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QBUILDERZ
6th Jul 2012, 6:35 AM
Hosted two foundation challenges in #create.
Judged the site wide “Foundation Challenge.”
I am motherporkin’ Qbuilderz…which says a lot in itself.

Concept
In years past, MTS has conducted a few foundation “challenges” and “contests.” In these competitions, a foundation was handed out to those who participated with the expectation that they find a creative way to build a house with the given space. The next round, the foundation would progress in complexity, often including weird shapes, corners, and angles, designed to try and throw people off. This process would be repeated each round until, ultimately, the final foundation looked ridiculous and lead to awkward houses.

That will not happen in this challenge.

In fact, this challenge is the antithesis of what the previous rules called for. Each round, I will be handing out a simple foundation to work with, a palette where you can still be creative, without having to blow a few gaskets trying to make heads or tails of what you’re looking at. This will ensure that all entries can be different styles, ideas, and have different personalities, while still allowing for the challenge of working with somebody's floor plan. The catch, however, remains in the foundation, just not on its shape.
The initial round of this challenge will be designed as a lead in -- a simple foundation with no catches, sculpted to give you a bit of a challenge, introduce you to the rules, and establish a friendly competition. From there, who knows what I might throw in; perhaps a forced basement; maybe a different wall height; CFE walls…I don’t know, and neither will any of you.
Each foundation will have a special quality with it. Instead of changing the shapes each round, I will be altering more drastic characteristics. Height, depth, size, shape, angle, levels, and more are all open for modification. This isn’t the average challenge you are used to; this one can, and will, give you a run for your money, and hopefully, force you to try some new things as well as build on your problem solving skills.

Without further ado…here are the rules!


Rules

Failure to adhere to any of the rules will result in your score for the round being reduced to zero. Repeated infractions will result in being kicked from the contest overall.


No altering the foundation is allowed
o Its shape should still be clearly visible from top down.
o No adding more foundation on
o No taking any foundation off
o No adjusting the height
o Aesthetic changes are allowed (ex. Painting, adding or removing plants, wall hangings, etc.)
Building away from the foundation
o As stated above, the top down view should still resemble the original lot. This means no over hangs for more space and no adding basements. However, you are permitted to add shed, car ports, garages, etc. and attach them to the lot as long as they don’t add more livable space. Garages can only be used to house cars, not store an extra bed.
Lot size
o The lot size will be included in the post. You are not allowed to place the foundation on a larger sized lot than what is given.
o You are allowed to rotate the lot any way you would like.
Custom Content
o Is allowed as long as it is free or store content. NO PAY CONTENT.
o MTS encourages the creation and use of CC, but everyone deserves their credit. You don't have to list each bit of CC, just the creators that made it so they get their work highlighted.
Pictures
o You are REQUIRED to upload the following pictures with each round:
----->• Front picture
----->• Back picture
----->• Floor plan pictures
o Extra pictures are recommended, but not required.
o No photoshopping please!
Time and Extensions
o Each round will last for a week.
o Extensions are allowed, but there should be a valid excuse, as per usual.
Questions
o For the most part, this contest relies on people being honest. The more you adhere to the rules, the more fun it is for everyone. Try not to bend the rules; if you think you can exploit something, try not to – it ruins the game for everyone. If you want to make sure that what you’re doing is allowed, just ask down below and I, or someone else who has done these before, will help you out.



Scoring:
You will be awarded points based on the following categories:


Structure: 10 Points
o Make sure the lot follows all of the rules, is built in a unique way, there are no boring walls, etc. If your lot looks finished and well done, you can score up to ten points! Don’t forget that interior room layouts are considered as well.
Landscaping: 10 Points
o Everyone is focusing on building an outstanding house, but landscaping is just as important! Fill in awkward spaces, use flowers and trees effectively, but don’t be too excessive or sloppy.
Decorations: 10 Points
o The inside is just as important, if not more important, than the outside. Make sure the necessities are included in the house, the floor plan is set up well, and rooms don’t look too large or empty!
Presentation: 10 points
o Are the pictures you took large, clear, and pretty? Is your post informative and free of errors? This is an easy ten points! Don’t rush it!
Bonus Points: 20 points
o These are awarded hit or miss. You either get all of the points or no points at all.
o Is there an obvious and cohesive theme?
----->• +5 bonus points
o You took extra pictures and they are gorgeous! They show off the lot really well!
----->• +5 bonus points
o WOW! Your lot clearly stood out in this round. You really went the extra mile!
----->• +10 bonus points



Target Score Per Round: 40 points
Maximum Score Per Round: 60 points



Entering

To enter, all you need to do download the lot, finish your entry, and post at least the required pictures down below. There is no limit on how many entrants I want, if I get only 10, perfect! If I get 42, even better!

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/36790_120703023841FoundationChallengeBanner1.jpg ENTRY ROUND OVER AS OF: July 20th 2012
SCORES AVAILABLE HERE! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AirbIEXvRwrHdERTSldVc1pPSVpvT0h0UFJTUlVkU2c&output=html)

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37954_120721225304FoundationChallengeBanner2.jpg
ROUND 2 OVER AS OF: August 1st 2012
SCORES AVAILABLE HERE! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AirbIEXvRwrHdHBUZzV2ZzBBVGozTk1tbzJpYmkxNVE&output=html)


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38605_120802115606R3.jpg
ROUND THREE OVER AS OF: August 12th 2012
SCORES AVAILABLE HERE! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AirbIEXvRwrHdFJ5Yk1TczZ4YUZyUWtnRGdxajlsTVE)


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/39277_120813131151R4.jpg
ROUND OVER AS OF: August 25th 2012
(countdown until round ends is found here! (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=103&iso=20120825T235959&year=2012&month=8&day=25&hour=23&min=59&sec=59&msg=ROUND%204%20IS%20OVER!&csz=1))
READ THIS: Announcement About R4 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3934052&postcount=262)
SCORES AVAILABLE: HERE! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AirbIEXvRwrHdGZoOGhHbk5fV0Z0VGROcE9SNzJXMUE&pli=1#gid=0JXMUE&output=html)

Entrants:
Bakafox (modthesims.info/m/2920870) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3900023&postcount=18) -- Round2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3918052&postcount=156) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3933740&postcount=259) -- No Entry
ReyaD (modthesims.info/m/4668464) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3900092&postcount=19) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3913447&postcount=115) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3924234&postcount=206) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3935032&postcount=279)
Lewjen (modthesims.info/m/1354442) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3901240&postcount=23) -- No Entry -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3928862&postcount=234) -- No Entry
Shhh (modthesims.info/m/6867650) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3901925&postcount=28) -- No Entry -- No entry -- No Entry
Armiel (modthesims.info/m/3524400) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3902456&postcount=29) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3913117&postcount=111) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3925024&postcount=215) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3936580&postcount=287)
Porkypine (modthesims.info/m/429491) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3907228&postcount=40) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3913482&postcount=116) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3926499&postcount=221) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3939028&postcount=295)
Beccapixie10 (modthesims.info/m/2904836) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3907487&postcount=46) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3917473&postcount=148) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3930793&postcount=242) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3939031&postcount=296)
Fukothepixie (modthesims.info/m/7206783) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3908209&postcount=50) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3916921&postcount=140) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3927565&postcount=230) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3944556&postcount=331)
Perfectionist (modthesims.info/m/6452779) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3909017&postcount=59) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3917069&postcount=141) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3927457&postcount=227) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3938906&postcount=294)
CimsonRaeden (modthesims.info/m/2253889) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3909217&postcount=60) -- Round2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3918209&postcount=157) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3933576&postcount=257) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3943979&postcount=324)
InesMarie (modthesims.info/m/7379216) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3909305&postcount=61) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3915270&postcount=130) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3933621&postcount=258) -- No Entry
AdonisPluto (modthesims.info/m/3749619) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3909341&postcount=64) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3917268&postcount=145) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3929878&postcount=237) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3942336&postcount=316)
PSDuckie (modthesims.info/m/7508303) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3909791&postcount=70) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3913601&postcount=118) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3928668&postcount=232) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3941052&postcount=307)
Fuzzlechan (modthesims.info/m/4830951) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3909797&postcount=71) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3914420&postcount=124) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3933176&postcount=254) -- No Entry
Rishara (modthesims.info/m/3076127) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3909846&postcount=72) -- Round2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3916708&postcount=137) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3929323&postcount=235) -- No Enry
Morphead (modthesims.info/m/2093808) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3910152&postcount=75) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3913395&postcount=114) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3924555&postcount=207) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3945368&postcount=333)
Kuyke001 (modthesims.info/m/4613283) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3911021&postcount=82) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3922289&postcount=195) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3933380&postcount=256) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3943877&postcount=323)
Llamaforever (modthesims.info/m/171149) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3911162&postcount=84) -- Round2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3917637&postcount=153) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3930093&postcount=239) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3941890&postcount=314)
Flabaliki (modthesims.info/m/106294) - Entry (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3911279&postcount=85) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3916476&postcount=135) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3930724&postcount=240) -- No Entry
Kiwi_Tea (modthesims.info/m/3207738) - Entry (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3911290&postcount=86) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3916509&postcount=136) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3931906&postcount=246) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3944488&postcount=328)
Sandymdh (modthesims.info/m/3496549) - Entry (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3911489&postcount=89) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3920891&postcount=176) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3925829&postcount=217) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3943759&postcount=322)
Lanawinst (modthesims.info/m/1665731) - Entry (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3911587&postcount=92) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3921054&postcount=180) -- Round 3 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3933354&postcount=255) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3944231&postcount=326)
CreativeMommy1985 (modthesims.info/m/3484081) - Entry (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3911593&postcount=93) -- Round 2 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3920926&postcount=177) -- Round 3 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3935769&postcount=282) -- No Entry

NOT JUDGED CONTESTANTS:
Naiyasfury (http://modthesims.info/m/3676717) - Entry (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3916077&postcount=134) -- Round2 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3923596&postcount=203)
Sharill63 (http://modthesims.info/m/7094743) - Entry (http://modthesims.info/m/showpost.php?p=3926498&postcount=220) -- Round 2 (http://modthesims.info/m/showpost.php?p=3927394&postcount=224) -- Round 3 (http://modthesims.info/m/showpost.php?p=3927954&postcount=231) -- Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/m/showpost.php?p=3940953&postcount=306)
Powelly009 (http://modthesims.info/m/7148165) - Round 4 (http://modthesims.info/m/showpost.php?p=3941482&postcount=310)

Judges
If you wish to be a judge, just ask down below. The only qualification is to be completely unbiased in your scoring. As above, I will also take on as many judges as people sign up. If you'd rather judge, I'd love to work with you!

Judges:
Qbuilderz (modthesims.info/member.php?u=1155044)
ForeverCamp (modthesims.info/m/705200)
Riptide651 (modthesims.info/m/4436596)
PlayinSafe (modthesims.info/m/4772258)
Waterstar (modthesims.info/m/3819444)
GigaRevival (modthesims.info/m/4800601)

heaven
6th Jul 2012, 6:38 AM
Contest Approved

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.

QBUILDERZ
6th Jul 2012, 5:15 PM
Okay! Contest is up, go ahead and download the lot, make it awesome and such :) When you are done, go ahead and post down below -- I will do my best to keep track of all the entries in the first post :) At this point, if anyone would like to enter as a judge, I'd appreciate it! Let's have some fun guys :D

ForeverCamp
6th Jul 2012, 5:17 PM
Rawr! You're HERE! I waited ALL MORNING!

... No, not really. Just the last hour. :rofl:

I'll be a judge!

Riptide651
6th Jul 2012, 5:32 PM
Ill volunteer to judge for this one too, I'm just to backed up with my creations, that building 4 more on short notice will murder me. From what I've judged so far, writing constructive comments is much easier. :P

Annabel Lee
6th Jul 2012, 5:39 PM
Hey motherporkin’ Qbuilderz! :lol:
I'll help judge.
How many rounds will this be?

Shhh
6th Jul 2012, 6:25 PM
Sims 3, am I right?

QBUILDERZ
6th Jul 2012, 6:53 PM
It will be four rounds (as of right now. If there is interest for more or, somehow, a tie, we can go longer.)
Yes -- This is, unfortunately, sims 3 only. In the past I have been capable of hosting both TS2 and TS3, but I no longer have TS2 installed due to my computer being super duper crappy.

ReyaD
6th Jul 2012, 7:16 PM
Custom Content
o Is allowed as long as it is free or store content. NO PAY CONTENT.
o MTS encourages the creation and use of CC, but everyone deserves their credit.

So would you want us to provide a list of the CC we used?

bakafox
6th Jul 2012, 7:27 PM
Question Q, does it have to be a residential lot, or can we make community lots out of it for challenge?

chasmchronicle
6th Jul 2012, 7:31 PM
So, we pretty much can do whatever we want to the lot as long as it doesn't alter the foundation's form in any way?

QBUILDERZ
6th Jul 2012, 7:42 PM
Oof, should have had some more people proof read these things:

Reya - Yeah, please provide a list of cc creators you used. These aren't submissions to the queue, but I find it nice when the creators get their credit :)
Baka - Sure! Go for it! I think that'd be creative and awesome :D
Sim - Basically ;D I just wanted to be really thorough in the rules.

bakafox
6th Jul 2012, 8:44 PM
Ack another question Q- if building a community lot, would outdoor tables count as 'living area' if making something like a bistro, or outdoor exercise areas if making a gym? What sorts of furnishings would be not-living-area-ish for community lots?

Shhh
6th Jul 2012, 9:48 PM
@ bekafox, doesn't it have to be a house, I can't find anything about community lots?

bakafox
6th Jul 2012, 10:47 PM
@ bekafox, doesn't it have to be a house, I can't find anything about community lots?

I asked him if it could be a community a few posts up =) he said yes.

Shhh
7th Jul 2012, 12:24 AM
@ bakafox, Sorry, now I feel stupid. Good idea, though Ihave already started a house for this round. Good luck with it! ;)

Are fire places OK, the don't really change the foundation do they?

QBUILDERZ
7th Jul 2012, 4:53 PM
Baka - By living area I mean more house parts. Like, adding an outdoor room would be living area. You can add a patio, provided it isn't on foundation. Basically, things like garages / decorative little sheds in a garden are allowed as they don't add more space for sims to actually live in. A guest house would not be allowed, as it would function as livable space.

Yes, fireplaces are good, they are objects :)

bakafox
7th Jul 2012, 10:44 PM
Although I asked about community lots, for round 1 I built a residential after all =) Background setting is a world of mine in progress- so I bring a desert suburbia modern beauty: Desert Ice, 2BR 2BTH home with swimming pool and lovely cactus gardens up front to make up for the water usage on that lush back lawn.

Front view of house:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%201/Screenshot-93.jpg

Back view of the home:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%201/Screenshot-107.jpg

The first floor layout is an elegant living/sitting room and dining room, with the small downstairs bathroom/laundry tucked away neatly. The grounds are neatly manicured and the pool wraps the house with pristine water.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%201/Screenshot-91.jpg

The upstairs has a small entertainment area on the landing, plus the second bath, master & second bedrooms. There's a small balcony, shaded by roofgarden vines from which to enjoy the stars.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%201/Screenshot-92.jpg

The dining room/kitchen is a favorite for the family and guests, with its glass-topped table and accessible-but-out-of-the-way cooking area:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%201/Screenshot-85.jpg

And at night the house just about shimmers. The more poetic of the family teens likened it to a "Moon on the ground, only all square and stuff."
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%201/Screenshot-102.jpg

Lot was built using EA Lucky Palms & Town Life stuff along with the EP's through Showtime.

The only CC on the lot are the Porkypine conversions of Macarossi's desert plants from TS2. (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=433234)

For the curious there's a few more images up at Photobucket (http://s1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%201/)

ReyaD
7th Jul 2012, 11:48 PM
I don't build often but when I do its usually for my legacy family or to suit an existing family in my stories. So for round one I found inspiration in a family I made up. Looking forward to future rounds and becoming a better builder!

Family Retreat, 3 BR 2 BTH. Pool, garden, and full nursery and toys.

Front:

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-853.jpg

Back:

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-855.jpg

Overview of Lower floor:

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-841.jpg

Overview of Upper floor:

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-843.jpg

City living was never in the plan for Brooke and Hunter, and their rustic cabin in the woods was all they ever wanted. But when kids came along the house became filled with toys and the patter of tiny feet on the wooden floor boards.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-845.jpg

The kitchen is Hunter's baby. State of the art appliances, a beautiful wrap around counter and a rock back splash.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-846.jpg

Their son Junior is a teen now, and he doesn't share his parents' love of the outdoors. He'd much rather move to Bridgeport as soon as he can and take up acting. Maybe becoming as famous the great Matthew Hamming!

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-848.jpg

Annie is the baby of the family, still just a baby but her room is filled with all the toys she'll ever want. Nothing but the best for mommy and daddy's little princess.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-849.jpg

In terms of custom content I used:
- Salifindragon's Wood Wall Paneling (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=480541)
- CyberBob's CASTable Smoke Alarm (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=476722) (also available at the same link: CASTable Burglar Alarm)
- SIMul8rReviews' More Slots!: Base Game Bookshelves (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=479235)
- HugeLunatic's Natural Garden Edgers (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=438351)

Whatever you don't recognize in regards to furniture is most likely from the store.

Annabel Lee
8th Jul 2012, 1:26 AM
Wow bakafox!
What a wonderful way to start off Building Blocks!

Yay ReyaD!
What a cozy house!



Keep those entries coming everyone! :up:

missmeow
8th Jul 2012, 9:56 AM
Just wondering, what is the closing date for the applicants?

QBUILDERZ
8th Jul 2012, 3:39 PM
Closing date will be in two weeks since this is the entry round. I want to give every one a fair amount of time to create their house, and enter, as well as advertise to try and make this one of the best contests ever. After this first round, however, round lengths will be shortened to nine days. I'll update the first post. Great stuff so far guys! I am so excited to get this going :D

lewjen
9th Jul 2012, 1:51 AM
I call this Suburban Surroundings, mainly because this is actually quite a small house and consequently a lot of the lot is just... landscaping and 'surroundings'.
The house's foundation is totally unmodified, but I have added a garage onto the side (reading through the rules, I gather that this is totally allowed). The house has a suburban feel to the exterior, in both shape and colour combination. The interior is very modern, and tries to make the most of the space in the house consisting of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen and dining, and also a living area with direct access to the back of the lot. Enough waffle, let's enjoy the pics!

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-3-8.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-2-11.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-34.jpg

Above are the Suburban-esque exterior pictures, and below are the floor plans (ground floor then first floor), and also interior pictures of the kitchen and master bedroom.

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-4-8.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-5-5.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-6-5.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-7-4.jpg

Suburban Surroundings includes absolutely no CC, including no store content. I have built it with the Base Game and Ambitions installed.
Hope I've done this properly. :D

porkypine
9th Jul 2012, 3:29 AM
Yippee! I just saw this! I think I can manage this and the last leg of the scrapbook contest! :0) (I already have TS3 cranked up and have been modifying Lucky Lakes.... SO my house will be deserty style. ... Rolling up sleeves.)


Well darn! I shoulda known that trying to import the foundtion while the game was running would crash my game... Oh well, It will take about a half day to load the game again. Talk about LAGGY! Katy Perry has added too much sugar! lol

heaven
9th Jul 2012, 4:18 AM
Reya, is this (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=438351) your elusive bamboo fencing?

ReyaD
9th Jul 2012, 4:39 AM
Yes. Yes it is <3 Thank you so much! Editing the link into my post now. It really is just the cutest thing for a garden border.

Annabel Lee
9th Jul 2012, 11:11 AM
Nice, lewjen!
And by the rules, yes-siree, that's a legal garage!

