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kattenijin
2nd Apr 2008, 3:17 AM
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House of Ages Chatter (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?p=1178991#post1178991)

Description: When you went through the mail today, there was the following letter:

Dear Descendant,

It is finally time for me to move to a smaller abode, the family homestead is just too much for me these days. In order to decide who should inherit, I've decided on the following: I've always wanted a history of our home written down, along with appropriate photos. Whoever does the best job will take over the care of the home that has been in our family for 138 years.

Your loving Family Matriarch


Your job is to build and decorate the home and lot, as outlined in each round, also writing a short paragraph about the home and the family living in it. If you wish to write more you may.

For each round after the application I will give a list of additions/changes you may apply to that round. For round 2 I will give each contestant an individual objective to acomplish. Any structures other than the main house, and subsequent additions; can be moved/demolished in the next round(s). (Which means, if I allowed a 2x4 addition, and you add it on, it must remain for the rest of the contest; but if you have a barn in round one, and decide to place a garage instead in round three you can) Additions must be made to the "original" house, not to other additions.

Rules:

One entry per contestant
There will be no eliminations
Custom content is allowed
NO photoshoping, except for creating collage photos.
Be polite
Please have one "family heirloom" object. This object needs to be on the lot for each round. It does not, however, need to be in a prominent position.

Picture requirements for each round:
1)1 Overview of Exterior (entire lot)
2)2 Aerials, one of each floor, Interior (3 aerials if using basement, round 3 or later)
3)Up to 3 Photos, which can be collages; featuring interior, exterior and any other outbuildings or lot features; one of which should have the "heirloom"; for a total of up to 6, 7 after round 3 if using basement.

Rounds

Applications: 1870's, The Founding: April 20 to April 25

Round 1: 1900's, Electric lights!: 26 to May 1

Round 2: 1930's, The Great Depression: May 2 to May 7

Round 3: 1960's, Shagadellic Baby!: May 8 to May 13

Round 4: 1990's, The Home Today: May 14 to May 19
(I know it's 2008, work with me people! lol!)

If all contestants are timely with their entries we may have time for a Round 5, which in terms of completeness would be great, but I also thought it a little excessive. I tried to get it all into 4, but decided to just leave off #5.

If we have Round 5 it will be: 2020's, Restoration/Renovation, After Inheriting.

Judges:

Judge 1) dlisted
Judge 2) omgitsashley
Judge 3) annachibi

EJ 1) Pux-80's
EJ 2) Me

Scores will be based on:
1) Correctness of lot to time period (40%), 2) Storytelling (20%), 3) Beauty/Creativity (40%)

Prizes:
3rd place will receive 1 house of their choice, 2nd place 2 houses of choice, and 1st will receive all three. If anyone would like to furnish additional prizes please feel free.

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

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Front_3.jpg

If the winners do not have BV I will re-do the beach lot as non-BV.


Application Requirements:

1) Build and decorate home and lot:

Option One:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000063_b4e07f22.jpg

There are three elements: 7x7 on 2 stories, a 1x1 stoop that may be placed on any side of the 7x7 home for a secondary entrance, and an up to 7x3 porch along one side of the 7x7 home. You may use less than 7x3 for the porch, but it may only be on one side . I showed the porch using the deck foundation, but you may also use the standard foundation. You may use any roof style you wish, the porch can be roofed, but dosen't have to be. The front of the house may face any direction you choose.

For this round a cellar may NOT be liveable, but may be used for storage, root cellar, etc.
May be on any size lot.
You may add any NON-Living buildings you wish; ie: barn, outhouse, chicken coop, etc.
It is the 1870's! No electricity, no indoor plumbing!

Remember! Plan ahead, once you've built a room, it's size/location cannot change, except to divide a larger room into smaller spaces. The function of a room, however, may change. This means, for example, if you build a 3x3 room in the top left of the home it will still be a 3x3 room in the top left in the last round. When you first build it, it might be a bedroom, but in the last round it could be a bath or study. If you have a 7x4 room, it can later be subdivided into smaller rooms, say 3x4 and 4x4, or 2x4, 2x5 and 2x5, or whatever. After being subdivided, it must remain subdivided. In rounds 3 and 4 I will allow a total of 4 walls to be removed to re-combine spaces.

Also: You may build an urban lot, they do not have to be rural lots. The lot may start as rural and become urbanized in a later round.

Option Two:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000001_b4fd5c62.jpg

Instead of 7x7 on the second floor, you may use 7x4 on the upper floor, and the roof style shown. Everything else is the same as option one.

Option Three:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000001_34fd5fe9.jpg

Again, using 7x4 on the second floor, with the roof/porch as shown. The roof over the ground floor and porch is using "individualroofslopeangle" of 20. Everything else is as in option one.

2) Write a short paragraph about the home and family. Please mention in your paragraph what the heirloom object is.

Example: The child of German immigrants, Joseph Reinhardt married his wife, Anna Dumas - a child of Canadian immigrants, in Fond du Lac, WI on November 23, 1869. Joseph built this house near Anna's childhood home in Eden Township just in time for the birth of their first child George in the fall of 1870. By 1876, they had 4 children, two boys and two girls. The heirloom object is the porcelain pitcher and wash bowl, it was brought over by Joseph's grandparents and given to him by his mother on his wedding day.

The paragraph should be about the family living in the home in the time-period of the round not the family "currently" inheriting the home.



If there are any questions, please PM me.


I've also decided that EVERY contestant will get the following lot:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000075_34db41e2.jpg


Contestants:
1) GameShark Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1172699&postcount=8) MIA

2) Remyohmy Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1173256&postcount=11) MIA

3) Blake Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1173370&postcount=13) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1179108&postcount=117) Disqualified

4) Carolobrien Withdrawn Good Luck on your move :)

5) Iampinkstar Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1174309&postcount=19) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1178383&postcount=89) Round_2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1180554&postcount=131) MIA

6) CisteCaise Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1175100&postcount=30) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1178269&postcount=83) Round_2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1180440&postcount=128) Round_3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1183951&postcount=163) Round_4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1186960&postcount=184)

7) CiaoAlora Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1175414&postcount=39) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1176279&postcount=57) Round_2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1180585&postcount=133) Round_3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1183892&postcount=162) Round_4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1186838&postcount=181)

8) romyhorse Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1175521&postcount=42) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1177510&postcount=74) Round_2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1180556&postcount=132) Round_3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1183578&postcount=161) Round_4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1186868&postcount=182)

9) photo Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1175722&postcount=50) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1177343&postcount=73) Round_2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1181332&postcount=145) Round_3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1183975&postcount=164) Round_4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1187022&postcount=185)

10) gwennero Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1175911&postcount=51) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1178432&postcount=94)MIA

11) Selina012 Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1175931&postcount=52) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1176905&postcount=70) Round_2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1180519&postcount=130) MIA

12) I.nfectious Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1176414&postcount=61) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1177991&postcount=78) Round_2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1181002&postcount=142) Round 3: MIA

13) tawny Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1178378&postcount=87) Round_1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1178437&postcount=96) Withdrawn

beeps
20th Apr 2008, 3:39 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 4.19.08
Ends 5.19.08

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

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

kattenijin
20th Apr 2008, 8:29 AM
Hi! I've checked in! You can start submitting applications; or let me know if you would like to be a judge.

omgitsashley
20th Apr 2008, 5:54 PM
im hosting my own contest, but i have a lot of time on my hands so id like to be a judge :)

Game Shark
20th Apr 2008, 7:22 PM
Just a quick question. How many people are suppose to be able to live inside of the houses. I ask because I am doing the first option and can already see that things are going to be cramped.

annachibi
20th Apr 2008, 7:36 PM
I'll be a judge. ;)

kattenijin
20th Apr 2008, 10:04 PM
Just a quick question. How many people are suppose to be able to live inside of the houses. I ask because I am doing the first option and can already see that things are going to be cramped.

You can have as many or as few sims as you choose.

Game Shark
21st Apr 2008, 9:59 PM
O.K., I am almost done with my application. Here is a small preview:

http://img28.picoodle.com/img/img28/4/4/21/f_Agathascastm_f78f047.jpg

I know its not spectacular and you probably want an overhead shot, but its more to show you I am actually working on it.

I really like the idea of this contest My biggest trouble with this is making the kitchen. I cannot for the life of me think of how to make a hisorically accurate kitchen.

Ignore the rest of these pictures, I still have to organize them
http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/4/4/25/f_Apocolypse2m_4bfb723.jpg

http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/4/4/23/f_Apocolypse3m_62038ab.jpg

http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/4/4/22/f_Apocolypse4m_0832523.jpg

http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/4/4/25/f_1480m_cc58a2e.jpg

http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/4/4/29/f_Apocolypse5m_ca939c0.jpg

dlisted
22nd Apr 2008, 12:07 AM
Looks awesome game shark! Have you tried looking at the victorian themed kitchen sets like the one at 4esf or the booty? That might work.

Game Shark
22nd Apr 2008, 11:12 AM
O.K., done building. All I have to do are the free shots. Again, not very well done but I finished.

Remyohmy
22nd Apr 2008, 10:32 PM
The House
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/Postfanaticloser/ScreenShot082.jpg

First Floor
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/Postfanaticloser/ScreenShot080.jpg

Second Floor
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/Postfanaticloser/ScreenShot077.jpg

Collages
Bedroom and Parlor area
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/Postfanaticloser/ScreenShot084.jpg

Kitchen
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/Postfanaticloser/ScreenShot085.jpg

Entry and Living area
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/Postfanaticloser/ScreenShot087.jpg

Yard
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/Postfanaticloser/ScreenShot093.jpg



Ole and Britta Svenson built this house, overlooking Tybee River, in 1874. They built it before they had any children, when this small space was enough for the two of them. Britta loved to garden, and, when she wasn't in the kitchen cooking up one of her delicious recipes, you could always find her planting or picking some of her newest flower species. On the other side of things, Ole loved literature. He decided to build a room just for himself, where he could write and read as long as his heart desired. One summer evening, Britta saw a young couple rowing down the river. She was reminded of how precious love is, and was inspired to cross-stitch the scene. Seeing how touched Britta was, Ole decided to have the scape framed and hung. It's a picture and memory the family treasures very much.

*note* all of the lamps you may see are oil lamps and do not need electricity!

Game Shark
22nd Apr 2008, 11:56 PM
That is a fantastic house remy! Excellant job!

Blake_SC
23rd Apr 2008, 1:15 AM
Front (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/Front.jpg)
Upper Floor (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/FP1.jpg)
Bottom Floor (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/FP2.jpg)

And now for the other pictures:

The outhouse:
Outhouse (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/Outhouse.jpg)


The Woods out back, with Scorched Tree looming there too. xD
Forest (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/Forest.jpg)

And, the weird Heirloom, story below:
Heirloom (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/Heirloom.jpg)


This heirloom, passed down from the revolutionary war is in two pieces stabilizing the house. The historical significance of this heirloom is that its two of the planks that were stripped from George Washington's very boat after he crossed the Delaware River in the dead of night. This has much historical significance as well as lineage throughout the family, as it has been passed down from generation to generation from the reigning patriarchs of the household.

The Dobney family is a somewhat small and isolated family along the Chesapeake Bay. They live on a small acre of land with a low rising hill on it. This lot has significance because it was also home to the Scorched Tree, a landmark for people of the area, but we'll get to the Scorched Tree later on. ;)

Alice and Randy Dobney both settled in this humble abode a few years ago. The bedroom upstairs is the perfect size for them and the toys in the room next door to it are simply perfect for when young relatives come to town to visit. Down the nicely curved stairs, the living room is sparsely furnished as they spend most of their time outside amongst the trees and their special heirloom. The kitchen is small as well because they adore catching small animals in the forest and cooking them; little to no preparation involved. Alice and Randy are both down to earth people and they love nature so much that they wanted their house to blend in with it too.

:]

EDIT: Sorry that I had to link the pictures, the filesize was too large, and it'll take too long for me to go back and edit all 6 of them. ):
Don't worry, next round won't be like that. xD

annachibi
23rd Apr 2008, 3:18 AM
Whoa, great entries so far! :D This might be rough to judge. ;)

annachibi
23rd Apr 2008, 3:25 PM
If you all don't mind, I'm getting a head-start on my comments for you guys. ;) Don't worry, though. If you change your app, I'll change my comments.

iampinkstar_SC
23rd Apr 2008, 4:05 PM
Im a little confused?
Are we allowed a basement in this app round or not? I see entries with them and entries without?
Also if there is no indoor plumping in the 1870s then we don't need a bathroom but then do we have to assign space for one in this round and say use it as a study or something?

kattenijin
23rd Apr 2008, 6:37 PM
Questions:
Im a little confused?
Are we allowed a basement in this app round or not? I see entries with them and entries without?
Also if there is no indoor plumping in the 1870s then we don't need a bathroom but then do we have to assign space for one in this round and say use it as a study or something?

Answers:
1)For this round a cellar may NOT be liveable, but may be used for storage, root cellar, etc.

2)Remember! Plan ahead, once you've built a room, it's size/location cannot change, except to divide a larger room into smaller spaces. The function of a room, however, may change. This means, for example, if you build a 3x3 room in the top left of the home it will still be a 3x3 room in the top left in the last round. When you first build it, it might be a bedroom, but in the last round it could be a bath or study. If you have a 7x4 room, it can later be subdivided into smaller rooms, say 3x4 and 4x4, or 2x4, 2x5 and 2x5, or whatever. After being subdivided, it must remain subdivided. In rounds 3 and 4 I will allow a total of 4 walls to be removed to re-combine spaces.

I.nfectious_SC
23rd Apr 2008, 6:47 PM
Im a little confused?
Are we allowed a basement in this app round or not? I see entries with them and entries without?
Also if there is no indoor plumping in the 1870s then we don't need a bathroom but then do we have to assign space for one in this round and say use it as a study or something?

As far as I can read, it's up to you whether or not you include a basement in the application round but if you do you can't have it as a living space, only a storage space.

and for your second question

Remember! Plan ahead, once you've built a room, it's size/location cannot change, except to divide a larger room into smaller spaces. The function of a room, however, may change. This means, for example, if you build a 3x3 room in the top left of the home it will still be a 3x3 room in the top left in the last round. When you first build it, it might be a bedroom, but in the last round it could be a bath or study. If you have a 7x4 room, it can later be subdivided into smaller rooms, say 3x4 and 4x4, or 2x4, 2x5 and 2x5, or whatever. After being subdivided, it must remain subdivided. In rounds 3 and 4 I will allow a total of 4 walls to be removed to re-combine spaces.


