Barbie knows that gratitude is a great thing and it’s best to be grateful all year instead one day out of the year. A grateful dream house is certainly a great way to express your thanks.
The Grateful dream house of the band The Grateful Dead was located in center of the flower power universe: Haight & Ashbury. Amid of bustle of things things the Grateful Dead, famously occupied a Victorian row house located at 710 Ashbury Street from 1966 until 1968. It was there that Jerry Garcia & the gang helped to spawn a new music scene & a new pop culture era.
Would you be grateful to live in this dream house?
I often talk about using inspirational pictures when I’m creating a new build, so I thought I’d show some examples using two builds I worked on yesterday. I had three available lots left in my Steampunk Newcrest project. I knew I wanted to build a row house to house more sims, and I also wanted a bar across the street from the Airship field. So what I did was Google “Victorian Row House” and “Victorian Pub” and picked the pictures I liked best to use as a basis for my builds.
Given the dimensions of the lots I was working with ( 20x15 for the Pub and 30x20 for the Row House) there was only so much of the original structures I could capture. I’d like to think I did both original buildings proud. There’s no rule you can’t use the original as a base, and then go in a completely different direction. I do that all the time when building. I just find that it’s nice to have a reference in mind when the lot you’re building has a specific theme to it.
Either way, I hope you enjoyed the pictures and the thoughts behind the builds. I’ll be releasing both builds at some point this week.
A night as any other in the city, this specific house was indistinguishable in the row of victorian style houses crammed together on this street. But it did have its special meaning.
A chantry, protected by wards and rituals rendered
difficult for regular unaware humans to even look at. And yet something like another kindred could spot an oddity there tonight…what looks like a child is sitting on the second floors awning and looking darkly contemplative upon unaware passersby while taking advantage of the wards properties and halfheartedly hiding behind a statue of a gargoyle.
Seeing a new face approach the building Rowlyn’d lean out to see if it was kine or other.
“Despite its persistently drab climate, St. John’s, Newfoundland, is known as Canada’s most colorful city. Lining the streets of this foggy harbor is an enviable number of rainbow-colored Victorian row houses, affectionately called Jellybean Row. However, up until the 1970s these dwellings provided about as much eye candy as a concrete mixer. Many other cities have also endured similar periods of architectural grey, but in time their streetscapes were also sweetened with visual treats like Jellybean Row.”