From this day forward my 'Dollhouse Victorian' home shall be known as
Sort of an expansion of my 'family friendly treehouse', this home takes that whole cutesy feel to a whole new, sophisticated level with delicate hues that will make your heart swoon!
At the most bright point of the day and the most natural of its look, the home has a very soft, yellowy-pink brick exterior and purpley-pink trim.
As the day grows longer and dark, that yellowy-pink brick exterior turns purple, in the shade.
The wrap around porch and balcony goes all the way to the side of yard, making for a picture perfect wedding capture . . . Just add an arch and perhaps some seating and you're done!
A little private seating arrangement to the side and nearby the fountain.
From the other direction, we can see it all more clearly. It's a pretty open space. I put the firepit there to fill in the space, but it by no means has to stay put. I think an actual wedding arrangement with those chairs would look great there, but it fits as a nice placeholder for now. Though it doesn't appear that I got any good shots of it, I've also got one magnolia tree and beehive thing on the corner of the lot. I had my sim plant a few things beside it to get started.
From another angle we can see the side of the house . . .
And the front . . .
The entryway opens up to these built in cabinets, read in nook and 'arts and crafts station.' I got some real life inspiration from a family friend that has a sort of shabby chic look in her sun room space. I wanted the room to match the outdoors, but meet a more neutral tone in order for a more welcome, warm and cozy environment. So, I used a lot of wicker and weave for this small space. You also see that I've placed a few paintings on the wall. More make an appearance throughout the house.
The kitchen gets a lot more bold. However, knowing the end result of this house, I have no regrets about it.
In the sims there's only so much you can do to create a lived in look. I went all out . . .
All four bathrooms look similar to this with very minor differences. For this one and the master, the mirrors do not work because I used moo to combine the sink with a table. The other two bathrooms are much smaller, but still have the bath/shower combo plus the sink and toilet, of course. I don't think its necessary to go through them all.
This is the living room space. I don't really care much for tv's in my sim game. I much rather the fireplace be the focal point, instead. I considered putting the tv off to the side of the fireplace, but I really like the wrap around seating with the corner pillow that comes from Aurora skies and I thought that would make the room look much smaller than it already is if it were place in the middle with the turn. So, I placed the tv in the middle, but hid it's grossness by moo'ing it into a table. Upgrading and such won't be a problem, since I had my witch/warlock go in and upgrade all the appliances.
In the corner, I moo'd in a cute little reading nook, which I'll expand on later. You'll see . . . You may have also noticed that I like this blue vace with the pink flowers a lot. It's sort of been the 'Easter Bunny' of the first floor. It makes fewer appearances through the rest of the house, but I really did fall in love with that vase.
Now we go upstairs. I put a piano here and dressed it up nicely. To my surprise, the dresser drawers actually work. I was just assuming they wouldn't and I was OK with that. So, now I'm extra happy about it. The ballet bar goes nicely with it. On the opposite side I put a sofa, as you can see in the reflection of the mirror.
For such a small, little room this study sure took me a long time to figure out! One custom 'fake' desk on one side and a real workable one on the other . . .
On the other side of the hall, we've got the first bedroom. While I would have liked it to stay with the theme, I needed a space for younger boys and older boys. This first bedroom serves to the former. I've always liked this set from the store, so I went all out and did the jungle and safari theme. I got a little creative to make the carpet a sandy color and used the corner for this green serpent to swim.
I have a small seating arrangement by the door that leads to the balcony. This is the space across from the staircase in my first piano shot.
Next to that I have a small space filled with planter bowls. This home was built for my growing premade 'Funke' family and the mom, Sabrina is huge into gardening. I didn't have enough space in yard for a greenhouse, so I opted to bring some of the plants indoors.
Onto the third floor!
This was one of the two spaces I was unsure about, but in a sort of last minute decision, I just thought maybe this house could use a laundry because why not?? I actually like it a lot. I think it's one of my favorite rooms.
We have two bedroom up here. The first one is for girls.
The second bedroom is for the parents and it's connected to the nursery for convenience.
Leading up to the fourth floor, I left this space empty. I thought it would be a good place for recreation, one room dedicated to kids and the other for other hobbies like gene splicing.
Ok. Ok! I would really like it if I added a plant sim to my family. The science station is really large, but not too large so it will fit there. Please do whatever you like with it. Perhaps there's a hobby I didn't squeeze in this home that your sims NEED!
There are two more bedrooms up here. The boys room is perhaps my favorite. I dedicated it to a science nerd and I think it could fit with any age group if need be!
I would have liked the other bedroom to be just a spare room and I suppose it could be, but really really trying to keep with the pastels at the point.
It turned out beautifully.
Last but not least, I made a play room and extended on my reading nook idea that I put in the living room, but made it much more kid friendly. The toy chest work by the way!