EDIT: oops kattenijin beat me to it :)

Also... I've noticed a few people haven't stuck exactly to the plan options, I'm considering joining this contest but i'm a little confused about the three options. If I join can I post a picture of my house plan before i start decorating, just to make sure it's within the rules?

iampinkstar_SC
24th Apr 2008, 4:42 PM
Family History
Richard and Elizabeth Rothman have lived in this house since their wedding day 8 years ago, they hoped for many children but at present only have one, a daughter Victoria. Elizabeth is with child and so soon there will be two children to continue the line and hopefully a son to continue the family name and whom will inherit the house. Richard works as a scribe to the local landowners and while he is educated a scribe is a the lowest paid officeman. He hopes to be able to send his son away to school to become a tradesman, a lawyer or an perhaps an officer like his grandfather was before him. The house they live in belonged to Richard's grandfather before he passed away, it stood empty for four years before he and his wife moved in, They were keen to restore live and love into the home. Richard's grandfather, founder of the Rothman legacy had a globe, it has been passed down through Richard's father and now belongs to him, it stands pride of place in the family's front palour.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_9526982d.jpg
External shot

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_952697a9.jpg
external shot 2


http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_15269711.jpg
The groundfloor plan

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_95269715.jpg
The firstfloor plan

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_f52696ab.jpg
The front parlour - including globe heirlome

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_f52696e6.jpg
kitchen / dining space

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_75269734.jpg
informal study / sitting room

annachibi
24th Apr 2008, 6:35 PM
Looks good so far, iampinkstar. Glad to see you in this contest! :D

carolobrien
25th Apr 2008, 12:20 AM
Katt I am so sorry but I have to withdraw from this contest before it has even started. I am moving house and the date came round quicker than expected. The phone company is messing about and i will be without internet connection for 2 weeks.

This is a really fun contest and I wish all entrants good luck and loads of fun.

Sorry Katt xx

annachibi
25th Apr 2008, 12:47 AM
Aww, that's okay, carol. Good luck with the move! :D

photo
25th Apr 2008, 1:14 AM
This looks like fun... Do the apps end tomarrow? What time? Can we use CC?

kattenijin
25th Apr 2008, 2:25 AM
Katt I am so sorry but I have to withdraw from this contest before it has even started. I am moving house and the date came round quicker than expected. The phone company is messing about and i will be without internet connection for 2 weeks.

This is a really fun contest and I wish all entrants good luck and loads of fun.

Sorry Katt xx
S'Ok Infi :) I still have more contests coming, I'm sure I'll see you then, eithere here or Simvention; don't I still owe you a prize for there anyway??

annachibi
25th Apr 2008, 2:38 AM
Yes photo, you can use CC. And considering we only have a few contestants, I think Katt will probably be extending the applications.

kattenijin
25th Apr 2008, 2:50 AM
Yes photo, you can use CC. And considering we only have a few contestants, I think Katt will probably be extending the applications.

Actually, considering that out of 5 apps, one has already dropped out, and two would be disqualified if they aren't fixed in time, that would only be three apps if photo enters, and two if she dosen't; I'm going to close the contest rather than extend apps as I just don't feel there is enough interest.

iampinkstar_SC
25th Apr 2008, 2:52 PM
fix stuff?
Do i need to fix anything?
I made some changes to my house which I was going to post but then read that you might be closing the contest??

annachibi
25th Apr 2008, 8:26 PM
*sigh* All right. Why don't more people on S2C like to do contests? It's weird...

mayakii
25th Apr 2008, 8:56 PM
This contest needs to be featured. I've never seen anything like it. ._. I hope you get a lot of applications because if I could build a house I'd enter.

CisteCaise
25th Apr 2008, 9:51 PM
Oh, please don't close the contest! I would have posted an entry sooner, it's just that I *just* finished Finals Week at school and it honestly consumed all my time until now. Here's my entry, just in case this contest doesn't get closed (and I certainly hope that it doesn't! It looks like oodles of fun!).

History
Herbert Delapore, the retired captain of the commercial whaling ship Polaris, built this house for his beloved wife Asenath and their two daughters Josanna & Lavinia in 1872 outside of the town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts. The Delapores were a family of whalers and fishermen, until Herbert retired upon the birth of his second daughter Lavinia, who was a sickly child.

Herbert's father, also a whaling ship captain, fashioned a model ship out of scrimshaw for his son; this precious trinket has been passed down through the family for generations. Herbert proudly displayed the ship on his desk.

House Overview
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1870house_overview.jpg

Exterior Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1870house_exteriorcollage.jpg

First Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1870house_downstairs.jpg

First Floor Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1870house_firstfloorcollage.jpg

Second Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1870house_upstairs.jpg

Second Floor Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1870house_upstairscollage.jpg

CiaoAlora
25th Apr 2008, 10:47 PM
This looks like a great contest, but I see that applications end today? Is there any chance you will extend them as I would like to join.

photo
25th Apr 2008, 11:09 PM
I'm working on my entry as I speak. Just installing Kitchen & Bath stuff... :) I will have it in by tonight.

kattenijin
25th Apr 2008, 11:55 PM
This looks like a great contest, but I see that applications end today? Is there any chance you will extend them as I would like to join.

Actually, considering that out of 5 apps, one has already dropped out, and two would be disqualified if they aren't fixed in time, that would only be three apps if photo enters, and two if she dosen't; I'm going to close the contest rather than extend apps as I just don't feel there is enough interest.

Ok, here's the deal; NEW apps will be accepted through round one. Current apps posted before 11:59pm GMT-5 tonight that don't fulfill the requirements will be disqualified. If any of the new apps posted through round one do not fulfill the requirements, they will also be disqualified. I feel I have already alerted contestants that need to make changes. If you are un-sure, pm me; I'll be checking my pm's untill 11pm GMT-5 tonight. That will give you at least an hour before the round closes to fix your app if necessary.

CiaoAlora
25th Apr 2008, 11:57 PM
Ok, I'm working on mine now, probably won't finish untill tommorrow though...

Game Shark
26th Apr 2008, 12:54 AM
Now taking my free pictures. My application shall be done soon.

annachibi
26th Apr 2008, 3:33 AM
Oh, I'm glad you decided not to close it! :D Yay!!

photo
26th Apr 2008, 4:20 AM
i WILL have an entry in tomarrow... I can't get the kitchen to look right and I don't have time tonight to hunt for an icebox... I do love being Target's redheaded step child :D :rofl:

kattenijin
26th Apr 2008, 4:57 AM
I'm sorry to announce that due to incomplete aplications the following contestants have been disqualified: Game_Shark and iampinkstar.


Lights! Camera! Action!...Well, ok, Lights!

I'm pushing this a bit here, as most electric items were only for the rich in the early 1900's, but I wanted the Great Depression to be its own story. So, that noted, lights, a radio, percolator, etc. are ok; things like dishwashers, televisions, trash compactors, not ok. Refrigerators/stoves? Well, how rich is your sim family? They ran about $900 in those days, more than some cars! (Remember to check if an item has been invented yet!)

You may use the following additions to the 7x7 main house:

1) a 7x3 addition on the first/ground floor .
2) a 5x3 addition on the first/ground floor .
3) up to 3x5 porch, which may be attached/added to original, but may be seperate too.

oops!!!! I made a mistake!!!
4) if you did the split 2nd floor, you MUST expand into the entire 7x7 space. is part of Round 3 not round one!!! Darn notes! I repeat: You do NOT need to do this for this round!

The 5x3 addition and the 7x3 addition may not touch, and must be made to the 7x7 house. In other words, you can't have the 5x3 added to the 7x3 or vice versa.

You may add/change outbuildings as necessary.

You may add one indoor bathroom.

You may also change the size/locale(not location!) of the lot. Did your family sell off some land or split it between inheritances; or were they prosperous and managed to aquire more? Are you still out in the rural areas, or has urban sprawl reached you?

The home should also be passed on to the "next generation". Even though mom and dad aren't old exactly, they "ain't as spry as I used to be".

Picture requirements for each round:
1)1 Overview of Exterior (entire lot)
2)2 Aerials, one of each floor, Interior (3 aerials if using basement, round 3 or later)
3)Up to 3 Photos, which can be collages; featuring interior, exterior and any other outbuildings or lot features; one of which should have the "heirloom"; for a total of up to 6, 7 after round 3 if using basement.

P.S. Don't forget your story :)

CiaoAlora
26th Apr 2008, 8:56 AM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Homestead.jpg

Main Floor Plan:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/MainFloorplan-1.jpg

Upper Floor Plan:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Upperplanview.jpg

Collages:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/MainFloorCollage.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Collage2.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Collage3.jpg


Family Notes:
Jemma Peters, the unmarried daughter of the local blacksmith in the small village of Green Valley, was given a home (by her father) upon her twenty-sixth birthday. Her parents thought that the only way to get her wed was to bribe some poor lonely man into it with new home that happened to come with a bride. To her parents delight, she married Jules Cameron after just two months from the time she moved into the house. As a wedding gift, her parents gave her a very finely crafted grandfather clock. Jemma proudly displayed the impressive clock in the small dining room. Over the years, Jemma and Jules celebrated the births of three healthy children, all of which were girls.

Remyohmy
26th Apr 2008, 1:24 PM
that house is so cute CiaoAlora! I kind of want to live there ;]

Round one sounds cool.
So we can add all of those additions if we want to? Are they all required?

kattenijin
26th Apr 2008, 2:34 PM
that house is so cute CiaoAlora! I kind of want to live there ;]

Round one sounds cool.
So we can add all of those additions if we want to? Are they all required?

Yes, you may add all of the additions; they are not all required.

romyhorse
26th Apr 2008, 3:18 PM
Overview

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/h1.jpg

Ground Floor Overhead

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/h2.jpg

First Floor Overhead

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/h3.jpg

Inside

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/h4.jpg

Outside

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/h6.jpg

Hamish MacKilligan parents emigrated to America during the Highland Potato Famine. Now that they have retired and moved closer to the town, their small farmhouse has passed to Hamish and his wife, Irene. They also gifted them the family heirloom, a Welsh dresser, which is the only possession left from their time in Scotland. The small croft produces fruit and vegetables, and there is a well on site. Cooking is done over the fire in the kitchen and there are fireplaces in all the main rooms to provide warmth in winter.

CiaoAlora
26th Apr 2008, 5:21 PM
What are the picture requirements for round one?

duderocks
26th Apr 2008, 5:28 PM
Wow! What a cool contest (and great apps). I suck at building, so I'm just going to watch at the sidelines. :D

kattenijin
26th Apr 2008, 5:29 PM
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000063_b4e71bc9.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000063_f4e71c06.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000063_54e71bf5.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000063_f4e71be0.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000075_14d8e8dd.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000075_94f85d30.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000075_f4f85d71.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000075_74f85d86.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Front_3.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Lower_3.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Main_3.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Top_3.jpg

kattenijin
26th Apr 2008, 5:34 PM
What are the picture requirements for round one?

The pic requirements are the same as the app, they will be the same for each round. I added the quote to the round info too.

Picture requirements for each round:
1)1 Overview of Exterior (entire lot)
2)2 Aerials, one of each floor, Interior (3 aerials if using basement, round 3 or later)
3)Up to 3 Photos, which can be collages; featuring interior, exterior and any other outbuildings or lot features; one of which should have the "heirloom"; for a total of up to 6, 7 after round 3 if using basement.

CisteCaise
26th Apr 2008, 7:12 PM
Quick question, are we allowed to expand in the area around the stoop? If so, does the stoop also get moved outward?

kattenijin
26th Apr 2008, 7:35 PM
Quick question, are we allowed to expand in the area around the stoop? If so, does the stoop also get moved outward?

You may expand in any direction. You may move the stoop.

annachibi
26th Apr 2008, 8:08 PM
Phew, this judging is going to be tough! :D

photo
26th Apr 2008, 11:49 PM
Front of House:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-One-Front.jpg

Downstairs Layout:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-One-Downstairs.jpg

Upstairs Layout:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-One-Upstairs.jpg

Collage:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-One-Collage.jpg

Master Bedroom:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-One-Master.jpg

Study:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-One-Study.jpg

Overview:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-One-Overhead.jpg

Albert Bryson built this house with his own two hands and two nails, or so he always said. He did build this house and along with his wife, Dolores, he farms it as well. The land was given to them as a wedding gift from his father. As well traveled as they are rich in resources, Albert and Dolores postponed their honeymoon till after they were finished with their home, so their yearlong trip to Europe and the Far East was all the more exciting as she got to pick out furniture and such from all the greatest makers in the world. Their most prized possession is from just this trip a sake set from Japan, where they spent three months. The sake set is displayed proudly in Albert's study. They welcomed their first child, Lily, two months after their return.

*Excuse the pause line around the first picture :)*

Gwennero
27th Apr 2008, 9:32 AM
The Story:
Edward Gardiner has been farming his homestead for the last 3 years, living alone in a log cabin with his two dogs for company. The first two years were difficult, but last year’s harvest was abundant and fetched a high price. Edward tore down his log cabin and built a small but beautiful house. Just today, he drove into town to mail a letter to Boston, asking his fiancée, Meg, to come join him on his new lands. He wrote about the new house, of course, as her father would not allow her to marry him otherwise, but he didn’t mention the biggest secret. Edward sent all the way to Wales, Meg’s home country, for a brand new harp to replace the one that will stay with her mother in Boston. He cannot wait to see the smile on her face and hear the beautiful notes of her harp on a quiet summer evening. Perhaps one day she will teach their children to play, as well.

[I also have an exterior collage, but I can't figure out how to attach more than 5 files. If anyone can be patient and explain it to me, I’d appreciate it. Not only is this my first contest entry, this is my first time posting pictures on this site. Thanks!]

Selina012
27th Apr 2008, 11:00 AM
Charles and Laura were newly wedded when they found out they were expecting their first child. Apon this good news fell bad news. Charles' parents had died in their farm house due to a fire. It was decided that Charles and Laura were to inherit the land and build their lives together. Charles was to continue on in his fathers footsteps and rebuild the farm. They built a two story farm house with two bedrooms. In his spare time Charles would widdle away and make wooden toys for the local market. He made a rocking horse for his daughter, Sara who was born later that year. Charles and Laura unexpectedy never had anymore children, but they loved their little princess dearly. The rocking horse was to become the family heirloom.

(Please excuse the way I have uploaded pics, I am new and it wont let me post more than 5 pics!)

