So today, you get pictures of my latest builds and a peek at my latest project in The Sims.
A couple of my simming buddies have recently begun expansive projects making over Riverview in their games. I was quite inspired (to say the least) and began to itch to do my own makeover of some sort.
So I chose Saskan Harbour to soothe the hankering that had been stirring in my ... um ... brain. Yeah. Brain. I hadn't really explored it much, but I knew it was small enough for me to manage as this project has already reached phenomenal scales in my brain!
No offense to Saskan Harbour creator Johnnywr, but I had to bulldoze all the residences on the island for this particular little project. ;) And as I bulldozed to my heart's content, I dreamt up a dream for this place.
I have quite a few books on turn-of-the-century house plans (last century, not this one... ;). I looooove building them. So I have decided that my Saskan Harbour, which I have re-named "Radford Island", will have homes and businesses that reflect that time period as much as is possible.
The people - they'll be modern. And some of the interiors will be more modern, as well. As if the entire town loves and protects the heritage they have, but they do have to have modern conveniences. I mean, come on... life goes on!
Thusly, I bring you the first of my little starter homes... WAIT! I must show you maps!!!
|Downtown Radford Island - no homes since the bulldozer came through|
|Just to the north-west of the downtown area is where some smaller homes will be - starters or retirement houses.|
|There is a lovely waterfall and fishing hole just up the road from the starter village area - great for getting free food on the table!|
All righty, then, now that the maps are over, here is my first home. I'll have to get more pics of the inside some other time, me-thinks. This is the one on the left above, #9 Hillfoot Ave.
I'm trying to go with fairly "period" colours for these homes and buildings, as well. Oh - and "Radford" came from one of my fave books from the Radford Architectural Company, which had its 11th printing in 1909. The town and the island go by the same name so as to avoid confusion in my brain. ;)
I had created a "realtor" sim to move into these homes so I could get good picture angles. Meet Keven Braet - named in honour of a realtor we know and like, although to be honest, this sim looks nothing like the real guy!
Keven would like to show you the second house I built, #10 Hillfoot Ave. - and yes, there are more inside pics of this one! LOL It was obviously decorated with the lady of the house's desires in mind. ;) And it tends to have a bit of an old-fashioned feel to the entire home.
|Twin girls are moving into this cute room|
That is where I've gotten to so far with Radford Island. No! I lie! I actually built a library, as well, but you'll have to wait for that one as I haven't taken piccies.
Funny thing - I was not making families for these homes, and in the time it took for Keven to walk from one lot to the other (I had him phone up and "move out"), some squatter took over 9 Hillfoot Ave! I had to chase him down at the campsite to get a good look at him. And - well, suffice it to say, the nice people of Radford Island do not need folks like this bounder around!
So I shooed him on home and promptly evicted him! Then I promptly went into CAS and made a nice elderly couple to move in. This is Henry and Marge Baxter. I believe Henry must be a retired professor of some sort, and Marge loooooves to cook - and test her cooking! (Bit of a Jack Sprat thing going on, methinks.)
|Marge and Henry Baxter of 9 Hillfoot Ave.|
Till next time, this is Webby and her tired, tangled brain signing off... *zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*