Minka Laireen

Twas the day before Winterfest,
Laireen35 hopes Father Winter got her request.

A traditional Japanese-style home inspired by Geisha or Samurai,
Something that would use items like tatami flooring and bonsai.

With a bit of brainstorming,
An idea began forming.

Time to reveal what was designed,
Hopefully, it’s what you had in mind.

Download Link: Minka Laireen

Minka, or traditional Japanese houses, are characterized by tatami mat flooring, sliding doors and wooden engawa verandas. Another aspect that persists even in Western-style homes in Japan is the genkan, an entrance hall where people remove footwear.
(source: https://www.nippon.com/en/features/jg00082/)

Built at The Summer House lot in Windenberg for a little more than 70k.
No CC
Play-tested
MOO used
Upgraded Appliances
Perfect Plants

Front
Frontyard1

To one side of the house is the Meditation Path
MedPath1

The Upright Cherry Tree adds a splash of color to the serene surroundings.
YardLSide1

The other side of the house has a native plant bed and herbal garden.
YardRSide1
HerbalGarden

Time to see the inside of the house.
FrontEntrance1

The Foyer (Genkan) is where sims will remove their shoes before entering the rest of the house.
Genkan1
Genkan2

The open area contains casual space for greeting guests, a house shrine for loved ones and an area for eating.
Living1
Living2
Living3
Dining1

The closet in the eating area contains various oils and ointments.
HerbCloset

A set of double doors leads to the Kitchen.
Kitchen1

Hygiene needs are taken care of in separate spaces.
Bath1
Bath2
Bath3
Bath4

Bedroom 1
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1Bedroom2

Bedroom 2
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2Bedroom2

The Walkway (Engawa) connects different parts of the house.
Engawa1Engawa2
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Engawa4
Engawa5

The end nearest the Kitchen has a second toilet.
Toilet

Upon exiting the house on the backside, there is a rock garden bordered by native plants.
Porch1
Backyard2
RockGarden

Follow the path to a bench nestled beneath a Japanese Beech Tree.
Backyard3

The other side of the path leads toward the pond. Fish in the convenience of your own backyard!
Backyard4

The backyard at a glance.
Backyard1

Enjoy!!

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