board.

    “Well, I’d best leave you with your thoughts.” You say and make a move to get up from your seat.

    “Wait, you don’t want a rematch?” Hope asks. “It was just, I was just thinking, you’re an architect, right?”

    “That’s right.” You reply with a smile,

    “Well, I have some savings and I don't really know why I’m holding onto them and living in the flea infested pit I’m in right now. Maybe you could build me a place of my own?”

    “Well, I have some questions first.” Her face falls.

    “I never take a client on without knowing their name.”

    A faltering smile plays on her lips. “I’m Hope, Hope Potts.”

    “It’s nice to meet you, Hope.” You raise your arm for a handshake, which she accepts.

    “Let’s talk about what you need.” While you rack your brains furiously, hoping that Karl can sweet talk you a two-week extension on your next planned project.

    Brief:
    Create a home for Hope Potts, she is a landlord in SanMysuno (maxed handiness skill). She is going to sell her apartment complex to enable her to afford a new home here in Willow Creek. She is creative, mean and a loner. She would like a home that reminds her of her childhood growing up in a Mid Century Modern home. You can choose from any of the house plans on this article Please make sure that you say which of the plans you chose in your entry details. The interiors and landscaping are up to you. You have $100,000 to play with for this challenge.

    NB. You do not have to include the unusable pantries/cupboards in your floorplan. But all other doors and windows should be as shown on the plan.

    Sim Challenge:
    Create your version of Hope Potts, using the details given in the brief.

    Room Challenge
    Create a study/art room for Hope to pursue her creative ambitions, whether this is writing, painting, music, is up to you! You have a budget of $20,000.


    Entry List

    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: Xraygrl2004
    ORIGIN ID: Xraygrl2004
    LEVEL: Starting Out/Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/D00269D6D14111E78C34EC099AB30C43
    LOT COST: $2,000
    LOT NAME: (the lot I built on) Garden Essence
    BUILD COST: $96,850
    TOTAL COST: $98,850
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://tinypic.com/a/ayttmr/2
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the 2nd house option "The Dallas" I tried to combine the mid-century modern feel inside while keeping with Hope's southern roots.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no CC

    FORUM ID: StangMix2
    ORIGIN ID: stangmix2
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Mid Century Modern BnS83
    LOT COST: §2.000
    LOT NAME: Garden Essence, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: §95.644
    TOTAL COST: §97.644
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Link
    ENTRY DETAILS: I had difficulty getting the look just right for "The Dallas", which was the house plan I choose. I'm not sure the house is the correct size for the floor plan... Maybe it should have been bigger.
    I put the debug building crane in the garage, simply because I've been dying to have an excuse to size it down and use.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: Rangerlucy
    ORIGIN ID: rangerlucy
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: A New Start
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Garden Essence
    BUILD COST: 84,693
    TOTAL COST: 86,693
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/KwXW5
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the Dallas floor plan
    I tried to keep it as close to the floor plan as possible, while offering a large variety of creative activities for hope to enjoy. Hope's dislike of people means she is unlikely encourage guests leading to small seating areas and a guest room overrun by musical instruments.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please

    FORUM ID: FidgetyAtom
    ORIGIN ID: SimminGirl
    LEVEL: Starting out (I think, let me know if you think otherwise)
    LOT: The Caprica
    LOT COST: §10,000
    LOT NAME: Originally Oakenstead - 50x50 lot in Willow Creek. I renamed it to The Caprica
    BUILD COST: §89,984
    TOTAL COST: §99,984
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: View pictures Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: Not much to say that the pictures won't tell you, but this is a really lovely home. Needs more than one sim living here to do it some good. I hope that Hope finds someone to share it with! It has 3 bedrooms that Hope has re-purposed for her use as a creative sim. There were a few pantry and closet area's that I used as something other than what they were intended - I believe that's what I turned into her Woodworking room. I did have fun building this house, even if I started off disliking it and discouraged.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: YES! I can always learn more for TS4, I'm still so very new to building here.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: I used a few items from WondyMoon's kitchen collection Here
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited January 2018
    Build-n-Share Challenge #83 - A Townie Home

    Entry List (continued)


    Established

    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2
    LEVEL: Established.
    LOT: Home For The Muse.
    LOT COST: $2,000.
    LOT NAME: Fern Park.
    BUILD COST: $92,634.
    TOTAL COST: $94,634
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here.
    ENTRY DETAILS: I used the third plan from the article. I also was researching modern mid-century interior design aesthetic, decor, and color pallets. Everything seemed to be different shades of brown and white with wood and stone accents so I tried to stay to the theme, but I made the bedroom a little more colorful since I didn't want the entire house to be only brown and white. The landscaping is simple around the home, but since Hope is a loner I created a path for her to walk in nature when she wants fresh air and inspirationAnglin. Since she is maxed in the handiness skill, I figured she liked tinkering so I placed a wood crafting table for her to use as well as using the space in the hallway as a small art studio since she is creative as well.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.

    FORUM ID: Kilra0
    ORIGIN ID: Kilra0
    LEVEL: Established / Expert
    LOT: Mid Century Caprica V1
    LOT COST: $2,000
    LOT NAME: Garden Essence (Foundry Cove)
    BUILD COST: $97,977
    TOTAL COST: $99,977
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: here
    ENTRY DETAILS: "The Caprica" (first house) I didn't manage the roof either but I loved the floor plan. It's huge and I got in trouble with the budget. Therefore I couldn't furnish every room. I tried to make it as cozy and cool as possible for an artist. I used buydebug objects and selfmade paintings I hope that's ok and you all like.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no CC

    FORUM ID: FoundMarbles
    ORIGIN ID: FoundMarbles
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: The Dunland https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/3A72896ED4BA11E78C1FF93919BFDC9A?category=lots&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FoundMarbles&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Garden Essence
    BUILD COST: 97745
    TOTAL COST: 99745
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/uvEfs
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is copied from the "Dunland", number 3 on the web page. This seemed like a good size for a mean loner. I doubt she would be entertaining many people and clearly had, had enough of household maintenance, (“Let Hope fix it.” I am getting sick and tired...), so I gave her something simple and easy to manage with Gnomes to make life easier. For her creative side the house traits also include Home Studio and Natural Light. Given Hope's handiness, I did give her plenty to do a fishing pond, swimming pool, Bonsai tree, musical keyboard, guitar, chess, yoga mat, painting easel, and a computer of superior quality for writers. I tried to duplicate the exterior as faithfully as Sims 4 building would allow. The interior was created after a study of many interiors found in houses built in that style. What did seem clear to me is that wood paneling was all the rage in houses like the Dunland. Ceiling lighting is to one side because, true to the Dunland design the Kitchen and living area have vaulted ceilings. Sims 4 does not permit hanging lights from the second story and any attempt to do so leaves them hanging in mid air. The alternative was to leave a small partial ceiling and place a light on the opposite vaulted wall. The kitchen is laid out in a similar fashion to the floor plan in the article. I did include a kind of "pantry" and a sort of "linen closet". I would have loved a fireplace but that would put a chimney on the roof where there clearly was none in the pictures of the house. I have allowed for all possible creative pursuits because Ms. Potts expressed diverse interests. Clearly she would prefer to put her handiness to use for her own pleasure, now.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: Pallypoo
    ORIGIN ID: Pallystyle
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Darling Dallas
    LOT COST: 6,000
    LOT NAME: Umbrage Manor
    BUILD COST:90,210
    TOTAL COST: 96,210 (When placed ingame it says it is 99,920. Maybe because of the paintings I have in it.)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://ibb.co/album/d60Nqa
    ENTRY DETAILS: I used the Dallas floor plan. I felt it had more space than the smaller one bedroom and I wanted to make the garage her art studio. I decorated in a colorful mid-century style and placed some art work I felt went with the style. I stuck to the floor plan as well as I could to get the same look. I did make one pantry a half bath as I felt it would be nice to have one close to her art studio. The 3 smaller bedrooms are sparsely furnished as I felt being a single sim, who was a loner, she would not have much use for them at the moment, and I wanted to spend most of her funds on the main parts of the house she would be living in. I did have the more expensive appliances but had to replace with cheaper ones but the color looks better in the home, so it worked out. I tried to keep in mind her loner trait so she only has a small dining table, but there are bar stools at the counter and a table outside if she ever feels like entertaining. I hope Miss Potts is happy here.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: Mamajanaynay
    ORIGIN ID: Mamajanaynay
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/468595A0D52811E783ABF93919BFDC9A?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=the dallas&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 5,500
    LOT NAME: Park Shore
    BUILD COST: 86,954
    TOTAL COST: 92,454
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://ibb.co/album/ghoaAa
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose The Dallas (Plan #1247) because it offered separated area's for writing and creativity and the open single level floor layout, where if entertaining guests they can easily mingle about without walls being in the way of the kitchen and living area's and is adjacent to the back deck for more seating and BBQ. Two guest bedrooms should any guest be invited to spend more time or they can be used for an expanding family. The garage has been converted to a room for painting, practicing music or working at the wood carving station with ample wall space for displaying any masterpieces or wood work and a Study separate for the needed seclusion for any writer or work at home sim.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    FORUM ID: Laebeth
    ORIGIN ID: Ninnster
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Greenberg Drive
    LOT COST: 3,000,-
    LOT NAME: Brook Bungalow, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: 96,841,-
    TOTAL COST: 99,841,-
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the Mitchell Glenn as my house plan. Plan can be found here.
    I tried to keep as true to the plan as possible, and not just having the layout correct, but the dimensions too. It's not perfect, but it's what I got!
    I decided to add a pool area and added some hedges to provide some privacy. Hope can also enjoy eating or lounging outside on the back patio. For the interior I tried to go for a more crisp Scandinavian style. I have kept fairly true to the plan for the interior, including the laundry room. I did however make one of the bedrooms into a study, as I felt Hope as a loner would benefit more from that than having 3 bedrooms. As for the garage I tried to create it as a crafts room, but still have it look like a garage that can still be used (if she cleans up that is). The small cabinet on the wall by the door is meant to be an electrical cabinet (that's often in garages right?). The garage has all of Hope's painting equipment, but also a work bench for her to be doing repairs and such.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None, CC free

    FORUM ID: SyddyB206
    ORIGIN ID: SyddyB206
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Mid Century Loner https://tinyurl.com/y868lb2f
    LOT COST: 2,500
    LOT NAME: Potter Splay
    BUILD COST: 82,162
    TOTAL COST: 84,662
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW
    https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157689256249791
    ENTRY DETAILS: Lovey lot with lush landscaping! Mid Century Modern interior and exterior. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: N/A

    FORUM ID:glen1974
    ORIGIN ID:glen1974
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Atomic Bungalow https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C812D73DDADB11E7887D97CC8DEE2583?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=atomic bungalow&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 10000
    LOT NAME: Oakenstead in Willow Creek
    BUILD COST:89900
    TOTAL COST: 99900
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/hV4AB
    ENTRY DETAILS: Atomic Bungalow is a midcentury modern property built using the Mitchell Glen plans. As this is a 3 bedroom property and Hope is a loner sim I have turned one of the rooms into a writing/study room whilst retaining the build in wardrobe space as per the plans. The third bedroom I have left as a single guest room as she may have a single family member visit at some point. The floor plans are in an L shape which gave great views of the back garden to which I have added swimming pool.
    I had to make compromises as cash ran out as did my time (it is currently 23.50 UK time and I'm just about getting it in!!)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Expert

    FORUM ID: StSciurus
    ORIGIN ID: StSciurus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Hope Springs Eternal
    LOT COST: §2,000
    LOT NAME: Bargain Bend (30 x 20) [Note: I transferred the lot to Rustic Residence in Windenburg and uploaded it from there so that my gallery shot would look better (same price as Bargain Bend), but all the images in the slideshow were taken at Bargain Bend in Willow Creek, since that is where the house is supposed to be.]
    BUILD COST: §89,805
    TOTAL COST: §91,805
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: here
    ENTRY DETAILS: Hope Springs Eternal is a mid-century modern home for Hope Potts and her dog Cleo, modeled after The Dunland houseplan. I tried to stay true to the layout adding only a window to the mechanical room, which has been turned into an art/craft room instead. Since she wanted a home that reminded her of her childhood, I also decorated the interior in a mid-century modern style using primarily shades of orange and turquoise. I included a number of things that a loner might like in her house: a computer for writing, an easel and workbench, a chess table, a pool, and a yoga/meditation area. I also gave her a vegetable garden and a nice side yard in which she can play with Cleo.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no CC

    FORUM ID: Abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT NAME: Mid Century Modern
    PLAN BUILT: The Dunland
    LOT COST: 3,000
    LOT NAME: Optimist's Outlook 30 X 40
    BUILD COST: 97,003
    TOTAL COST: 100,003
    GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/4BEC5D8FD54611E783A597CC8DEE2583?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157663172589758
    ENTRY DETAILS: Mid Century Modern is a cosy but spaceous home. Everything a single person will need is in this home. Enough space for parties and social events, and when the time comes and you plan on having a larger family, the 30x40 lot has enough room for building extensions.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC only MOO and SHO

    FORUM ID: Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
    LEVEL: Expert ( ouch, that expert title feels scary,lol )
    LOT: Mid Century Suburbia
    LOT COST: $2,500
    LOT NAME: Potters Splay, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: $92,686
    TOTAL COST: $99,865 - placed in game
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: here
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wasn't going to enter this challenge. When I first read it I thought, "not my cup of tea". I have never built a sim house using a floor plan and never tried to decorate a house for a specific era. It all felt like it was too restrictive. But...then I thought, okay, I'll try and in the end I had fun building it I used The Dallas floor plan. More notes under pics
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, thank you

    FORUM ID: faithofkaela
    ORIGIN ID: faithofkaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Where There's Hope
    LOT COST: $2,500
    LOT NAME: Riverside Roost in Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: $92,853
    TOTAL COST: $95,356
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/oU7Wh
    ENTRY DETAILS: Where There's Hope was built specifically for Hope Potts and her grumpy, creative, loner lifestyle. This build is mainly base game, with a couple of decorative pieces from Spa Stuff, but nothing you couldn't live without ;) A fully fenced in rear garden, means she's never interrupted by unwelcome visitors while she's working out there. Inside, Hope has decorated for Christmas, she may be a grump, but she's not a Grinch! The open plan living/dining and kitchen area has been decorated in cool blues and bright yellows. Her bedroom is a sanctuary in wood and green tones, as is her spacious bathroom, complete with built-in linen cupboard.
    I chose to use the The Dunland as the base for Hope's home.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: Karababy52
    ORIGIN ID: Karababy52
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: House of Hope
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Garden Essence
    BUILD COST: 97776
    TOTAL COST: 99776
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/UMCnn
    ENTRY DETAILS: I built the Dunland for Hope. Features include; open floor plan with cathedral ceiling over living and kitchen area, eat-in kitchen, living room with bar, chess set, computer and dining nook, living room also has a plant ledge wrapped around above, bathroom with jet tub, bedroom with wall of closets, a small artist's studio with an easel & woodworking bench. Outside features include; a patio with fire pit and view of the fishing pond, a geometric fountain display and minimal maintenance landscaping throughout the grounds including a curb appeal special garden in the front.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please and thank you!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC, only used MOO, Debug


    Sim Challenge


    Starting Out

    FORUM ID: StangMix2
    ORIGIN ID: stangmix2
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    HOUSEHOLD: Hope Potts
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Link
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made Hope Potts a creative, mean and loner sim. She dreams of becoming a bestselling author. She has max handiness and some painting/writing skillpoints plus a few others, like cooking and mischief - apparently she ate and then "trolled teh forums" while I made/ate dinner and put my kids to bed (I love free will)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    Established

    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: Hope Potts
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: I pretty much followed what was in the description of Hope; brown eyes, hair style ect. I gave her cowboy boots for her party outfit to reflect her deep southern roots. For her daily wear, I gave her a comfortable and practical outfit that she could wear while painting, upgrading/fixing her new home, or cleaning.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: Pallypoo
    ORIGIN ID: Pallystyle
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: Hope Potts
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://ibb.co/album/gOgqbF
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made hope with a curvy muscular build. I felt if she had maxed her handiness skill she would be in shape. I dressed her in a variety of colors to compliment her creative side and skin tone. She doesn't wear much make up, but likes to use it for dress up occassions. And likes to keep her everyday look simple since she never knows what she might be up to.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: Laebeth
    ORIGIN ID: Ninnster
    LEVEL: Established (Not sure if I should go with the same as build here? or if Sim is separate?)
    HOUSEHOLD: Pea in a Potts
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: I've never done the Sim challenge, so not sure if there are any requirements to the slideshow for this?
    I try to create a story when making Sims, it helps me to have a direction. For Hope I molded it around the few things we already knew about her.
    In my story, Hope lost her mother at a young age. She was never able to accept the loss, and carrying the resentment gave her a mean streak, and she started keeping to herself becoming a loner. In her solitude she often finds peace in her creative outlets, such as writing and painting.
    Because of what happened to her mother, Hope always wanted to build a home to honor her and all the good times she remembers growing up. She even started preferring to dress in 50's style clothing, feeling it bringing her closer to her mother's memories. Therefore I tried to keep to this theme when creating Hope, which means some odd choices particularly for her gym outfit.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None, CC free


    Expert

    FORUM ID: faithofkaela
    ORIGIN ID: faithofkaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/CC57725FDAC511E78B67F93919BFDC9A
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/oU7Wh (pictures included with the main build showcase)
    ENTRY DETAILS: Meet Hope Potts, a new resident of Willow Creek. She hails from San Myshuno, where she worked as a landlord. Now, she aspires to become a best selling author. She's a bit of a loner, a tad grumpy, but incredibly creative.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL:Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: How to Serve Man
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Imgur: How to Serve Man
    ENTRY DETAILS: Hope is a mean, creative loner with the painter aspiration. She's a level 8 logic, level 10 handiness, level 3 writer and level 3 painter. She doesn't really want to be mean or alone, she just has a secret she needs to protect, and frankly, most humans are annoying.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:N/A


    Room Challenge


    Starting Out

    N/A


    Established

    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: The Creative Dream
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: I created a really large area for Hope to be able to paint in and store all of her paintings. She has a computer nook where she can research and learn new styles of art and get inspiration. She has a bookcase so she can take a break from painting whenever she likes.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    FORUM ID: Pallypoo
    ORIGIN ID: Pallystyle
    LEVEL: Established
    ROOM: Rustied Blue Art studio
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: pics below
    https://image.ibb.co/ioJ2L6/bns83_r_1.png
    https://image.ibb.co/jdKRf6/bns83_r3.png
    ENTRY DETAILS: Once a garage, this room is slightly more decorated than the one that is in the house. It has a few more paintings and an extra easel. It is a warm a cheery room for a painter.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Expert

    N/A


    Results

    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @StangMix2
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Laebeth
    Honourable Mention: @glen1974
    Sim Challenge: @Pallystyle
    Room Challenge: @JosieAnglin and @Pallystyle

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @abelhinha35
    Sim Challenge: @Ainsleyf
    Room Challenge: N/A




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    Build-n-Share Challenge #84 - Familia

    Challenge Deadline: 20th December 2017

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

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

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

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

    You nod, "What happened next?"

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

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

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

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

    "Si, about 17."

    "Mateo's your big brother?"

    "Si."

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

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

    "Hello, Kris! How is Mrs Kringle?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Brief:
    • Your budget is $50,000
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 baths
    • 20x30 lot or smaller
    • Backyard for 2 children to play in
    • Style of architecture and interiors completely up to you


      Sim Challenge

      Create Sofia, Adrian and Matteo and showing them living in their new home.


      Room Challenge

      Create one of the three bedrooms, it can be for any of the children. Your budget is $10,000.

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


      Entry List


      Starting Out

      FORUM ID: stangmix2
      ORIGIN ID: stangmix2
      LEVEL: Starting Out
      LOT: Brick Home
      LOT COST: §2000
      LOT NAME: Asphalt Abodes
      BUILD COST: §47.842
      TOTAL COST: §49.842
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/I5PzY
      ENTRY DETAILS: I would have loved to do a bit more landscaping, but I ran out of money
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

      FORUM ID: Xraygrl2004
      ORIGIN ID: Xraygrl2004
      LEVEL: Starting Out
      LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E70F7BD1E05C11E780ECC38F04807BF8
      LOT COST: $1,500
      LOT NAME: Pebble Burrow (Oasis Springs)
      BUILD COST: $48,007
      TOTAL COST: $49,507
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://tinypic.com/a/aytw6d/2
      ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to recreate a house similar to that of which they would've lost in the earthquake. A small southwest adobe style. Since Sofia and Adrian were shuffled through the foster system I wanted to give them a space to call their own. A small open living/dining/kitchen area is perfect for family time together. The back patio is perfect for Mateo to watch as Sofia and Adrian play on the monkey bars or he can enjoy some fishing in the pond while being close by should they need anything.
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

      FORUM ID: FidgetyAtom
      ORIGIN ID: FidgetyAtom
      LEVEL: Starting Out
      LOT: The Cabrini
      LOT COST: §2,000
      LOT NAME: Originally built on the Daisy Hovel plot
      BUILD COST: §47,999
      TOTAL COST: §49,999
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: The Cabrini
      ENTRY DETAILS: I would have done way more landscaping, but ran out of cash! As it stands, it has a cute backyard for kids to play in and plenty of space inside for everyone. The house is decorated and ready for Kris Kringle to visit!
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC
      SPACE FOR PICTURES:
      I can't seem to get pics to work.


      Established

      FORUM ID: Mamajanaynay
      ORIGIN ID: Mamajanaynay
      LEVEL: Established
      LOT: Casa Solariega
      LOT COST: 1,500
      LOT NAME: Pebble Burrow
      BUILD COST: 47,641
      TOTAL COST: 49,141
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://ibb.co/album/ft0cOv
      ENTRY DETAILS: Casa Solariega is Spanish style home featuring an open living area with three bedrooms and two full baths. The back yard provides ample space for youngsters to run and play.
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No cc/recolors

      FORUM ID: SerraNolwen
      ORIGIN ID: SerraNolwen
      LEVEL: Established
      LOT: link
      LOT COST: 1500
      LOT NAME: Pebble Burrow
      BUILD COST: 48 492
      TOTAL COST: 49 992
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/gallery/dumuP
      ENTRY DETAILS: There are a few decorations set up for the holidays. I also included some Day of the Dead inspired items to remind them of their home. And... I ran out of money for decorations to put up on the walls. I guess they can put up drawings in their bedrooms.
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used.

