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kattenijin
23rd Jun 2008, 5:01 AM
This contest belongs in House.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/main-banner.jpg

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

Dear Sir or Madame,

After a great deal of research, it has come to our attention that you may be eligible to inherit a shop, with attached living accomodations belonging to your recently departed Great-Aunt. One of the conditions to inherit is to provide a historical family background of said shop, complete with pictures and biography.

The Firm of Dewwy,Cheatem, and Howe LLP


Your job is to build and decorate the home/shop and lot, as outlined in each round, also writing a short paragraph about the home/shop and family. Please have up to 8 pictures per round: Lot over-view (not top-down, just showing the whole lot), one top-down of each floor, up to 5 showcasing features of home/shop. You may use use a collage of up to 4 smaller pics per photo for the "showcase" photos.

Rules:

One entry per contestant
There will be no eleminations
Custom content is allowed
NO photoshopping, except for collage photos.
Be polite
Please also have one "family heirloom" object. This object needs to be on the lot for each round.

Dates:

Applications: 1890's, The Gilded Age: July 23 to July 28
Round 1: 1920's, Le Jazz Hot!: July 29 to August 3
Round 2: 1950's, Duck and Cover, Who's got "The Bomb" : August 4 to August 9
Round 3: 1980's, I want my MTV : August 10 to August 15
Round 4: 2010's, Going Green: August 16 to August 21

All rounds will end at 11:59:59 PM GMT-5

Judges:

Judge 1: PuX- 80's
Judge 2: omgitsashley
Judge 3:

EJ1:Me
EJ2:

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. ;)

Lot 1:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/Front_3.jpg

Lot 2:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000001_90f2d2e1.jpg

Lot 3:
Coming soon :)

Contestants:

1) CisteCaise
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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1)Download base lot, build and decorate home/shop and lot:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_0000005a_759272f7.jpg

The lot was created with the Lot Adjuster, and the outer two tiles are non-editable. I also used 4 or 5 of Numenor's Unlevel walls. It was built with all EPs and SPs through Ikea Stuff, but will most likely work for most configurations as it is just walls, foundation, a base-game wood floor and concrete floor, and the concrete stairs. It has been cleaned with Clean Installer. If you prefer, you may build your own, PM me for dimensions.

The lower level will be the shop, and the upper will be the living quarters. You may use some of the first level for Family space, but at least 2/3 must be the shop and stock room. Currently the basement is for "looks" only. You may decorate it as storage if you wish, and add inside access. The roof style is your choice. Note that the building abutts the building to it's right, so no windows on that wall. Also, only ONE bathroom that must share a wall with the kitchen sink, indoor plumbing is still fairly new.

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, 1889. Joseph opened the doors to his store in Eden Township just in time for the birth of their first child, George, in the fall of 1890. By 1896, 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.


The Gilded Age

In American history, the "Gilded Age" refers to major growth in population in the United States and extravagant displays of wealth and excess of America's upper-class during the post-Civil War and post-Reconstruction era, in the late 19th century (1877-1890). The wealth polarization derived primarily from industrial and population expansion. The Gilded Age, like gilding the lily (which is already beautiful and not in need of further adornment), was excessive and wasteful -- it was a period characterized by showy displays of wealth and excessive opulence. However, it is important to consider that the Gilded Age was not nearly as wonderful as a flower; a time of despair and dirt was "gilded" by the image of the rich who benefited from industrialization.
The end of the Gilded Age coincided with the Panic of 1893, a deep depression.

beeps
21st Jul 2008, 1:10 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 7.20.08
Ends 8.20.08

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
21st Jul 2008, 2:43 AM
GAH!!! I'd thought this wasn't going to be approved as it's been 4 weeks since submission, and was never on the waiting list. I'm not going to be able to start much with it untill Wednesday July 23. I'll try to get the lot file uploaded ASAP so anyone who wishes to enter can have as much time as posible to get an app in. I'll also PM BP to see if I can get a bit of a delay/extension.

beeps
21st Jul 2008, 2:50 AM
This will be delayed for a few days until kattenijin is ready!

kattenijin
23rd Jul 2008, 3:03 AM
Ok, I'm ready, and a whole day early too!

Also, the "shop" can be pretty much ANY business apropriate to the time period.

Try:
Grocer, Agricultural Impliments, Hardware, Lawyer, Tailor, Jewler, Drugstore, Ice cream Parlor, Restaraunt, Bakery, Dry goods and Textiles, etc.

FrenchFlutie10_SC
23rd Jul 2008, 3:54 AM
Also, only ONE [i]small[i] bath that must share a wall with the kitchen sink, indoor plumbing is still fairly new.

This contest sounds great, I love building and decorating contests.

One question, as seen in the quote above.

When you say one ''small bath'' ...does that mean 1 tub/bath or is it reference to small bathroom. Meaning the bathroom would include a toilet, sink, and tub...which would all need to be against the same wall.

kattenijin
23rd Jul 2008, 4:06 AM
This contest sounds great, I love building and decorating contests.

