The Hernandez-Grey Family

Star news reporter Annie and her older brother Franco were raised in Isla Paradiso by their mum Hailey, after their loving and devoted dad Cirino mysteriously disappeared. Annie and Hailey, both generous and good-humoured, if occasionally little short-tempered, did their best to set a positive example for Franco, but he grew more and more unkind every day. Years later, Annie and Franco, now completely estranged from one another, married brother and sister Sherman and Rhoda, a police officer and thief respectively. Together Franco and Rhoda built up a powerful crime syndicate, while Annie and Sherman devoted all of her talent for investigative journalism and his knowledge of forensics to bringing them down. When Sherman passed away from old age, Annie continued their work alone, foiling several of her brother’s most diabolical schemes, while caring for her and Sherman’s two children, Ty and Athena.

Now Annie has reached the top of her career, re-married, and had a third child. Franco has moved on too, having retired, more or less, from the world of organized crime, and declined into bitter, loveless old age. Still, Annie has a watchful eye on the young, ambitious, and very evil Morgana and Richie, who seem to keen to rise to fill Franco and Rhoda’s shoes. What dark secrets will she uncover next?

Annie’s wife Susannah is an energetic and determined young witch, who, just like Annie, knows how to laugh at herself when she messes up. When she’s not training for her professional sports job, she likes to jam on her guitar with her sister Danette.

Annie and Sherman’s daughter Athena has just come home from university, and has landed herself a job at the nearby science center. Like her brother and dad, she is not an occult sim, although she can work her own kind of magic with a chemistry lab. Annie loves swapping recipes with Ty, joking around with Susannah, and growing plasma fruit for her mum.

Athena’s half-sister Ruth is good and loves the outdoors, which is an interesting combination of traits for a young vampire! Click here for YA CAS spoilers. 

In my game, Ruth is a vampire/witch hybrid, but since hybrids cannot be saved to the library or shared, the version I have uploaded is just a vampire. If you would like to add the witch occult back to her, you’ll need Nraas Hyrbid and Nraas Master Controller.

The family lives at 53 Rock Pool Park, next door to Athena’s work.

There is a nice view from the front garden. Some of this will eventually be obscured by other houses, but because this plot of land is higher up than those nearer the sea, parts of the bay should remain visible.

In the back garden, Athena grows ginseng, lavender, porcinis, onions, licorice, basil, buzzberry, and plasma fruit.

Overview of the first floor.

Sitting area.

Kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining table.

At the moment this is a guest bedroom, but it will be Ruth’s when she is older.

The quick walk across the balcony to the bedroom will be about all the time outside her vampire skin will be able to tolerate, until the sun gets low in the sky, and then she will be able to sit in the fresh air and enjoy the view of the bay.

Layout of the ground floor and carport.

Athena’s bedroom.

Layout of the second floor.

Ruth’s current bedroom.

Annie and Susannah’s bedroom.



12 thoughts on “The Hernandez-Grey Family

  1. First thing I noticed was the configuration of the breakfast bar! I have made one with a 90 degree angle but yours is ever so much more creative! Love the look of the exterior of the house. You must have so much fun with your families, the back stories are fabulous. I think you mentioned that you are sharing with us your own game play up to the point of posting. My stories seem to pale in comparison but they’re my Simmies and if I get a little over exuberant by creating families of 8 at least it keeps me on my toes. I’ve never sent one of my young adult Sims to University, does the remainder of the family stay the way they are until that sim returns? I’m concerned that if the rest of the family continues on they could do things that I would rather they didn’t. LOL Although I’m not a control freak (have them on high will) I don’t want to miss anything that becomes part of their lives. Thanks for continuing to share…I’m going to put your house and family in my favourites until such time as I can download them! All the best, Glorygal

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    • Thanks for this! *hugs*

      Glad you like the breakfast bar. I thought it would be fiddly, but it wasn’t at all.

      Yes, it’s sort of my own game-play. I only really properly play my legacy family, and just leave the rest to Nraas SP. Then when it’s time to upload the family and/or build them a home, I take a look at whatever SP has done and say, ‘okay, how do I straighten all this out into biographies?’ I’ve checked in with (and ‘fixed’) Annie’s branch of the family three times now, which is why she has a longer story than some of my other sims.

      The university world works the same way WA worlds do. It’s a subhood; everything in the main neighbourhood pauses while you’re controlling your university sim. You cannot switch back to your main family until it’s time to travel back from university (after 1 or 2 weeks, depending on what you choose), but the sims at home won’t age (your university sim won’t age either) or make any progress or even lose any wishes. Actually, I think they might even be still doing the same interaction they were when you left.

      If you’d rather keep playing the home family at the same time as having your sim earn their degreee, there is the option to set up a home university using Nraas careers.


  2. Annie is one of my favourite Sims of yours, I love the family rivalry between her and Franco. Gorgeous Sims with excellent back-stories as always!
    Their house is absolutely stunning as well, and the landscaping is lovely. I love how it’s split over three levels, giving Athena her own space. And I’m continually amazed at how much variety you manage to bring to predominantly pale wood and shades-of-white decor, such a lovely and versatile combination in your hands.

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    • Thanks so much! Aww, what a nice thing to say; I really like Annie too, but then I have a soft spot for sims with the grumpy trait, haha.

      I’m glad the pale decor doesn’t get tedious. I worry about that sometimes, but it’s just what seems right for these kinds of coastal New England homes. Sometimes I just want to do something mad and colourful, but I try to save that for a special occasion, like for a really eccentric or playful sim.


  3. that house is wonderfull
    I’m defently getting it, I need a sience geek house any way… + the right size….
    might grab Athena too, as I don’t play vampires… but she could live in this home and wait for a housband….

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    • Thanks, Anette! I hope you enjoy it 🙂 If you’re looking for another science geek house in a week or so, the Hernandez-Grey’s neighbour is a mad scientist, and I’ll be filling her home with all the science objects. I’m looking forward to it! 🙂


  4. I really enjoy your stories, and the background you give your characters is great!! You have a talent there, for sure, as well as for building. I love this house and am faving it, too! Happy simming, I will continue to enjoy your families!! ♥

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  5. Another beautiful family and stunning home, loving the blue hair. 🙂 I think Athena’s bedroom is my favorite room in the house though I love the kitchen as well.

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    • Thanks so much 🙂 I really value your opinion! Ah yes, haha, the blue hair; they get it from Susannah’s dad, (a very edited version of) Cid Severus from the university town. Happy simming xx


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