I got quite a bit more done. First is the entrance way from the vineyard. I have it mostly complete, just waiting for it not to be winter, and I think I will get the fruits and nuts from the store to complete it, so stay tuned for that.
So I'll need to decide how I want to transition from the entrance way into what the rooms are going to be on both sides. There is still quite a bit of openness, so I am thinking of using part of the space for an indoor pool and spa on the other side of the house. So, the Foyer (or Main Entrance).
The black and white on the floor are two marbles I had created for the game. I think it's a great start to this Grand Main Entrance. A fireplace for those cold winter days, plenty of space to add pieces, and some wall space for paintings from the household or photographs. And I used one of the photos to be the founding ancestors of the Steam Family to add a bit more history to the home. Obviously the entire area isn't lit up, and I may change a few things as I still haven't added much in the way of windows except for the enclosed patio.
So, during the spring and summer, with the amount of windows there will be lots of light in this room, and during the night, a great setting for romance in front of the fireplace. An option for either BBQ or Japanese cuisine. Looking on the Sims Store, there is also an option for the Brunch at the Old Mill which allows you to serve tea during tea time and Canning, with two new plants, corn and cucumber. So I definitely think I may add those as well. I wish they would separate the sets like they used to, I don't need all of them. The Old Mill set does have the option to have those stairs that go up, have a landing, and turn. I think those would be perfect for this home, especially if I modify them to look more modern and contemporary.
Still a lot more to do and plan.
My Name is LE or LE Style. I have a tendency to go off on tangents from time to time. Such is the MADNESS of my Mind.