This will be my last build for 2012 – what a wonderful year it has been! I have really enjoyed all of the builds I’ve tackled as well as the contests I hosted. Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings! I started Cole’s Place for a contest I was in, but the requirements were bumped down from building a house to a single room. However, I decided to carry on with the build as I really liked the architecture of the inspiration home:
I liked that it was modern but somewhat gritty with lots of touches of greenery. The home was originally to be designed as a bachelor pad, so I scaled it down to fit on a 20×20 lot. For the interiors, I wanted a really graphic feel, so I used a lot of vivid colors offset by steel and other reflective surfaces to keep that modern industrial edge. As in my previous builds, I used in game photography to help achieve the look(s) I wanted. The property is custom content free and costs 163k furnished. Two separate, self-sufficient units let you have roommates but keep them at a distance. Each unit contains all the amenities you’ll want. Great outdoor areas too with a pool, jacuzzi, lounging and dining. The lot is Seasons enabled. Moderns can’t have holiday house lights? I couldn’t accept that!
Here are some additional images of the property. To see more, please take a look at my slideshow. If you’re looking for an exciting, new modern, I hope you’ll give Cole’s Place a try!
I especially had fun getting the martial arts photos for Cole’s gym/martial arts/dance basement. In real life, Cole Horibe was a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance, a reality TV show where dancers of all types/styles compete to become America’s favorite dancer. Cole performed a a unique blend of dancing and martial arts, which was what inspired me to set up the basement as I have. Here are a couple more shots:
And just one last shot to show how I’ve decorated the main unit’s living area for the winter holidays:
I used a smaller tree, which made sense for the space, and utilized fog emitters to give it the lighting effects. My seasonal decorations for the property are minimal – just the lights and the few winter holiday decorations you see above. I leave spring/summer/fall to you!
Requirements for furnished version: As I uploaded this version to the Exchange, you can view the detailed list here.
In the unfurnished version, I used items from Late Night, World Adventures, Generations, Showtime, and Ambitions. I did not use any stuff pack objects. I did include the following store items: