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I built a house. But then again, when was the last time I didn't build one? May I present you, the current star of Behemoth Isle - 4 Douglas Adams End.



I don't want to hear about any OMSPs for at least the next 10 hours, for I OMSP'd myself crazy trying to decorate that roofline. But I think the result was well worth the effort. In fact, I don't think I've ever been this satisfied with the look of a house before.

Plus points to those who realized it's the same house as 4 Plum Alley. Those of you who figured that out, might also remember I once promised to share that little house. Sadly, the combination of a lowered storey with an EAxis chimney going through it resulted in the lot becoming borked. Because of that, I recreated its belated twin sister with standard height rooms.



To me, this house looks simply magical at night. My imagination first went flying as I went into night mode. Hence the interior pictures being taken at a darkish hour.



Alongside giving that wallpaper I made one last use and reusing the stuff I end up putting in my houses a little too often, I also realized those mission style armchairs with recolours by who I believe was AveSims, as well as that mirror, really add that last bit of character to this room.



The reading nook. I wish I had had a sim living here during the photoshoot, so I would've had someone to light the fire in the fireplace. What do you guys this, who could be dwelling this humble living room?



As you can see, I played around with the ceiling's textures a bit. I was inspired by a club in Haapsalu that is beloved by the alternative youth of the small town. It's located in an old wooden house that once was probably the summer estate of an upper middle class family. Meaning that its original details are not as simple as those of an average town house and yet not as eloquent as a richer family would've wanted. Because of that, the ceilings are not decorated with stucco but are rather put together similarly to a parquet.



And the last picture of the batch. One thing I've liked about old houses is that there are sometimes different doors from different time eras. It's a quirky feature that one cannot see often and so I figured I, too, shall have a house like that.

That's it. The rest of the house is not furnished yet, since I need to go to bed now. Twas fun, though.

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Date: 2012-02-01 10:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiousb
I'm just here, enjoying the view! The parquet ceiling gives it quite a Scandinavian feel I think, and certainly looks like it would be at home in a summerhouse. And I agree with you about old doors - that Holy Simoly door is one of my favourites, and the last shot of the chair in front of the door by the fire looks very cosy.

By the way, since you have rebuilt the lot, does this mean you will be sharing it at last? ;)

(Oh, and I'd love to live in Douglas Adams End - I have some streets in my game named after people I admire!)

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Date: 2012-02-04 06:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiousb
I had noticed the Mission-style doorway, and thought it looked very effective, but I'm not sure I recognize it - don't tell me it's Maxis?!

I had spotted the reference to Jostein Gaarder, and of course Douglas Adams, although I have to confess that the other names are unknown to me. I can understand what you mean about books being translated into other languages - the poetry can be completely lost, even with the best translation possible.

Ilon Wikland's paintings are delightful - I especially liked “Little girl sets off for the big world”. :)

(Oh, and yes, you really do have to share!)

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Date: 2012-02-05 10:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiousb
What a glorious old building! I'm glad it's been restored to its original colour-scheme. Is it a museum now? You know, I'd very much like to visit Estonia - it seems the kind of place I would like very much.

And thank you for the link to the doors - I think perhaps the previews just don't do the set justice. I won't be getting the whole set, but I am going to grab those doors you used (and maybe recolour them)!

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Date: 2012-02-05 10:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiousb
It sounds a bit like what happened in the UK - many railway lines were closed down, and there are several old railway stations that now have other purposes, like museums, or even holiday homes! Meanwhile, many small towns are no longer connected by rail, and you have to get in your car and drive several miles to get on a train!

I do seriously intend to visit Estonia, and would love suggestions on the best places to go. I guess Tallinn is a must, but I'd love to know about other places too. :)

Oh, and of course I was thinking of worn wood recolours for Chrissy's windows! ;)

The window - I know, I know, I have failed you again! Every time we speak on here I have pangs of guilt about it! I just can't seem to get my head around creating windows (it's what I wanted to do for the GoS Asylum theme last month, but couldn't manage it in time), but I shall try again. Perhaps I'd better not make any promises though, in case I fail again!

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Date: 2012-02-04 08:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] greymanticore
Wow, this looks really amazing. :) I like what you've done here, good work!

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Date: 2012-03-08 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pocketeer
Ah boy. This is lovely! There is so much detail and texture and color in your houses, I love it. I hope you post more, soon!

/longtime GOS lurker

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