Shhh
9th Jul 2012, 9:26 PM
I usually download or re-decorate EA houses so I'm not really used to this and did alot of looking around at other Sim houses. The house I built is a mixture of old and modern. In some rooms it is quite old fashioned and in other rooms it is very modern. I hope you like ;)

Front

As you can see the house is surrounded by a wide variety of beautiful flowers. To the left you can also see the elegant arched bridge.

http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/8692690/640/8692690.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8692690)

Back

You can now see the river in closer detail and also the stairs to the back door.

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/8687938/640/8687938.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8687938)

Overview of lower floor

On the lower floor is the Kitchen and Dining Room.

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/8687956/640/8687956.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8687956)

Overview of upper floor

On the upper floor is the Bathroom, Bedroom and Living Room.

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/8687978/640/8687978.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8687978)

Kitchen

The Victorian styled kitchen is cosy. There are many windows to let fresh air in and a state of the art cooker. There is also a large, elegant fridge that matches the theme perfectly.

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/8687992/640/8687992.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8687992)

Dining Room

The dining room is much more modern. To the left of the room is a small platform with a calming fountain on top. The tabled and chairs are comfy and well suited to the rest of the room. The paintings above the shelve were painted specially for the room.

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/8687997/640/8687997.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8687997)

Bathroom

The bathroom is another of the more modern rooms. It is simple yet stylish. The designer of the bathroom took insperation from the natural world, as you can tell from the shaped of the bath. All the furnishings are stylish yet functional.

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/8688003/640/Anonymous/Screenshot-421.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8688003)

Bedroom

This stylish bedroom is retro chic. The comfy wide bed was actually made in the 1980s, though it has been restored twice since then. At the end of the bed is a comfy pouffe, this was not made in the the 80s or 90s but it if very hard to tell. Unfortunately from the picture you can't see the dresser, though it you go onto the Upper Overview you can see it and the cute teacup lamp as well. There are also shelves and a vase of flowers.

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/8688011/640/8688011.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8688011)

Living Room

Though this room is modern it is also very cosy with a pouffe and a stylish daybed. There is also a cows rug on the floor. There is a rocking chair, though you can't see it from the image, and shelves.

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/8688019/640/8688019.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8688019)

A view of the river and bridge

From this picture you can see the arched bridge with the slow river flowing under it. It is the perfect place for a relaxing time, reading painting or napping, like Rosalie is doing :)

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/8688027/640/8688027.jpg (http://picturepush.com/public/8688027)

Custom content

Mirror Rugs (for shiny floors) - by Morphead found here (http://www.modthesims.info/d/431661)

Most nice stuff - Simcredible designs found here (http://sims3.simcredibledesigns.com/)

Cows Rug - Roan at TSR found here (http://www.thesimsresource.com/members/Roan_/downloads/details/category/sims3-objects/title/morphee-living-room-fur-rug-4x4/id/974172/)

All other stuff is by the Sims 3 Store ;)

armiel
10th Jul 2012, 10:39 AM
Some people can be so stubborn and persuasive... ugh

So, I was "forced" to take part on this contest. A little CAST therapy did good though, and I did have fun building this little bunker home, so here goes, my -unofficial- entry for the contest. Yes, I'm taking part just for fun. And to see if I still have the drive for building and bushes.

Judges may or may not score my entry, that's their business, I just want to share my pretty bunkah.

Without more blabber, here come the pictures.

Required shots:

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-26-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-13-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-16-1.jpg

Additional exterior pics:

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-11-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-12-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-14-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-15-1.jpg

Interior closeups:

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-17-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-18-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-19-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-20-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-21-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-22-1.jpg


Some weird angles of the interior:

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-23-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-24-1.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/Screenshot-25-1.jpg



Was there a limit on how many pics are allowed?! :P

I don't think I used any CC, besides from some awesome mods by Buzzler and velocitygrass. Pics have not been photoshopped, only resized to reduce file size for better loading times. Oh, and the foundation is intact, not modified, as it was, however you wanna say it.

Please enjoy. :)

porkypine
10th Jul 2012, 10:53 PM
Yea Armiel! Now I don't feel so bad/deranged for making a dusty ol' ranch house.. I'm still working on it so I haven't uploaded yet. :0) (and finishing the last round of the scrapbook contest) Love your bunker. Reminds me of the half height spud houses they have around here. It's like they made the basement, ran out of money and put a roof on it. The only thing sticking up is the stairway entrance. The roof is about knee height.

LadyAwesome
11th Jul 2012, 10:00 AM
Wow Armi, that is pretty effin cool :D

Annabel Lee
12th Jul 2012, 1:00 AM
Yay Shhh & Armiel!
Both great entries! :up:

Armi--glad to see you & sorry but I'm happy that someone was stubborn with ya! :P


C'mon porkypine! :)

porkypine
13th Jul 2012, 12:07 AM
:0) I am working on the last round of the scrapbook contest. I need to finish that off before I start a new freetime-life-user-upper contest whatchamacallit thingy. :P Which I hope to post Saturday, so I probably won't have time till Sunday to work on my lot. I've been advertising this contest but Bakkafox was already in. lol

Morphead
13th Jul 2012, 8:42 AM
Everyone's homes look amazing! I'm almost done with my entry too! Can't wait.

Rishara
13th Jul 2012, 5:09 PM
You said no photo-shopping but is cropping/resizing allowed? I have a huge monitor so my screenshots are also huge.

porkypine
13th Jul 2012, 5:51 PM
Yes Rishara, You'd have to crop and resize your images so they fit the page here.. What they mean by no photoshopping is using enhancements, effect filters, text and fancy borders, etc.

Waterstar
15th Jul 2012, 4:55 PM
I was thinking about joining as a builder, but I think I'll be a judge instead. I don't feel like repeating the last foundation contest I was in... that was kind of embarrassing :|.

AdonisPluto
15th Jul 2012, 8:25 PM
Are you allowed to change the terrain as long as it does not affect the foundation?

QBUILDERZ
15th Jul 2012, 8:50 PM
Before anyone asks; yes, you can remove the plants and edit the terrain. They are just for decoration :)

Yeppers ;)

porkypine
16th Jul 2012, 12:32 AM
Here's my entry. Dusty Acre Ranch. I started it in that new dusty town... gambling mecca - Lucky Palms. lol

Oh Q! I kept your manzanita shrubs and clover! :0)

This is a semi-typical, rustic ranch type house you'd see out in Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah. Those are dusty places which is why this place is called Dusty Acre. It's one bedroom with an open living/kitchen/dining area. The bedroom has plenty of space to get around. The bathroom is long and skinny but functional. There is a workshop near the back door.

The horse stall is walled on 2 sides and has a roof which also overhangs the hay. The horse yard has a nice shade tree to keep the horses cool on hot summer days and a nice pond. It is fenced and the gates can be locked or opened for the horses.

The left side yard contains a small orchard, pond and the back has a sunny patio.

I believe everything is store content or my own creations. There may be a couple of plants from Prophryia?

Front view
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308788-DustyAcreFront.jpg

Right Front - horse yard:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308789-DustyAcreHorseYard.jpg

Looking straight back - horse yard:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308790-DustyAcreHorseYardfull.jpg

Left side yard - Orchard and back patio:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308793-DustyAcreOrchard.jpg

Patio, hay cover and open, roofed stall:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308792-DustyAcreOpenStall.jpg

The living/dinging/kitchen area:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308791-DustyAcreliving-kitchen.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308779-DustyAcreworkshopview.jpg


Rustic bedroom:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308786-DustyAcrebedroom.jpg

Bathroom:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308785-DustyAcreBath.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308796-DustyAcreBath2.jpg

Floorplan:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308787-DustyAcrefloorplan.jpg

The Roof:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1308794-DustyAcreroof.jpg

Perfectionist
16th Jul 2012, 2:13 AM
This might sound like a dumb question but I'm just making sure...I can still enter even though I'm participating in the Simterior contest also, correct?

QBUILDERZ
16th Jul 2012, 2:22 AM
Of course you can, Perfectionist :)

Perfectionist
16th Jul 2012, 2:28 AM
Of course you can, Perfectionist :)

Perfect, now I need to get home from vacation to start!

armiel
16th Jul 2012, 7:11 AM
Yay Porky, looks great! :D

Annabel Lee
16th Jul 2012, 8:09 AM
Oh Porkypine!
Your ranch looks so relaxing! :)

Beccapixie10
16th Jul 2012, 8:30 AM
Probably not a great decision to join a challenge when I'm so busy, but ah well. It sounded fun so I downloaded the foundation just to have a look and got a bit carried away...

Funsize Family 'Fordability
They say good things come in small packages. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this small house can easily accomodate a family on a budget; a family that enjoys the simple life; or even a family who just don't want to clean space they don't need. The main open-plan living space features a kitchen, dining table and living area with TV. The master bedroom has an attatched ensuite, while the second bedroom has a loft bed and the third has a double bunk. The house can sleep five people comfortably... or maybe even six, if someone doesn't mind the couch! Outside, there is a swing for the kids (and the kids at heart) and a small lake, with lots of native vegetation around the entire lot.
Now on to the pictures...

Required Screenshots:
Front
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1242.jpg

Back
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1243.jpg

Floorplan
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1245.jpg

Extra Screenshots:

Overhead
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1244.jpg

Outside
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1246.jpg

Master Bedroom
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1250.jpg

Second & Third Bedrooms
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1249.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1247.jpg

Main Bathroom
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1248.jpg

Living & Kitchen
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1252.jpg

Dining
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1253.jpg


Custom Content:
Rusty Metal Roof (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=362184) by Srikandi
Tall Country Window 2x1 (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=407473) by HugeLunatic

Now Available For Download Here (http://www.modthesims.info/d/482830)

Annabel Lee
16th Jul 2012, 3:25 PM
Probably not a great decision to join a challenge when I'm so busy, but ah well. It sounded fun so I downloaded the foundation just to have a look and got a bit carried away...



Well then, thank goodness for curiosity! :p
That's a nice entry, Beccapixie10!


And where oh where is Morphead? ;)

porkypine
16th Jul 2012, 5:11 PM
Thanks Armiel and Playinsafe! I'm glad you like it. It most definitely isn't a fru-fru place. I've recruited my cousin too. She's making a pet store. She'll probably have to make it residential to get the critters to show up in the cages. I'm trying to draft others so this contest will be a go. I like building contests much better than dealing with fractious sims. :lol:

Oh! p.s. Beccapixie10! Nice job cramming in all those bedroom but you forgot your kitchen sink! (They may take points off for that) It looks like you have room for some eating counters. Then you can use the wall counter for the sink.

p.s. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I took me a minute to figure out What the heck was under that frog!?! :jest:

Annabel Lee
16th Jul 2012, 8:25 PM
Ahahahaha! :rofl:
Thanks Porky! I think I found some new fav art!
That's hilarious! :p

Fukothepixie
16th Jul 2012, 11:48 PM
So Reya twisted my arm and made me take part. This is what I've come up with. It's in a lot located along the bank of the river in Appaloosa Plains. The house itself is more modern in style, with large windows to take full advantage of the views.

Here's the Front:

http://i50.tinypic.com/mljgol.jpg

And the Back:

http://i46.tinypic.com/vh88eo.jpg

The Bottom Floor features the entryway, kitchen, living room, dining room, and lower bathroom. There's a small table under the umbrella on the front patio as well as a carport covered in plants and trellis.

http://i48.tinypic.com/ilzhn4.jpg

The Top Floor has a library and reading area, the bedroom (there is only one in the house), the upstairs bath, and a balcony that looks over towards the mountains and the river at the back of the house.

http://i45.tinypic.com/30be2rk.jpg

I've provided screenshots of each room as well since I like looking at detail close up. Here is the entryway as seen from the kitchen. The floorplan of the house is meant to be more open to allow for the best views throughout the house.

http://i45.tinypic.com/m8lfl1.jpg

I always imagined Appaloosa Plains to be a bit hot, so I went with a cooler color scheme to offset the bright colors and what I presume to be hot temperatures. Here is the kitchen. Behind the range and counters is a wall of light gray brick/stone as an accent feature and to stop splattering from pots and pans. Sorry the lights aren't on. I'm still working out good photography skills. :D

http://i49.tinypic.com/69i3xj.jpg

The kitchen and Entryway connect to the living room via open archways. Here's the living room, in similarly cool tones. The door goes into the downstairs bathroom. Once again, patterns are kept to a minimum so as not to crowd out the outside views, which are the focal point of the house.

http://i49.tinypic.com/2zsusxx.jpg

The best views can be seen from the dining room, which is separated from the living room by small walls and pillars, leaving the rest open. The table is light wood and glass to allow for minimal distractions.

http://i48.tinypic.com/6oj57a.jpg

The downstairs bathroom is only a half bath. Because of the size, I used some warmer woods in here to give it a cozy feel rather than a stark claustrophobic look.

http://i48.tinypic.com/14vpwzd.jpg

At the top of the stairs (carpeted to match the upstairs flooring) is the library and reading area. There is a computer desk and six bookcases (some are behind the viewer for this picture). Since the views tend to be less impressive on the front of the house, there is a little more detail with patterns and pictures in this room, but I continued with the theme of cooler colors.

http://i50.tinypic.com/292nyuo.jpg

The blues in the rooms go well with the orangey hills, since they are complimentary colors, but towards the other side of the house there were more yellows and greens, and less pretty views, so I started adding a little bit of color in the bedroom. I chose a purple, because I like purple, and because it goes well in contrast to the yellow-er views without clashing with the blues and grays. Because the views continue to be bright, however, I used a muted purple for all but the bedding to keep the atmosphere calm.

http://i50.tinypic.com/opd21i.jpg

The upstairs bathroom is the same size as the downstairs, but includes a shower/bath. I carried the blues in from the other rooms to give it some color.

http://i50.tinypic.com/35a7xhg.jpg

Leading from the bedroom to the back of the house is the patio/balcony which has awesome views of the Appaloosa Plains' mountain range across the river. I kept the blue again, but also added the green of the plant and the light wood of the table to integrate it better with the outside of the house.

http://i46.tinypic.com/rvvl8j.jpg

And last but not least, at the front of the house there is the carport, which is mostly open and green, with a little gravel so the car doesn't crush the grass. The lot is built off a dirt road, so I kept with that theme for the rest of the car tracks. The flowers in the landscaping are either yellows or pinks to keep in the theme of the red mountains of Appaloosa Plains, but most of the plants in the garden are just greenery and bushes.

http://i46.tinypic.com/14vbbo.jpg

I used almost entirely game stuff, and nothing from the store. The only CC I used is the bathmat in the upstairs bath and the rugs under the dining room table and the bed, which were all created by me to have a bit more realistic pile. Everything else is from the game and most is recolored in CAS as I went along.

Hope you like it! :) And I hope that wasn't too many pictures. >.<

-Fukothepixie

Beccapixie10
17th Jul 2012, 12:00 AM
Oh! p.s. Beccapixie10! Nice job cramming in all those bedroom but you forgot your kitchen sink! (They may take points off for that) It looks like you have room for some eating counters. Then you can use the wall counter for the sink.

I purposefully didn't use a kitchen sink - I have a personal grudge against them in TS3, honestly, because everyone crowds around them after a meal and then everyone routing fails and it's all a big mess. Especially with a kitchen in that configuration, neither food preparation nor a sink can occur/be placed on a corner counter, and they do need somewhere for preparation. I find if there's a couple of sinks elsewhere in the house, they'll spread out a bit to go to them. And with a house so small, they're not very far away, either.
I guess it's a playability thing that might not be entirely relevant to a challenge house, but as I said. Personal issues with kitchen sinks in TS3 on logical grounds, and space issues in this house, hopefully I won't lose too many points, if any. (:

Oh, also, I forgot to say when I posted mine - great houses, everyone! :D

CreativeMommy1985
17th Jul 2012, 12:35 AM
I am entering but I would also like to judge. :D

CreativeMommy1985
17th Jul 2012, 12:40 AM
I am entering but I would also like to judge. :D

Ignore that post...lol! Already got it cleared up.

jennifer.murray
17th Jul 2012, 12:42 AM
i would like to be a judge

AdonisPluto
17th Jul 2012, 9:07 AM
No adding more foundation on

Please I need a clarification on this condition. I used some foundation in the lot not attached to the foundation.Is this allowed?

armiel
17th Jul 2012, 12:36 PM
To me, no adding more foundation on states, that you can't add more foundation to any place at the lot (whether it was touching the existing foundation, or separate to it.).

AdonisPluto
17th Jul 2012, 3:48 PM
To me, no adding more foundation on states, that you can't add more foundation to any place at the lot (whether it was touching the existing foundation, or separate to it.).

Thank Armiel for the clarification, now got to knock them out

QBUILDERZ
17th Jul 2012, 5:05 PM
Yep, Armi is right. No more foundation means absolutely no more foundation :)

Perfectionist
17th Jul 2012, 10:56 PM
For my application I decided to make something smaller, cute, and classic but retaining space to make it comfortable. So I came up with a cozy 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom home featuring 2 stories, an open & colorful living space, complete landscaping including a pond, and a large kitchen.

Front

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/Front.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/Front2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/Front3.jpg

Back

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/Back.jpg

Floor Plans

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/FirstFloor.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/SecondFloor.jpg

Lot Overview

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/LotOverview.jpg

Entry

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/Entry.jpg

Living Area

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/DiningKitchen.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/LivingArea.jpg

Master Bedroom

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/MasterBedroom.jpg

Guest/Second Bedroom

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20Application/GuestBedroom.jpg

The house is decorated with many colors and I tried to make it different from some of my other homes by using so many different colors together. I think the interior is one of my best, If I do say so myself! :p

Of course this house contains a moderate amount of custom content, and so I'd like to thank the following creators and sites;

Fresh Prince,
Purplepaws,
Awesims,
KiaraRawks,
Ung999,
Cmomoney,
HugeLunatic,
Qbuilderz,
Armiel,
Roan_ at TSR,
and Deeiutza at TSR.

I'm really looking forward to this contest as I wasn't around during the last foundations contest. Everyones houses look great so far!

Enjoy! :)

CrimsonRaeden
18th Jul 2012, 4:34 AM
Well, here's my application for round 1. I wanted to make something that was modern but felt cozier than most modern houses feel to me. The architecture is modern in style with wooden interior and exterior to add a little warmth. The furniture is a mix of modern and elegant styles, most of which is wood or wood accented. The yard has 3 flower beds, one small garden in the front which is currently empty, a number of lawn gnomes and flamingos, and two benches each shaded by their own tree.

1 BDR, 1 BTH, Small front garden, and a Storage Shed.

Front:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309252-FrontView.jpg

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309265-AlternateFront.jpg

Back:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309250-BackView.jpg

First Floor: Living Room, Kitchen, Dining, and Back Porch

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309251-FirstFloor.jpg

Second Floor: Bedroom and Bath

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309253-SecondFloor.jpg



Storage Shed

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309272-Shed2.jpg

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309263-Shed.jpg

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309262-ShedDetail.jpg





Backyard:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309254-BackYard.jpg

Back Porch with Latticed Top:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309261-PorchDetail.jpg




First Floor:
Living Room:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309260-LivingRoom.jpg

Dining Room:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309257-DiningRoom.jpg

Kitchen:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309258-Kitchen.jpg

Second Floor:
Hall:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309264-UpstairsHall.jpg

Bedroom:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309256-Bedroom.jpg

Bathroom:

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1309255-bathroom.jpg



I didn't use any CC, all items are from the store, Base Game, or from the World Adventures/Pets/Late Night/Ambitions EPs.

InesMarie
18th Jul 2012, 7:40 AM
Hello! I want to join this contest but I may not be able to fully furnish my house with the animals and arrange the furniture by Friday. Why? Because the Shoshone, Commanche and Bannock are taking over Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week for a multi-tribe reunion. The family got the flag made up tonight and Auntie is bringing the saddles for the parade. We are all leaving town tomorrow after work with relatives and we won't get back until Friday evening.