      FORUM ID: Agrippine_23
      ORIGIN ID:Agrippine23
      LEVEL: Established
      LOT: Cotton Candy Cottage: https://www.ea.com/fr-fr/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/F8E8C05AE1DF11E78BF6C076D3EC6188?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Agrippine23&max=50&maxis=false
      LOT COST: § 2000
      LOT NAME: Hindquarter Hideaway (Brindleton Bay)
      BUILD COST: § 47 897
      TOTAL COST: § 49 897
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/gallery/KgU4o
      (I am so very sorry I forgot to put a picture of Adrian's bedroom and I don't know how to edit an imgur post)
      ENTRY DETAILS: So. Where to begin? Ah yes! It all started when I decided to go for a pink house. I had never done a pink house before so I thought "let's try it!". But then the pink made me think of cotton candy. A cotton candy cottage. Where kids would live in after having lost their parents... does this plot sounds familiar? Well I just went all in the fairy tale theme and I thought that maybe the nice lady who found the Rivera kids wasn't so nice after all. Maybe she looked a little too much like someone trying very hard to look like a nice lady. And she wasn't fooling me when she pretended that Santa would help. Nope, this couldn't be good. Therefore the house is a cotton candy cottage. That's why I went for a pastel palette (which I never did before). I was really worried I wouldn't have enough simoleons after reading the other entries details but since I was so worried I was really cautious about what items I picked and money wasn't a problem after all (of course if I'd had unlimited funds I would have done a little bit more landscaping and maybe pick a few nicer items). I just had to change the computer you see in the pictures for the cheapest one (I'm really sorry about that). I playtested the house and everything is functional.
      This was such a fun challenge, I had a lot of fun building this house I had no idea going for a pink house would inspire me so much for the background story
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used


      Expert

      FORUM ID: Abelhinha35
      ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
      LEVEL: Expert
      LOT: Casa de Graca
      LOT COST: 1,500
      LOT NAME: Agave Abode 20 x 15 (Oasis Springs)
      BUILD COST: 48,469
      TOTAL COST: 49,969
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157667428669959
      ENTRY DETAILS: This build is a Latin/Greek inspired build for the Rivera family.This home has 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms. I decided to go with an open plan living area. Incorporating the whites and blues to give it a contemporary but traditional feel to this home. I wish them to feel at home living here and to have a splendid Festive season.
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC - I used MOO and SHO
      GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/4E72A6DEE11611E78771C4041DF8DF4A?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false

      FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
      ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
      LEVEL:Expert
      LOT:Casa Pequena
      LOT COST: 1500
      LOT NAME: Pebble Burow - Oasis Springs
      BUILD COST:48014
      TOTAL COST: 49514
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/hQC1U
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM:Absolutely
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

      FORUM ID: Oliana
      ORIGIN ID: jadeiam
      LEVEL: Expert
      LOT: Bentley House
      LOT COST: 1,500
      LOT NAME: Cottage Am See, Windenburg
      BUILD COST: 48,445
      TOTAL COST: 49,945
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/2DYNq
      ENTRY DETAILS: Wondering what 50k Simoleons will buy your Simling family these days? Well, quite a bit in fact! Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen, outdoor patio and great yard for the children to play.
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

      FORUM ID: faithofkaela
      ORIGIN ID: faithofkaela
      LEVEL: Expert
      LOT: http://bit.ly/RiveraModern
      LOT COST: $2,500
      LOT NAME: Pique Hearth, Willow Creek
      BUILD COST: $47,419
      TOTAL COST: $49,919
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/W5J92
      ENTRY DETAILS: Rivera Modern was created for @BuildnShare #BnS84 - Familia. Matteo, Adrian and Sofia were orphaned when a major earthquake hit their small village killing off their parents and even their grandparents. Matteo was at work at the time of the quake, so a jolly fellow, name of Kris Kringle, stepped in to locate the missing lad and reunited what was left of the family. This is the home I created for them. I wanted the home to feel luxurious, but homely, somewhere they could enjoy each other's company while growing as a family. The downstairs is mainly open plan, apart from the separate dining area. Upstairs, they each have their own space, decorated for their own personalities. Matteo, the head of the household, so his room is sensible, but has his own stamp (i.e. the skateboards and paintings he commissioned from Faith), Adrian's shows his love of sports and arts and crafts. Sofia's room has all her favourite things and a mirror where she can practice her speeches and dancing. The garden is low maintenance but has a variety of perfect veggies for the family to use. An easel and a punching bag complete the backyard space, giving Matteo diversity in how he chooses to wind down.
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None, but I have used #MOO,#SHO and #IGUE

      FORUM ID: Mannanna
      ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
      LEVEL: Expert
      LOT: My Bahay
      LOT COST: $1,500
      LOT NAME: Pebble Burrow, Oasis Springs
      BUILD COST: $48,469
      TOTAL COST: $49,969
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/6RmRe
      ENTRY DETAILS: When I first read the story Mexico came to my mind ( very sad story btw ) but I didn't want to build a typical Mexican house so this became a mix of Honduras and Philippines - I think,lol. I wanted the house to look simple (poor) because that's how I imagined their new home and their new life to be.
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes!

      FORUM ID: emere
      ORIGIN ID: osiazul
      LEVEL: Expert
      LOT: La Casita
      LOT COST: $2,000
      LOT NAME: Daisy Hovel at Willow Creek
      BUILD COST: $47,849
      TOTAL COST: $49,849
      LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/fJQ0A
      ENTRY DETAILS: I built this house as a memorial of the last earthquake at Ciudad de México. I used blue and brown, earth and sky (air). The only way to feel safe from the earth is looking at the sky. I try to build something sweet, not stairs so you can run if you need to. I did not use red for the Xmas decor, I wanted a more peaceful atmosphere. The Xmas tree can be seen from all the corners. There is a pool and a chimney to gather all the elements in the house, like a symbol of balance. I choose bricks for a strong construction, but softened with the wood. I used flowers because there is no snow at Ciudad de México, and flowers are a cultural trait.
      CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please.
      CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none.


      Results


      Starting Out -:
      Comments
      1st Place: @FidgetyAtom
      Honourable Mention: @xraygrl2004
      Sim Challenge: N/A
      Room Challenge: N/A

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

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

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited February 2018
    Build-n-Share Challenge #85 - Winter Designer Showdown

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 3 January 2018

    LINK TO UPDATED SHELL HAS BEEN POSTED

    That’s right folks, it’s that time of year. Time for a Designer Showdown, no preamble, no budget, just you, a shell and some tight restrictions, let your creativity shine!!

    Just one thing though, on the property itself, you will find these 4 items:

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    You will choose ONE of these items to use as your inspiration to decorate and furnish your house. In the end, when the judges look at your media, they should know which item you chose just by looking at the way you decorated and furnished. Please also include the object you chose somewhere in your house and be sure to have it in a screenshot (unless you choose the bear gnome from Outdoor Retreat and don’t yet have the Game Pack). You can delete the objects on the lot that you didn't choose as your inspiration and the wall piece used to hold the painting. You also cannot duplicate the item (use it more than once on the lot) that you do use as your inspiration.

    You can DL the shell for this challenge here.

    The Rules

    You must build the lot on Twin Oracle Point in Newcrest

    You MAY NOT
    Change any exterior/interior walls, all exterior interior walls must stay as they are
    You can add walls, fences and half walls inside the building, but the house must have at least 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms (the annexe, the area self-contained area to the right of the house, must have 1 bedroom and 1 full bath)
    Move any doors and/or windows, that’s right, all doors and windows must stay in the same place
    Repurpose any room that has furniture within it, all bathrooms and kitchens must stay where they are
    Add any basement to the build
    Add or extend any stairs
    Get rid of the chimney, it has to stay in place, you MAY change the style, but there has to be a chimney above the fireplace
    Change the roof shape, but you MAY change the texture and colour, the pitch, add trim, adjust the curvature, etc.

    You MAY
    Change the style of any door or window, ie if a wall section of 2 tiles has 2 windows, you may change these windows for one 2 tile window
    Change the wall treatments internally and externally
    Change and/or remove any external fencing and or columns
    Change the fireplace to any two tile fireplace
    Add foundation to the exterior of the build
    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 MUST
    Show us overheads of your build in your media presentation.

    THERE IS NO BUDGET!
    The theme is completely up to you. It does not have to be Winter themed - 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.


    Sim Challenge
    None this round.


    Room Challenge
    None this round.

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


    Entry List


    Starting Out

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: Xraygrl2004
    ORIGIN ID: Xraygrl2004
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/F7FE3789F19511E78F589154F725A001
    LOT COST: $8500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point - Newcrest
    BUILD COST: $309,104
    TOTAL COST: $317,604
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/4b2j9
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the Watering Can Flowers as my inspiration object. I took this as a Country/Farmhouse Style and tried to reflect that throughout my build. Here's my backstory: When farmgirl Paisley married Real Estate Developer Andrew, the only way to take the girl away from the farm was to promise the perfect farmhouse closer to the city. That promise became a reality when Paisley's mom, Marianne, moved in with them to help raise twins, Noah and Anastasia. So that Marianne still had her independence, but was within close proximity to help with the kids, Andrew added a Mother-in-Law Apartment to the house. Now Marianne can work on achieving her Perfect Garden, Paisley can focus on her culinary career, the twins are elated to have Grandma around and Andrew can still do buisness deals AND not have his mother-in-law underfoot all the time.
    *Notes* Some walls were left bare so that family pictures, paintings and the kids' artwork could be displayed.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A - no CC

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: LadyAlexiel
    ORIGIN ID: LadyAlexiel
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C8FBEE68F55211E78CC6E0F9547847F5?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=BnS85&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $8500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point - Newcrest
    BUILD COST: $ 298,734
    TOTAL COST: $ 340,087
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/6VC0U
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chosed the raw antique teapot and Decided to make an antique styled house negleted by the time with a garden who turned into a kind of swamp. My house is named Swamp house BnS85.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A - no CC

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM

    FORUM ID: kananmeja or biglil711
    ORIGIN ID: kananmeja
    LEVEL: Starting Out

    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/browse?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Twin Oracle Life&max=50&maxis=false

    LOT COST: $8,500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle
    BUILD COST: $372,428
    TOTAL COST: $380,928

    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/gallery/EXnzW

    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the watering can and tried to decorate in a more Early American look using lots of flowers. I veered away from this concept somewhat and still tried to make sure there were flowers in every room.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID:rainesrandi
    ORIGIN ID: gaminggrandi
    LEVEL:starting out
    LOT :https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/8800625EF65611E78DF3E0F9547847F5?searchtype=ea_origin_id&time=all&category=all&searchquery=GamingGrandi&sortby=downloads&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:$8500
    LOT NAME: Twin oracle -Newcrest
    BUILD COST:289,003
    TOTAL COST: 297,503
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/e4m8t
    ENTRY DETAILS:I chose to turn this home into a "Brown Stone" and use the water can for inspiration. Inside the home you will find a bouquet of colors and rooms full of life and character. The kitchen will excite a sim who likes making beautiful meals and serving their family in the formal dinning room. Stop in the modern day den with a bar. The living room is full of color and life to mimic the flowers outside. There is a computer nich` upstairs in the hall. All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated to allow for a the different sims who will live here. The master bedroom has its very own sun room with a view to enjoy. Attached you will find the lovely and simple rental 1 bedroom apartment with bright white walls and just plain enough to let your mother or father in law live in independently of course.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:none used


    Established

    ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: StangMix2
    ORIGIN ID: stangmix2
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: The Flowerpot
    LOT COST: §8.500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point
    BUILD COST: §456.354
    TOTAL COST: §464,854
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/KfBax
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the watering can in blue as my inspiration. I'm not sure if I have followed this all the way through the build, but I'm happy with the end result soooo There are A LOT if flowers! I went all in as there was no budget and I'm actually surprised that it isn't more expensive
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    FORUM ID: bmj97
    ORIGIN ID: bmj97
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Newcrest Estate
    LOT COST: §8,500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point
    BUILD COST: §273,285
    TOTAL COST: §281,785
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/rQnIT
    ENTRY DETAILS: I used the cat toy as inspiration, I hope I did well with it! I imagine this home to be owned by a family of animal lovers that takes in homeless cats/dogs temporarily until they can find them loving owners.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no cc used

    FORUM ID: Kilra0
    ORIGIN ID: Kilra0
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: House Solveig
    LOT COST: $8,500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point
    BUILD COST: $328,959
    TOTAL COST: $337,459
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: here
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the element collecting board and created a home for an astronaut and an almost mad scientist. They have kids so the dangerous lab had to be out of the range for the cuties. And they wanted to have a friendly atmosphere at home, that they don't scare their friends to death with their mysterious business. I decided to replace to 3-tile front door to a 1-tile door and 2 windows because there was no 3-tile modern door matching the wall height. I changed the colour of the windows and door to a darker tone to give the impression of a 3-tile door. hope that's ok and you like it
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: nocc

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: FidgetyAtom
    ORIGIN ID: FidgetyAtom
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Emerdale Estate
    LOT COST: §8,500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point in Newcrest
    BUILD COST: §389,471
    TOTAL COST: §397,971
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here for pictures
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the watering can flower pot because I'm country like that I do hope that I reflected it well enough throughout the build. This house was fun to decorate and now has a complete history within my town. It was originally started by John Emerdale and his wife Liza. See the blog for more details. I love this place now and I appreciate the challenge! Thank you!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: The lot says that it's 'modded' but it's not. Absolutely no CC was used in creating this home.

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID:Pallystyle
    ORIGIN ID:Pallystyle
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Botany Squared
    LOT COST: 8,500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point
    BUILD COST:410,796
    TOTAL COST: 419,296
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ePzIR
    ENTRY DETAILS: This home was inspired by the element block storage rack. It is all about bold color and shape, and science, don't forget science.*wiggles eye brows* I wanted to use a lot of the bright colors and bold shades in the home decor as a whole while using some cooler tones to balance so as not to hurt the eyes. I also took cue from the squares on the rack and wanted to put a lot of shapes into the build with the decor. Since I went with a more science themed object I decided to have the home be furnished for a botanist who worked on strange plants so my landscaping included his love for this. The main home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. There is a little annex for a single sim or a couple. 1 bed 1 bath. There are items for a dog. A pool, outdoor fun items, and a green house with strange experimental plants growing. Hope you like neon!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID:glen1974
    ORIGIN ID:glen1974
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/44FABCC3F65911E782F4E5E9CE364264?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=bns85&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:$8500
    LOT NAME: Hipster House built on Twin Oracle Point in Newcrest
    BUILD COST:$413,374
    TOTAL COST: $421,874
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/fKvRo
    ENTRY DETAILS: For my inspirational object I choose the Raw Antique Teapot. However I thought it could also be a coffeepot and thus I went with a coffeehouse theme for the build. I further expanded this idea by interpreting the idea of a coffeehouse as a hipster home. There are multiple places like this to grab a coffee in real life where the décor is an eclectic mixture of old and new, worn and shiny, industrial and modern. I therefore opted to have a lot of worn brick and dark woods along with metal pipes, antique furniture and cutting edge technology. Mismatched chairs and furniture feature throughout. The idea is to relax in this house as you would in a coffee house, anything goes and everything is hip and cool. And whilst this is meant to be an unpretentious house the very concept of it makes it pretentious I feel!
    This coffeehouse theme continues in the self contained annex. I designed this in mind where you would chill out with friends over a coffee and play a few games. Your friends can also stay over in the guest bedroom.
    Back in the main house there is a large kitchen, separate dining and sitting room area, a designated t.v. lounge, hallway, junk room and bathroom. Upstairs we have the master bedroom with ensuite and walk in wardrobe. 2 further rooms designated as bedrooms 1 for a male child the other a teenage girl. The final room I chose as a study. And finally there is a small family bathroom.
    Outside I have added a greenhouse perfect for growing those hipster herbs and also added a giant game of draughts/checkers and whilst not playable its more for decorative purposes.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC/Recolours.


    Expert

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID:linzlulubell
    ORIGIN ID:linzlulubell
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/CEDC4F63F41B11E78E22E0F9547847F5?fb_action_ids=1905266156168096&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=1905266156168096&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT COST: $8,500
    LOT NAME: twin oracle point
    BUILD COST: $311,668
    TOTAL COST:$320,168
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/YDBNT
    ENTRY DETAILS: I decided to pick the antique tea pot and deck this house out Victorian Christmas style, custom trees in almost every room. Normally I would try to maintain the same color pallet throughout the house but I added some color in the bedrooms to make different Christmas tree variations but tried to keep them in flow. Very large custom Christmas tree in the yard. I'm sorry but I just don't have much time to write about my build right now, hopefully my pictures speak for themselves. (I will be editing to give my CC credits later tonight) 1/9 update: I first want to note that I added the glowing floor for my exterior pictures but deleted it on the upload. It added about $20,000 to the cost, I wanted to take pictures with both effects. I saw the potential to make this house to use in game as a vacation rental for my simself family's Christmas celebration, plus I just super love Christmas.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: why not
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Lulu265, soloria, kansascityrose, simcredible, severinka, buff summ, kardofe, the numbers woman, wondymoon

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM

    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: MeaganJo
    ORIGIN ID: MeaganJo
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C0649514F63611E782719154F725A001?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=meaganjo&max=50&maxis=false&setLocale=en-us
    LOT COST: §373,721
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point in Newcrest
    BUILD COST: §8,500
    TOTAL COST: §381,441
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/GsYfQ

    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the Elemental Display Rack as my inspiration. You will find this object in the master suite office however I put a different spin on it and instead of the elements in game I chose the element of water. I imagined that my Sim would sit in her kitchen drinking her morning coffee watching the wild geese playing and bathing in the little lake behind her house. With water, waves, sand and shells in mind she decided to decorate her yard with mostly white flowers to remind her of the little wakes the geese would make as they splashed about. She then chose a more Hampton style decor for her main interiors, white being the base color with hints of blues, greys, tans/browns and even coral in spaces. I also imagined this home used for a legacy family with plenty of children and a cat.

    The main house features an eat in kitchen along with a formal dining room and sitting room, family room, 4 bd rooms including a nursery and Master suite with office and 3 1/2 baths. The home comes with plenty of activities for the whole family. The 1 bd 1 bth Annex is more of a masculine style with deep browns and can be used for an adult child, much needed Butler or the in-laws.

    Play tested with my simself family which included 3 adults, 1 child, 1 toddler, 2 dogs and a cat.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: JasonAnthonySterling
    ORIGIN ID: TonySterling
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/2D60E73BF67A11E7860FE5E9CE364264?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Tonysterling&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $8500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point - Newcrest
    BUILD COST: 765,679
    TOTAL COST: 774,179
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyWorldofSims/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1495572253891527
    ENTRY DETAILS: I chose the RAW Teapot (COFFEE POT, plum Maxis haven't you ever been to England?) To me it fit the house which has a vaguely Victorian feel with the multiple roof lines and large wrap around porch. It also has a very industrial style to it and so I went with a favorite of mine steampunk. The object is also black with a bit of gold trim. I've tried to play of that throughout the build with a darker tone overall and often outright cladding objects in black with gold accenting. I have used the actual object in a couple of places as part of the decor and architecture in a non-traditional form. Tomorrow, I will include additional notes with my pictures in my Facebook gallery linked below- tonight I am too tired, lol.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Maybe LOL

    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: There is one piece pictured in my picture files but NONE in the upload. I swapped it out before uploading. It's the Pokemon Screen in the Toddler's room. I think it's the "Room Divider" by Nynaeve Designs on the Sims Resource. Tomorrow when I have more time I'll try looking that up on the TSR and post a link should you want to add it to your build.

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #85: Winter Designer Showdown
    FORUM ID: Laebeth
    ORIGIN ID: Ninnster
    LEVEL: Expert (dear lord..)
    LOT: Holly Haven
    LOT COST: 8,500,-
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Point
    BUILD COST: 375,013,-
    TOTAL COST: 383,513,-
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/KBn7y
    ENTRY DETAILS: I used the watering can with the flowers as my inspiration. I used it's primary colors, red and white, for most of the exterior, taking a more literal approach to display the item. For the interior however I tried to rather showcase the feel of the object. Looking at the object I immediately think of key words such as "country", "rustic", "overflowing garden", "romantic" and "soft". These were key words I tried incorporating in the whole build.

    The annex is built as a small stand alone apartment. It can be used as a rental, or perhaps the owners has relatives wanting to live close. The couple owning this house do not have children. It's a single couple, with one of them loving to read and write books, hence the library and study. There is also a love for gardening, with the large garden as well as all the indoor plants.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @xraygrl2004
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @kilra0
    2nd Place: @FidgetyAtom
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Laebeth
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited March 2018
    #BnS86 - A Library for Newcrest

    Karl brings you your morning coffee with a wink, “An old friend is dropping by this morning!”

    And before you can ask who, in walks Rose Curtis, your former assistant.

    “Rose!” you exclaim, “Or should I say ‘Your Honor’? How delightful to see you!”

    “Yes, I can’t believe Doug convinced me to run for mayor of Newcrest, but here I am, hat in hand, so to speak, hoping you can fit in a last minute design assignment.”

    “You know I’ll do anything I can. Tell me what you need.”

    Rose sits down opposite you and continues, “Well… you’ve probably read in the Newcrest Digest that the main branch of the Newcrest Library was flooded last week when a pipe broke. We managed to save most of the collection but the building will have to be torn down. The town council has come up with §75,000 to build a new library—not on the spot of the original library—but we'd like to build in the new section of town, on the Sandy Run lot, which we've already purchased.”

    “What style or architecture were you thinking, Rose?”

    “The Town Council wants something ‘modern and progressive’—those are their words. ‘Something that will reflect the forward looking spirit of Newcrest.’ I’m sure you can come up with something.”

    “I’ll get right on it!”

    “Oh, and there are just a few other requests for this new library. I know most people walk or take public transportation, but the Council would like four parking places in front of the building—or maybe a driveway around to the back with the parking places there. Either would work, I think. And the Council thinks we need to compete with the big book sellers at the mall, so could you include a café area for people to sit and enjoy their books with a cup of coffee or tea and a muffin? I know it’s a silly idea to encourage people to spill coffee and get food all over the library books, but that’s what the Council wants!”

    “It does seem to be the going trend in libraries nowadays!”

    Rose sighed. “Oh, and Doug is kicking in an additional §25,000 so you’ll have §100,000 to work with. And remember, the city already owns the property so the whole budget can be spent on the building.”

