|An architectural rendering in a highly realistic landscape, capable of being viewed from any angle, complete with furnishing, lighting, plumbing, cutaways views and no burdensome blueprints.
|I obviously have a yearning for Minimalist beach house.
But, OH what a beautiful toy it is! It even lets you take photos of your architectural creation and has built into it's home design software capabilities allowing the user to conduct animated video tours of the house (above). Though large, contemporary designs are my favorites, even very modest suburban ranch style houses (below). offer the same design possibilities inside and out, right down to magazines on the coffee table and kitchen counter clutter. All of this and more are available as custom content (CC) mostly at no cost for downloading from www.thesims3.com and from various digital designers also addicted to the architecture/interior design features of this simulation.
|A comfortable, lived-in look complete with shadows which change with the passing of time, reflections in mirrors, and the difference between night and day.
|A Victorian dowager which, with
a little more color and closer
neighbors could be one of
San Francisco's "Painted Ladies."
|Look familiar? It should if you're a horror movie fan. This replica
of the Amityville Horror house was created by a Sims 3 fan
named Celtic Guardian.
|A Swiss Chalet in spring.
|The Federal style, or perhaps English Edwardian. No, you can't design the cars out front, but virtually any make or model automobile that ever tooted its horn is available as free CC on the Internet.
|Ridiculously large and ornate, complete with a small burial plot out back and what appears to be a chapel (upper-left). And that's just the ground floor.
|Even Sims sometimes need a little time off.
|They're big, and they're slow, but they're not too fast.
|Perfect for your backyard. The maze pool is