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MissTech
30th Sep 2007, 8:17 PM
This contest should be in 'Houses'.


Welcome to 'The Architect 2', a contest to see if you can come in on time and on budget with building designs for 4 very special clients! Submit your bids and see who will be named the next 'Architect'!

(*No sims required or used in this competition.)

General Rules
1.) No photoshopping, adding text, graphics, borders to any submitted photos. Photos may be taken traditionally in-game, or by use of 'printscreen'.
2.) All lots submitted must be new, original designs. There will be no 'flipping' of pre-made Maxis homes allowed, or use of downloaded homes.
3.) Pay attention to the requirements for each round as following specific directions counts!
4.) The first 20 Contestants only will be accepted into the Architect 2. Contestants will only be eliminated from this contest under 2 conditions:
-A.) They PM me or post in thread that they are choosing to leave the contest OR
-B.) Missing 2 consecutive Rounds of the contest is automatic elimination.
5.) The winner of the 'Architect 2' will be the contestant with the highest cumluative total score. (More about scoring/judging to be posted soon!)


CONTEST UPDATES & LATEST INFORMATION
For your convenience, all important information in thread will be linked here so it can be easily viewed! Look for this area of this post to be update often with the latest contest information.
GENERAL JUDGING INFORMATION (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1040289&postcount=9)
ROUND 2 INFORMATION (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1044955&postcount=24)
ROUND 1 RANKINGS/COMMENTS (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1047395&postcount=42)
ROUND 3 INFORMATION (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1049186&postcount=55)
:new: ROUND 2 RANKINGS/COMMENTS (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1050544&postcount=65)


The Rounds
This contest will have at least 4 Rounds, making the winner eligible for a 'star'. If all contestants are timely with their entries, we will perhaps have time to add a 5th Round as we did in 'The Architect'. As of now the Rounds will be as follows:

Round 1- Exotica
Round 2- On Golden Pond
Round 3- Haunted Mansion
Round 4- History Repeats Itself
(Current Round in progress will be highlighted in bold print.)


THE TIMELINE
Round 1- October 14- October 21
Round 2- October 22- October 28
Round 3- October 28 - November 2
Round 4- November 3 - November 10 @ 12:00pm EST
(Current round highlighted in bold print.)
Round 3 will be closed as soon as all contestants have posted their entry, OR by the deadline posted above- whichever comes first!

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Round 1- Exotica
Your client for Round 1 is Olivia Sinclair, a beautiful, outgoing recent college grad who loves anything to do with 'the islands' and anything tropical. Olivia works a lot at her new job, but has many friends and entertains often. Her dream is to one day retire to the Hawaiian Islands, but for now your challenge is to give her an exotic dream home in the suburbs. Your budget for this round is $16,220. Olivia has specific needs for her very first home, they are:

~ A lot size no greater than 2X2
~ A 1 or 2 story home of exotic/tropical design
~ A minimum of 1 Kitchen, 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom
~ A driveway (*See note below!)
~ Ready to move in condition: completed interior without furnishings. (**See note below!)
~ Completed exterior
~ Landscaping
(*NOTE: If you do not have NL, you may 'fake' the driveway using flooring materials. The specs on your drive should be 5X8 (5 squares wide by 8 squares long) to keep it within the size of the actual driveway. You must add $100 to the cost of your lot as if you were placing a real driveway. You will not be penalized by the judges for doing the driveway this way.)
(**NOTE: The definition of move-in condition means that there are counter-tops and a sink in the kitchen at minimum, basic lighting fixtures in all rooms (like ceiling lights), and a toilet, tub, shower, or tub/shower combo, sink and light fixture all bathrooms. It also means that all interior/exterior floors have been laid, interior/exterior walls painted, and all architectural details like doors, archways, windows, columns are completed/finished.)


Materials that need to be submitted for Round 1:
1.) Your name and the Round # in the subject bar of your post.
2.) 3 Photos of your completed design; 1 of the exterior from the front, 1 of the exterior from the rear, 1 overhead with roof removed so layout of rooms can be seen.
3.) A list of the names and dimensions of each interior room.
4.) The home's list of amenities.
5.) Total purchase cost of lot.


ROUND 1 DETAILS
You are allowed to use as much or as little custom content in the creation of your lot as you'd like. No foundations to be used in this round. Remember to keep your client and her needs in mind when you are designing! You may add more to the home than the basic requirements, but remember, you must stay on budget and the final cost of the home must meet or be under the client's budget!

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JUDGES
I will need 3 reliable volunteers that will be ready, willing and able to judge ALL rounds of this contest. If you are interested in filling a judges' or emergency judge slot, please PM your request. Requests posted in thread will be ignored. Thank you!

Official Judges
1.) coldfloral
2.) sawcat6
3.) breena
Emergency Judges
1.) pors
2.) MissTech


Prizes
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/flamingodrive.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/MissTech05/GothManor.jpg
All 5 remaining contestants will be able to choose from either of the above prizes for their participation and for sticking with this contest.
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'The Architect' History:
The Architect: Winner: Eedgan
2nd Place: i saw drones
3rd Place: sawcat6

beeps
14th Oct 2007, 8:32 PM
Contest Approved
Begins 10.14.07
Ends 11.14.07

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

REMEMBER that the Picture Posting Guidelines (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?t=41698) apply to the contest forum as well. If your pictures violate these rules, your pictures will be deleted and you will be alerted/warned.

MissTech
15th Oct 2007, 9:54 AM
CONTESTANTS

1.) Katt
Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1040158&postcount=7) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1048018&postcount=45) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1053206&postcount=79) / Dropped Out


2.) megativity13
Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1040578&postcount=10) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1045521&postcount=31) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1052893&postcount=77) / Dropped Out


3.) Girl4Sims2
Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1041901&postcount=11) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1049135&postcount=52) / Round 3 / Dropped Out


4.) I saw drones
Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1041971&postcount=12) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1046309&postcount=36) / Dropped Out


5.) TLAWBLIQUE360
Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1042792&postcount=15) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1047308&postcount=41) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1051213&postcount=71) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1059507&postcount=98)


6.) Hencing
Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1043683&postcount=19) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1049190&postcount=56) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1053252&postcount=80) / Dropped Out


7.) Pammibehave
Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1046394&postcount=37) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1049144&postcount=53) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1053128&postcount=78) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1058462&postcount=94)


8.) avexkoo
Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1046567&postcount=38) / Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1049159&postcount=54) / Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1052073&postcount=74) / Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1059726&postcount=99)

Lillubibi
15th Oct 2007, 5:11 PM
Is round 1. the application round ?

MissTech
15th Oct 2007, 9:48 PM
Is round 1. the application round ?

Technically yes, but there really is no 'application' to this contest as there are no eliminations from the contest.

megativity13
16th Oct 2007, 3:11 AM
if we do a 2 story building, should we include 4 pics (2 top down/without roof)?

kattenijin
16th Oct 2007, 8:55 AM
WOOT! Number ONE!!

"The Arborial"

This delightfull aere, nestled in the treetops is a hidden piece of serenity amidst the hecticness. (hmmm, is that a real word? :lol: )

Ever wondered how it would be like to live on tree-tops? If you think it's only monkey's business, you are mistaken. Welcome to "The Arborial", the latest addition in the world of adventure. As the name suggests, tree-houses are constructed on large trees in verdant tropical forests. Once on top, there is enough to feast the senses- bird's-eye views,soothing breezes, quiet nights, and the thrill of being on top of the world.

Tree-houses are made of ethnic, eco-friendly and locally available materials. Each is equipped with all modern facilities, such as full kitchens, running water, and flush toilets. There is also a sit-out where you can relax in the lap of nature. Indigenous techniques, skills, and experience of local craftsmen are use for the construction of these homes.

Whoever said that only babies are rocked to sleep may be proved wrong here. In the tree-house, get rocked by the wind playing in the trees, and sleep like a baby.

As the home is eco-friendly, water is taken from the nearby pond and filtered. The energy for this, and all other energy needs, is provided by solar receptors; cleverly disguised, and inter-woven with the palm-frond roof; keeping the natural look of the home. Avoidance of conventional power helps prevent air and noise polution. There is room in the yard to add a vedgitable garden and a few fruit trees, allowing for the preparation of organic meals.

Cost: $16,207 Simoleans :)

Sleeping area: 4x4
Bath: 3x3
Great Room: 7x8
Entry/Multi-Room: 6x6

Front:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Arborial_NewFront.jpg

Ok, I forgot the drive, so I fixed it as you can see in this pic, but I was too lazy to take all the rest; I'm soooooo bad! :lol:

First Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/ArborialFirst.jpg

Second Floor:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/ArborialSecond.jpg

Rear:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/ArborialRear.jpg

As it is difficult to see the interior top-down because of the tree placement, I offer this extra pic:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/ArborialFree.jpg

Home Features:

Double door entry with glass storm doors
Recessed lighting on dimmers throughout
Large windows to capture light and views, as the views from the bedroom were only of the street and nearby neighbours; slim, high windows were placed to allow light and breezes, while keeping privacy.
Kitchen has granite countertops, tile back-splash
Large terrace for entertaining
Hardwood floors throught most of house, ceramic tile in entry, and bath.
Gas heating,hot-water heater, and cooking

Walking distance to town center, with 3 food stores, many restraunts, Black Rock Center for the Arts, a variety of shopps, new public library, and Shady Grove Medical Center

MissTech
16th Oct 2007, 10:17 AM
if we do a 2 story building, should we include 4 pics (2 top down/without roof)?

Hey Meg- yes, that would be appropriate!

Alright! So far everyone involved is a returning contestant! Makes me :)

MissTech
16th Oct 2007, 1:32 PM
*** GENERAL JUDGING INFORMATION ***

Okay, so all of you have an idea on how this contest will work, here is the general information regarding judging criteria for this contest. Those of you who participated in the 1st Architect should remember this as not much has changed concerning judging.

Each contestant is assigned a 'Contestant Number' as they come into the contest, so if you are the first contestant to enter (Katt), your contestant number would be #1. Your Contestant Number will be used to identify you throughout the contest.

*For each round of competition in the contest, your entries will be given a numerical score of between 1 and 10 points in each of the following areas by each judge:
~DESIGN STATUS- Did the entry meet (or exceed) the requirements as posted for that round? Did the contestant follow rules for that round? Are the required elements (name, correct # of photos) all there?

~DESIGN ASTHETICS- Did the entry's design really catch your eye? Is it attractive, unique, pleasing both inside and out? Is the design of the building logical, functional?

This means the highest point total you could garner from an individual judge would be 20 points per Round. (A perfect score in any round would be 60 points; 20 points from each of the 3 judges.)

EXAMPLE:
Round 1

Contestant #1
Judge 1: 15 points
Judge 2: 14 points
Judge 3: 15 points
Round 1 Total Score: 44 points

Contestant #5
Judge 1: 13 points
Judge 2: 18 points
Judge 3: 14 points
Round 1 Total Score: 45 points

Contestant #12
Judge 1: 15 points
Judge 2: 17 points
Judge 3: 18 points
Round 1 Total Score: 50 points

Your numerical scores WILL NOT be posted each round, however, you will instead receive a RANKING after each round is judged based on the numerical points earned.

