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House 336 by Built4ever House 336 by Built4ever
Pencil drawing, "labeled" and cleaned up with software, originally drawn in scale 16" = one foot. SIMS model (with some minor mods) by Juanita Smith Deviantart "Buildsims." buildsims.deviantart.com/
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BUILDSims Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am honored and so happy to have your creations as inspiration! Still trying to figure out which one to make next :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
By the way, another guy is taking a shot at House 345, which you already did. Let me know if you choose a house, I might have more detailed drawings to send in my files, just depends on the house...
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
That's great stuff! So neat to see your designs realized in the 3-d.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Yeah, I fool around with Sketchup a lot now, very powerful, especially for analyzing roof structures and shapes...
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BUILDSims Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is truly inspiring! As a lover of architecture, my creative outlet is building houses in The Sims. Here is my attempt at creating this "Beauregard"  beauty:

buildsims.deviantart.com/art/0…

www.thesims.com/gallery/2DD907…

I hope I did it justice, I had to make some adjustments to fit with the game. -Kulthero777
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Outstanding. Really amazing work, lots of time went into this of course. I'll have to study the second floor plan and see how you handled it. Very good roof design ideas. The drawings don't show the rear at all. I especially like the back of the master bath. A lot of modelers have trouble with roof design and "construction," especially roof eaves. You put the house right there in the middle of the city! That way we can make quick runs to the bagel shop. 

I should get your permission to re-post this with your name on it as 3D modeler and additional design work and my name as primary designer, something like that. I do a lot of Sketchup models now myself. It's just too powerful to ignore for showing clients how an interior will look from above, or re-designing a complex roofscape. Have you fooled around with Sketchup? I'm doing stuff similar to what you are doing with the first and second floors revealed as if the rest of the house was lifted off.
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BUILDSims Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very happy you liked it! I couldn't find any images of the second level (just found the one above here), if you have done a complete floor plan for it I am curious to see how you did it. I did take a lot of creative license to fill in the gaps and/or to work around necessary shifts in the design. The Sims does have a lot of features that help with creating realistic models and the camera ability to "cut away" walls & roofs to reveal a floor plan. Then again there are some severe limitations such as with types of stairs & placement (cannot be horizontal/curved), split-leveling or multiple levels of foundation are near impossible/look strange  (an attached garage will have the same floor height at the main house for example), no curved walls, etc. As far as the house being in the middle of the city, well I am building in The Sims so there are not many options yet (hopefully they will release some rural areas in the future) but I suppose it could work for some people. New content is released on a regular basis which really helps the prospect for making better designs as time goes on. I make do with what I have for now and find creative ways to either overcome these obstacles or rework the design to fit within the parameters of the software capability. I haven't checked out Sketchup but I will look into that.

Of course you may re-share my images, your designs were my inspiration after all. I will more than likely be (drooling over) looking through your gallery over the next few weeks and hopefully be creating more!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Yes feel free to try another. I'm especially interested in "seeing" stuff that has never been explored or modeled. I have modeled some of mine "internally" here (not released on Deviant, my main site.) Since you did some "Clove" stuff you might try another group of buildings. They will be complex though. Sketchup has no limitations, very powerful. But you need good understanding of geometry to execute sculptural components. You'll never have a problem with garages being at the wrong level. Layers, groups and components give a huge array of possibilities when modeling, versatility, power to copy and repeat, etc. Looks like Sims has updated from the original, better quality now maybe? The original "Clove" town was a commission for "Second Life," and was partly modeled, but very complex, and we had problems with camera angles.
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Crimsin84 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Just saw the augmented design that was fully built. Did you ever get around to doing the second floor of this more elegant version?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
No, not yet. 
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Archangelbeth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Might I suggest a corridor from the garage to the breakfast nook? After a few dozen times of hauling the groceries from garage to the kitchen by the current route, any residents will be cursing the designer's name -- and their own foolishness in buying/building the thing. But a covered, preferably enclosed walkway/hallway between garage and breakfast nook isn't so bad. You could even just extend the north breakfast-nook wall to the garage; put in big, screened windows in, and a swinging bench, and you have an "outdoor" sitting room or indoor garden (just don't block the path between garage and nook!). That would mesh well with the fountain courtyard immediately south of the garage, actually -- put a door or archway in to be able to have flowing water to one side, a backyard to the front, and the kitchen nearby. Great place for an indoor "picnic"!

