One of my meta-Sims projects is to limit the amount of CC in my game so maybe it will crash less. The big piece I want to get rid of is my CC neighborhood, which is where I originated my eight-generation legacy, the Peron family. So, I started a new Sunset Valley game to move the Perons into, and have been relocating a bunch of my build projects there as well. To decompress after the ordeal with the pictures in my Space Place, I did a quick makeover on the EA lot, Mosquito Cove.
Here’s the original. It’s like one of those houses at the edge of a suburban neighborhood, that’s like right near a field of wild grass and turkey nests, and you can’t figure out if anyone lives there, even though it’s pretty obvious no one lives there, and then you steal mail from out of the mailbox. That’s my simself standing in front of it.
I like the lot, and I like the architecture, but the insides were grotty to the max. I forgot to take screenshots of the inside, but look at the porch! There is a fudging fridge on the porch even though there was plenty of room for it inside!
And an exterior of the finished product. I was watching a Let’s Build the other day, and the guy made a good point: EA needs to provide some walls and floors to match the roof tiles!
My idea building this was that it would be for a pair of people living fairly isolated from others. So, maybe a vacation house on the shitty part of the Lake, or maybe the house inherited from a random unknown relative, that heirs are required to live in for at least a year before they are allowed to sell it. And then it’s haunted! No, it’s not haunted.
A little office nook under the stairs, with a great pair of windows for cross ventilation during work sessions.
The dining area. I struggled with lighting in this house. I feel like I put a million lamps everywhere, and it’s still a bit too dim.
Look at this kitchen! There is plenty of room for the fridge. There is even room for tchotchkes.
The porch, sans fridge.
The upper floor is open concept, and pretty much just the bedroom. I think in the original house it was both bedroom and office space, but I’ve recently started working on separating bedrooms from work areas, because if you work where you sleep, you can never relax properly.
I am dipping my toes in the more involved bedroom accessories. I picked up a few sets of throw pillows and rumpled throw blankets for the bed, and I really like how it turned out.
A somewhat pointless view of the dresser and armoire.
A reading nook by the stairs. I forgot to put window treatments there, but it doesn’t really matter. The bedroom has seven lamps, and it is still dim as fuck. The rug is a new find.
And this is how I blocked the staircase so I wouldn’t have to put up a wall, because I wanted it to have more privacy without sacrificing the sense of space. Not gonna lie I think it’s perrrty cute.
I wish I had screenshots of the house at another time of day, but I had to get SimNia a job.
This was a fun little thing! I really like doing Maxis redesigns.