EXAMPLE:
Round 1
RANKINGS
1.) Contestant #12
2.) Contestant #5
3.) Contestant #1
and so forth.......

After the final Round of competition has been judged, everyone's numerical scores from all rounds will be posted, along with your final Ranking in the contest. (Contestants Ranking in spots 1, 2, & 3 will each receive a prize.)

EXAMPLE:

RANKING #8
Contestant #3
Round 1: 40 points
Round 2: 37 points
Round 3: 51 points
Round 4: 50 points
Round 5: 52 points
Total Contest Score: 230 points

The judges are welcomed and encouraged to make comments to all contestants with each round of judging, however, they are NOT required to do so. It is up to each judge whether or not they choose to make comments. If judges choose to make comments, they must make a comment for each contestant in that round and reserve their comments to be positive or constructive critisms only. Comments made by the judges will be posted for each contestant with the Rankings for each round.

Hope this helps some of you to understand how this contest will work!

megativity13
16th Oct 2007, 9:17 PM
Cozy Coastal Cottage
Lot Size 2x2
Total Purchase Cost $16,214


Front
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/Exotica_Front.jpg

Rear
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/Exotica_Rear.jpg

1st Floor Plan
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/Exotica_1stFP.jpg
Kitchen 5x6
Breezeway 2x3
Bath 3x4/5x4
Bedroom 4x4

2nd Floor Plan
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/Exotica_2ndFP.jpg
Living Area 5x6
Rear Deck 5x5

Amenities
This cozy home features a fully functional kitchen with counters, sink, stove and all major appliances. The breezeway connects the kitchen with the spacious full bath, all plumbing is included. Bedroom is accessible through the bathroom as well as through the rear yard. The front and rear yards are beautifully landscaped with the finest tropical flora available in Blue Water Village, the rear features a small pond shaded by a fallen palm.The generous 2nd story living area with large open deck is perfect for your entertaining needs.

Total Purchase Cost $16,214

Girl4Sims2
18th Oct 2007, 8:42 PM
It's so great to be back in the "Architect" contest!

Here's my simple but stylish abode, perfect for anyone with a tight budget. Roomy living rooms for entertaining, a large kitchen, and a majestic pond for those 'late-night meetings'!

Front
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_74226795.jpg

Back
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_b42267f1.jpg

1st Floor and dimensions
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_94226843.jpg

hall/livingroom (8x3) (5x4) (4x3)
kitchen 6x4 with oven and sink

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_94226872.jpg

living/sittingroom (5x4) (4X3) (5X3)
bath 3x3 with plumbing
bedroom 6x5


Features
lighting
driveway
2x2 lot
$16,218 :yippee:

i saw drones
18th Oct 2007, 10:31 PM
Woohoo!! yay for The Architect :D

Here's mine (click the images for the full size versions):

This house is perfect a single girl looking to live on the coast. Currently situated with a view of the bay on both sides, the low profile of this house is perfect for when the coastal winds pick up and it gets blustery. It is secure, light, airy and spacious, for the size and price. An added feature is that the ocean is right at your doorstep!

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/Floorplan_thumb.jpg (http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/Floorplan.jpg)

The floorplan shows that this property is basically one big long building, split into 3 areas - open plan living / kitchen & bath / sleeping. The open plan nature of this house is perfect for entertaining guests, and for relaxing!
The kitchen is small, but has everything you need, the bathroom features a shower over tub, toilet and sink. The bedroom is a very large double bed, with fabulous views over the coast.

The living and kitchen areas have separate courtyards, perfect for lounging in the sun or a bbq dinner on those long summer evenings.

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/Front_thumb.jpg (http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/Front.jpg)

The house is right up to the street, and takes up most of the lot - so there are no gardens to speak of - which means easy care, lets be honest! there are flower beds at the front, and bare ground at the rear for future planting.
There is a carport and driveway for your car. The street facing wall is also largly glass, but scaled down with the use of privacy windows.

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/back_thumb.jpg (http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/back.jpg)
At the back you can see the fenced courtyard and garden area, with the courtyards being partially sheltered, because the sun gets very hot sometimes! The entire ocean facing wall is glass, giving this relatively small property a much larger feel - indoor/outdoor flow, if you will ;)

Specs:
Lot size: 1x3
Living area: 8x5
Kitchen: 4x3
Bathroom: 2x3
Bedroom: 5x5

Price: $16,176 woohoo!

miniaussielover
19th Oct 2007, 3:22 AM
Oooh, I'd love to join this. :D

However, I don't use custom content- is that all right?

MissTech
19th Oct 2007, 10:07 AM
Oooh, I'd love to join this. :D

However, I don't use custom content- is that all right?

Using custom content is not a requirement, but an option, so yes it would be perfectly fine. (If you click my TSR link in my siggy, you will see a lot of those houses are Maxis content only!)


Girl4Sims2 & I saw drones- welcome back! Glad to have you both join again!

TLAWBLIQUE360
20th Oct 2007, 8:08 AM
TOTAL LOT PRICE - $15,568 simoleons
LOT SIZE - 2X2

FRONT
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/arc-rd11.jpg

BACK
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/arc-rd13.jpg

ARIAL 1ST FLOOR
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/arc-rd1.jpg

ARIAL 2ND FLOOR
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/arc-rd12.jpg

AMENITIES
All the rooms are lit with the standard ceiling light except for hallway which is lit with a wall light. There are three countertops, a sink and a fire alarm in the kitchen, and a toilet and shower in the bathroom.

DIMENSION
Kitchen-5x6
Dining Room-5x6
Living Room-7x8 plus 2x4 window nook
Bathroom-3x3
Bedroom-5x6 plus 3x2 window nook
Hallway-2x5

coldfloral_SC
21st Oct 2007, 2:29 AM
Yay! More entries! Keep 'em coming!

Denise06
21st Oct 2007, 3:24 AM
I just now seen this contest, I want to do it :) I am going to try and have my entry posted in time.

MissTech
21st Oct 2007, 1:01 PM
Only a few hours left to get those entries in! Come on people! :D

Hencing
21st Oct 2007, 4:31 PM
A compact yet comfortable home perfect for the modern woman. This house tries to emulate that sumptuous luxury you only find on a remote paradise island, those sort of vacations that you dream of. But you don't need to travel thousands of miles to find that paradise when you can have it all in one beautiful plot in the middle of suburbia.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/threequartviewnog.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/properfrontviewng.jpg

The living area is open plan so to create an enjoyable airy space. With the front and back boasting double doors, in the summer, these can be flung open to bring the outdoors in. There is a small closet between the bedroom and bathroom ideal for keeping the washing machine and other commodities hidden away. The bedroom gives plentiful room for a comfortable bed and having windows on two sides, light just floods in. The bathroom as well has ample space.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/zoombird.jpg

The back of the property gives way to a slight slope which in turn ends at the banks of a small lake that is just beyond the property boundary, but in the summer months this is perfect for a lazy afternoon of sunbathing.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/bigbackview.jpg

And all of this can be available for the reasonable price of $16,134


I do hope I've got this posted in time. :)

MissTech
21st Oct 2007, 7:40 PM
Going to extend the deadline for this round by a few hours in hopes of getting 4 more contestants to enter. Would like this contest to be 'star-worthy' for you guys, so that is why the goal to reach 10 contestants. Hopefully there are 4 more out there who would like to have some fun... :D

miniaussielover
21st Oct 2007, 11:47 PM
Can I join later, in the next round?
I'm quite busy installing custom content right now. :/

pammibehave
22nd Oct 2007, 12:50 AM
I would like to join the challenge but I just saw the thread today. I could have something posted by 11pm tomorrow, if you would be willing to wait for me!

MissTech
22nd Oct 2007, 11:13 AM
Okay, I for sure need to close this round and get moving on, however, since other people did express interest in joining, here is what I am going to do...
I am going to close this round, however, I am going to allow the first 4 new contestants to enter IF they can do both Rounds 1 & 2 in the time alloted for Round 2.

This way, those who still wanted to get in can, and hopefully we will end up with 10 contestants to make this a star contest for the winner.....

Look for Round 2 information to be posted shortly.......

MissTech
23rd Oct 2007, 12:59 PM
Round 2 Information

Round 2- On Golden Pond
Your next client is Mr. Don Fuerte, a real estate developer who has purchased a plot of land in which he hopes to create "Leisure Village", a community for senior citizens. First, he needs the seniors units designed. As seniors tend to live in couples or alone, these small homes need to be functional! There also needs to be 2 units (which can be identical, or slightly differ from each other) per plot of land. Each unit has to cost $7000 each, meaning the total budget you have for the 2 units is $14,000. The units need to have the following features:

~ A lot size no greater than 2X2
~ A 1 story efficency home of modern design
~ 2 seperate units on one lot
~ A minimum of 1 Kitchen, 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom in each unit
~ Furnished
~ Ready to move in condition: completed interior (**See note below!)
~ Completed exterior
~ Landscaping
(*NOTE: If you do not have NL, you may 'fake' the driveway using flooring materials. The specs on your drive should be 5X8 (5 squares wide by 8 squares long) to keep it within the size of the actual driveway. You must add $100 to the cost of your lot as if you were placing a real driveway. You will not be penalized by the judges for doing the driveway this way.)
(**NOTE: The definition of move-in condition means that there are counter-tops and a sink in the kitchen at minimum, basic lighting fixtures in all rooms (like ceiling lights), and a toilet, tub, shower, or tub/shower combo, sink and light fixture all bathrooms. It also means that all interior/exterior floors have been laid, interior/exterior walls painted, and all architectural details like doors, archways, windows, columns are completed/finished.)


Materials that need to be submitted for Round 2:
1.) Your name and the Round # in the subject bar of your post.
2.) 3 Photos of your completed design; 1 of the exterior from the front, 1 of the exterior from the rear, 1 overhead with roof removed so layout of rooms can be seen.
3.) A list of the names and dimensions of each interior room.
4.) The home's list of amenities.
5.) Total purchase cost of lot.


ROUND 2 DETAILS
You are allowed to use as much or as little custom content in the creation of your lot as you'd like. You may use foundations in this round. Remember to keep your client and her needs in mind when you are designing! You may add more to the home than the basic requirements, but remember, you must stay on budget and the final cost of the home must meet or be under the client's budget!

megativity13
23rd Oct 2007, 4:57 PM
quick question- a driveway is not on the list of requirements, but is a footnote for non-NL users- is a driveway required?

MissTech
23rd Oct 2007, 8:13 PM
quick question- a driveway is not on the list of requirements, but is a footnote for non-NL users- is a driveway required?


Nope, no driveway required. Just left the footnote there because the driveway will be back in subsequent rounds! :D

i saw drones
23rd Oct 2007, 9:31 PM
wowee that is a TIGHT budget!!
Looking forward to this round :D

TLAWBLIQUE360
23rd Oct 2007, 9:58 PM
Off to work. Gonna go find some nursing home-ish furnishings. Great idea. Tight budget indeed!

i saw drones
24th Oct 2007, 12:24 AM
dang is this even possible??? i'm at just over $13000 and i haven't even finished the wallpaper etc, let alone started FURNISHING it! ... :/

this is a challenge indeed.. poor oldies will have to live in a shack!

