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Quaint

The Gavigans

The Gavigans

When I build a new house for sims, I do a “write up” on it in a spiral notebook.  After the house is posted, the paper goes in a binder where I can find it in the future, if needed.  It has not always been this way, but it’s one of those things that experience teaches.  Document.  It often comes in handy.  Especially since several weeks, sometimes months, pass between when I build it, and when it gets posted here.  My memory is not that long.  xD

For reasons I cannot even begin to guess, there seems to be no “write up” for this house.  I have looked everywhere.  It’s not too big of an issue, as I just created a new write up.  The only hitch is, I do not know if this is a base game only house, or if Night Life is required.  Is there a way to tell that after the house is built?  If anybody knows, please let me know.  Or, if you have the base game only and try to install this house, but it tells you that you need NL, please let me know that too.

Quaint is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house built on a 3×4 lot (I think) that sells for 86,099.  It has some different design elements that I’m rather fond of … I’ll point them out in the pictures.

It has a kitchen/dining room combo, and a separate breakfast nook.  It has a large living room with fireplace.  I hate the current furniture arrangement in the living room, so fix that up with some custom content right away, mmmkay?  The kids have their own wing on the opposite side of the house from the master suite.  There is a very small room behind the chimney that is meant to be a storage room for your lot debugger, or other small items like that.  (BTW, I highly recommend the lot debugger, you should have one on every lot!)  Feel free to do what you will with that room, but it’s pretty small.

The lot has minimal landscaping to keep down the move in costs.  There is room on the lot for a garden or pond or pool or hobby items or driveway, but not enough room for all those things.

This house was also play tested by the Gavigans (hence their picture on the post, LOL) and they found that I forgot …. guess what!!  If you guessed lights, please move to the front of the class and collect your cookies.  No light in the bathroom between the front door and the girl’s bedroom.  The Gavigans feel that there should be more windows in the bathrooms and in the storage room, so feel free to add those.  You’re going to redecorate with custom content anyway, right?  Right!  I also forgot to put a trash can in the house, certainly you’ll need one of those.  You’ll need to fix these things yourself, as I’m going with the theory that this is a base game only lot, but I no longer have a base game only set up.

Let me show you what this house looks like.  I’m quite pleased with it, and may actually have to play the game, instead of just building, just to see somebody enjoy this house!

Quaint Front View

Quaint Front View

Requires Base Game only, no EPs needed, or maybe Night Life
No custom content, no hacks, no sims in it.
3 x 4 lot $86,099 moderately furnished and landscaped
Install with Clean Installer
Play tested!

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Dazzle

Dazzle is a new house for the Anaraste series, built on a 4×3 lot.  It’s base game only and runs $65, 931 to move in.  It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with the master bedroom having it’s own bath and a nursery with a separate entrance.  There is a hobby room (bonus room), an empty room meant to be a pet room (since it’s a base game house, I didn’t have any pet stuff to put in there) and the dining room is lovely … all windows! There is a large living room with fireplace.

There is room on the lot for a driveway, pool, pond, garden, cemetary, or swingset, but not all those things.  Minimal landscaping to keep the price down.

The house was playtested by the Gavigans that you met a few posts ago. They found a few things that need to be fixed, but I can’t fix them as I do not have a base game only set up right now.  They are easy things for you to fix though.  How many of you are surprised to hear that I forgot lights, raise your hands. What?  Nobody is surprised?  Ok then.  You need to add lights in the hobby room and the pet room.  The Gavigans think there should be a window in the bathroom by the kitchen. Also, you need to move the door in that bathroom.  Just move it one tile over, or else it doesn’t close properly.  See, all easy stuff!

Of course as always, redecorate it with your custom content to make the house really shine and fit your Sims needs and personalities!

On to the pics!

Dazzle Front

Dazzle Front

Requires Base Game only, no EPs needed.
No custom content, no hacks, no sims in it.
3 x 4 lot $65,931 moderately furnished and landscaped
Install with Clean Installer
Play tested!

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Smythe

The Smythe house was tested by the Gavigans.  (See previous post for pictures and history!)  It is built on a 3×4 lot (I think) and has 3 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a nursery, a pet room and a bonus room downstairs.  Downstairs there is also a large living room, a big, open kitchen/dining combo.  Upstairs it has a large unfinished attic for whatever use your sims may need.  It’s a little pricey for the Anaraste Series (again) but by second generation, it should be more affordable.

