Beautiful Brunettes (Part 2)

To close out the month, here are six more of my favorite brunettes.  These files have been checked with Custard and do not contain any harmful content.  I will provide descriptions and links for the custom content they do contain.   Just click on the headshot to download the sim:

First we have Aria Silver, a CAS genetics experiment.  I believe her “father” was my Damon Silver, which explains her good looks.  For her head shot, I was inspired by a very intricate custom content window I found.  Positioning her in front of it at sunset created a fantastic effect.  The only editing done on this shot was to add a small frame around the image.

Aria’s hair is default EA.  She comes packaged with:

Next up, I offer you Mace Townsend.  He’s another CAS genetics experiment.  I like to leave my sims’ ethnicity open to interpretation, but to me, he looks Native American.  I decided to go with a bit of a rocker style for him.  I loved the lavender color of the sunset and the soft lighting I was able to get in his head shot.  The only editing done on the shot was to add the frame.

Mace’s hair does not come with him, but it is by Anubis and can be found here.  Mace is CC free.

Next up, and probably my favorite among the females, is Corey McCroskey.  She’s another genetics experiment, and I almost deleted her and moved on due to the hair and outfit EA initially placed her in.  However, there was just something cute and gamine about her that led me to keep her and see if she was workable.  I’m so glad I did!  She actually gives me a slight Audrey Hepburn vibe, although that may well be because of the Fashion Icon challenge we’ve got running in the TNT competition right now.  No editing again on this shot except to add the frame.


Corey is packaged with the following:

Our second male is Nico Moreni, another CAS genetics experiment.  I think he has a handsome, brooding look, and I like the shades of blue with the sky and ocean in his head shot.  Again, the shot was not edited beyond adding the frame.

Nico’s hair is the Emo Cut from the EA Store.  He comes packaged with:

Last but not least among the girls is a sim I’ve been wanting to upload for a long time.  I’ve just never been satisfied with the headshots I’ve gotten of her.  She’s a CAS genetics experiment, but I’ve had her in my game (as a townie), and she’s such a character that, for me, it’s like she was born in game.  Her name is Elena Garson.  I did edit this shot in order to brighten it up with subtle highlights.

Elena’s hair is not included but is by Peggyzone and is available here on page 23.  She comes packaged with:

And last but by far not least among the males in this group is Rake Bryant.  He too is a CAS experiment, but you could consider him a cousin to Meg Bryant, my Strike-A-Pose model.  I think he’s one of the most attractive male sims I’ve ever created.  I really wanted to play with color in his head shot; I really enjoy how in game lighting can not only affect a sim but also a painting.  I was able to get this one looking like a sunset.  The only editing in this shot was to add a frame.

Rake’s hair is from the High End Loft Stuff pack.  His only custom content is shorts from Lilisims.

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A-Frame In Development

I’m basing the latest home I’m building on plan PH09-000-100.  I just love A-frame homes, and this one is a single-story, which is the type of home I primarily want to create.  I love the dramatic exterior with the oversized rock chimney and multi-level windows.  Of course, as always, duplicating this design in The Sims 3 is a challenge, but I think it’s coming along:

Very early glimpse of the A+ Frame

I don’t like the siding shown in the original picture, so I’ve decided to go with a more log cabin style, and I want to landscape it to look like the home is in a forest.  I’m also going to change the floorplan quite a bit in order to provide a lot more living space.

Chateau Gris

Welcome to Chateau Gris!  I have spent a great deal of time on this castle-style home, originally inspired by houseplan DD3305.  As you can see, it evolved quite a bit from the original plan.  As I worked on it, it just seemed to cry out for a second story and then for a moat.  After spending a good deal of time on the exterior landscaping, I decided I wanted to do something rather grand with the interior too.  I didn’t want to go with what I consider to be traditional castle – dark and medieval.  Instead, I was inspired by this picture of the Galerie des Glaces in Versailles, and based much of the color palette and furniture and decor choices on it.  I wanted the home to feel luxurious but liveable.  

The home is designed for a 40×40 lot and costs $133,000 fully furnished ($88,000 unfurnished).  It has a grand entry, living room, music room, formal dining room, kitchen, four large bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a bonus room.  A portion of the second story is open to the first story to give it a majestic feel, but you can easily create even more room in the house by closing in the area over the piano room or perhaps the entire second story, depending upon your preferences.  Here are images of the home: 

Exterior Front Day

Exterior Back Day

Exterior Back Night

Entry

Formal Dining Room

Kitchen

Casual Dining

Living Room

Music Room

1st Bedroom

2nd Bedroom

Small Bathroom

Landing Statue 1

Landing Statue 2

Landing View of Music Room

3rd Bedroom

4th Bedroom

Master Bath

Floorplan Level 1

Floorplan Level 2

I used items from the World Adventures and Ambitions expansion packs in the home.  I also added the Retro Record Player from T-Mobile.  The .sims3pack has been checked in Custard and does not include any corrupt or problematic items.  It does include the following custom content: 

You may download Chateau Gris here.  There is also an unfurnished (except for the kitchen) version with no custom content (except a couple of patterns) available on the Exchange here

One last note:  I added a good number of flowers and shrubs around the moat, so that it would look lush, but if you have a slower computer and find that the load wait is too long, you may want to go into buy/build mode and delete some of them.