This house’s downstairs is based on the layout for my grey apartment. (The entryway is the bottom of the screenshot.)
I know, I know, I’m American – I just prefer the word grey over gray (and storey, and humour if I’m being honest). I did expand the rooms since this lot is so large. Then I added an upstairs with three more bedrooms and a den.
Starting with the yard, I really had fun with the flower beds – they’re in planters but I liked the wooden edging. Since sims don’t try to plan in planters autonomously, it should be safe.
The deck’s a little sparse (as is most of the downstairs). But there’s a little seating area to the side by the bird feeder, and then a proper entertainment area in the back.
I debated waiting until terrain tools is released so I could make the wall around the stove without a foundation (can NOT wait for that!!), but it works as it is well enough I think.
My pride and joy for this house is the play area. And yeah – it doesn’t really match the grey theme, but I wanted a pool. I have a little cc “doll house” that looks like a pile of sand I’m putting in the sandbox when I find the right family to live here. Then the kids might actually use it.
Inside, as I said, mirrors the apartment. But the stairs going upstairs to the landing made this front room feel a lot different. I had to fuss a lot with the roof and trim to make sure the room worked as a two-story room. There might be a hint of roofing coming through though, oops.
The kitchen has been extended to include a breakfast nook. I stole my idea from the villa here, to use those dine out seats for the nook.
The living room and dining room are pretty average. It’s easy to be average when your color is grey.
The back room I expanded into and office and laundry room that opens out on to the entertainment area (and bay) in the backyard.
It also has a secret door next to the desk that leads to the master suite.
The master suite has a new bathroom added. This place technically has three bathrooms, but they’re all downstairs.
Upstairs now, we see the reading landing.
I built this house in three goes. First was the downstairs. Then the exterior (and upstairs – but that first build didn’t get saved), then when enough time had passed to take the sting out of losing the entire upstairs, I made upstairs again. So the upstairs is a bit more decorated than downstairs.
Across from the landing, there is the den. In the first upstairs build, I added a movie screen, but it didn’t really work too well, and I wanted more bedrooms up here. So now it’s just a stupidly large TV and bar.
The three bedrooms are currently decorated for a teen, child, and toddler.
And that’s it. This house is available on the gallery under ra3rei with the rest of my builds. I’m taking a small break from builds (I’m halfway done with the red house) and waiting for terrain tools to come out. But be warned, there will be a LOT of builds then.
- Packs Used: (Many) Seasons, Cats & Dogs, City Living, Get Together, Get to Work, Jungle Adventures, Parenthood, Vampires, Dine Out, Spa Day, Outdoor Retreat, My First Pet Stuff – Sorry, Laundry Day, Toddler Stuff, Fitness, Vintage Glamour, Backyard, Kids Room, Movie Hangout, Spooky Stuff, Cool Kitchen, Perfect Patio, Luxury – did I get them all?
- Lot Traits: Good Schools, Private Dwelling, Gnomes
- Lot Details: 40×40 (Bridleton Bay – Chateau Frize)
- Cost: §198,162