Monday 29 November 2010

Jacob’s House: A FLW Usonian

Frank Lloyd Wright was a very influential architect where he became known for the prairie and usonian architecture styles. Usonian designs were differentiated by their flat roofs, stone/brick and wood facades with open living spaces with plenty of windows blurring the line between inside and out. Jacob’s House, which was the first in a series of Usonian styled houses, was built for Herbert Jacob, a newspaperman. This Simple house had an L shaped design and although it was straightforward to construct, it had a simple elegance, making this style famous and imitated by architects the world over.

Sunday 21 November 2010

Cherrywood House: A Little Bit of the Old, A Little Bit of The New

Hello all.

Today i bring you another house, smaller in scale but hopefully still well executed. Cherrywood House is inspired by Penfield House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Note: I forgot to put in the exact address of this build in bridgeport for the dl'ers. it is a 44x34 lot (silly i know) and if placed in bridgeport should go at 64 Applewood Lane in the Celebrity Neighbourhood up near the retreat community lot. you can place it on a larger lot too

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Sunday 14 November 2010

Falling Water: a dedication to the masterpiece

Today i bring you a build very close to my heart, the basis of the house built by Frank Lloyd Wright and was very much ahead of its time. That House is the Falling Water House, and i bring you my version of this beautiful build.

This lot was built following the floor plan but due to some elements not being able to translate into the game (such as the bridge) i took an artistic approach and added my own elements to the design. CAP patterns were used to give it a natural look along with forest vegetation to hide the house away from prying eyes. I designed it specifically for 302 Silverstone way, a 60x60 lot in Bridgeport due to its sloping nature which helped to create the design. It is indeed one of my greatest builds and i hope it does justice to the original.

The House itself contains:

3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
Formal and informal lounges
Study area
Large kitchen
Music space
Spa area
6 balcony areas
Covered pergola
Plunge pool

The house itself has a second floor entry through security gates which blend well into the Fir forest and the natural elegance of the waterfall at the base of the house.


Furnished: $415,863
Unfurnished: $307,330

Custom Content:

Contains 2 CAP (create a pattern) patterns. These are the signature stone patterns seen inside and out.

Store Content:

Contains items from various sets but mainly from these sets
- Collectionne Stancke
- Sun Surf and Sand
- Glitter and Glam 

Expansion/Stuff Packs:

World Adventures
Late Night
High End Loft Stuff

Well thats it. i just wanted to add that although this may turn people off with the store items, completing this lot without it would not have done it justice and that can also be said about the use of CAP patterns. i hope you all enjoy this build as much as i do. I also hope your sims in Bridgeport are space from those pesky paparazzi