Also consider moving the fridge to immediately beside the nook, allowing fast depositing of grocery bags on the floor or the island before putting stuff into the fridge.

I'm a little dubious about having the master bedroom's toilet be so far from a sink to wash one's hands! Stepping around to get to a sink is likely -- especially in the middle of the night -- to make people go "meh" and just wander back to bed. Poor hygiene. I'd suggest putting in an adorable corner-basin in the toilet-room, and let the Vanity sinks be the ones where tooth-brushing (and diaper-changing, if needed) happens. Also consider moving the shower door north, or having it swing open the other way, so one can put a towel-holder in that's luxurious enough to fit that ginormous shower. Though that is a trade-off between being able to get at the water-temperature knobs easily... On the third hand, perhaps think outside the box, and have the temperature-knobs be somewhere besides directly under the nozzle? Trickier piping, but might let you get both.

...I may have lived in too many houses as a kid, and have an unwholesome fascination with floorplans, yes. But, seriously, having to haul groceries through so many twists, turns, doors, and halls, every few days? Whoever's doing that will be buying voodoo dolls of ya.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Master bath comments are noted, critiques okay, easy to shuffle the deck. However, in this size house, regarding the "grocery run", you're missing one important fact: most likely household help will be carrying the groceries, not "Mom." 
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marcmrniceguy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Elo, I don't what you'll think of that, but look: [link]
Have a nice day, marcmrniceguy.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Interesting, I've seen several today! 3D models and more. Minecraft of course is more hmmm like legos? As far as how it actually looks?
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WeLoVeKaNdI Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
what is kr ches?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I'm not sure my dear, where do you see that? On the plan? Or?
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DannyelitO Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
and the second floor???
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Haven't done it yet. Many bedrooms of course.
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DannyelitO Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
then, forgive my indiscretion :3
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AngelicWolfBlossom13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Why can't every house in the world look like this one. It is so beautiful. Thankyou for sharing it.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
That's easy to answer: It would cost about 2 to 4 million to build it!
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RIVERKING Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Excellent work!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thanks!
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fahrmboy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Kirkbride 336!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Is that a cop's call letters?
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fahrmboy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I wonder if the Dearborn Michigan one is "Eloise" mental Institute? My home town ...
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fahrmboy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hey, a fellow Mitten native! I grew up in the Cadillac area up north.

The Kirk in Dearborn was actually known as St. Joseph's Retreat, and was wiped out in the 1960s: [link]

Anyway, I couldn't help but think about this type of building plan when I saw the wings, gables, and dormers. Nice work!
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normandy24 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
how well has your businees gotten since you started here ? :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Not changed really...
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normandy24 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
oh...not at all ?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Not really.
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normandy24 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
oh...ever read ian flemings books ?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
One I think.
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normandy24 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
he wrote chitty chitty bang bang!
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kevsterman Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it as always although the staircase looks avlittle underwhelming for such a large and impressive house. Have you got the other floor plans?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Nope. Moving slowly. I agree with the stairs. I had originally considered something more spectacular but I was constrained with the entry size due to the proportion of the preliminary perspective study. The stairs would be open to the entry and living area though...
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MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It turned out awesome~! 8D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thanks!
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Moekin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice. You know, you make it very hard to decide on what house I want built when I hit the lottery ;-).
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
What was that latest powerball winning? Three people splitting like 600 million or something?
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Moekin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, it was 640 million. Out of 10 tickets I had 3 tickets with one number.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thank God your playing. I need your business.
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roundtressym Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I could potentially see myself being willing to kill to live in a house like this one. Though that might ruin the vibe, I think...
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Now Now let's not get too violent. Better to sell your soul to the money devil and get a job at Goldman Sachs. Then you can just buy it.
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roundtressym Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
You'll end up in hell either way, right? But at least you'll have a great house!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
That's all that counts right? We try to get as big a house as possible. Biggest house wins!....Wait! I'm going to Heaven!!
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roundtressym Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Haha.
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