Well HI! Just like the title states, The Zale Family has decided to grace the fine residents of Lucky Palms with their presence! This chapter is 8.4.7, and not 8.5 yet, because all I do is get the Zales set up with a HOUSE. That I built! I can hear you all moaning, but it’s not terrible! Really! It’s far better than any house I’ve ever built ever, so this entire post is pretty much the house. I tire quickly of building, but even MORE quickly furnishing and decorating. So, there’s TONS of gray stone tile and white wallpaper. There’s vast empty spaces and empty rooms. But I’m extremely proud of it, so I’m forcing you all to visit. There IS a fun shot of Ramon in the pool, so read on, if only for that!
My notes originally stated: The Zales buy a slab o’ land… oh great, I have to build.
But then I loved what I built! So here’s an early shot of the home, when it’s just a shell.
I wanted to resemble a desert friendly estate, and I think it looks pretty good!
The pool area utilizes this fancy wave wall.
And it wouldn’t be a Zale estate if I hadn’t managed to drag the koi along!
I love my koi.
I took this “in progress” shot of the kitchen, and a couple toilets reminding me I intended to have those spaces be bathrooms.
Then I took a few hour break.
Upon return, I remembered to place a few important things from the family inventory.
The abused Flamingo.
All the gnomes I could find.
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A Ralen sucking face picture.
A sketch that Bettina stole from the Consignment Store.
A painting by Celine
The nectar Daisy got in France
Then I unpaused to save and take a break, and who do we find in the pool?
Adorable. Oh Ramon, you are the best! I think they’re going to like it here!
Okay, here comes the actual house tour. It’s not finished, there’s a lot of empty space, and nearly all the floors and wall are the same for now, but I’m ever so pleased with it, so enjoy!
Note: That fountain was just in their inventory. I think it was a wedding present. Who’s wedding? No idea.
I just love those tile stairs. Beautiful!
There is also a piano in the entryway.
This is a FANCY blog, you know.
To the right from the entry…
…we have the living room.
I like the way this room turned out, but I don’t necessarily care for those lights, but whatever. You can’t really see them when you’re playing.
Just off the living room is a generic bathroom.
It’s an ISBI though, I need all the bathrooms I can get. And as time goes by, the house will become less bland.
To the left of the entry…
…we have a very large room with nothing in it except a fireplace and a pool table.
But it connects too the pool area!
And oh yeah, I put a computer desk in here!
Here’s the pool area, which is one of my favorite parts of the house.
I love it.
Off the big room with the purple pool table, we have a couple very bland
punishment spaces bedrooms.
Here is a room fit for an aging great-grandmother.
And I make David and Meredith share this space.
Ha ha, it’s so dismal!
They also have a bathroom.
Straight ahead from the entry…
…we have the dining and bar!
Complete with slot machine nook.
This IS Lucky Palms!
And then the kitchen! One of the few completed areas of the home.
Just up those two sets of tile stairs, you find a VAST EMPTY SPACE
But it connects to these lovely glass doors.
Which leads to this darling roof terrace!
Complete with spectacular view!
Also upstairs are three more large empty rooms, and then we have Ralen’s space.
I know it’s not much for now, but it’ll do.
They do have a wonderful bathroom however!
Since I couldn’t place bathtubs before, you may notice an excess of them going forward. The walls are also fully painted now.
There is a “Life Skills Corner”
And another completed space, the adorable nursery.
Then a community bathroom accessible from the great empty area.
Why yes, that is a bathtub.
Off the expansive empty space, I have a surprisingly complete laundry nook.
Then a room with a bed in it for Giles.
And his generic bathroom.
Here’s the overview of the top floor
And of the main floor
The house now has enough stuff in it to be livable and moderately entertaining, so I’m off to play!
Thank you, EVERYONE, for sticking with the crap, and holding my hand through the problems, drama, and technical difficulties. I ❤ each and every one of you.
The next post will be a PROPER Zale update. 8.5, let’s do it! Until next time, HAPPY SIMMING!