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  • WrenryWrenry Posts: 960 Member
    Redid the 20 x 20 lot into a converted Grain Bin to make it feel more in place with the two neighboring shells that give off an abandoned look.


    Now to tell you more about the lot and not scare you off at the same time. The lot is a starter home and will cost $20000 to purchase. It qualifies as a Tier 3 Small Home by using 84/100 tiles so space will be tight. But your bills will be less.

    With the walls being curved, it can be...difficult with placing items on so there's not a lot of wall decorations used in the build:

    MOO can be used to place items but with such a cramped build I didn't want sims getting stuck because on something placed with MOO. I did use the ALT key though to help with placement.

    The broken fencing, bales, water trough, and wagon are from the DEBUG menu. Though they add a nice touch, sims can walk right through them which may spoil the scene so feel free to delete them.

    And though it can be used as a residential lot, it can also be used as a vacation rental. If you want to have your sims have a horrible vacation because the renter considered the couch as a bed when listing the rental as having two beds. >:)
  • Amapola76Amapola76 Posts: 1,904 Member
    I don't have any pictures to share at the moment, but I just wanted to note that for those who are still considering putting a vet clinic in Chestnut Ridge, the park next to the equestrian center is a fantastic lot for that, with just a few renovations and updates. If anyone has any interest in my version, I'd be happy to upload it to the gallery.
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 35,847 Member
    @Amapola76 would love to download your vet clinic. 🙂
  • maggiemae8135maggiemae8135 Posts: 790 Member
    @Amapola76 I would love to see it as I want to have a Vet Clinic in Chestnut Ridge!
  • masajomasajo Posts: 6,006 Member
    Flying Hooves

    Here is a large modern rustic style family ranch created on Red Roan Field in Chestnut Ridge. There are 5 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, gym, study, laundry, kitchen, living and dining rooms in the main building together with balconies and decks. Outdoor areas include stables with hayloft bar, fields with training jumps and barrels plus one for fun and grazing. Central swimming pool plus lots of fun areas for the children. There is a winery with basement cellar and garden. Plus lots more :)

    Download here
    More pics here








  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 35,847 Member
    Thunderhawk Ranch
    Devon Bumpkin
  • Lixy_170Lixy_170 Posts: 94 Member
    SULY SULY!!!🤠 This is my newest Ranch in Chestnut Ridge! Lot: 50x50


    Your horses can train and run around the house

    There's also a pool, green house and basement!.

    Family home for many and space for up to 4 horses🐴
    It's available in the gallery!
    Link: Buckskin Junction Ranch
    Dag dag!!!🐎

  • bluzkat65bluzkat65 Posts: 483 Member
    Saga-Minx wrote: »
    Started on my legacy Ranch. I wil probably change it a lot, but this is what I have so far.
    I never build on 64x64, so this is challenge. I find small lots much easier to make cozy.
    Loving this pack. <3


    And the back.


    OMG! Care to share this masterpiece in the gallery???
  • BonxieBonxie Posts: 5,695 Member
    My first stables in Brindleton Bay, located on the former Brindleton Pawspital lot in the Sable Square neighborhood.

    It has a modern “barn” with four horse boxes and a large hayloft with two cranes for easier access. There’s also a huge paddock with horse troughs and feeders. The main building has besides the usual rooms (kitchen, living room, bedroom) a nice porch with a grill and a round table with seats for six. There is also a second bathroom with toilets, showers, and sinks, which can be accessed from the outside for rough pre-cleaning after a hard-working day.

    The lot is full playable and – surprise, surprise – mod free. But it’s cluttered with BB debug objects.


    When I build the stable, I started with the 4 horse boxes on ground level. But soon it turned out that there is not no space for all the things like hay bales, barrels, crates and whatever you need to run a stable. So, I added the hay loft which also has it disadvantages because everything has to be carried up. Luckily, we are in Brindleton Bay, so I could use two of the harbor cranes from the Whiskerman's Wharf neighborhood. That went astonishingly well, because if you scale them down two times they are exactly 4 tiles wide and 4 tiles deep.


    I scaled down the Brindleton Pawspital to 20x30 which was easy because of all the unused space around the building. Afterwards I moved it to the 20x30 location (“Sporting Space”) right beside the original one where it perfectly fits in.


    Besides that, I reduced the Pupperstone Park also to 30x20 and moved it to a fitting lot nearby (Dachshund Creek in Cavalier Cove). At the original place I build a public horse training ground with all the things you need for your horse and some extra prairie grass specks for feeding. I tried to keep as many items from the premade park as possible.


    Finally a view of the whole newly arranged area:


    As next steps I plan to add horses also to the Hecking family and to my custom-made family living on the Domus Familiaris lot directly across the Hecking house. Due to the above-average size lots in this neighborhood this might work out very well.

    I hope you like my version of the Sable Square neighborhood in Brindleton Bay.

    Thanks for viewing.
    Bonxie: Great Skua, stercorarius skua. Meet me on Fair Isle.
  • SimmervilleSimmerville Posts: 11,667 Member
    Wow @Bonxie , love your adjustments! I rarely use the vet myself, so maybe it's time for changes here as well. And although I have numerous dogs but no horses (yet) in Brindleton Bay it makes sense adding at least some equestrian training equipment there, that lot is large enough to serve several groups.
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  • BonxieBonxie Posts: 5,695 Member
    edited August 2023
    Wow @Bonxie , love your adjustments! I rarely use the vet myself, so maybe it's time for changes here as well. And although I have numerous dogs but no horses (yet) in Brindleton Bay it makes sense adding at least some equestrian training equipment there, that lot is large enough to serve several groups.

    Yeah - the vet clinic fits perfectly on a 30x20 lot. Having it on a bigger lot is in my opinion a waste of space.