So I am entering my "Celeste's Ark" as an entry. Consider her still moving in. She is an animal lover who wants to open a pet store. She is catching fish for the tanks. The cowplant is safely on an island in the middle of the pond full of fish. There will eventually be turtles, lizards, cats, dogs, birds, etc. as soon as the spawners generate them so Celeste can catch them. Her 1 bedroom apartment is above the store which as you can see is still in disarray.

If I get back early enough on Friday, I will try to upload more pictures. I just want to make sure enough people enter so this contest isn't cancelled.

Friday 11:29 pm Mountain Time: Ok! I'm back. 90 + degrees and melting here. After the power failure it is still before midnight in Hawaii. Here are my updated pictures.

Front:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309934-front.jpg

rear:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309932-AnimalHouse-rear.jpg

first floor - Pet shop:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309930-1st.jpg

second floor - living quarters:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309931-2nd.jpg

roof:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309939-roof.jpg

bedroom:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309933-bedroom.jpg

Kitchen:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309935-kitchen.jpg

Living:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309936-living.jpg

Pet shop:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309937-pet1.jpg
Pet shop:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309938-pet2.jpg


Here's a bonus picture of our nephew with the Bannock flag the family made for the parade. (He designed it.) :)
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1309316-Forrest-Flag-2012-sm.jpg

squaretable
18th Jul 2012, 8:09 AM
Nice! Im thinking about entering this contest, but, can you use cfe foundations instead of the ones given, because I want to put a basement into my house and I find it easier using CFE basements than normal ones. So the only thing is... Am I allowed to replace Qbuilderz foundation with CFE foundation as long as i don't change the Plan or shape of the foundation. If you get that...

CrimsonRaeden
18th Jul 2012, 8:38 AM
Nice! Im thinking about entering this contest, but, can you use cfe foundations instead of the ones given, because I want to put a basement into my house and I find it easier using CFE basements than normal ones. So the only thing is... Am I allowed to replace Qbuilderz foundation with CFE foundation as long as i don't change the Plan or shape of the foundation. If you get that...
The rules say you can't adjust the height of the foundation, I believe using CFE would qualify as adjusting the height and I'm pretty sure adding a basement is also against the rules.

AdonisPluto
18th Jul 2012, 9:32 AM
This is my entry for the application round of the foundation contest. As stated in the rule, the house's foundation is totally unmodified. I decided for a kind of more modern traditional house for a family of four. The house features two bedrooms with en-suit bathrooms, and a laundry room on the first floor, while the ground floor consists of the sitting area, kitchen and dining both of which have a direct access to the back garden.

The outdoor is fully landscaped with decorated garden, and also consists of a pool, jacuzzi, BBQ area and some fun places, and not the least a single car pack space to the left of the front view. Without much ado, here are the pictures.

Required screenshots

Front view
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/1-1.jpg

Back view
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/4.jpg

Floor plans

Ground level
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/9.jpg

First floor
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/8.jpg

Additional Images

Overview of the Lot
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/7.jpg


Additional exterior pics (10):

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/2-1.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/3-1.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/5.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/6.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/10.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/11.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/12.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/13.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/14.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/15.jpg



Additional Interior shots (8):

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/16.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/17.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/19.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/20.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/21.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/22.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/23.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest/24.jpg


I used all game EP and SP.

The Custom contents used are

APMowed grass from Lawns (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=443452)
Cabin Rugs (http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims3-objects-furnishing-decor-rugs/title/cabin-rugs/id/1141859)

Hope you enjoy it. :)

Annabel Lee
18th Jul 2012, 2:01 PM
Nice! Im thinking about entering this contest, but, can you use cfe foundations instead of the ones given, because I want to put a basement into my house and I find it easier using CFE basements than normal ones. So the only thing is... Am I allowed to replace Qbuilderz foundation with CFE foundation as long as i don't change the Plan or shape of the foundation. If you get that...


No! :!!:
Please read OP!

RULES > Building away from the foundation > ...This means no over hangs for more space and no adding basements.


ETA:
Perfectionist - CrimsonRaeden - InesMarie - adonispluto
Yay! All are very nice lots! :up:
Thank you for entering!

squaretable
18th Jul 2012, 4:07 PM
No! :!!:
Please read OP!

RULES > Building away from the foundation > ...This means no over hangs for more space and no adding
I was thinking about not expanding them but using walls with CFE rather than standard basements, I find it easier to work with, and I'd follow the original basement by removing it bit by bit and putting walls in instead, it wouldn't be overhanging or adding, just simPle replacing them, similar to changing them to decks. Would that be allowed?

QBUILDERZ
18th Jul 2012, 4:51 PM
"No altering the foundation is allowed"

Completely deleting the foundation sounds like an alteration to me ;) No, you can't, especially because there might be CFE foundations in a future round...*dundundun* :)


The first post has been updated! We officially have over ten entries. When round two begins, we can get this moved to the proper forum and THEN...then...the real challenge starts. *evil laughter*

Perfectionist
18th Jul 2012, 5:19 PM
I'm confused...does our application round count as one of the 4 rounds or are there still 4 more? And is the application being judged?

QBUILDERZ
18th Jul 2012, 5:47 PM
Application Round is labeled as Entry round and, either way, it is still "Round 1"

I had to do it this way because you need to submit a lot as your entry. That way people can't come in, say they are interested, and never submit something. I wanted to force the first entry and lock everyone into place. So, yes, application round is being judged, because it is round 1. Everyone just built their first round lot.

So, to clarify, Entry Round = Application Round = Round 1. All different ways of saying the same thing.

The second question is, yes, we are going to judge these entries. Everyone followed the rules, nobody had an advantage, and the people who submitted did a great job! It will be nice to hand out some extra points for it, I think. Plus, it'd be kind of a bummer for all of you guys to have put so much work into them and to not get credit. :)

PSDuckie
18th Jul 2012, 9:37 PM
Since this is my first contest entry ever (plus, I'm not very good at building), I decided to go with a simple theme for my round 1 entry: a house that a Sim would want to live in. I hope you like it!

Front

http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/655/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Back

http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/703/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Floor Plan

First Floor

http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/707/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Second Floor

http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/712/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg


I had one of my Sims (an architectural designer, of course) walk through the house so I could show it to you in more detail.

Here, we have an in-ground pool. I was going to put a diving board in but I couldn't remember where TS3 put it. Besides, the water's too shallow for a safe dive anyway.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/722/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

On the other side of the house, we have a telescope and some rose bushes.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/720/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Going into the house itself, we have most of the first floor in this picture. There's a large living room for watching TV and playing video games, a dining room with a bay window, and the main bathroom. The laundry room is also in this picture.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/721/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

This picture shows the kitchen. Keeping with my theme, I put all the best appliances in.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/719/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Going up to the second floor, this picture shows the upstairs bathroom and the master bedroom. The only reason that this bathroom has a regular shower as opposed to a shower/tub is that the regular shower takes up less space.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/693/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

This picture shows both bedrooms. I guess I forgot to put a dresser in the kids' bedroom.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/685/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Finally, we have the computer room. This room is all about having the latest technology - a high end computer, a high end TV, video games, and a high end bookshelf to hold the manuals.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/698/671/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

This house uses one and only one piece of CC, that being the lot itself. I didn't use any store content. As for expansions, I used World Adventures and Ambitions.

Credits for Custom Content:
QBUILDERZ for the lot

Fuzzlechan
18th Jul 2012, 9:44 PM
Hey, look, another entry! This is a home designed for bachelor Gilbert Bellschmidt -- cookies if you get the reference. It's a one bedroom, two bathroom home with a rooftop party area. Be warned, large images are indeed large.

The house features a well-stocked kitchen, a large single bedroom with attached washroom, and a rooftop with a wonderful view of the city. Located in the desert city of Setra, the house uses light, earthy tones in order to keep the indoors cool.

Required Pictures

Front View
http://i.imgur.com/5bleu.jpg?1

Back View
http://i.imgur.com/hm9TX.jpg?1

Floor Plans
Roof
http://i.imgur.com/ZuohV.jpg?1

First Floor
http://i.imgur.com/3NK84.jpg?1

Main Floor
http://i.imgur.com/ccSgh.jpg?1


Extra Images

Kitchen
http://i.imgur.com/RvTsm.jpg?1

Living Area
http://i.imgur.com/8mPRj.jpg?1

Bedroom 1
http://i.imgur.com/PwJa8.jpg?1

Bedroom 2
http://i.imgur.com/wbmHj.jpg?1

Rooftop View
http://i.imgur.com/8mlZ4.jpg?1


Custom Content Used
World: Setra, Jewel of the Sands (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=468182)
All the pretty furniture: SIMcredible (http://sims3.simcredibledesigns.com/)

Rishara
18th Jul 2012, 10:46 PM
Hi, this is my entry for round 1. I'm really excited to get in on this contest as I usually manage to miss them by a few days or so. :)

For this round, I built a serene beach house on the cliffs of Starlight Shores. It has a view of the ocean and an opulent pool. The landscaping is a mixture of native grasses (and err weeds), tropical plants and the wilder growing flowers. The house has 3 bedrooms (one is being used as an office), and 2 1/4 baths. The sims living there love to paint so there is soome modern art scattered throughout the house. I hope you enjoy it!

Front View:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/front-view.jpg

Rear View:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/rear-view.jpg

First Floor Overhead View:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/first-floor-birds-eye.jpg

Second Floor Overhead View:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/second-floor-birds-view.jpg

View from the back porch:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/view-from-back-porch.jpg


Living Room:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/living-room-2.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/Living-Room-1.jpg

Dining Area:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/diningroom.jpg

Kitchen:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/kitchen1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/kitchen2.jpg

Powder Room:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/powder-room.jpg



Guest Bathroom:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/guest-bath.jpg

Home Office:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/home-office.jpg

Guest Bedroom:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/guest-bedroom.jpg

Master Bedroom:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/master-bedroom1.jpg

Master Bathroom:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/master-bath2.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Beach%20House--MTS%20Foundation%20Challenge/master-bath1.jpg



CC Used:

Aya's Grass & Weeds (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=401149http://)
Puplepaws TS2 -> TS3 - BV Souvenirs and Collectables (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=388231)
MK's Sea Surf Kitchen Set (http://www.vitasims3.com/objects12.php)
Vitasims 3 Outdoor Rattan Set (http://www.vitasims3.com/objects15.phphttp://)
lemoncandy's Set of Candles (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=371697)
Ewelina20's Abstract Paintings (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=380409)
Orangemittens Sheer Curtain Set (http://jaue.com/Indigo/?p=182)
Sookielee's EA Roofs with White Trim (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=479287)

Argh, I fixed the overhead views to remove the 'ghost' Sims, but stupid photobucket must have the old ones cached. I will try to fix them (again) tomorrow when I am back to my desktop.

QBUILDERZ
19th Jul 2012, 4:12 AM
Hey everyone! Amazing stuff so far :D

Note to the judges: I am nearly finished making the scoring rubric. Do not post scores publicly, I will do all of the transactions via PM.

Note to the participants: I put up the official countdown on the first page! Just under two days left! Once it hits July 21st in Hawaii, everyone is done, no matter what! :)

squaretable
19th Jul 2012, 7:05 AM
"No altering the foundation is allowed"

Completely deleting the foundation sounds like an alteration to me ;) No, you can't, especially because there might be CFE foundations in a future round...*dundundun* :)


The first post has been updated! We officially have over ten entries. When round two begins, we can get this moved to the proper forum and THEN...then...the real challenge starts. *evil laughter*
Oh okay, I'll see what I can do tomorrow, because it's the last day of the year for me :P Are you allowed to put in decks though? I might use my lot in a world I'm doing later.

Morphead
19th Jul 2012, 7:30 AM
Everyone's entry's are looking fantastic! I'm up against stiff competition. But here I go anyway :D

After this long hiatus from building, I have something real nice for you all!
I just love a house in yellow so I chose bold and bright hue on wood siding. Combining an attractive brown mix brick, it adds a warm and earthy feeling to the scene. Tasteful landscaping brings together modern expectations and beautiful nature.
In the backyard, a pool will cool you off under under this record high heat. Floor-bound dolphins are a great sight, as if on an ocean dive. On cooler nights, sit back in on plushed wicker furniture and enjoy the blaze of a Behemoth fireplace.
On the inside your immediately greeted by a double high foyer, drenched in a cozy soil coloured paint. To your right you'll find the guest bathroom. To the left, the rest of the abode. Stepping into the Living Room the open layout, refreshingly painted a Leaf tone, holds enough room to stage a small party. Counter-side the accent wall, in a pond colour, is the Dining Room. The warm kitchen in muted cream is capable of handling all your culinary needs.
Moving upstairs, the hallway continues the Leaf tone paint. Either bedroom, in the aforementioned muted cream, contain sturdy wood furniture. This means it's able to hold up to anything. Anything ;)

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37763_120719022117Screenshot-5.jpg


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37759_120719020700Screenshot.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37760_120719021019Screenshot-2.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37761_120719022017Screenshot-3.jpg


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37763_120719022117Screenshot-5.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37762_120719022041Screenshot-4.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37764_120719022238Screenshot-6.jpg


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37765_120719022258Screenshot-7.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37766_120719022343Screenshot-8.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37767_120719022354Screenshot-9.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37768_120719022405Screenshot-10.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37769_120719022416Screenshot-11.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37770_120719022431Screenshot-12.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37771_120719022441Screenshot-13.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37772_120719022451Screenshot-14.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/37773_120719022500Screenshot-15.jpg


CC Credits to:
HugeLunatic - Windows
cmomoney - Decor
Armiel - Chimney
EA Store - Kitchen Counters

All other viewable CC is by me, including roof.

Annabel Lee
19th Jul 2012, 8:03 AM
PSDuckie -- Fuzzlechan -- Rishara

Great entries, everyone!
So happy that you're all here! :D

Thanks, Q!

GigaRevival
19th Jul 2012, 1:06 PM
I'm glad to see so many participants! I've been lurking wondering if I should enter, but my computer can't take pretty pictures... so...

To Q - is it cool if I judge? I've judged two contests before and am currently judging another right now (all story stuff, though) and would love to help out here as well. :)

QBUILDERZ
19th Jul 2012, 3:19 PM
Considering you have a Legend of Korra avatar, uh, hell yes! ;)

GigaRevival
19th Jul 2012, 3:27 PM
Considering you have a Legend of Korra avatar, uh, hell yes! ;)

New favorite person, right here.

And thanks! Can't wait to start judgin' the entries.

PSDuckie
20th Jul 2012, 1:06 AM
Am I allowed to upload my entries to either MTS or the official TS3 site after the respective round has ended and the scores are out? Thanks!

QBUILDERZ
20th Jul 2012, 4:51 AM
Of course! It is your intellectual property -- do what'cha want with it! :D

kuyke001
20th Jul 2012, 6:21 AM
This is a nice little cottage for a Sim who is into fish. The outside is decorated with fall colors.
Front yard with bicycle and rack:
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/Screenshot.jpg

Backyard has a pond with an anchor bench, a telescope, and chess set.
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/Screenshot-2.jpg

Kitchen has warm, sunny colors with cool trim on top:
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/Screenshot-91.jpg

Back door view:
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/Screenshot-3.jpg

Floor Plan shows sunny kitchen with wine rack; bedroom with bureau and turtle terrarium; hallway with real fish tank, bathroom with shower; living room with TV, bookcase, tables, and digital fish window; and a rear exit to backyard:
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/Screenshot-4.jpg

Bedroom:
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/Screenshot-85.jpg

Bathroom:
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/Screenshot-86.jpg

View through Digital Fishiness Window:
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/Screenshot-88.jpg

Content used: Ambitions, World Adventures, Pets, Generations, and store content (Barnacle Bay stuff and Atomic fish tank).

kuyke001
20th Jul 2012, 7:25 AM
Forgot to link the download.

Edit by HP: Download removed; please use the moderation queue if you want to share your house here on MTS.

lamammaforever
20th Jul 2012, 12:31 PM
This is Base Arrow, based in the big crater over Lunar Lake.
It can host a couple or a single sim, better if addicted to a mix of futuristic and old fashioned style, and with love for echologic assets. In this case, Ego Arrow has all these traits. He totally loves his bedroom glass box, the comfortable living and the view of the valley.

Except for the KathyPerrySP, I used all EPs and SPs and few items from the store (cambodian blinds, some futureshock sets items, and other free store objects).
No other CCs.

Requested images
Front
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-242.jpg

Back
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-269.jpg

Plan (1st floor, 2nd floor, roof)
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-246.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-245.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-244.jpg

Additional pictures
Living and Kitchen
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-248.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-249.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-250.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-251.jpg

Bathroom
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-274.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-255.jpg

Bedroom and studio
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-275.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-260.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%201/Screenshot-256.jpg

By the way, thanks to Qbuilderz and co. for starting this foundation contest, really interesting and worth for my game since I suffer of lack of inspiration while strongly needed a kick for building a place for Ego Arrow. Let me know if I have to change or delete some pics or whatever.

Flabaliki
20th Jul 2012, 4:07 PM
Here's my attempt at building a house on the foundation, not exactly how I wanted it to be, but hey, I only have a few hours left, so it'll have to do.
Check out the speed build video of this lot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6He7PPjPEA

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8162/7609763222_78fb4131e2_b.jpg



Back:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/7609763564_8be497d8c9_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/7609763564_8be497d8c9_b.jpg

Kitchen:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/7609764112_dd1833908c_b.jpg

Living Area:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/7609764366_bb8d7ba929_b.jpg

Bedroom:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7609764664_33fab9f01f_b.jpg

Lower Floor:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7609764850_9a12d04982_b.jpg

Floor Plans:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7609765094_de36aac4b0_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7609765388_37e2618914_b.jpg


No CC was used.

kiwi_tea
20th Jul 2012, 4:13 PM
I am inattentive and only learned about this in chat, like, three seconds ago. So I made a lot. It look hours. What can I say, I have good time management, I can fit hours into three seconds if I try.

I made a farmhouse for a family with two dogs, a child, and a toddler. It's orange because my house is (hideously) orange. Here's the front.

No CC used, and I have used the Woodland Wear Bookshelf from the store.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-217.jpg

And the back.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-218.jpg

And the floor plans.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-219.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-220.jpg

And the other pics.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-221.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-222.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-225.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-228.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-227.jpg

armiel
20th Jul 2012, 4:18 PM
OMG, there's a Flabs in the contest! Eek!

And Kiwi, you got yours on in time, woo :D

Looking good, both of you :)

Morphead
20th Jul 2012, 7:34 PM
Wow, Flabs too! This competition is heating up faster than a fat kid running across a blacktop chasing an ice cream truck at high afternoon. Wonderful work everyone. Excited Morph is excited.

sandymdh
20th Jul 2012, 8:57 PM
Eeek I've literally had a few hours to make this so there won't be much of a story to go with it.
I have called it the Glamourous Gothic.
Front View:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Gothic/Screenshot-388.jpg
Back View:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Gothic/Screenshot-391.jpg
Ground Floor:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Gothic/Screenshot-404.jpg
First Floor:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Gothic/Screenshot-403.jpg
Second Floor:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Gothic/Screenshot-402.jpg
Living Room:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Gothic/Screenshot-398.jpg
Kitchen Diner:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Gothic/Screenshot-400.jpg
Master Bedroom:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Gothic/Screenshot-397.jpg
Full Slideshow: http://s833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Gothic/?albumview=slideshow

I only saw this yesterday so it's a bit of a rush job. I went with a gothic theme so have used a fair amount of CC. The gothic windows to the left are by lilliebou at TSR and the large dining room window is by Severinka at TSR (both Free items). The cornices are by Awesims and the landscape pics and vampire illustration are both mine. The deco books in the study, elaborate table candelabra (living room and guest room) and small hanging cage are all by Luna, the sofa cushions from b5studio. All other CC is from the Store.
Thanks for hosting :)
edit: Ooops forgot Armiel's CASTable chimney :-)

Annabel Lee
20th Jul 2012, 9:30 PM
Morphead -- kuyke001 -- lamammaforever -- Flabaliki -- kiwi_tea -- sandymdh

Nice entries, all! :D
Glad everyone made it in time!

