Cole’s Place

Exterior Front - Day

Exterior Front – Day

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:

Inspiration House

Inspiration House

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!

Decorated for Winter

Decorated for Winter

You may download the furnished version here.  I am also offering an unfurnished version so that those with fewer expansions/stuff packs/store items can still make use of the home; download it here.

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!

Exterior Back - Day

Exterior Back – Day

Balcony at Night

Balcony at Night

Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining

Jacuzzi at Night

Jacuzzi at Night

View toward entrance from pool

View toward entrance from pool

Main Unit Living

Main Unit Living

Main Unit Dining/Bar

Main Unit Dining/Bar

Main Unit Bedroom

Main Unit Bedroom

Main Unit Bathroom

Main Unit Bathroom

Main Unit Basement Gym

Main Unit Basement Gym

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:

Another basement shot

Another basement shot

More of the basement

More of the basement

Moving on…

2nd Unit Living

2nd Unit Living

2nd Unit Dining/Kitchen

2nd Unit Dining/Kitchen

2nd Unit Arcade

2nd Unit Arcade

2nd Unit Bedroom

2nd Unit Bedroom

Bridge between the two units is a sunroom/office on the 2nd floor

Bridge between the two units is a sunroom/office on the 2nd floor

And just one last shot to show how I’ve decorated the main unit’s living area for the winter holidays:

Ready for Snowflake Day!

Ready for Snowflake Day!

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:

  1. BahHaus Stupendous Door
  2. BahHaus Immaculate Window
  3. Concrete Boarder Window
  4. Laddered Window
  5. Cube of Light
  6. Shrub of Tranquility
  7. Modern Mailbox from Lucky Palms
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