Preparing for Strangerville, Part 2

Cora’s new home is done! And I’ve studied the Strangerville map and have a good idea where I’m going to put it, too. 😀

Gallery:

You’ll notice the odd trio of wall art in the dining room. Almost like someone was trying to leave Cora a message about the history of the town… She sat down and made notes right away. 😉

The great thing about parallel universes is that I’m playing her for now in Oasis Springs, just while I wait for Tuesday, but I can easily transplant her home into Strangerville later. 😀 I’m just pretending she’s in a different part of Strangerville for the time being. Maybe she’ll wake up one day and her whole home will have moved location! Wow, part of the mystery, maybe? 🙂

Preparing for “Strangerville”

Like many of us Simmers, I’m really looking forward to next Tuesday! I totally love quirk in this game, and the Strangerville Game Pack looks like it has “quirk quotient” out the ying-yang!

I’ve decided to take my self-sim (or is that sim-self???) into the new world for a new adventure. After all, she likes quirk as much as I do, if not more! She flipping got together with Johnny Zest in a parallel life, after all! Not to mention the mad, mad late nights hacking into other computers, and battling jungle pests and thorns, all the red-button pushing she did as a scientist along with the many trips to Sixam… 😉

Well, looks like Sixam is tripping back to Sim-earth, and Cora wants – NEEDS – to be involved!

Despite my own personal hatred of all things that start with “exercise”, I do believe Cora is in for some of that, being as I’ll probably be putting her into the new Military Career. (Probably? Pffft… who am I kidding? She’s destined to get to the top o’ that one, too!) She’ll have to slog it out for many an hour on some kind of human body torture machine or another. The good side is that she’ll be far FAR skinnier than her Controller. 😀 The bad side is, she’ll rub it in. 😛

In preparation for Cora’s next adventures, I’m creating a new home for her. She’s going to live on the second floor of a building that once housed a bookstore. The store has been closed for years now, of course, but the old lady who inherited the building rents out the top floor. Right next door, luckily for Cora, is a “coffee shop”! Woot! Wait – hold the celebrations. It only looks like a coffee shop, it’s totally fake. 😀 Because, this ain’t about dining out, folks. Dis ’bout ALIENS. And their plant-babies. Yup. Dat’s wat dis ’bout….

* ahem *

I’m trying to copy the look of Strangerville as far as I can see it from the trailer. I feel it basically has an “old, small, mid-western US town” sort of feel, with some pretty traditional/classic architecture from the 19th century and a bit of desert/Western thrown in. Let me just point out that the build shown above is not yet complete. I’m going to leave some room for the new “stuffs” that come with the GP. 😀

For this play session, my premise is that Cora will be working “under cover” in the mililtary. Let’s face it, the woman is framming rich by now, but for this chapter of her life, she’s hiding that fact and has rented this run-down hovel of a place so she can “blend in” and get to know the locals – so that she can THEN get more intel on the Strangerville goings-on. 😉

I have a fire escape to build on the right of this building still, and possibly some kind of horrid courtyard/BBQ area out back on the ground floor. We’ll see how far I get tonight. Poor rich Cora is going to suffer just a tad – her kitchen cupboards and appliances are pure CRAP!

I think the rest of the apartment won’t be much better. Haaa! I gave her a break with a pretty decent tub and toilet, and might give a bit of a break with the bed (who can play properly with a sim who hasn’t had a good night’s sleep???), but everything else is up for grabs. 😉

I should totally add some lot traits like Earthquake and… something else bad. 😀

Dang, this is going to be just too fun.

Bungalow Multi-House

Wow, I’ve got 4 done already! This is just too much fun. I’m sure enjoying my Saturday!

This home’s exterior is inspired by a Craftsman-type bungalow I found online. I took up the entire front yard with a garden-lined walkway. This home is worth §22,559 furnished.

CC: Again, I used siding, windows and doors, and the shutters from Peacemaker.

Not much more to see than the front yard since the house is placed at the back of the 30×20 lot, but since you insist, I’ll give you a few more angles. 😉

It’s on the Gallery. As usual, look for #ttw, #multihouse, username of WebbyMom, or the item title, Bungalow Multi-house. Enable CC!

Veronaville Multi-House

I’m having so much fun with this series! Here is house #3, a Tudor-styled home with lots of lovely flower gardens and window boxes.

Pretty sure the only CC in this house is the 3-tile archway from Peacemaker I used in the base house, which if you don’t have it, just delete the wall tiles to open into the little hall. 🙂 All the rest of the stuff is in-game items, lots from Get Together, of course.

This house is worth §24,225 furnished, so it could be a starter if you plop it down unfurnished, I think. I built it on a 30×20 lot in Windenburg where the front edge of the lot was 30 squares, but I placed the fence on the right in such a way that if you have a different lot layout, it should still fit. At the very worst, you’ll lose a bit of fence and a tree or two. 😀

It’s on the Gallery now – search for Veronaville Multi-House, #ttw, #multihouse, or my username, WebbyMom. Enjoy!

The Multi-House Modern

This exterior was highly inspired by the original plan I’d found online. I love the bright colours and the mixtures of wood types!

Other than windows from Peace’s Vaulted Ranch Set and the 3-tile archway in the base house house build, there is no other CC in this home. It’s on a tiny-weeney 20×15 lot so you can put it on any other size lot you would like. Do have MOO on when you place it.

Couple more pics for ya:

It’s on the Gallery under the title “The Multi-House Modern” and you can search the hash tags #ttw #multihouse or my username (WebbyMom). Be sure to enable the Includes Custom Content option! Enjoy. 🙂

Victorian Multi-House

Number One in my series of external renovations – a cute little Victorian cottage!

(Just remember, nothing on the inside is changed from the Base house, this is an external renovation series only. 😉 )

This house is worth §30,354 furnished. I’ve left most of the back yard only slightly landscaped so you can add what you need for your own sims. 🙂 It’s on a 30×20 lot, so you can use as-is or place on a bigger lot to expand the yard and/or home.

Gallery:

CC:

Also, best to use the MOO cheat when placing, just to be sure. You can see what Pack items it uses on the Gallery listing.

And it’s on the Gallery now! Look for #ttw or #multihouse, my username (WebbyMom), or item name “Victorian Multi-House”. Be sure to tick on the Custom Content option!

Small Homes – Base Layout

All right, I came up with a base that I’ll use for all the homes I’m designing. As it turned out, I did put in a bit of interior furnishing just so you can see the “intended” room, um… intentions. 😀

From plan view to street view and then clock-wise around the exterior, here are the images of my base house.

Floorplan

 

Street View

 

Left Side

 

Back

 

Right Side

I’ll upload this to the gallery eventually. I tried to use only Maxis stuff (I have all the crap except for Spooky Stuff and My First Pet Stuff), but the hall really needed a 3-square arch, so I will admit to using Peace’s “Vast Entry Frame” for that bit. If you don’t have it, you’ll just have to delete that bit of wall and VOILA! An opening to the tiny hall. 😉

Not going to upload this right away, mind you. I’d rather have my own chance of doing up the exterior before releasing it to the masses to do their own thing with.

HOWEVER – if you feel the need to try this self-challenge yourself, then by all means, create your own preferred base layout and go for it! It would be so great to see what others do with this idea! Leave a comment and let me know what you think and/or if you are doing it as well!