There's about 1.5 hours left, if anyone's finishing up an entry :bunny:

Sheldrake
20th Jul 2012, 10:43 PM
My vote definitely goes to Flabaliki, armiel, lamammaforever, and lewjen. Good luck to all the contestants!

- Sheldrake :3

lanawinst
20th Jul 2012, 10:49 PM
And here's mine (so intimidated by all the great entries so far...) but here I go anyway:

Front picture:
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4073/screenshot77r.jpg

Back picture:
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/6236/screenshot84o.jpg

Floor plan pictures
*The untouched foundation:
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/2087/screenshot104t.jpg
*Level 1:
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3216/screenshot101vs.jpg
*Top level:
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/4374/screenshot109tw.jpg

Exterior pictures:
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5239/screenshot70s.jpg
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8469/screenshot78rp.jpg
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3825/screenshot80tq.jpg
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/9020/screenshot81c.jpg
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/552/screenshot88r.jpg

Interior pictures
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4420/screenshot89ma.jpg
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3172/screenshot90d.jpg
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/2343/screenshot91b.jpg
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/7776/screenshot92xc.jpg
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3901/screenshot93sc.jpg
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5995/screenshot96o.jpg

CC content:
Big thanks to all these wonderful creators, it certainly wouldn't look as good without them :) :
- Stuff from the Sims store
- Lemoncandy from MTS
- Around The Sims (http://www.aroundthesims3.com/)
- The Broken bench from Severinka (http://sims3s.ru/objects-pavilion.php)
- Helen creations on her blog (http://helen-sims.blogspot.com)
- D&M Creations from Demonic (http://dymcreations-demonic.blogspot.fr/)
- And finally, the awesome Luna from LunaSimsLulamai (http://lunasimslulamai.jimdo.com/)

I hate being rushed but I was swamped with work. I was literally running out of time so I hope nothing's missing.

CreativeMommy1985
20th Jul 2012, 11:00 PM
Alright, so this is my entry, Moderno Chic. I am quite sick at the moment and because of that this house is not done by any means and I am running out of time, so I wont be putting a huge description in here.

CC Credit:
tdyannd (tsr)
Sasilia (tsr)
BuffyASummer (tsr)
armiel
(I have more to add I think but I was running out of time)

Annabel Lee
21st Jul 2012, 2:53 AM
Round 1 scoring is underway. Good luck to all participants!

Huge thanks to everyone who entered Building Blocks: A Foundation Challenge!
Your time & effort is much appreciated. :up:

AdonisPluto
21st Jul 2012, 3:10 AM
Honestly this contest is providing so much fun and am loving it.

ForeverCamp
21st Jul 2012, 4:22 AM
I'm also beginning my scoring for Round 1. I love the way this contest is headed, folks! Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.

InesMarie
21st Jul 2012, 5:05 AM
Oh No! It's not midnight in Hawaii yet! It's 10 PM Mountain time so it's probably 7 pm there! We just got back a little while ago so I wanted to update my images. I was able t arrange some of the pet shop fixtures.

ReyaD
21st Jul 2012, 5:30 AM
Oh No! It's not midnight in Hawaii yet! It's 10 PM Mountain time so it's probably 7 pm there! We just got back a little while ago so I wanted to update my images. I was able t arrange some of the pet shop fixtures.

The timer ended at 3 pm PST, and he had a link to the timer countdown on the first post.

QBUILDERZ
21st Jul 2012, 6:02 AM
Alrighty! Here is the current breakdown

Judging is, surprisingly, almost done! I need to add in the final three entries and we'll be on our way.

Take a day to relax...but then get back on it! Round two will be posted within 48 hours. You'll have about 10 days to finish :)

Annabel Lee
21st Jul 2012, 6:08 AM
I'm sorry, InesMarie, but ReyaD is correct.
The 1st round has ended.
And scoring began as soon as the countdown stopped.

We've got more rounds to go, so no worries, okay?

I do hope that you & your family had a great time at the reunion & parade!
Loved the pic with your Bannock flag!

InesMarie
21st Jul 2012, 6:42 AM
Oh well, I'm disqualified then. I've changed the pictures before I saw your posts. I never saw a countdown timer, just Q's post that said July 21st Hawaii time. Good luck everyone!

I went back and saw the link.. It was for 11 am.. Oh well! Have fun!

QBUILDERZ
21st Jul 2012, 7:19 AM
Does anyone care?
/me does not. Contest is supposed to be fun and challenging...plus you've already been scored and it'd be a shame to have it go to waste :P

ForeverCamp
21st Jul 2012, 5:59 PM
Update for those of you anxiously awaiting Round 2: my scoring is done! We're just getting the final three contestants put together!

ETA: Learned my lesson this round about waiting until the eleventh hour to start judging. For future rounds, can you guys please note in a new post if you've edited your entry after submission? Given my erratic work schedule and the fact I'm competing in another contest whose rounds end almost simultaneously with this one, I'm going to attempt getting my scoring done as entries come in.

/me runs off to finish her second round entry.

QBUILDERZ
21st Jul 2012, 9:35 PM
Okay! Tonight, foundation two will be posted. I am going away for two days, so I am eager to see what you guys have finished when I get back! :)

Annabel Lee
22nd Jul 2012, 3:49 AM
Again, thank you to everyone who's entered!

I just love looking at different design & decorating.
You brought such an array of styles here.
This contest is chock full of awesome eye-candy for the builder in all of us! :D

I'm excited to see what Round 2 brings!

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2012, 4:06 AM
Round two is up! They are a funny thing, angled foundations: People run the other way when faced with them and try to work their way around what is given. Ironically, they should be used more often. Interesting houses always stem from these foundations! So, I thought "Hey. I should make them use an angled foundation. That'd be a real challenge!"

So I am.
You won't be able to work your way around it. You will use diagonal building techniques.
Enjoy your first gimmick, guys. :)

armiel
22nd Jul 2012, 7:39 AM
Round two is up! ...... Enjoy your first gimmick, guys. :) :help:
Hai dear, what patch level did you have when you saved this foundation, I can't install it, but launcher nags I need a software update.

I'm patched to: 1.34 with EPs till pets installed. (there is a new patch I haven't yet installed, due to caw installation, and I dun wanna patch unless it's absolutely necessary.)

ETA: That above just to figure out if it's a patch issue, or something else.

PSDuckie
22nd Jul 2012, 7:43 AM
:help:
Hai dear, what patch level did you have when you saved this foundation, I can't install it, but launcher nags I need a software update.

I'm patched to: 1.34 with EPs till pets installed. (there is a new patch I haven't yet installed, due to caw installation, and I dun wanna patch unless it's absolutely necessary.)

ETA: That above just to figure out if it's a patch issue, or something else.

I installed it just fine with patch 1.36, EPs till LN installed. I'm finishing up my build now.

EDIT: I won't be able to finish the build tonight. Gardening takes more time than I thought it would.

Riptide651
22nd Jul 2012, 7:59 AM
I'm done judging! Yay!

All the houses submitted are wonderful, and I enjoyed judging them. I put a little constructive feedback on some if it was needed, and I sincerely hope you make the best of it in your future entries.

armiel
22nd Jul 2012, 8:10 AM
I installed it just fine with patch 1.36, EPs till LN installed. I'm finishing up my build now. Oh durn.

I'm still waiting for Q to confirm if he is patched or not though, cause I've been able to install lots with a not matchy patch before, and this should be just a foundation, lol.

Well, there is no rush for me, plenty of time to solve this.

Edit:
Talked with Q, can't still figure why I could install the first foundation with no issues since he says that he's had same patch all along, lol, patched up my game, cause I luff my Qbie, and have the lot now installed and ready to build!

armiel
22nd Jul 2012, 7:01 PM
Hehe, I guess I didn't start strong with this one, with all the issues installing the darn foundation, lol. But I'm still posting my lot first!
(hasty finn is a hasty finn. Also, someone will probably snipe me while I make this post ;))

I'm still not too much of a blabber when it comes to description, so Imma let you see it for yourselves.

One preview:

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-49.jpg

Exterior shots:

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-47.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-48.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-64.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-50.jpg
Floorplans:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-52.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-51.jpg
Interior shots:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-53.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-54.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-55.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-56.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-57.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-58.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-59.jpg
Some weird angles of the interior:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-60.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-61.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-62.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%202/Screenshot-63.jpg

Now if you survived the picture overload, lemme tell you a few things about the lot.

The lot has been playtested, with two happy sims.
There is some CC, but SeeMyu's Curtains are just too awesome to be left sitting in the catalog ;)
Mod credits go to Buzzler (where would I be without his mods, huh? <3) and velocitygrass who made the Ossim stencil remover mod :)
Oh right, and the name of the lot? I asked over at chat, and Dorot... um, Eternila told me to name it Hazelnut Shell. So I named it the Nutcase. Duh.

Vickachu1512
22nd Jul 2012, 7:49 PM
Hi everyone! This is my entry for round 2. This foundation had me stumped for about 10 minutes, but once I got to work everything went better than expected. I'm actually quite proud of it! :)
So here it is, Mordern Living!

Front of house:
http://i.imgur.com/0QnGM.jpg

Back of house:
http://i.imgur.com/v7LNI.jpg

Floor Plan:
http://i.imgur.com/Ih4TK.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/tKWHZ.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/uEMpb.jpg

Others :)
The Front Door:http://i.imgur.com/BhMWQ.jpg
The Kitchen:http://i.imgur.com/0q3y9.jpg
The Living Room:http://i.imgur.com/auk2L.jpg
Study:http://i.imgur.com/7NEFJ.jpg
Bedroom 1: http://i.imgur.com/Ansvo.jpg
Bedroom 2:http://i.imgur.com/I88Fu.jpg
Bathroom:http://i.imgur.com/DADlz.jpg
Back Garden 1:http://i.imgur.com/CxKIp.jpg
Back Garden 2:http://i.imgur.com/p6meS.jpg
Front Garden1:http://i.imgur.com/dNCVl.jpg
Front Garden 2:http://i.imgur.com/MPNpA.jpg

Sorry for the overload on pictures! :P
No CC was used.

lanawinst
22nd Jul 2012, 8:08 PM
Wow, Vickachu1512, you did an awesome job with that foundation!
And Armiel, this just gorgeous, as always :lovestruc . You make everything looks great, that's not fair :p
Well, I guess I better get to it, right?

I just had a little question beforehand: when do we get the grades, and especially the feedback? I can do without but i admit i really enjoy getting feedback on my creations.

Morphead
22nd Jul 2012, 11:59 PM
First off, Q I was excited for this!.... Until I realized that you flipped the script and the angled section was a straight section..
Secondly, I wanted to try and make a modern house. Because they can look so awesome and such.
Thirdly, I suck at making modern houses....
Fourth, Armi and Vickachu, so sexy with your homes!
Fifth, Enjoy my house!

UNF! is right! This bitch is bangin! Suited for a lone wolf, GCWK, or a successful business woman, this par-modern home will be the ideal nesting place to be.
This dwelling sports two bathrooms, one bedroom. The general flow is calm and linear. The large windows are designed and angled to let in the maximum amount of daylight, lowering bill costs[19].
A main point in this abode is the kitchen area[28][32]. Flooding with light from the aforementioned windows, it features a beautiful double high ceiling with attractive "floating" lattice work[31].
Moving from the kitchen to the Living Room your first greeted by the slimline fireplace[27]. Two ceiling hung swing chairs give you a perfect view to sit and stare for hours on end at it. I know someone already is.
Upstairs, your given a broad view of, well, everything. Scenic shot of the front yard[17], a majestic picture of the sideyard[18], and a bird's eye view of the kitchen[31].
A second obvious point of this home is the Mack Daddy of carports attached to the house. Using the same "floating" lattice as on the inside there isn't a better looking way to keep your car cool and semi-protected without four walls and a ceiling.

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38046_120722184012Screenshot-33.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38047_120722184021Screenshot-34.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38048_120722184029Screenshot-35.jpg


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38026_120722182509Screenshot-16.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38028_120722183315Screenshot-17.jpg[17]
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38029_120722183334Screenshot-18.jpg[18]
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38030_120722183350Screenshot-19.jpg[19]


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38032_120722183459Screenshot-20.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38033_120722183525Screenshot-21.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38034_120722183539Screenshot-22.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38035_120722183551Screenshot-23.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38037_120722183602Screenshot-24.jpg


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38038_120722183700Screenshot-25.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38039_120722183726Screenshot-26.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38040_120722183818Screenshot-27.jpg[27]
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38041_120722183830Screenshot-28.jpg[28]
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38042_120722183839Screenshot-29.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38043_120722183850Screenshot-30.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38044_120722183901Screenshot-31.jpg[31]
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38045_120722183910Screenshot-32.jpg[32]


Thanks to HP and Hudy777 for the edgers and windows!
EA Store for kitchen counters
All other CC is mine

ReyaD
23rd Jul 2012, 1:08 AM
I won’t lie. I suck at modern houses but I am quite happy with my first CFE roof.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-5.jpg

Back:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-9.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-7.jpg

Top and Interior:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-12.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-14.jpg

Bonus shots:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-15.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-16.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-17.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-19.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-20.jpg

Picture’d out? Here’s the list of CC:

- SeeMyu’s More Slots! Base Game Bookshelves (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=479235)
- Souris’ Plant Set (Second one on this page) (Second one on this page) (http://www.khanysims.be/mesh-plantes3-1.php)
- Pilar’s Shelf Stairs (http://mysims3blog.blogspot.ca/2012/06/shelf-stairs-by-pilar.html )
- Mireluk’s Annie Modular Sofa (http://designs4sims.blogspot.ro/2012/06/annie-modular-sofa.html )
- Various Sets and Items from the EA Store

porkypine
23rd Jul 2012, 1:53 AM
Hello, Well. I didn't like this diagonal foundation because I could only place stairs in two places and it interferred with counter placement. Oh well. It's a simple house with a Mix N Match decor. Not happy with it but whatever. :lol: This house is even more suck-a-mundo than the last one. :lol:

I think it's all game or store content.


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1310339-front.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1310335-back.jpg


http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1310334


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1310343-roof.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1310338-foyer.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1310341-living.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1310340-kitchen.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1310342-masterbed.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1310337-bed-kid.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1310336-bath.jpg

ReyaD
23rd Jul 2012, 2:14 AM
Porkypine, do you mind using spoiler tags? It really helps reduce loading time for pages if everyone puts the majority of their photos behind spoiler tags.

PSDuckie
23rd Jul 2012, 4:50 AM
Because this round coincided with my getting the Late Night expansion, I decided to make a vampire lair this time. There are three floors, a Plasma Fruit garden, and no windows. That's right, I did not use a single window in the entire build. After all, the whole purpose of windows is to let the sunlight in!

All of my pictures are in the spoiler tags. I hope you like it!

Front View
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/342/724/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Rear View
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/333/724/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Floor Plans
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/341/724/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/340/724/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/343/724/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Pictures and Descriptions
NOTE: These pictures were taken during the daytime when the house was empty. I wanted to take some pictures at night with vampire Sims visiting, but the game decided that wasn't going to happen. If I'm able to get those pictures, I'll edit them in.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/338/724/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
The first floor is dedicated to food and entertainment. The ornate dining table seats 8. The refrigerator is full of Plasma Fruit, Plasma Juice, and some ordinary food as well. After all, even vampires like variety in their diet. The darker room off to the left is the pantry, accessible via secret door. A full complement of instruments completes the setup.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/336/724/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
The second floor is where the vampire's human servants live. He does not care about them in the slightest, so he provides them only the basics - poor lighting, creaky beds, a toilet, a tub, and a sink. (I deliberately used the worst of almost everything here!) The laundry facilities are also on this floor.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/339/724/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
The third floor is the vampire's private sanctum. Most of the floor is only accessible by secret door. On this floor, there is a private bathroom, a vampire altar for sleep, and a place for the vampire to engage in his hobbies: inventing and "solving the unsolvable."
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/335/724/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
The vampire keeps a Plasma Fruit garden near his house. He had special soil shipped in from foreign lands that helps Plasma Fruit Bushes grow, but prevents other plants from growing; this soil covers the fenced area. (This garden is what kept me from posting yesterday. I didn't realize when I started that you need Gardening 7 to plant those things!)

This lair uses content from WA, Ambitions, and LN. No store content was used, and the only CC used was the foundation itself. Thanks QBUILDERZ for the CC!

Riptide651
23rd Jul 2012, 7:59 AM
I swear you guys, it only been like two days! Holy shit! I haven't even managed to engineer the perfect heist and you're already entering entries.

Rishara
23rd Jul 2012, 9:43 PM
I'm having a hard time trying to figure out which way the lot should be rotated. Is the mailbox in the download supposed to be pointing SW or SE? I tried to figure it out from what people have submitted so far, but that just confused me more. :cry:

ReyaD
23rd Jul 2012, 9:49 PM
Rishara:

To quote from Q's main post...

Lot size
o The lot size will be included in the post. You are not allowed to place the foundation on a larger sized lot than what is given.
o You are allowed to rotate the lot any way you would like.

Rishara
23rd Jul 2012, 9:54 PM
Rishara:

To quote from Q's main post...

Lot size
o The lot size will be included in the post. You are not allowed to place the foundation on a larger sized lot than what is given.
o You are allowed to rotate the lot any way you would like.

Ugh, thanks. I swear, I went and read it several times and just didn't see that in there. :) I now know it's Monday. No wonder I was so confused, as everyone has rotated their lots in various directions, heh heh.

naiyasfury
23rd Jul 2012, 11:56 PM
I'm so sad I didn't see this contest until today. I would have loved to participate! Everyone has done an incredible job so far, it's so much fun to see what different sorts of things people come up with when challenged with the same starting canvas.

Q, just out of curiosity, can I participate (in a non-judged fashion obviously) just for fun? I'd love to enjoy this contest with all of you!

Fuzzlechan
24th Jul 2012, 2:14 AM
Up for judging this time is is bachelorette's paradise! Located in the remote craters of Lunar Lakes, this surprisingly spacious house features just a singe bedroom and a single bathroom. However, unlike many houses in the area, it is also home to a laundry room!

http://i.imgur.com/Hrfsa.jpg?1

The bedroom overlooks the living room, providing an excellent spot to people-watch. The large and plentiful windows allow for the greatest view of the brilliant landscape, while letting in a large amount of light.

Required Images

Front
http://i.imgur.com/Hrfsa.jpg?1

Back
http://i.imgur.com/d4rhK.jpg?1

Main Floor
http://i.imgur.com/8pVWc.jpg?1

First Floor
http://i.imgur.com/ESdi1.jpg?1

Second Floor
http://i.imgur.com/0J6Ds.jpg?1


Other Pictures

Bedroom
http://i.imgur.com/a2J7R.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/w2WVK.jpg?1

Bathroom
http://i.imgur.com/KeXDr.jpg?1

Living Room
http://i.imgur.com/ZX1Gj.jpg?1

Outdoor Seating
http://i.imgur.com/PZ5P2.jpg?1


Custom Content
Mirror (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=432114)
All the pretty furniture (http://sims3.simcredibledesigns.com/)

EDIT: In addition, I'm on vacation from the 5th of August until the 11th. So I may need an extension on whichever round falls within those dates. I would have said something at the start, but my attendance on said vacation was not decided on until today. =)

chasmchronicle
24th Jul 2012, 4:34 AM
I am so impressed by everyone's work! :) You guys are doing such an amazing job, as well as you, Q, for running such a great contest so far! I can't wait to see what Round 2 leads everyone to build!

Rishara
24th Jul 2012, 5:10 AM
All I can say is I'm super impressed by everyone who has their round 2 houses built. Sheesh, it is giving me conniptions, and I've been working on mine for hours now.

Does anyone know how to keep your walls from showing through the windows/doors? That seems to be even more of an issue on this diagonal foundation than normal.