    “Two weeks soon enough?”

    “You’re the best!”

    “No, you are, Rose!”

    THE BRIEF:

    Build a library for Newcrest on the 20 x 40 Sandy Run lot.

    Minimum game requirements for a library community lot:

    3 bookshelves
    3 desks
    5 desk chairs
    2 computers
    1 waste disposal
    1 sink
    1 toilet
    2 living chairs
    1 chess table

    Additional requirements:

    • 4 parking spaces [hint: a typical vehicle would take up a 4 x 6 space *3x5 minimum please*]
    • café area to include seating, a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, and a microwave
    • appropriate landscaping

    Architecture/interior style: your interpretation of “modern and progressive”

    BUDGET: §100,000 (Build cost alone; the Town Council has already purchased the lot!)


    Room Challenge
    None this time.

    Sim Challenge
    None this time.

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

    The deadline for this challenge is 24th January 2018


    Entry List


    Starting Out


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: ambzz3
    ORIGIN ID: ambzz3
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/0BC2E8BBF77E11E78F4295E26243B3DA?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Library&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:2500
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run (Newcrest)
    BUILD COST: 100,000
    TOTAL COST: 102,500
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: www.onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=1d2006c7c3686734&page=view&resid=1D2006C7C3686734!1998&parId=1D2006C7C3686734!104&app=PowerPoint
    ENTRY DETAILS: First time entering this challenge, or any build challenge. Tried to stick to a very basic, modern theme. Also added a children's area.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no cc used


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID:rainesrandi
    ORIGIN ID: gaminggrandi
    LEVEL:starting out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/464E5415F8C011E78BB895E26243B3DA?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=gaminggrandi&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:2500
    LOT NAME:Sandy Run -Newcrest
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 99,917
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/kU8ks
    ENTRY DETAILS: Clean and abstract lines with a splash of bold colors here and there. In this modern library a sim will find a children's area on the first floor, along with a coffee bar. The majority of the collection is located on the second floor. You know in case of future flooding. The bathroom and learning center are located on the top floor. Two balconies offer a fresh burst of air just in case sims might need it.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID:LadyAlexiel
    ORIGIN ID: LadyAlexiel
    LEVEL: starting out
    LOT: download here
    LOT NAME: Libra mania BnS86
    BUILD COST: 97,120
    TOTAL COST: 99,560
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/XAt8I
    ENTRY DETAILS: I tried to make a modern and progressive library by keeping it simple and giving it a intriguing shape. My build is inspired by the Failing water modern fountain object in game. It's mostly decorated with white tone inside and there is a colorful area for children. The outside of the library is colorful with this illuminated pillar and this tinted windows.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: maryjane2joe
    ORIGIN ID: 88th-bombgeek
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E7CCA3A6FA5F11E78AF195E26243B3DA?fb_action_ids=2020365327975467&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=2020365327975467&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT COST: $2500.
    LOT NAME: The Book Nook - Newcrest - Sandy Run
    BUILD COST: $90,588
    TOTAL COST:$93,088
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/eagp1
    ENTRY DETAILS: Library in the Newcrest world on lot Sandy Run. Library is complete for Sims of all ages and a special library room for the younger generations. Enjoy your reading luxury while relaxing on the beautiful landscape gardens or patios with a magnificent view of the grounds and spectacular fountain statues. Play chess in a quiet serenity atmosphere. Enjoy a snack of your choice while diving deep into your favorite books or just enjoy conversations with your librarian host. Free Parking.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes; I can handle constructive criticism.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none.


    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: Xraygrl2004
    ORIGIN ID: Xraygrl2004
    LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert) Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/0690C403FBEB11E787EDFF489789EE4B
    LOT COST: Previously Purchased by Newcrest Town Council
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run, Newcrest
    BUILD COST: $99,997
    TOTAL COST: $99,997
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ZkkoL
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A - No CC


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: Zayven
    ORIGIN ID: Zayven
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/D1B5A619FE4711E78B5933263BC3CA0F
    LOT COST: $2500
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run, Newcrest
    BUILD COST: $99929
    TOTAL COST: $102429
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://postimg.org/gallery/244nexxeu/
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is the first build I've ever done in the Sims 4, even unofficially! Such a different engine! I set out to create a building that had an optical effect using advancements in architectual engineering, but was very quickly defeated by various things, so I tried to make the most of what I *could* do and still capture some of the pieces of what I wanted to do. I found myself being more playful in style and decided to embrace it, while keeping an eye to 'modern' design. The first floor has the main circulation desk, cafe, seating areas, and a patio, all open and airy and warm. The second floor has the more 'serious' feel of libraries, less flair and more what you expect, while maintaining a nice, soothing color scheme that still compliments the other floors. There are chairs and desks lining the alcoves, alongwith a community bulletin board, and a chess table to practice. The third floor is the most 'fun' of the floors, very bright and open and inviting, with more chairs and desks lining the walls, an enclosed meeting/study room, and a children's section. Each floor has a help/circulation desk and gender neutral restrooms. I didn't enclose the kid's potties because trying to deal with young children in enclosed spaces can be quite the hassle and intimidating! I tried to make the interior work with the design and utilize it rather than just ignoring it
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    Established


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: FidgetyAtom
    ORIGIN ID: FidgetyAtom
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    LOT: Download here!
    LOT NAME: Highbrow Library
    BUILD COST: §100,000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Pictures here!

    ENTRY DETAILS: This was so fun! I have never built a modern structure before. It was very enlightening and I hope I did well. The Highbrow Library is a great addition to any town. Sticking with 'modern' theme, the build has smooth lines and bold coloring. I hope you enjoy the pictures. I know I've liked using this library in my own town. Thanks for this learning opportunity!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: Kilra0
    ORIGIN ID: kilra0
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Newcrest Library
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run
    BUILD COST: § 99,866
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: here
    ENTRY DETAILS: ...
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    FORUM ID: drthvdr (lifeofamberl)
    ORIGIN ID:drthvdr_1980
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C7FB33C4F94B11E78AB9E0F9547847F5
    LOT COST: 2,500
    LOT NAME: EON BIBLIOBIBULI
    BUILD COST:96,685
    TOTAL COST: 99,185
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/6Wkbr
    ENTRY DETAILS: Spacious and airy library with an outdoor chess area, and rooftop garden to read, relax, or write. There is a homey feel in a modern setting. Surrounded by glass and natural light.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NONE


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: Koekje169
    ORIGIN ID: Patronie28
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Great Newcrest Library:
    https://www.ea.com/nl-nl/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/9047FA47F93611E78BD3E5E9CE364264?searchtype=ea_origin_id&time=all&category=all&searchquery=Patronie28&sortby=downloads&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run
    TOTAL COST: § 99,878
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    https://imgur.com/a/cECmY
    ENTRY DETAILS: It was a lot of fun building this library! It is a two-floor building with lots of light and various reading and studying/working spaces. It has a very modern exterior and interior and there is a nice roof terrace where sims can enjoy their books and a cup of good coffee from the cafe in the sun!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: don't know how to add pictures in a post, so check the slideshow link :)


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: itslouis
    ORIGIN ID: 1louisobyrne
    LEVEL: Established (?)
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/99DAE6C8FDC611E78CFC4C4F02C5D395
    LOT COST: n/a for this challenge
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run - Newcrest
    BUILD COST: $99,906
    TOTAL COST: $99,906
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/2PRWZ
    ENTRY DETAILS: This lot was inspired by the Geisel Library in San Diego. It’s a brutalist structure that seems to defy gravity. From the outside, it looks like a spaceship or a fortress, but inside, the harsh concrete is covered in lush greenery and the light floods in from all angles. It’s named for my favourite literary character: Yertle the Turtle. Sorry, this is my first submission and my screenshot skills are bad.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Expert


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Sandy Run
    LOT COST: $2500.
    LOT NAME: NewCrest Public Library
    BUILD COST: $99 978
    TOTAL COST:$102 477
    GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/4D83B478FAE711E7828E6E7E62065015?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157691552466534
    ENTRY DETAILS: NewCrest Public Library is a modern vibrant place for young and old to enjoy. You will find a many little nooks for socializing, creating, reading, studding and storytelling. Come and visit the NewCrest Public Library and lose yourself in the wonderful world of fiction, reality and make believe.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none only MOO, SHO and ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement


    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL:\ Expert
    LOT: Newcrest Public Library

    LOT COST: N/A
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run
    BUILD COST: 97828
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Newcrest Public Library
    ENTRY DETAILS: I originally had stairs going to the second floor but then redid the whole front and thereby had to redo the whole interior. I gave it a complete cafe setup as it's what the larger bookstores all have around where I live. It also has a play area inside and a playground outside as well as a conference/meeting/class room on the second floor.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: linday
    ORIGIN ID: iamlinday
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Sandy Run
    LOT COST: n/a
    LOT NAME: No Dusty Tomes library
    BUILD COST: §97 550
    TOTAL COST: n/a
    GALLERY: Gallery link
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Album link
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted the library to have more of a community center feel, where your sims could come together and take various courses, or just practise their skills, be it writing, painting or piano. So in addition to the requirements in the brief, this lot also has an art studio, a game room and a band practise room with various instruments and a microphone. The librarian is also very eager when it comes to making food, so if you're lucky, she'll whip you up a snack, even if you didn't ask for it. The lot is also basegame only.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    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: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/704AE0ABFDC511E789F02979BDEA37E6
    LOT COST: N/A
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run
    BUILD COST: $99,678
    TOTAL COST: $99,678
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/uzhDS
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry) I wanted a very clean and open space for the library but with a nod to classic libraries so went with a wood floor and dramatically arranged central staircase (like the grade staircase in traditional design).
    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
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: faithofkaela
    ORIGIN ID: faithofkaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Story Pods - https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/8AE44DA5FDD311E781D4B32801A8F5FC
    LOT COST: N/A
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run - Newcrest
    BUILD COST: $98,053
    TOTAL COST: $98,053
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/F2Sz7
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Story Pods. is a progressive modern view of a library, individual pods that can be moved as necessary, no front desk, just books and spaces to work. In the roof garden, you will find a chess table, a communal veggie garden, and a food pavilion. A bathroom block is at the rear of the lot.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: PV13
    ORIGIN ID: Lyrens35
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Link to Gallery upload
    LOT COST: § 2,500 previously purchased by the town council
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run, Newcrest
    BUILD COST: § 100,000
    TOTAL COST: § 102,500
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Link to Dropbox Build presentation
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is my first entry to the BnS, and I’m so happy to have chosen this one for my first. I had a lot of fun with this build, even though I struggled a bit with the size of the lot. So, to fit everything in, I decided to build three floors.
    Outside there’s a parking lot in the back, and at the main entrance a small square with flowers, water feature and benches.
    First floor includes main entrance, back entrance, lobby area, front desk, café area and restrooms.
    Second floor is dedicated to children, and includes a kiddie play corner and a parents’ corner.
    Third floor is the study floor with study group seating, computer room and a fabulous skylight.
    Please NOTE: There’s a glitch with the skylight, when lot is placed in game after download, even with Move Objects on.
    To get it right, you need to pick up the ‘room’ and place it on roof again. Then it’s working as it should.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A – No CC


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #86: A Library for Newcrest
    FORUM ID: TeeBlueYT
    ORIGIN ID: TeeBlueYT
    LEVEL: Expert
    *LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/04303459FFF311E789B7B32801A8F5FC
    LOT COST: §2,500
    LOT NAME: Sandy Run, Newcrest (20x40)
    BUILD COST: §99,821
    TOTAL COST: 102,321
    *LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://teeblueyt.tumblr.com/post/170025595255/hey-everyone-a-video-for-this-build-is-coming
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is the first build I have entered into BnS! I recently started a Youtube channel and was looking for some build inspiration/challenges for my channel. My video hasn't gone up yet, but it will be up by the end of the week. Anyways, the build is my interpretation of modern and progressive; I wanted to design a library that featured glass, metal, and simple, linear designs. Additionally, both the interior and exterior have a fairly neutral/muted palette of light concrete, wood, and an accent color of light blue. The first floor features several bookshelves, seating, 3 chess tables, a cafe, a study nook, and bathrooms. The upper floor features 4 computer stations, additional bookshelves and seating, and a wrap-around view of the surrounding neighborhood. Let me know what you think!
    *I added a space in between parts of the links since it won't let me post them.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC used


    Results


    Starting Out-:
    Comments
    First Place: @maryjane2joe
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established-:
    Comments
    First Place: @kilra0
    Second Place: @FidgetyAtom
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert-:
    Comments
    First Place: @Ainsleyf and @linday
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited March 2018
    #BnS87 - For The Love Of Fabric

    The deadline for this challenge is 7th February 2018

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

    You smile pleasantly, remembering how Rose had once been this excited too. After so long though, she, like you, had learned that celebrities were merely people and the excitement had waned. "Relax Karl!" You laugh, "It's not as if we haven't done work for VIPs before. Just take a few breaths and try to behave just like you would with anyone."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "Yes. It looks great!"

    He grins, "Its 15 years old."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Brief

    Build a laundromat (note - you do not need the Laundry Day Stuff pack, just get creative with MOO)
    No less than 5 washers and dryers.
    A take in section
    A tailoring/ dressmaking area

    Your budget is §75,000

    Room Challenge

    Create Joao Moda an office, somewhere he can experiment with different fabrics and techniques.

    Sim Challenge

    Create Joao Moda, using the information above.

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


    Entry List


    Starting Out


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #87: The the Love of Fabric
    FORUM ID: Zayven
    ORIGIN ID: Zayven
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/75EAEABC092911E883902979BDEA37E6
    LOT COST: $2000
    LOT NAME: South Square Coffee, Windenburg
    BUILD COST: $72,146
    TOTAL COST: $74,146
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://postimg.org/gallery/i4ypy83q/
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Alla Moda Laundromat (which means the fashionable laundromat!) is now open for business! Bright, cheerful, and welcoming are the first things that come to mind with the design of this laundromat. Clothing shouldn't be a chore, and it shouldn't seem daunting to care for! That is why Joao Moda is here to help you! Full service laundry, dry cleaning, and tailoring, in a prime location. Take a stroll along the water while you wait, or read a book in the little cafe area. If you have any questions, no matter how big or small, don't hesitate to ask! How often do you have a master at your fingertips at no additional charge?
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: lulu265, kardofe, BuffSumm, soloriya, Severinka_


    Established


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #87: For The Love of Fabric.
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin.
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2.
    LEVEL: Established.
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/127C04B4048511E88301FF489789EE4B
    LOT COST: $1,500.
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove.
    BUILD COST: $43,406
    TOTAL COST: $44,906
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/BBBxq
    ENTRY DETAILS: I was inspired by New York's industrial brick buildings for the outside landscaping and overall design. For the interior I wanted to create a 1950's themed laundromat using the bright color scheme but also incorporate the metal chairs and floor pattern with the wall texture.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    Room Challenge


    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #87: For The Love of Fabric.
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin.
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2.
    LEVEL: Established.
    ROOM LINK: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/59CF9DC6048B11E88422FF489789EE4B
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/EiFpB
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to keep pretty much everything in the room very neutral because if there is a lot of different design elements and colors throughout the room, Joao will probably have a very hard time focusing on the colors he is using as well as the new techniques he is performing. He has plenty of space to work on multiple projects at once and has a computer he can do research on. I also included a rolling book cart in his office so that he can use the fabric books he currently owns as reference. He has two mannequins he can use if he needs to as well as three different cork boards he can use for notes or pictures.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #87: For The Love of Fabric.
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin.
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2.
    LEVEL: Established.
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/8907011A048E11E88CABFF489789EE4B
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/S2CtO
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #87: For The Love of Fabric
    FORUM ID: PV13
    ORIGIN ID: Lyrens35
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/86D0116A0B4211E88E8B2EE48FE21983
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/onb5m9cb1mz14qg/AACSdUoajeh1Hd5WjBACZVdca?dl=0
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is my first entry to any CAS Challenge (entering in Established). What we know:Middle-aged male, good-looking, suntanned, dark hair, brilliant smile, comes from a wealthy and famous family of fashion designers, smooth voice with slight accent, dressed entirely in black, but with an interesting shirt, good at sewing and tailoring. So my thoughts about Joao are:
    1) his family originates from somewhere in southern or eastern Europe (Italy/Spain/Hungary).
    2) he’s single, loves to travel (hence the tan), humble but outgoing.
    3) loves fabrics, and is always experimenting with new combinations, even though he himself is a conservative dresser.
    Aspiration: Painter Extraordinare/Muser
    Traits: Creative, Good, Cheerful
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A – No CC


    Expert


    FORUM ID: Kilra0
    ORIGIN ID: Kilra0
    LEVEL: Expert :S
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/DCDFA18F046B11E88EF82979BDEA37E6?searchtype=hashtag&category=all&time=all&searchquery=tiya33&sortby=newest&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,000
    LOT NAME: Paddywacks Emporium (Magnolia Promenade)
    BUILD COST: 68,433
    TOTAL COST: 70,433
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/O3Zbz
    ENTRY DETAILS: I've never been to a laundromat but it seems it is no lovely place to be. To shorten the waiting time I would need some coffee and cake (... I'm not fat! but always hungry) and seatings would be nice. I can imaging it's hot in there therefore I decided to do the "nice" waiting area to the outside. (You know it's always sunny there) And I know you like different floors in the room to create a more interesting look, but I think there no need for that one the first floor. I like the inside-out feeling for that quite simple and industrial look here. The tailoring area is on the 2. floor. Hope you like the catwalk for any (?) events.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: nocc but paintings by tiya33


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #87: For The Love of Fabric.
    FORUM ID: Abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Daisy Havel - Willow Creek
    LOT COST: $2,000
    LOT NAME: Wishy Washy Laundromat
    BUILD COST: $72,977
    TOTAL COST: $74,977
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157690075482862
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/24B921D008C511E885ED2EE48FE21983?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: Wishy Washy Laundromat is a delightful place to enjoy your repetitive chore of laundry. It's a place where you meet friends and make friends just by doing your laundry. It has everything you need to keep your clothing tidy, the tailoring section, and clean, the laundry and dry cleaning section. The cafe has an inviting atmosphere and has delicious food and drinks. I have also added two showers for those who need to wash and wear on the go. (I hope it works on a community lot, as that will inspire the sims to do laundry on the lot) . It has been play tested.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #87: For The Love of Fabric
    FORUM ID: PV13
    ORIGIN ID: Lyrens35
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/264087B10B5811E883C02EE48FE21983
    LOT COST: 0 §
    LOT NAME: Waterside WARBLE, San Myshuno
    BUILD COST: 74,992 §
    TOTAL COST: 74,992 §
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/onb5m9cb1mz14qg/AACSdUoajeh1Hd5WjBACZVdca?dl=0
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    City Dry Clean & Tailoring – owned by Mr. Joao Moda, who is a new entrepreneur in town. He quit working for his family and is now starting up a small combined Dry Cleaner/Café in San Myshuno. Here he will be able to work on his tailoring skills, and dress the entire city in the fabrics he loves so much.
    Background story: Joao loves fabrics in every shade, color and texture. He wants to share his love for tailoring with the people of San Myshuno, so he turned one of his family’s old factories into a dry clean/laundry/tailor/café, combining all his favorite things in one.
    On the first floor you’ll find the dry clean/laundry with take in section, and a small cozy café area. This way the customers can bring in their dirty laundry, and while Mr. Moda and his employees take care of the delicate fabrics, they can enjoy a cup of coffee. Should the customers be hungry too, they can purchase a proper meal at the outside food stall overlooking the beautiful San Myshuno Bay area.
    On the second floor, Joao has set up his office and a tailoring studio, where customers can come up for fittings. The room is tastefully decorated with all his fabric swatches and mannequins with tailored outfits.
    The lot also comes with public restrooms and sidewalk benches.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A – No CC


    Room Challenge


    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #87: For The Love of Fabric
    FORUM ID: PV13
    ORIGIN ID: Lyrens35
    LEVEL: Expert
    ROOM: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/D44AA1880B8811E885462EE48FE21983
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/onb5m9cb1mz14qg/AACSdUoajeh1Hd5WjBACZVdca?dl=0
    ENTRY DETAILS: Mr. Joao Moda’s office, to be placed on the second floor of the City Dry Clean and Tailoring. The perfect space to explore new combinations of fabrics and experiment with bold patterns and textures. Note: The black flooring around the room is illustrating the open space to the lower level of the building. The grey flooring is where the stairs go. #ForTheLoveOfFabrics.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A – No CC


    Results


    Starting Out-:
    Comments
    First Place: @Zayven
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established-:
    Comments
    First Place: @JosieAnglin
    Sim Challenge: @PV13
    Room Challenge: @JosieAnglin

    Expert-:
    Comments
    First Place: @abelhinha35
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: @PV13

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    #BnS88 - A Fairy Tale Cottage

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 21st February 2018

    As you breeze into the studio after a two-hour lunch (you’re entitled!) you notice a very thin, plain looking young woman with a pleasant smile sitting quietly in the waiting area. Karl whispers, “She’s your 2 o’clock appointment. She got here an hour early!”

    You whisper back, “Give me a minute, and then send her in.”

    Karl escorts her into your office and offers her something to drink.

    “Oh, my!” she says, “I don’t know… I…” as if somehow asking for anything was the biggest imposition in the world.

    You say to her, “I was just going to have a cup of tea. Will you join me?”

    “Why yes, thank you. If it’s not too much trouble…”

    “No trouble at all!” you reassure her.

    As Karl is getting the tea, you take a quick glance at your appointment book and discover that the young woman sitting opposite you is one Louise Ehrmantraut.

    “So, Ms Ehrmantraut,” you say as Karl serves the tea, “how may we help you?”

    She sips her tea and takes a few moments to gather the courage to speak. “Well… I mean… that is, I heard that you help people with… well… not just rich people.”

    “That’s right,” you smile. “We help people no matter what the budget.”

    Finally, after a long pause and a few more sips of tea, she begins her story, “You should know that I work at the Willow Creek Nursing Home as an aide. I really love my work. I do! The residents are fascinating. Everyone has a story to tell. But there is—I should say—was a man there (he passed just a week ago) who was my favorite. I know I shouldn’t have favorites, but Jack Nimble was. He had the best stories about his life and I could sit for hours listening to him. Anyway, as I said, he passed recently.”

    “I’m so sorry,” you murmur sympathetically.

