Willow Creek Home- Larchwood

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This build is special to me for one reason, it’s inspired by my home. I live on Larchwood, so it was kinda neat to find out there was a tree called the Larch, it’s like a fir tree, and since they didn’t specifically have Larch Firs in the the game, i just used the firs they had as the lot landscaping.

The empty lot is $18,121 but I advised people to sell plants if necessary to furnish the home. The furnished home costs $25, 885. It’s got 2 bedrooms, and one bath with an extra room to turn into either as needed. It only uses up half the lot so it can very easily be expanded.

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Willow Creek Home – Ponderosa

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This house is brown. With a brown roof, roof trim, brown floors, brown pillars and blue wallpaper with brown trim!

I started this house with a nice facade in mind. Halfway through building it, I flipped it sideways and instead made a porch. I was kinda tired of having a front porch with railings so instead I experimented with a semi closed off porch with arches, then I made the same effect by using pillars, no railings and adding spandrels.

I named this house after the Ponderosa Pine, still maintaining a similar style to the other two houses but having a more rustic feel. As the Ponderosa makes me think of western movies and such. It’s similar in style to the Magnolia as the bottom floor is basically for entertaining and the bedrooms are upstairs. This is also a mid-level home with the empty house costing around $42K. I kinda went a little overboard and the furnished house is $126K, as a compromise, I’m going to make 2 cheaper homes. Maybe.

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The house during day, closeup. The namesake Ponderosa Pine tree on the left. 

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Willow Creek Home – Magnolia

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Need a new spot for your new family? Wife surprise you with twins? Well then this is the house for you. Magnolia is the perfect home for a family moving up in the world. With a wonderful view of the river on a picturesque, quiet (you only have one neighbor) street.

With three floors and a master bedroom suite with walk in closet on the top floor, the kids domain is on the second floor and the common area with large kitchen and formal dining room.

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Willow Creek Home- The Birchwood

birchwoodI have created my first home for my new world! Introducing The Birchwood! It’s a 2 bedroom, 1 bath starter home, it is available empty for $9,502 or furnished for $17,982. It’s the perfect starter home for a new sim or a couple starting out. With a spectacular view of the waterway, it’s landscaped with its namesake Birch trees. Even though it’s on a smaller lot, there’s a lot of useful space left outdoors for your sims to even expand their house. Very quiet neighborhood (considering it’s the only house on this block so far), with a park close by and a nice fishing spot right outside the back door.

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New Project! New World

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I’ve been thinking about doing this for awhile but since I’m so into building right now, I’ve decided to make my own custom world. This means everything from scratch. I’m starting off in my favorite section of Willow Creek. Since every town has 2 or 3 clusters with different lot sizes, I can make a range of homes in a certain theme or have similar styles. I’ve always felt Willow Creek was more of a suburban area, very quaint and with a lot of traditional style homes. This section has 5 lots, which will include a starter home (20 x 15) , 3 mid-level homes (20 x 30) and finally the larger lot (40 x 30) for a big family home. I may actually do 2 starters, 2 mids and the large home. Obviously starters will have to be less than $20k, the mid range homes will be up to $40k and the larger home can be over $100K. These homes have to be furnished or if not furnished be sufficient for someone to move in and furnish it with their starting balance. Oh and another thing, these homes must be landscaped. So if you’re not following along-

Willow Creek Neighborhood 1-

-2 Starter Homes under $20k, 2 Mid-Level Homes up to $40k and 1 large home worth over $100k.

-Must be landscaped and furnished or landscaped and have enough left over to furnish (for starter homes)

-Must have similar style, be it a roof style, exterior wall look, features, etc. Think of it as a neighborhood theme. They don’t have to be cookie cutter homes but the style of the neighborhood is important, ie no modern style homes next to a victorian style home.

I know there are probably challenges like this already but this is just my own personal challenge. In my neighborhood, all the homes will have Tree Themed Names. Just felt kinda fitting.

New House: Brynne

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There was a game update released which included basements and of course I had to redo the house. This time for the next generation. I’m just biding my time as Brynne just became a teenager, I’m having her collect the Easter eggs and once she get the A, I will age actually actively clean out the house of her siblings and move them on. 

Brynne’s home is red with only one level. At first glance it looks like a single bedroom home but underneath is the kids area which includes 7 beds in one bedroom, a pool and a skills area. 

TBH, it might look like I didn’t spend much time on it but this took me forever to do. I love the charming cottage look. 

New House The Small Lot, Big House

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I’m not happy with my Divided house. I’m tired of constantly having to go up and down. Especially now that I don’t have a full house, it’s easy to lose my sims. So last night I began building again. I was inspired by the homes in Berkeley. My extended family lives in Berkeley and I love driving around and getting inspiration. I wanted a smaller house but I need the space so someday I’ll make this house in a smaller version.

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I’m very proud of the roof line, it actually looks okay and i did have to put an extra room up there but it’s okay.

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The back of the house is odd, I was originally going to call it the odd house but I scrapped that name. The house is where I most everything happens since the family spend the majority of the time either in the computer room, in their rooms or trying to get Annabelle’s attention.

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