WIP: Hattie’s House

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Hattie’s House

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Horse barn

I once uploaded this house as a shell on the Simmers Society.  There was a thread where you could share your unfinished projects and see how other simmers completed them.

Originally, however, I started this build–then called Hattie’s Hovel–because it is based on a place that I once dreamed about many, many years ago.  I think it was when I was young enough to have been really immersed in the Anne of Green Gables series of books.  I wanted the lot to be mysterious, yet enchanting, and I think it still has some element of that feeling, but it certainly has evolved into so much more.

I still haven’t completed the interior, but I’m getting there.  I may do some more tweaking to the landscaping, but I love how it’s turning out.

It’s a great lot for horse lovers, as well as gardeners.  In fact, there is a mushroom cellar!  Mushrooms are actually grown deep under the earth where it is dark and damp, so I decided to add this touch of reality.

For now, here is a sneak peak of Hattie’s House (Hattie was my maternal grandmother’s name, so I’m hoping the build has some of her sourthern blend of guts and grace!):

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Mushroom and wine cellar

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Bridge linking driveway to front path leading to house

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Bike shed

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Path between house and greenhouse

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Back patio

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Garden, greenhouse

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Front yard

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Front view

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Driveway, road in front part of lot, small “bridge” that may “flood during high water” 😉

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Driveway (road in front of lot)