    “Thank you!” Louise smiles gratefully. “So I was surprised when a man in a suit showed up two days ago at the door of the trailer I rent in Oasis Springs. He said he was Frank O’Pinyon from the law firm of Dewey Cheatham & Howe. He said that Mr. Nimble had left me §25,000! I couldn’t believe it! I’ve never had any kind of money like that! And that got me thinking that I’d really like to get out of that trailer and buy a place of my own in Willow Creek so that I could walk to work. I know §25,000 isn’t very much, but…”

    “We have worked with smaller budgets than that!” you interject. “What sort of a house would you like?”

    “Well… I like to read, you know, fantasy and romance,” she smiles blushing. “I’ve always sort of pictured myself in a little cottage—sort of like in a fairy tale.” She blushes even more.

    “That’s a lovely idea!” you reassure her again. “And a fitting tribute to your friend who left you the bequest.”

    “Thank you! You’ve been so kind!”

    You continue to discuss her needs, and as you see her out, you say to her, “Ms Ehrmantraut, you are about to become the heroine of your own story!”

    THE BRIEF:

    Create a small, fairy tale cottage for Louise on a lot in Willow Creek [your choice]. The cottage needs a place for her to sleep, to cook, to eat, and to read. The lot should include at least one bookshelf and a toilet, sink and bathtub or shower. Suitable landscaping for a fairy tale cottage should also be included!

    BUDGET: §25,000 = Lot Cost + Building Cost

    Hint: when building a starter home, terrain paint and the debug menu (cheat: bb.showhiddenobjects) are your friends!

    SIM CHALLENGE: Create Louise Ehrmantraut. She is a young adult. Her aspiration is Friend of the World, and she has the Bookworm trait. All other traits are up to you. Show her enjoying her new cottage and/or living life!


    Entry List


    Starting Out


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID:LadyAlexiel
    ORIGIN ID:LadyAlexiel
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/AAFAB74712B011E8818149DCFA92130C?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Bns88&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Streamlet Single, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: 23,493
    TOTAL COST: 24,993
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/gNeaV
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to make a small cottage in the wood near a river with a bridge. Due to the budget restriction the river look more like a pond. It surround by trees to give the impression that the cottage is in a forest. Most of the furniture look ancient to fit with the wallpaper.The reading area is in Louise bedroom.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: leochick123
    ORIGIN ID: Leochick123
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/9DD63EAB12D111E88036BEA510A0CE73
    LOT COST: 2,500
    LOT NAME: Potters' Splay
    BUILD COST: 22,392
    TOTAL COST: 24,892
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.imgur.com/a/nLGx2
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is the first home I've ever built with guidelines and a budget. I tried to really give all of the options from decor to furniture to the aesthetic, a nice fantasy cottage feeling. For the color scheme, I thought, coppers and gold complimented the midtone wood and blue hues nicely. I know it could use a lot more detail but I wasn't sure how to fit it into the budget.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None, just moveobjects and some resizing on a tree.


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID:LadyAlexiel
    ORIGIN ID:LadyAlexiel
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/8E5C74310DFF11E881FAFF489789EE4B?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=BnS88&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ts3ym
    ENTRY DETAILS: To me, Louise seem like a shy woman, who's a romantic at heart. I think she a good sim, because she work as a aide at the Willow Creek Nursing Home and wish to be a friend of the world. My vision of her, is that she's a bit eccentric and has a love for old retro clothing and hairs styles. She not very rich so her clothing are not to luxurious looking, I think.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage - Louise Ehrmantraut
    FORUM ID: Xraygrl2004
    ORIGIN ID: Xraygrl2004
    LEVEL: Build - Established CAS - Starting Out (I've not worked with CAS all that much so you can put me in whichever category you think best)
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C4F5691112BD11E884AD8E71FEE6BF92
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/zdF8d
    ENTRY DETAILS: Louise is a cheerful, creative bookworm with Friend of the World aspirations. She's slightly shy and is hoping that working as a Medical Assistant at the Willow Creek Retirement Village will help make her a little more outgoing. She loves her job and was recently bequeathed a small sum from her favorite resident. Louise wanted closer to work so she commissioned "Country Cottage" to be built. Now, she can walk to work, has room to let her creative juices flow, and maybe, one day, she'll get a chance to write that book of "Good Ol' Day" stories she enjoys hearing from the residents on a daily basis.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: FidgetyAtom
    ORIGIN ID: FidgetyAtom
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/7DEFA105135811E889B94F32FBA7C62C
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://mysimhouses.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/louise-ehrmantraut.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: So, I felt that she was a kind of shy person, simple, and yet charming. Someone you could easily find yourself comfortable being around. The way I made Louise was based on her being like a butterfly. (I don't know why, just thought butterflies and birds when I think of her) I even tried implementing that in her home. She's a plain girl who loves reading, enjoys being outside, and is very good in general. Her aspiration per request is Friend of the World. One day she will get there! I really love playing with Louise and she's become one of my favorites very quickly.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please, I'm new to this.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    Established


    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: Kementari
    ORIGIN ID: Kementari1771
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/903A83700E6111E88C3DFF489789EE4B
    LOT COST: 1500
    LOT NAME: Crick Cabana
    BUILD COST: 23457
    TOTAL COST: 24957
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://simplicitysims.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/ts4-fairy-tale-cottage.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: I tried to go for something whimsical but whimsical costs money lol. So this is what I ended up with. Not what I had in mind but it will do I suppose. Its a small stone cottage with a light and eclectic interior surrounded by a fairyesque garden where you can get to Sylvan Glades.
    I always look at what everyone does for these challenges and I have no clue how you all pull off such detailed awesome looking lots for such a little amount of cash lol. Even using all cost cutting tricks and debug I still struggle every time!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: Mysticangel13
    ORIGIN ID: Red_Tempest13
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.tinyurl.com/TreeofWhimsy
    LOT COST: $1,500
    LOT NAME: Crick Cabana (I think that's the correct spelling...I renamed it before I wrote it down.)
    BUILD COST: $23,318
    TOTAL COST: $24,818
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.tinyurl.com/TreeofWhimsyImgur
    ENTRY DETAILS: I really wanted to "think outside the box" with this one, while keep all the cozy comforts of home. Tree of Whimsy has plenty of space for a single sim (and even room to expand should more little simlings come along.) The main focus is the faitytale tree that spears up from the ground, straight through the living area. It acts as a stunning room divider without blocking entrance to the sitting area or bathroom. Upstairs is a beautiful bedroom fit for an outcast princess, or just a Sim who loves books and cats. There is also a balcony with the perfect lighting to create that next painted masterpiece. Out back, there is an old-fashioned washtub and clothesline beside a serene pond that flows into a narrow stream. Legend tells of fairies and gnomes that come out to dance by the water at night, but no one has seen them. Will your sim be the first?
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC, only bb. moveobjects and debug items


    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: Xraygrl2004
    ORIGIN ID: Xraygrl2004
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: Country Cottage https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/0C262DF2121211E8858D49DCFA92130C
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Crick Cabana, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: 23,499
    TOTAL COST: 24,999
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/D9tiB
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to give the feel of a little forest cottage. Appliances and fixtures are a just slightly better than "basic" so that Louise wouldn't get any of those pesky negative moodlets. The bookcase has been fully stocked with a variety of books. Now, Louise can kick back in her comfy chair in front of the fire, and go on an adventure. A beginner's garden and chair are in the backyard so Louise can read all about gardening then practice it and maybe earn a little extra selling her veggies at the market. An easel is also available so Louise can decorate her cottage with her own artwork.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NONE


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: FidgetyAtom
    ORIGIN ID: FidgetyAtom
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/642C2F6B131911E88248BEA510A0CE73
    LOT COST: §1,500
    LOT NAME: Brownie Cubby
    BUILD COST: §23,500
    TOTAL COST: §25,000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://mysimhouses.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/brownie-cubby-sims-4.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: I LOVE this house! It's so fun to play in, a new style for me too. It was built with a person who really loves the outside in mind. Looks like this home belongs in a fairy tale book for sure. I even built two versions, but we'll only worry about one right now.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: liel88
    ORIGIN ID: Liel88
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/67671460142911E88E5DDDE269F0224D
    LOT COST: 2,000
    LOT NAME: Daisy Hovel
    BUILD COST: 22,931
    TOTAL COST: 24,931
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/bLjbl
    ENTRY DETAILS: Since Louise loves to read i created a nice little seating area inside, but also outside. Louise loves the outdoors so i made sure to make her a seating area in the garden as well. Here she can curl up on the loveseat with a good novel in a fairy-like ambiance.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage.
    FORUM ID: Netxpre2.
    ORIGIN ID: JosieAnglin.
    LEVEL: Established.
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/2526441B158A11E886314884F3E51D50
    LOT COST: $2,000.
    LOT NAME: Asphalt Abodes.
    BUILD COST: $22,958.
    TOTAL COST: $24,958.
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/J7TrN
    ENTRY DETAILS: Well, I made a tower in the back of the home but I couldn't fit it in the budget to put items in the top tower so it's empty. It was going to become a bedroom. There is every basic need (technically) in the home. There isn't a full bed, but there are 4 benches on the lot a sim can use to "nap" I'm not sure if it still qualifies or not, so even if I'm entered as an unofficial it's fine, it was fun working with a strict budget. The home its self is extremely small so the pictures were super hard to capture (sorry) hopefully you get the overall view I was going for. I wanted to make the home feel very earthy and have a lot of natural elements in it (such as flowers). There's a few trails around the lot to add dimension and detail.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A.


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID:linzlulubell
    ORIGIN ID:linzlulubell
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/BAB78B67159F11E88353DDE269F0224D?fb_action_ids=1955014591193252&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=1955014591193252&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Rindle Rose
    BUILD COST: 23,090
    TOTAL COST: 24,590
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/DCdoj
    ENTRY DETAILS: This lady just screamed lonely cat lady at me. I almost gave her a single bed along with a betta bowl, loneliest fish of them all! I struggle to build on a small scale with a starter budget but find I enjoy making it work. This house was tons of work, I moved it this way, redid the roof that way, shrunk this, made that larger. I gave the lot romantic/haunted/cat hang out traits. I saved a good bit of my budget for landscaping but the small lot allowed for beautiful gardens at the budget price. I created a secret reading nook with the bookcase door so she can privately read her romance novels away from prying eyes (or potential boyfriends). Added half bath on the ground floor for guests and nice potted plant patio for petting kitty's and reading. Furnishings are simple and a little mismatch to reflect her budget. The gallery deleted my last entry, I guess because of the CC so please let me know if that happens and I'll fix it. Or go ahead and verify my lot cost if you see this super enjoyed this one. Got everything tagged this time.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: be gentle
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: kardofe, deedee, js boutique,the numbers woman, simcredible, iyas, severinka, Kansas city rose, axiatos, yaazoo, mel brewer


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: maryjane2joe
    ORIGIN ID: 88th-bombgeek
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/B7854D6E167B11E882924F32FBA7C62C?fb_action_ids=1996216024032593&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=1996216024032593&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT COST: §1500.
    LOT NAME: Willow Creek - Crick Cabana
    BUILD COST: §23,454
    TOTAL COST: §24,954
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/vS19m
    ENTRY DETAILS: Louise was thrilled when the contractors were able to build her a Fairy Tale type Cottage at such a low price that her budget was just enough to cover everything she ever wanted. A beautiful yard; A cozy place to relax and read. A kitchen the perfect size for her needs. She is continually grateful for Frank O'Pinyon with making her dreams come true by willing to her such a generous amount; although she does miss his gentle spirit, quite often.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: leochick123
    ORIGIN ID: Leochick123
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C4F5691112BD11E884AD8E71FEE6BF92
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.imgur.com/a/mk1un
    ENTRY DETAILS: I really tried to channel what I thought someone as shy and soft spoken as Louise might look like by going with simple updos for the hair and clothing with more coverage that still looked comfortable. I also thought reading glasses wouldn't hurt.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used


    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID:CaramelLibra29
    ORIGIN ID:CaramelLibra29
    LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert) Established
    HOUSEHOLD: (Link to where the household can be found with on The Gallery) https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/2BE3FA9313BD11E88FD9BEA510A0CE73?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=bns88&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by) https://imgur.com/gallery/OwKJG
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry) Louise is an avid book reader and dreams of one day living in her own fairytale cottage. She also enjoys cosplaying fairytale characters with her bookclub. This "nerd" has an active imagination and is always open to making a new friends. Maybe one day she'll meet her Prince Charming
    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) Nocc


    SIM ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: liel88
    ORIGIN ID: Liel88
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/A3A41B1A14E611E8856849DCFA92130C
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/qyIGg
    ENTRY DETAILS: Louise Ehrmantraut is a humble and shy person, though cares deeply about the wellbeing of others. She does a lot of volunteer work to help those in need, loves to read and loves the outdoors. She recently inhereted 25000 simoleons from an elderly man at the nursing home, she bought a lovely little fairy tale cottage in Willow Creek so she can walk from home to work. Louise is very happy with her new home.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited March 2018
    Expert


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID:Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID:Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/D3DDC9A60E1111E88C9B33263BC3CA0F
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Garden Essence, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST:22998
    TOTAL COST: 24998
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ZBsMq
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to do a lot of outdoor living space so only the bathroom and the bedrooms (the second one is being used as a yoga/art room) are enclosed with walls. I tried to make the cottage look like a botanical garden gazebo but a little more 'fairy'. With the magic bean trees in the yard, it seems it would work really well for a plant Sim but haven't tested that yet. There is a small herb garden in the yard and the dining area is in the garden itself. The back of the house opens onto the public garden, which I thought worked out well. I haven't had trouble with people just walking into the living room space or kitchen, which was a concern.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/C


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: linday
    ORIGIN ID: iamlinday
    LEVEL: expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/92FB82860E5111E88C98FF489789EE4B
    LOT COST: §1500
    LOT NAME: Streamlet Single (20x15), Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: §23 496
    TOTAL COST: §24 996
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157663527829827/
    ENTRY DETAILS: This was a challenge indeed! I knew I wanted a fireplace and a pond, but the debug fishing hole bugged out so badly that I had to go for a fountain-pond instead. I focused on the exteriors, trying to make a charming cottage, sort of a place where you could find a fairy godmother and not a witch. Laura has found her favourite reading spot in front of the fireplace, but there is also a place for her to read in the backyard if she would rather stay outside.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: Lebanna
    ORIGIN ID: Annabelli_22
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/85D8982D0F4911E88BCCB32801A8F5FC?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=annabelli_22&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1,500
    LOT NAME: Crick Cabana; Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: $23,446
    TOTAL COST: $24,946
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157693309041645/
    ENTRY DETAILS: A small cottage in memory of Jack Nimble, to honor him, was named after him. The house has a small simple bedroom, a cozy little living room with plenty of seats to read and of course a bookcase. A dining area for eating, but also suitable to entertain for 4. And a kitchen with all the necessities. The outside area is landscaped with lush flowers and plants to give a fairy tale vibe as well as the wooden exterior of the house. That combined with the curved roofs set you back to that bedtime story you've heard many times as a child.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: CC free


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID:Kilra0
    ORIGIN ID: Kilra0
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/B207EEEB0F6911E885E6FF489789EE4B?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=kilra0&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1,500
    LOT NAME: Crick Cabana? (the cheap one at the end of the street)
    BUILD COST: $23,466
    TOTAL COST: $24,966
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/B5lG5
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: CC free


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: Laebeth
    ORIGIN ID: Ninnster
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/F9137BD111A511E88B9D4884F3E51D50?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Ninnster&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 22.999,-
    LOT NAME: Daisy Hovel, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: 2.000,-
    TOTAL COST: 24.999,-
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/cQWGq
    ENTRY DETAILS: In the end I went for a rather simple cottage. I wanted to create a cute little cottage you'd stumble upon while in the woods, and I tried to balance the interior and the landscaping. I didn't want to do to much on the outside, then be left with little on the inside, and vice versa. Hopefully I achieved that goal! I also had the idea of this cottage really using what nature has to offer, so not only can you fish up tonights dinner in the duck pond, you can also wash your clothes there. In the backyard there is a small vegetable and herb garden (notice a few herbs hanging over the stove?) so you always have fresh ingredients to cook with.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used


    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/3AF9C30C11BF11E885244F32FBA7C62C?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby
    BUILD COST: 23,466
    TOTAL COST: 24,966
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/5GW8v
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NONE


    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: Abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Streamlet Single - Willow Creek
    LOT COST: 1500
    LOT NAME: Once upon a time
    BUILD COST: 23 489
    TOTAL COST: 24 989
    GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/24E328B4148611E88E2CDDE269F0224D?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157691830187941
    ENTRY DETAILS: Once upon a time is a quaint and magical cottage. Surrounded by woodsy landscaping you will feel secluded and could easily get swept away to a faraway place, when reading a book. Don't be alarmed when things are magically repaired. A magical gnome will see that your home will be well maintain.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None ony MOO and SHO


    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/3D8A9ECA14DF11E88B604884F3E51D50?searchtype=ea_origin_id&time=all&category=all&searchquery=Cevans1962&sortby=newest&max=50&maxis=falseLOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Streamlet Single in Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: 23,481
    TOTAL COST: 24,981
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/A8qhy
    ENTRY DETAILS: Fairy tale cottage set in the woods surrounded by pretty plants. Cosy interiors in earthy tones and a reading room in the tower where there is total peace and privacy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: Karababy52
    ORIGIN ID: Karababy52
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/F592FC76170B11E8828BBEA510A0CE73
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Daisy Hovel
    BUILD COST: 22999
    TOTAL COST: 24999
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/kb9N9
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    First, I want to thank @Laebeth for her tip on bulldozing your build and placing it again on the lot to check for MOO'ed objects dropping. Thanks to this, I was able to fix some major issues I was having with decorations on the chimney. It's all good now! *wipes brow*
    I imagined Louise, being a romantic, loves the colors pink & purple. Therefore, the landscaping and interior of her new home features a color scheme of pink & white with purple accents. I desparately wanted a chimney/fireplace for the design I had in mind, but the chimney wasn't working out and she couldn't afford a fireplace. So, I did the next best thing, I custom made both for her home!
    The fireplace ended up being in her bedroom, so I also included lots of candles and mood lighting in there. It sets a very romantic and cozy atmosphere. Too bad there's only a single bed, for now. Hopefully that will change in the future. The landscaping features a pond with pink lilies and a fountain, an intimate gazebo for two and a lighted bench underneath a tree for reading and dreaming.
    There isn't too many skill objects, it's a very small starter home, but she does have the pond for fishing, a bookcase and a television. I hope Louise enjoys her new home. And I hope y'all like it too. Thanks for looking and Happy Simming!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please and thank you!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: emere
    ORIGIN ID: osiazul
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/6484D25114E711E88E2D4884F3E51D50
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Streamlet Single (Willow Creek)
    BUILD COST: 23,151
    TOTAL COST: 24,651
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/u5oV0
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is a wood cottage, with a porch and a front yard. They are different nooks for reading. But also they are other activities like painting, gardening and music. There is a PC for Louise to buy new books or even start writing thir own.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: non


    Sim Challenge


    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/15110AF40ED811E88F5D4C4F02C5D395
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/Te70j
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made Louise a medical aide (medical career level 3) good, a bookworm, and loving the outdoors. She loves her little garden, so she has some gardening, cooking and charisma skills and I got her the great storyteller trait as she is gregarious and loves to share the stories she reads. She is overly fond of the color pink and is cute, but not what most folk in the gallery would call beautiful. A little clearasil and a change of clothes would pretty her up quite nicely.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM:Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID: Laebeth
    ORIGIN ID: Ninnster
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/7AA780D412B311E88750DDE269F0224D?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Ninnster&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/kzrYc
    ENTRY DETAILS: Louise is plain. She doesn't like a lot of make up. She doesn't fix up her hair. She doesn't follow any fashion trends. She likes the simple things in life. Her outfits are quite ordinary and plain, both in style and color scheme. She enjoys doing her own gardening, and also loves to cook with the produce from her vegetable garden. She is in the medical career and loves to help people. Her love of books has even prompted her to join a local book club, so she can hang out with like minded book enthusiasts!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #88: A Fairy Tale Cottage
    FORUM ID:linzlulubell
    ORIGIN ID:linzlulubell
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/2558A49115A011E884E3DDE269F0224D?fb_action_ids=1955040557857322&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=1955040557857322&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ggr8x
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to have her look be nerdy yet soft and pretty. also like a lady who might like a cat. Pale with lots of pink blush/make up and raven hair. Her traits are bookworn, cat lover, romantic and gregarious, friend to the word.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no cc


    Results


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

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @Kementari
    2nd Place: @FidgetyAtom
    3rd Place: @liel88 and @Mysticangel13
    Sim Challenge: @CaramelLibra29
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @gmcrozier
    2nd Place: @linday and @masajo
    3rd Place: @kilra0
    Sim Challenge: @Ninnster
    Room Challenge: N/A

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited August 2018
    #BnS89 - The Hawthorne Project - VII

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 7th March 2018

    You are sat at your desk, just staring into space when Karl's knock brings you back to the present. He brings in today's post and your first cup of coffee. You leaf through all the usual circulars and bills until you find an envelope with your name styled in fancy calligraphy, curious, you open it. It's a thank you card from your previous client, Louise Ehrmantraut.

    "That's so very sweet of her." You think to yourself, so much of life these days is electronic, it's lovely to have thankyou that you can hold in your hand.

    Speaking of electronic, you wonder if the email you were expecting arrived while you were daydreaming. Taking a sip of the coffee that Karl bought you, you open your email client and there it is, sat at the top of your emails.

    We have the next Hawthorne Legacy candidate's details for you.

    Name: Abagail Unruh
    Traits: Neat, Family oriented, Perfectionist
    M/F/TG: F
    Aspiration: Super Parent (or Big Happy Family if you do not have the parenthood game pack)
    Occupation (Or Former Occupation): Stay at home mom/housewife

    Spouses Name:
    M/F/TG:
    Traits:
    Aspiration:
    Occupations (Or Former Occupation):

    Child 1 Name: Lily Unruh
    Child 1 M/F/TG: F/Teenager
    Child 1 Traits: Creative, Music Lover
    Child 1 Aspiration: Musical Genius

    Child 2 Name: Byron Unruh
    Child 2 M/F/TG: M/Teenager
    Child 2 Traits: Active, Loves the Outdoors
    Child 2 Aspiration: Bodybuilder

    Child 3 Name: Chloe Unruh
    Child 3 M/F/TG: F/Child
    Child 3 Traits: Genius
    Child 3 Aspiration: Whiz Kid

    Further children please list below:


    Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and your family if appropriate, and why you are applying to The Hawthorne Project.