Morphead
24th Jul 2012, 8:43 AM
From placing them with MoveObjects on? Or just in general? If via the cheat try using the Wall tool to make a line next to the affected window. You don't actually have to make a wall, just use the tool near it. If that makes sense :P

Beccapixie10
24th Jul 2012, 11:44 AM
Some really great houses, everyone!
Armiel, I envy your ability to make a real-life-looking roof on an angled foundation.
Morphead, you really can not say you suck at making modern houses, that's great!

After a couple of failed attempts, I think I might finally be on my way to finishing something. Maybe. I'm having issues with windows snapping to the walls, now. They don't seem to like cooperating... Sigh. I will make it work, dammit!

Rishara
24th Jul 2012, 3:22 PM
From placing them with MoveObjects on? Or just in general? If via the cheat try using the Wall tool to make a line next to the affected window. You don't actually have to make a wall, just use the tool near it. If that makes sense :P

Just in general. They will place fine and then I'll rotate around the lot and the next time I look at them, the wall is showing and just the frame of the window shows. It's really annoying. I can usually just click on them and it will fix itself, but for some reason I'm having to do that over and over again with this house. Hopefully, I can just do it real fast before taking screenshots and they'll behave enough to get those done.I also have a weird graphical artifact on this house that shows up in the air behind my house. Hopefully I can manage to get screenies without it, as I'm not rebuilding everything now, lol. :)

InesMarie
25th Jul 2012, 2:21 AM
Becca - change it to MoveObjects off

This is the Pink sisters - Hydrangea House.

The Pink sisters are identical clones. Know one knows who the original is or if the other is the clone. It was a wild party that night. They are both monster makers. To pretend normalcy, their home is open and airy with many windows. .. Just where is the monster making den?

The house is rather Spartan looking but that is because they are lab techs/mad scientists at heart.

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/3/7/9/2/1/6/MTS_InesMarie-1310965-front-hydrangea.jpg

Just click on the images below to see the rest.

QBUILDERZ
25th Jul 2012, 8:07 AM
I'm so sad I didn't see this contest until today. I would have loved to participate! Everyone has done an incredible job so far, it's so much fun to see what different sorts of things people come up with when challenged with the same starting canvas.

Q, just out of curiosity, can I participate (in a non-judged fashion obviously) just for fun? I'd love to enjoy this contest with all of you!

As far as I know, there are no rules against it, so hell yeah! Join in :D It'll be fun!

Fuzzlechan
25th Jul 2012, 1:38 PM
-_- I managed to get myself grounded, so this is fair warning that I won't be showing up until later in the next round. Thankfully it's only for a week, but I get no internet access.

QBUILDERZ
25th Jul 2012, 5:51 PM
See you then, Fuzzle ;D

Alright, guys! I am updating the first post with the current round two entries. I will then be posting the scores later today :D

EDIT: Link to scores in the first post :)

naiyasfury
26th Jul 2012, 12:41 AM
Thanks a bunch Q! I'm glad I get to join in the fun, even if I'm not being judged.

So here's my entry for round one!

Hatfield Hideaway

In the backwoods of Twinbrook lived a family called " The Hatfields' " This is their home. (If you can call it that. . .)

When buying his home Cletus Hatfield was heard to remark: "We'll show them "McCoy's" up with this beaut! It's even got one of them there fancy wrap 'round porches!"


Required

Front

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-134.jpg



Back

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-108.jpg



FloorPlan

1st Floor

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-110.jpg

2nd Floor

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-109-1.jpg


Additional Pics




http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-129.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-130.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-131.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-162.jpg





Barn/Garage
http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-138-1.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-127.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-126-1.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-123.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-122.jpg





When not adding "improvements" to the yard, Cletus is often seen tending to his horse Mr. Bo Jangles.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-149.jpg
http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-115.jpg



Thelma Hatfield is usually seen watching TV....err I mean little Louise.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-135.jpg



When she's not making sure "those durned McCoys aren't spyin' on us", Granny Hatfield is out on the porch in her rocker with Kujo their faithful Rotweiler.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-159.jpg
http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-114.jpg



Well that wraps it up for my entry. I'd like to thank the following creators for helping out with this awesome house!

Ritsukacom (http://ritsukacom.livejournal.com/)
Pyszny (http://pysznydesign.blogspot.com/2011/11/teddys-dreams-nursery.html)
Severinka (http://sims3s.ru/objects-wildwest.php)
LunaSimsLulamai (http://lunasimslulamai.jimdo.com/)
Aikea Guinea (http://club-crimsyn.dreamwidth.org/)
8-3 (http://eightxthreexatelier.wordpress.com/)
Fresh Prince (http://www.freshprincecreations.com/)
Qbuilderz (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=373803)
Cmomoney (http://www.modthesims.info/m/2545457)
daluved1 (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=2600986)
LianaSims3 (http://lianasims3.net/fashion.php?displ=f&gen=f&age=YoungAdult&section=Everyday&artist=all&outfit=&top=&bottom=1&order=Date&direction=Descending&pages=6&seite=6)
RoseSims3 (http://www.rosesims2.net/sims3/hair/rose_sims3_hair02.htm)
BloomsBase (http://www.bloomsbase.net/index.php/downloads/category/16-children)

And of course a shout out to Granthes for his OMSP

Flabaliki
26th Jul 2012, 3:07 PM
Check out the building video here!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZvYY3dtIIE
I'm a man of few words, so here:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7650057720_64827b64b2_b.jpg


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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7650062670_03914984b7_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7265/7650062860_ea2b028b8c_b.jpg
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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8010/7650057386_5198e12b9c_b.jpg


No CC was used.

kiwi_tea
26th Jul 2012, 3:58 PM
Aww. I did pretty damned badly in round one. :S I guess the idea of playing it safe didn't pay off. Oh well. I played safe again anyway. It's a simple lot again, built to house an aging retired actress and her cat.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-252.jpg

Various Views

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-246.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-249.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-247.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-250.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-251.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-331.jpg


Floor Plan

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-289.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-290.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-291.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-292.jpg


Interior

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-321.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-287.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-323.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-285.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-283.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-325.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-326.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-328.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-324.jpg

Rishara
26th Jul 2012, 7:55 PM
Whew, finally finished this one. I went way outside my comfort zone and built a contemporary (with a bit of an industrial style) house in Lucky Palms. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Note: there are a few weird graphical artifacts on a couple of the screenshots. If ANYONE knows how to get rid of them (there are no actual objects there), let me know, and I'll retake the screenshots. It was super annoying. I did try saving to the library and replacing, using Twallan's mods to reset the lot, etc, to no avail.

This house is home to Bruce Cortland (a prominent architect), his daughter Lilly (spoiled teenager), and his new bride Michelle (2nd wife--a stylist). The color palettes of the house are all meant to blend in well with each other, with the exception of Lilly's room. Being a rebellious teenager, she wanted pink. The outside is largely xeriscaped with only a couple of small patches of lawn due to the desert atmosphere.


Front View:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Front-View2.jpg

Rear View (one of the pics with the graphics weirdness--white block floating in sky behind house):

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Rear-View.jpg

Side Views:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/side1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Side-2b.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/side-3.jpg




Lot Overview:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Lot-overview.jpg

Foundation View:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Foundation-Overview.jpg

Ground Floor/1st Floor:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Ground-Floor-Overview.jpg

2nd Floor/Middle Floor:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Middle-Floor-Overview.jpg

3rd Floor/Top Floor:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Top-Floor-Overview.jpg




Kitchen and Dining room from the entry:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Kitchen-Dining-from-Entry.jpg

Dining area, with view:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Dining-Area.jpg

Bathroom:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/First-Floor-Bathroom.jpg

Living Room:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Living-Room-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Living-Room-2.jpg




Second floor landing:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/2nd-Floor-Landing.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/2nd-Floor-Landing-2.jpg

Study/Office:
Strange thing on this is that the roof wall (it's a vaulted ceilling) is the same color as the room, but it just won't show up as the same color in the game.

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Study-2.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Study-Looking-toward-2nd-fl.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/study-3.jpg

Teen Bedroom:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Teen-bedroom-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/Teen-bedroom-2.jpg

Bathroom:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/2nd-floor-bathroom-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/2nd-floor-bathroom-2.jpg



Master Bedroom:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/master-bedroom-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/master-bedroom-2.jpg

Master Bathroom (the strip along the wall is yet another weird graphical artifact...sigh):
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/master-bath-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/master-bath-2.jpg




http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/night-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/night-3.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Modern%20in%20the%20Desert%20--%20MTS%20Building%20Blocks%20Round/night-2.jpg



CC Used:

SookieLee for the roof
Lhonna for modern paintings
Ewelina20 for modern paintings
Sionelle for modern paintings
Armiel for cast yourself a painting
cmomoney for modern rugs
Pophyria for castable plants
OrangeMittens for curtains

I think everything else is from the game or the store (lots and lots from the store).

Hope you enjoy!

armiel
26th Jul 2012, 8:15 PM
OMG, someone who still uses that old thing! (^referring to above post)

Awesome entries everyone!


QBIE, do me, us, everyone a favor and make those "round ends, round starts, scores are posted"- more clear please. Big headers, bold text etc. Not like this, please "EDIT: Link to scores in the first post" NO ONE WILL SEE IT!

I still luv you though

-bossy finn-

Rishara
26th Jul 2012, 8:39 PM
OMG, someone who still uses that old thing! (^referring to above post)



Lol, I love that thing. :)

Fukothepixie
27th Jul 2012, 12:29 AM
Alright, here's round two. I decided to go for a Twinbrook home because I was interested in exploring a lot of flora and fauna for this one. The theme of nature, flowers, and plants runs throughout the house. Most of the home is made of natural light woods or bright flower colors. All the home has wooden floors and also panelled ceilings.

So here we go:

http://i46.tinypic.com/14ch6b9.jpg

External cc flora and stepping stones courtesy of Suza at www.simplystyling.com.

http://i49.tinypic.com/1z348zp.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/x6nbdk.jpghttp://i45.tinypic.com/2lncpxj.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/dlql1v.jpg

The Living Area uses Simcredible's Inner Garden set, found at www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com.http://i48.tinypic.com/34sjtrc.jpgThe kitchen features darker woods and darker greens. The island has two bar chairs for eating and gathering. Kitchen knick-knacks are from www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com and www.aroundthesims3.com.

http://i47.tinypic.com/16awch2.jpg

The dining area is simplistic because views and lighting favor the opposite side of the house. The table is set back into a little nook in the wall, and seats four. Rose table-piece courtesy of www.aroundthesims3.com.

http://i50.tinypic.com/2zfvo8n.jpg

The bathroom features a combination of Suza's bathroom clutter from www.simplystyling.com and Simcredible's Mantis bathroom. The color scheme continues to evoke flower imagery, but because the room is smaller and the window is large, the walls are big and darker colored tiles. The roof and floors remain light wood panelling.

http://i50.tinypic.com/1fuw04.jpg

The deck features two lounge chairs and a hot tub with big windows opening into the living area to flow from the outside in. The trellis and flowers are from Suza's www.simplystyling.com landscaping sets again.

http://i49.tinypic.com/nowu3m.jpg

The bedroom is in bright purples and greens to compliment the light woods. Flower imagery appears in paintings and a number of house plants, but the overall theme is more simplistic. The furniture comes from Simcredible's AltaTeen and WishofNight sets at www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com. The flower painting above the desk is Spacerox_Carl Sebastian's Flora from www.customsims3.com. The spiral stairs are the work of Hexameter at the same site.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2ex3ouo.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/2gy242u.jpg

The nook is a small area near the top of the stairs with a wall-mounted bookshelf and a lounger, both from Simcredible's AltaTeen and WishofNight sets.

http://i50.tinypic.com/2ebg0fr.jpg

The upstairs bathroom brings in the orange themes from the front garden of the house again, to brighten up mornings and wake you up. It features more of Suza's bathroom clutter from www.simplystyling.com.

http://i47.tinypic.com/solr88.jpgThe portrait is another from the Carl Sebastien's Flora set.

-Simcredible's AltaTeen bedroom set www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com
-Simcredible's WishofNight bedroom set www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com
-Simcredible's Kitchen Objects set www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com
-Simcredible's Inner Garden Living Room set www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com
-Simcredible's Mantis Bathroom set www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com
-Suza's Landscaping sets (1, 2, and 3) www.simplystyling.com
-Suza's Bathroom clutter sets www.simplystyling.com
-ATS3's Tuscany Kitchen set (salt and pepper) www.AroundTheSims3.com
-SeeMyu's DIY Curtain set (mini blinds) www.modthesims.info

All other content comes from the Sims 3 games (Base Game, World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Pets).

Thanks all! Hope you like it!

Perfectionist
27th Jul 2012, 4:11 AM
Hey Everyone! I finally finished my round 2 house. It took me a while considering I've never built a house on a diagonal foundation. When I first saw the foundation I wanted to do a modern house but I felt like that would be easier, so I went with my more traditional aesthetic. I came up with a cozy 2-story home that would be perfect for a couple with no kids or kids that all grew up, and the couple has a good sum of money. The exterior is traditional, including cornices. (The roof took me probably 2 hours alone! :p) The decor inside is colorful and very cheery yet easy on the eyes and it fits together well. The home has 2 bedrooms and one bathroom, along with a pool, a garden, and an exquisitely landscaped yard. Enjoy!

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Front1.jpg

:!!: I couldn't narrow down enough pictures so I ended up with 30 total, so consider yourself warned: :!!:



Front
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Front2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Front3.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Front4.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Front5.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Front6.jpg

Back
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Back1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Back2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Back3.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Back4.jpg






First Floor
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Floor1.jpg

Second Floor
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Floor2.jpg

Roof View
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/RoofView.jpg

Lot Overview
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/LotOverview.jpg





Entry
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Entry.jpg

Kitchen
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Kitchen.jpg

Eat-in Area
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Eat-inArea.jpg

Dining/Living Room
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/DiningLiving1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/DiningLiving2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/DiningLiving3.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/DiningLiving4.jpg

Landing
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Landing.jpg

Bathroom
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Bathroom1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Bathroom2.jpg

Master Bedroom
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Master1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Master2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Master3.jpg

Guest Bedroom
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Guest1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Guest2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R2/Guest3.jpg



Custom Content by:
Armiel
KiaraRawks
Awesims
QBUILDERZ
Salifindragon
Morphead
Cmomoney
Purplepaws
Fresh Prince
Marky Boy
[email protected] TSR
Arelien @ TSR
Fredbrenny @ TSR
NewOne @ One Billion Pixels

Without these creators this house wouldn't look half as nice! All other custom content used is from the store. If you want to know where I got a specific object, just ask!

Everyone's R2 houses are fantastic...Good luck to everyone!

Enjoy! :)

QBUILDERZ
27th Jul 2012, 4:45 AM
Seriously, I am loving how cretive you guys are getting with this foundation! Keep up these awesome lots! :D

ForeverCamp
27th Jul 2012, 5:52 AM
I am finding it so hard to nitpick right now with your Round 2, guys! I JUST WANT TO LOOK AT THE PRETTY HOUSES! :lol:

bakafox
27th Jul 2012, 7:52 AM
Q, I have a late question- if someone wants to put stairs where it is diagonal and therefore has to do the half-tile overhang so the stairs are straight, is that enough to count as modifying the foundation? or what about deleting the one tile and nesting the stairs in so it's still pretty much same shape, just stairs instead of actual foundation?

AdonisPluto
27th Jul 2012, 1:22 PM
For the round two entry, I decided on a modern house. The house was built in Lucky Palms. This house is a one bedroom modern home and is meant for either a single celebrity (male or female ) who is an architect or a married couple without kids (both celebrity too) of which one is definitely an architect.

On entering the lot, you are greeted with the flapping sound of the fountains aligned in the frontage.

The ground floor has the living room modestly furnished through which you can get to the backyard. The study and the library lies directly opposite to the living room. At the end of the passage of the left lies the kitchen. There is a visitor toilet on this floor after all you would't want your visitors using your private one. The up floor has the bedroom to which is attached the architects domain where he/she creates his/her wonderful designs. Through this room, you get to the bathroom which is on a split level. The bedroom lead to a balcony where of course your Sims can sit for a game of chess while at the same time beholding the beauty of the surrounding town.

The outdoor is fully landscaped with modern design in both flowers and tiles and houses a swimming pool and a fitness area close to it.

Hear are the images of the house

Required screenshots

Front view(4)

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-2.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-41.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-12.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Screenshot-43.jpg


Back view
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-4.jpg

Floor plans(3)

Ground level
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-26.jpg

First floor
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Screenshot-44.jpg

Foundation
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-27.jpg

Additional Images

Overview of the Lot
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-42.jpg


Additional exterior pics (15):

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-3.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-5.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-6.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-7.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-16.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-19-1.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-21.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-20.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-28.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-22.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-17.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-10.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-13.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-14.jpg



Additional Interior pictures pics:

Living room (3):


http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-36.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-37.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-35.jpg


Others (9):


http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-29.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-31.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-32.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-46.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-45.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-47.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-38.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-39.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Foundation%20contest%202/Screenshot-40.jpg



Custom contents

Apart from the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 and 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 in images of front view by Fresh prince all other CC are by me

Thanks

kiwi_tea
27th Jul 2012, 4:18 PM
Great work, everyone. Perfectionist I love yours!

I added a few extra interior shots from play-testing to my entry. I also forgot to mention that there is a wine cellar outside of my house. It's not livable space, just a deep basement for aging nectars. I'm playing the "garage" clause on that one, as the house is built across the road from a fancy nectary.

Perfectionist
27th Jul 2012, 5:56 PM
Great work, everyone. Perfectionist I love yours!

Thanks very much! Yours too!

Beccapixie10
27th Jul 2012, 6:39 PM
Finally finished this thing! I can apparently get so much more done after midnight.
I'm also close to half asleep, so I apologise in advance for any 3:30am-weirdness herein.

More Than Modern
This spacious two-storey house features open-plan kitchen/dining/living areas, a main bathroom and a study on the first floor; while the master bedroom and ensuite, two single bedrooms and nursery can be found on the second floor. There is also covered parking for two cars.
...And I'm too tired to think of a creative description. Ah well. On to the pictures!


Front
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1314.jpg

Back
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1316.jpg

Random Other Angles
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1315.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1318.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1319.jpg


Lot
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1336.jpg

Second Floor
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1337.jpg

First Floor
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1338.jpg

Ground
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1339.jpg


Entry
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1324.jpg

Dining
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1325.jpg

Kitchen
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1326.jpg

Living
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1330.jpg

Study
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1328.jpg

Main Bathroom
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1329.jpg

Master Bed & Ensuite
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1331.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1332.jpg

Single Bedrooms
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1333.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1334.jpg

Nursery
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1335.jpg

All EPs & SPs
No CC

porkypine
27th Jul 2012, 7:03 PM
Wow. You guys are great builders. (dagnabbit competition! I have to actually compete now! :wtf: :lol: ) For some odd reason I've kept to a single floor, thinking 'Ah, Q will have us build a complex split level at some points where I can go vertical!' lol Meantime, I am losing points for being single story and not very inspired. I will have to do better next lot. lol

I was also tempted to 'rough it' by placing a sleeping bag on teh foundation and a canopy over it and a latrine somewhere. lool but I knew I'd get ZERO points for that one. :beer:

Bakafox - yes, that is modifying the foundation. There are only two places where you can place the steps. Look at the others floor plans to see it OR, just hover your steps around the foundation until you can find it and then build your house around that.

AdonisPluto
27th Jul 2012, 7:04 PM
Just replaced some images that were dark with better one( first floor picture and the bathroom pictures under others)

Deluxe Designs
27th Jul 2012, 7:49 PM
Is it possible to join in from round 2 onwards? Or is a prerequisite of round 2 to have completed round 1?

porkypine
27th Jul 2012, 7:59 PM
Q will let you load 'samples' but you won't be a contestant because you missed the 1st round.

lamammaforever
27th Jul 2012, 9:55 PM
Well, here my strange place for this round.
Comet Fusion Club is a nighty community lot very popular in my Lunar Lakes world, just what Ego Arrow needs when he feels wild (yes, party animal trait, you know, have to test the lot...). Good music, good drinks, simple things like that. Closure at 02.00 a.m. - Parking is allowed for guests.

