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Garage Houses
« on: March 27, 2018, 05:05:43 »
I was experimenting with the 4318 garage.  This first house-with-garage I based on a real house I once knew, but it didn't come out very well.



Maybe it would have looked better if I had taken more time and trouble with the garden, but really I was a bit fed-up with this house by then.  The garage is quite deep, and combined with the shorter (two levels of system-X holes) walls, it was very difficult to get my clumsy hands into the kitchen/sitting room to furnish it.  I endlessly knocked things over, I had trouble putting anything on the walls, and I cursed short walls quite a lot.



Furnishing upstairs was fine, of course.



And I had fun with the adjoining stables.



The next house had the taller (three levels of system-X holes) walls, and looked much better with more shape (and landscaping care).



I put a utility room behind the garage, so the house did end up as deep as the first one.



But with the higher walls and more hand space, it was much easier to furnish.



What I really wanted to do, though, was to see if I could combine the garage with the 5574 villa.  And, yes I could, though the colours didn't match.



And because the garage is shorter in height than the villa's downstairs walls, the bedroom above it had to have its own staircase.



It seemed unlikely to me that the parents and their young daughter would have bedrooms accessible by separate staircases, so I moved in an au pair to inhabit the over-the-garage bedroom.



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Re: Garage Houses
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 05:20:47 »
Excellent customs, particularly the second two and especially modern house one; it could be a Playmobil extension set from DS.  And the au paire idea is very clever.

Maybe Playmobil should look to producing some DS extensions along your lines.
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Re: Garage Houses
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 05:22:38 »
It really amazes me all the great stuff you come up with with system X. Now I want a garage.

Lovely interiors too (another feat, imo)..

What's with the pup? Surgery?


edit: when I actually wrote (after gawking at the pics), I forgot to mention the floors.. AMAZING!
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 09:49:36 by tahra »
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Re: Garage Houses
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 10:33:10 »
Yes, the dog left in the house had surgery, so had to (disappointingly) rest indoors.  Its packmate is enjoying itself sniffing around the feed bins in the stable.
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Re: Garage Houses
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 18:56:36 »
Thought this was going to be about dance music  :giggle: but was not disappointed! Neat houses!  :clap:
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Re: Garage Houses
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 02:15:19 »
Raven is back, well and truly. Haven't we missed you?

Really great work with System X parts and very clever solution to the different floor levels in that last one. (Our house has an extension on one end (built by previous owners) which has an upstairs floor 25 cm higher than the floor level in the rest of the house, so there are two steps before the connecting door. Plan ahead!)

I never thought of building a garage into a PM house, though plenty of real houses have this (and asbestos in the floor and walls between the garage and main house too, if built a few years ago before asbestosis fell out of fashion!).

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Re: Garage Houses
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 05:50:24 »
Looks great !!!   :woohoo:

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Re: Garage Houses
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 02:39:28 »
Great ideas!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Garage Houses
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2018, 02:14:08 »
Those really look great very inspirational too for someone like me just finding my way around with system x thanks again