I made this home for a Small Spaces Challenge at Living Sims. Then their poor forum when KA-POW and the challenge was left behind. But that's OK - I had a blast doing it regardless!
Here's the file at 4shared, and here are some pictures:
It's situated by one of the fishing ponds in Sunset Valley:
Marcus LeBeouf lives here. He's just moved into this house after a year of clearing out the larger home he and his wife shared for 50 years. She passed away just over a year ago now and he knew it was time to down-size since he's getting older. He was a chef in his glory days - and you can tell he enjoyed his cooking!
His favourite colour is green, so this house really hit him when he saw it. It has a rather small living room but it feels bigger since it's open to the entire top-floor living area - and the vaulted ceiling and high windows give the room lots more breathing space.
Now, Marcus isn't that great of a decorator. All he knows is he likes green. It doesn't really bother him that there are several different tones of green in the house. He sort of sees things compartmentally. In other words, the green rug at the front door is separate in his eyes to the green rug in the living room, which is separate again to the green rug in the kitchen. See?
He still has his morning and evening tea with the tea set that was his wife's favourite - they got it from their best man at their wedding oh-so-long ago.
In any case, the kitchen isn't nearly as big as he used to cook in at work, nor is it as big as their old home's, but it does a bachelor just fine. Of course, he's also kept his top-notch knife set and Blend-o-Matic - you just can't be a good cook without good tools!
The basement houses his bedroom, main bathroom, and an all-purpose work room. Marcus always liked to tinker with wood bits and iron scraps, so he moved his old workbench in here to keep up his hobby. Of course, the laundry machines are right there, too, handy to the bedroom.
His bedroom, while pretty plain, is serviceable enough for "an old guy", as he calls himself.
The main bathroom is right off his bedroom (although there's another 3-piece bath upstairs, something Marcus marvelled at when he bought the house - 2 baths and only one bedroom!?!). It had a neat kind of tile in it, so Marcus got his creative juices flowing and found some throw rugs and towels to match the red in the tile. Thankfully, this time he found a sort of "bathroom starter set" at Simmart that had everything he needed, so they actually do match!