Except for the KathyPerrySP, I used all EPs and SPs and few items from the store (some futureshock sets items, the arcade machine, a wall lamp Stancké and other free store objects).
No other CCs.

Requested pics

Front (Day and Night view)
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/1Front.jpg http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/1Frontbynight.jpg

Back
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/1backviewbynight.jpg

Plan (1st floor, 2nd floor, roof)
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/2firstfloor-thelounge.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/2secondfloor-thedisco.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/2roof.jpg

Side view
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/Screenshot-328.jpg

Additional Pictures

The Lounge and Campari Drinks Corner
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/Screenshot-334.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/4thelounge.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/3Egodrinksacocktail.jpg

The Little Stars Disco and DJ post
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/thedjplace.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/Screenshot-342.jpg

Here (http://s144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%202/?action=view&current=9bf823fd.pbw) a 40" slideshow showing few more pics.
I love to see around builders nicks I know since more-or-less the beginning and so many new talented builders. Also, I'm impressed by all the different styles and some tricks used to work with diagonal walls, really creative.

Let me know if I have to change or delete some pics or whatever.

Deluxe Designs
27th Jul 2012, 10:13 PM
Ah i see, thank you porkypine :) Unfortunately I cannot get the .sims3pack to install because my game won't update to the latest version, damn mac!

obino
28th Jul 2012, 7:29 AM
Wow this is an interesting competition and I must say you guys are really great. Looking at the different designs that came up with the same foundation really shows that this site has got real talents.

@armiel, flabiliki,Perfectionist
You guys use of the base for such perfect houses towards a Victorian are really astonishing and your houses look absolutely wonderful and beautiful

@ Rishara, Morphead,Adonispluto
Who says the same foundation cannot be made into a modern. Your buildings are totally outstanding and classy too.

To other competitors, you all have done a great job.I cannot build but the least I can do is support those who took the courage to embark on it. Here is a :beer: to you all

bakafox
28th Jul 2012, 7:33 AM
A rather modern home with touches of older fashions like the A frame roof and steep gables and tower with more windows for ventilation- when Jamie and Kaya moved to Finnington with their adopted daughters, it was the perfect home for them to start out fresh as a new family.

Front, Back, and Sides
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-197.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-198.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-199.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-200.jpg

It is a two-story home, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
First Floor
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-202.jpg
Second Floor:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-201.jpg

The floors with walls at cut away:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-220.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-219.jpg


The living room is a great place for family to gather, with plenty of seating for conversation, and plenty of space to show off the things gathered from various life adventures and travels:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-203.jpg

As a change from the colors around the home (especially the bright ones upstairs) the dining area and kitchen are mostly black and white, with the only truly bright spot of color a painting that seemed appropriate for the dining room:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-204.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-205.jpg

Upstairs, the two girls may not always enjoy sharing a bedroom, but they enjoy the room itself, and the areas for play, and study:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-206.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-207.jpg

The master bedroom is beautiful in blue, and a tranquil place for the parents to relax and read:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-208.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-209.jpg

The upstairs hall is a far more simple area, with wood paneling and floors, and only a little of the clutter they've gathered:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-210.jpg

The backyard and patio are great places for the pets- and the people- to spend their time, both by day, and by night, when it's beautifully lit, and the hot tub is nice and... well, hot.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-224.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-222.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc389/bakafox/Sims%203/Contests/Qbuilderz%20Foundation%20July%202012/Round%202/Screenshot-216-1.jpg


This lot was built with things from pretty much all of the expansions, and the stuff packs Outdoor Living, Master Suite, and Town Life
There is also store content used, such as chairs from the 50's set, and some random decor.

CC used:

PurplePaws' TS2 Bon Voyage Souvenirs as TS3 Clutter (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=388231)
Cmomoney's Cigarette Mod (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=480744 hudy777DeSign's ) (used as clutter)
hudy777DeSign's Modern Line Windows (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=394894) & Doors (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=423954)
Seemyu's Little Shelf of Heaven (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=480504) & High End TV Set (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=479555)
Ewelina20's Modern Paintings (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=380673)
And of course the world I used is Armiel's Finnington (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=441238)

CrimsonRaeden
28th Jul 2012, 2:00 PM
Whew. I never thought I'd finish this. This foundation was very challenging for me but it seems I have succeeded in conquering it. My round 2 entry is a Greek Revival house with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.


The Front:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311913-Exterior-Front.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311912-Exterior-Front2.jpg

The Back:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311914-Exterior-Side1.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311915-Exterior-Side2.jpg

A nice little nook next to the main fountain to play a peaceful game of chess
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311889-ExteriorExtra.jpg




First Floor:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311898-FloorPlan%283%29.jpg

Second Floor:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311897-FloorPlan%282%29.jpg

Roof:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311896-FloorPlan%281%29.jpg




Entrance Hall:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311888-EntranceHall.jpg

Living Room:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311905-LivingRoom.jpg

Dining room:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311887-DiningRoom.jpg

Kitchen, The door there leads to the bathroom and just out of frame to the left is the elevator to the upstairs.
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311899-Kitchen1.jpg

Downstairs Bath:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311885-Bathroom-Downstairs.jpg

Upstairs Hall:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311904-UpstairsHall.jpg

Upstairs Bath:
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311886-Bathroom-Upstairs.jpg

Master Suite (Which has a porch but my game started freezing so I couldn't get a pitcure):
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311901-MasterSuite.jpg

Micheal's Room (2nd Bedroom):
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311902-MichealsRoom1.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311903-MichealsRoom2.jpg



http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311917-NighttimeGardenTour%281%29.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311918-NighttimeGardenTour%282%29.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311919-NighttimeGardenTour%283%29.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311920-NighttimeGardenTour%284%29.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311921-NighttimeGardenTour%285%29.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311922-NighttimeGardenTour%286%29.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311923-NighttimeGardenTour%287%29.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311924-NighttimeGardenTour%288%29.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311925-NighttimeGardenTour%289%29.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/2/2/5/3/8/8/9/MTS_CrimsonRaeden-1311926-NighttimeGardenTour%2810%29.jpg


As with my last house I used no custom content, only store content and items from the EPs I own (World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Pets).

QBUILDERZ
28th Jul 2012, 2:41 PM
First post updated to contain all currently submitted round two lots! :D

armiel
28th Jul 2012, 3:56 PM
Good boy, Q :D

/me approves header1's


Great entries everyone, keep them coming! :)

AdonisPluto
28th Jul 2012, 4:37 PM
It is really an honour to be in this contest with so many creative talents. I am just speechless

QBUILDERZ
28th Jul 2012, 5:00 PM
I feel like a bunch of the entries so far would make excellent lots on site. If anyone decides to upload them, keep us updated! I'll swing by and drop a comment :)

Perfectionist
28th Jul 2012, 6:19 PM
I think I'll upload all of my entries after the contest is over, but I'll have to remove/and or credit a lotttt of CC, I should probably keep that in mind during the future rounds.

Anyway, everyone's houses are spectacular and I can't wait to see the scores!

Rishara
28th Jul 2012, 6:20 PM
Sigh, they have the full Ultra Lounge set for 50% off in game right now. Of course, I just bought that like a week ago at full price.

Just thought I'd throw that out there if anybody else was looking at it but hadn't bought it yet.


I actually would like to submit my round 2 entry, but I'd have to redo the lot to get rid of all the weird graphical crap I have going on there.

ReyaD
28th Jul 2012, 6:29 PM
I was thinking of uploading my round 2, but the black accent walls aren't very photo friendly. I might change the colour and smooth out one of the walls to make it more player friendly... and of course remove a good 80% of the CC xD.

Beccapixie10
29th Jul 2012, 12:39 AM
I'm tempted to play around with my Round 1 entry a little bit and upload it, and maybe do the same with Round 2 in a while. I just have to find time first. xD

porkypine
29th Jul 2012, 2:08 AM
Go for it Becca! I'm thinking about uploading my round 1 but my round 2 generally sux. lol

PSDuckie
29th Jul 2012, 3:00 AM
I'm going to upload all of my entries to both MTS and the official Exchange. However, I'm going to put a clothing hamper into my round 1 entry before I upload it. I didn't realize that not having a hamper would mess up the laundry system.

GigaRevival
29th Jul 2012, 3:05 AM
There's quite a few lots this round that I wouldn't mind downloading. *hint hint* ;)

Great job everyone!

sharill63
30th Jul 2012, 1:04 AM
I would like to try this, but missed the first entry. :turtle: Can I start with the second round and continue or just do it for fun this time?

I love all the ones I've seen so far, so I know I have my work cut out for me!

Thanks a bunch! :gjob:

GigaRevival
30th Jul 2012, 1:26 AM
sharill63: If you scroll up, you'll see that a similar question was answered by porkypine: "Q will let you load 'samples' but you won't be a contestant because you missed the 1st round."

As far as I can tell, you can certainly join for fun - but it won't be scored and such.

I'm looking forward to your houses!!! :D

QBUILDERZ
30th Jul 2012, 3:12 AM
Thanks, Giga! I see all you guys have the fort held down quite well :D

Just an update days:

Time is running outttttt! 2 days left and stuff : )

sharill63
30th Jul 2012, 5:07 AM
Thanks Giga! I must have missed that one on my way down. :faceslap: I'll have to keep closer tabs on the challenge threads to make sure I don't miss the next one!! *might as well do the "entry" foundation challenge too, just to have a full set! :deal:

lewjen
30th Jul 2012, 1:32 PM
1 day and 9 hours to install the foundation and build on it... challenge accepted. :D

EDIT: Pff, and I need to update my game. This just gets better :P

Annabel Lee
31st Jul 2012, 6:11 AM
Go, builders, go! :bunny:
Round 2 is turning out some impressively awesome lots! :beer:

Can't wait to see some more diagonal creativity!

QBUILDERZ
31st Jul 2012, 6:41 PM
Just a few hours left!

The scoring sheet will be made later tonight; foundation #3 will be up tomorrow (later in the day)

(And BTW, I had the clock set to AM instead of PM, so you got an additional 12 hours tacked back on ;) )

sandymdh
31st Jul 2012, 7:36 PM
I was determined to avoid the trap of going modern (it's a trap for me as I really struggle with them) and actually when I googled 'triangular balconies' the first image that came up was Sicilian so I went with a classical Italian theme. Due to the weird shape I called it 'Tuscan Twist'.
Front View:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Tuscan%20Twist/Screenshot-444.jpg
Rear View:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Tuscan%20Twist/Screenshot-447.jpg
Kitchen:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Tuscan%20Twist/Screenshot-454.jpg
Bathroom:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Tuscan%20Twist/Screenshot-460.jpg
Bedroom:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Tuscan%20Twist/Screenshot-462.jpg

Lots More: http://s833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Tuscan%20Twist/?albumview=slideshow

CC used: a window, arch, curtain and sofa by Luna, rugs by B5Studio, pot and salt/pepper by ATS and the rest is from the EA Store.

CreativeMommy1985
31st Jul 2012, 8:14 PM
Welcome to Vigneto Italian, a small yet beautiful home for your winemaker sims. Aside from having a vast vineyard there is also a smaller garden with various types of fruit, a gardening shed, a wine cellar with a wine maker, a rather large kitchen, and a large bedroom and bathroom.

Furnished: 100,459
Unfurnished: 43,687

Front View:
http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-14.jpg

Back View:
http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-15.jpg

Floor Plan
http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-16.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-17.jpg

Extra Pictures:

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-13.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-12.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-11.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-10.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-9.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-8.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-7.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-6.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-5.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-4.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-3.jpg

At Night

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz312/CreativeMommy1985/Sims%203%20-%20Foundation%20Challenge%20Houses/Screenshot-2.jpg

CC Used (a lot of names I know, but I some creators I only used one item...lol):
armiel (MTS)
QBuilderz (MTS)
Milina Sims
Desdren
Around The Sims
Porkypine
Suza
IMHO
Mango Sims
sim_man123 (TSR)
Pilar
Cashcraft (TSR)
Angela (TSR)
Simmami
SIMcredible Designs
BuffASummer (TSR)
Sasilia (TSR)
Luna Sims
Roan
The Sims 3 Store
Jope
NewOne
Simplan-X
PralineSims
Sims3D
Gosik (TSR)
Anoeska (TSR)
orangemittens (MTS)
Awesims
pyszny16
Cemre (TSR)
DOT (TSR)
RicciNumbers (TSR)
www,sims3.simsdesignavenue.net
Mensure (TSR)
Lemoncandy
Shino&KCR (TSR)

armiel
31st Jul 2012, 9:09 PM
Just a -little- CC you got there, mommy :D (ETA: I hit on the funny button just due to this)


Few more entries missing, but there is still time! Great lots everyone, who has posted their round two already :)

Beccapixie10
31st Jul 2012, 10:45 PM
For anyone who's interested, my Round 1 lot has been uploaded -> here (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=482830).

I'm going to be pushing it for time for round 3, I think. I've got a lot on for the next week and a half, so hopefully Q's in a good mood when he makes the foundation and it's not too hard. ;)

lanawinst
31st Jul 2012, 10:49 PM
All right, so the first thing that came to my mind when I saw that foundation was*: modern house*! It would have made perfect sense to take full advantage of all the weird angles but I wanted to try something different and I was sooo inspired... until I started getting stuck and running out of time to make something decent out if it :p

Here's my middle-eastern inspired house

Front picture:
http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/4818/frontpb.jpg

Back picture:
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6826/backyes.jpg

Floor plan pictures:
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/1285/lvl1y.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5112/lvl2g.jpg
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/1636/lvl3n.jpg

Exterior pictures:
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/7657/exterior1r.jpg
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5712/exteriorterrasse1.jpg
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2452/exteriorterrasse3.jpg
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/2514/exteriorterrasse2.jpg

Interior pictures:
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7631/interiorbedroom.jpg
http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/2892/interiorbathroom.jpg
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/9827/interiorkitchen1.jpg
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1796/interiorkitchen2.jpg
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3462/interiorliving2.jpg
http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/2599/interiorpatio.jpg


CC content:
- Sims store
- Luna from LunaSimsLulamai (http://lunasimslulamai.jimdo.com/)

BTW, thanks for the grade. It's always an eye opener. I used to think I sucked at landscaping. Turns out it's been my redeeming quality :p
So far at least^^

ReyaD
31st Jul 2012, 10:52 PM
Round 3 I'll have plenty of time, but Round 4 I'll be out of the country with sporadic internet, so it'll be interesting what I can manage to create without access to tutorials.

My lots have also been uploaded and can be found at the following:

Round 1 : Family Retreat (http://www.modthesims.info/d/481301)

Round 2 : Modern Hideaway (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=482871)

CreativeMommy1985
1st Aug 2012, 3:09 AM
Just a -little- CC you got there, mommy :D (ETA: I hit on the funny button just due to this)


Few more entries missing, but there is still time! Great lots everyone, who has posted their round two already :)

Lol, yea it does seem like a ton when it is written out but it just looks that way because most of those I only used one item but then others I used quite a bit. :D

Annabel Lee
1st Aug 2012, 4:25 AM
**dabs sweat off brows of Round 2 contestants**
Brav-o everyone!
:gjob:
Such varied house styles, too!
There's a lot of creativity up in this thread!
I lurve it!



CreativeMommy~
I cannot resist... Have you seen this nifty sampler? :giggler:
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g414/PlayinSafe/MTS%20-%20misc/5d7136c2.jpg (http://editsim.tumblr.com/page/13)
Self-admitted CC freak here. And, yes, I have it^ in my game :giggler:

Fuzzlechan
1st Aug 2012, 12:47 PM
Finally ungrounded! Glad I submitted my round two entry as soon as I finished it, instead of waiting. xD

CreativeMommy1985
1st Aug 2012, 1:32 PM
**dabs sweat off brows of Round 2 contestants**
Brav-o everyone!
:gjob:
Such varied house styles, too!
There's a lot of creativity up in this thread!
I lurve it!



CreativeMommy~
I cannot resist... Have you seen this nifty sampler? :giggler:
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g414/PlayinSafe/MTS%20-%20misc/5d7136c2.jpg (http://editsim.tumblr.com/page/13)
Self-admitted CC freak here. And, yes, I have it^ in my game :giggler:

Haha! No I have not seen that before but I love it! Now everyone has seen how obsessed I am with CC. *hides away* I'm sorry, I just don't like a lot of the EA stuff, CC is just so purty, I can't help it. :D

Annabel Lee
1st Aug 2012, 2:22 PM
Oh, CreativeMommy, no need to hide away & don't apologize! **there there**
I totally agree with you :anime:
And just when I say Nope! My game can't take anymore!... someone comes along with a must have! And the spree begins! LOL

Fuzzlechan! Welcome back! :)

Rishara
1st Aug 2012, 2:41 PM
Oh, CreativeMommy, no need to hide away & don't apologize! **there there**
I totally agree with you :anime:
And just when I say Nope! My game can't take anymore!... someone comes along with a must have! And the spree begins! LOL

Fuzzlechan! Welcome back! :)

Lol, I hear you. The only reason I don't have so much right now is that I had all of mine stored on an external hard-drive, which died. I recently had to reformat my main drive, so I lost everything I had and have had to start re-downloading stuff.

QBUILDERZ
1st Aug 2012, 3:08 PM
ROUND 2 IS OVER

GigaRevival
1st Aug 2012, 4:13 PM
Whew! Let the judging commence!

So excited to take a nice, long look at everyone's entries. From what I have seen so far - it looks like everyone did a frakking fantastic job.

ForeverCamp
1st Aug 2012, 6:26 PM
Onto the judging, folks! A lot of lovely houses to ogle over the next day or two! :D

kuyke001
1st Aug 2012, 6:31 PM
ROUND 2 IS OVER It's still the 1st of August where I live.

ReyaD
1st Aug 2012, 6:49 PM
It's still the 1st of August where I live.

There was a countdown timer below the Round 2 banner in the first post. It's been there since the round began.

AdonisPluto
1st Aug 2012, 7:30 PM
It's still the 1st of August where I live.

Like ReyaD said above there was a timer under the round two post. Of course it was taken into consideration that so many of us stay in different time zones and thats the reason for the timer so that we all have an official base reference time irrespective of time our zone

QBUILDERZ
1st Aug 2012, 9:21 PM
I ended this round the same way as the first round; it ended ON August 1st (11:59:59 July 31st)

However, I'm not a stickler. If you can try and get it in today/tomorrow morning, that'd be fine.

kuyke001
2nd Aug 2012, 3:19 AM
Here is my belated entry. I misunderstood the directions.

Cool Breeze by CynKuy
Furnished 56,370
Unfurnished 32,589

Possible Packs Used: Ambitions, World Adventures, Generations, Pets, Late Night, Barnacle Bay, Lunar Lakes, Hidden Springs.

Front of Cool Breeze:

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-21.jpg

Roof top view:

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-3.jpg

Second floor plan:

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-4.jpg

Side View:

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-41.jpg

Rear View:

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-24.jpg

First floor plan:

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-15.jpg

Study two views:

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-14.jpg

Husband is a dancing machine.

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-34.jpg

Kitchen:

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-22.jpg

Bedroom:

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/t479/CynKuy/QBuild_CoolBreeze2/Screenshot-28.jpg

I didn't use any CC.

QBUILDERZ
2nd Aug 2012, 5:03 PM
ROUND 3 FOUNDATION POSTED

SCORES PENDING

UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS ROUNDS, YOU WILL HAVE UNTIL THE END OF THE DAY ON THE 12th TO FINISH YOUR ENTRY (see the countdown, just to be sure!)

