Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Serenbe - A Modern Vacation Home

I have a new work-in-progress to share!

I'm building a request for a fellow simmer that asked that I re-create the 2012 HGTV Green Home.  For those that aren't lovers of HGTV or don't get it through their cable/satellite providers, it's a Home & Garden nework basically.  It's everything from home design, reality home-buyer shows and landscaping DIY's.


Every year they build a house somewhere in the USA and make it a green/Eco-friendly home and then host a sweepstakes that allows anyone in the US to enter the game and have a chance to win the home.

This year's home is in my beloved state of Georgia. (sigh) Gets me kind of sentimental.  I live in Southern Georgia, near historic Savannah.  Serenbe, Georgia is a Green Community just outside of Atlanta, so for be about at three and half hour drive.

This is the house that is the 2012 Green Home:

If you visit HGTV's website you can view more pictures of this house and view the floor plan.  The amount of photos and the floor plan details is so amazing it made converting this house into a Sims home in Sims 3 easier than most.  Not to mention just about every room has a 360 degree view so you see e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.  So despite having just started this home yesterday, I've made great progress.

Obviously, you can't re-create every detail to a T, so there are some differences between the houses.  And because the game has its limitations, I couldn't make everything exact.  But part of the (mostly) joyous challenge of building a home is to make it as close to it's real-life original as possible.  

So whaddya think, hmm?

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