TLAWBLIQUE360
24th Oct 2007, 12:54 AM
lol, thats funny. Who knows what im gonna do.

megativity13
24th Oct 2007, 1:39 AM
Bonneville Bungalows
Lot Size 2x1
Total Purchase Cost $13,999

Front
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_S2C/OGP_Front.jpg
Rear
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_S2C/OGP_Rear.jpg
Floor Plan
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_S2C/OGP_FP.jpg

Entrance- 2x3
Living Area- 3x3x2
Kitchen-4x3
Bedroom-3x2
Bathroom-3x2+1

Amenities
These cozy cottages each feature a fully functional kitchen with counters, sink, stove and refrigerator and dining area with a table and 2 chairs. The compact living area is furnished with a love seat, end table, lamp, console table and television. The bedroom sleeps one and is furnished with a bed, end table and lamp. The bathroom includes all plumbing fixtures. This property also features moderate, yet lush landscaping.

MissTech
24th Oct 2007, 10:44 AM
Oh come one! You guys know I have to have one round with a next to impossible budget! LOL! It can be done though....! :D

Will be posting rankings/comments from Round 1 a bit later today. (For those who may enter after this, because those 4 slots are still open, your ranking will be added later.)

breena_SC
24th Oct 2007, 4:28 PM
My scores are in Good Work designers!!

avexkoo
24th Oct 2007, 6:26 PM
Hey I just noticed this contest today, can I still enter? I think I can complete two projects by 2nd round deadline. This looks like fun.

MissTech
24th Oct 2007, 6:29 PM
Hey I just noticed this contest today, can I still enter? I think I can complete two projects by 2nd round deadline. This looks like fun.


Sure you can still enter. Just make sure you post your rounds in 2 separate posts! :)

i saw drones
24th Oct 2007, 10:34 PM
well after many many tries at this, here we go! i made the mistake of starting on a 2x2 lot which costs an arm and a leg when you've only got $14k!
Here we go then:

I introduce to you the Newport Bay View Retirement flats.
For just under $7000 per flat, they provide a balance between luxury retirement and easy care, easy going beach life. THis single level house features large floor to ceiling windows in overlooking Newport Bay and beyond, a spacious open plan kitchenette/dining/living area, bedroom and fully tiled bathroom.
Furnishings and fittings are included.

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/Round2/back.jpg

It may not look like much at the back, but from the front it is clearly a lovely modern but cozy and easy care garden to spend your days.

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/Round2/front.jpg

The 2 flats are identical mirror images of each other, and the floorplan is logical to fit in with the requirements of our senior citizens.

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/Round2/aerial.jpg

Stuff:
Lot size: 1x2
Living/Dining/Kitchen: 4x6 (+4 for kitchen)
Bed: 3x3
Bath: 2x3

Bathroom includes shower, toilet & sink.
Living area includes love seat, chair, tv, plus the dining chairs & table.
Kitchen includes oven, fridge, sink and counters.
Bedroom has a bed and a bedside table.
All rooms are lit.

all for only $13,997 (WHEW!!!)

pammibehave
24th Oct 2007, 11:50 PM
Tropical Delight
Lot Size 2 X 2
Cost - $15,997

Tranquil home in a suburban setting. Home features Bamboo flooring in the Great Room and Bedroom; ceramic tile in the spacious Bathroom. Large front deck, ready for entertaining on warm summer nights. Equipped with basic anmenities; kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures.

Great Room - 14 X 16
Bedroom - 8 x 12
Bathroom - 8 x 10
Front Deck - 10 x 10

Front: (NL driveway; invisible custom content)
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/Tropical_1.jpg
Back:
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/Tropical_3.jpg
Floorplan:
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/Tropical2.jpg

Hope I did this correctly, my first entry!
Cheers
pb

avexkoo
25th Oct 2007, 5:58 AM
This tropical yet contemporary style house is ideal for a young active sim who is seeking the ultimate in comfort as well as leisure from their home, but still has features that take full advantage of the natural surroundings.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/1738367234_c19b86de9a_o.jpgAs you can see, the house is placed on a slight incline where the client will be able to enjoy unobstructed view of the ocean as well as the surrounding areas anywhere inside the house. The elevation of the ground evokes a sense of living on the coastal terrain of Hawaiian islands, a feature that the client was specifically looking for. The 2nd floor sun deck is a versatile area for many type of activities, whether it be parties, exercising, sun tanning, taking in the scenic views, barbeques, etc. And let's not forget about the pool, it's a great party element, and any active sim really shouldn't be without a home pool to fully enjoy an active social life.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2384/1738367572_482530d4e9_o.jpgThe back side of the house takes full advantage of the elevated ground to take the outside elements into the house with big windows. The window on the 2nd floor is the interior space for the stairs that leads to the 2nd floor sun deck, and while the space is limited, it can be used for a reading area, an interior extention of the observation deck for rainy days, and for sharing a private gossip with a sim.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2305/1737517189_1cf7adb208_o.jpgThe ground floorplan - The layout is traditional with a touch of contemporary style to complement the client's active lifestyle.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2333/1738368074_c540c843a9_o.jpgThe upper floorplan - This is an interior space for the stairs that leads upto the 2nd floor deck. The client can use this space as an extension of the deck for taking in the scenic views as well.

Lot Size: 2x2
Price: $16,199

Amenities: Paved driveway; In-ground pool; Upper floor sun deck; 1 Bedroom; 1 Bathroom with a sink, a toilet, and a shower; a Kitchen with pre-installed cabinets and sink; Lighting fixtures; Landscaping; Plants and a Coconut tree that needs minimal maintenance.

Room Dimensions: Living room 4x5, Kitchen 3x6, Bedroom 4x6, Bathroom 2x3, Upper floor sun deck 4x6, Pool area 6x8

MissTech
25th Oct 2007, 11:58 AM
Ok gang, I was going to post rankings yesterday, when I came on there was another new entry (yea!), so I asked the judges to take care of that one, so I could post for everyone at the same time. SO.... I come on this morning, and there is yet another new entry (yea again!), so I am going to ask the judges to please, again go back and score this entry as well before I post rankings for all.

Please bear with me as I know this is a kind of a strange beginning.... With hope, I will be able to post rankings for all later today.....

JUDGES: Please go back one more time and score the latest entry. Sorry! All entries are up to date with clickable links in post #3 in thread for your convenience.

TLAWBLIQUE360
25th Oct 2007, 7:54 PM
I dont mind, Im as excited as you are to see the new entries. Two more to go!
EDIT- Built my house and came out mid way to check the price, its already almost 17,000. This is so tough. The old folks are gonna be living in a box by the time im done.

TLAWBLIQUE360
26th Oct 2007, 5:26 AM
Welcome to Greenwood Cabins presented by Don Fuerte. These rustic homes and spacious gardens provide a unique senior community for the outgoing outdoorsman looking to slow down. Each unit is a cabin like structure with a full bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and deck area. The grounds are kept well groomed so the residents can enjoy alot of outdoor time. In addition there is ample space for residents to groom gardens of their own. There's no time like the present to perfect that green thumb! Each unit comes at the low price of $6985 with enough space in the bedroom for any extras you might have brought with you. Enjoy!

FRONT Click
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARC-RD2FX2.jpg (http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARC-RD2FX4.jpg)

BACK
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARC-RD2FX3.jpg

ARIAL - Click
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARC-RD2FX.jpg (http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARC-RD2FX1.jpg)

ADD'TNL SPECS
Total Cost-13,971
BEDROOM-3X4
LIVING/KITCHEN AREA-5X4
BATHROOM-3X2
DECK-5X2

MissTech
26th Oct 2007, 10:53 AM
ROUND 1 RANKINGS/COMMENTS

First let me thank all of you for being patient with this round. Its appreciated! Also, lets have a big round of applause for our judges who have been so fantastic and patient with judging this round!

If no more enter the contest by the end of round 2, then will have only 8 contestants... really wanted this contest to be worth a star for the winner, but there is a little time left.....

Let me also say to the contestants... last time this contest was run, a lot of people dropped out after they saw the first rounds rankings. I guess because they were at the bottom of the list and didnt realize that you could be ranked last in this round, and could kill in the next round and be ranked 1st. Just to reassure some contestants, so no one gets disheartened and drops out on us this time... there is only a 10 point difference in scores from rank 1 to rank 8 this round. That little amount could easily be made up in subsequent rounds....so dont give up if you are ranked on the bottom this time... that can change (as the others who did cycle 1 of this contest can tell you).

Okay, on with the show......


ROUND 1 RANKINGS

1.) Contestant #4
2.) Contestant #1
3.) Contestant #6
4.) Contestants #7 & 8
6.) Contestant #2
7.) Contestant #5
8.) Contestant #3


ROUND 1 COMMENTS
Contestant #1
~ Very nice tropical feel with the style and landscaping. The color themes on the interior and exterior complement each other well.
~ You started this off with a bang. Beautiful and creative all wrapped up in one package!
~ Very cute house, there's plenty of room for the client to entertain. My only two concern's are the tiki/tropical design might stand-out like a sore thumb in 'suburbia', and structure wise, where is the support for the long end of the second story? Is it the trees? Overall cute and cozy!


Contestant #2
~ Very original layout, but the bedroom access seems a bit awkward. Perhaps a walk or patio would make it stand out more.
~ Beautiful seaside home. I like how you incorporated an oriental feel within an exotic location. For me personally, I wouldn't want to walk through the bathroom to get to the bedroom.
~ I like the Asian influence in the design, the bridge is a cute detail, but where's the water underneath? The one thing that stood out negatively for me was that you have to travel through the bathroom or go outside to enter that back room. Good Job!


Contestant #3
~ The roof looks a bit messy with the different segments. Perhaps a different roofing color would take some of the attention away from the roof. Nice large rooms and nice amount of landscaping.
~ Nice home with a lot of space; I like the pond in the back. I think this home, while very attractive, has more of a conventional fee rather than the requested exotic/tropical design.
~ The layout is bright and open, which is ideal for entertaining. The water brings a bit of the tropic for the clients enjoyment. Nice job!


Contestant #4
~ Very stylish modern ranch house. Doesn't quite have very much of a tropical feel that the client prefers.
~ I really like the look of this house. It has a very coastal feel to it. The back of the house has wonderful windows to let in that gorgeous view. The landscaping is simple, but nice.
~ I like the use of the unusual windows which keeps this house from looking too conventional. I know the budget is tight but a little more landscaping would have been nice.
~ Small, but very cute and cozy. I like the openess of the kitchen and living area, again ideal for entertaining. I also like the fact that you design fits in 'suburbia' and with the natural stone and sand it fits the costal look as well. Good Job!


Contestant #5
~ It appears that you forgot the roof on the kitchen area. Nice large rooms. House doesn't give off a tropical, island feel that the client wanted though.
~ I like the use of the unusual windows which keeps this house from looking too conventional. I know the budget is tight but a little more landscaping would have been nice.
~ The house is a nice size and under budget...always a plus! The rooms are spacious, but the only draw-back for me is that the only bathroom is on the second level. Overall nice job!