There is room on the lot for a driveway, a garden, a pool as well as room for hobby items and general “having fun” space.  It has a front porch and a back deck.  This house could hold a large family easily!

This is a base game only house.  The Gavigans found a few small problems, which I am unable to repair as I no longer have a base-game only machine.  They are all easy things for you to fix though, I will list them here so you’ll know what to expect.

If you have used any of my houses at all, you’ll soon realize that I tend to forget lights.  This house is no different.  I forgot lights in the bonus room by the front door, in the hallway, the pet room, and the blue bedroom!!  Also, some of the plants are sticking through the walls, so you may want to move them back a square if this bothers you.

The Gavigans report that they had no major problems with the house, but the shape of the pet room does limit it’s use.  (EDITED: Scroll down to read comment #1 to see Anghara’s suggestion about the pet room. The Gavigans are Anghara’s sims.) They enjoyed the outdoor space this house has.  They also had a big party, which went really well.  There were no major clogging spots, everyboby ate and drank and had a great time!  This was the Gavigan’s favorite house of all the ones they’ve play tested for me so far!  That’s high praise indeed!

Would you like to see it for yourself?  I thought so…

Smythe Front View

Smythe Front View

Requires Base Game only, no EPs needed.
No custom content, no hacks, no sims in it.
3 x 4 lot $77,282 moderately furnished and landscaped
Install with Clean Installer
Play tested!

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Georgia St.

The Gavigans

The Gavigans

Georgia St. was built on a 3×3 lot with just the base game.  This house fits nicely in the Anaraste Series, both budget-wise and floor plan-wise.  It was play tested by Anghara’s family The Gavigans.  This is the Mr. and Mrs. and as I understand it, they have several children.  They have play tested several houses for me and it seems each time they moved into a new house, they had to break it in by “trying for baby.”  They often succeeded! :wink:

Georgia St. has 3 bedrooms, a nursery, 2.5 baths, a study and a bonus room, all in one story.  There is a large living room, space in the hallways for pet objects.  There is room on the lot for hobby items, a small pool, a garden and outdoor recreation.  There is no room for a driveway.  There is room to build up, but not out.  There is minimal landscaping done to keep move in costs down.  The small bathroom at the front of the house can be expanded; then the front room with the work out machine could have an external door added, and that room could be used for a home business, if you have OFB and prefer home businesses.  The door to the rest of the house could be locked to keep customers out.

The Gavigans found a few minor problems with the lot.  However, I am unable to fix these problems for you as I do not currently have a machine with only the base game on it.  I will list the problems here so you’ll know what to fix.  I forgot the phone and burgler alarm, as well as lights in the hallways.  There are no windows in the bathrooms.  Some of the plants stick through the walls.  Other than these problems, the Gavigans report no major problems with the house.  They suggest moving the toys out of the nursery because it gets clogged up with them in there, especially with two toddlers.  They also suggest that the nursery area would be a prime place to put a stairwell if you decide to add another level later.

Mrs. Gavigan says “In my opinion? Another great house!”  Yay!!

Take a look at it for yourself:

Goergia St. Front View

Georgia St. Front View

Requires Base Game only, no EPs needed.
No custom content, no hacks, no sims in it.
3 x 3 lot $67,987 moderately furnished and landscaped
Install with Clean Installer
Play tested!

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Trimfoot Ave.

Avana Trimfoot Ave.

Avana

123 Trimfoot Ave was built on a 4×3 lot.  It is part of the Anaraste Series, although it ended up being too big and over budget for my neighborhood right now.   Don’t worry, Anaraste will grow into it!  It sure is pretty and roomy, so I’ll hang on to it until somebody gets rich enough to afford it.

Trimfoot was built with the base game and Nightlife only, but it was built with OFB in mind.  The lower level features a garage and a large, open area where your sims can run a home business.  Not into home businesses?  No worries!  The lower level can work for hobbies or career reward storage.  You can divide it up for more rooms, or you can build an indoor pool.  Your imagination is the only limitation of what to do with that lower level.  It has an entrance, and it has a hallway with a door that leads upstairs to the living area.  You can delete these, or lock these as needed.

There already is an enclosed garage, and there is room on the lot for a garden, pond, or hobby items.  At $101,885, it is definitely a house for your upper-middle class family.

