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DV: Unoccupied (and some occupied) Houses



Hey all! It's been a long time since I posted anything...can I blame school again? Yeah, it's been a crazy semester, but I had the week off so I totally binged on Sims and finished up my house makeovers in Desiderata Valley. Belladonna Cove has been put on the back-burner for a while because it kept crashing on me, so I started up a new 'hood with a lot less custom content. It's been loads of fun. If you want to see more makeovers of the DV sims and their homes, check out my tumblr. I've become a lot more active there now that I've figured it (mostly) all out.

Anyway, empty houses are not that exciting, so I lumped them all (minus the two I'd already posted on tumblr) together in one big post in no particular order for anyone who is interested. They're very simple, as I wanted to keep them affordable for new families, hence the many empty rooms, but I think they look a lot better now, on the exterior at least. I'm just happy I don't cringe every time I see the neighbourhood screen now. ;)





290 Hobby Drive
Before:

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After (now inhabited by Julien Cooke, a.k.a, Mr Prissypants):

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196 Main Street
Before:

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Yeah, that skinny hallway is going to be totally useful. Thanks, EA...

After:

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186 West Pleasure Path
Before:

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Because who wouldn't want to walk across four tiles to get from the toilet to the shower? Not to mention the multiple tiles from the bathroom door...

After:

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1097 West Leisure Lane
Before:

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Fun fact: the first time I ever played Desiderata Valley (a hundred years or so ago), I fell in love with this house because of its diagonal roof and curvy path so I took it and plunked it down in a custom 'hood to start a kind of legacy before I even knew what a legacy was. Yeah, my tastes have changed, but you can see I still kept those two things...

After:
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175 East Pleasure Path
Before:

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Archway into the bedroom? Pfft, who needs privacy?

After (now inhabited by the Picasos, who will probably adopt the Critturs once they have more money):

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House tour! Because they actually had more than 20K to make things slightly more interesting...

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111 East Pleasure Path
Before:

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After (now inhabited by Cyd and Porthos Roseland):

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Another house tour! Because I played this family for a while and Cyd got himself some promotions. :)

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Yes, Porthos has his own room. The doggone dog is spoiled.

And last but not least, 244 Hillside Pass Road
Before:

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After:

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No overhead shot because there's absolutely nothing inside. Not even walls. I don't know if anyone is ever going to inhabit this house, unless it's someone totally crazy. And I already like Natasha Una where she is. It's probably going to become the token haunted house with a climate defying garden.

And that's it! Thanks for reading. :)




Comments

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skoogy
Feb. 15th, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
The premade houses in Desiderate Valley must be part of the worst ones EAxis ever created, but you made them look lovely! :)
didilysquat
Feb. 16th, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks skoogy! :)
rin_sparrow
Feb. 16th, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
I am in love with these makeovers! I love seeing what everyone does with these houses, since they're so in need of makeovers. These look great!
didilysquat
Feb. 17th, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
Thank you! I agree, it's really neat to see how different people makeover the same houses, and how different they can turn out. But pretty much anything is an improvement. ;)
hurricanetaylor
Feb. 16th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
I've never looked at the desiderata houses before. That one with the curved path and diagonal walls is quite nice and interesting actually. I especially love what you did with the last one <3
didilysquat
Feb. 17th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
A lot of the premade houses actually have pretty cool ideas. It's just that most of them are poorly executed. Thanks, I think the last one is my favourite too. :)
krolowa_francji
Feb. 16th, 2013 10:10 am (UTC)
Lovely makeovers! They're a huge step up from the originals. I'm not fond of Maxis building in general, but houses in Desiderata Valley might just be the worst of all hoods.
Cyd has a poster of himself in his bedroom? How classy. :p
didilysquat
Feb. 17th, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) Yes, DV is proving to be quite the makeover challenge, but it's been fun too.

Heh heh, not only a poster of himself, but himself next to an attractive young female... :P
galialady
Feb. 17th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
Great work on those houses!! They where quite a challenge for me as well :P

Love what you did with the Picasos house and, 290 Hobby Drive sure calls for a smaller lake, right?

So, now I'm curiose to see what you do with 244 Hillside Pass Road inside..I don't think it is a haunted house and, I can see the "old" Godies living in there :P
didilysquat
Feb. 17th, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I think that lake is supposed to like a river running through the lot, which is a neat idea, except that it just ends. It would be cool if there was water around it in 'hood view, but sadly not.

Ha ha, there's nothing in the Hillside Road house, it's completely empty. I say I wanted to keep it cheap (walls are expensive!) but mostly I was lazy. :P
shastakiss
Apr. 13th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm very late to find these but they are fantastic! I love that you kept the exterior walls as is. Seriously the DV houses are the WORST, you definitely picked the ones that need the most help and are probably the most satisfying to make-over :D
didilysquat
Apr. 17th, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
And I am very late to find your reply, sorry! But thank you for it. :D
inferiarecoming
May. 20th, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
ohhh, I love these! You've done such a great job with them. My favourites would have to be Cyd's house and 244 Hillside Pass Road - especially that one! The flowers are so pretty!
didilysquat
May. 22nd, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! Crazy foliage makes everything better, right? :)
arcane_antics
Aug. 21st, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
My goodness, so many houses! These look SO much better though! Great job - EA cleary didn't try when they made these.
didilysquat
Sep. 15th, 2013 03:58 am (UTC)
Very late...but thank you for all your compliments. :)
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