Contestant #6
~ Great tropical, beach front feel. Has great curb appeal.
~ Very nice landscaping; it looks unstructured and tropical which is nice. I like the open flow to the house but it's hard to imagine where the living room would be.
~ Very small and quaint. I love the turqoise-colored windows, they add to the exotic theme and the layout works well for entertaining in a small area. The landscaping is on point! You gave the client a taste of paradise in 'suburbia'. Well done!


Contestant #7
~ Great job capturing a tropical feel. Love the pond nestled up to the porch. I don't quite like the only porch access (and house entry) being entirely opposite from the driveway --seems a little awkward.
~ Loved the front porch but maybe the steps should have been closer to the driveway. Very nice landscaping and roomy interior.
~ Very nice house, there's plenty of room for the client to entertain. The lanscape is nice. The only thing I would have like better were different windows, but overall nice job!


Contestant #8
~ Love the raised grade of the lot.
~ I thought your home was beautiful and unique and fit perfectly. Loved the upper terrace overlooking the pool. I would have added a hall door into the bathroom so guests would not have to go through the bedroom to access bathroom.
~ Very nice house. The upper level deck is nice for entertaining, and the pool area is a nice added touch. The only downfall is that the entrance to the bathroom is through the bedroom. Otherwise good job!

TLAWBLIQUE360
26th Oct 2007, 8:34 PM
I expected that! Cool comments except , there is a glass roof over the kitchen! I dont want my sims going, theres weather in my house! lol Anywhoo, congrats to the top scorers, it was well deserved.

Hencing
27th Oct 2007, 12:40 AM
Ooooh, well done everyone :) There are so many exciting designs.

I've nearly finished the current round, just need to go back and redo my photos though so it'll be here tomorrow probably.

kattenijin
27th Oct 2007, 3:21 AM
AARGH!!!!!! :lol:

What a P.I.T.A!

Anyhow, I went just a tad over budget, at 14,022; I suppose I could have removed a plant.

"Leisure Village" is an active adult community currently under construction. Nearby are beaches, golf clubs, shopping and dining.

Each cottage is a cosy 675 sq. feet., and contains a great room with kitchen, dining and living areas; a bathroom; and bedroom. Each kitchen is equipped with built-in refrigerator, stove and trash-compactor; stereo and tv are also included. Attention! Seniors, please note the double beds! :beer:

Community amenities will include a fitness center with swimming pool and exercise rooms, a beauty salon, library, lounge and community rooms, and a dining hall serving three meals a day. The monthly condominium fee will include use of the facilities, cleaning services, newspaper delivery, yard service, trash removal, liability insurance, electricity and water for all common areas and management fees.

Bedroom: 4x5
Bath: 2x3
Great Room: 7x7

Front:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/OFF.jpg

Rear:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/OFR.jpg

Aerial:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/OFTD.jpg

Free One:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/OFLR1.jpg

Free Two:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/OFLR2.jpg

kattenijin
27th Oct 2007, 4:08 AM
ROUND 1 RANKINGS/COMMENTS

ROUND 1 COMMENTS
Contestant #1
~ Very cute house, there's plenty of room for the client to entertain. My only two concern's are the tiki/tropical design might stand-out like a sore thumb in 'suburbia', and structure wise, where is the support for the long end of the second story? Is it the trees? Overall cute and cozy!


Yes, the support is the trees:

As the name suggests, tree-houses are constructed on large trees in verdant tropical forests. Once on top, there is enough to feast the senses- bird's-eye views,soothing breezes, quiet nights, and the thrill of being on top of the world.

And, this house isn't meant for "suburbia", it's meant for a much more refined breed! :howdy:

TLAWBLIQUE360
27th Oct 2007, 6:19 AM
I changed my entry above, hope thats ok! Thats officially my best. Good luck guys! It was a challenge!

i saw drones
28th Oct 2007, 12:34 AM
oh craps, i forgot free shots. i'll have them up this afternoon

megativity13
28th Oct 2007, 2:45 AM
they're not listed in the requirements for this round as far as I can tell.

Materials that need to be submitted for Round 2:
1.) Your name and the Round # in the subject bar of your post.
2.) 3 Photos of your completed design; 1 of the exterior from the front, 1 of the exterior from the rear, 1 overhead with roof removed so layout of rooms can be seen.
3.) A list of the names and dimensions of each interior room.
4.) The home's list of amenities.
5.) Total purchase cost of lot.

i saw drones
28th Oct 2007, 3:47 AM
heh yeah i saw that after i'd posted, but i'm sooo hungover and i couldn't be bothered editing, lol!

MissTech
28th Oct 2007, 12:47 PM
Ok everyone... its approximately 4 hours until Round 2 closes, and there are still 4 entries missing! Yikes!!!! So hurry and post!

Also, there are only 3 pictures required for this round, however, if you want to include an extra one or two to show off special hightlights of the house, that will be fine as well.... with so few contestants, it wont bog down the thread too much if there are extra pics. (Judges will be told not to deduct points if you have posted extra pics.)

Judges will be receiving their PMs for this round shortly, and look for the next Round's info to be posted early this afternoon!

Girl4Sims2
28th Oct 2007, 4:17 PM
Welcome to Leisure Village, where every home comes furnished; with a double bed, tv, couch, and more!

Front
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_54308fc3.jpg

Back
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_34308fcd.jpg

Arial
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_d4308f9a.jpg

Entry Way
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_d4308fe4.jpg

Living Room
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/OrlandoFreak12/snapshot_00000006_3430904a.jpg
$13,983
3x1 lot
double bed, kithen setting, couch, tv, chair, and bookshelf in each

Dimensions
*identical house dimensions but room dimensions vary*
House 1
kitchen 3x5
bedroom 4x3
bathroom 2x3
living room 6x4 and 3x2
House 2
bedroom 4x3
bathroom 3x2
kitchen 2x7
living room 1x3 and 7x4

pammibehave
28th Oct 2007, 4:30 PM
Modern, single bedroom homes designed for the active senior on the go. Enjoy the peace and security of small town living in a residence built near premiere shopping, dining, and recreational district.

Lot Size - 3 x 1
Cost - $13,990
Units include basic anemities and full bath.

Kitchen w/Dining - 6 x 10
Living Area - 9 x 9
Bedroom - 8 x 2
Full Bath - 4 x 6

Front:
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/OGP-Front.jpg
Back:
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/OGP-Back.jpg
Floorplan:
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/OGP-FloorPlan.jpg

This was a tough one!!!! Here goes!

avexkoo
28th Oct 2007, 4:55 PM
Lot size - 2x1
Price - $13,892
Amenities- Full bathroom with a sink, shower, and toilet; Kitchen with built in countertops, stove, and mini-fridge; light fixtures, two sofas and a coffee table; Living room skylight; Landscaping with a tree and flowerbeds.
Room dimensions - Living room/kitchen 17.5 squars; Bedroom 3x2; Bathroom 3x2-1; Balcony 1.5 squares; Patio/garden 8x3

This charming and modern condo units are ideal for the elders who want a unique and stylish place as a senior home instead of the dull, cheap looking ordinary ones. The floorbed on the sidses of the entrance way immediately gives a sense of welcoming anyone who visits these units with warmth and openness. Each unit is independently placed on top of the artificial lake by concrete foundation columns to support the structure for stability and security. The lake keeps the air fresh and moist for elders with arthritis and dry skin conditions. The exclusive feature of the this unit is the skylight in the living room that utilizes natural sunlight to the fullest and big windows on all sides to brighten the interior while saving on utility costs. This pair of units is perfect for staying close to the fellow retired friends and relatives.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2222/1790803129_7bbe58b9df_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2269/1790803385_77c7bc2e75_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/1791645476_6cf0bd2397_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2262/1790803845_2fcdfb6028_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2023/1791710196_f75bfd46e7_o.jpg

MissTech
28th Oct 2007, 5:55 PM
Round 3- Haunted Mansion

Your client for Round 3 is considered the epidomy of wealth and weirdness in Pleasantville... You've got it, none other than the Goth Family themselves. However, they have undergone some family changes. Poor Morty has passed on, and Alexander has entered University to start life anew. Cassandra being the heir and only one left, would like a new home to which she can of course, carry her old ghosts! She wants a home that screams haunted and Halloween year round. In her opinion, the more scary and intimidating the better. Of course there are certain amenities all homes need, even haunted ones. Cassandra's budget for this Round has been set at $176,318! The requirements for the new Goth home are as follows:

~ A medium or large lot of your choice
~ 3 stories of liveable space (building may be taller, but with no liveable space above floor 3).
~ A separate 2 car garage & driveway (*See note below)
~ Eat in kitchen and separate Formal Dining Room with fireplace
~ Formal Living Room with Fireplace
~ At least 3 full bathrooms (one for each floor)
~ 4 bedrooms
~ A Master bedroom suite with private full bath, fireplace, & balcony.
~ Rooftop observation Deck
~ A conservatory or a library
~ A game room
~ Finished decorative landscaping (including pathways, trees, bushes, etc.)
~ An on-site landscaped family cemetary
~ Ready to move in condition (**See note below)
~ ALL ROOMS FURNISHED AND DECORATED

(*NOTE: If you do not have NL, you may 'fake' the driveway using flooring materials. The specs on your drive should be 5X8 (5 squares wide by 8 squares long) to keep it within the size of the actual driveway. You must add $100 to the cost of your lot as if you were placing a real driveway. You will not be penalized by the judges for doing the driveway this way.)
(**NOTE: The definition of move-in condition means that there are counter-tops and a sink in the kitchen at minimum, basic lighting fixtures in all rooms (like ceiling lights), and a toilet, tub, shower, or tub/shower combo, sink and light fixture all bathrooms. It also means that all interior/exterior floors have been laid, interior/exterior walls painted, and all architectural details like doors, archways, windows, columns are completed/finished.)


Materials that need to be submitted for Round 3:
1.) Your name and the Round # in the subject bar of your post.
2.) 8 Photos of your completed design; 1 of the exterior from the front, 1 of the exterior from the rear, 1 overhead with roof removed so layout of rooms on each floor can be seen. 3 photos of your choice highlighting the special features of your design.
4.) A list of the names and dimensions of each interior room.
5.) The home's list of amenities.
6.) Total purchase cost of lot.


ROUND 3 DETAILS
You are allowed to use as much or as little custom content in the creation of your lot as you'd like. You may use foundations in this round. You may create a basement in this round. (A basement will not count as a liveable floor.) Remember to keep your client and her needs in mind when you are designing! You may add more to the home than the basic requirements, but remember, you must stay on budget and the final cost of the home must meet or be under the client's budget!

Hencing
28th Oct 2007, 5:58 PM
Does your current home feel like it's now too big because the children have left and are making their own lives? Do you want to spend more time enjoying leisurely pursuits now that you're at what they call, the best years of your life? Then we have the answer for the couple or individual looking to downsize and are looking for a fresh start in life.

