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|13th Feb 2018, 9:23 PM||Real Life Inspiration #1|
I went for a walk today to take pictures of my favorite houses to see if I could try to recreate them in my game. Does anyone else do that? The ones that inspire me are kind of craftsmen/early 20th century homes. Some have popped the top or put extension after extension on the back. I feel like such a creeper wandering around the neighborhood taking pictures of houses on my phone. Maybe I'll do a series of these houses. I also want to try and make an apartment complex like I live in. Maybe I'll just make the floorplan and have it be a stand alone starter house. Here are my three favorite houses:
|14th Feb 2018, 12:23 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2007
Oooh, those would all make really nice builds - especially the fuschia/purple one! Don't feel bad. I've been known to take pictures, too, but mostly of commercial/community buildings. I tend to like "city" type commercial buildings so I'm often thinking as I drive around or visit somewhere "hmm, that would make a really good Sims 3 build". I do look at houses for features that make them "realistic" as well. As you said, add ons, unusual dormers or roofs, a row of houses that started out the same but have had changes over the years, etc.
|14th Feb 2018, 1:06 AM||#3|
You'd love this yellow house then, Simmy! It looks just like the other bungalows from the front, but when you walk to the side, it sprouts off diagonally! There's 4 others on the block in this construction, each slightly different.
I really want to know how the turret on the purple house connects to the rest of it.
|14th Feb 2018, 5:43 PM||#4|
Only all the time! Except I've now taken visiting houses/museums that are open to the public too.
At the risk of out-creeping you, I think I recognise the purple house, I believe it started out life as Stick Victorian style Palliser, Palliser & Co. design:
In which case, the floor space in the tower is part of the hallway/stairwell and then part of the attic.
|14th Feb 2018, 6:17 PM||#5|
I wouldn't feel bad taking pictures of houses in open territory. I have been around town taking pictures of iconic buildings several times. I have never really tried to build them though. I usually google for buildings to build, because that way I can also find floorplans to match.
I totally forgot I tried building LeCorbusiers house in Paris once. It turned out to be too difficult so I ended up using the inspiration and tips he gave instead. I built his livingroom once, in a replica, but I was missing several rooms in the house, so I couldn't make it exact. That is very often the case, I have to fill in the blanks from my imagination.
|14th Feb 2018, 6:59 PM||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2006
|14th Feb 2018, 7:08 PM||#7|
|16th Feb 2018, 7:44 AM||#8|
Wow, that Palliser & Co. design looks fantastic. Dream home material right there.
Lovely pictures. The area looks exactly like how I imagine Maine and New England and co.
|16th Feb 2018, 11:32 PM||#9|
No worries, it's cool that it's a well-known design. I don't tend to do historic house tours much, but I swear my mother dragged me on every historic house and garden tour up and down the east coast. She'd also go to open houses for fun with her friends. I'm more interested in humble homes like you'd find normal people living in.