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:
- Velvet Extractor Hood http://desdren.blogspot.com
- Alpine Centre Triangle(tall) window by Cyclonesue at TSR
- SDS Window for Entrance http://sim3tria.webs.com
- Sofa, Candle, Vase, Coffee Table, Lamp – from the Rococo Revival Bedroom and Romance Dining Set by MK.
- Grand Piano www.3dheaven2hell.de
- Romance Dining Flowers by JSW www.vitasims3.com
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.