TingTong
27th Apr 2008, 11:00 AM
Wow..these houses are fab everyone! Romyhorse- that house is so cute! Great contest!

photo
27th Apr 2008, 5:41 PM
Got a question.... Since we are adding additions the bottom floor, can we bring the top floor out over those additions and put things in that space? Like expand the bedroom out or put a bath there?

kattenijin
27th Apr 2008, 9:23 PM
Got a question.... Since we are adding additions the bottom floor, can we bring the top floor out over those additions and put things in that space? Like expand the bedroom out or put a bath there?

To paraphrase N*SYNC: No! No! No! lol

Additions for this round are to the ground/first floor only.

ALSO: Please check out post #38 as I made an oopsie! I got ahead of myself and snuck in some round 3 info! http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1175321&postcount=38

dlisted
27th Apr 2008, 10:35 PM
wow. what a turn around from almost closing. Everyone's apps are amazing. This is a hard contest!

CiaoAlora
27th Apr 2008, 11:46 PM
Exterior:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Thehouse.jpg

Main Floor Plan:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Mainplan.jpg

Upper Floor Plan:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Upperplan.jpg


The Cameron family thought it was only fair to pass the family home onto their youngest daughter, Louisa. She was the only one who liked to garden and loved the old family home. Her older sisters had long before married and started families of their own, so it was up to Louisa to carry on the family legacy. Louisa, at the age of twenty, married a nice older farm laborer up the road by the name of Henry Watson. Now Henry was thirty-five years Louisa’s senior, but they found love and happiness with each other. Tragedy struck less than a year into their marriage, when Henry suddenly died in a freak accident. Fortunately eight months later little Samuel was born. Louisa, in her grief, never remarried, and devoted her life to little Samuel.

Samuel grew to be a strong lad, helping his mother around the house. By the time he was a teenager, he had built an addition to the small family home. Electric lights became popular, so Sammy added electric lamping to the house. After that, indoor plumbing was all the rage, so Sammy included a room for bathing with real running water. During one particularly bad winter, the roof collapsed in the heavy snow, so Sammy gathered some friends and got to work repairing the roof. It turned out better than before.

Collages:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Secondcollage.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Secondcollage2.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/SecondCollage3.jpg

photo
28th Apr 2008, 2:49 AM
Ok so I expanded... can I remove the wall between the old house and the expansion? :)

kattenijin
28th Apr 2008, 3:22 AM
Ok so I expanded... can I remove the wall between the old house and the expansion? :)

Ony if you can still define a room's location as per the rules:

Remember! Plan ahead, once you've built a room, it's size/location cannot change, except to divide a larger room into smaller spaces. The function of a room, however, may change. This means, for example, if you build a 3x3 room in the top left of the home it will still be a 3x3 room in the top left in the last round. When you first build it, it might be a bedroom, but in the last round it could be a bath or study. If you have a 7x4 room, it can later be subdivided into smaller rooms, say 3x4 and 4x4, or 2x4, 2x5 and 2x5, or whatever. After being subdivided, it must remain subdivided. In rounds 3 and 4 I will allow a total of 4 walls to be removed to re-combine spaces.

Gwennero
28th Apr 2008, 4:38 AM
Ony if you can still define a room's location as per the rules:

I'm still confused. I take this to mean that I can remove the exterior wall next to the expansion, but not any interior walls. Is that correct? Or do I need to leave the exterior wall as originally placed?

I.nfectious_SC
28th Apr 2008, 4:49 AM
Walter & Agnes Cusworth

Opening the letter one cold November morning, Walter Cusworth nearly fell off his chair when he read that he was to inherit an old farm set in an acre of land that had once belonged to a now deceased relative. Times were hard and money was very tight, especially since his loving wife of two years Agnes, had just given birth to twin boys. This chance to finally have a home of their own couldn't of come at a better time.
Upon arriving at the farm Walter quickly set to work renovating what would eventually become their family home. Whilst helping to clean up the old house, Agnes discovered a box amongst the dust and cobwebs, after calling Walter over they carefully opened it, eager to see if there was anything inside. Once opened, they discovered some old family photo's, a love letter written by his late relative to their loved one and a beautifully engraved pocket watch. Instantly Walter & Agnes knew that this old farm held many fond memories and was once a place full of love. Looking at each other and smiling softly they also knew that once again this farm will be a place bursting with love and happiness as they raise their young family.

Exterior view:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/1.jpg

Ground Floor Aerial View:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/5.jpg

First Floor Aerial View:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/4.jpg

Interior Shots:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/C1.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/C2.jpg

Heirloom Shot:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/IMG001.jpg

kattenijin
28th Apr 2008, 5:54 AM
I'm still confused. I take this to mean that I can remove the exterior wall next to the expansion, but not any interior walls. Is that correct? Or do I need to leave the exterior wall as originally placed?

What I'm looking for, is some continuity from one round to the next. When I ran this at another forum, I had a couple of instances where the entire look of the home was drastically changed each round, and I don't believe that many homes go through radical change every time there is some renovation. If you look at records of older homes, it is usually fairly clear as to which areas were added at later times. And, yes, I know in the homes of the wealthy, there could be major change, as the "fashions" of building changed. That's why in later rounds I've allowed for more radical re-areangement of space. That said, as long as you can see where the original spaces were, wall removal is pretty much up to you.

Unfortunately, the hard drive on my less than 4 month old computer went belly-up, and I can't afford to replace it right now. The computer I'm on now is 10 years old and won't run even the base game sims so I can't provide pics but I'll try to give a written example of ok, and not ok choices.

Example:
Say that on the right side of your home you had a 4x3 space as the kitchen above a 4x4 space as the living room, and you place the 3x7 addition to the right of that. If you want to add the top 3x3 of the addition to the kitchen to make it larger, and use the remainder 4x3 to make a study that is seperate from the living room, so now you have a 7x3 kitchen, a 4x4 living and a 4x3 study that would be ok as you can still see the original room relationship.

If however, using the same space you wanted to push the living room over to add a 2x4 entry hall, and a 5x4 living room with, say, the same 7x3 kitchen above, that would be outside the paramaters, as you can no longer see the original spaces at all.


I hope I've answered your question.

I.nfectious_SC
28th Apr 2008, 5:50 PM
You may use the following additions to the 7x7 main house:

1) a 7x3 addition on the first/ground floor .
2) a 5x3 addition on the first/ground floor .
3) up to 3x5 porch, which may be attached/added to original, but may be seperate too.



The 5x3 addition and the 7x3 addition may not touch, and must be made to the 7x7 house. In other words, you can't have the 5x3 added to the 7x3 or vice versa.



Ok, this has confused me.

Can we add an extension to both the ground and first floors or only to one level?

Can we only choose one of the three extension options or can we add all three?

If we can add an extension to both levels are they allowed to touch (eg. add a 7x3 extension to the ground floor and a 5x3 extension to the first floor directly above the ground floor extension)?

If we add the 3x5 porch option can it be an extension to an already existing porch or does it have to be separate?

Say that on the right side of your home you had a 4x3 space as the kitchen above a 4x4 space as the living room, and you place the 3x7 addition to the right of that. If you want to add the top 3x3 of the addition to the kitchen to make it larger, and use the remainder 4x3 to make a study that is separate from the living room, so now you have a 7x3 kitchen, a 4x4 living and a 4x3 study that would be ok as you can still see the original room relationship.

If however, using the same space you wanted to push the living room over to add a 2x4 entry hall, and a 5x4 living room with, say, the same 7x3 kitchen above, that would be outside the parameters, as you can no longer see the original spaces at all.

I understood all of that right up until the part highlighted in bold. I really don't get what you mean there.

I've drawn a basic diagram so that may help when you explain it
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20MISC/B002.jpg

Do you mean push the living room over so it would be made up of 3x4 extension and 2x4 original space so the 2x4 hall way would be on the left?

Also... Can we move windows and doors?

kattenijin
28th Apr 2008, 8:00 PM
Ok, this has confused me.

Can we add an extension to both the ground and first floors or only to one level?

Can we only choose one of the three extension options or can we add all three?

Extensions are only to what would be called the first floor in the US, but is commonly refered to as the ground floor in many parts of Europe.


If we add the 3x5 porch option can it be an extension to an already existing porch or does it have to be separate?

It may be an extension or seperate, you may also use it to wrap around the building.


I understood all of that right up until the part highlighted in bold. I really don't get what you mean there.

I've drawn a basic diagram so that may help when you explain it
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20MISC/B002.jpg

Do you mean push the living room over so it would be made up of 3x4 extension and 2x4 original space so the 2x4 hall way would be on the left?
Exactly :) Thanks for making the diagram :)

Also... Can we move windows and doors?

Yes, you may move windows and doors, replace them with different styles, switch one for the other.

SimsArtThat_SC
28th Apr 2008, 8:16 PM
Stunning applications everyone! Katt, brilliant contest ;)

I.nfectious_SC
28th Apr 2008, 9:13 PM
kattenijin - great, I get it now. Thanks :D

iampinkstar_SC
28th Apr 2008, 9:42 PM
OK so as I asked what was wrong with my app and did not recieve a reply and as applications are still open during round one, why am I disqualified?

Can i still amend my application as you're still accepting new ones?

annachibi
28th Apr 2008, 10:18 PM
Yeah Katt, I think disqualifying the earlier applicants is a little harsh... Why not just let them continue?

Good grief, this is going to be SO TOUGH to judge!!! I really have my work cut out for me! And the other judges, too! :D

kattenijin
28th Apr 2008, 11:29 PM
OK so as I asked what was wrong with my app and did not recieve a reply and as applications are still open during round one, why am I disqualified?

Can i still amend my application as you're still accepting new ones?

I sent a pm on the 24th, and again on the 25th. You needed your family paragraph, and to name the family heirloom, which should be in one of the pictures. I also stated that since there were so few apps, and that the disqualifications would reduce the number of apps to three or less, I would only accept new apps after the initial app period, as I felt that since I pmed each aplicant, they had time to fix the app in the app period.

I'll leave it up to the judges wether the app should be re-instated.

Selina012
29th Apr 2008, 7:11 AM
Decades had past and Charles and Laura grew old. Their daughter Sara had grown into a young lady and left the farm house she grew up in and moved to the big city, she had great dreams of being a writer. And she did just that. She wrote great novels and became quite famous. One day she met a young sailor, James and they fell in love and were married. Not long after Sara was pregnant and had twins, Jack and Jessica. Back at the farm house, Charles and Laura were having trouble keeping the farm running and it was decided that Sara and james were to take over the house and Charles and Laura retired on to something smaller. By this time the country town was more rural and most farmers had moved on.
Sara had made lots of money from her novels and decided before they move into the farmhouse they would make it more modern. They built an extension to the side of the house, which became a dining area/sunroom. They replaced the thatched roof with tiles and changed the windows and doors. The kitchen got a new sink with running water and the small shed out the back was converted into an outhouse with bath and flushable toilet! They also built a small deck out the back. Sara's prized possesion besides the rocking horse was her brand new typewriter. They also bought the newly invented piano and young Jack was very talented and had taught himself to play. Four years on James was sent to War and was never to return. Sara brought up Jack and Jessica alone and wrote short stories along the way. She never remarried.

(Once again please excuse my pics I should be allowed to post them properly soon!)

iampinkstar_SC
29th Apr 2008, 11:01 AM
yeah sorry seen the pm now, wasn't looking for it, was thinking you'd reply in the thread as that is where i posted the question - oops never mind.

What do you think Judges - I don't want to cause any problems for our host but I want to participate

Game Shark
29th Apr 2008, 11:23 AM
iampink, I am sorry to nother you but I think this issue should be discussed via private message between yourself and kattenjin. Nobody else really needs to see this.

I myself apologize kattenjin for not finishing my application in time. I kept procrastinating until I lost the chance to finish. Again, I apologize. Good luck to everyone competing

photo
30th Apr 2008, 4:28 AM
Front
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-Two-Front.jpg

Collage One
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-Two-Collage-Two.jpg

Collage Two
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-Two-Collage-One.jpg

Dining Room
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-Two-Dining.jpg

Kitchen
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-Two-Kitchen.jpg

Master
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Ages-Round-Two-Master.jpg

Upstairs
http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/?action=view&current=Ages-Round-Two-Upstairs.jpg

Downstairs
http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/?action=view&current=Ages-Round-Two-Downstairs.jpg


As all parents do, Albert and Dolores Bryson grew old. With their two boys, Dennis and Dean out of the house and married, it fell to Lily to take over the family home. So when she married Douglas Walker, her parents moved to smaller pastures, leaving the house to their only daughter and her new husband. As the years passed, the house was updated to the times, including a stove and running water in the the house (both in the new bathroom and in the kitchen). Two expansions were added, an extension to the side and the back of the house, adding a functional dining room and an office/library area. Also built during this time was the garage as the family bought one of the newest things, a car! They eventually had four children, two boys and two girls, though only three lived. Their youngest, Beth, had the misfortune of falling into the well when she was only three years old.

romyhorse
30th Apr 2008, 12:56 PM
Family
Now that Hamish and Irene have moved to a small cottage, the family farmhouse has passed to eldest son, Hamish Jr, or James as they call him. The house has grown a bit, with an extension to the kitchen and a study. James and his wife Rebecca don't have the resources to totally refurbish the house so most of the furniture is what James' parents had, with a few additional items of their own. They have also turned the storage cupboard at the top of the stairs into a nursery as Rebecca is expecting their first child. James' grandparents Welsh dresser is now in the kitchen extension where is provides useful storage space. Things have changed a bit since James' parents owned the house, and they now have electricity and a woodburning stove for cooking on. And although they have heard stories of people in the towns having indoor bathrooms, they still have the outhouse. They also have a tin bath which is used for laundry but can be brought inside for bathing too. James has also cleared the orchard and had a greenhouse built so he can grow vegetables out of season, which will earn his a better income.

Overview

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2a.jpg

Overhead Ground Floor

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2c.jpg

Overhead First Floor

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2b.jpg

Outside

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2d.jpg

Inside

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2f.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2e.jpg

photo
30th Apr 2008, 8:01 PM
hey Katt, you've linked my round one entry to CiaoAlora on the main post :)

kattenijin
30th Apr 2008, 9:20 PM
hey Katt, you've linked my round one entry to CiaoAlora on the main post :)

Actually, it was romyhorse that I got all fubared! Sorry Romy! It should be fixed now.

kattenijin
1st May 2008, 6:51 AM
Remember!: Round1/Apps Ends Today! May 1st at 11:59pm GMT-5!

