I have to show off here for a minute, because while I am not a total master of the Sims 4 Building Tools, I can get pretty damn close to the exact replication of places I know intimately — namely, the house I grew up in.
From inside the horseshoe-shaped property at the kitchen exterior
Mom’s home office
Mom’s office waiting room with the recreational hallway behind, and the family study at the bottom left
The living room and my childhood bedroom wouldn’t fit linearly on the plot, but making it work
Parents’ bedroom, complete with massive bookshelves, home office space, and tiny couch where I sat to watch TV after a shower and killed the bird I forgot I was rescuing
Aunt and Uncle’s garden outside their annex, home to many pre-salted slugs
Aunt and Uncle’s living room, with karaoke machine, accurately upholstered couches, indoor plants and painting easel
Aunt and Uncle’s bedroom, where I once staged a break-in for absolutely no reason and haven’t heard the end of over 20 years later
There are many additional and better-angled screenshots I could upload, but you get the idea. This project was so accurately depicted, it blew my mother’s mind when I sent her the images.
Fun fact: when she did eventually remodel the entire property, she did so according to plans drawn from a model of building blocks I constructed. The house turned out, unfortunately, quite true to my plans. A big, blocky, pink, stucco fortress.
I won’t be simulating that monstrosity.