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28 January 2009 @ 02:20 am
The NEW new Miller house (with download link)  

Alright, so people wanted a tour of the latest Miller house. Which is the third house the family has been using now. Who am I to deny a chance to spam some more pictures, right? ;)

I don't think the decoration is all that special, some of the rooms I lifted almost exactly out of the previous house in design and many are not cluttered or anything at all. Walls are kinda bare too as I intended to put family paintings/photos up again and just haven't gotten round to that yet. But let's get this tour started!

This time I decided to try for a house that was big enough to house the entire family (plus additions) but keep it on a smaller lot to keep down any lag. This meant seriously cutting off the garden size and removing a lot of the luxurious stuff the old house had. The lot is 2x3 and the house is 3 floors. It has 7 bedrooms (8 if you count the nursery) and 3 bathrooms

The ground floor.

As you can see, no basement. No two living rooms and no entertainment room. Also the garden is tiny compared to the old house.

I made the kitchen quite big this time as it seems everyone spends most their time there anyway. The nursery got moved downstairs to make it much easier to care for toddlers.

The entrance hall.

Spiral stairs this time as they're so nicely space efficient. The double doors in the back lead to the garage and the door on the right hand side (which is just an open doorway) leads to the living room.

Again no picture of the garage cause it's just a large open space really. There's a bit of room to put stuff in but mostly it's just for the car (that I forgot to move with the family, oops).

Living room.

I went with red this time, it's a nice change of colour (I usually go for cool tones). Yes there's a TV above the fireplace XD

The kitchen, two shots without family in it to get a good overview.

And one showing it in use ;)

The downstairs bathroom.

The other bathrooms in the house look a lot like this one and I'm really lazy so no shots of those.

And the nursery. These rooms aren't really all that interesting and this picture kinda sucks.

But I can't believe I never moved the nursery downstairs before, so much more practical!

And the backyard.

It comes with really only the bare necessities. The greenhouse and some trees. A hammock for fun (cause I've not had one in a legacy house yet) and the hot tub, because you know we just need a hot tub!

First floor.

A lot of bedrooms and some bathrooms.

I moved all the old heir portraits to the hallway here. And there's a new addition!

The first bedroom. This one is where normally Altair and Jenny sleep. Except right now they don't really like eachother so Jenny nabbed it for herself (since she's the first one to go to bed at night).

The walls are all the same colour, the lighting just makes it look like it's two colours.

Second bedroom. Lynx has taken this one, it looks a lot like the one he ended up having in the old house (but I never properly showed to you guys. Used to be one of the children's rooms)

Third bedroom!

The idea of this was taken from the old house but I changed the colour scheme a little. Margaret is using this one at the moment.

One of the single bedrooms. Fell is using this one. He rather likes to smustle in here so that radio was a good choice, I think.

This very pink room is where Annah sleeps. I don't really like pink all that much but for some reason I wanted a pink room.

There is a curtain missing in this screenshot for some reason but trust me when I say there's a very pink curtain there as well ;)

And the last bedroom on this floor. This one has two beds to account for future children (like, say, Lyra). Currently it is where Trias sleeps, and Altair.. the poor man :(

That just leaves me with the top floor, which is very simple.

I moved Castor's bedroom up here since he barely ever uses a bedroom in the first place. It made things a bit more efficient for me and gave me space to put his magic room. The rest of the space I currently use for the family urns although it doesn't look particularly elegant. I lack the proper sort of tables or somesuch to put the urns on.

Castor's room is basically the same as the old one, same colour scheme and all. I simply replaced the pinball machine/desk+pc with a large TV and a gaming system.

The bookcase still leads to the magic room ;)

And some more shots from the back and front of the entire house:

The back.

And the front.

Sorry the tour was a bit quick and simple but the house is pretty simple, I feel.


List of CC used:

Simple Brick Collection - Kittyispretty69@MTS2
Aura Interior - 144 Harmonious Hues - Reflects@MTS2
Maxis Match Oddly Accumbent Tiles - Awesims

Wooden Floors - Awesims
Polished Floorboards - Holy Simoly

Holy Simoly
Wood for Sims (some of the indoor plants)
Single tile slave version of Holy Simoly curtains - Gelydh@GOS
Bamboo Blinds - Windkeeper@TSR

Invisible Driveway Recolour - roddyaleixo@MTS2
Recolour of Fishtank - Piggi's Sims (it's under decoration, click the statue)
Roof - Loco Plus
Independant Expressions Windows/Doors Expansion Set - MaryLou@MTS2

There are two download links this time, furnished and unfurnished (for those that like to strip a house bare).