I.nfectious_SC
1st May 2008, 10:10 AM
I've amended my Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1176414&postcount=61) entry.

Round One: 1900-Electricity!

It seems like only yesterday that Walter & Agnes Cusworth inherited this modest little farm, yet in fact it had been more than 30 years. Their twin boys Edward and Harry were all grown up with families of their own. Edward, the eldest by 25 minutes had married a lovely young lady by the name of Mary Anne Holdsley, the daughter of a wealthy banker. They now lived in a large house gifted to them by Mary Anne's parents on their 5 year wedding anniversary. Harry had married a local girl named Nancy Brewer and they have a 4 month old daughter Charlotte. In 1894 Walter suffered an unfortunate accident whilst harvesting fruit in the orchard. Now unable to work the farm it was agreed that he and Agnes would go to live with Edward and Mary Anne,
leaving the farm in the capable hands of Harry.
Harry worked extremely hard building up the fruit and vegetable crops and it soon paid off. Last year he had an abundant harvest giving him enough money to extend the farmhouse adding a much needed bathroom and radiators in most rooms (oh what luxury). There was even enough left over to buy a dairy cow and a beautiful new hat for Nancy.


Exterior View:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/IMG040.jpg


Ground Floor Aerial View:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/IMG042.jpg


First Floor Aerial View:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/IMG026.jpg


Extra Shots:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/Image1.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/Image2-1.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/Image3.jpg

annachibi
1st May 2008, 6:12 PM
Uh-oh, Inky, some of those images aren't showing...

photo
1st May 2008, 6:24 PM
Actually none of the images are showing.... at least for me.

carolobrien
1st May 2008, 10:04 PM
Great work everyone, the entries so far are looking really good. Tough time coming for the judges I think.

I.nfectious_SC
1st May 2008, 10:05 PM
Uh-oh, Inky, some of those images aren't showing...


yeah, they're not meant to as I made a huge boobie (thanks Romy :D) and removed the pictures while I fixed it. I'll have my entry complete before the round closes, I've taken the pictures but I just need to resize them and think up a story, ahem, I mean consult the history books :einstein

CisteCaise
1st May 2008, 10:37 PM
The Next Generation - 1900
In 1884 Captain Delapore decided to add onto his home and hired several local craftsmen to add a formal dining room onto the west wing of the house; during the construction, his daughter Josanna fell in love with a handsome carpenter named Randolph Carter and the two married the next year, leaving Innsmouth to head west to Cinncinati, Ohio.

Sadly in 1888 the remaining household fell severely ill with influenza, a disease which claimed the life of Captain Delapore. Lavinia, who was 16 at the time, married a highly successful businessman named Charles Dexter Lowell. Asenath, her mother, was so stricken with heartache after the death of her husband that she too passed away in the months after her daughter's marriage.

Charles and Lavinia settled into the home and after several miscarriages had their first and only child in 1890, a boy they named Howard Phillip. To celebrate the birth of their son, Charles nad a marvelously well-appointed indoor bathroom installed on the east wing of the home. Charles also had the entire house wired up for electric lighting, making their home one of the first in Innsmouth to utilize lightbulbs instead of oil or gas light.

As Howard grew up, he was exceptionally interested in reading and studying and so, Charles had a comfortable private study and library added onto the east wing of the house to celebrate Howard's 10th birthday.

House Overview
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1900house_overview.jpg

First Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1900house_downstairs.jpg

Second Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1900house_upstairs.jpg

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1900house_collage1.jpg
Lavinia has proudly displayed the scrimshaw boat that was so cherished by her father on the mantle of the fireplace in the parlor.

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1900house_collage2.jpg

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1900house_collage3.jpg

photo
2nd May 2008, 12:11 AM
Erm..... cars were invented in the 1900's right? Am I the only one that showed it?

kattenijin
2nd May 2008, 12:35 AM
Erm..... cars were invented in the 1900's right? Am I the only one that showed it?

Yes, but the price was about what the average family would make in a year, they still have a bit before becoming "common".

Tawny.
2nd May 2008, 2:32 AM
i definately am going to take a shot at this! i've never done anything like it before :]

but i have a question, after i submit my application am i supposed to submit round one as well?

thank you!

Tawny.
2nd May 2008, 2:36 AM
On April 23, 1878, Jack Warren recieved a letter from his mother, Anne, while he was away at college. The letter read, "Your father is terribly ill. Please come home soon. All my love, Ma." The letter was dated January 5, 1878. When Jack returned home with his pregnant wife Charlotte, he found that his father had died, as had his mother. There was a letter, addressed to Charlotte from Anne, explaining that the ratty trunk by the staircase was a family heirloom and the oldest daughter of each generation of the Warren line was to recieve the trunk. Since Anne hadn't had any more children after Jack, the trunk was Charlotte's. There was another letter. The farmhouse now belonged to Jack. Anne explained to Jack that her dream was that the house live on for eternity, and that each and every generation should add something, anything to the home.

Exterior:

exterior one (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/ext01.png)

exterior two (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/ext02.png)

Aerial:

first floor (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/aerial01.png)

second floor (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/aerial02.png)

Collages:

one (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/collage02.png)

two (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/collage01.png)

the Warren farmhouse features a barn to the left of the house where butter is churned and wood is stored for the cast iron stove in the kitchen. the kitchen area includes a laundry facility with irons, a washbasin, and a tin can with plenty of clothespins. the dining area has a beautiful solid oak table and in the sitting area there are two gorgeous red loveseats that Papa Warren picked up in town from a furniture store. outdoors, you can see an orchard with apple, lemon, and orange trees, as well as a pond well stocked with fish.

Anne's Trunk [the Heirloom]

trunk (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/heirloom.png)

the family heirloom is an weathered white trunk that has been passed on to the oldest daughter in each generation. Anne never had a daughter, so she passed the trunk to Charlotte Warren, her son Jack's wife.

CisteCaise
2nd May 2008, 2:45 AM
Yep, I'm pretty sure that you need to post up your Round 1 before the deadline tonight, tawny. Your application looks great, by the way!

iampinkstar_SC
2nd May 2008, 2:55 AM
Richard Rothman had dreamed of having a son, his dream came true and Christopher was born 27 January 1871. Victoria grew up to marry a clergyman and is happy living in the parish in Devon with her husband and with her three grown boys married and gone she invited Richard and Elizabeth to live with her as their house was larger. Christopher now owned the house with his wife Mary, he also inherited the old furniture and the stray cat that scratches at the kitchen door. He did not become a lawyer as his father had dreamed, instead he set up his own company selling tulips to wealthier people and so had some money to add to the house as his mother had always dreamed and with a son of his own he could pass on the house and his business to the next generation. William is a keen geographer and so it was felt appropriate to move the family heirloom into his room to be better appreciated.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_f526aa51.jpg
external shot

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_3526a9d1.jpg
Ground floor shot

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_b526a912.jpg
First floor shot

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_55269dd3-1.jpg
william's room with heirloom

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_b526a863.jpg
informal living space

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_9526a8bc.jpg
indoor bathroom

(Ok Im off to bed now, its 3.15am here and I wanted to make sure I actually got an entry in on time and hopefully it follows all the rules this time and i've not missed anything!!)

photo
2nd May 2008, 3:00 AM
cute house pink but one of your pictures is only text :)

iampinkstar_SC
2nd May 2008, 3:04 AM
yeah thanks!!
Good thing you noticed i'd have just left it and then the deadline would have passed.....

kattenijin
2nd May 2008, 3:38 AM
ONE HOUR untill the Aplications and Round 1 CLOSE!!!

6 Round 1 entries still missing! O.O

Oops! 5 missing! One person kindly pm-ed me for an extension.

Of course, I just noticed there's a 20 min discrepancy between my time and forum time lol! So, I'll allow the extra 20 min the forum thinks haven't happened yet!

Tawny.
2nd May 2008, 4:15 AM
whooo, i'm cropping screen shots as we speak!!

Gwennero
2nd May 2008, 4:41 AM
Edward Gardiner and his wife, Meg, had two children, Robert and Elizabeth. To accomodate his new family, Edward built a new kitchen, and turned the old kitchen into a dining room. As the children grew, he also split the upstairs bedroom into two rooms.

Robert showed an unusual talent for art, and begged his parents to send him to Paris to learn more about his passion. Meg wanted the best for him, so although she would miss her son, she convinced Edward to find the money to send him. Elizabeth fell in love with a storekeeper and only moved as far as the next town. Meg was devastated when Edward suffered a heart attack. Her one consolation was that Robert returned home to run the farm. Along with him came his wife, Giselle, and their two children, Julie and Paul. Meg fell in love with her grandchildren, and especially enjoyed the hours she spent teaching Julie to play the harp.

As Robert took over the old farmhouse, he felt some changes were needed. He built a bedroom for his mother just off the stairs, so she could have a room of her own, and he also built a bathroom at the top of the stairs. He added electric lights, running water, and his prized posession: a phonograph, so he could play his mother some of the beautiful music he had learned to love.

Tawny.
2nd May 2008, 4:43 AM
uploading to Photobucket right now!! it should be posted in the next two minutes.

Tawny.
2nd May 2008, 4:49 AM
Jack and Charlotte Warren, as well as baby Melinda, who actually isn't a baby anymore, stayed in the farmhouse, adding on a bedroom for little Melinda and modernizing it to fit their needs. As much as Charlotte had wanted another baby, it never happened for her. Melinda married a rich furniture makear from Italy named Vincenzo Messina. Enzo and Melinda had one baby boy, named Charles. The three of them took over the farmhouse while Jack and Charlotte retired to a small home closer to the lake. Enzo and Melinda added a sunroom and a porch onto the house after Jack and Charlotte moved out. Melinda worried about what she was going to do with Anne's trunk, seeing as she didn't want more children but she had a boy, not a girl. On September 5, 1907, Melinda gave birth to a girl, whom she named Olivia Anne after her beloved grandmother. But, Olivia Anne Messina died from influenza on November 23, 1907. Just one week later, at the age of 29, Melinda Messina died of a broken heart, leaving Enzo to raise young Charles..


Aerial:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/Round%201/new/aerial02.jpg
downstairs

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/Round%201/new/aerial01.jpg
upstairs

Exterior:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/Round%201/new/exterior01a.jpg
one

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/Round%201/new/exterior02.jpg
two

Interior Collages:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/Round%201/new/collage01.jpg
upstairs

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/Round%201/new/collage02.jpg
downstairs

The Heirloom:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tawnywetzel/House%20of%20Ages/Round%201/heirloom.jpg
anne's trunk

kattenijin
2nd May 2008, 5:06 AM
BOING! Times up! I'll be posting Round 2 and pm-ing your individual objectives in the AM when I get up, I still need to figure out how to tort...ehm...umm...tri..nope...uh...er... test yeah! That's it! Test some of you. :)

P.S. For those of you who have links, can you please change them to images, thanks. :)

CiaoAlora
2nd May 2008, 5:10 AM
BOING! I still need to figure out how to tort...ehm...umm...tri..nope...uh...er... test yeah! That's it! Test some of you. :)




Uh-oh.... then bring it on!!

Tawny.
2nd May 2008, 5:15 AM
P.S. For those of you who have links, can you please change them to images, thanks. :)


OH NO.... i went to change em to IMGs and i got a notice that PNG files aren't allowed as inline images!! i'm going to convert all the files to JPGs but i just wanted to let you know that i got your memo and i'm fixing it right now! :]

I.nfectious_SC
2nd May 2008, 10:59 AM
I've finished my Round One (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1177991&postcount=78) entry. Thanks for the extension (",)

kattenijin
2nd May 2008, 3:27 PM
The Great Depression was a dramatic, worldwide economic downturn beginning in some countries as early as 1928. The beginning of the Great Depression in the United States is associated with the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday and the end is associated with the onset of the war economy of World War II, beginning around 1939.

For this round, each contestant will be pm-ed a seperate objective, which I'll post for the judges after the round is over.

Picture requirements remain the same:


1)1 Overview of Exterior (entire lot)
2)2 Aerials, one of each floor, Interior (3 aerials if using basement, round 3 or later)
3)Up to 3 Photos, which can be collages; featuring interior, exterior and any other outbuildings or lot features; one of which should have the "heirloom"; for a total of up to 6, 7 after round 3 if using basement.

As does the family history, once again passing to the next generation.

iampinkstar_SC
2nd May 2008, 3:39 PM
are we allowed to make any additions to the house for round two... like any that we didn't make in round one?

I only added the 5x3 addition so can i add the 7x3 this round or not?
Liking the personal touch to the contest objectives! Can't wait to see what they are!

annachibi
2nd May 2008, 4:53 PM
I'm confused. CiaoAlora has a second application, under the name of I.nfectious on the front page. What's that all about??

photo
2nd May 2008, 5:05 PM
There is a basement in my house (just haven't shown it yet...) can I use part of that for my assignment? And I'm with pink... can we add to the house? Also can my assignment be detached from the main house? Like added on to the top of the garage?

kattenijin
2nd May 2008, 5:22 PM
are we allowed to make any additions to the house for round two... like any that we didn't make in round one?

I only added the 5x3 addition so can i add the 7x3 this round or not?
Liking the personal touch to the contest objectives! Can't wait to see what they are!

For this round you need to work with the home as-is. Unless I specifically allowed an addition, no changes at this time.

kattenijin
2nd May 2008, 5:26 PM
I'm confused. CiaoAlora has a second application, under the name of I.nfectious on the front page. What's that all about??

It's called me making a typo! :) :P

kattenijin
2nd May 2008, 5:29 PM
There is a basement in my house (just haven't shown it yet...) can I use part of that for my assignment? And I'm with pink... can we add to the house? Also can my assignment be detached from the main house? Like added on to the top of the garage?

You can start using the basement in round three. I'm fairly sure I stated it should be a seperate building, you may incorporate the garage. No additions to the home for this round.

Remyohmy
2nd May 2008, 9:19 PM
uggggh
why does my life suddenly seem like it gets 100x busier after I join contests?!

I had my house built and everything.
I just didnt have time to take the pics :[

Oh well, perhaps next time *wink wink*
Good luck everyone else!! :]

kattenijin
2nd May 2008, 10:07 PM
Here are the Application round rankings:

1)I.nfectious
2)CisteCaise
3)Photo
4)CiaoAlora
5)Selina012
6)Remyohmy
7)Romyhorse
8)Blake
9)Tawny
10)Gwennero
11)Iampinkstar
12)Gameshark

And, comments:

GameShark
I especially like the second-floor balcony and the fenced-in orchard. The layout is amazingly liveable and spacious! The first floor is furnished well, but the second is rather... empty. Also, there's a sink in the kitchen with a faucet--how is that possible? Oh, and there's no story!

