Laura; don't understand what you're doing - apartment? But I love your style.
Here's a house I made for the Ramaswamis. Since he want's to be a rock god, he dresses "English", but his wife and house are "traditional". Well, actually NOT - I have no idea what that would BE, so I just threw every wild color in, and am surprised that I LIKE it! I especially like "layering".
Here is Widespot Village as it currently stands. I've moved in a single test family and made some changes (to an unoccupied copy) as a result of my half an hour using them to test the lot. I'm hoping that there won't be too many more changes to make, as I rather like the lot as it is now! :-)
From the front left clockwise to front right the properties will belong to Dora Ottomas (who will live there with her son, Peter), Daytona Beech (who will live there with her son, Hamilton), recent graduate Skye Weiss, and loved-up newly-weds Homer and Beulah Land. As well as there own properties they will also have access to the communal area, which includes chess tables, a playground, a soccer goal (invisible, by the clump of shrubs/trees near the Weiss-Land property border) and a wedding area (with an invisible arch, by the front area of shrubs). Pets and strays are not forgotten - there is a food bowl, cat and dog toys and an invisible scratching post. There is also a small car park - from left to right the cars "belong" to Daytona, Dora and Homer.
The houses are all quite large, and hence quite expensive, so I'm going to need to find a way to reduce the rent. I may subsidise it. I think EA rent is set way too high, really. All of the families will have plenty of space to expand, though - the Weiss house has 3 bedrooms, the others all have 4. Daytona & Skye's houses have three storeys, Dora's place and the Lands' house have two. As they can't build any extensions I wanted to ensure they had plenty of room for their families to grow over time. Here are the floor plans. The properties are all unfurnished - the beds in the pictures are just to show whether the bedrooms are intended as doubles, twins or singles. All four properties (I think) have master bedrooms, with en-suites.
I've got quite a bit more play-testing to do, and then a fair bit of setting up for the new 'hood, but I'm really looking forward to playing Widespot Village! :-)
lauratje86, those are lovely! I like the idea of starting with younger versions of the Widespot Sims
I have a quick question- Will the families be able to place their own cars on the spaces or are those the only cars they can use? My experience with apartments is that a family can only own a car if it is in a garage which connects to their property, which is quite a bummer since then the space in front of it will go unused.