Today I created my grandparents’ home in Sims 4 and uploaded it to the gallery. The house was built in the early 1960s and my version shows it as I remember it from my childhood years in the 1980s - except for the facade colours, because the way it’s painted now is prettier in my opinion. ;)
There are no windows facing the street; the all go out to the garden or the sides - a design feature to ensure the inhabitants’ privacy. It might look a little odd at first glance, but isn’t all that rare here in Germany.
The garden design is exactly as it used to be, from the hedge-seamed raised terrace / patio to where the flower beds and trees are. Instead of monkey bars, my grandparents used to have a swing, but those weren’t included in the base game, and the mokey bars look similar enough.
Every room has the same function as the original, and I tried to keep as close to the furniture arrangements as possible, but opted for a more contemporary look. The flat-roofed structure which shields the patio from street view used to be a garage in real life, with my grandfather’s tool shed in the back. Since TS4 didn’t ship with garage doors, I turned the entire thing into a woodworking room, with only the backdoor going out into the garden in place.
The house comes with three bedrooms; the biggest has the option of sectioning a portion off which can be turned into a fourth bedroom, or an en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom. There’s one fully-furnished family bathroom upstairs, and a “guest bathroom” downstairs with just a toilet and a sink. The latter has enough room for adding a shower, though.
Building this has made me extremely nostalgic. My grandfather died almost 25 years ago, and the house underwent quite a number of changes since. Even though it still stands, the place where I spent so many hours doesn’t exist anymore - the front yard’s paved over now, and only two of the original trees are left. One fell in a storm, the rest were cut down.
This is not a flashy building - but in many respects it’s the most real house I ever made.
You can find this in the gallery under my profile, Origin-ID Layara1980, or by searching for “Contemporary German House”.