Remyohmy
The house is very charming and detailed! I love the interior design; it's very appropriate to the period and has a cozy, old-timey feel. I can't help wondering why a married couple would go to all the trouble of building a home that couldn't house their inevitable (as it was back then) children, but that might just be me. Also, how do you get into the study??

Blake
I love the story and the uniqueness of the house, and you obviously have skill with advanced building! The landscaping is wonderful, too. I especially like how the outhouse blends into the hill and trees. However, the interior decoration is a bit boring; it doesn't stand out. (You also might have hidden the trash can!)

iampinkstar
The landscaping is quite simple and boring, but not too bad. It sort of lacks character. As for the interior, it's nicely done and pretty. I can't put my finger on it, but there's just something about the house that says "blah," I don't know why!

CisteCaise
How wonderful! I love the story and the house itself; everything is very detailed and interesting. I especially like the staircase in the kitchen, and the awesome barn! The only thing I would say is that the main house looks a little too modern on the outside. Other than that, great job!

CiaoAlora
Simple but lovely! I like the little paths in the yard. Well, what else is there to say? It's nearly perfect, it just lacks a real "WOW" factor.

romyhorse
The yard is my favorite part, it's lovely! Everything is very accurate to the period. The one thing you could work on is the story. While interesting, it just lacks a little of the personal touch. Seems like something you could read out of a history book, you know?

photo
I love the story! Sweet and personal. I also like how 80% or so is Maxis content! The only problem is that the house doesn't have much of a lived-in feel. Not enough clutter, I suppose? But very well done, all the same!

gwennero
Whoa, the lot is huge! It looks a bit naked as far as landscaping goes, but that's probably because it's so big! Your decorating is nice, but a little too simplistic. However, for a first-timer, you've done quite well!

selina012
A charming little house! The interior is simple but cozy, with a nice, liveable layout. I would've liked to see more of the tiny outside building, though.

I.nfectious
Wonderful story, bravo! The barn looks great, the whole outside and yard has a really rustic feel. I love how you put a big washtub near the fireplace, very accurate! And the heirloom is gorgeous, too.

tawny
The story is interesting, but not very personal. The outside of the house is lovely, though. And, apart from the kitchen, the interior looks rather empty.

iampinkstar_SC
2nd May 2008, 10:27 PM
my house is boring and "blah"!
ha love it!!
Thanks Judges!

annachibi
2nd May 2008, 10:29 PM
...Am I the only one who gave comments? :lol: Sorry if I sound mean, I'm just trying to help! XD

photo
3rd May 2008, 1:08 AM
niiiiice. :)

dlisted
3rd May 2008, 1:12 AM
I didn't give comments on applications because the only thing I would say could apply to anyone:

The more attention paid to detail (with tying the story to the pictures and having it look time appropriate and the house lived in), the better the score will be.

All the applications were great and I like what i've seen of Round 1!

omgitsashley
3rd May 2008, 4:04 AM
i gave comments on round 1

kattenijin
3rd May 2008, 4:22 AM
I started a thread, House of Ages Chatter (http://forums.sims2community.com/showthread.php?p=1178991#post1178991) to provide a place where I can ask you all some questions about HOA so I can make Cycle Two better. You can also use it as a place to ask each other for advice, show extra pics, whatever. I don't have a ton of questions there (yet ;) )but if a few of you could give feedback I'm sure I 'll come up with more! Thanks :)

Katt

P.S. I also put a link at the top of the first post here to make it easier to find.

Remyohmy
3rd May 2008, 12:47 PM
wait... am I still in the contest? even though I didn't turn in my round one pictures?

Blake_SC
3rd May 2008, 1:54 PM
I'm taking my pictures now, I had to re-boot my graphics card, I wasn't on at all yesterday either, but your pictures will be in before 10AM your time. :p

Thanks very much for your patience and the extension, I'll edit my Round 1 Pics in Shortly. :] Thanks again.
OKAY HERE IT IS FINALLY. >:[

The family is in somewhat disarray, the parents have had some children, some have moved out, but their personal favorite (shh, don't tell ;)), Ira, has stayed to help them with the large lot. Soon before these shots were taken, a large rainstorm hit the bay, and formed a large puddle in the back, but you can't see it, the hill is too large. (:P) The family recently came into a lot of money, since their son, Oliver, is a big shot in the New York Stock Market up on Wall Street, and he sent some money back, with the money came two new extensions, and a much better use of the family heirloom (see the collage(s)). The porch was extended, and the kitchen/dining area was extended and greatly improved. They bought a new bath room and some art by some Impressionist Painters (see collage). Overall, their new house is much better than the last, and much cuter too.

Front (2pics):
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/Front2.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/HA1.jpg
Floor-plans: (2pics)
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/FP2-1.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/FP1-1.jpg
And the collages, featuring the heirloom! :3
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/Collage2.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/poplers/Collage1.jpg

Thanks again, Kate, starting Round Two stuffs now. xD

iampinkstar_SC
3rd May 2008, 9:50 PM
Hi all,

I know this should probably go in the WCIF thread but since we're all looking for the same kind of thing, where would i find 1930s inspired furniture / deco items.

I'm not entirely sure what it is im looking for which doesn't help!

CiaoAlora
3rd May 2008, 11:09 PM
It probably should be in the WCIF, if only because more people would help you. I would search in the WCIF for terms like "art deco", Mies van der Rohe's "barcelona chair", "modern" or moderism, reflexsims has the ponyskin chaise lounge by designer Le Corbusier, Maybe also try craftsman like Frank Lloyd Wright stuff.

But since the Great Depresion was everywhere, some of the old stuff you already have would work too. Not everyone was able to afford the new designs.

kattenijin
3rd May 2008, 11:17 PM
Not everyone was able to afford the new designs.

Oh definately! Think poor, better yet think "po", they can't even afford the o and the r ! lol!

I.nfectious_SC
4th May 2008, 1:50 AM
Oh definately! Think poor, better yet think "po", they can't even afford the o and the r ! lol!

lmao... yep, that's the excuse i'm using :D

photo
4th May 2008, 2:05 AM
lol kat that was bad... :lol:

iampinkstar_SC
4th May 2008, 5:29 PM
it was very funny!!

annachibi
5th May 2008, 7:56 PM
You could always try the wiki. ;)

photo
5th May 2008, 8:24 PM
The wiki is only so helpful for that kind of thing.... theres not much listed for the time period... :)

annachibi
6th May 2008, 12:16 AM
Oh. Well, if you just look up the Great Depression in different places (like wikipedia and maybe google images) you should get some ideas. Wikipedia will also tell you what was invented and when. ;)
I sent in my scores just a little while ago, so you guys shouldn't have to wait too much longer! :D

kattenijin
6th May 2008, 1:08 AM
Round One ranking is as follows:

1) I.nfectious (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1177991&postcount=78)/Romyhorse (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1177510&postcount=74) tie!
2) CisteCaise
3) CiaoAlora
4) IamPinkStar
5) Gwennero
6) Photo
7) Selina012
8) Tawny
9) Blake (disqualified for not having proper dimensions in the additions)

Judges comments:

Judge A: Comments to Everyone: Everyone did really well. This round was much harder to judge than applications. Just make sure that not only that the object is invented, but the style that it is has also been invented. Keep up the great work!

iampinkstar
Judge B) The addition on the side was a good idea; it adds a lot of room without being an eyesore, lol! William's room is adorable, I love the oversized curtain! You could still add some more detail. Also, you should go into your camera settings in-game and turn up the picture quality to High. That will make the pictures much clearer.
Judge C) I like the outside of the house, the color looks great. it reminds me of that time period. i also liked the lamps you chose, i also noticed the candles-i liked that too. the bathtub looks too modern though. but i thought you did a good job

CisteCaise
Judge B) How cute!! I really love how the house is growing. The dining room is especially lovely, and the story is interesting and sadly sweet. The bathroom is gorgeous, too! I haven't got anything bad to say about this entry!
Judge C) i just loved the choice of furniture you used, and the pictures on the walls it was exactly to the time period. the outside of the house is beautiful, and i love the addition.

CiaoAlora
Judge B) The story is very nice, and the additions are inconspicuous, as if they were already part of the house! The bathroom, with the little picture on the wall, is very cute. However, I can't help but wonder how the family could afford all the new stuff, seeing as neither Louisa nor Sammy has a steady job...?
Judge C) i really liked the exterior shot with the winter snow. and i also liked the hobby room-great touch!

romyhorse
Judge B) Yay for historical accuracy! My grandparents used tin bathtubs when they were kids, and it wasn't that long ago! Anywayz, the house has a cozy, rustic charm which I love. Everything is detailed and interesting, except for the second floor, which is a bit bare. But the rest certainly makes up for it!
Judge C) i really liked how all the furniture seems to be *home made* lol. the backyard was beautiful

photo
Judge B) Whoa, don't get ahead of yourself! Electricity, indoor plumbing, a radio, AND a car?! What are they, millionares?? And I'm pretty sure they didn't make those little compact radios until much later. Other than that, though, I would say you did well. It is certainly a nice-looking house, even if it is ahead of the times!
Judge C) loved the hanging towels in the yard...great touch!

gwennero
Judge B) The exterior is very simplistic and bland. You might want to spice it up with some interesting plants and landscaping. The interior is nice, though I don't see why they feel the need to have two dining tables! Also, the first floor needs a little variety with the walls, maybe some more paintings/plants and/or wallpaper?
Judge C) I liked the little stuff you added like the photos, and the candle on the table. oh and i just noticed the phones! love it! great job! love the decorating

selina012
Judge B) You really need to turn up the picture quality and size! It's very difficult to judge something when it's so hard to see. But I love the little round windows and the back porch.
Judge C) it was "okay"

I.nfectious
Judge B) Ooh, I love the barn and the animals! There is a wonderful amount of detail in your decor. I can't tell you anything else, it looks lovely!
Judge C) i LOVED how you decorated the house, its so cozy looking. im just not sure why there are so many rugs, thats the only thing that bothered me. other than that its beautiful

tawny
Judge B) Holy poo, it's so empty!! Especially the upstairs! My goodness, she married a furniture-maker and their house is that bare?! It's really cute, but you could do so much more with all that space!
Judge C) I wasn't convinced it was the 1900's but i like the house

CisteCaise
6th May 2008, 5:21 AM
The Next Generation - 1932
When the United States entered the Great War in 1917, Howard Phillip Lowell entered military service at the age of 27. When he returned from the war in 1918, his parents Lavinia and Charles Dexter Lowell decided to relocate to a smaller home on Angell Street in Innsmouth, leaving the family home in the care of Howard.

Howard, accustomed to the life of a privileged member of the Bourgeoisie, devoted his time towards writing fictions for various pulp magazines and producing several hectographed publications for the Arkham region, supported wholly by his family's heavy investments in the stock market.

Howard's life of comfort and luxury was abruptly jolted in the end of 1929 with the massive stock market crash; he lost thousands of dollars and was barely able to escape utter bankruptcy through the liquidation of assets and the sale of many of his family's treasures. Thoroughly unprepared for entering the job market, Howard attempted to secure employment but was unable to do so. As a result, he began to run a small bootleg operation from his home in order to suppliment his income from writing.

It was during his operation of the speakeasy on his property that he made the acquaintance of a lovely young singer Laura Bow from Kingsport, who often performed at the joint on weekends. He rather fancied the much younger woman and entered a relationship with her in 1931.

House Overview
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1930house_overview.jpg
The house was repainted and re-shingled in 1927. Not exactly gifted with a green thumb or the funds to hire a full-time gardening staff, Howard has let the landscaping deteriorate a bit and has not overly maintained its appearance. Howard purchased a handsome brick-colored, 3-Speed Model T Ford in 1924.

First Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1930house_downstairs.jpg

Second Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1930house_upstairs.jpg

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1930house_bootleg.jpg
With the dry laws of prohibition, Howard built a small moonshine still behind the carriage house in 1929 which eventually grew into a small bootleg business for the area. In the spring of 1930, he completed renovations of the interior of the carriage house into a small speakeasy, complete with stage for a singer.

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1930house_collage2.jpg
Howard scaled back his office from the opulence of his father and has a typewriter handy for working on his latest submission to the Amateur Press Association; he also has a sturdy safe in his office, having become exceptionally paranoid of banking establishments. The bathroom was gutted and replaced with less stately but functional plumbing in the late 1920s. The parlor and dining rooms have also been minimalized, with the furniture having been also updated in the late 1920s, just before the stock market crash. The old formal dining room has been converted into a music room, complete with his old piano and a radio for listening to the latest serial. The kitchen was revamped in 1924, with an ice box, updated sink, and a new gas cooker.

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1930house_collage1.jpg
Howard placed his most prized possessions on the mantle of the fireplace in his room: his favorite books, two photos of his beloved Laura, and the scrimshaw boat he always admired as a young boy. Being the only occupant of the house, Howard turned his old bedroom into a storage area for various items from the house which could at some point be sold to earn some quick cash.

dlisted
6th May 2008, 6:05 AM
Wow. The entries keep getting better and better. I really can't wait to see what the final rounds will look like if the early rounds are already amazing.

the moonshine shed is funny :lol:

Selina012
6th May 2008, 11:47 AM
In the 1920's the twins, Jack and Jessica had both remortaged the house to modernise their home. They had the exterior of the house redone with bright red shingles and had built an extension for an upstairs bathroom. The floor boards were stripped back to the original. They also had bought various items like a gas stove and an electric fridge. In 1930 they could not afford to repay their loans and had to give their much loved home up. Apon leaving they had forgoten all about the family heirloom (the rocking horse).A local college had rented the property to use it as a girls dorm house. Six students were to live there with their house mother (Mother Howworwitz). The two upstairs bedrooms consisted of 4 beds in one room and 2 in the other. Mother Horrowitz's bedroom was on the ground floor. The dining room was off the kitchen and the common area was equipped with a piano, radio and study area. Mother Horrowitz taught the girls how to garden and they spent their spare time planting the garden up and growing seedlings. The rocking horse stayed on the property but ended up in the potting shed behind a pile of junk :(
Ariel shot of property
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/Selina012/NewPicture18-2.jpg

Ariel ground floor
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/Selina012/NewPicture15-2.jpg

Ariel 1st floor
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/Selina012/NewPicture14-3.jpg

Front, side and back of house. Potting area
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/Selina012/Collage1.jpg

Common area, kitchen and dining room
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/Selina012/Collage2.jpg

Bedrooms, bathroom and dressing area
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/Selina012/collage3.jpg

Heirloom in potting shed
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/Selina012/NewPicture1-7.jpg

iampinkstar_SC
6th May 2008, 2:00 PM
The Rothman family had it all, the tulip business was going well, the family were growing and prospering and then in 1929 they lost everything along with half of America. With no money the tulip business died, nobody could afford to buy them and so in a desperate attempt not to lose the family home the family sold everything they could that was tied to the business. They were lucky they managed to retain their home and lands.