    I wasn't sure in the beginning where to build the stables in Brindleton. Imho the Cavalier Cove neighborhood has the more beautiful landscape, the wider countryside and most of all the beaches. It's also more rural while the Sable Square is definetly urban. But besides the 64x64 and 40x40 Delgato lot, there are only 20x30 lots. The lots are more suitable in Sable Square, so finally I started there.
    Bonxie: Great Skua, stercorarius skua. Meet me on Fair Isle.
  • Lixy_170Lixy_170 Posts: 94 Member
    It's time to have a few drinks at the bar!
    This is The Ultimate Barrel!!!🤠 Let's have some drinks... Nectar!🍷🍹🍻
    Available in the gallery!

    Have a great week!😉 Dag, dag!!!

  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 7,378 Member

    I have redesigned the Palomino Junction Lot, added a second floor to the house and a proper barn and horse stable. The house is raised two steps so no horse or goats get to enter the house.


    Here's my sim relaxing on her porch at night.


    Ground floor of the house.


    Second floor.


    A jumping goat. I increased it's size a bit, and they look Ok when walking about, but when you brush them or milk them the animations are a bit off, but I like the bigger size because you can see them better around the yard. My sim adopted a couple of kittens and I have a hard time finding them in the house because of how small they are and they blend with the colour of the carpet.


    Barn with horse stable on first floor.


    Second floor of the bar, there is a guest room. :lol:


    Under the barn is the wine cellar with everything needed to make wine.

  • _DelilahsRose__DelilahsRose_ Posts: 273 Member
    Beautiful Builds Everyone<3 I'm a little late to this thread!

    I made a little ranch style home using the pack. But debating sharing after seeing these LOL


  • kemowerykemowery Posts: 371 Member
    I haven't built any ranches yet, but I've been going through and adding stable areas for any families that rescue horses (which I only allow in neighborhood stories for families that have room for a stable on their property). A lot of my own builds include garages which, since we don't have cars, usually end up as skill rooms where the easels, workout gear, woodworking tables, etc. go. Now I can swap out the garage door murals with some big doors from Horse Ranch or Eco Lifestyle and turn the garages into stables.
  • BonxieBonxie Posts: 5,695 Member
    Brindleton Bay, in my opinion, is one of those worlds that is very well suited for horses. Especially the Cavalier Cove neighborhood overlooking the small bay and Deadgrass Isle is very nice horse country. That's why I've taken Chateau Frise, the original Delgato estate, and squeezed a stable into the western corner of the property. I also crammed the large area around the house with every horse accessory I could find. I think the result looks quite good.

    The whole lot with the newly added stable in the foreground:


    A detailed view of the stable. The top floor beneath the roof is used as a hay loft.


    An aerial view with all the horse stuff spread over the entire area:


    I hope you like it.

    Thanks for viewing.
    Bonxie: Great Skua, stercorarius skua. Meet me on Fair Isle.
  • ZiafarZiafar Posts: 703 Member
    WOW This is really beautiful
  • Lenny_OggLenny_Ogg Posts: 3,696 Member
    For inspiration only

    The Stables
    for the Boys' horses



    There is also a bedroom, a kitchen and a living room, since one Sim has to live here to care for the horses.

    Each horse has their photo at their box and a nameplate (except Lunatic...)

    The floorplan

    You can also sit outside to have a BBQ and watch the horses.
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  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 7,378 Member
    Lenny_Ogg wrote: »
    For inspiration only

    The Stables
    for the Boys' horses

    The floorplan

    This set-up is only working in the sims, it looks Ok, but in real life you have no idea how bad this is. :lol:
  • BonxieBonxie Posts: 5,695 Member
    edited September 2023
    So the challenge was to build a stable at or in the Straud Mansion.

    As you might guess it should be something special. Something worthy for the arch vampire's dynasty.

    After some try and error I thought the magic portals from the RoM debug objects might do the trick. Of course the question was whether horses can use the portals. And what should I say: It works like a charm. And yes - you can pass the portals mounted, which is also a nice feature.

    And finally here is my stable in the Straud Mansion basement:



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    Bonxie: Great Skua, stercorarius skua. Meet me on Fair Isle.
  • SimTrippySimTrippy Posts: 7,651 Member
    All these builds are so pretty :love:
  • MDianaSimsMDianaSims Posts: 4,177 Member
    It has taken me ages, but I finally have a build to share :sweat_smile:
    I built an abandoned ranch on the large lot in Chestnut Ridge. It's sort of meant for a gameplay challenge I set for myself. Which is to restore the ranch by unlocking sections of it and learning skills and making friends to fix it up. A bit like those "you've inherited a farm and now rebuild it from basically scratch" kind of games (that I love to play).
    It's on the gallery under my ID: MDianaSims. Mind though, when I said unlocking, it literally means that most of the lot is inaccesible at first. But there's a poohoo bush, a sleeping bag and a campfire to get your sim started.

    Gallery ID: MDianaSims | Simblr
  • maggiemae8135maggiemae8135 Posts: 790 Member
    @MDianaSims I love it! I was thinking of starting a rags to riches game with someone inheriting an old farm/ranch and slowly fix it up. Haven't had time lately to play much so on hold. But I really like what you have done with this abandoned ranch and plan to download it to use in my game. Maybe even add more of a challenge and make it haunted! Great way to start a career that will bring in money to fix the place up! I will just have to put a medium table in somewhere with the storyline that the reason it is abandoned is that the previous owners were scared off by the hauntings and unable to deal with it themselves. Just need to find more time, probably once the holidays are over! Think I will use the little shed-like buildings for goats and sheep area once fixed up! This ranch is awesome!
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