    Hi. I am Abagail Unruh. I met my husband Micah in high school. He was captain of the football team and I was captain of the cheerleading squad. It was expected that we would date. I feel head over heels for Micah, who was so loving and kind and gentle. There were no signs of the man I now know. We were married right out of high school. Lily and Byron were born within a year of our wedding, and are now 15. Chloe was born when the twins were 7. When the twins were 9 and Chloe was 2, Micah got injured on the field, and could no longer play football. He started drinking and has been so angry ever since. He drank his way through all the money he earned playing football. When the money started to run low he got even angrier. The first time he hit me I was so shocked I didn't know what to do. I thought it was just a one-time thing because of the stress he was under. Then it happened again and again. He never did anything in front of the kids. It was always when we were alone, or in our room. I stayed because I didn't want anyone to know. I was so ashamed and was sure I had done something wrong every time. Then one day Byron got caught cheating on a test and was suspended for 3 days from school. Micah was so angry and started pushing Byron around. Lily screamed at him to stop and called the police. I was picking Chloe up from school. Micah was charged with assault, and I reported him for abusing me for the last 5 1/2 years. That was 6 months ago. He is now in jail and our divorce was just finalized. After Micah got charged the police took the kids and I to a transition house. After Micah went to jail I found out he had taken out a loan against the mortgage and had been gambolling away everything we owned. The mortgage went into foreclosure and we lost the house. We had to sell everything to pay off his gambolling debts. I am applying to the Hawthorn Project to get a fresh start for me and my kids. I just want to be the best parent I can be to them, and teach them that when life gets hard, there is always a reason to hope. We have been going to family and individual counselling, which is really helping. Since leaving the transition house 3 months ago we have been living with my sister and her husband. They have a basement apartment that we have been using, but they need to rent it out for income since my sister will be on maternity leave soon. I have a job interview as a dishwasher tomorrow, and I am pretty sure I will get it. I have always been a good cook.


    Tell us about your ideal home space: (You can use images if you wish)

    Well, we don't need anything elaborate. We just need a roof over our heads. We need at least three bedrooms. The girls can share a room if they need to. I know Lily would really like her own room, with a small space to practice her music, but she understands that we all have to sacrifice sometimes. Chloe is very smart and wants to be a dr someday, so will need a place to study and work on her logic. Byron should have his own room being the only boy. He is athletic just like his dad. He wants to join the football team and needs a place that he can work out. For me, I just need a small bedroom with a small 3 piece bathroom attached. I would like a nice kitchen with a table where we can sit and have our meals together. A family room with games and a tv would be good. We really need a space to be able to spend some time together and be able to just sit and talk if we need to.


    THE BRIEF:

    Create a new home for the Unruh's, the style and lot size is up to you completely. You can download the family here.
    Each home/homes must include a computer, a vegetable garden, a chess table, an easel, at least one musical instrument, at least one piece of fitness equipment (not including a TV or a yoga mat) and a bookcase.


    BUDGET: §45,000 = Lot Cost + Building Cost

    Hint: when building a starter home, terrain paint and the debug menu (cheat: bb.showhiddenobjects) are your friends!

    SIM CHALLENGE: No Sim challenge this time around, but if you want to, create a sim or group of Sim's for the next round of the Hawthorne Project, enter them here.

    ROOM CHALLENGE: Create a family room for the Unruh's, your budget is $15,000..


    Entry List


    Starting Out


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII
    FORUM ID: Leochick123
    ORIGIN ID: Leochick123
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/779442E31E7811E88B10E32AF1FE294B
    LOT COST: 2,500
    LOT NAME: Riverside Roost
    BUILD COST:42,342
    TOTAL COST: 44,842
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/DNiKe
    ENTRY DETAILS: I decided to make sure that Lily could have her own room so from the very start I knew I wanted 4 bedrooms. I tried to add in some decor to really show off each Sim's personality, although I was at a loss for what to do with Abagail's Room. I also tried to make the home a decent size but still feel cozy and family oriented, I decided blue as an overall color theme was a nice choice aesthetically. This was also my first time using hiddenobjects so I tried to make more use out of those items.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Just moveobjects and hiddenobjects, no CC


    Established


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #BnS89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII
    FORUM ID: maryjane2joe
    ORIGIN ID: 88th-Bombgeek
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT ; https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/A4391EFD19C311E886A1669D2BDA5436?fb_action_ids=1998718247115704&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=1998718247115704&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT TOWN: Brindleton Bay
    LOT COST: 3000
    LOT NAME: Dewdrops & Whispers
    BUILD COST: 41,962
    TOTAL COST: 44,962
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ixujv
    ENTRY DETAILS: I felt it was important for Abagail and her children to have a home as upscale as possible within the budget and yet a feeling of happiness in the home for the entire family in hopes they can begin healing and living a life full of joy. I decided it was in good faith to allow them each a bedroom for complete privacy in the difference of their goals and personalities. Therefore it is a 4 bedroom 2 bath spacious home with a fireplace and completely ready to move into.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII
    FORUM ID:Xraygrl2004
    ORIGIN ID: Xraygrl2004
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/FCF0015C1E1C11E889F33353F6B8CB24
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Havisham House, Windenburg
    BUILD COST: 43,481
    TOTAL COST: 44,981
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/yV1PV
    ENTRY DETAILS: Nestled in the heart of Windenburg, this 4BR 2 BA home just screams charm. Beautifully landscaped with a small vegetable/herb garden in the back, this home is close to many activities perfect for those family outings. Each room has been decorated for each family member's personality. The only thing missing is a pet, but have no fear, there's plenty of room for all the pet care essentials.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII
    FORUM ID: ChaosSimmer
    ORIGIN ID: ChaosSimmer86
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/de-de/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/A63CD15B1EE411E88319B907E41B54A0?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=bns89&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Cottage am See (Windenburg)
    BUILD COST: 42,979
    TOTAL COST: 44,707
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/9fBfA
    ENTRY DETAILS: I've never completed an entire house build on a budget, but this challenge really inspired me so I wanted to give it a go. I wanted to give the Unruh family a beautiful, peaceful home, where they could be together and really enjoy spending family time. I knew from the start that all the kids should have their own bedroom, so the budget would be even tighter. That's when I decided to spend most of the money on building the home and not as much on furnishing it. I wanted to make sure they had enough space and a nice, open layout as well as many windows for a light and airy feel. I figured it was better to give them a nicer home to start off with and have them redecorate or add on over time. So that's why I kept the interior pretty simple. I still tried to add some color with different wallpapers and I hope the family will love their new home!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: CC-free


    Expert


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII
    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL:Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/F57E2C6B198011E88D3676F13684D7AF
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Garden Essence, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: 42993
    TOTAL COST: 44993
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/a29YB
    ENTRY DETAILS: Trashed 4 builds before I went looking for house images on google to base my build on. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, game console in family room as well as toys. I wanted to keep the lawn lean and green but succumbed to a few rocks, aloe plants, flowers and extra trees. I'll add more notes to the slide show.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII
    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/311D7C831D9511E882250B3BD110552B?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Cottage Am See, Windenburg
    BUILD COST: 43,322
    TOTAL COST: 44,822
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/xkTky
    ENTRY DETAILS: Location, location, location. This charming country home is nestled in between the trees and surrounded by water on 3 sides. Ideal for Byron's love of the outdoors and inspiring views for Lily's creativity. Not to mention the quiet so Chloe can study to become a doctor.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII
    FORUM ID:Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/EDD9222C1E4411E8809D183621429EE1?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=BnS89&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Old Quarter Inn, Windenburg
    BUILD COST: $43,483
    TOTAL COST: $44,983
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/kB0qF
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is a build I redid to fit my game and had no intention of entering until I read the new challenge and thought I might get away with staying within the budget. The outside was all done and I wanted to keep it close to the way it was so interior decorating suffered. Been a long time since I even felt like building so this is good for me
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII
    FORUM ID: linday
    ORIGIN ID: iamlinday
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/5657C42A1FB111E88B7D12D665163830
    LOT COST: §1500
    LOT NAME: Crick Cabana, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: §43 491
    TOTAL COST: §44 991
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157693347252614/
    ENTRY DETAILS: From the start, I knew I wanted to give the kids their own rooms. Lily got a room where she can practise her music in peace, Chloe got a room where she can read her books, but still also be a kid, and Byron got a room where he can exercise too. The three of them will have to share a bathroom though, you can only do so much with §45k
    I kept mum's rooms on the ground level, separate from the kids.
    I wanted a lot of open space, where the family could be in the same room and yet separate if they wish. Downstairs is the living room with a console game, and that is open to the kitchen and dining area. Upstairs is a family room, with a game table, chess table, reading nook and a computer desk.
    The back garden has fruit trees, herbs and vegetables (evolved to nice quality), as well as an easel and a basket hoop.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no CC.


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @leochick123
    Sim Challenge: N/A
    Room Challenge: N/A

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @ChaosSimmer86
    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: 3,092 Member
    edited March 2018
    #BnS90 - East Meets West

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 21st March 2018

    “I’m getting hungry!” Karl says to you, even though it is only an hour after you’ve both had lunch.

    “Huh?” you respond.

    “Your two o’clock appointment: they're both renowned chefs,” he winks.

    You have been looking forward to meeting this husband and wife team, who are opening a new restaurant in Willow Creek. When Tiàowu Songshu and Clotilde St. Honoré walk in, you are struck by what an elegant pair they make.

    “We met in Paris,” Clotilde tells you, “when Tiàowu was studying at the Cordon Bleu. I had a little pâtisserie in Caen and had come into town for the day. I won’t say it was love at first sight, but rather love at first bite. I knew I wanted this man the moment I tasted his rice flour crêpes filled with five-spice pork!”

    “And she had me the first time I tasted her tarte Tatin,” her husband laughs.

    “So what kind of restaurant are you looking to open,” you say, getting down to business.

    “A pan-Asian fusion restaurant. We want to serve the best of Asia and Europe combined!” Tiàowu says enthusiastically.

    “Of course, all the desserts will be French,” Clotilde inserts.

    “Sounds wonderful!” you say. “What will you call it?”

    Tiàowu answers, “Clotilde suggested ‘The King and Pie’, but Thai is only one of the Asian cuisines we will be referencing in the menu. So we’re open to suggestions.”

    You discuss the budget and details and work out a building schedule.

    “We’re eager to open up!” Clotilde tells you as the couple leaves.

    “And I guarantee I’ll be your first customer!” you reply.

    “Not if I get there before you do!” Karl interjects.

    THE BRIEF:

    Lot: demolish the Blue Velvet Nightclub in Willow Creek and build on that 20 x 30 site. The cost of the lot will not be part of the budget. The lot may be uploaded to the gallery as either a restaurant or a generic lot, and you, therefore, do not need the Dine Out pack to enter this challenge.

    Architecture/Interior style: let the menu inspire your choices—a sophisticated combination of Asian and European influences!

    Minimum requirements:

    • kitchen (counter, stove or chef station, refrigerator, dishwasher and sink)
    • tables and seating for at least 10 people
    • host station (create one if you don’t have Dine Out)
    • clearing area (waiter’s station if uploading as a restaurant)
    • 2 toilets
    • customer waiting area
    • waste disposal

    BUDGET: §80,000 (building cost alone)

    SIM CHALLENGE: Create Tiàowu Songshu and Clotilde St. Honoré. They are both young adults and have the Master Chef aspiration. Their traits are up to you. Show them in their restaurant or enjoying another night spot in your game.


    Entry List


    Starting Out


    CHALLENGE #90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID:MsLeo
    ORIGIN ID:classic1955_leo
    LEVEL:Beginner
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/6A9A48402A3911E88EC1F880C0D922AF
    LOT COST:N/A
    LOT NAME: Blue Velvet Nightclub
    BUILD COST:$54,445
    TOTAL COST: N/A
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/qHx5P
    ENTRY DETAILS: My first restaurant build. It's pretty simple but quite functional. Play tested and it all works well.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Listing says it is modded but it is not. I did use MOO and enlarged a few objects.
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: Won't allow me post pics or link for Imgur


    Established


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #BnS90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID: maryjane2joe
    ORIGIN ID: 88th-BombGeek
    LEVEL: Established
    Gallery Link: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/6B456FA7249F11E88E7538E726CE10E3?fb_action_ids=2007027799618082&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=2007027799618082&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT COST: 4000
    LOT NAME: Willow Creek - The Suong Mu (Morning Mist)
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 76,962
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/cZa3M
    ENTRY DETAILS: I had a friend from Thailand and her name is Suong (pronounced like Sue) which she said their names have to have meaning and hers meant Morning Dew but the name also means Mist or Fog or Dewdrops.. I loved it.. so I named this restaurant after her. I hope I did ok yet all in all this was really fun build that I based it upon my memories of the many photos she used to show me of her travels in the Asian European countrysides.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID:VagueNightmare
    ORIGIN ID:FailureCloud
    LEVEL:Intermediate(MOO/Alt/bb.)
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/22DC56BA28E911E886AD4B57E267D701?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=FailureCloud&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 4,000
    LOT NAME: The Blue Velvet Nightclub
    BUILD COST:76,039
    TOTAL COST: 80,039
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/yAxdq
    ENTRY DETAILS: The King and Pie is an industrial-esq asian themed restaurant that brings in both the modern look of European restaurants with the pop of color inspired by asian culture that comes together for a unique look. Unique look and unique food and great atmosphere whats not to love about this restaurant?! **(the random lone counter that leads to the door to the patio area is for a waiter cleaning area, as is the podium in the waiting area. I DO NOT have Dine Out so some things will need to be changed!!!)**
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID: ShadowFairy74
    ORIGIN ID: ShadowFairy74
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/0CE9CEAA29B911E889EF650268EC9136?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=shadowfairy74&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 4000
    LOT NAME: Blue Velvet
    BUILD COST: 78,434
    TOTAL COST: 82,434
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/eTB2e
    ENTRY DETAILS: Cina Italia is an upscale, yet relaxed fine dining restaurant which offers a unique blend of Eastern Asian and Italian cuisine. The restaurant is designed with an open flow from inside to the al fresco dining area. From the stunning gardens throughout, to the impressive fountains, the beauty and allure is a sight to behold.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    Expert


    CHALLENGE #90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/5F1E8483269811E8885F4B57E267D701
    LOT COST: N/A (but it's 4k)
    LOT NAME: Blue Velvet
    BUILD COST:
    TOTAL COST: 79,862
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/7i542
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Converted from an old colonial home, Maison Sinigang is a Euro-Southeast Asian fusion restaurant that specializes in serving regional stews, French pastries, and other local specialties. It follows the typical colonial architectural style seen throughout many places in Southeast Asia. The restaurant has outdoor seating by the veranda as well as in the garden. The customer waiting area features a seating area with a retail area strategically placed, which sells pastries, knick-knacks, and jarred sauces for extra revenue. Sinigang is a dish that has tamarind, kangkong, pork, onions, and tomatoes, which give it a savory and sour taste. Diners can refresh themselves from the rich flavors of Southeast Asian food by having French croissants and other pastries, freshly baked in the kitchen.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID: StSciurus
    ORIGIN ID: StSciurus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/44271FF2286F11E888D8650268EC9136?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=StSciurus&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: N/A (§4,000)
    LOT NAME: Blue Velvet Nightclub
    BUILD COST: §77,486
    TOTAL COST: N/A (§81,486)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/2JwnS
    ENTRY DETAILS: For the architecture and interior, I decided to use a modern Japanese æsthetic with contrasting dark and light woods and natural stone and brick with pops of red. I also used decorative elements from various Asian cultures.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, thank you.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/AA730189288E11E8852638E726CE10E3?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 4,000
    LOT NAME: Blue Velvet Nightclub
    BUILD COST: 77,433
    TOTAL COST: 81,433
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/VWuYi
    ENTRY DETAILS: EurAsian is a modern eatery fusing European and Asian cuisine. Inside you will find an explosion of bright colors that represents the explosion of flavor on your palette. Marketed towards young adults the architecture is modern, uncluttered and crisp with just a touch of Asian decor.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    CHALLENGE #90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID: Kementari
    ORIGIN ID: Kementari1771
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/17475FE32ABE11E88BCB650268EC9136
    LOT COST: NA
    LOT NAME: Blue Velvet Nightclub
    BUILD COST: $79704
    TOTAL COST: $79704
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://simplicitysims.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/ts4-palais-de-fusion.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: I tried to go with "Frenchish" architecture with hints of Asian in the decor. The front room has multiple functions. There is a bar where you can wait for your table or pop in for a esspresso and a pastry late night, a waiting area for takeout orders and display cases with all the yummy pastrys for off the street customers and the hostess station. It could easily be switched over to a retail bakery if you wanted.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NA


    FORUM ID: Kittkat7147
    ORIGIN ID: Kittkat7147
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/49270D392B8111E881964B57E267D701?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=Wasabi Bistro&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: n/a
    LOT NAME: Blue Velvet Nightclub
    BUILD COST: 79, 996
    TOTAL COST: n/a
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/VnuIc
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I knew I wanted to do a modern take on East Meets West with Asian-inspired elements rather than traditional Asian architecture. The architecture has wood siding mixed with concrete and steel. I thought the wood siding was reminiscent of traditional Japanese wooden structures . Inside, the furniture has a mix traditional western elements, such as the banquettes, and more modern modern ones like the glass tables and glass-top bar while the decorative elements have an Asian flair. There's an exhibition kitchen which means the food preparation process is part of the dining experience for patrons. In keeping with this, the food served is "Experimental" which sounded most like the Sims version of "Fusion" to me.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Of course
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    FORUM ID: abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: La Zui Hao Restaurant
    LOT COST: n/a
    LOT NAME: Blue Velvet Nightclub
    BUILD COST: 78,237
    TOTAL COST: n/a
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157664945488417
    GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/69DFFC272E0611E88052650268EC9136?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    The building is more dedicated to the western builds and the inside is more eastern. The name means "The best Restaurant"
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: SHO, ignoregameplay, MOO, debug and play tested


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/938DFC9B267C11E88D76F880C0D922AF
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/Gl4JI
    ENTRY DETAILS: Lots of notes in the slideshow.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #90 - East Meets West
    FORUM ID: CaramelLibra29
    ORIGIN ID: CaramelLibra29
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: East Meets West
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/YeAej
    LINK TO GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/5C6B57252BF811E887E4650268EC9136?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=CaramelLibra29&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: Lots of notes in the slideshow.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Poses by #SakuraLeon for photos


    Results


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

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

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @KittKat7147
    2nd Place: @pronterus
    Sim Challenge: @Ainsleyf
    Room Challenge: N/A





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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited April 2018
    #BnS91 - Back to Basics

    Challenge Deadline: Wednesday 4 April 2018

    Back to Basics

    THE BRIEF:

    Build a house for a four-person family (2 adults, 1 teen, 1 child or toddler — any genders, traditional or non-traditional family) with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen, dining and living spaces, and fully landscaped on a 20 x 30 lot anywhere you choose. You may use base game materials only! (Hint: in Build/Buy mode, use the filter to check Base Game under Packs to make it easier to find base game materials.) The house can be any style inside and out.

    BUDGET: §75,000 = Lot Cost + Building Cost

    SIM CHALLENGE: Create a family (2 adults, 1 teen, 1 child or toddler) and show them enjoying life in their new home. Use base game materials only in creating them (hair, clothing, etc.).

    ROOM CHALLENGE: Create a gourmet kitchen using base game materials only. Budget: §15,000.


    Entry List


    Starting Out


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID:MsLeo
    ORIGIN ID: classic1955_leo
    LEVEL: Beginner
    LOT: Home for 4...classic1955_leo
    LOT COST:$1500
    LOT NAME: Mid-Nowhere, Windenburg
    BUILD COST:$73,05
    TOTAL COST: $74,565
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ksfuy
    ENTRY DETAILS: *Kauffman SimRealty* Home for Sale... Cozy, fully furnished, 3 bdrm, 2 bath home. Great starter home for small family.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Gallery say it is 'modded' but it is NOT. Used MOO and [ (enlarge).