In 1935 William was the patriarch of the family his wife Lisa and their three children, Elliot 11, John 2 and Margret 14 made use of their land and ponds and started up a small dining room, they used their front room and transformed it using old furniture they were able to beg, borrow or steal from their friends and neighbours. Lisa was a dab hand in the kitchen and margret as a teenager helped her mother. William and the two boys worked the feild and fished in the ponds to supply the food. It was a much simplier existence they William had been used to but he was glad at least to have his family in one place and safe.

In order to generate extra income they turned their ground floor parlour into an extra bedroom and rented this out to a man named Robert. He was a budding writer, he wanted to record the comings and goings of everyday America during the depression. He also helped work the feilds and serve the other families in the dining room.

The exterior - remains virtually unchanged, the land was utilised more, more planting beds and trees.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_752c869b.jpg

The ground floor plan
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_952c84da.jpg

the upper floor plan
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_752c852e.jpg

The dining room and kitchen (I apologise im collaging in paint)
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/houseofages1930srestaurant-1.jpg

Robert's room (the lodger)
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_d52c84a7.jpg

The master bedroom (the new home and safest place for the family heirloom with so many people coming and going from the house and its obvious financial value)
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/iampinkstar/snapshot_00000001_352c8464.jpg

romyhorse
6th May 2008, 2:15 PM
James and Rebecca's two sons were both killed in the Great War, so when they decided it was time to hang up their boots, the farm passed to their daughter, Rachael, and her husband Nate. James' investment in the greenhouse paid dividends for them, whilst everyone else was falling on hard times, Rachael and Nate were able to buy up surrounding land cheaply and expand their farm, building more greenhouses. They filled in the pond and the well, as they now have mains water supply, and expanded their home, now having an inside bathroom for the first time. Rachael has enjoyed decorating the house in the latest style, getting the furniture shipped out from the city, and last year they even had a swimming pool built. They still have the old Welsh dresser which has been passed down through the generations, and they use it in the kitchen, which has had the old fireplace knocked down to open up the room. And now that they have indoor plumbing there is a laundry area in the kitchen. But Rachael's favourite room has to be her dining room where she loves to entertain their friends.

Overview

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2a-1.jpg

Ground Floor

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2c-1.jpg

First Floor

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2b-1.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2d-1.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2e-1.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r2g.jpg

CiaoAlora
6th May 2008, 4:04 PM
When Samuel Watson turned thirty-five, he married a sweet girl from across town, named Betty Lawson. From their happy union, five children were born. This was a great boon to Granny Louisa, since she had always longed for a big family. Two years after the last baby was born, The Great Depression hit the town hard. The Great Depression had devastating effects on the Watson family. In the early part of the depression, Samuel lost his job as a furniture maker. This forced Samuel to sell off most of the family’s land, keeping just enough to have a small garden patch. The much smaller yard was fenced in with a quaint white picket fence and gates.The town was changing fast; more families came to the area in search of a better life for their families. Houses were being built all over, so the family was able to sell their excess land easily enough. Samuel also sold many of the possessions the family had acquired through the years to make ends meet.

It was a struggle to feed eight people in such a bad economic downfall, so his wife Betty learned how to sew so that extra income could be gained by taking in sewing and mending. Signs were put out front to advertize the mending bussiness. Betty had a natural talent for sewing and started knitting blankets and socks to sell as well. She made the quilts on the beds and the curtains hanging on the windows.

Samuel spent most of his time standing in breadlines with the children in hopes of receiving enough food to feed his large family. The stress of it all got to Granny Louisa, who just wasted away until she died soon after the depression began.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/1930s.jpg
The House

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Bottomfloor.jpg
Main Floor Plan

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/topfloor.jpg
Upper Floor Plan

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/1930collage.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/1930collage2.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/1930collage3.jpg

CisteCaise
6th May 2008, 4:46 PM
My entry has been completed here (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1180440&postcount=128).

iampinkstar_SC
7th May 2008, 12:12 AM
sorry just a quick question are my pictures looking any clearer to people?

CisteCaise
7th May 2008, 12:45 AM
iampinkstar, your pictures do look a little blurry. Have you tried using a graphics editor like the gimp to compress your pictures instead of Paint?

annachibi
7th May 2008, 2:04 AM
Still, your pictures look better than before. ;) Did you turn the quality up to High? Also, you might re-save it as a GIF instead of a JPEG.

I.nfectious_SC
7th May 2008, 2:19 AM
Does anyone know what time R2 closes? Is it 23.59 tomorrow (GMT-5) ??

Also, you might re-save it as a GIF instead of a JPEG.

Does that improve the quality?

Wowzers, everyone's entries this round are utterly amazing! I feel the urge to make comments but that will have to wait until tomorrow as first I need some sleep, Be warned everyone, you will probably get a PM from me asking were you got certain things from as I've seen loads of stuff I want to snitch :D

kattenijin
7th May 2008, 2:21 AM
So. Just an FYI... I've been told I run a "tight contest", which, I'll admit is true. So there! :p lol! Anyhow, if you have any questions, it is far, far better to pm me and ask, than to not ask! Although, I accept partial responsability for the situation that brought about the comment of me running a "tight contest"! I hadn't checked a contestant's entry to verify that the conditions in their round two objective (I did mention they were assigned randomly!) meshed with the reality of their entry. But, on the other hand the contestant never asked about that part of the objective, and built outside the parameters. Now, don't everyone pm me asking if it was you!!! lol! I'm pm-ing the contestant to apologise, and to request changes for round three.

So, the whole point boils down to: Please let me know, preferably by pm, if anything dosen't make sense to you! Please, please, please! Thanks!

kattenijin
7th May 2008, 2:23 AM
Does anyone know what time R2 closes? Is it 23.59 tomorrow (GMT-5) ??

Yes! ;) Although, we are only missing three entries: Photo, Gwennero, and I.nfectious.

I'll be making a reminder post sometime in the AM.

photo
7th May 2008, 2:54 AM
i WILL have it in tomarrow before the deadline... just didn't have time today... :)

I.nfectious_SC
7th May 2008, 2:45 PM
Round 2: 1930s The great Depression

It was 1932 and the Great Depression had at first, taken it's toll on the Cusworth Family, Crop prices were down 40% and as no-one could afford to buy anything most of their fruit and vegetable harvests just sat there rotting away. After much heartache it was decided that Harry & Nancy would sell off half their land to to raise some much needed capital during this difficult period. Surprisingly, they found a buyer quickly who made them a good offer for the half acre plot. Mr Hallas had been one of the lucky one's and had managed to sell his stocks & shares right before the downfall. He and Harry quickly became good friends, and it was Reggi (Hallas) who had mentioned a gap in the market for fresh, free range eggs. Harry already had a small gathering of Chickens and so, instead of taking all the freshly laid eggs to
Nancy so she could bake her delicious Victoria Sponge Cakes, every day he left a few back in the coop, in hope a broody hen would hatch them off. After only a few short weeks Harry had quite a few baby chicks running around, and in time he built up a small farm shop selling fresh eggs and hens to the local community.
There were even rumours that a man named Clarence Birdseye was coming to the area in search of new suppliers for his frozen food company. Harry couldn't see that concept taking off though, because who in their right mind would choose frozen food over fresh? But that's another story....

Exterior View:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/IMG049.jpg (http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/IMG046a.jpg)
Click for full sized image

Ground Floor Aerial View:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/IMG071.jpg

First Floor Aerial View:
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/IMG070.jpg

Extra Shots:
(click to see full sized images)

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/HOAR2bsmall.jpg (http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/HOAR2b-1.jpg)

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/HOAR2asmall.jpg (http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/In-Gutter-Art/SIMS2/SIMS2%20BUILD/MY%20HOUSES/Victorian%20Farm/HOAR2a.jpg)

kattenijin
7th May 2008, 10:57 PM
About 6 hours left!!! Missing Photo's and Gwennero's entries.

Selina012
7th May 2008, 10:58 PM
Inky, that house is absolutley fabulous! You have really captured the era! I couldnt find any art deco stuff for my house, you have really gone on the hunt for some beautiful things. I will be very surprised if you dont win this round!

photo
8th May 2008, 3:02 AM
FRONT
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Two-Front.jpg

BOARDING HOUSE
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Two-BH-Front.jpg

BOARDING HOUSE ABOVE
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Two-BH.jpg

COLLAGE
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Two-Collage.jpg

DINING
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Two-Dining.jpg

COMMON SPACE
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Two-Common.jpg

KIDS ROOM
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Two-Kids.jpg

MAIN HOUSE DOWNSTAIRS
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Two-Downstairs.jpg

MAIN HOUSE UPSTAIRS
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Two-Upstairs.jpg


Not two months after Lily and Douglas moved for smaller pastures, the stock market crashed sending the country into a deep depression. Their son Nathaniel and his new French bride, Amie, had taken over the house and while they were not hit as hard as the rest of the country, as most of their money was not in stocks, they did take a hit when the banks closed their doors. There were no new additions to the house, no new furniture or inventions as Nathaniel's business interests took a nosedive. So to earn a little extra money, Nathaniel & Amie sold their artwork, salvaged the panels in the livingroom and took down the garage to make way for a boarding house. Over the next few years, boarders came and went. The boarders made a small patch of garden to sell, to help with the household expenses. Through hard work and determination, Nathaniel & Amie made it through the Great Depression relatively unscathed.

kattenijin
8th May 2008, 4:39 AM
What is this with forum time being 22 min behind my time?!

Ok, back to the original purpose of this post: Round 2 is officially CLOSED!

CisteCaise
8th May 2008, 4:55 AM
It's 22 minutes behind for me too. Weird.

kattenijin
8th May 2008, 5:24 AM
The sixties were the age of youth, as 70 million children from the post-war baby boom became teenagers and young adults. The movement away from the conservative fifties continued and eventually resulted in revolutionary ways of thinking and real change in the cultural fabric of American life. No longer content to be images of the generation ahead of them, young people wanted change. The changes affected education, values, lifestyles, laws, and entertainment. Many of the revolutionary ideas which began in the sixties are continuing to evolve today.

For this round, your families can become either swinging 60's love children living in a comune; or a 70's "Brady Bunch", which even though being a "blended family" was still "wholesome".If you choose the comune, the lot should retain a more rural aspect; the "back to nature" ideal. If you choose the "Brady" option, suburbia rules supreme.

Your families may re-claim any "lost" property. Buildings round 2 required you to add should be torn down, optional outbuildings may be left as-is or demolished as needed. You may add a 5x3 addition on the second floor over the 5x3 addition on the first floor, and you may use the cellar if you already had one as living space ( I checked, no one showed any type of cellar, therefore ths option is void). Up to two walls totaling 7 wall "sections" may be removed to combine rooms. (For example you could remove the entire 7 section wall between the original 7x7 space and the 7x3 addition, or you could remove one 4 section wall, and a 3 section wall, or 2 and 5 or 1 and 6) Your "family heirloom" should return to a prominent position. The family "heir" you create in this round will be the "family matriarch" that sends out the letter mentioned in the introduction, please provide a name and birthdate for her.

Picture requirements:
1) 1 Overview of Exterior (entire lot)Some are only showcasing the home, this should be a lot view; not top-down, but showing the entire lot, side to side from the front.

2) 2 Aerials, one of each floor, Interior

3) Up to 4 Photos, which can be collages; featuring interior, exterior and any other outbuildings or lot features; one of which should have the "heirloom"; for a total of up to 7.

Please mention in the title of your post if you chose the 60's or 70's option.


double checked, and noticed that some people chose not to build the 5x3 extension on the ground floor in round one, and therefore would not be able to add this round's extension. If you have not built the lower extension, you may build it in this round, but you must then also add the upper one too.

kattenijin
8th May 2008, 6:03 AM
First: The way the Round Two objectives were assigned was, first I came up with 12, as there were 12 aplications. One was FABULOUS! , one was WAAH!! I want my mommy!, and the rest were a range in between. I numbered the objectives, and using dice I went down the list of aplications, re-rolling as necessary. So, they were totally randomly assigned. I've only posted those that were actually completed.

iampinkstar:
Your family opens a small restaurant in the front room, and takes in one boarder.

CisteCaise:
Your family builds a small still, and runs a "bootleg" operation, plus a small speakeasy in the barn.

CiaoAlora:
Due to suburban sprawl, your family "sells off" land. Keep one tile after the plantings on either side of the home (it looks like you'd have two tiles on the left of the home, and three on the right). Also, the wife takes in sewing and knitting.

romyhorse:
It looks like that greenhouse paid off! Your family prospers in the Depression! (Aren't you the lucky one!) You may add a 5x3 addition to the second floor over the 5x3 addition on the first. Also, a ?x? addition to the first floor and an additional ?x? of porch. (These are the additions other contestants will get in rounds 3 and 4, you may wait untill these rounds if you choose) Now, don't go counting everyone, try to let round 4 be a surprise! lol!

photo:
Your family opens a boarding house. In a seperate building from the home, create 8 4x2 bedrooms containing a bed, nightstand, lamp, and a one-tile dresser or armoire. Also 2 4x2 bathrooms. This can be a two story building. The living area of the family home will be "common areas". The family area should be kept seperate, so the stairs should be blocked off from the living room.

Selina012:
For round 2 your family can't afford to stay on the lot. It is rented to a local college for use as a girls dorm. It needs to house 6 students and a housemother/proctor, common lounge, dining area (may be part of lounge) kitchen and bathing facilities. You may add a 5x3 extension to the second floor over the 5x3 on the first.