This house was play tested by Avana Montiga, one of  Phoenix’s sims.  You really should go read her Ravensworth Legacy, it’s very entertaining!  Avana found a few things wrong with the house.  For example, it had a diagonal door into the study; for some reason, sims would go through the wall beside the door rather than through the door itself.  I changed the wall so it is no longer diagonal.  There were a few other things that were repaired.  Avana says “The front stairs can be annoying.  Only one person could go up or down them at a time.  The other Sim would wait until the first sim was ALL the way up before they started up.”  I tried to fix this by adding a door on the lower level, but I foresee other problems occuring with that.  One being that your Sim will have to go all the way down there to answer the door.  So, you may wish to explore other options there.  The house was not play tested again after I made these repairs.

Avana also said “Other than those few things I loved the flow of the house.  I did use the bottom area to house all my career rewards. The rooms were spacious and there wasn’t a lot of crowding in certain areas except for the spot I mentioned. I really enjoyed playing in the house! It would be the kind of house that I would want in real life!”  The crowding she mentions is in the kitchen bathroom, seems all the sims want to use THAT one, nevermind that there are 2 others!

So, take a look, see what you think!

Front View

Front View

Requires Night Life only.
No custom content, no hacks, no sims in it.
3 x 4 lot $101,885 moderately furnished and landscaped
Install with Clean Installer
Play tested!

Those of you with Eagle eyes can see some of the new and upcoming “Downtown Series” in the background!

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An idea

Do you use Simcere’s houses in your published stories?

I read and loved a wonderful story today by somebody who just found me yesterday.  She is planning to use one of my houses in her story in the future.  This got me thinking about making a page on this site of links to stories that use my houses. Maybe you could link back to me too.

You get: More exposure for your stories, and to read other stories that are too good to pass up!

I get: More exposure to my site and houses if you link back.  (Linking back will never be required, but always appreciated.)

What do you think? If you are interested, please give me a link in the comments so I can read your stories, and add to the soon to be built “links” page.

UPDATE:
I’m just finishing up a small series of 6 new houses built on small, 2 x 2 lots. These were meant for me to use in my downtown ‘hood, because the Maxis downtown houses are … er … lacking.  However, YOU can use them anyplace you wish.  The last one is still in building stage, the others are being play tested.  I’m hoping to have them posted in a week or two.

There should also be some more houses built already for the Anaraste series.  I say ’should be’ because they seem to be missing.  My desktop computer’s motherboard died, but don’t worry, I got a new one.  (Well, it’s a used computer, but new to me!)  Only part of the hard drive back up “took” for some reason, so there are things missing.  I thought the Anaraste series houses were on the laptop, but … no.  So, if I can find them, I will work on getting them play tested and posted too.  Hopefully, all the houses that are built as of now will be posted by the end of January.  If I find them or not, I will be building more for this series, so keep an eye out.

Play testing seems to hang me up the most.  Sometimes I post without play testing, but often that’s not a good idea.

Christmas was nice here.  How is your holiday going?

Storm Ridge

A new house in the Anaraste series. A three bedroom, 2 bath house built on a 3 x 4 lot. The master suite has a built in bathroom and nursery. There is a bonus room which is currently set up as an office, (Serena play tested this house, and pointed out that I forgot lights in the office. I can’t add a light now because I don’t currently have a machine with base game and NL installed, so please add a light in there!) but please turn it into whatever you need. This house also features a hobby area in the garage. Lots of room for trains, hobby benches, pottery … whatever your sim is into! Or, if you prefer, add a door to the outside, and turn that area into a business, if you have OFB.

There is room in the back yard for a small garden, however, this house is placed back on the lot to allow room in the front for friends and neighbors to gather and gossip, or to toss a ball about.

Requires Night Life only.
No custom content, no hacks, no sims in it.
3 x 4 lot $79,095 moderately furnished and landscaped
Install with Clean Installer
Play tested!

stormridge front Storm Ridge

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Hawk Hill

This 2 bedroom house sports a master suite with built in bath and nursery, which can later be turned into an office, after all the baby-making is done. Hawk Hill is the third house in the Anaraste Series. It has a kitching/dining room combo, a living room with space to add some hobbies or pets, a bonus room which is currently set up as a skilling room, and an attached garage that has room for storage.

hawkhill front Hawk Hill

Requires Night Life only.
No custom content, no hacks, no sims in it.
3 x 3 lot $48,798 moderately furnished and landscaped
Install with Clean Installer
Play tested!
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