Morphead
2nd Aug 2012, 8:29 PM
Q, you sly dog. I love the new foundation :)

Perfectionist
2nd Aug 2012, 9:53 PM
I have a question, is flattening the lot in the front considered "altering the foundation" or "adjusting the height", because you said we could do whatever with the terrain, so I got rid of one of the holes in the lawn. The foundation is the same height and shape, I just wanted to make sure it isn't against the rules.

QBUILDERZ
3rd Aug 2012, 1:18 AM
I have a question, is flattening the lot in the front considered "altering the foundation" or "adjusting the height", because you said we could do whatever with the terrain, so I got rid of one of the holes in the lawn. The foundation is the same height and shape, I just wanted to make sure it isn't against the rules.

Ah, I meant to clarify this! Yeah, you are completely allowed to edit the terrain still. If you feel like you still need the 4 click height to work, you can raise the terrain/lower it/etc.

Perfectionist
3rd Aug 2012, 1:28 AM
Ah, I meant to clarify this! Yeah, you are completely allowed to edit the terrain still. If you feel like you still need the 4 click height to work, you can raise the terrain/lower it/etc.

Perfect...I don't have to change my house then, thanks!

Fuzzlechan
3rd Aug 2012, 5:16 AM
Okay. I may need an extension on this round, as I start my camping trip on Monday (apparently) and I'm not sure when I get back. I'll post an update sometime before noon EST on Monday with either my lot if I have it done or statement of how long I'll be gone past the 12th, if I will be at all, and what day I can have my lot in on. =)

Edit: Hey, awesome. I own the page! =D

bakafox
3rd Aug 2012, 8:47 AM
Hey, Q, is there any way you can name the foundation lots with the round they are for? It's getting a bit confusing when one forgets to delete the old blank foundation from housing bin.

naiyasfury
3rd Aug 2012, 9:27 AM
Here is my round 2 entry. I'm sorry it's late (I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and generally feel like crap) but I figured since I'm not being judged and entering just for fun it would be ok.


This one was a lot of fun. It took forever to decorate and the hardest part was actually the roof!


This is Briarwood Bread and Breakfast. The estate used to belong to Lord Briarwood until he was caught in various dubious illegal activities and was stripped of his title and all his assets. Briarwood estate has passed through many hands since then but has always retained the Briarwood name. It's now a bed and breakfast where guests can enjoy a luxurious and comfortable stay all while indulging in it's rich and very interesting history.



Required Shots





Front

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-319.jpg



Back
http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-233.jpg


Floor Plan

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-383.jpg


http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-382.jpg


http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-381.jpg


http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-380.jpg



Interior Shots





http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-327.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-308.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-312.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-340.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-302.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-283.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-360.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-345.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-297.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-286.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-367.jpg



Exterior Shots





http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-386.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-378.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-370.jpg



http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/naiyasfury/Screenshot-300.jpg



Well, there you have it! I'm really happy with the way it turned out (except for the landscaping but I've never been great at that part ;) ). Hope you enjoyed it :D


I'd like to thank the following creators for their help in this wonderful lot
Awesims (http://awesims.sixty-ten.net/)
cmomoney (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=2545457)
ritsukacom (http://ritsukacom.livejournal.com/126857.html)
lisen801 (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=105276)
seemyu (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=4040578)
armiel (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=3524400)
daluved1 (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=2600986)
omegastarr82 (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=1066235)
killc*a (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=81042)
babayaga (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=1684357)
lemoncandy (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=3072040)
orangemittens (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=59876)
joninmobile (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=640668)
hexameter (http://customsims3.com/forums/thread-597.html)
sydney grey (http://sydneygreysims3blog.blogspot.com/2010/08/six-persian-rugs-for-sims-3.html)
macthekat (http://www.mackat.dk/thesims/)
aikea guinea (http://club-crimsyn.dreamwidth.org/)
Murano (http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Murano/downloads/details/category/sims3-sets-objects-diningroom/title/rustico-dining/id/943424/)
ATS3 (http://www.aroundthesims3.com/objects/room_downtown_02.shtml)
And last but not least Granthes for his OMSP

QBUILDERZ
3rd Aug 2012, 4:52 PM
Hey, Q, is there any way you can name the foundation lots with the round they are for? It's getting a bit confusing when one forgets to delete the old blank foundation from housing bin.

I have been? At least they are in my game...They have each been edited to say "Foundation Contest #1/#2/#3" ...but I guess they aren't showing up.

I even had fun little descriptions! What the crap! >:[

Fuzzlechan
3rd Aug 2012, 9:37 PM
I have been? At least they are in my game...They have each been edited to say "Foundation Contest #1/#2/#3" ...but I guess they aren't showing up.

I even had fun little descriptions! What the crap! >:[

The names/descriptions don't appear in my game, either. Thankfully, though, the latest lot I've downloaded is always on the far left. xD

ReyaD
3rd Aug 2012, 11:20 PM
Goanna be busy the rest of the week packing for my upcoming trip and writing some extra chapters for my legacy.

This house was brought to you by the "Well, I haven't done Gothique yet. Let's give that a try!" part of my brain.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-65.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-67.jpg

Floor plan:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-72.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-73.jpg

Interior Photos:
Entrance Foyer:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-74.jpg

Study:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-75.jpg

Kitchen:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-78.jpg

Dining:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-79.jpg

Upstairs Living Room:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-80.jpg

My absolute favourite room, the girls' bedroom. Sisters with very different personalities have quite literally cut their room in half.
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-82.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-83.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-84.jpg

Gender Neutral Nursery:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-85.jpg

Outdoor sitting area and hot tub, originally the door on the side there led to a room the kids never want to enter, but it ended up sucking terribly so lets just say it leads to the empty basement instead, kay?
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Interior%20Design%20Contest/Qs%20Build%20Contest/Screenshot-69.jpg

CC List:
- Morphead's Castaway Corner (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=447567) (Dangly chair and Driftwood Deco piece)
- Alexpilgrim's Fractional Walls (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=446264) In the Kitchen
- Kithri's Stairway to Cleveland Plant Stand (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=482750)
- Armiel's Traditional Piano (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=460006)
- Buhudain's OMSP Resizer (http://mahamudosim3.blogspot.tw/2012/07/omsp-resizer.html)
- Souris' Plant Set (Second one on this page) (http://www.khanysims.be/mesh-plantes3-1.php)

Morphead
4th Aug 2012, 7:03 AM
This foundation challenged my creativity and forced me to go outside my normal safe spot. Well, wrap-around porch and walkout basement later I've done it! Let's take a look what I've done and what you can do too!

This beach house holds three bedrooms, five bathrooms, spacious raised dining room, walkout basement den, and sunken garage.

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38679_120804015314Screenshot-38.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38682_120804015515Screenshot-41.jpg

I went overboard on pictures so be careful!


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38683_120804015532Screenshot-42.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38685_120804015604Screenshot-44.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38684_120804015547Screenshot-43.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38686_120804015618Screenshot-45.jpg


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38679_120804015314Screenshot-38.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38680_120804015359Screenshot-39.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38681_120804015501Screenshot-40.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38682_120804015515Screenshot-41.jpg


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38687_120804015632Screenshot-46.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38688_120804015652Screenshot-47.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38689_120804015707Screenshot-48.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38690_120804015715Screenshot-49.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38691_120804015724Screenshot-50.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38692_120804015732Screenshot-51.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38693_120804015742Screenshot-52.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38694_120804015750Screenshot-53.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38695_120804015759Screenshot-54.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38696_120804015809Screenshot-55.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38697_120804015819Screenshot-56.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38698_120804015829Screenshot-57.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38699_120804015838Screenshot-58.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38700_120804015846Screenshot-59.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38701_120804015857Screenshot-60.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38702_120804015907Screenshot-61.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38703_120804015918Screenshot-62.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38704_120804015927Screenshot-63.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38705_120804015938Screenshot-64.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38706_120804015947Screenshot-65.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38707_120804015957Screenshot-66.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38708_120804020007Screenshot-67.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38709_120804020017Screenshot-68.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/38710_120804020027Screenshot-69.jpg


CC:
HugeLunatic for Windows
Lisen801 for Patio Door
Alexpilgrim for bathroom wallpaper
QBUILDERZ for pictures and roof

Beccapixie10
4th Aug 2012, 7:26 AM
That's an awesome house, Morphead! My first thought when I loaded this round's foundation in-game was an expletive, followed closely by "I could do a Queenslander-type thing!", before I gravitated here to look at what's been done so far... And found that my idea's already been taken, kind of. Ah well, I'll keep trying.
I'm scared to do anything beachy now because I know it will have nothing on that. xD

Great house you've got there too, ReyaD! I love the styling, I wish I could build Gothique. (:

Morphead
4th Aug 2012, 8:13 AM
Go for it! I don't own the Beach House idea, although I do have patents pending on the color wheel. I know you'll make something amazing! And feel free to use any of my ideas too :)

armiel
4th Aug 2012, 9:41 AM
Waiiit, Qbie took your pics, morph? He's the host - and a judge, so that can't be. Just saying.

ETA
you didn't by a chance mean the paintings, did you? ;)

CreativeMommy1985
4th Aug 2012, 4:04 PM
That is a fantastic house Morph and Reya yours is awesome as well. I was thinking of a walkout basement for this foundation when I first saw it but I thought we couldn't do that because that would be altering the original foundation? Was I just mistaken on that this whole....?

ReyaD
4th Aug 2012, 6:05 PM
CM, take a look at the foundation itself and you'll find there's already a basement down there. I think thats what this round's "gimmick" was. Either way I did ask Q beforehand in chat and he said that yes, this round basements are completely allowed.

sandymdh
4th Aug 2012, 7:14 PM
Good as I've used it. I saw it as not actually 'adding' a basement :-)

Rishara
4th Aug 2012, 7:48 PM
CM, take a look at the foundation itself and you'll find there's already a basement down there. I think thats what this round's "gimmick" was. Either way I did ask Q beforehand in chat and he said that yes, this round basements are completely allowed.

What I don't get is how you make that walk-out basement? You can't put a door through a foundation piece, so how do you convert it to walls? I'm wanting to do something similar for my house, but I can't figure out how to do it.

Well, I'm going a different route with my house now, but I'd still like to know how you do this, for future reference. :)

armiel
4th Aug 2012, 8:22 PM
Disclaimer: When you look at the pics, you're prolly gonna go: "She cheated!" Well, I did not! Foundation is still intact, I just removed the walls Q had placed, and placed my own - inside the foundation area ;)

Smart to put that thing first, huh? :D

Here is a Bunkah #2. It's actually third house I built on this foundation. First one was a modern home, I had nearly finished when I figured out there was area below foundation you could use. ;) Next I made a lake house, but it didn't feel right. Then I had this AHHA!-thought, and started making the house you're about to see below.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-5.jpg

More exterior shots:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-6.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-7.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-8.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-19.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-20.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-21.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-22.jpg

Overview, proof of concept, and floorplan:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-9.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-10.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-11.jpg

Interior: Weird angles and closeups:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-12.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-13.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-14.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-15.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-16.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-17.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20foundation%20contest/foundation%20no%203/Screenshot-18.jpg

If you survived the picture overload, here's a little bit about the build...

The foundation has indeed been left untouched. I deleted the walls and put in some of my own, inside the foundation as I mentioned already. I wanted to make something of my own, so the Bunkah #2 is a true Finn creation - made with love for all of ya. Might upload it too, dunno yet.

The pictures are just resized, no fancy stuffs done. No CC used but...

Few thanks are in order, as usual:
Granthes, for curtain mod
Buzzler, for Builder stuff, and for being a goddamn awesome nitpick :D
Qbie of course, for the darn ingenious foundation


Please enjoy! :)

Fuzzlechan
5th Aug 2012, 4:17 AM
Okay! I said I'd report in before Monday, and here I am. I'm not getting back until late on the 12th. My house isn't done yet, and I'll have absolutely no time tomorrow because I'll be busy packing and doing chores as well as usual Sunday stuff. I will be able to have my house in on the 13th or the 14th, likely the 14th. I'm really sorry for needing an extension, but, unfortunately, the torture that is family vacations calls.

sandymdh
5th Aug 2012, 5:51 PM
I wasn't sure what to do with this one so jumped right out of my comfort zone and into modern. It's an eco sustainable home with a retro theme. I tried to keep it modern yet use bright colour accents as well as warm earthy neutrals. All the wood is made from recycled oak taken from an old factory, the 70s style bricks and foundation bricks were taken from a recently demolished 70s bungalow. The home also features 4 solar panels on the roof and has space for a garden too.

Front View:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Eco%20Home/Screenshot-469.jpg
Back View:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Eco%20Home/Screenshot-471.jpg
Lounge:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Eco%20Home/Screenshot-484.jpg
Landing:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Eco%20Home/Screenshot-489.jpg
Bedroom:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Eco%20Home/Screenshot-486.jpg

All the cc is EA Store except the orange lights in the kitchen by Luna and a couple of my own patterns.
Slideshow Link: http://s833.photobucket.com/albums/zz253/sandymdh/Competition/Eco%20Home/?albumview=slideshow

ForeverCamp
5th Aug 2012, 7:29 PM
Sorry, folks, quick check-in!

I'm still judging, but work went insane this weekend and ate all my planned judging time. Hopefully everything should get done by Monday evening (~ 24 hours from now). Round 3 entries are looking good!

Riptide651
5th Aug 2012, 7:45 PM
Same goes for me ^

sharill63
6th Aug 2012, 6:39 AM
Okay, since I didn't start this wonderful challenge on time, I am submitting my tries for fun. I have really been inspired by all your great designs and the variety on this thread. I hope you like them! Sorry the pics are so big, still working on my sizing and I am reviewing the thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=330412) regarding this requirement.

*oh and some direction please, on how to make those nifty "spoiler" buttons to house all my pics so they don't take up SO much room!

***edit pic size

porkypine
6th Aug 2012, 6:42 AM
Hello,

Here's the 'updated' spud house. You'll see what I call 'Spud Houses' all over the older neighborhoods in Idaho. They look like someone dug a basement, ran out of money and stuck a roof on it. Well, this house - they had a little bit more money and built an upstairs.

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314150-side-1.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314153-upstairs.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314141-basement.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314149-roof.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314152-side-3.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314151-side-2.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314166-porch.jpg


http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314148-living-3.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314147-living-2.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314145-Living-1.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314144-Kitchen.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314143-family.jpg
http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/4/2/9/4/9/1/MTS_porkypine-1314142-downstairs.jpg

QBUILDERZ
6th Aug 2012, 7:25 PM
Oooh, people getting crafty with the rules! How sinisterly creative, Armi. >:]

These houses look awesome so far! Can't wait to judge them :D

Rishara
6th Aug 2012, 9:45 PM
Not sure why but this foundation is just driving me bonkers. I think I've built about 5 different house structures so far but keep starting over because I'm not remotely satisfied with them.

Argh! :faceslap:

sharill63
7th Aug 2012, 1:26 AM
So, my pics should be smaller and quicker to load. I hope you like this one. Went with a more modern look with a little something special for the pool! *fingers crossed that this works!!!

Almost done with the third foundation and I really like how the outside of this one is turning out!

Annabel Lee
7th Aug 2012, 1:31 AM
Hopefully 6th time's a charm, Rishara! :D
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It's nice to see the Just for Fun entries!
I love your dedication to a fun challenge!
Thanks for sharing!
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Cap pistol fires! **BANG!**
And they're off & running!
Round 3 is underway! **crowd cheers**
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ReyaD, Morphead, armiel, sandymdh, porkypine ~
Really nice lots! It's fun to see the creativity used in each of your designs!
With each round's entries, it's almost hard to believe that each unique house starts with the same foundation.
Yup, you guys are that good! :beer:
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lewjen
7th Aug 2012, 2:12 AM
So yeah, I totally and utterly fucked up round 2 and didn't get anything posted. Yay for me! Yeeaah... so, I was wondering if I should still post rounds 3 and 4 for scoring? I'd totally love to keep on getting scored because I seriously enjoy seeing what others think of my creations, but if it's just going to be an unnecessary extra entry for all the judges to judge, then whatever, I'll not post. Or just post as a non-entrant or whatever. So, scoring or no scoring? :D

EDIT: Aaah, I hate being the one that starts a new page.

Perfectionist
7th Aug 2012, 2:46 AM
Hey everybody! Here's my round 3 entry. It's the largest house I've built for this competition so far with 3 large bedrooms and a nursery, and 3 1/2 bathrooms. The basement is finished with a pool table and media center, as well as the guest bedroom/bathroom and a wine cellar. I stuck with an original aesthetic and it turned out to be a big beautiful family home. I kept a walkout basement that led to a little sitting area and the pool. There is also a garage that fits one car. Enjoy!

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Front1.jpg

:!!: There are a ton of large pictures (37 total), consider yourselves warned. :!!:



Front
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Front2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Front3.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/FrontAerial1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/FrontAerial2.jpg

Side
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Side.jpg

Back
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Back1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Back2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Back3.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Back4.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/BackAerial.jpg





Basement
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Basement.jpg

First Floor
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/FirstFloor.jpg

Second Floor
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/SecondFloor.jpg

Roof View
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/RoofView.jpg

Lot Overview
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/LotOverview.jpg





Entry
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Entry.jpg

Living & Dining Room
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/LivingDining1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/LivingDining2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/LivingDining3.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/LivingDining4.jpg

Kitchen
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Kitchen1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Kitchen2.jpg

Laundry Room
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/LaundryRoom.jpg

Office
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Office.jpg

Master Bedroom
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/MasterBedroom1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/MasterBedroom2.jpg

Master Bathroom
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/MasterBathroom.jpg

Nursery
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Nursery.jpg

Second Bathroom
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/SecondBathroom.jpg

Second Bedroom
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/SecondBedroom.jpg

Basement
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Basement1.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Basement2.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Basement3.jpg

Guest Bathroom
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/GuestBathroom.jpg

Guest Bedroom
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/GuestBedroom.jpg

Wine Cellar & Storage
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/WineCellar.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/apgperfectionist/BB%20R3/Storage.jpg



Thanks to the following creators:
Purplepaws
Awesims
Roan at TSR
Kiararawks
Armiel
Marky Boy
Arelien2
Mireluk
QBUILDERZ
Newone @ One Billion Pixels
HugeLunatic
Fresh Prince

Thanks so much to everyone for great feedback on past entries, and I love everyone's round 3 entries so far! This house has a considerably less amount of CC in it, so hopefully I can upload it much more easily. Good luck to everyone!

Enjoy! :)

CrimsonRaeden
7th Aug 2012, 3:31 AM
I have an idea for what I want to do for this round but I need to ask a clarifying question. How much of the "foundation" counts as the against the rules to edit foundation?

QBUILDERZ
7th Aug 2012, 3:40 AM
Crimson - If you can use the wall tool to delete it, you're still playing a fair game. If you need to touch the foundation tool for any reason, then you are doing a no-no. :)
Lew - Of course! It'll be harder to win, but I would love to score your houses :)

Fukothepixie
7th Aug 2012, 5:54 AM
Hey all.

This one's a bit different. The shape of the foundation and the built-in basement space made me think of a parish church back in England, but I really wanted to build something residential, so here's the result. It's a medieval parish church that's been converted into a living space by some sim at some point. I made no alterations to the foundation; any slanted areas you see are the result of friezes placed atop the foundation. At some point, I'm hoping to upload this as well. :)

Front:
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-24.jpg

The belltower is not liveable space. It's just a 2x2 tower for the bell for decoration. :) There is also a small, overgrown cemetary located around one side of the renuvated church, and the entrance to the cellar. On the other side is a small pond.