These two small yet comfortable apartment-style homes come fully equipped for you to start your fabulous new life. A large and spacious bedroom accompanied with a beautiful en-suite bathroom, as well as ample room for entertaining and living the good life. Not only this, these properties also come with a lovely outdoor terrace, ideal for family occasions or just somewhere to relax in peace.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/snapshot_00000003_f430e035.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/snapshot_00000003_742d29b4.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/snapshot_00000003_3430dfdd-1.jpg

Dimensions

Kitchen - 3x4
Living/Dining Area - 5 x 5
Entry - 3 x 3
Bedroom - 4 x 5
Bathroom - 3 x 2

Total Cost - $13,709

Hencing
28th Oct 2007, 6:01 PM
Ooooh, Round 3 does look fun, I can't wait to get started on that and to see everyone else's designs

MissTech
28th Oct 2007, 6:09 PM
Okay everyone, Round 2 is officially closed and in judging now! As you can see, the information for Round 3 has already been posted. Happy building! See the tight budget last round is more than made up for in this one!

Unfortunately, we are at 8 contestants total, so this contest wont award a star to a very worth winner, and I am sorry for that. With hope though, you will all still enjoy the challenges yet ahead.

Good luck to all of you with Round 2 judging, and have a blast with Round 3!

i saw drones
28th Oct 2007, 9:27 PM
omg round three looks SO MUCH FUNN!!!

i saw drones
29th Oct 2007, 2:03 AM
I have a question
if the third floor is built into the roof, can we replace a 'rooftop observation deck' with a top floor or attic balcony thingy?
a observation deck to me means you'd need to have a flat roof, and i wasn't planning on having a flat roof...
hmm
i am having an idea as i type this... but i'm not sure if it will be ok..

MissTech
29th Oct 2007, 10:42 AM
I have a question
if the third floor is built into the roof, can we replace a 'rooftop observation deck' with a top floor or attic balcony thingy?
a observation deck to me means you'd need to have a flat roof, and i wasn't planning on having a flat roof...
hmm
i am having an idea as i type this... but i'm not sure if it will be ok..


Yes, that would be perfectly okay! :D

Just letting you guys know.... have 2 sets of scores back....

i saw drones
29th Oct 2007, 11:50 AM
lol i have another question
probably a bit late cos my house is almost finished, lol
but wwhen you say "~ A separate 2 car garage & driveway (*See note below)"
does it *have* to be separate, ie, detatched from the main house?

i'm expecting that yes it does and i think i might just cry a little hahah!

MissTech
29th Oct 2007, 12:30 PM
lol i have another question
probably a bit late cos my house is almost finished, lol
but wwhen you say "~ A separate 2 car garage & driveway (*See note below)"
does it *have* to be separate, ie, detatched from the main house?

i'm expecting that yes it does and i think i might just cry a little hahah!


yes, that is what it meant- the garage separated from the main house... If you did another way and dont want to redo, it would only be a small deduction in points. Otherwise, you do have until Friday if you want to redo... Sorry, am I not being clear enough in my instructions???

i saw drones
29th Oct 2007, 12:43 PM
no you are, i just need to read the instructions more thoroughly ;) hehe
i think i'll leave it as is, to separate it would spoil the look of the place.

MissTech
30th Oct 2007, 10:29 AM
ROUND 2 RANKINGS/COMMENTS

Okay everyone, outstanding job thus far on all your entries! Hope you are having fun with Round 3! (Just wait because there is more fun is store for Round 4!) It was very close on points again in this round! Anyway, on to what you all came to see!


RANKINGS
1.) Contestant #4
2.) Contestant #7
3.) Contestant #6
4.) Contestants #5 & 8
6.) Contestant #2
7.) Contestant #1
8.) Contestant #3


COMMENTS

Contestant #1
~ Very spacious, nice layout. Luv the added mailbox and the attention to detail with the furnishing. Nice Job!
~ I like the interior decorating, but I would have liked for the shape of the actual buildings to have been more interesting. Also, tsk tsk for going over budget!
~ The open layout of the great room makes the houses feel bigger. I'd like to see a little more privacy for the bedroom areas by adding a door for it.


Contestant #2
~ I like the modern style. The landscaping is very pretty, I only wish the bedrooms were big enough to at least fit a double bed. Good Job!
~ The roof slope could have worked, but I think the plainness of the stucco makes the roof come across as very harsh and unwelcoming. The interiors look very nice, and I like the plants outside.
~ Nice division of interior space. Nice amount of landscaping, although it would be nice to have some of the street side of the house to draw some attention to the houses.



Contestant #3
~ The layout is spacious. I would have liked to see more landscaping, (i.e. colorful flowers, etc.) and a few more windows in front would have brought in more natural light. Nice job!
~ The shape of the units are pretty plain; I would have liked to have seen something with more "ooomph." Also, the landscaping is minimal at best, so I would have liked to have seen much more flowers. I looks like you could have freed up more $$$ be reducing the size of the living rooms; they look large and empty.
~ The exterior appearance of the house is a bit ordinary looking, as in they look box like with nothing much to wow and draw interest. Nice sized living area, although it doesn't appear like there is room to move around the beds


Contestant #4
~ I like the design of this property. The layout is open and airy, I luv the vaulted ceilings, and the lanscaping is a nice touch. It would have been nice to have a double bed, but there is room for it if the client decided on one. Good Job!
~ What a great-looking building! The brick softens the angle of the roof and warms the building, so it doesn't look overly harsh or unwelcoming. I don't like how all the furniture is placed around the perimeter of the living/dining/kitchen, but that's just one of my personal peeves.
~ Great modern design. The open layout of the living area makes it seem larger. One, thing, is the chair in the one house blocking the door?


Contestant #5
~ The layout is cozy and functional. I like to small porch/deck area. The lanscape is nicely done, and the design is unique. The bedroom is big enough for a double bed if needed. Overall nice job!
~ I love the rustic/cabin look you went for, and all the green space and flowers. Inside looks ok, but I would have liked for dressers to be in the bedrooms.
~ Nice modern design with good sized rooms. Only drawback is the small amount of windows and the bathroom access being through the bedroom


Contestant #6
~ The layout is very spacious and flows well. I luv that they have a small private patio. The lanscape is nice, a few more trees and colorful flowers would have added a bit more ump to the property. Well done!
~ I love all the flowers and the patio areas. The building itself is cute, and I like how you conntected the units with the roof. My complaint about the interior is the fact that the only access into the bathroom is through the bedroom; that's not very guest-friendly.
~ Nice sized rooms, great landscaping. Love the private patios. Only drawback is the long section of connecting roof; it takes away a little of the independent cottage feel.


Contestant #7
~ Nice modern design, the layout is functional and cozy. The lanscape is beautiful and the water is a nice added feature. The kitchen is bright and good use of neutral decor. Again the bedroom is large enough to switch over to a double bed if desired. Good Job!
~ Cool-looking units! I love the landscaping and the central pond. Inside is nice. I like your use of half-walls. My one complaint is that I think you could have made the bedroom slightly smaller to make the living room larger.
~ Great house design and nice landscaping. Love the little pond in thee center courtyard. However the kitchens appear to be missing both the fridge and the stove, and there's no furniture to sit and eat


Contestant #8
~ Very unique design, but cozy and functional as well. I like the small patio area and the skylight. I'm respect the uniqueness of the design, but I'm not a big fan of the lake underneath, very creative though. Nice job!
~ I love the large skylights in each unit! I'm a little unsure about the water/lake to be honest. I don't want any of our elders falling in! The units themselves are a little too modern, I think. They come off as cold and kind-of-impersonal. Perhaps if you had used different exterior paint it would have worked better. Inside, my only complaint is the tiny bedrooms, which makes these units impractical for elder couples.
~ Great amount of light with all the windows and skylights. Very original design. The balconies are a nice touch but it would have been nice for them to be a tad bit bigger so they could be more functional.

i saw drones
30th Oct 2007, 12:06 PM
thanks for the lovely comments, judges :D
it must be so tough since everyones entries are sooo sweet :)


I'm gonna post my house in the morning, i finally finished it (it was a mission!) but here's a preview, yey!

http://sixty-ten.net/stuff/s2/TA2/Round3/Front_thumb.jpg

i'm so in love with this house :lovestruc

breena_SC
30th Oct 2007, 5:42 PM
~isdrones, holy moly! If this is just the preview...I can't wait too see the rest! Nice, nice, nice.

Great job on Round 2 everyone! :clap:

avexkoo
30th Oct 2007, 10:03 PM
I have a question regarding decorating for Round 3, how much should I concentrate on it? Because any house design won't look very haunted without the right deocrations, should I just go crazy? Or is the design element of the house itself still counts the most?

MissTech
31st Oct 2007, 12:01 AM
I have a question regarding decorating for Round 3, how much should I concentrate on it? Because any house design won't look very haunted without the right deocrations, should I just go crazy? Or is the design element of the house itself still counts the most?


Essentially, you want the decor to reflect an old home... drapes.... antiques... paintings... high back couches and chairs. You do not have to go full out on the decor, but you want enough there to evoke the idea of old.... and wealthy... The decor in this round should ADD to the design elements of the house... Hope that helps!

avexkoo
31st Oct 2007, 12:45 AM
Ok, I think I know what to do, but this one is going to be tough, I'm not familiar with old style homes haha.

TLAWBLIQUE360
31st Oct 2007, 7:56 AM
FRONT
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARCRD34.jpg

BACK
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARCRD36.jpg
Welcome to the new and improced Goth residence. The epidemy of opulence and original gothic presence of Pleasantview needed a new home and this one is definately the right choice. Coming in slightly under budget at 173,209 simoleons, this dark castle is the perfect fit. There is a curved driveway leading up to two garages on either side of the property with an arched entry way connecting it to the front door. After all, we wouldnt want to expose our client to the elements. There are large black windows housed by arched stone frames along the puter walls and several stone waterfalls in the front yard. One always wants to keep family nearby, dead or alive, so there is a cemetary out back. The house has three floors with an observatory with a top of the line telescope and hottub, for those slow nights, on the third floor. There are four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a game room, library/music room, kitchen, dining room,living room and lots of extra space on the third floor for precious art pieces the family might have acquired. The house is tastefully decorated in a gothic style with a few reds and modern pieces thrown in for Cassandra to enjoy. There are several sculptures and paintings scattered throughout the mansion which will surely become future goth heirloom pieces.

ARIAL 1ST FLOOR
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARCRD3.jpg
ARIAL 2ND FLOOR
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARCRD31.jpg
ARIAL 3RD FLOOR
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARCRD32.jpg

FREESHOTS
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARCRD33.jpg
Living area
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARCRD37.jpg
Driveway
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/ARCRD35.jpg
Backyard/cemetary

SPECS
IST FLOOR - Living room-5x5+2.5x2.5
Bath-3x2
Library/music room-5x4
Hallway-2x5
Foyer-4x5
Kitchen-4x6
Dining room-5x6
2ND FLOOR - Master bath-3x4
Master bedroom-4x3+4x4
Balcony-2x6
Bath1&2-4x2 each
Bedroom1&2-4x2 each
Hall-8x6
3RD FLOOR - Bath-5x2
Game area-3x3+2x1+4x4
Bedroom-3x4
Observation deck-8x4

i saw drones
1st Nov 2007, 12:06 AM
Well, I have some bad news - the hdd that i have my sims stuff installed on failed last night, and I have just too much on at work to spend some time reinstalling - let alone rebuilding my house ( :cry: ) so I'm having to pull out of the contest.