    Established


    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: nineteen80sims
    ORIGIN ID: nineteen80sims
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/DD4EEBA62F9D11E8896238E726CE10E3
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Fern Park (in Newcrest)
    BUILD COST: 72,735
    TOTAL COST: 74,735
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/fG2mC
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I use base game only a lot with my builds that I upload to the gallery, mainly because I like to make sure everyone can enjoy the build without worrying that they won't get parts of the build once it's downloaded. The budget was a bit more of a challenge than I'm used to, it took a lot of going back over it and changing/removing things to get all of the elements into the build that I was looking for. I built this home for a Sim family that I made, Mum + Dad, Teen Eco-Warrior Son + Toddler Daughter. I like to build modern style homes, using bold colours and lots of windows and different layout styles. The garden has everything the family needs - play area, gardening plot, two pools (one in secret basement garden) and outdoor eating area. I've kept the living + dining space open and created an upstairs balcony that looks out over the kitchen, so the whole home is a pretty open design. The large outdoor balcony contains gym items so that the sims can exercise in the fresh air while looking at the view and I added a painting station so that the sims can get their creativity going in the outdoors. There's a bathroom downstairs and upstairs and a study with guitar for wannabe rockstar Dad. Really enjoyed this build as I wanted to get it as fully decorated as possible within the budget.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC but MOO + resizing used


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: kjhgkjgkjhgk
    ORIGIN ID: kjhgkjgkjhgk
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://ea.com/de-de/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/7C9EA1F7301C11E88BC538E726CE10E3?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=kjhgkjgkjhgk&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Beech Byway, Newcrest (at least I hope that is the name of the lot ... )
    BUILD COST:71.095
    TOTAL COST: 73.095
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/odQ8b
    ENTRY DETAILS: I had a certain family in mind, when creating this build. Norman and Marcus, married for almost twenty years and still happy. As both are very artsy, they wanted to have a modern house. Big windows, lots of open space, yet defined. This is what I tried to give them with the open kitchen/dining area and the sunken living room. And with all the common space I created their mastersuite downstairs, with a small dressing room, as their adopted children Layla Chen and the teenageboy Victor Chen are old enough to have their bedrooms upstairs. The upstairs landing holds a little balcony, that overlooks the dining room, so it is easy to shout when dinner is ready. It also features a little creative nook with an easel for Marcus who likes to paint. And there is an outdoor deck for a cookout and a small pool for exercise. I think that is about it.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no cc/recolors


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin.
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2.
    LEVEL: Established.
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/66D816B1310311E88782DE15B984DA1F
    LOT COST: $2,000.
    LOT NAME: Hillside Highlands.
    BUILD COST: $72,913.
    TOTAL COST: $74,913.
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/K6ofx
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is a three bedroom, three bathroom home. In addition to the requirements, there is an office/study room as well as backyard activities for the family living there. The color scheme is very warm and rustic. The home is a mixture of contemporary/farm house style for the furnishings and overall design.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID:ShadowFairy74
    ORIGIN ID:ShadowFairy74
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/8275BF1632B911E88BAA650268EC9136?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=shadowfairy74&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:2500
    BUILD COST: 72,412
    TOTAL COST: 74,912
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/6sDF0
    ENTRY DETAILS: Hopeful home is a simple but lovely home for this family of four. A pool and a garden area detail the landscape and help engender happiness and hope in this family's life. The interior of the home has a nice kitchen, elegant fireplace, and musical equipment for the talented teen. A perfect starter home for a fun loving family.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Y


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: SoulGal7
    ORIGIN ID: SoulGal7
    LEVEL: Establised
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/4DA65A40361011E884CC650268EC9136?searchtype=hashtag&time=all&category=lots&searchquery=bns91&sortby=downloads&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Pebble Burrow, Oasis Springs
    BUILD COST: 73,123
    TOTAL COST: 74,623
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    https://soulgal7.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/build-n-share-91-back-to-basics/
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    One level living in modern 3-bedroom house with all the right angles. Open concept. Tastefully decorated in neutral tones, the living , kitchen and dining area enhance the family togetherness. Enjoy life in Oasis Springs with your own pond for fishing within walking distance. Good schools for the kids nearby. Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Two bedrooms for the kids separated by the family bathroom. Bedroom currently resided by teen boy, who loves sci-fi and sports, and the other bedroom, for a young girl who loves everything pink. Spacious, enclosed backyard, perfect for entertaining. Bar-b-q and outdoor bar with eating area and pool to relax and swim. Chess under the stars and a fountain with low-maintenance flowers complete the backyard retreat. Child's painting area is outdoors as well. Lots of windows.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC but MOO + resizing used


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #BnS91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: maryjane2joe
    ORIGIN ID: 88th-BombGeek
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/8CA6246A35F211E88ABEF880C0D922AF?fb_action_ids=2019535638367298&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=2019535638367298&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Newcrest - Hillside Highlands (313 Flamengo Way)
    BUILD COST: 67,383
    TOTAL COST: 69,383
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/ODUTV
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is my official entry; I named my lot 313 Flamengo Way and moved a family into it... the family i built for this challenge but not to enter into the Sim competition tho... they seem to love the home i built for them... I am slowly learning everything here... especially the values and taking proper photos without grid lines... but it is still a fun and interesting challenges. I don't really know what to say this time around because *phew!! I've been working hard trying to build this the right way... hopefully I did well... otherwise... I love learning and I love these challenges because I have learned so much and... still learning too. PS.. the original entry I had previously deleted because it really needed work.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: FidgetyAtom
    ORIGIN ID: FidgetyAtom
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C3F00F30366111E8870DDE15B984DA1F
    LOT COST: §2,000
    LOT NAME: Built on Civic Cliffs
    BUILD COST: §73,000
    TOTAL COST: §75,000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://mysimhouses.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/ebony-top.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: Well, the house was built with an established family in mind, and I hope you see a little of their personality and story within the walls. A family is never perfect, and this one for sure isn't. I was so excited building this for them though, and given an opportunity to clutter it up the way I like lol! Thanks for this challenge, back to basics was really cool to do. I did miss a lot of my usual furniture, but I guess that's the point of the challenge! I ended up really loving it, and will be moving one of my families into it in the future. Please tell me what you think!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC/Mods


    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: avimileth
    ORIGIN ID: avimileth
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/08BC8FE6375C11E8892F4B57E267D701
    LOT COST: 2,000
    LOT NAME: Willow Creek - I forgot to check the name before I saved it with mine
    BUILD COST: 53,579
    TOTAL COST: 55,579
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOTWy1IoS2Gs-11ri3nIyLk4WQj8a7o8ENpnojFBnsZ1hAbW8NnT4zZbp0CunUquQ?key=aFJnclBVaDNEMlh1cm9lWVJiTFJwZTZzM1BHdTBB
    ENTRY DETAILS: This is a small but well-furnished house designed to be the home of a family of 4, including a teenager and a toddler. Main room is downstairs and has its own bathroom and a walk-in closet. Upstairs is the teenager room with decoration that matches his likes (and age) and a desk so he can do his homework. Toddler room was designed in a dinosaur theme. The house also features a study uptaris. Kitchen, dining room and living room on the first floor. Bbq area in the front of the house to take advantage of the shade provided by the tree. Gardening area on the other side so mom can grow a couple of fresh veggies. A very basic home to fullfill basic needs.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a


    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: TresaofPern
    ORIGIN ID:TresaofPern
    LEVEL: Established I think
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/8D0EDF4F37A111E881F0DE15B984DA1F
    LOT COST: 3,500
    LOT NAME: Dusty Turf in Oasis Springs
    BUILD COST: 70,514
    TOTAL COST: 74,014
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/sFym5
    ENTRY DETAILS: This homey house has great acoustics, perfect for a musically inclined family who enjoy spending time together but also occasionally like their privacy. The open kitchen and dining areas provide space for cozy family dinners as well as room for extra seating when the family entertains.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    FORUM ID: Lisabee2
    ORIGIN ID: Lisabee2
    LEVEL: Sort of Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/4F54986734CB11E88F1038E726CE10E3?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=lisabee2&max=50&maxis=false
    https://ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/4F54986734CB11E88F1038E726CE10E3?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=lisabee2&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:
    LOT NAME: Sandtrap Flat Oasis springs
    BUILD COST: 62,813
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together) 69,501
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://facebook.com/lisabeesims/
    ENTRY DETAILS: A simple family home for the Gunn family. Longing for a quieter life they relocated to a modest starter home in Oasis Springs. Maybe nothing to write home to mother about but they love it!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No cc


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin.
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2.
    LEVEL: Established.
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/5D204B1A310E11E88B21DE15B984DA1F
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/VaPBr
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Sims and their traits:
    Jarred Schilling (Father): Bookworm, Family Oriented, Cheerful, Domestic. Asp: Big Happy Family.
    Maliyah Schilling (Mother): Creative, Bookworm, Family Oriented, Alluring. Asp: Soulmate.
    Eve Schilling (Teen): Creative, Art Lover, Muse. Asp: Painter Extraordinaire.
    Kristofer Schilling (Child): Genius. Asp: Whiz Kid.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE BnS91 - Back to Basics
    Forum ID: ShadowFairy74
    Origin ID: ShadowFairy74
    Level: Established
    Household: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/8275BF1632B911E88BAA650268EC9136?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=shadowfairy74&max=50&maxis=false
    Link To Entry Slideshow: https://imgur.com/a/D7WuL
    Entry Details:Sean and Ariela Lancaster are raising two wonderful girls (Ella, and Leila) in a cozy little home that they all love. It may be considered a starter home to some but to the Lancasters this home means so much.
    Sean (YA) - Genius, Family oriented, Good
    Ariela (YA) - Neat, Foodie, Family oriented
    Ella (Teen) - Muser, Creative, Genius
    Leila (Child) - Silly
    Constructive Criticism: Y
    Credit For CC/Recolors: none


    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: TresaofPern
    ORIGIN ID: TresaofPern
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: Harper
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/vGSXI
    ENTRY DETAILS: William Harper was so focused on his career that he had little time for dating and socializing. In fact he had begun to accept that his family's tradition of entertaining would end with him when he met fellow musician Keanu. It was not love at first sight, but the two became fast friends and worked together to create and perform songs, eventually realizing they had feelings for each other. Once they agreed that marriage was the right thing for them, the couple soon decided children were the logical next step and hired a surrogate. Their daughter Leilani was born first to William, and inherited her fathers' love of music, though her interested is more toward singing than playing instruments. Some years later, they tried again for a child, wanting to give Leilani a sibling. Young Robbie also loves music and is quite a mimic, with a flair for comedy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    FORUM ID: Lisabee2
    ORIGIN ID: Lisabee2
    LEVEL: Sort of Established
    Sim Family: The Gunn Family https://ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C997557434D111E88FF038E726CE10E3?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=lisabee2&max=50&maxis=false


    Room Challenge


    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin.
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2.
    LEVEL: Established.
    ROOM: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/6C0B0C16311511E883CBDE15B984DA1F
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/MbHkR
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: Valuzza90
    ORIGIN ID: Valuzza90
    LEVEL: Established
    ROOM: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/CCD3DC9331E211E884B5DE15B984DA1F?category=rooms&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=weekly&searchquery=Valuzza90&max=50&maxis=false&setLocale=it-it
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: None
    ENTRY DETAILS: None
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None
    SPACE FOR PICTURES:


    FORUM ID: Lisabee2
    ORIGIN ID: Lisabee2
    LEVEL: Sort of Established
    Gourmet Kitchen: https://ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E441784334BB11E88B2E38E726CE10E3?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=lisabee2&max=50&maxis=false



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    #BnS91 - Back to Basics

    Entry List (continued)


    Expert


    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: Kilra0
    ORIGIN ID: Kilra0
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/CB09CDF02E9611E88648DE15B984DA1F?searchtype=hashtag&time=all&category=lots&searchquery=bns91&sortby=downloads&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 72,485
    LOT NAME: Hindquater Hideaway (Brindleton Bay)
    BUILD COST: 2,000
    TOTAL COST: 74,485
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/omHk6
    ENTRY DETAILS: enjoy some asian inspired details
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: nocc


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: itguyinsc
    ORIGIN ID: itguyinsc
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT Download: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/A3E8E466322011E88B0738E726CE10E3?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=itguyinsc&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2,410.00
    LOT NAME: Brindleton Bay - Sporting Space
    BUILD COST: $72,512
    TOTAL COST: $74,922
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2JWVi8825QcxGSpQ2
    ENTRY DETAILS: Charleston Chic - Modern build with craftsman inspirations. A simple fountain welcomes you to this open floor plan with sunken family room where sims families can relax by a cozy fire or read their favorite fantasy novel. Large master bedroom and teen/kid bedrooms with lively color to brighten your day! Open kitchen and dining with room to whip up your favorite family meal. Enjoy outdoor grilling and poolside relaxation and capturing nature on the easel out back.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (no cc, no recolors) yes - enlarged items and yes - moo used


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/F3D6E83E332611E8879B4B57E267D701
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Pebble Burrow
    BUILD COST: 73,500
    TOTAL COST: 75,000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/bg4a0
    ENTRY DETAILS: Kagoshima is the latest addition to my series of Japanese-inspired homes named after prefectures in Japan. This home uses only base game items and has an experimental style, inspired by Namba Parks in Osaka, Japan. Many elements in modern Japanese buildings such as the use of wooden slats, bamboo, and tiles on the exterior can be seen in this build.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/F66BC2CF339311E88252DE15B984DA1F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 2,000
    LOT NAME: Civic Cliffs
    BUILD COST: 72,956
    TOTAL COST: 74,956
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/EF04X
    ENTRY DETAILS: 329 Centenial Drive is a mid-century gem with separate living and sleeping wings.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91: Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: PV13
    ORIGIN ID: Lyrens35
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/54BF51EB352611E889ACDE15B984DA1F
    COST: 2,000 §
    LOT NAME: Willow Creek, Bargain Bend
    BUILD COST: 72,997 §
    TOTAL COST: 74,997 §
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1p1kjpsjg9nz166/AABfRJSRMOKXO1II4nLvO0lLa?dl=0
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Bargain Bend Base Game Build: As the challenge states, this house is a base game only build. The house is placed in Willow Creek on the Bargain Bend lot (cost §2000). It’s a typical suburban family home for a family of four Sims, with living space downstairs and bedrooms upstairs.
    Layout: On the first floor, you enter a hallway. From the hallway, you go in to the combined kitchen/dining room, which also includes a small pantry and a study nook. There’s access to the roofed patio through a door next to the kitchen. At the end of the combined kitchen/ dining room, you’ll find the living room, which is furnished with couches, coffee tables, tv and stereo, as well as a cozy fireplace. On the first floor, there’s also a half bath, which comes in handy when entertaining guests or if your Sims just don’t bother to go to the upstairs bathrooms.
    The second floor is the private area of the house, where you’ll find the bedrooms and the family’s two full bathrooms. There’s a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, as well as access to the parent’s peaceful balcony. There are two children’s rooms – one for a toddler girl and one for a teen girl. From the landing, there’s also access to the shared children’s bathroom.
    The garden is tastefully, yet sparsely decorated with some wildflowers and multiple trees. There’s a patio with seating and a barbeque area. The patio area is surrounded by hedges, and the rest of the garden is enclosed by fencing. There are a couple of garden pots, if your Sims have green thumbs. And for the toddler, there is a sandbox with blocks and toys.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A – No CC


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/62C1386A35D411E88DCADE15B984DA1F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=cevans1962&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: N/A
    LOT NAME: Daisy Hovel, Willow Creek
    BUILD COST:74,996
    TOTAL COST: N/A
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/U4zQU
    ENTRY DETAILS: Modern suburban family home decorated in fresh Spring tones of orange, lemon and lime. Comprises 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms including teen and toddler rooms, study, kitchen, dining and living rooms. Fully landscaped with rear patio garden including bbq dining and lounge areas.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: abelhinha35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    BUILD NAME: Classic Modern Living
    LOT NAME: 20X30 in Newcrest
    LOT COST: 2 000
    BUILD COST:72 747
    TOTAL COST: 74 747
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157667347674808
    GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/FE749FEF367B11E88311F880C0D922AF?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: Classic Modern Living was inspire by a modern townhouse. Natural sunlight oozes through this home but still feels warm and inviting. This openpan spacious home lacks nothing but has room for renovations. The colors are bright and modern and will appeal to any buyer who wants a classic modern home.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC Testingcheats true, MOO, showhiddenobjects and ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement


    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/5734B8C037AA11E8822C8330CC7221F9
    LOT COST: 2000
    LOT NAME: Hindquarter Hideaway
    BUILD COST:72,998
    TOTAL COST: 74,998
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/53ufm
    ENTRY DETAILS: My plan was to go really really Elfin but it took a more French Provincial direction. Had to redo the roof a dozen times to get it to behave. The fountains, I know, are completely unnecessary and probably don't add much to the overall look, but I needed them. Yes, NEEDED fountains for a French Provincial small estate.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: No, I'm very sensitive. Kidding. Fire Away!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: faithofkaela
    ORIGIN ID: faithofkaela
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/F62BCF33383A11E88393DE15B984DA1F
    LOT COST: §2,000
    LOT NAME: Beech Byway in Newcrest
    BUILD COST: §72,871
    TOTAL COST: §74,871
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/vglF6
    ENTRY DETAILS: Modern Basics is a modern traditional style build with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, an office, and an open plan kitchen, dining and living areas.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    CHALLENGE #BnS91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: Kementari
    ORIGIN ID: Kementari1771
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/31303D7D388211E88A4C4B57E267D701
    LOT COST: $2000
    LOT NAME: Dock Den (Windenburg)
    BUILD COST: $72178
    TOTAL COST: $74178
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://simplicitysims.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/ts4-scandinavian-modern-barn.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: I was inspired by a image I saw online of a beautiful Modern Scandinavian Barn in the snow, too bad we don't have season yet cause I think this looks a little out of place with out the snow lol. It has 3 floors, ground, loft and basement. So there is plenty of room to expand.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NA


    CHALLENGE #BnS91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID: Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/AFDB326138E711E88753F880C0D922AF?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=basegame brownie&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2500
    LOT NAME: Riverside Roost in Willow Creek
    BUILD COST: $70,501 That is the gallery price, I assume because I have in game painted pictures.
    TOTAL COST: $74,943 when placed
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/UVIGA
    ENTRY DETAILS: Not much to say, a basic house with base game items only.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please!


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE BnS91 - Back to Basics
    Forum ID: EuphorialQueen
    Origin ID: EuphorialQueen
    Level: Expert
    Household: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C12873CD2EBA11E8890EDE15B984DA1F
    Link To Entry Slideshow: http://ts3cc.canadian-forum.com/t1627p375-adventures-in-cas-eqcreations#74636
    Entry Details: Jules and Aggie Blanders are raising two children and hoping for more. Their family has outgrown their Simsfield home and they are looking for a new place to live. Nothing fancy ... just somewhere comfortable. Original by #EQCreations #BnS91 #BaseGame #NoCC
    Aggie (YA) - Friendly, Family Oriented and Creative
    Jules (YA) - Ambitious, Book Lover and Active
    Jinx (Teen) - Music Lover and Gloomy
    Graden (Child) - Active
    Constructive Criticism: Yes Please
    Credit For CC/Recolors: Zero CC


    BNS 91 SIM ENTRY:
    FORUM ID: CaramelLibra29
    ORIGIN ID: CaramelLibra29
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/DFF3570A35FD11E88DB34B57E267D701?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=CaramelLibra29&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/QTamM
    ENTRY DETAILS:Sienna and Quinton met in college. Despite chasing their Dream careers as a Wall Street trader and personal trainer, they've managed to create a beautiful, love filled life and family with each other. Their eldest son Quinton Jr. longs to be the next Kevin Hart and little Quincy charms the snacks out of all of the teachers @ his daycare.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    Room Challenge


    Challenge #91 - Back to Basics
    Forum ID: @EuphorialQueen
    Origin ID: @EuphorialQueen
    Level: Expert
    Gallery Link: Porc Du Jour BnS91 List price §14,062
    https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/5674981F2EA511E885E1DE15B984DA1F
    Link to Entry Slideshow: http://ts3cc.canadian-forum.com/t1681p300-eqcreations-sims-4-properties-rooms#74623
    Entry Details: Porc Du Jour Gourmet Kitchen created for #BnS91 Original by #EQCreations #BaseGame #NoCC Whip up a gourmet meal for family or guests under the watchful eye of Porc Du Jour. Maybe not pork though ... ahem.
    Constructive Criticism: Yes Please
    Credit for CC/Recolors: Base Game Only Zero CC


    CHALLENGE #91 - Back to Basics
    FORUM ID & ORIGIN ID: kilra0
    LEVEL: Expert
    ROOM: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/B5B6E19A32B311E8873B650268EC9136
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/NVekm
    ENTRY DETAILS: nothing much to say about it... it's blue and white
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: nocc


    Results


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

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @SoulGal7
    2nd Place: @jhgkjhgkjh
    3rd Place: @FidgetyAtom and @lisabee2
    Sim Challenge: @TresaofPern
    Room Challenge: @Valuzza90

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @gmcrozier
    2nd Place: @Kementari
    3rd Place: @mannanna and @pronterus
    Sim Challenge: @CaramelLibra29
    Room Challenge: @kilra0




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    #BnS92 - 50 Shades of Grey

    The deadline for this challenge is 18th April 2018

    You look out the studio window and sigh. It’s been cloudy for five days straight now. Even the rich mug of hot chocolate that Karl made for you isn’t helping to lift your spirits. Speaking of Karl, he pokes his head into your office and says brightly, “Your next clients are here!”

    In walks Hannah and Reginald Gray. As you shake hands and exchange pleasantries about the dull weather, you notice the Jamaican lilt in Reginald’s voice. Hannah, with her gorgeous long auburn hair, is a little harder to place. Germany? Denmark? They are both dressed all in black like the most sophisticated urban dwellers, yet their high spirits light up the room. You know from a brief background check that Reginald is the creative genius behind CouchPotato.com, an online food delivery service that is sweeping the country, and Hannah is the chief food critic for the San Myshuno Examiner.

    “We are so happy to finally meet you!” Hannah exclaims. “Doug Curtis told us about you and we knew you would be perfect for our project!”

    “I should hire Doug for my PR!” you laugh. “Now, how may I help you?”

    Reginald takes over. “We love San Myshuno, but we’re looking to relocate to Newcrest. We’re kind of tired of apartment living, you see.”

    “Okay. So what did you have in mind?”

    Reginald and Hannah look at each other like guilty children and then break out laughing. Hannah continues, “We’d like a two-bedroom, two bathroom house—not very big. We don’t want a huge lot to take care of. But… here’s the kicker… We’d like everything to be in black and white and shades of gray.”

    “Everything?” you say, surprised.

    “Well, we’re okay with green plants,” Reginald answers, “but we prefer white flowers.” Hannah nods in agreement. They both look at you as if they expect you to throw them out the door!

    “That shouldn’t be a problem,” you say with a big smile. You continue to discuss lot availability, budget and other requirements, and as the couple leaves, your mind is already bright with ideas and possibilities.

    The Brief

    20 x 15 lot in Newcrest
    Master bedroom
    Guest bedroom
    2 full bathrooms
    Usual kitchen, living and dining areas
    Office with computer
    Small pool (outdoors)
    Architecture/Interior style: the Grays have always tended toward modern, but are willing to accept any sophisticated interior style—as long as everything is in black and white and shades of gray! Green plants and white flowers are okay, and that goes for the landscaping, too: only green plants, white flowers, and outdoor building materials in black, white and shades of gray.

    BUDGET: The Grays are very wealthy and have said, “The sky’s the limit!”, but let’s see if we can build them their dream home for §150,000 or less (lot cost + building cost).

    SIM CHALLENGE: Create Hannah and Reginald Gray and show them living in their new home (or alternatively, if you don’t do the build challenge, enjoying a night on the town—any town in your game!). Their aspirations and traits are entirely up to you!

    ROOM CHALLENGE: Create a fabulous master bedroom, all in black and white and shades of gray! (green plants and white flowers allowed) Budget: §12,000.

    Note: It is probably impossible to avoid all colors other than black, white and gray, but the idea is to come as close as possible to that. If you need inspiration, try doing a Google image search on the photography of Ansel Adams!