Back and Floorplans:

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-26.jpg
Back of the house, including tower with rose windows (courtesy of Hekate999 here at MTS, like most of the other windows used in this build)

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-12.jpg
Underground Cellar area, convertible into more space as necessary.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-9.jpg
This is actually the lower two floors, but they are only separated by a small distance, creating a dual level effect. It includes the dining and living area of the main chapel, what was once the alter area at the front of the church, and the kitchen from the renuvation. The stairs are Hexameter's generation spiral stairs unlock from customsims3.com. Any accent objects not native to the game are from www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com (food for instance) or from www.simplystyling.com (bath accents seen in the next level).

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-8-1.jpg
You can still see the lower floors here because only the tower is climb-able for sims. The dining room/main hall area has a three story tall ceiling going into the church steeple. The bathroom doesn't have a shower because this is a renuvation on an old building, and I therefore decided waterpipes would be difficult to run without major alterations to the structure (realistically at least), so the bathroom remains rustic. Likewise with electricity, so the main entertainment here is chess, the piano, and the bookcases for the reading room. Most of the lights are in fact still candles in various forms.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-7-1.jpg
This is the main bedroom on level with the rose windows located in the main tower. They're on every wall for surrounding views. As previously mentioned, this location can house a couple nicely.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-27.jpg
This is a photo of the rooftops, since the tower and belfry have parapet tops. It also shows off a bit more of the landscaping from the front angle of the house, so I added it in for those who were interested.



Miscellaneous Shots:


http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-25.jpg
Here's the pond in the back corner of the lot. You can also see the door to the belfry (actually doesn't really go anywhere worth going, just a 2x2 room, but its looks that counts. There's a lot of overgrown flora and fauna in this lot to emphasize the age of the place.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-21.jpg
Dining Room/Entrance Hall

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-17.jpg
Kitchen

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-15.jpg
Bathroom

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-14.jpg
Sitting Room/Library

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u489/sims_Fukothepixie/Screenshot-13.jpg
Bedroom



Custom Content Used:
-Breakfast Items and Kitchen Clutter by simcredible at www.sims3.simcredibledesigns.com
-Stairs from Hexameter's Generations Unlock from www.customsims3.com
-Bathroom clutter from Suza at www.simplystyling.com
-Windows (Rose and arched) as well as parapet fence from Hekate999 at MTS

All else is in game original or CASted content. :)

Hope everyone likes it! :D

sharill63
7th Aug 2012, 5:30 PM
Boy, am I really kicking my behind for not starting this whole challenge on time!! This is soo much fun, I can hardly stand it! Tried a little something different with the pics, hoping it works!

If you are wondering about the black around the lot, I didn't know I put it on a 40 x 40 lot until I was well into the build. It just seemed easier to black it out so I wouldn't accidentally use it.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/nannalynn/MOD%20Foundation%20Challenge%201/Foundation%203/F3%20Required/F3Front286kb.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/nannalynn/MOD%20Foundation%20Challenge%201/Foundation%203/F3%20Required/F3Rear252kb.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/nannalynn/MOD%20Foundation%20Challenge%201/Foundation%203/F3%20Required/F3LeftSide334kb.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/nannalynn/MOD%20Foundation%20Challenge%201/Foundation%203/F3%20Required/F3RightSide365kb.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/nannalynn/MOD%20Foundation%20Challenge%201/Foundation%203/F3%20Required/F3OriginalFoundation101kb.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/nannalynn/MOD%20Foundation%20Challenge%201/Foundation%203/F3%20Required/F3FirstFloor136kb.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/nannalynn/MOD%20Foundation%20Challenge%201/Foundation%203/F3%20Required/F3SecondFloor157kb.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/nannalynn/MOD%20Foundation%20Challenge%201/Foundation%203/F3%20Required/F3Roofup629kb.jpg

PSDuckie
8th Aug 2012, 7:48 AM
It took a while for me to find something good for inspiration, but I finally finished my build for round 3. This build is inspired by Thunderbirds101's YouTube videos. It's kind of hard to describe the build without showing pictures, so I'll just get right to the pics!

Basic pictures
There are no plants on the outside of the house. There isn't even any grass growing. This is a post-apocalyptic setting.

http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/625/887/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/634/887/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Floor plans
More information about each floor is found within the respective spoiler tag.
The first floor looks like an ordinary house, with three exceptions: no bedrooms, no windows, and an elevator instead of stairs leading to the basement. The reasoning for these discrepancies will be revealed in the basement.http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/833/887/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
The basement looks more like a military facility than a house. There's a reason for that: that's what this building is! The "house" on the first floor is just a disguise.http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/632/887/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

First floor
This is a basic kitchen/dining room combination. The fridge is full of cookies and bacon - some of the last of those foods remaining in the world after the apocalypse. To the left are the facility's bathrooms. The elevator, which is locked with a keycard, is to the right.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/832/887/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
There is a full bathroom on the left and a half-bath on the right. Almost no one uses the half-bath anymore due to the fact that the apocalypse cut off the water to the toilet in that bathroom. One of the soldiers, however, has the Slob trait. Everyone else stays well clear of the half-bath and uses the full bathroom instead.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/829/887/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
(Seriously, it took a LOT of work to make that toilet that dirty in-game!)
The TV is set to pick up any enemy broadcasts. There is one powerful computer and one general-purpose computer. During downtime, the soldiers enjoy games of Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3. The elevator is in this area.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/631/887/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Basement
This facility houses six soldiers.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/633/887/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg
The two windows in this room allow a soldier to watch the street for enemy forces while running on the treadmill.
http://llnw.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/628/887/012/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Expansions Used: World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night
No Stuff Packs Used

Credit for CC
Mikitta for the Viper Valley world (http://s3ac.wikia.com/wiki/The_Apocalypse_Challenge#The_Viper_Valley_Challenge )
QBUILDERZ for the contest lot (this thread)
Snaitf for the door to the disgusting half-bath (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=357873&c=1)

Beccapixie10
8th Aug 2012, 8:46 AM
I'm sorry to say I will have to withdraw from this challenge. Due to school and personal issues, I don't have the time to build a house every ten days at the moment.
If it's okay with Q, I might still download the foundations and use them when I do have more time in the future as a basis for houses to upload, as I love building on challenging foundations like those in this thread, but I really don't have the time at the moment. Sorry to be a nuisance. :)

EDIT: So, I withdraw my notice of withdrawal. I've had one project that was going to take a whole lot of time delayed for a couple of months, so I should be able to get round 3 done by the deadline. However, if I can't, then I will withdraw from the challenge. Again, sorry to be a nuisance. xD

lewjen
8th Aug 2012, 2:11 PM
Ok, so I'm pretty disappointed in myself for not getting anything completed for the second foundation, so I kind've tried to spend as much time on this as I could, and I think it's finished now.


Front:

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-36.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-2-13.jpg

Back:

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-3-9.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-4-10.jpg

Floorplans:

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-5-6.jpg
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/Zmobie_Pikz/Screenshot-6-6.jpg


No CC used, and only games installed are BG and AMB.
I also have a very brief video of this house here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdQGlhrqEhY)

Rishara
8th Aug 2012, 11:16 PM
Well, I think I finally came up with something I am fairly happy with.

I went with a Southern style house with a wrap around porch and balcony plus a pergola. The property is in Twinbrook at the confluence of a bunch of rivers, so there is a lot of water on the land. The interior decor is a somewhat rustic country floral.

The home is owned by a husband and wife with a little girl.


Front View:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/front-view.jpg

Rear Views:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/rear-view-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/rear-view-2.jpg

View from balcony:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/view-from-balcony.jpg

View from middle balcony, looking through gazebo (and under the pergola):

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/view-through-gazebo.jpg





Lot Overview:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/lot-overview.jpg

Basement:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/basement.jpg

Ground Floor/1st Floor:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/ground-floor.jpg

2nd Floor:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/top-floor.jpg




Living Room:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/living-room-1-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/living-room-2-1.jpg
Kitchen:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/kitchen-1.jpg

Dining:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/dining-room.jpg



Second floor landing:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/2nd-floor-landing.jpg

Study/Office:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/home-office-1.jpg

Girl's Bedroom:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/girls-room-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/girls-room-2-1.jpg

Bathroom:

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/bathroom1.jpg

Master Bedroom:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/bedroom-1-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/bedroom-2.jpg

Master Bath:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/master-bath.jpg




Note, the basement is devoid of much decoration. The husband was pretty much allowed to do what he wanted down here.

Laundry room:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/laundry-room.jpg

Game room/bar:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/game-room-1.jpg

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/game-room-2.jpg

Bathroom (complete with dirty mags and hot girl pic on wall):
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/basement-bathroom.jpg

Exercise room:
http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Ryshara/Sims%203/Southern%20Country%20Floral/exercise-room.jpg


CC Used:

SookieLee for the roof
Armiel for cast yourself a painting (used extensively to get all the floral prints)
OrangeMittens for curtains

I think everything else is from the game or the store.

Hope you enjoy!

Edited to add the curtains to my screenshots

Annabel Lee
9th Aug 2012, 9:58 AM
4 days til Round 3 ends.

99 days til Seasons.
And the Mayans figured we'd have 36 days to fix&play for Seasons. :P

I dunno, Q.
These guys are making this challenge look like a piece of cake.
I'm already wondering what's around the bend for Round 4. :heyhey:

AdonisPluto
9th Aug 2012, 2:29 PM
This is my round three house. It is a two bedroom modern house with enclosed suits. There are three levels.

The top floor houses the two bedrooms, an office, and a small sitting area.

The middle floor has the sitting room, the kitchen and the dinning and a beautiful entrance hallway

The ground level on the basement has the laundry, gym, and a bar.

Then there is the outdoor with nice garden and two car park and of course a BBQ and swimming pool.



So for the images



Front view

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/1.jpg


Back view
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/3.jpg

Floor plans

Top floor
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/Screenshot-69.jpg

First floor
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/Screenshot-68.jpg

Ground/Foundation floor
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/Screenshot-67.jpg





Overview of the Lot
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/Screenshot-66.jpg

Exterior pics
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/2.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/9.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/6.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/17.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/4.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/1-1.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3-exterior/Screenshot-125.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/15.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/16.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3-exterior/Screenshot-143.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/18.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/10.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/8.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/14.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/FO3-NEW/13.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3-exterior/Screenshot-58.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3-exterior/Screenshot-54.jpg




Living room
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3-living/Screenshot-132.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3-living/Screenshot-140.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3-living/Screenshot-139.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3-living/Screenshot-131.jpg

Bedroom and toilet
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20bedroom/Screenshot-95.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20bedroom/Screenshot-94.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20bedroom/Screenshot-96.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20bedroom/3.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20bedroom/1.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20bedroom/Screenshot-109.jpg

Dining http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/dining%20and%20corridor/Screenshot-119.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/dining%20and%20corridor/Screenshot-86.jpg


Passage way
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/dining%20and%20corridor/Screenshot-134.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/dining%20and%20corridor/Screenshot-118.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/dining%20and%20corridor/Screenshot-135.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/dining%20and%20corridor/Screenshot-136.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/dining%20and%20corridor/Screenshot-80.jpg

Kitchen
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20kitchen/Screenshot-82.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20kitchen/Screenshot-83.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20kitchen/Screenshot-84.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/f3%20kitchen/Screenshot-117.jpg

Fitness/Laundry (4)
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/flob/Screenshot-102.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/flob/Screenshot-103.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/flob/Screenshot-105.jpg

Office/Bar (3)
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/flob/Screenshot-90.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/flob/Screenshot-89.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/flob/Screenshot-137.jpg


Custom contents
The lists of custom content used includes

Paintings
Audrey kowasakio2
Willen Haenraets 1
Painting dama
Karina
From sims3-modeli.ucoz.ru

Bigpainting floor
By Pilar @simcontrol

White Rock
By Pralinesims @TSR

Light
By [email protected]

Toilet from Bathroom 02
@Stylistsims.net

Caravan Kitchen
By [email protected]

Skalkovski Aquarium
@ modern-style-sims.com

Scalet kitchen extractor hood
By [email protected]

Microwave Novum
@Sims3marktplatz

Rug 3x2 set 1
By ][email protected]

Modern living Tulips
@Vitasims

Painting Rodena
By [email protected]

Cabanat Vasa
@Mungo Sims

Cappuccino corner book
[email protected]

[email protected]

Store objects

The rest are by me.

Thanks

QBUILDERZ
9th Aug 2012, 4:38 PM
-Announcements-

Tonight I will post up scores from round two; we are still waiting on a few scores to be added, but if they aren't done, they will be posted up regardless. :)
I am updating the first page with R3 entrants shortly.
I am currently trying to figure out how to make the R4 foundation work out, so If don't find a work around in time, there will be a small delay.
These houses are getting better by the rounds, you guys are awesome.

lamammaforever
9th Aug 2012, 7:12 PM
This foundation round inspired me building in the desert lake of Lucky Palms.
Genius Factory 2 is an old textile factory renovated to be a technologic house for a technologic sim, better if single.
It is numbered 2 only because I have a Genius Factory as community lot in my game.
The first floor is for the "normal" living with kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. The Time Machine is fully (and dangerously) functioning.
The second floor is a unique laboratory where my test sim had a lot of fun inventing and creating new chemical potions, enjoying the electric wheel machine or other powerful equipments. There's space for sleeping bags for the nights it seems impossible to stop working.
On the front side there's still trace of the old lake for recycling acid waters, now it is just a safe little pond.
On the back, a lovely outdoor corner and plenty of space for anything else, even if a technologic sim can have the maximum of answered dreams in the house itself rather then outside.

Except for the KathyPerrySP, I used all EPs and SPs and few items from the store (cambodian blinds and rug, some futureshock premium items, stankhé wall lamp, and few free store objects).
No other CCs.

Requested pics
Front, Back, Side and general view

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/1Front-1.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/1Back-1.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/1Side-1.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/1Generalview-1.jpg

Plan (basement, 1st floor, 2nd floor, roof)
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/2planbasement.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/2Plan1stfloor-1.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/2Plan2ndfloor.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/2PlanRoof.jpg

Additional random pictures

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/3Kitchen-lunchcorner.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/6Bedroomview.jpghttp://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/lamammaforever/Contest%20Round%203/5Laboratoryview.jpg

HERE (http://www.kizoa.it/slideshow/d3059679k5011216o1/genius-factory-2) a short album with some wow pics

Edit to add that I'll upload all the contest lots when it will end (mr Q, adding a Round 5 and/or six?)

Flabaliki
10th Aug 2012, 10:38 AM
Here is my round 3 entry. I've decided to try and go for a completely different style each round, so this is a little bit different to your average house:

http://i.minus.com/iXlAyr5mAn6bP.jpg

http://i.minus.com/ioO1XFP1n6kUI.jpg


http://i.minus.com/ivIKnpOeMmlWQ.jpg
http://i.minus.com/i0qv1kPJ6mhxv.jpg
http://i.minus.com/i72Ji4iwWU2mr.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iMDCrZoGSLWeR.jpg
http://i.minus.com/ib24RUkKDTL6fR.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iSAymuJ7HBgqc.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iyuAbeOXKIFkk.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iebPhNyI5CZVy.jpg



http://i.minus.com/iY1qZOch1KWh0.jpg
http://i.minus.com/ibohWHos2AkaYV.jpg
http://i.minus.com/i3Ntal1k9x89M.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iba0FLK0UKM6r4.jpg
http://i.minus.com/ibtqiIrsVpejpV.jpg
http://i.minus.com/i3rTPqCzweHwy.jpg
http://i.minus.com/ierxsdvpwep0w.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iftGcoAATUzis.jpg
http://i.minus.com/ibohfF10VL62nM.jpg
http://i.minus.com/ibz4cHWm2PVCyT.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iGLLotOWI0PuO.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iblHNvqIAM6Zn0.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iY4aWfrkf2pf6.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iThgYLrAGsEtj.jpg
http://i.minus.com/ilvdhGDoA7coh.jpg



http://i.minus.com/iNXtXIE4AWJW0.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iSbT03rjosynR.jpg
http://i.minus.com/ibwr21nKayVOSr.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iiCfjrUy51QJO.jpg
http://i.minus.com/ipHHWgAVhqHNK.jpg

EmmaBananana
10th Aug 2012, 12:43 PM
Damn I should've joined this contest. Atleast it's still active

Beccapixie10
10th Aug 2012, 1:08 PM
So glad I ended up doing this house, I loved building it! CFE foundations are fun.

Queenslander: Refreshed
'Queenslander' homes were popular in years gone past in - you guessed it - Northern Australia (primarily the state of Queensland). Times have changed, however, and this classic house has recently been renovated. The pylons holding up the house have been replaced by a walk-out basement, and the interior has been remodelled to suit more modern times. The general colour scheme of blues and whites was kept, with splashes of vibrant colour added throughout to liven up the house. Although the house has been meticulously groomed, the same cannot be said for the garden - the owners like to think the overgrown feel adds to the overall character, though their neighbours don't seem to agree.


Front
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1340.jpg

Back
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1342.jpg

Sides
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1341.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1343.jpg

Pool
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1359.jpg

Clothesline
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1358.jpg

Overhead (entire lot)
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1344.jpg

The 'Ground' Level features the main living areas of the house. While the living room retains classic colouring, the kitchen shows it's fiery side with bright red accents and a feature wall, and the main bathroom is themed around a cool green. A study nook, in bright blue, is also present, as with a veranda at both the front and the back, the front featuring a barbecue and dining setting.
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1347.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1362.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1351.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1360.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1361.jpg

The Walk-Out Basement features the two bedrooms - a master bedroom in purple with ensuite and a kids room, in orange, to sleep two - as well as a fun entertainment area, complete with foosball, chess and an arcade table, always a favourite of the neighbourhood kids.
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1353.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1354.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1356.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1357.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k632/beccapixie10/Sims/Houses/Screenshot-1355.jpg

CC Used:
Columns & fence by armiel (Build Set - DIY) (http://www.modthesims.info/d/446927)
Roof by tammy_trauma, who appears to have deleted her uploads.

QBUILDERZ
10th Aug 2012, 11:11 PM
FIRST POST UPDATED WITH SCORES

AdonisPluto
11th Aug 2012, 12:35 PM
Just replaced some not so clear shots

@ lamammaforever, Rishara, Perfectionist, Morphead, Flabaliki I just love your houses :gjob:

Perfectionist
11th Aug 2012, 1:47 PM
Just replaced some not so clear shots

@ lamammaforever, Rishara, Perfectionist, Morphead, Flabaliki I just love your houses :gjob:

Thank you! Yours are gorgeous as well!

Everyone should be so proud of their scores for round 2.. Everyone did amazing!! :)

kiwi_tea
11th Aug 2012, 2:04 PM
Entry #3 - Tried to go modern this time, but a modern design that could slip in with Grimschurch's Art Deco roots. Had this sitting here all week and realised I was about to miss the cut-off.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-341.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-342.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-380.jpg

Floor plans:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-345.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-346.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-347.jpg


Not floor plans:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-348-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-349.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-352.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-350.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-351.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-353.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/walruskeeper/Screenshot-354.jpg


Custom content is solely patterns provided by matrix54 for Grimschurch.

CreativeMommy1985
11th Aug 2012, 4:22 PM
Hi Q,
I figured I would send you a PM and post on the forum to make sure you saw this. I need to get an extension for Round 3. I have a bit of a crisis going on right now and I will not be back until Monday evening (for me, I am central time.) I have to fly to Florida today (I leave in an hour) and I can't get a flight arriving back until 8 pm on Monday. Hopefully this is okay, I would hate to have to drop out of this challenge. I will check back here on my tablet while I am gone to see if you have responded.

Thank you!

~CM

QBUILDERZ
11th Aug 2012, 5:27 PM
I just sent you a PM, CM ;) Take your time, we all understand! Make it back safely!

Annabel Lee
12th Aug 2012, 4:42 AM
Really wonderful lots here in Round 3!
Love the different styles & details each of you brings!

lamammaforever
12th Aug 2012, 7:14 AM
@ lamammaforever, Rishara, Perfectionist, Morphead, Flabaliki I just love your houses
Thank you Adonis :-)
This is a great contest for inspiration!