Really really sorry about it - i hope there will be an Architecht 3 - this is the greatest contest and always so much fun and challenging.

Good luck to everyone! I will of course be watching :D

- Sarah

MissTech
1st Nov 2007, 1:20 PM
Well, I have some bad news - the hdd that i have my sims stuff installed on failed last night, and I have just too much on at work to spend some time reinstalling - let alone rebuilding my house ( :cry: ) so I'm having to pull out of the contest.

Really really sorry about it - i hope there will be an Architecht 3 - this is the greatest contest and always so much fun and challenging.

Good luck to everyone! I will of course be watching :D

- Sarah

I am so sorry to hear that!!! That is such a shame! Hopefully you can get it fixed soon just so you can play! I am very sorry to see you go. :(

Thanks for the compliments on the contest. I am hoping to run a 3rd cycle of this, but I am not sure on the timing as we are coming into the Holidays...a busy time for most, and for me, well kind of a depressing time... Though doing a holiday themed house could be fun...

Was thinking about running another cycle of one of my other contests (Stages of Life), but think I may bring this one back again before that one.

avexkoo
1st Nov 2007, 4:45 PM
This is the mansion of your sim's dreams, it's huge, luxurious, and has the historical aspect that never goes out of style. Every inch of this estate screams high-class and quality, and any sim who would own this property makes it clear as to what their social and financial status in the neighborhood are. Every room in the mansion is oversized, and has extra features such as a game room and a library to keep your sims happy and occupied. This mansion comes with 4 large bedrooms with an attached bathroom for each, and 6 bathrooms total. The master bedroom also features a jacuzzi to relax your sim anytime. At a very reasonable price of 176,150 simoleons, this property won't be on the market for long because any rich sim would want it!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2408/1815090634_4fea984988_o.jpg
Front

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2200/1813351825_e11ec395a5_o.jpg
Back

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/1814195574_8591a9daae_o.jpg
1st floor

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/1813351937_fc55ea212c_o.jpg
2nd floor

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2415/1814195702_018a0a3200_o.jpg
3rd floor

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2136/1813352137_a71a54c7b7_o.jpg
The basement, can be used for a wine cellar, a vault room for storing treasures, a resting place for your dead ancestors, etc.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2293/1813352077_c727335b43_o.jpg
A closer view of the front entrance, decorations do come with the mansion.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2104/1811955167_f5b62c9df7_o.jpg
A view of the front entrance hallway.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2148/1811955353_201ebda0c4_o.jpg
A very extravagant dining room.

Extra bonus pic - Library (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2120/1811955243_cf93e24166_o.jpg)

Lot size: 4x3

Amenities: Living w/fireplace, furnishings, a big screen TV, and a half-bathroom; Dining room w/fireplace, furnishings, marble floor tiles, expensive light fixtures; Wood wall paneling entrance hallway w/interior columns, marble floor tiles w/carpeting, grandfather clock, decorations, expensive light fixtures; A full kitchen with furnished appliances and counter tops, eat-in feature with a dining table and chairs, plants, direct access to the back patio; A library stacked with book-cases, wood wall paneling, a study table w/chairs, a desk/w computer, three single couches for reading comfort; A game room with a pool table and a dart board; Four furnished bedrooms all have a full private bathroom attached except for one which has a shower and a toilet only; Each floor has a full bathroom access; The master suite features a jacuzzi room, a fireplace, a built-in closet space, furnished with a double-bed, desk w/computer, decorations, and a private balcony; Every bedroom has a balcony/terrace access; Two accessible dormers on the floor above 3rd floor and below the observation deck; The foundation-raised backyard patio with a fountain; Basement with light fixutres, stone flooring, and a casket-bed; Paved driveway with covered two-car garage w/light fixtures; A graveyard in the backyard w/gravestones; Landscaping; Light fixtures throughout the whole mansion.

Room dimensions: Living room 9x8, Dining room 8x7+12, Kitchen 6x5, Library 6x5+3, Foundation-raised backyard patio 9x6+10, Game room 6x6+1, Bedroom A (2nd fl.) 7x5+7(full bath 5x2-1), Bedroom B (2nd fl.) 10x5-1/2(full bath 4x2-1/2), Bedroom C (3rd fl.) 7x3+10(half bath 4 squares), Master suite (3rd fl.) 40 squares (full bath 3x3; jacuzzi 26 squares), 2nd floor terrace 42 squres, Balcony for Bedroom C 10 squares, Balcony for master suite 11 squares, Observation roof deck 7x5-4, Basement 10x7

Price: $176,150

Commentary: For this round I couldn't be as creative or unique in design element because well, it's hard enough finishing the house on time to begin with because of the sheer size, so it might not stand out as much in originality, but I did my best with the given budget so I hope this is what the judges were looking for.

kattenijin
2nd Nov 2007, 11:45 AM
OH F-ING H#LL!! I've been up all night working on this because I didn't have time during the week because of work, and as I'm saving before I take the pics, I get the saving screen and the little spinning hour glass... two minutes, five, ten, And I'm like WTF??? So I alt-tab to get to my desk-top, and there it is: "The application has crashed...." So, I re-start the game, and the f-ing lot wont load, and the game crashes each time I try. To say that I'm p-o'ed is a major understatement. Can I get an extension until, say, around 8pm tonight 11/2/07? I have the day off, but I need to get some sleep first. I'll check in around 1pm to check the response, I'm going to sleep!


And, just saw in another thread, Photobucket is down too! BLEH!
(yes, I checked, it's down for site maintenance)







GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MissTech
2nd Nov 2007, 12:58 PM
Oooh Katt, sorry to hear of your troubles! Extension granted!

Okay everyone, you have until 8pm EST today to post your entries.....

In the meantime, look for Round 4 to be posted sometime today!

megativity13
2nd Nov 2007, 6:04 PM
The Haunted Mansion
Lot size: 4x3
Lot Price $176, 318

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/GothManor_Front_Ext.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/GothManor_Rear-Ext.jpg
1st Floor Amenities
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/GothManor_1stFP.jpg
2 car garage (lengthwise, not widthwise)
Fenced/Gated Cemetery complete with headstones/fresh-ish graves and Mausoleum, landscaped exterior
Entrance w/sculptures, grandfather clock, seating area;
Formal Living room w/fireplace, furnishings and deco
Dining room w/fireplace, ample seating, bar, shelving & deco
Eat in Kitchen w/island seating, counters, all major appliances
Library with book nook, study area furnished w/ table & chairs, a desk/w computer
Full Bath w/all plumbing fixtures installed

2nd Floor Amenities
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/GothManor_2ndFP.jpg
Master Bedroom w/fireplace & seating area, dresser, bedside tables & bed
Master Bath w/all plumbing fixtures installed shower & bath
Small balcony unfurnished
A game room w/card table, dartboard and chess table
Family room w/comfortable furnishing, modest deco, widescreen tv and stereo

3rd Floor Amenities
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/GothManor_3rdFP.jpg
Four furnished bedrooms-2 single and 2 double
2 full baths w/all plumbing fixtures installed

Freeshots
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/GothManor_Freeshot1.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/GothManor_Freeshot2.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/GothManor_Freeshot3.jpg
Room dimensions:

First Floor-
Entry Hall- 10x5
Formal Living room- 6x7
Formal Dining room-2x4/6x8
Kitchen-4x9
Library- 4x4/6x3
Full Bath-4x3

2nd Floor-
Master Bedroom-8/9x3/4x5
Master Bath-4x5/3x3/2
Balcony-6x4
Family Room-6x6
Game room-6x3/3x3
Full Bath- 3x3

Third Floor-
Bedroom 2-6x5
Bedroom 3-6x5
Bedroom 4-5x5
Bedroom 5-5x5
Full Bath 1-3x5x2
Full Bath 2-3x5x2
Stairwell to Observation Deck- 2x5
Observation Deck- 5x3
some grid counts may be a little off as this lot wrought havoc with my graphics card and caused my grids to go wonky (http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/megativity13/The%20Architect_Cycle2/wonktastic_floorgrid.jpg)
not to mention frequent encounters with the BSOD and several crashes.

pammibehave
2nd Nov 2007, 11:51 PM
Lot Size 3 x 4
Cost - $148,033

Home features 5 full baths; large eat in kitchen with adjoining dining room. Library on main floor with gameroom and observation deck on the third. Family cemetary on premise or late night visits to deceased loved ones.

Room Dimensions:
1st Floor
Foyer - 4 x 4
Living Room - 12 x 14; features fireplace
Library - 8 x 12
Dining Room w/fireplace - 8 x 10
Kitchen w/dine area - 8 x 18
Full Bath - 6 x 6

2nd Floor
Master Bedroom wPrivate Bathroom - 10 x 10, bath 6 x 8
Bedroom1 - 6 x 8
Bedroom2 - 8 x 8
Bedroom3 - 10 x 8
Bath 1 - 6 x 6
Bath 2 6 x 4

3rd Floor
Game Room - 8 x 11
Bonus Room - 10 x 10
Bath - 2 x 4
Observation Deck - 6 x 8

Front:
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/HauntedHouse2.jpg
Back:
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/HauntedHouse3.jpg
First Floor
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/HauntedHouseFloor1.jpg
Second Floor
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/HauntedHouseFloor2.jpg
Third Floor
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/HauntedHouseFloor3.jpg

Apologize if the pictures aren't the best. I've been plagued with problems with my AC adapter for my laptop and visiting with out of town guests! After its all said and done, I think I left out a bedroom!!!!! SHOOT!!!


A Great Weekend to Everyone!!!!

Cheers
PB

kattenijin
3rd Nov 2007, 12:52 AM
Well, this is as far as I'm able to get in the time I've had; don't you just hate it when real life gets in the way?! :lol:

Currently the lot is valued at $127,404

Front:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Goth_Front.jpg

Rear:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Goth_Rear.jpg

Lot Overview:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Goth_Lot_TD.jpg

First Floor:

Kitchen: 5x6
Dining: 5x7
1/2 bath: 1x3
"Secret Room": 3ish by 4ish
Library: 6x6
Hall: 4x10
Living Room: 13x6

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Goth_First.jpg

Second Floor:

Bath: 3x3
Bed1: 4x5
Bed2: 5x6
Bed3: 5x6
Master Suite: Sitting Room: 5x6
Bed Room: 5x6
Bath: 4x4

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Goth_Second.jpg

Third Floor:

Bath: 2x4
Snack Kitchen: 3x3
Gameroom: 7x7

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Goth_Third.jpg

Hencing
3rd Nov 2007, 1:53 AM
Just in time I think, which is really lucky because I have been so busy this week, so I hope it's adequate. So anyways.....

.......

I dare you to go and knock on that mad old lady's house on Argyll Street, you know the one with all the willow trees. In fact, I double dare you. You have to ask if you can borrow some butter for a cake your mum's baking. Go on...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/front2.jpg

Do you dare enter the mad old lady's house on Argyll Street? Why on earth does she live in that creepy old manor house all on her own? Would you like to know?