I.nfectious:
Fowl play! lol! Your family decides to raise chickens, ducks and maybe turkeys? You don't need to show the animals, but you do need to show the coops and runs. Maybe a small "shop" (3x3) where the locals can pick up a bird or two, and a pillow or featherduster?! (again you don't need to show the specific items, just the idea)

annachibi
8th May 2008, 8:54 PM
My scores are in! :D

kattenijin
9th May 2008, 12:15 AM
I double checked, and noticed that some people chose not to build the 5x3 extension on the ground floor in round one, and therefore would not be able to add this round's extension. If you have not built the lower extension, you may build it in this round, but you must then also add the upper one too.

photo
9th May 2008, 1:05 AM
what about decks?

kattenijin
9th May 2008, 2:09 AM
what about decks?

well...ok...I guess...any previous extensions you didn't build may be built in this round.

I.nfectious_SC
9th May 2008, 3:34 AM
so if someone only added the 5x3 extension to the ground floor last round can they add the 7x3 extension plus the 5x3 first floor extension this round?

kattenijin
9th May 2008, 4:22 AM
so if someone only added the 5x3 extension to the ground floor last round can they add the 7x3 extension plus the 5x3 first floor extension this round?

I'll say yes, just so everyone will be on equal footing in terms of the size of the building.

CisteCaise
9th May 2008, 7:38 PM
While this seems a silly question (and I'm fairly certain of the answer), I just want to make sure that I'm interpreting things correctly:

May we remove fewer than 7 tiles worth of interior walls? For example, I would like to remove one tile segment and then 3 tiles from another. Is this acceptable?

kattenijin
9th May 2008, 7:40 PM
While this seems a silly question (and I'm fairly certain of the answer), I just want to make sure that I'm interpreting things correctly:

May we remove fewer than 7 tiles worth of interior walls? For example, I would like to remove one tile segment and then 3 tiles from another. Is this acceptable?

Yep, fewer is ok.

kattenijin
10th May 2008, 6:47 PM
I've finally gotten a new disk drive, and am back on a machine that can play the sims. There are still issues (don't ask, I'd like to keep what hair I have left lol!), but, I have my game back :) Now, If I could just find my back-up disk with all my cc. *sigh*

Anyhow, this all relates, 'cause I've changed one of the prize homes. You can see it in the first post and in this one: http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1175584&postcount=45.

CC includes one or more of the following in each lot:

http://www.modthesims2.com/creator/Kimsie: the chimney re-colors.
http://www.modthesims2.com/creator/crocobaura: Maxis open underneath stairs.
http://www.modthesims2.com/creator/MaryLou: Independant Expressions and Belhooven Maroo window and door sets.

kattenijin
12th May 2008, 10:07 PM
Sorry these took so long to get out, I had one of those brain-farts; where you know there is something you need to do, but have no clue what it may be!

Round Two rankings are as follows:

1) CisteCaise (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1180440&postcount=128)
2) Selina012
3) romyhorse
4) iampinkstar/I.nfectious tie
5) CiaoAlora
6) photo


Judges Comments:

iampinkstar:
Judge A: Very interesting job on the small restaurant, I like the mix of chairs, etc. Overall you did a wonderful job tying in the decor with the family story and their financial situation.

Judge B: I hope the people they stole the furniture from don't recognize it if they dine in their restaurant. I really liked the storytelling in this entry and including a nice writer's desk for your lodger.

Judge C: Still a little bare on the outside; it doesn't look much like a restaurant--how would customers recognize the place? Other than that, the interior looks cute and homey, and appropriately cramped. I love how the dining chairs are mis-matched!

CisteCaise:
Judge A: You did an extraordinary with the details in the house and with the story, which was very unique, personal and engaging. Wonderful entry.

Judge B: Howard sounds hilareous. Amazing job at decorating. The photo of Laura (and her being a flapper) was a great touch.

Judge C:Wonderful story! And a wonderful house! I really can't find anything to improve; I love the speakeasy and the pictures of Laura! Bravo!

CiaoAlora:
Judge A: I love the quilts and patterns you chose. The family seems to have maintained a nice lifestyle despite their struggles. You tied in the story very well. (And poor Granny Louisa!)

Judge B: Poor Granny! I feel really bad for your family. Tge depression hit them hard! Does one of the kids sleep on the floor or with mom and dad? I only could find 4 childrens beds.

Judge C: Cute, cute exterior! Love it! The sewing spot under the stairs is especially nice. However, the first floor seems a bit empty, and they don't have enough beds/cribs for 8 people! Where does everyone sleep?

romyhorse:
Judge A: The house is lovely, but your story was more a description of the decor than a family story. The more Bauhaus and Deco touches were an interesting addition. I wish your story had included more clear description of perhaps what they sell to be able to afford everything. Still, a lovely entry.

Judge B: Lucky you! I love how the expansions turned out. the house looks gorgeous. the vanities were perfect. very art deco.

Judge C: They're rich, and they spend all the money on themselves? How selfish! Just kidding! The pool is just lovely; what a kewl design! The only thing I would suggest is that you might spruce up the walls a bit more, particularly on the second floor.

photo:
Judge A: I think you did a marvelous job on a complex task. The story could have used a bit more detail however.

Judge B: The boarding house is so pretty. I would stay there on vacation! A few of the trees are starting to grow in the walls though.

Judge C: How adorable! The place is so cute, but still a little too modern. At that time, I don't think anybody in their right mind would use an open shower, even boarders! But I may be wrong. The dining room chairs seem a little too modern, as well... And there's a plant sticking through the wall! Also, a little clutter goes a long way! Not for the boarding house, but for the family's area--it should look slightly messy, like people live there.

Selina012:
Judge A: I love your use of color and your unique eye for arrangements. A great job on a tough task!

Judge B: Too bad the family didn't get to enjoy the house, they did a great job on the renovations. House probably got to stay nicer being a dorm. The horse in the potting shed is a cute idea. That photo looks perfect for the narration.

Judge C: Absolutely adorable! I love the potting area and the story. It's nicely cluttered, too. Just one problem: that type of fridge was not quite invented yet.

I.nfectious:
Judge A: A very well researched story, and the lot is lovely. The rug in the living room threw me off a bit because it feels much too modern, but a great job otherwise.

Judge B: Excellent job on deco. The mirror and living room are perfect for the 1930's art deco style. Gold star for having actual chickens. i would have liked to see more of the shop!

Judge C: Hold up there, you're getting a little ahead of yourself with the modern decor, especially the living room! The house doesn't strike me as a farming family's home. But I do like how you built the neighbor's house next door. And the chicken coop is great! I would've liked to see the shop itself, though.

kattenijin
13th May 2008, 5:17 AM
Reminder: Round Three ends today! Get your entries in!

As only one person has had the courtesy of asking for an extension without waiting to the last minute, I'll assume no-one else needs one. I need to go out of town for a job interview, and will not be back untill around 10:00pm GMT-5 . I will not be available to ask for extensions today 5/13. I will be back in time to close the round!

To keep things moving along, here is Round 4 information:


The 1990s was truly the electronic age. The World Wide Web was born in 1992, changing the way we communicate (email), spend our money (online gambling, stores), and do business (e-commerce). By 1994, 3 million people were online. And by 1998, this figure increased to 100 million people. It is estimated that by 2011, some 2 billion people will be connected. Internet lingo like plug-ins, BTW (by the way), GOK (God only knows), IMHO (in my humble opinion), FAQS, SPAM, FTP, ISP, and phrases like "See you online" or "The server's down" or "Bill Gates" became part of our everyday vocabulary. We signed our mail with a :-) smile, a ;-) wink, or a :-* kiss. And - everyone has a cell phone.

For this round you may add a 6x4 addition to the first floor, plus an additional 6x3 of porch. Please have the home "gently worn", as your family matriarch will have been living there for some time, and not necessiarily been receptive to change (this means traces of 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's are permissable), may not be living in the entire home, and/or may have become somewhat of a pack-rat; or some other similar condition. She should be the only one living in the home, and everything is set up for her conveniance, to heck with everyone else! (My, my, getting a tad crotechety in our old age are we?) You may remove up to an additional 7 wall sections, as in round 3.

Note: This actually brings us up to "today" 2008, not the 1990's; but as you may have noticed, I've been using the time periods as more of a guideline than as an exact time

CisteCaise: Sonia is your family matriarch. She will have been living in the home for 67 years.

CiaoAlora: Sonia is your family matriarch. She will have been living in the home for 42 years.

romyhorse: Rebecca is your family matriarch. She will have been living in the home for 65 years.

photo: Jennifer is your family matriarch. She will have been living in the home for 56 years.

romyhorse
13th May 2008, 10:43 AM
Rachael and Nate retired early, having enjoyed a prosperous life. They were only blessed with one child, Rebecca, who arrived quite late on in their marriage, arriving on 27th August 1943. Rebecca had attended Univeristy in San Fransisco and had stayed on there to work until her parents' retirement. On moving back home she invited some of her friends to stay, and they turned it into an art commune. They still run the farm, being pretty much self-sufficient and Rebecca hopes to expand the commune next year, maybe opening a campsite or buying some mobile homes. Rachael took most of her beloved furniture with her, just leaving Rebecca the Welsh dresser in the kitchen, so the house is furnished with whatever furniture her housemates bring with them. She hasn't made much alterations to the house, just knocking down the wall between the living room and the kitchen, though some of the rooms functions have been changed, downstairs the study is now a bedroom and the dining room an art room, and upstairs the bathroom has been changed into a communal shower room and the small bedroom into a toilet.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r3a.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r3c.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r3b.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r3d.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r3e.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/r3f.jpg

CiaoAlora
14th May 2008, 1:30 AM
Welcome to the 1970's!

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/exterior.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/exteriorback.jpg


Main floor plan:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/floormain.jpg


Upper floor plan:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/upper.jpg

During the 1960’s, families prospered. The Watson family was no exception. Marla Watson, the youngest daughter, took over the family home after her parents decided to retire in a warmer climate. She didn’t mind though, because there was an attractive young man next door that she became interested in, and living next door meant she could get to know him better. Marla worked in the local floral shop, saving money for her dream wedding.


Marla and James Cook married in 1965, in a carefree backyard ceremony. The bride wore a white sundress without shoes and a ring of daisies in her hair. The groom was barefoot as well, but he at least had a suit on. It was a time for peace and love, and anyone who happened to be in the neighborhood was invited to share the experience. James moved into the house with Marla, leaving his parents to live next door.


They had three children; the first was a daughter, Sonia born March 24, 1966, only nine months to the day after the wedding, and then a few years later, a set of twin boys, Milo and Austin. The family didn’t feel a need for enclosed spaces anymore, so the removal of a main wall on the lower floor opened up the house. The house had always felt small, so James added on to the house, that way the children would have ample space to play and grow. They added a sunroom to the back of the house, which quickly became Marla’s favorite place surrounded by plants and a third bedroom was added above it. James built a garage for his old corvette, and it gave him a place to tinker around in, he repaired cars for a living.


The old house was well cared for going into the 1970’s, the recent additions, new windows, and a fresh coat of yellow paint gave the house a new life. The family loved the changes to their home; it soon became the pride of their suburban neighborhood.


Collages:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/retrocollage.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/retrocollage2.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/retrocollage3.jpg

CisteCaise
14th May 2008, 3:56 AM
The Next Generation - 1969
Howard Philip Lowell eventually made an honest woman out of Laura Bow, marrying her in 1935 when she was expecting the couple's first child. Randolph was born in the winter of 1936 and five years later Laura once again became pregnant, this time with a little girl they named Sonia after Laura's mother. Sonia was born on 20 August 1941.

Howard, or "Howie" as Laura was often fond of calling him, was initially uncomfortable with parenthood as he had spent the majority of his life a lonely bachelor. He bumpily transitioned into his role as parent and family provider and with the funds accumulated from his moonshine bottling operation built an extension on the upstairs of the home in 1941.

Far too old to enlist in the military during the Second World War, Howard and his family did their part on the homefront; Laura got a job welding at the shipyards in Aylesbury while Howard remained home with baby Sonia and Randolph tended to a victory garden in the backyard after school. After the war ended in 1945, Laura remained in the workforce while Howard remained at home, continuing his writing.

When Randolph finished secondary school in 1954 he was the first member of the family to attend college, enrolling at Miskatonic University at the urging of his parents. When Sonia also graduated secondary school in 1959 her mother pushed for her to also educate herself; as a result, Sonia enrolled at the prestigious Pickman Institute of the Arts in Boston.

Randolph graduated with honors in Biology and headed across the Atlantic to study with James D. Watson at the University of Cambridge in 1958. After Sonia graduated with her Arts degree in 1964 she travelled around the United States following various musicians she fancied. She returned to the family home in 1966 upon the death of her father; her mother decided that she would prefer to live in a smaller home away from the emotional pain and thus left the home to Sonia.

Over the next three years Sonia, with the aid of her friends, transformed the home into a small commune where they could live a more harmonious life. For the majority of the time the commune contained 6 or so individuals devoted to the concepts of free-love, pacificism, and harmony. Sonia entertained various famous and infamous personages at the house, including Cynthia "Plaster Caster" Albritton.

House Overview
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1960-house_exterior.jpg

First Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1960-house_downstairs.jpg

Second Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1960-house_upstairs.jpg

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1960-house_downstairscollage.jpg

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1960-house_collage1.jpg

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1960-house_bedroomscollage.jpg

Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges/1960-house_heirloomcollage.jpg
A devout vegan, Sonia was disturbed by her family's involvement in the whaling industry during the 19th century; despite this disgust, she did not have the heart to dispose of the family's scrimshaw boat. She placed the scrimshaw boat on her desk, close to her other personal effects not shared with the others of the commune.

photo
14th May 2008, 4:23 AM
The Swinging Seventies

Front
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Round%20Three/Ages-Round-Three-Front.jpg

Living Room
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Round%20Three/Ages-Round-Three-Livingroom.jpg

Studio
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Round%20Three/Ages-Round-Three-Studio-One.jpg

Master Relax Area
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Round%20Three/Ages-Round-Three-Master-Two.jpg

Pool Area
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Sims%20Pictures/Round%20Three/Ages-Round-Three-Pool-One.jpg

Upstairs
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Three-Upstairs.jpg

Downstairs
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Three-Downstairs.jpg

The seventies were a time of change, both social and political (not to mention terrible taste in decorating), but for the Walker's they were a time of great prosperity. Nathaniel and Amie were long out of the family homestead but their children were thriving in it. Their daughter Jennifer had taken the reins of the family's thriving wholesale business and was prospering, buying furniture from people trying to modernize to people who resisted the changes brought by the "hippies". In doing this, she and her husband, Michael, were able to expand the family home, extending the master bedroom and adding a bath of their own. In addition they built a pool and a greenhouse and added a wall to the livingroom, making an office and studio for Michael's art projects. New windows and doors were added and new wallpaper and wood panelling in all the rooms. The sake set brought from Japan so long ago was given a place of honor on Michael's desk. They were the perfect mix of radical and Brady.... Living the American dream.