The furnished version comes with everything you see in the screenshots EXCEPT the Holy Simoly Elwood bedroom set, the Holy Simoly curtains, Windkeeper's bamboo blinds and the Wood for Sims plants as they're pay items. I replaced the bedroom set with a white Ikea set and put one of HystericalParoxysm's non default beddings on there but the game apparantly refused to pick that bedding recolour up when packing the lot, it's here, the light green one. You'll have to put new curtains on the windows that are missing them yourself as I kinda forgot (sorry).

Other things that didn't manage to get packed up in the furnished version are the roof recolour and the invisible driveway. Sorry about that, guess the game doesn't like to pack those. I don't know if anything else is missing. I also removed a bunch of extra recolours that aren't used but didn't remove them all because I wasn't sure what wood colours I was using XD

The unfurnished version only has the custom walls/floors.

I have all EPs/SPs which means you'll need all EPs as well to use the house (not necessarily all SPs, though I do use furniture from them and I'm not sure how it works with M&G).



Enjoy! :D
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Ammybearamaryssobellus on January 28th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
I haven't played in months but I want this.

Great job!

Edited at 2009-01-28 04:19 am (UTC)
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
You need to play the game again ;)

And thank you!
cpowellscircus: boothcpowellscircus on January 28th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Wow! That house is great, I'm really impressed.
I love you decorated everything, too. It is simple, but it looks so perfect.
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D

I think it might be a bit too simple, but it keeps things neat and tidy ;)
I Am Truley Sorry For Your Lotsprescilla_bean on January 28th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
I like that Lynx is still pruning in his heir portrait.
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Ofcourse he is, were you expecting anything else from him? ;)
tiipiipiitiipiipii on January 28th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Hi, a new reader here! :)

What a great house! Downloading the unfurnished version (trying to keep cc to the minimum). Thanks!

fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
Hi! And welcome!

Thank you :D Or you're welcome, not sure which is more appropriate ;)
beatdoc16beatdoc16 on January 28th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
*sigh* I just love seeing people's houses. *sigh*
Especially yours (I'm such a stealer of your awesome ideas, e.g. massage room from the last house, heck, magic room too. But shhhh :P)
You did way WAY better than I ever could with the layout for that many bedrooms and people on a small lot. CC question, is that bedding on Jenny's elwood bed part of the set (darn memory fails). Yoinking for further exploitation (err I mean exploration). :P
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
Haha, me too. I'm always jealous of what other people come up with. Aw thanks, I don't think my ideas are that original but thank you :) Getting the layout right was a bit of a pain in the butt but it seems to work so far.

Yes, that bedding is (unfortunately) part of the Elwood bed.

Enjoy the house :P
Sofie-Amaliesofieamalien on January 28th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
Lovely! I love house tours - they're so inspirational! :D
I like the simple maxis(-match) look and feel to the house.
I just got AL for christmas and since I'm building a lot of new houses - I'll try to fir in some magic rooms :D
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

I love having very little CC in the house (and what is there has to match). Well, I just love having it all match :P

Hehe, magic rooms are great ;)
jamdoodle on January 28th, 2009 08:35 am (UTC)
Yeah. I love it.
I'm so funny ;]
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you ;)
bopashu2bopashu2 on January 28th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
what are great house FR. I really love how you decorate. such great colors.
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D (I probably would never have some of these colours in real life, haha)
Petchypetchy_14 on January 28th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
I do like it :)
It has a nice overall shape and the layout seems practical and decently spacious! :D

Love it :)
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope it's practical enough XD I don't like pile-ups in my legacy homes.
fafy94fafy94 on January 28th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
...Really, that's B-U-T-F-U-L!!!

I want to steal your game XD
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you, but I'd rather keep my game! XD *holds onto game posessively*
catladymeowcatladymeow on January 28th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
What a nice house! I wish I could do half as well. My houses rarely look that good. Usually boxes filled with the bare essentials.
I loved the tour. Seeing other people's houses often inspires me with ideas to add to mine. I really gotta boot up my game now and play some!
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks. A lot of my houses look like boxes with a roof slapped on too though XD I rarely get in the mood to try and build something a little bit more and I still worry for all of these houses that they're too box-like.

And I do the same, steal ideas from others while looking at their houses :P
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fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Aw, I think there's tons better house builders out there, I just slap some walls together and slap a roof on XD But thank you very much :)
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fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I love that hairdo. I think it's very cute for girls (I never actually used it for boys). And thank you :)
eveningrepose on January 28th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Ah, so you did find a place for the urns.

The house looks really nice and I do like the layout.
fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 28th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Yep, the extra attic space worked :)

Thank you.
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fantasyroguefantasyrogue on January 30th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Perhaps I will, when I get in a building mood :) It seems people like the houses, I never knew they would! :D