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/front1.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/backview.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/terrace.jpg

I have dared to enter and this is what I found......

It's like going back one hundred years in time, to the Victorian age. It hasn't been decorated in decades, that's for sure. The parlour is massive and have more shades of chintz than you can imagine. The master bedroom is amazing, it has a huge fireplace with old oil lamps on the bedside tables.

I swear the place is haunted.....the top floor hasn't been touched in years.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/groundfloor.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/snapshot_00000003_d43792f3.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/hencing/2ndfloor.jpg

Dimensions

Ground Floor
Kitchen - 8 x 6
Dining Room - 7 x 6
Parlour - 7 x 6
Music Rooms - 4 x 5 / 6 x 7
Playroom - 3 x 5
Hallway - 5 x 12
Corridor - 2 x 6
Cloakroom/Powder Room - 3 x 5

First Floor
Master Bedroom - 6 x 10 x 4
Master Bathroom - 5 x 5
Bedroom One - 6 x 5
Bathroom One - 3 x 4
Library - 5 x 6
First Floor Landing - 6 x 8

Second Floor
Bedroom Two - 6 x 6
Bathroom Two - 4 x 4
Bedroom Three 5 x 5
Bathroom Three - 3 x 4
Games Room - 6 x 9
Roof Terrace - 7 x 6 x 3

Total Cost - $169,897

Hencing
3rd Nov 2007, 1:57 AM
I've realised my shots are really bad, I'm really sorry about that. I've had to reinstall in the past week because I was upgrading my computer on top of everything else I was doing, and totally forgot to adjust the settings. I can go back and redo them, but for now they will have to do since it's getting rather late now where I am and I'm so tired.

Girl4Sims2
3rd Nov 2007, 3:00 AM
Uhhgg, i'm sorry i had to pull out of this round. We had a blackout and a few other things that came up in RL so i couldn't get my entry in.

Would it be alright if i still did the next round?

MissTech
3rd Nov 2007, 12:10 PM
Okay everyone... hit a snag myself last night.... but anyway, round 3 is officially closed and in judging. Look for Round 4 information shortly!

Girl4Sims2- yes you may pick up again in Round 4. Sorry you were unable to make this round!

MissTech
4th Nov 2007, 10:32 AM
Round 4- History Repeats Itself

Your client for Round 4 is Catherine Crumplebottom, the granddaughter of pocketbook wielding Mrs. Crumplebottom. Catherine just inheirited a fortune and would like something very special. Catherine would like a recreation of a famous mansion or palace as her new home. Catherine has a budget of $350,000. There are no requirements she has other than the home being a duplicate of something grand. It must be a building structure, meaning no recreations of monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Piza, etc.(Buckingham Palace (http://www.travel-london.org/buckingham.htm), Windsor Castle (http://www.mapsofworld.com/travel-destinations/windsor-castle.html), Taj Mahal (http://www.funonthenet.in/content/view/232/31/), Winchester Mystery House (http://pics3.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles3730.jpg), The White House (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House) (Note: You do not have to use one of the examples listed, but you are welcome to. For more ideas on famous structures you can check [/URL] or [URL=http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=famous+castles]here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_famous_American_Houses).


Materials that need to be submitted for Round 4:
1.) Your name and the Round # in the subject bar of your post.
2.) A photo of the building you are recreating.
3.) 8-10 Photos of your completed design; 1 of the exterior from the front, 1 of the exterior from the rear, 1 overhead of each floor with roof removed so layout of rooms can be seen. Remaining photos are of your choice.
4.) A list of the names and dimensions of each interior room.
5.) The home's list of amenities.
6.) Total purchase cost of lot.

Round 4 entries need to be posted by Thursday, November 8th by 6:00pm EST.

avexkoo
4th Nov 2007, 2:33 PM
Oh goody, I always wanted to build a real-life structure, this is the perfect opportunity to actually do it instead of procrastinating about it.

Girl4Sims2
4th Nov 2007, 5:21 PM
Do the interior rooms have to be furnished?

MissTech
5th Nov 2007, 10:13 AM
Do the interior rooms have to be furnished?

Yes please. Sorry I forgot to mention that! :) Landscaping should be done too as it is in RL for whatever building you chose to recreate.

breena_SC
7th Nov 2007, 3:06 PM
Has anyone heard from MissTech?

TLAWBLIQUE360
8th Nov 2007, 12:52 AM
She was on earlier today. Im working on the white house or the taj mahal. STill not sure which one will be entry worthy.

ARE WE NOT GETTING SCORES FOR ROUND 3?

breena_SC
8th Nov 2007, 1:38 AM
That's what I was wondering...about the scores. I hope things are okay for her in RL.

TLAWBLIQUE360
8th Nov 2007, 1:41 AM
Yea, me too.

MissTech
8th Nov 2007, 11:22 AM
Hey everyone... No I didnt abandon you all. Had a few unpleasant RL things to deal with, but all is okay....

Here are the rankings/comments for Round 3.... Also, many entries for Round 4 are missing, so if you need an extension, let me know...(we probably wont have time for a round 5, but we can see...)


ROUND 3 RANKINGS
1.) Contestant #5
2.) Contestant #8
3.) Contestant #7
4.) Contestant #2
5.) Contestant #6
6.) Contestant #1


ROUND 3 COMMENTS
Contestant #1
~ I wish you'd had more time to finish, the layout of the house is nice. The family plots (cemetary) are missing as well.
~ In future rounds, please try to zoom in closer; it's hard to see some important details in the photos. But I like what you started with the house, so it's too bad you couldn't finish it.
~ Nice, original layout. Very nice curb appeal. Is that are the the left of the driveway a formal garden or a cemetery? Its hard to tell without any headstones.


Contestant #2
~This house is huge! I like the entrance, and the library. I like the decor, but the exterior walls and windows don't really work well together, but overall very nice work!
~ Good job. I like your landscaping and the terrain paints you used. the grand staircase is also a great touch. It does look like you ran out of money as you got to the third floor; it's not as decorated as the first, but overall, the house is great.
~ The mausoleum is a nice touch to the cemetery. The layout of the rooms is a bit awkward looking on the second and third floors. The exterior of the house is a bit boxy looking and could use a bit of landscaping at the front to provide more pop for the entrance.


Contestant #5
~ Your house definately looks spooky, but is well decorated. I like the spiral staircases, the only thing that I would have liked to see different is the plots (cemetary) placed a bit further from the house...but that's just my personal preference. Nice job!
~ I wish you zoomed in closer in your first floor shot. You've done a really good job with decorating the rooms; it doesn't look like you skimped out on any room in order to save some $$$, so kudos for that!
~ I like how you gave the cemetery a place of prominance in the backyard. Nice curb appeal. My big concern is the two small bathrooms on the second floor... it appears the sink is blocking the door to the area with the toilet and tub.


Contestant #6
~ This house isn't so creepy...I wouldn't trick or treat there though! I like the layout, and the use of the greystone exterior gives the place an old charm. Again I would have pushed those plots further away from the house, but nonetheless, good work!
~ I can't tell the rooms apart since your overhead shots are zoomed out so far!
~ It's hard to see any details in floorplan shots. Next time could you zoom in more please? It appears you have a 'bathroom' completely unfurnished on the third floor, and the one on the first floor isn't a full bathroom. The graveyard is a bit haphazard looking and gives the appearance of being an after thought.


Contestant #7
~ Now this is a creepy house if I've ever seen one! Nice layout and decor. The bare lanscape and the stone path is a nicely added touch. Good Job!
~ I love the look of your house! Great use of terrain paints.
~ Very nicely landscaped. It adds a lot to the haunted mansion feel of the house. the flow between the rooms is a little awkward on the first floor and to access that empty room on the third floor (looks like you have to go through the bathroom).


Contestant #8
~ Very large, very nice home. This house reeks 'old money'. Great layout and use of furniture and decor. The gargoyle staute and pumpkin are a nice added touch. I also like the distance of the family plots and the path leading to it. Nice job!
~ The interior is great, but I would've liked the exterior have been more "Goth." It's quite plain, to be honest.
~ Great us of a widows walk type observation deck however the way the roof is segmented in the front portion of the house gives an awkward and lopsided feel. One continuous section would make it more balanced. I don't like how the fireplaces are floating in the middle of some quite large rooms.


And one request from a judge: Everyone: Please, please, please zoom in as close as you can to the house for the overhead shots. You don't need to include the garage for the overhead shots. It's really hard to make sure you have all the necessary parts of the house when you're zoomed out far.

Hencing
8th Nov 2007, 12:28 PM
I'm really really sorry, but I'm going to have to pull out, RL is getting in the way so much and I just haven't had the time to squeeze Simming in as well. I'm upto my eyeballs in assignments and I've been down with the flu. I'm so sorry, I was really looking forward to this round as well, but alas some things are not meant to be. Good luck to everyone else though

So sorry
Hencing

pammibehave
8th Nov 2007, 5:40 PM
Governor’s Palace, Williamsburg, VA
Lot Size – 5 x 6
Cost - $263,594

Three floor Georgian home features third floor game room, formal gardens, swimming pool, maze, and river/lake. Fireplaces are situated in the parlor, den, dining room, and second floor bedrooms. A spiral staircase leads to the third floor game/entertainment room.

First Floor
Foyer – 6 x 10
Front Hall – 6 x 16
Side Entry – 6 x 6
½ Bath – 6 x 6
Parlor – 8 x 10
Den – 8 x 10
Kitchen – 10 x 16

Second Floor
Master Bedroom w/Private Bath – 10 x 10; 2 x 10
Bedroom 1 – 8 x 10
Bedroom 2 – 8 x 12
Full Bath – 6 x 8

Third Floor
Game / Entertainment Room – 10 x 14

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/GovernorsPalace.jpg

Front -
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/GP-Front.jpg
Back
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/GP-Back.jpg
First Floor-
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/GP-1stFloorFinal.jpg
Second Floor-
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/GP-2ndFloorFinal.jpg
Third Floor-
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/GP-3rdFloorFinal.jpg
Sideview 1
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/GPSide1.jpg
Front / Sideview 2
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/GPSide2.jpg
Poolview
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc167/pammibehave/GP-PoolView.jpg

Wasn't able to get any "great shots" of my interior. If you would like me to submit some, I will. I just can't seem to get the hangof the camera zoom/angles to get a worthy shot. I noticed that my rear shot is extremely small. I can resend another if needed. At work, won't make the 6pm deadline!

Cheers,
PB

TLAWBLIQUE360
8th Nov 2007, 5:51 PM
Sorry to see you go hencing and hope things get better. Thanks for the scores misstech and Pammi, awesome start. Ill be posting my taj mahal esq house later today.

MissTech
8th Nov 2007, 6:31 PM
Okay, sorry to see you go Hencing, and Girl4Sims2 as well. Well out of 8 contestants, that is 3 that have dropped out.

As well, I think a couple of you asked for an extension on this round as well, so in light of all this, ROUND 4 WILL BE THE FINAL ROUND for this contest. Since there is no star at stake anyway, and time is running a little short, best to end it here I think.