One question, as seen in the quote above.

When you say one ''small bath'' ...does that mean 1 tub/bath or is it reference to small bathroom. Meaning the bathroom would include a toilet, sink, and tub...which would all need to be against the same wall.

One bathROOM. :) I kinda re-thought this too, and the space could be larger, as often a spare bedroom would be converted into a bathroom. It still needs to have the plumbing share the wall. You can have the kitchen on one level, and the bath on another, as long as the "plumbing walls" line up. I'll update the main post too.

CisteCaise
24th Jul 2008, 9:05 PM
Dewwy,Cheatem, and Howe? :lol: katt, that's too awesome! :lol:

I've started on my application (I noticed the thread was kinda quiet, so I felt that I should pop by and quasi-spam it).

EDIT:

Quick Question:
Are we allowed to add a decorative awning to the building? (e.g. a small awning over the entryway to shield customers from rain/hang signage from)

kattenijin
24th Jul 2008, 10:03 PM
You can decorate the exterior as you wish. Don't get too fond of it as there are changes in round 2. :)

CiaoAlora
25th Jul 2008, 7:40 AM
I'm glad to see this is up and running now, I just downloaded the house and am starting up my game to work on it.

So to the right it is "attached" to another building, but on the left there is a walkway that is outdoors? So the wall there would be the start of another building?
Sorry if that sounds confusing, I'm just trying to understand the layout.

kattenijin
25th Jul 2008, 8:31 AM
I'm glad to see this is up and running now, I just downloaded the house and am starting up my game to work on it.

So to the right it is "attached" to another building, but on the left there is a walkway that is outdoors? So the wall there would be the start of another building?
Sorry if that sounds confusing, I'm just trying to understand the layout.

The wall on the far left is another building, yes.

kattenijin
26th Jul 2008, 12:14 AM
Lot 1:
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

Lot 2: (lot will not be furnished)
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000001_70f2d2f2.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000001_50f2d323.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000001_f0f2d31a.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/kattenijin/snapshot_00000001_f0f2d32c.jpg

CisteCaise
27th Jul 2008, 9:37 PM
I've got another quick question (hopefully it will be the last, as I'm almost done):

Do we have to do the basement stair placement for the application round? If we don't place the interior stair access now, will we be prevented from having it in the future?

kattenijin
27th Jul 2008, 10:24 PM
I've got another quick question (hopefully it will be the last, as I'm almost done):

Do we have to do the basement stair placement for the application round? If we don't place the interior stair access now, will we be prevented from having it in the future?

No, because this time, since I provided the base lot, I know the basements are there. I'm trying to be less strict about the extent of the re-modeling this time around, however, placing the stairs now will probably save you time in the second round (hint hint ;) ).

CisteCaise
27th Jul 2008, 10:56 PM
1890's, The Gilded Age

Ignatio Martinez-Haya first moved to the Tampa area from Key West in 1886 with his good friend and business partner, Vicente Ybor to set up a cigarmaking industry in the area; Vicente purchased a 40 acre section of swampland and founded Mr. Ybor's City. Within a few years, Mr. Ybor's City began to flourish and become a multi-cultural hotbed of industry.

As the cigar industry began to boom, Ignatio Martinez-Haya helped his son Eduardo Martinez-Haya, who had recently married the lovely Consuela Antuono, purchase his own small cigar and tobacco shop on the growing La Septima Avenida (Seventh Avenue) in 1894. Shortly after his business was established, Eduardo and Consuela had their first child, a young boy they named Vicente, after his father's good friend.

Their family heirloom is a dressmaker's dummy that Eduardo's mother brought with her to America from Cuba; currently Consuela is using the dummy in her small sewing room/nursery.

Lot Overview: Martinez-Haya Cigars
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges-02/1890-FrontView-01.jpg

Another Angle of the Front of the Lot
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges-02/1890-FrontView-02.jpg

First Floor Overview
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges-02/1890-FirstFloorOverview.jpg

Second Floor Overview
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges-02/1890-SecondFloorOverview.jpg

Shop Area Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges-02/1890-Collage1.jpg

Bedrooms Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges-02/1890-Collage2.jpg

Common Areas Collage
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/HouseofAges-02/1890-Collage3.jpg

kattenijin
29th Jul 2008, 4:46 AM
Well, the app round has closed, and with only one entry, so has the contest.

CisteCaise, I really apreciate you entering, and I'm sorry all your work went for naught.

It appears that design/build contests aren't what people want right now. Hopefully at some point in the future they'll pick up again, and I'll run House of ages Cycle 2 again.

For the other 7 people who downloaded the lot and didn't apply: Tsk! tsk! tsk!

CisteCaise
30th Jul 2008, 4:39 AM
Aw, it wasn't all for naught; I had a ton of fun working on it! I'll definitely be entering Cycle 2 (and so should other people!!! katt's contests are really fun and creatively challenging!)