For those who don’t know, I (Jenn) love to play The Sims3 – it’s kind of like playing with Barbies, lol, only digitally. I mean c’mon… you get to build your dream houses, customize just about everything, and also design your sims exactly how you want them to look (within the game’s parameters of course) and play dress up too. What’s not to like?
Anyhoo – I have a fascination with designing houses and decorating them in the game. Something about it relaxes me like nothing else. I know it sounds cheesy or whatever, but it’s a thing I like to do. Part of the task I undertake when designing these houses is to make them as realistic as possible. And I’m usually inspired by houses I see on TV or a movie or something similar.
The particular house that I am going to show you guys in this post is based on Sookie Stackhouse’s place. It’s kind of a mesh between what we see on True Blood – and also what is described in the books. So if it doesn’t look exactly like you remember in the show – that’s why.
Okay, let’s get into the screencaps of what I’ve created!
1. Exterior Front - Everything is similar to what we see on the show – although of course I can’t get things to look exactly like that – there are certain restrictions within the building mode that you can’t get around and just have to work with. But for the most part – this looks very similar to what we see, and also what is envisioned when reading the books.
2. Floorplan - Main Floor – Here you can see I’ve labelled all of the rooms and even the halls – just so you have an idea of how everything is laid out. The TV show does not have any bedrooms on the main floor – but in the books, there are actually two bedrooms on the main floor that were additions to the house. Sookie’s old bedroom, and Adele’s bedroom (Adele is Sookie’s grandmother) – of which after Adele is murdered, Sookie later moves into her room.
3. Floorplan – 2nd Floor – This is closer to the books – there are two bedrooms upstairs, and also an attic/storage area. Both bedrooms are furnished with antiques, and I’ve added a few random pieces of furniture to the attic that you would normally find in an attic, as well as a certain desk that comes up later in the books. :)
And below I’ve taken some interior shots of the rooms and decor, just to show how mind-numbingly detailed I’ve made this Sims House. (click on thumbnails to view larger)
Kudos to you if you’re still reading this far down.
I know a few other people in the sims community have designed Sookie’s house too, and I’ve downloaded a few of them, but honestly – and I don’t mean this in a negative way, but they didn’t really look like what I had envisioned. So I decided that the best way to show what I saw in my head was to design it myself. Some of the details we never see in the show, and aren’t really mentioned in the books with great detail, so I had to fudge it a little. But if you’re a fan of the books – you’ll appreciate this design… hopefully.
(Note: This design is supposed to be after the fire in the timeline – although I chose to go with the classic country look for the kitchen instead of the modern remodel.)
But, I hope you’ve enjoyed my little post showing the Stackhouse House designed using Sims3- and hopefully I’ll have more to show off in the future. Thanks for reading!