    Entry List


    Starting Out


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: AgentJulia
    ORIGIN ID: JBeans2
    LEVEL: Starting out/Beginner
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/1EFF3F92395411E882FE650268EC9136?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Jbeans2&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2,000
    LOT NAME: Rindle Rose
    BUILD COST: $86,219
    TOTAL COST: $88,219
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/D7gZO
    ENTRY DETAILS: A traditional colonial style brown home that has old charm on the outside with its weathered brown shingles, but is completely renovated and modern and corresponds to the black and white theme on the inside. The backyard has also been modernised and prepared for hosting. The home has a lot of outdoor space to relax in.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM: CHALLENGE #Bn92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: lorrie1910
    ORIGIN ID: lorrie1910
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/04AF58453A6211E886D238E726CE10E3?category=lots&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=lorrie1910&max=50&maxis=
    LOT COST: $1,500
    LOT NAME: Cosy Cubby (Newquest)
    BUILD COST: $52,922
    TOTAL COST: $54,422
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.imgur.com/a/0EMQH
    ENTRY DETAILS: A modern house built with grey bricks
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Y
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID:MsLeo
    ORIGIN ID:classic1955_leo
    LEVEL:beginner, almost established
    LOT: Rindle Rose
    LOT COST:$1500
    LOT NAME: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/BA6028BE3B7011E8838E650268EC9136?fb_action_ids=10155605559472153&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    BUILD COST:1017,221
    TOTAL COST: $109,221.
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:https://imgur.com/a/9c7gy
    ENTRY DETAILS: Build for Hannah and Reginald Gray. In 'Shades of Grey', black and white. In the more modern and ritzy style.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NONE MOO and } (enlarge) only.


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: CaramelLibra29
    ORIGIN ID: CaramelLibra29
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT LINK: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/34D41EF93D3B11E88189650268EC9136?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=CaramelLibra29&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1,500
    LOT NAME: Original Lot-Comfy Cubby. It's now called 29 Yin Yang Drive
    BUILD COST: $148,493
    TOTAL COST: $149,993
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/M6MTO
    ENTRY DETAILS: This home has a Master Suite, Guest Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Laundry room, Sauna, Deck and Sparkling Pool. Did I forget to mention WATERFALLS? Yes 29 Yin Yang Dr. has standing waterfalls and oozes romance galore!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes,Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NOCC, used MOO


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: bolonkafrauchen
    ORIGIN ID: Bolonkafrauchen
    LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert). Starting out ( I will change to established at the end of the month
    LOT: (Link to where the build can be found with on The Gallery) Shades of Gray
    https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/FEE5395F3ED711E887C438E726CE10E3
    LOT COST: 1500
    LOT NAME: (Which lot you built on)Comfy Cubby
    BUILD COST: 106 006
    TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together): 107 506
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
    https://imgur.com/a/2Jkik
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry). Although this is a tiny lot, it will provide a comfortable and quite luxurious living for the Grays. It not only has the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, a rather big kitchen with dining area, a living room and a study nook, it even has a laundry and a sauna in the basement. The garden itself is quite small and does not require a lot of work.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: Lisabee2
    ORIGIN ID: Lisabee2
    LEVEL: Starting out
    https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C3B6C2B43E2411E888F1F880C0D922AF?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=lisabee2&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: comfy cubby
    BUILD COST: 148,337
    TOTAL COST:149, 837
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/aPbHc
    ENTRY DETAILS: Modern Home w/ 2 stories up and 2 stories down, Comfortable open feel … Small but big enough home for an active young adult couple who likes to entertain
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92: 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: Zayven
    ORIGIN ID: Zayven
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/B14B2A67438211E8864C9B0412E9C971
    LOT COST: $2500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby, Newcrest
    TOTAL COST: $143,310
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://postimg.cc/gallery/11ckrvvs6/
    ENTRY DETAILS: When I saw this challenge was shades of gray where modern meets rich aesthetic, I decided I had to give it a shot! I gave myself the extra challenge of not using CC despite how constraining for Sims 4 the prompt is, and am a little fascinated by the outcome. I only had 3 days to do this, so there's no going back and tweaking and playing. Still, I had fun with this and I hope I did a good job!

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Greys
    FORUM ID: lorrie1910
    ORIGIN ID: lorrie1910
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/380783843CF911E88C59650268EC9136?category=households&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=lorrie1910&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/vLtnE
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Introducing Reginald and Hannah Gray
    Reginald traits: cheerful, creative, foodie - Aspiration: Master Chef
    Hannah traits: cheerful, creative, foodie - Aspiration: Computer Whiz
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Y
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used


    Room Challenge


    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: Lisabee2
    ORIGIN ID: Lisabee2
    LEVEL: Starting out
    https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/AA4C4D963E2411E888D9F880C0D922AF?category=rooms&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=lisabee2&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/aPbHc
    ENTRY DETAILS: Modern Bedroom .. minimalist feel ... no frufru frills! Austere to some and a delight to others
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    Established


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: TresaofPern
    ORIGIN ID: TresaofPern
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E3FA33803A8E11E883728330CC7221F9
    Link to the alternate 3-floor version is here
    LOT COST: $1,500
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove
    BUILD COST: $76,285 (Version 2: $86,022)
    TOTAL COST: $77,785 (Version 2: $87,522)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/59M8A
    ENTRY DETAILS: A stone A-frame house decorated mainly in black and white. It was a challenge for me to keep to sew floors, , especially since I tend to avoid black. I did a second version that moves the office up onto the third floor because I wasn't really happy with the narrow spaces created by having it on the 2nd floor, especially with how open the first floor is. I would appreciate opinions about whether or not the second version is better.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: ShadowFairy74
    ORIGIN ID: ShadowFairy74
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/59FE97EC3A8F11E88131DE15B984DA1F?category=lots&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=ShadowFairy74&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1,500
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove
    BUILD COST: $$114,557
    TOTAL COST: $116,057
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.imgur.com/a/Wc0vp
    ENTRY DETAILS: A modern yet homey house for a young sophisticated couple. Reginald and Hannah Gray are both creative and have designed their home to fit their creative and artsy vibe. The home has 3 gorgeous and cozy fireplaces but with the fire this couple has for each other they rarely need to light them.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: avimileth
    ORIGIN ID: avimileth
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/3301061C3A9411E88B348330CC7221F9?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=avimileth&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $2000
    LOT NAME: Didn't check but its the second 20x15 in Newcrest
    BUILD COST: $$110,427
    TOTAL COST: $112,427
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://ibb.co/album/iB1p3v
    ENTRY DETAILS: A modern and sophisticated house. A base game content only version is also available for download.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    CHALLENGE #BnS92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin.
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2.
    LEVEL: Established.
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/AAE33C963B3C11E88F35F880C0D922AF
    LOT COST: $1,500.
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove; Newcrest.
    BUILD COST: $65,057.
    TOTAL COST: $66,557.
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/NPAAa
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure.
    ENTRY DETAILS: Wowie, this one was a challenge. Not so much the color restrictions, but I was going for a certain look for the exterior of the home as well as the overall shape of the home. Once I got it to look the way I wanted it to, the interior was a MAJOR challenge. Since everything was pretty much on diagonals you can image how hard it was to place walls for the interior layout as well as placing items! This really has nothing to do with the imitations or restrictions for this build but, I'm just happy I'm finished with this build LOL!


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE BnS92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: maryjane2joe
    ORIGIN ID: 88th-BombGeek
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/955EC94F3B4411E8860F38E726CE10E3?fb_action_ids=2023202458000616&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=2023202458000616&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby, Newcrest - "The Essence of Grey"
    BUILD COST: 130,181
    TOTAL COST: 131,681
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/Sztl9
    ENTRY DETAILS: This was fun; i really enjoyed this challenge. So all in all i built a Retro Classy Home that just happens to be Black White and Grey all over - 50 Shades of Grey. I am hoping it is not too much of a house but rather something upscale and breezy which requires very little upkeep on the landscape.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: SoulGal7
    ORIGIN ID: SoulGal7
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/22EB20993C7211E88CF38330CC7221F9?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=SoulGal7&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1,500
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove, Newcrest
    BUILD COST: $137,768
    TOTAL COST: $139,268
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/EtY9t
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Curb Appeal! Unique, modern waterfall home. Meticulously decorated in black, white and shades of grey. Main floor has open concept living room and kitchen area. A beautifully decorated guest bedroom, full bath, and home office complete this floor. Upstairs is the master bedroom with gorgeous ensuite featuring a sunken tub. Head out to the private balcony to play chess under the stars or sip some wine near the cozy fire. Head downstairs and out to the backyard retreat. Small pool area and hot tub beckon you to relax. Host your next party in style with a top-of-the-line bar-b-q, bar area and outdoor stereo. Lovely low maintenance landscaping in green and white make this backyard a soothing retreat on any day. A perfect home for a professional couple who love a monochromatic color scheme.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC but MOO + resizing used


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: Pallystyle
    ORIGIN ID: Pallystyle
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: CC in Gray https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/7C75C7953D0B11E886AB650268EC9136
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby
    BUILD COST: 107,585
    TOTAL COST: 126,356
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/tOUam
    ENTRY DETAILS: I wanted to give the Grays a sophisticated and modernist home. I also love the style of CC creator, Peacemaker_ic. He makes such wonderful stuff and I thought I could decorate a home more to the grays liking with the wonderful thing he has created. I gave them a open kitchen and dining area and also added a small powder room and laundry to the downstairs. Upstairs you can find two full bedrooms and bathrooms. One is more a master bed and bath than the other. They have a small pool outside with a small entertaining area. I tried to keep the landscaping to a minimum so they can easily keep up with it.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: All CC is from http://simsationaldesigns.blogspot.com.au


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: FidgetyAtom
    ORIGIN ID: FidgetyAtom
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/41B5DA253DBE11E886A7DE15B984DA1F
    LOT COST: §1,500
    LOT NAME: Uhmmmm was Oak Alcove in Newcrest
    BUILD COST: §125,293
    TOTAL COST: §126,793
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://mysimhouses.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/the-frosted-onyx.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: Well, it's 3 stories, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath (one on each floor, .5 on floor 1), and totally in black and white! Okay okay some grey in there, and also green plants xD. I really had fun doing this, and it stretched my creativity to the limit I think.
    It was really cool to do a color theme, and I hope we do this again!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NO CC


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID:KojiK
    ORIGIN ID:K0J1K
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/7DA7E7C33D9011E8813DDE15B984DA1F
    LOT COST:$1,500
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove
    BUILD COST:$108,794
    TOTAL COST: $110,294
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/D1mBG
    ENTRY DETAILS: 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom modern styled urban home with an open concept first floor and a 2do Story en suite Master Bedroom
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC, Moo


    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: hanbam
    ORIGIN ID: HanbamSims
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E74D3BD63F6111E88602AB75CA79FE15
    LOT COST: $1,500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby
    BUILD COST: $124,955
    TOTAL COST: $126,455
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/SHMsC
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    This home is modern and relatively snug. The living room and kitchen are combined to create a spacious room from which Hannah and Reginald can look out over their pool and patio. Since the Grays live in a very sunny location, the dining table is placed outside so they can enjoy meals with friends on warm evenings. The pool curves around the living room, giving plenty of space for swimming. The lounge chairs are placed next to the pool so Hannah and Reginald can spend relaxing days chilling with a book by the pool and taking a dip to cool off. On the second floor are the two bedrooms. The first is the guest room, with views out over the neighbourhood. The guest bathroom is small, but has all the essentials to make Hannah and Reginald's visitors feel welcome and comfortable. The master bedroom is more spacious, and includes a sofa for the Grays to relax on in the evenings. It also has a small balcony with a view out over the garden, where there is an easel for them to be creative. Their bathroom is. again, snug, but has a shower, dresser, sink and toilet. The third floor has the office, with a desk area as well as some musical instruments. It opens up onto a rooftop area where the Grays can exercise, practise their logic, or just sit with a book
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: swcheppes
    ORIGIN ID: swcheppes
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/CAC31F0B3F9011E885F29B0412E9C971?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=swcheppes&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Originally Comfy Cubby, I renamed it 50 Shades of Grey
    BUILD COST: 96,319
    TOTAL COST: 97,819
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/iurkk
    ENTRY DETAILS: This build is a modern style, 1 floor home. It is clean and not cluttered. The color scheme for this house is mostly gray with blacks and white and a hint of color thrown in. The home is surrounded by a privacy wall which keeps out any nosy neighbors. When you walk into the yard you enter a small patch of land perfect for a pet. There is also a small lounge area next to a spa like pool. When first entering the house you walk into an open concept living/dining/ kitchen space. The living space hosts a modern glass fireplace. The dining area is the perfect size for an intimate dinner party with a few close friends. The kitchen is a chefs dream. There is ample cabinet space as well as a built in pantry near the dining area. It's perfect for someone who loves to cook or perhaps cooks for a living. The first bathroom is off of the kitchen. It has both a stand up shower and tub. As you move towards the back of the house you will find a small home office, a second bathroom with a spa like shower and a spare bedroom perfect for any guest who has had a little too much wine. The master bedroom is spacious and has a lovely view of the pool in the front. Just when you think there is nothing more to see in this house you're surprised. Outside a staircase leads up to a rooftop deck perfect for hosting many parties. There is a cozy sitting area which includes an outside fireplace. A state of the art grilling center can also be found. Last but not least is a sanctuary spot for unwinding with a little yoga. But don't worry you're covered from the suns harsh rays. This home is not the largest home on the market but it has a lot to offer for such a small space.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: I would like to receive constructive criticism.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used
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    #BnS92 - 50 Shades of Grey

    Entry List (continued)


    Established (continued)


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: JHGKJHGKJH
    ORIGIN ID: kjhgkjgkjhgk
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/de-de/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/7FA3D0B83FD311E88C6C27308412E0F7?searchtype=ea_origin_id&time=all&category=all&searchquery=kjhgkjgkjhgk&sortby=newest&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby, Newcrest
    BUILD COST: 134.438
    TOTAL COST: 135938
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/yv5So
    ENTRY DETAILS: I tried to give them as less garden to maintain as possible, while creating a modern urban feel with some suburban vibes about the house. My focal point is definitly the kitchen/dining combo - great for cooking gourmet meals while entertaining some friends. And after all the cooking they Grays may want to exercise in their new lap pool. The mastersuite is more a retreat, than just for sleeping and I put the office space as far away from the living/sleeping areas as I could to make it easier for them both to maintain a healthy work-life balance...
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: always appreciated!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no


    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: Wildling
    ORIGIN ID: TheWildlings
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/pt-br/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/755C6BAF3FEA11E886899B0412E9C971?category=lots&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: §1.500
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove
    BUILD COST: §98.423
    TOTAL COST: §99.923
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/xlXmN
    ENTRY DETAILS: I haven't entered a challenge in a while, but this was a lot of o fun, even though I was itching to put more color in it!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Please!


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID:glen1974
    ORIGIN ID:glen1974
    LEVEL: Established
    LOT: "Homogeneous Habitat" https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/95CA661741BB11E8893B589460A27704?category=lots&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=glen1974&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST:1500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby in Newcrest
    BUILD COST:141885
    TOTAL COST: 143385
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/qrrDd
    ENTRY DETAILS: So after a hiatus and period of builders block I couldnt wait to get stuck into this latest challenge. 'Homogeneous Habitat' is my latest creation and for this I took the pallette of grey, black and white and looked to Art Deco as my inspiration. From that starting point I created a mainly stacked, cubed house with a flat roof. I softened this by adding a curved decking and repeated this in the wraparound balconies on the various levels. From the rear this then gives the appearance ,and is reminiscent, of the decks of a classic ocean liner.
    Inside I added a basement level and made this the kitchen (as I love the idea of a basement kitchen from Absolutely Fabvulous and always wanted to add one to a build of mine). I added windows in the basement giving views into the rear garden swimming pool and thus making the kitchen feel as if it is underwater. The budget was plentiful therefore I was able to add a utility and laundry area.
    On the entrance level I made use of the nook at the front of the building by devoting this space to a study area. I partitioned this, and the entrance,off from the living room but still kept an open plan feel to the room. Stairs in the living area lead both down to the basement kitchen and up to the next level.
    On the first upstairs level I had space and budget to allow a small toilet room for visting day guests. The master bedroom is on this level also. This room has a full ensuite bathroom with seperate bath and shower. The bedroom also has built in wardrobe/closet space. Also I made the area above the bed a double height ceiling and added a skylight so that when Sims are lying in bed they can gaze directly up into the night sky. There is also access onto the balcony from this bedroom and I have included a small table and chairs for Sims to enjoy their morning coffee or late night beverage or snuggle down in the wicker loveseat.
    The guest bedroom is up on the next level and the main feature here is the bespoke art work on the wall behind the bed. Again this room has its own full size private ensuite bathroom and access to its own balcony. The skylight mentioned above also forms part of this bedroom's ensuite ceiling so that Sims can bathe by moonlight if they so desire.
    Outside steps on this level's balcony lead directly up onto the roof terrace. Here I have added a cabana and wicker sofa for Sims to relax and listen to spa music. For ultimate indulgence I included a hot tub with breath taking views over Newcrest.
    Finally, the rear of the property includes an enclosed patio area including the required swimming pool. The budget allowed for a table and chairs and I added a water feature and some plants also. I tried to elimate grass as much as possible by paving over both the front and rear areas.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: SimsIslandheart
    ORIGIN ID: SimsIslandheart
    LEVEL: Established [Though this is kind of beginner, because I couldn't get MoveObjects to work properly to overlap objects. ]
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/1F7E7DA5431E11E88539AB75CA79FE15
    LOT COST: $1500
    LOT NAME: Newcrest: Comfy Cubby
    BUILD COST: $148,466
    TOTAL COST: $149,966
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.slideshare.net/artistbettyanne/bns92-50-shades-of-grey
    ENTRY DETAILS: This two-bed, two-bath home incorporates clean, modern design elements suitable for urbanites with soft touches of greenery reminiscent of suburbia. Originally nestled on a quiet 20x15 lot in Newcrest, this home would fit well anywhere a sophisticated couple or small family would like to set down roots. The Chef's Kitchen, Fast Internet, and Sunny Aspect are sure to make any culinary-minded Sims successful at their career endeavors. When it's time to kick back for a break, an elegant in-ground pool area and rooftop dining are sure to ease the mental and physical woes.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Any feedback, thanks!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE BnS92 – Shades of Gray
    Forum ID: ShadowFairy74
    Origin ID: ShadowFairy74
    Level: Established
    Sims Link: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/0EE6DC853A8F11E88FD2DE15B984DA1F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=ShadowFairy74&max=50&maxis=false
    Link To Entry Slideshow: https://www.imgur.com/a/uEt22
    Entry Details: Reginald and Hannah are two creative geniuses that are madly in love with each other. Their passion for their careers only pales in comparison to the passion they have for their marriage.
    Reginald (YA) – Ambitious, Self Assured, Creative
    Hannah (YA) – Foodie, Creative, Bookworm
    Constructive Criticism: Y
    Credit For CC/Recolors: none


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Greys
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin.
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2.
    LEVEL: Established.
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/838A5BF03B7111E88621650268EC9136
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/Pg5dt
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Reginald Gray:
    Traits:
    Foodie, Creative, Genius.
    Aspiration:
    Fabulously Wealthy.
    Hannah Gray:
    Traits:
    Materialistic, Foodie, Self-Assured.
    Aspiration:
    Fabulously Wealthy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: Lisabee2
    ORIGIN ID: Lisabee2
    LEVEL:Established
    https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E27C20853E2411E8890CF880C0D922AF?category=households&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=lisabee2&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/aPbHc
    ENTRY DETAILS: Reginald and Hannah Gray are your typical (double income no kids) well to do family. Both are fans of BLACK AN WHITE (TBH even the SHADES of grey bother them). Don't tell them they are not colors! Recently Hannah died her lovely auburn locks to Black and White ... the flaming red was FAR to much for her to handle.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Greys
    FORUM ID: Valuzza90
    ORIGIN ID: Valuzza90
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/89F367FD430311E88980DCEAC1BA3175?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Valuzza90&max=50&maxis=false&setLocale=it-it
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://postimg.cc/gallery/xie7m9u4/
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Reginald is a foodie computer whiz, for this reason he decided to creating an online food delivery service in her Tech Guru Career (Start-up Entrepreneur Branch/Start-up Genius).
    He is a creative genius and his skills are Programming 10, Video Gaming 6, Charisma 10, Homestyle Cooking 10, Gourmet Cooking 10.
    Hannah has a Writer Career (Journalist Branch/Editor-in-Chief) she is the chief food critic for the San Myshuno Examiner.
    She is a snob ambitious foodie young adult and her skills are Writing 10, Charisma 10, Homestyle Cooking 10, Gourmet Cooking 10.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: nope


    Room Challenge


    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin.
    ORIGIN ID: Netxpre2.
    LEVEL: Established.
    ROOM: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/AEDC3D3D3B7711E88ABF650268EC9136
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/9RdXP
    ENTRY DETAILS: N/A.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None.


    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: Valuzza90
    ORIGIN ID: Valuzza90
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: Modern Bedroom
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://postimg.cc/gallery/cyrl8f64/
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes


    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: SoulGal7
    ORIGIN ID: SoulGal7
    LEVEL: Established
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E5E1C71242CD11E880779B0412E9C971?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=SoulGal7&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/gallery/Rk5svdX
    ENTRY DETAILS: Black and white bedroom with shades of gray. This modern bedroom offers a feeling of solitude and romance with a beautiful fireplace, loveseat and candles. A walk-in closet is also featured.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None. Move objects and some resizing used.