I will grant an extension of 2 days for the remaing 5 contestants to post or rework their final entry. Your Round 4 entry must now be posted by 12:00PM EST on Saturday, Nov. 10th.

Sorry about this contest going downhill. :(

pammibehave
8th Nov 2007, 10:05 PM
No worries! IT WAS FUN and I would certainly be game in the future!
Its been awhile since I created something that I thought someone else would see/enjoy. I used to be a realtor/house creator at Sim Dream Homes 2 several years ago. I forgot how much fun it is to be creative, challenged, and not to mention all the new build objects that can be used now.


Cheers to everyone!!!!
Pam

TLAWBLIQUE360
10th Nov 2007, 1:54 AM
Inspiration-The Taj Mahal
http://www.milesdoubleday.com/indiablog/img/taj%20mahal%20600.jpg

I realised how small it was a little too late but here it goes anyway.

FRONT
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/tajfront.jpg

BACK
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/tajback.jpg

ARIAL 1ST FLOOR
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/taj1stfloor.jpg
Kitchen and Dining room with a foyer and hallway plus ample deck space for recreational activities.

GROUNDS
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/taj1stfloorgrounds.jpg
A sauna and a spare pool room by a fully functional pool with stairs and water sprouts.

ARIAL 2ND FLOOR
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/taj2ndfloor.jpg
There is a bedroom, living room, bathroom and study.

ARIAL 3RD FLOOR
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/taj3rdfloor.jpg
There is a prayer/meditation room and an outdoor relaxation area

FREESHOTS
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/tajdinrm.jpg
Marble Dining room

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc50/tlawblique36/tajkitch.jpg
Marble kitchen

SPECS
$184,301

1ST FLOOR
Sauna room- 5x5
Spare room- 5x5
Pool- 4x11
Dining Room and Kitchen- 4x4 + 4x6 each
Foyer- 3x2
Hallway plus elevator- 7x4
Outlying columns (4)- 3x3 each

2ND FLOOR
Bedroom- 4x5
Bathroom and Study- 3x2 each
Living room- 6x7 approx.

3RD FLOOR
Prayer/meditation room- 4x5
Outdoor relaxation area- 4x8 + 2x4

Its been fun, maybe next time will be more successful. Count me In!

avexkoo
10th Nov 2007, 11:47 AM
Recreated structure: Château de Chambord, France
Lot size: 6x5
Price: 349,700 simoleons

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2405/1943910525_5f1141b374_o.jpg
Château de Chambord

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2352/1944750166_ccb364edfb_o.jpg
Front

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2147/1944751194_6a0d90e105_o.jpg
Back

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2135/1944750510_0c6607c2ae_o.jpg
1st Floor

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2288/1943908789_e196213904_o.jpg
2nd Floor

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2085/1943909087_72b366cbe9_o.jpg
3rd Floor

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/1944751448_d59293beb1_o.jpg
Free shot- 3rd floor family/game hall

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2195/1944751700_989ec6b3e1_o.jpg
Free shot- 2nd floor formal dining hall

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2013/1943910301_93cb5e3886_o.jpg
Free shot- 3rd floor suite quarters

Amenities: Two fully furnished eat-in kitchens w/fireplace (4 total kitchens), indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, formal dining hall, family/game hall, 6 reception/study rooms (3 furnished), 4 private living rooms (2 w/fireplace), 10 bedrooms(4 w/full private bath, 2 w/fireplace), 11 bathrooms (8 full, 1 shower & sink only, 1 toilet & sink only, 1 unfurnished), Private balconies, courtyard, roof deck, light fixtures on all rooms.

Room dimensions:
1st Floor - Entrance hall 19x19(approx.), Indoor swimming pool 18x5, Hallway 9x3(x2), Entrance hall bathroom 7x7(x2), Main kitchen 7x7(x2), Gym 9x5, Jacuzzi 9x5, Servants' living quarters 7x5(x2), Servants' kitchen 7x5(x2), Servants' toilet 7x7, Servants' shower room 8x5, Unfurnished bathroom 7x7, Utility/storage room 8x5(empty), Rear entrance hall 13x5, Courtyard 41x27-19x19(approx.)
2nd Floor - Formal dining hall 19x19-5x5, Dining hall bathroom 7x7(x2), Reception/study room 7x7(x2), Private living room 7x7(x2), Balcony 3x3(x2) Guest bedroom w/fireplace 7x5(x2), Private bathroom 9 squares(x2)
3rd Floor - Family/game hall 19x19(approx.), Reception/study room 7x7(x2), Hallway 9x3(x2), Private living room 7x7(x2), Master bedroom 7x5(x2), Private bathroom 9 squares(x2), Balcony 3x3(x2)
Roof/deck - Deck 19x18-7x4(x4), Spare bedroom 7x4(x4), Observation tower 4.5 squares

Commentary: And I thought the last round was tough! I'm exhausted...but I really enjoyed recreating this massive structure, it turned out to be not so easy to recreate an existing one than making an original one from scratch since I couldn't be as free in tweaking the design. I tried to be faithful to the exterior features as much as possible. The interior on the other hand, is all my design to make it playable in-game. It's a shame that the contest wasn't as successful and no star prize to be won, but I still wanted to do my best, and I really had fun, congratulations to the fellow contestants on job well done as well, see you next time!

megativity13
10th Nov 2007, 2:54 PM
It looks like I'm not going to make it this round. My game crashed twice yesterday while I was building. It crashed a third time while I was decorating, around 2am this morning. I just went back into game to finish decorating and take photos and the house is gone. There's no trace of it anywhere in my neighborhood. I really don't know what to do. :confused: *ETA* now my game is crashing while loading the neighborhood...

There's no way I can build it all over again in 2 hours.

I'm very sorry MissTech. Thank you for the contest- it was fun and challenging.

I'm sorry to everyone who participated. The entries so far look great! Good luck!

TLAWBLIQUE360
10th Nov 2007, 8:03 PM
Awesome castle avex! Wow!

avexkoo
11th Nov 2007, 12:14 AM
Thanks Tlawblique, it's a shame that so many had to drop out though, I hope the next contest is more successful!

MissTech
11th Nov 2007, 12:12 PM
Hey gang! Guess what?!?!? I broke a tooth yesterday! Yippee.... Anyway, that's why I wasnt on in the PM. Anyway, we lost another one... (Katt), so I think that's all she wrote. Will PM judges for final round. (Or if they see this, they know what to do and can do it anytime now.)

breena_SC
11th Nov 2007, 3:22 PM
My scores are in...Congrat's to the remaing three!

coldfloral_SC
12th Nov 2007, 4:05 AM
My scores are in!

MissTech
14th Nov 2007, 10:43 AM
Round 4 Rankings/Comments

Okay, here we go for next to the last time. Following this post, in a while, will be the final rankings post!

Round 4 Rankings
1.) Contestant #8
2.) Contestant #7
3.) Contestant #5


Comments

Contestant #5
~ The house looks more like a loose interpretation of the Taj Mahal than a duplicate as the client requested. Keeping the tomb's characteristing white marble exterior would have helped alot. The extra outbuildings make the main structure feel a bit crowded. Would have been nice to see the space in those added to the main structure and widened it to achieve the similar look as the original. Interior wise, I've concerns with the second floor. It appears that you can't get past the stairs to access the bedroom, and in turn go up the stairs to the third floor.
~ A great replica! The interior rooms look awkward, but I realize it's hard to build rooms in an oddly-shaped building!
~ WOW! You are indeed very talented, excellent job!

Contestant #7
~ A first impression is that the dormers are a bit overpowering on the outbuildings. Raising the pitch on the main roof of the out buildings and the main structure would lessen that impression and give a more true to life look. Its missing the chimeneys on the kitchen and other outbuildings at the front. Nice landscaping, but it would have been nice to have a bit more of the formal garden instead of a pool.
~ I really like this house, but I'm not sure what's going on with the quality of the overhead shots compared to those of the exterior...
~ Beautiful! Pics were a bit small and grainy, but stll a wonderful job!


Contestant #8
~ Very nicely recreated. Nice use of content to create the look of the towers, turrets and cuppolas.
~ What a huge building! I'm impressed as how well you've replicated the real thing. I would have liked the inner courtyard to have been landscaped, but I can understand that you would have run out of $$$ building that huge chateau!
~ Stunning! The details and effort put into this really comes through! Fantastic job!


Note from judge to all: I applaud the three of you for successfully completing this awesome and challenging contest...In my eyes all three of you are WINNERS! (not shouting, just excited)

MissTech
14th Nov 2007, 10:48 AM
Look for final rankings (the announcement of winner) shortly! Good Luck! :D

MissTech
14th Nov 2007, 2:43 PM
Here we go... Final Rankings and Scores!

FINAL RANKINGS


Rank 8- Contestant #3

Rank 7- Contestant #4

Rank 6- Contestant #1

Rank 5- Contestant #6

Rank 4- Contestant #2

:3rd Rank 3- Contestant #5

:2nd Rank 2- Contestant #7

:1st Winner- Contestant #8



SCORES
Contestant #1
Round 1- 54
Round 2- 48
Round 3- 40
Round 4- 0
Total Score= 142

Contestant #2
Round 1- 48
Round 2- 51
Round 3- 51
Round 4- 0
Total Score= 150

Contestant #3
Round 1- 45
Round 2- 44
Round 3- 0
Round 4- 0
Total Score= 89

Contestant #4
Round 1- 58
Round 2- 57
Round 3- 0
Round 4- 0
Total Score= 115

Contestant #5
Round 1- 47
Round 2- 52
Round 3- 56
Round 4- 51
Total Score= 206

Contestant #6
Round 1- 53
Round 2- 53
Round 3- 42
Round 4- 0
Total Score= 148

Contestant #7
Round 1- 51
Round 2- 55
Round 3- 54
Round 4- 53
Total Score= 213

Contestant #8
Round 1- 51
Round 2- 52
Round 3- 55
Round 4- 56
Total Score= 214

Congratulations! Sorry this contest went downhill though and that there is no star for our deserving winner. :( The top 3 contestants should PM their email address and which of the 2 prizes offered- post 1 in the thread- you would like as your prize. Thank you to everyone for their participation and thank you to an incredible panel of judges! :) Judges as your prize for this contest, you are welcome to chose one of the lots offered to the winners as your gift from me for your participation in this contest. If you would like one of the lots, then just PM me with your email address and which lot you would like.

THANK YOU AGAIN EVERYONE! :D

breena_SC
14th Nov 2007, 2:52 PM
Congrat's again to the top three and to the winner!

MissTech, it was a fun contest to watch and judge, and I hope there will be a cycle 3 soon :)

TLAWBLIQUE360
15th Nov 2007, 7:44 AM
congrats to the winner! I know that last one bombed but maybe next time!

megativity13
15th Nov 2007, 4:06 PM
congrats to the top 3!

Thanks again for the contest, MissTech.

i saw drones
16th Nov 2007, 2:17 AM
Congrats to the winners!
And thank you MissTech for a great contest :) I am sorry I couldn't continue, but i will keep my eyes open for the archictect 3! ;)