Jennifer Sunshine (Walker) Ferguson b. September 15, 1952

kattenijin
14th May 2008, 4:59 AM
Round Three Closed !

ROTFLMAO! @ Cynthia Albritton!

photo
15th May 2008, 12:43 AM
added my above pics katt...

kattenijin
15th May 2008, 2:35 AM
Please double check post#160, as I had forgotten part of the round instructions.

kattenijin
15th May 2008, 5:09 AM
And then there were four: CisteCaise, CiaoAlora, romyhorse, photo.

CiaoAlora
15th May 2008, 5:55 AM
It seems like we had eliminations after all then... ;)

I.nfectious_SC
15th May 2008, 7:13 AM
I'm really sorry guys but I've had to pull out, i've not been well so I haven't even been able to start my round entry. Good luck everyone & Thank You kattenijin for hosting such an innovative and fun contest. I look forward to Cycle Two!!!!

dlisted
15th May 2008, 7:34 AM
my scores are in. good luck everyone!

CisteCaise
15th May 2008, 7:27 PM
ROTFLMAO! @ Cynthia Albritton!

Haha, I was hoping someone would pick up on that. ;)

photo
15th May 2008, 9:01 PM
Heh... Guess I misread the rules for the round.... my 5x3 is 7x3.... Sorry bout that guys, just take some points off I guess :)

Selina012
15th May 2008, 11:54 PM
Hi guys all your entries look great! I was forced to miss out on round three :( I had my house all ready to go but I have had a fault on my phone line since last Sunday and have been battling with the phone company for 6 days to get it fixed. So after 3 stuff ups with the phone company, the phone tech just left and I have quickly jumped on line to find out I have missed out. I am soooo frustrated! Good luck to everyone else!

kattenijin
16th May 2008, 4:30 AM
Round Three rankings are as follows:


1) CisteCaise ("http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1183951&postcount=163)
2) CiaoAlora
3) romyhorse
4) photo


Judges comments:

To all contestants:
Judge B) My goodness, you guys just get better and better with each round! It's wonderful to see how you progress through this contest.

CisteCaise:
Judge A) I like the 'Love' Sceen going on!

Judge B) Awesome! I love all the stuff hanging from the ceiling. Everything is very colorful!

Judge C) I really really liked the idea of a commune. Almost everything was perfect. The sewing room and hammock on the deck are my favorite parts. The kitchen could us a good remodel, it's looking a bit dated.

CiaoAlora:
Judge A) I like that you didn't go with the normal hippy style.

Judge B) Haha, what a wonderfully tacky shade of celery green! The boys' room in denim was a nice touch.

Judge C) I like the shag carpet! The bars seperating the kitchen from the living room is very 70's. I like the mix of colors. I would like to see the same detail that was given to the interior to the landscaping as well.

romyhorse:
Judge A) 60's/70's they were breaking out of the 50's shell not staying in it.

Judge B) Still needs more clutter! Hippies were messy people, you know. (Umm..I wouldn't go saying that to my Aunt! She's the poster child for both the Hippie Love-fest AND first place neat-freak! -Katt) Love the art room, and the bathrooms are cute, too.

Judge C) The bedding and some of the wallpaper in the bathrooms were great. I would have liked to see more of that in this round. I got a more modern feel to this round than the 70's. The bubbler in the backyard was a great addition.

photo:
Judge A) Same as romy... Breaking out of the shell not staying in.

Judge B) Aw, look at all the cute toys! And the electric pencil sharpener--I have one just like that IRL! The furniture business is genius.

Judge C) Yay! more clutter! The realism of your photos have greatly improved this round. You took a different approach to the seventies. A more conservative route, but still kept pretty true with the wood paneling.

Just an FYI: While the contestant with the overall highest score has a clear lead, only 1.25 points seperate the others!

CisteCaise
16th May 2008, 4:01 PM
Wow, my thanks to the judges! Now I really need to amp up and bring my "A" game to Round 4! :)

kattenijin
19th May 2008, 8:47 AM
As it seems everyone is waiting untill the last minute to post, there will be no extensions given for this round.

romyhorse
19th May 2008, 12:33 PM
Can I check how many pictures we can post this round, as some people posted 7 last round and I thought it was only 6 (no one has a basement)?

kattenijin
19th May 2008, 4:42 PM
You may post up to 7 pictures.

Sorry about the abruptness of the previous version of this post, today has not been a good day.

romyhorse
19th May 2008, 5:17 PM
Thank you, my pictures will be up soon :)

CiaoAlora
19th May 2008, 8:53 PM
Today:


As time passed by, Sonia stayed on in the old family home. She married briefly and divorced a year and a half later. A few years later, she had a daughter from an affair. Her daughter is grown, recently married, and moved across the country. Then the house was empty, and she found herself all alone, so Sonia decided to remodel some of the house.
The kitchen was ripped out and moved to where the living room used to be, and the lower floor was opened up in the main social areas. Upstairs, the wall at the top of the stairs was removed, opening up the hallway to the exterior wall. She converted her daughter’s old bedroom into her new office, complete with a laptop computer and a phone, since she started writing books. The old grandfather clock stands proudly in Sonia's office, a daily reminder of her history. Reluctant to get rid of too many furniture pieces, most have been refinshed to give them a new life, but there have been plenty of new purchases as well.
Being all alone now, she rescued a little kitten at the local animal shelter for company. The kitten named Lamb Chop, has its own space in the mudroom. The garage burned down so it gave Sonia the perfect opportunity to replace it with a small swimming pool. She adores flower gardens, so the small yard has been receiving a lot of attention with new flower varieties every season. Sonia is enjoying a quiet and relaxing time in her life now.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Outside.jpg
Exterior View

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Mainplan-1.jpg
Main Floor Plan

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/upper-1.jpg
Upper Floor Plan

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Bedroom-1.jpg
Master Bedroom

Collages:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/collage3-1.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/collage2-1.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/collage1.jpg

romyhorse
19th May 2008, 9:38 PM
Rebecca closed the commune at the end of 1978, people were getting older and moving on and she couldn't manage the farmwork on her own. She did have one son, Seamus, father unknown, who is now grown-up with a family of his own. The commune was well known locally for it's artwork and Rebecca was able to gain a meagre income from her paintings. During the economic boom of the 1980's though, she decided to sell of most of the family land. The local town was creeping ever closer and demand for land for building was high. Now she is able to live in relative comfort from the interest on her savings. The electronic age has mostly passed her by, but she has a computer in her studio so she can keep in touch with her grandchildren, though it did take her quite a while to get the hang of it! And she still likes to use her landline for calling people, but she does have a mobile phone for emergencies. And of course the dresser is still there in the kitchen, having been stripped and rewaxed it looks as good as new. Rebecca loves to tend her flowers and keeps the front garden looking spick and span, but the back garden is getting a bit much for her and is starting to look a bit shabby. The house itself is pretty much the same as it was when Rebecca ran the commune. There is some new furniture, mixed in with some of her favourite old pieces, the downstairs bedroom is now a room for her grandchildren when they come to stay and the toilet at the top of the stairs has been turned back into a storeroom.

Overview

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/b1-1.jpg

Ground Floor

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/b3.jpg

First Floor

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/b2-1.jpg

Outside

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/b4.jpg

Kitchen and Living Room

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/c2.jpg

Bedroom and Bathroom

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/c1.jpg

Children's Room, Studio and Storeroom

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/c3.jpg

photo
19th May 2008, 10:41 PM
mine will be in tonight... just close to the deadline... i've done most of my decorating, just need to take pictures and i have to get to work. it'll probably up around 10:30 central time.

CisteCaise
20th May 2008, 12:59 AM
** Apologies in advance for the poor showing this round; I had issues with the game when taking photos and had to basically rebuild everything in an hour. **

The Next Generation - Today
Sonia had a brief marriage to a local guitarist, Rhapsody Parker which lasted from 1973 to 1976. After their divorce, Sonia decided to close down the commune and got a job doing freelance photography for various news publications around the country.

While she may have removed the majority of her "hippy" past from her home and fashion style, she remained a liberal, free-thinking woman in all aspects of her life.

Her brother married a lovely young British woman whom he met at Cambridge in 1977 and the two had twin boys, Christopher Ryan and Matthew Robert, in 1979. The boys would often visit their aunt in America and affectionately referred to her as "Crazy Ol' Auntie Sonia."

In 2008 Sonia began to feel that the house was too much for her to handle anymore, so she decided to pass the house along to her nephew Christopher and his lovely wife Janine, who were expecting their first child; perhaps they could make better use of the space with their growing family.

House Overview
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/1990.jpg

First Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/1990-1stfloor.jpg

Second Floor Layout
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/1990-2ndfloor.jpg

Heirloom in Living Room on TV Set
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/1990-heirloom.jpg

Kitchen Detail
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/1990-kitchen.jpg

Study
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/1990-study.jpg
She may be old, but she's not a fuddy-duddy; Sonia loves the internet and how it has allowed her to maintain contact with her friends and family around the globe.

Attic
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/1990-attic.jpg
Attempted to become a reformed packrat, Sonia has managed to select only a few choice prized possessions to remain with her; those without a specific place at present are stowed away in the attic next to her room.

photo
20th May 2008, 5:06 AM
I'm late I'm sooooo sorry... Hope I'm still ok, its only a few minutes. :) If not its fine too.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Four-Front.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Four-Master-Two.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Four-Living.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Four-Collage.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Four-Kitchen.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Four-Downstairs.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f138/photo_me2004/Ages-Round-Four-Upstairs.jpg

Never one to take new things slowly, Jennifer adapted to the 90's better than any of her friends. Still running some of the business aspects of Walker & Family Home Furnishings, she got a laptop to communicate with work without having to be there. With the business still thriving, she expanded the house, relocating the kitchen and moving the master bedroom downstairs. The upstairs master was turned into storage/grandkids room and the smaller room upstairs into a storage area. Not much was done to the upstairs baths, they still retain their 70's feel, but Jennifer's children and grandchildren love it, they say it adds character to the house. The pool isn't used as much these days, just when the grandkids come to visit and Jennifer isn't in her prime anymore so she doesn't make it upstairs as much as she used to. She does take the time to swim every morning though, it helps her keep her 40 year old body. She still keeps the sake set next to her bed, just a reminder of all that she comes from :) Jennifer is thinking of moving into a smaller place soon though.... She just needs to find her stationary.

kattenijin
20th May 2008, 5:23 AM
Round 4 Closed!

Good luck to you all!

Also, please be sure to check out this post: http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1186986&postcount=41 in the HOA chatter thread, I especially need the answer to the question. Thanks!

CiaoAlora
20th May 2008, 5:30 AM
Good luck everyone.... What a fun contest!

photo
20th May 2008, 5:32 AM
phew... good luck everyone!

kattenijin
20th May 2008, 5:32 AM
Just thought you all would like to see the house I based this whole thing on:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000057_54ee05d7.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000057_d4ee0630.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000057_94ee0688.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000057_94ee0699.jpg

CiaoAlora
20th May 2008, 5:37 AM
It's amazing how different all of the houses turned out, when they are based off of the same basic house, with the same optional additions.

CisteCaise
20th May 2008, 5:57 AM
Oh wow, the original house is awesome! I agree with CiaoAlora, it really is awesome to see how everyone's houses have varied and reflect different styles within the additions added.

dlisted
20th May 2008, 6:36 PM
My scores are in. I couldn't see Romyhorse's photos, but I scored on what I had given when I initially saw them.

Good luck everyone! You made this contest really hard to judge. Your characters were really fun to read about and the houses started looking very realistic!

kattenijin
21st May 2008, 7:29 AM
Round 4 ranking is:

1) CiaoAlora (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1186838&postcount=181)
2) photo
3) CisteCaise
4) romyhorse

Judges comments:

CisteCaise:
Judge A: ---
Judge B: i really liked the attic
Judge C: That's a bummer about your game. I like how you kept some of Sonia's liberal, hippie stuff in the house (guitar on wall, more colorful and artsy deco). The attic was a cute idea and the antique on the tv looks nice there.

CiaoAlora:
Judge A: ---
Judge B: such a cozy inside. i love it
Judge C: I really like Sonia's house. The living room is my favorite. Looks like a beach house witht hte lighter, airy colors. Reminds me slightly of my grandma's house. Perfect for an elder.

romyhorse:
Judge A: ---
Judge B: ---
Judge C: I couldn't see the photos when I went to judge, but I did score them when I looked at them yesterday...but, I don't have any comments since I can't see them right now.


photo:
Judge A: ---
Judge B: ---
Judge C: I've seen the greatest improvement from you during this contest. That living room is great. I really wish I could live there. You can deffinately tell the 70's vibe was kept (in the bathrooms and master bedroom walls), but a lot of elders tend to keep the decorating style from their prime, so it works

kattenijin
21st May 2008, 7:47 AM
And the old family homestead goes to.........

CisteCaise with a score of 96.40!!!

In second place we have...

CiaoAlora with a score of 94.86!

In third is...

romyhorse with a score of 93.93!

and fourth...

photo with a score of 93.46!

Congratulations and thank you to all contestants!

photo
21st May 2008, 8:36 AM
good job guys! this contest was lots of fun.

CisteCaise
21st May 2008, 3:30 PM
Congratulations everyone! This contest was an absolute blast! :eagerly awaits Cycle 2:

CiaoAlora
21st May 2008, 3:35 PM
What a great contest this was! Thank you judges!
Everyone did such a good job, we all came in very close :D

kattenijin
21st May 2008, 4:29 PM
romyhorse: Please empty some of your pm box so I can send you the link for your prize!

romyhorse
21st May 2008, 5:59 PM
Sorry about that, it's empty now :)

annachibi
21st May 2008, 6:22 PM
w00t! :D Congrats, everybody!

Kristow_SC
26th May 2008, 4:45 PM
Hey, I love all of the houses that have been displayed and I would like some of them for my own neighbourhood! However, I only have the base game. Does anyone know where I can find 1930s inspired houses for downloading that don't require any EP/SPs?

annachibi
26th May 2008, 6:04 PM
Kristow, this isn't the appropriate place to ask that. You should post in the WCIF (Where Can I Find) section.
However, if you download the Clean Installer program, you can install almost any house, no matter what EPs/SPs it requires. ;)