    Expert


    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: itguyinsc
    ORIGIN ID: itguyinsc
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/1343649C3D2511E88F9A8330CC7221F9?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=itguyinsc&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: $1500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby - Newcrest
    BUILD COST: $120,230
    TOTAL COST: $121,730
    LINK TO ENTRY GALLERY: https://imgur.com/a/LDLC1
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    GRAYSON HEIGHTS
    Small lot but FULL of sophistication and luxury inside and out. Luxury awaits in this modern home. Features open gourmet kitchen overlooking family room. Adjacent study offers privacy while working or reading. Guest bedroom is cozy and elegant. Upstairs is a loft style master suite with a touch of glamour! Outdoors offers chess, painting, swimming and grilling. Relax and enjoy this oasis of sophistication!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC - Yes to enlarged items and MOO and unlocked items and debug items


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE 92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: gmcrozier
    ORIGIN ID: gmcrozier
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/528F3F723ACB11E88540DE15B984DA1F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=gmcrozier&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby, Newcrest
    BUILD COST: 105,316
    TOTAL COST: 106,816
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/NO2Td
    ENTRY DETAILS: 407 Grey Street is a modern home with low maintenance landscaping, a garage with laundry area, office and family room on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen, dining area and living room.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID: Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/989591A33B5411E88E2EDE15B984DA1F
    LOT COST: 1500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby
    BUILD COST: 145,357
    TOTAL COST: 146,857
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/cD1Un
    ENTRY DETAILS: I started out Modern and ended up going with what I thought looked more like a European row house. For the office space, I created more of a reception room to meet with a client and work space to one side. There's a second office area on the ground floor so both the Grays can work at the same time.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    FORUM ID / ORIGIN ID: kilra0
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/DB7035913B6811E883ADDE15B984DA1F?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=kilra0&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby
    BUILD COST:140,487
    TOTAL COST: 141,987
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/Eq2vB
    ENTRY DETAILS: This was fun, never done something like that before and almost no money limits I couldn't resist adding fish tanks, you know for a chef is nothing more important than fresh fish ( I got black fish ) Enjoy.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: nocc


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: pronterus
    ORIGIN ID: pronterus
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/989CB96A3E2411E888D1F880C0D922AF
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove
    BUILD COST: 140,986
    TOTAL COST: 142,486
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/3vOQc
    ENTRY DETAILS: Kokuhaku (lit. means black and white in Japanese) is a 2-storey modern home that includes a basement and has several Japanese influences and attachments, such as wooden slats on windows and a zen garden. The home has two bedrooms with ensuites, an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, a pool with a patio, a carport, a personal gym, and a guest lavatory.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: abelhina35
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella14
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Oak Alcove - Newcrest
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: 50 Shades of Grey
    BUILD COST: 148 489
    TOTAL COST: 149 989
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157694904356934
    GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/6F129AFD3FD311E88588589460A27704?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Issabella14&max=50&maxis=false
    ENTRY DETAILS: 50 Shades of Grey is a modern home with just the right amount of landscaping. A study styled with the top of the range office equipment. Plus lush outdoor swimming pool with an entertaining area any sim would want. The black, grey and white modern furnishing just oozes sophistication but yet is warm and inviting.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used on cheats MOO, SHO and ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement. I have also play tested this build.


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/2BB150B140D311E88B9B589460A27704?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Bns92&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove in Newcrest
    BUILD COST: 131,793
    TOTAL COST: 133,293
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/rulcF
    ENTRY DETAILS: Luxury modern monotone build for the sophisticated couple decorated in at least 50 shades of grey with green plants strategically placed. There are three floors together with a rear patio comprising swimming pool, bbq dining and bar. Living areas are on the ground floor, bedrooms and utility room on the second and office with doors leading to a roof terrace lounge with dancing on the third.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID:Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID:Mannanna
    LEVEL: Expert ( don't feel like it in this round )
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/991D7FBA40F611E880B1DCEAC1BA3175?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=gray scale townhouse&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Oak Alcove, Newcrest
    BUILD COST:134,536
    TOTAL COST: 136,036
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/BMs6U
    ENTRY DETAILS: Modern builds aren't really my cup of tea but I tried This started out as a Zen inspired townhouse but with all the whites looking blue it changed into mostly grays... I tried to stay with what I consider modern looking plants which was pretty limited.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes! I want to know how I can become better, so bring it on!


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92: 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: PV13
    ORIGIN ID: Lyrens35
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/600212ED40F011E880C8AB75CA79FE15
    LOT COST: 1,500 §
    LOT NAME: Newcrest, Oak Alcove
    BUILD COST: 116,772 §
    TOTAL COST: 118,272 §
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1p1kjpsjg9nz166/AABfRJSRMOKXO1II4nLvO0lLa?dl=0
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    50 Shades of Grey
    As the challenge states, this house is an all black, white and grey build (with the exception of green plants). I have been very meticulous about choosing items, where no other colors are shown. I think I managed pretty well! … except from the on/off light on the washing machine… and maybe one or two other items, (but then I didn’t notice).
    Layout: On this lot, you’ll find three separate buildings, all connected by an enclosed yard. The main house includes entrance, open space kitchen/dining, and a living room, with stairs to the second floor, where you’ll find the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom. From the kitchen area, there’s access to the fenced off yard, which has a nice outdoor patio with seating and a small pool. Through the yard, you’ll find the guest house and another small building, which includes a laundry room and a set of stairs leading to the second floor office overlooking the pool.
    Thoughts behind the build: Cheap lot, old suburban cottaggy type house – refurbished to fit the needs of urbanites. Old stone building maintained due to preservation rights. New siding added to the main building – and the guest house built to accommodate the Gray’s desire to entertain friends and family. There used to be a vast amount of farmland to this lot, but this has been sold off for city development purposes.
    As the Gray couple are not fond of a big garden with a lot of upkeep, the build comes with an enclosed patio yard with lots of wall climbing low/no upkeep greenery. In the yard they can entertain guests, have barbeques, swim in the pool, or do yoga, while listening to soft music from the outdoor speakers. Or they can crank up the volume and have a loud dance party. I would have put in a bar, but I felt that the outdoor area would be too cramped, so I didn’t include it.
    The outdoor area of this lot is enclosed by stone walls, with lots of greenery. No real flowers or pots that need tending. Just a lot of seating and candles for enjoying those long summer nights of entertaining.
    Another feature of this build, is the separate guesthouse. Should the Gray’s have overnight guests, they can accommodate them with a secluded bedroom incl. own bathroom for the guests’ privacy. Furthermore, I have also added a laundry room, which can also be used as a changing room, when the residents or guests need to change into swimsuits, before diving in to the pool.
    Also: Note the customised name and number signs by the front door ;-)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A – No CC


    FORUM ID: Ninnster
    ORIGIN ID: Ninnster
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C6D7DDA5429111E8806F589460A27704?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=ninnster&max=50&maxis=false
    LOT COST: 1500,-
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby
    BUILD COST: 120 162,-
    TOTAL COST: 121 662,-
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/lShGu
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I am still learning to do modern homes. There are several things I am not happy with, but I have decided to see it as a learning experience and just enter it! I tried my best to minimize as much color as possible, but still trying to have the home look modern, yet feel homely and lived in. This was quite the challenge actually. I never realized how limiting no colors can be. All in all, a really fun challenge, and one I learned a lot from!
    I tried to be clever with the artwork, making my own by taking photos of objects and patterns, and then setting it on the black and white filter.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used


    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: AIRI6962
    ORIGIN ID: Airis6962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/489F27D642EC11E88C429B0412E9C971?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Airis6962&max=50&maxis=false&setLocale=en-us
    LOT COST: 1,500
    LOT NAME: Comfy Cubby
    BUILD COST: 57, 708
    TOTAL COST: 58,208
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://photos.app.goo.gl/5NIeNSetGo3nRrkA3
    ENTRY DETAILS: A modern home with simple decor. I used some decorative wallpapers instead pictures or wallpaints. This is a makeover of a house that I made time ago, but I´ve built it in the new lot (smaller than in the first one) and I made a new layout that fits to the Grays need. In the backyard there is a good size pool and a barbacue with an eating area.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please.
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited May 2018
    #BnS92 - 50 Shades of Grey

    Entry List (continued)


    Expert (continued)


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Greys
    FORUM ID:Ainsleyf
    ORIGIN ID:Ainsleyfr
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/41260CF93B5E11E88834DE15B984DA1F?category=households&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=bns92&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/pI82G
    ENTRY DETAILS: I kept them basically in black except for some grays and some white accents. He's creative, foodie, outgoing with the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration (wants his business to be a success). She's also a foodie, cheerful and a perfectionist (scary in a critic) with the Bestselling Author aspiration (Wants to write more than reviews one day). They have some cooking skills. She has some writing: he has some computer programming and she's a 'Chow Chaser' - Level 4 Food Critic. Didn't want to level her up too much as it makes them less fun to play.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Absolutely
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Greys
    FORUM ID: CaramelLibra29
    ORIGIN ID: CaramelLibra29
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/it-it/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/D580D6703D3F11E88685650268EC9136?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=CaramelLibra29&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/8nLGA
    ENTRY DETAILS: Hannah and Reggie Gray met @ a Vegan Food Truck in San Myshuno. After sharing a few laughs, they learned that Hannah is German ,Food Critic and Reggie was the Jamaican, entrepreneur behind the healthy, online food delivery site called Couchpotatoes...and Let's just say it was Love at 1st Bite.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: NoCC


    Room Challenge


    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #92 - 50 Shades of Grey
    FORUM ID: Mannanna
    ORIGIN ID: Mannanna
    LEVEL: Expert
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/4ADB57A4420311E886A027308412E0F7?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Mannanna&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/YAzWr
    ENTRY DETAILS: I was itching to make a white/black room with lots of green plants - so I did
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes,please!


    Results


    Starting Out -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @CaramelLibra29
    2nd Place: @lisabee2
    Sim Challenge: @lorrie1910
    Room Challenge: @lisabee2

    Established -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @glen1974
    2nd Place: @Wildling and @Pallystyle
    3rd Place: @SoulGal7
    4th Place: @jhgkjhgkjh and @FidgetyAtom
    Sim Challenge: @Valuzza90
    Room Challenge: @SoulGal7

    Expert -:
    Comments
    1st Place: @masajo and @mannanna
    2nd Place: @PV13
    3rd Place: @Ninnster
    Sim Challenge: @Ainsleyf
    Room Challenge: @mannanna




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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,092 Member
    edited May 2018
    #BnS93 - The Age of Aquarius

    The deadline for this challenge is 2nd May 2018

    You look at what can only be described as the colorful group in front of you, not entirely sure they did not just walk off the stage of Hair and into your office. The faint smells of patchouli tickles your nose as the group sits, several of them on the floor despite having enough chairs for all.

    There are three men and three women, each decked in the most outrageous hippy outfits: bright patterns, flowers in their hair, sandaled feet mixed into the eclectic wardrobes, the works.

    "A place for all six of you?" you ask, making sure you have the notes right.

    "Not like one place, but all connected, like the universe, man, like all of us," says the man who gave his name only as Essence.

    Unfortunately that doesn't really clarify anything, but thankfully the girl identified as Lavender speaks up. "A commune, y'know? Like back in the day, when people all lived together but still had their own space, too."

    "Oh, yes, I see! So you'll want six...?"

    "Nah, man," Essence says, head rolling oddly from one side to the other. "Three pairs, right? Y'dig?"

    "Of course, three," you say, and despite the truly bizarre interview happening you actually feel yourself thinking this might be an interesting project.

    Sparrow, the youngest-looking of the women, speaks up. She has a soft voice and doesn't look quite fully at you. "But all one kitchen and bathrooms and gardens."

    "And places for our skills, like," offers Storm, the only one of the men not to have facial hair. You silently wonder if that is deliberate or if he just can't grow any.

    "...like?" you prompt.

    "Raven needs room for making her art," Lavender says, indicating the third woman with hair the color of her name. "Essence plays guitar, Sparrow collects things - y'know, rocks, bugs, that kind of stuff."

    "Space rocks, man," Essence interjects. “Like, far out.”

    You think he might be trying a bit too hard at this 'hippy' thing.

    Continuing on, Lavender adds, "I'm a writer, but my publisher won't take long-hand copies so I do need a computer. Storm does the gardening and Sky cooks. But there's already going to be a garden and kitchen, won’t there?" she adds as an afterthought.

    "Maybe a place to swim, hm?" Sky asks.

    "Man, don't be greedy," Essence says. "Pools are, like, the visible cancer of materialistic excess of the bourgeois."

    Resisting a sigh, you go back over your notes quickly. "Right, so to make sure I have everything, you want an isolated lot where you can set up your commune with no cars, only walking or bikes. Three separate spaces, but communal living and cooking areas, a garden, space for all your hobbies and skills, and maybe a place to swim, provided it is not overly materialistic or excessive. Have I got that right?"

    They all looked at one another for silent confirmation, then nodded together.

    Oh good. "And, what kind of budget do you have available?"


    THE BRIEF
    • Design and build a commune with 3 separate private buildings, a communal building with kitchen, communal bathing facilities, a garden, and room for their noted skill or hobby items.
    • Lot should be in as isolated a location as possible.
    • No roads or pavement, only walking or bike paths.
    • Build should incorporate generally eco-friendly elements.


    BUDGET: §150,000 or less (lot cost + building cost).

    SIM CHALLENGE: Create Essence, Lavender, Sparrow, Raven, Storm, and Sky based on their descriptions above. They are all eco-friendly, but the rest of their attributes are up to you. Tell us a bit about them and show their reaction to their new communal homes.

    ROOM CHALLENGE: Create the communal living space, so living, kitchen and dining, you have a budget of $25,000


    Entry List


    Starting Out


    CHALLENGE #93 - The Age of Aquarius
    FORUM ID: lorrie1910
    ORIGIN ID: lorrie1910
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Rainbow Rise
    LOT COST: $8,500
    LOT NAME: Twin Oracle Peak (Newcrest)
    BUILD COST: $75,381
    TOTAL COST: $83,881
    LINK TO GALLERY: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/5AEBFC05489711E88EDA27308412E0F7
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/TAalNMT
    ENTRY DETAILS: I decided to go for a 60/70s theme and tried to make this as colourful as possible.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None used


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #93 - The Age of Aquarius
    FORUM ID: 4Sanne
    ORIGIN ID: 4Sanne
    LEVEL: Starting Out (since it's my very first entry)
    LOT: https://ea.com/nl-nl/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E788B5AC4D5311E88FF027308412E0F7
    LOT COST: §3,000
    LOT NAME: The Lighthouse (Windenburg Island)
    BUILD COST: §147.254
    TOTAL COST: §149.990
    (I'm a bit confused about this: When I build this, I kept an eye on the cost and ended up with a final cost of §149.990, but now I see in gallery it costs §147.254 and that combined with the lot cost is §150.254, not §149.990... I'm sorry for this, I don't know how it happened and I will try to avoid it in the future...)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/GEcdhC1
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Welcome to the Back to nature Commune!
    We have converted an old cabin in the woods to a regular hippie haven, where those who love nature can sleep under the stars and live in their very own yurt! At the bbq area you can sit and relax with friends, enjoy a good meal and discuss life. You can relax in the natural pool and enjoy some healthy, de-stressing yoga. At the campfire you can brew some tea, roast some marshmellows, tell a scary story or make some music.
    Ofcourse life is not just fun and games, laundry has to be done, unfortunately... But here at the commune even tasks like these are a breeze. There also is a lovely garden for growing your own fresh produce. I hope you will enjoy the Back to nature Commune as much as our lovely hippies have!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes, please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC used


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #93 - The Age of Aquarius
    FORUM ID: SourJaneSims
    ORIGIN ID: SourJaneSims
    LEVEL: Starting Out (first entry)
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/51504C2E4DC511E881DBDCEAC1BA3175?fb_action_ids=110610906473965&fb_action_types=simsfour:share?fb_action_ids=110610906473965&fb_action_types=simsfour:share
    LOT COST: 3,000
    LOT NAME: The Lighthouse, Windenburg
    BUILD COST: 91,829
    TOTAL COST: 94,829
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/e6ykiRG
    ENTRY DETAILS: This tiny house commune was built using entirely recycled, repurposed, or handmade materials. It features peat composting toilets in each home perfect for the large garden area. The common house features a shared kitchen, shower room, and dinning area. This common house also offers an area for art, two computer stations, shelves for all your collections, and a music area. Power and heat for this commune is provided by a generator that operates on used kitchen grease. There's small pond out back for those hot days as well as private beach access. Each tiny home is decorated for it's occupants interests and activites and offers room to add further personal touches as well. The homes and common house use a combination of energy saving FTL, LED lights as well as natural and candle light. The outdoor garden features several fruit trees and offers room to start ones own sustainable garden. There is also a small canopy to escape the sun or relax in and enjoy the fire pit in the evening. The many trees on the commune offer extra seclusion although any neighbors are a good mile or two down the beach.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: https://sourjanessimblr.tumblr.com/buildnsharecommune


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #93: Age of Aquarius
    FORUM ID: Zayven
    ORIGIN ID: Zayven
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/E71388124DDF11E88CF627308412E0F7
    LOT NAME: The Lighthouse, Windenburg
    TOTAL COST: $149,994
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/C6fEeeC
    ENTRY DETAILS: Bringing together 6 different lives is no easy task, especially when everyone comes from different walks of life, but these folks are determined to make it work out. They all love nature and sustainable living, with shared interests in music, gardening, and food. They want to grow and support each other, and have the mutual respect that comes with understanding and caring for each other without harmful prejudices. So what better way to achieve this than having their own space of peace and solace, away from the noise of people? So their living spaces reflect their values... lots of bright light for growth, repurposed and recycled materials for respecting life and bringing together the old and the new, sustainable gardening to keep life healthy, the colors and shades of the rainbow for energy and identity, and shared and personal spaces for bringing everyone together and respecting who they are.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: mutske, simcredible, jomsims, lulu


    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #93 - The Age of Aquarius
    FORUM ID: Lisabee2
    ORIGIN ID: Lisabee2
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: The Lighthouse
    LOT COST: 3,000
    LOT NAME: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/7098268A4E4511E888C8701A37BAB7F3?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=bns93&max=50&maxis=false
    BUILD COST: 143,377
    TOTAL COST: 149,478
    (don’t ask me why the math does not work .. it is a mystery but I am taking it directly from the screenshots)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/GYPJ1sz
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Off the Grid Too is a development dedicated to simple eco-friendly communal living. Yurts are the housing option preferred by those who desire a nomadic aurora in their surroundings, but that being said it is important to remind those who might be interest that Yurt living is more of a lifestyle than a housing choice. Living in in communion with nature (barely separated from that nature by the thin wall of the yurts) is the hearts desire of those who would choose to live here. However, these Yurts have solidly built walls to keep out unwanted guests (skunks, racoons and bears OH MY).
    The location of Off the Grid Too is very desirable. A view of the bay is calming to the soul but it also means there is an abundance of clean water available. The on-site swimmin’ hole offers both recreation (keeping in shape is important) and a place to cool off during the summer months.
    For many the thought of Yurt living would suggest a very spartan existence. While indeed there are charming rustic features to this place (like; community campfire, outdoor communal bathroom, bathing and laundry faculties, an organic garden and well-kept farm animals) Off the Grid Too is proud to offer many modern amenities (wifi and televisions) help you maintain the connections you might opt to keep. A well-appointed kitchen (includes an indoor herb garden) ensures ease of preparation and food safety.
    The piece de resistance here at Off the Grid Too is our fully equipped Fall Out Shelter. So if the Zombies and aliens (or the government) attack your safety is assured!
    If the idea of escape from the rat race sounds like your cup of tea, get your TreeHugger tee along with Birkies and a poncho and head on out to Off the Grid Too.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS No cc


    Sim Challenge


    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #93 - The Age of Aquarius
    FORUM ID: lorrie1910
    ORIGIN ID: lorrie1910
    LEVEL: Starting out
    HOUSEHOLD: Rainbow Hippies
    GALLERY LINK: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/79EE54884CAB11E886D027308412E0F7
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/WJ2uYNK
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Rainbows are group of 6 hippies that I decided to split into 3 couples. Essence is a musical genius who enjoys the outdoors, is family orientated and is a music lover. He is married to Sparrow whose aspiration is The Curater, she also loves the outdoors, is a bookworm and is very cheerful. Sky aims to be a master chef, he enjoys the outdoors, is a foodie and is outgoing. He is married to Raven whose aspiration is to be a painter extraodinaire, she is a music lover, loves the outdoors and also a art lover. Storms aspiration is to be a freelance botanist, he loves the outdoors, is romantic and creative. He is married to Lavender who aspires to be a bestselling author, she loves the outdoors, is romantic and ambitious.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none used


    SIM ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #93 - The Age of Aquarius
    FORUM ID: Zayven
    ORIGIN ID: Zayven
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/C29728764E7211E88B7927308412E0F7
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/4wpNk97
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Sims have all their skills and relationships set!
    Essence is the type of person who tries too hard to project what he wants others to see, so he compensates with by being far too hipster and doesn't quite get yet that that's different from what he thinks it means. His favorite color is lime green, he loves pictures of things that are super far away or super close up, and he passes time away playing his acoustic guitar and smoking a little too much bubbly.
    Raven loves to contrast colors with a simple black. She enjoys the mental exercise of the different ways colors and shapes can be used to infuse and tease apart meanings of things. She puts up with Essence's more annoying qualities because she sees through the ego into the person inside, and they've developed a more platonic bond that's a little humorous to others to watch.
    Sparrow is the youngest of the group, still working on getting her GED and sorting out her life. Collecting things has always filled holes in her life and help her connect to the world when she was too quiet to do so otherwise. She likes the color yellow because it reminds her sunshine, and her inspiration to continue to be a happy, kind person.
    Lavender is the most outspoken of the group, and the oldest, helping the others navigate things like property laws and life plans. She's full of plum and attitude, loves jazz, writing, and Sparrow. Her life is some shade of purple, which she thinks works perfectly with Sparrow's sunny disposition. She's known Sparrow for years, and was quite off guard when Sparrow gave her a big teddy bear with a heart one day, and the course of their relationship took a drastic turn. She's still a little wary about their age difference, but they're learning together how to navigate it.
    The mystery remains about why Storm hasn't grown facial hair like the other guys of the house, but Sky thinks it's cute. Storm loves the physical exercise of gardening, and the connection it gives him to the world. He just feels more alive and rooted in reality when he's tending to other living things. He likes red, which is a little hard to match to Sky's blue, but like everything else, they try to work it out. Storm's other interest is woodworking, often carving pieces of furniture and knicknacks out of driftwood Sky brings home.
    Sky was raised with his grandmother, who taught him to cook as soon as he could balance on a stool to help her. He's lived his life helping feed those around him, and the only place he's ever really found quiet is when he's in the water. So it was only fitting to make sure he had access to a eco-friendly beach so he can go center himself and unwind. He's married to Storm, and secretly hopes that maybe someday Storm will build him a boat, and they can have a little honeymoon on the water.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none


    Room Challenge


    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #93 - The Age of Aquarius
    FORUM ID: Lisabee2
    ORIGIN ID: Lisabee2
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    HOUSEHOLD: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/525518BC47FB11E886839B0412E9C971?category=all&searchtype=hashtag&sortby=downloads&time=all&searchquery=bns93&max=50&maxis=false
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - https://imgur.com/a/nOxZW1Z
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: no cc


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