The McDermott-Touch Household

Korey and his little brother Alasdair were raised by their dad and granddad on a farm in Riverview. But Korey never enjoyed weeding plants or taking country walks, and both he and Alasdair dreamed of more glamorous careers, full of action, adventure, and romance. In pursuit of the life for which he wished, Korey take a degree in technology at Sims University, and enrolled in the police force, eventually working his way up its secret agent branch to become an international super spy. Despite some personal differences, he’s managed to develop a solid working relationship with his partner, Agent Jodie Riggins-Shue. When they’re out on a job, he helps her keep her kleptomania in check, while she (somewhat less successfully) tries to get him to overcome his dislike of fresh air.

Korey’s wife Tina always enjoyed looking after herself by keeping fit and eating well. She spent most of her adult life as Barnacle Bay’s strongest, bravest patrol officer before her boss Jodie encouraged her to take on a fresh set of challenges by earning a technology degree and having a go at crime scene forensics. Tina is based on Tina Touch from Barnacle Bay. 

Unlike his dad, Korey and Tina’s son Richard loves spending time outdoors, especially when there’s fish to catch. Plenty of his extended family would be more than happy to take him to a good spot, but Richard prefers to wonder off alone and get lost in his own thoughts. Conversely, Richard’s little brother Bryan would much rather stay indoors and play. (I have young adult CAS spoilers for both Richard and Bryan if you’re interested.)

The family lives in the center of town next door to Kina and Fern. I wanted the layout and roof line of their home to be a bit higgledy-piggledy, to suggest that the architecture had been modified and expanded multiple times over the centuries.

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The Saltbox

This seafront spa features massage chairs, indoor and outdoor massage tables, à la carte dining, sun loungers, two saunas, restrooms, and a small swimming pool. The pictures show it in an almost empty version of Barnacle Bay, but when I have everything in place it will be conveniently situated between the gym and cafe.

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The Kaimana-Annan Household

Elementary school princial Kina enjoys cooking, photography, DIY, and throwing parties. She was raised in Isla Paradiso by her brother Kamani; but, when she graduated from high school, he and his wife moved to Dragon Valley. Kina herself headed off to university, earning first-class degrees in Business and Communications, before accepting a job opportunity at the school in Barnacle Bay. Kina loves her work, but wants children even more, and would be happy to take a little bit of time off to have one or two, while her career-minded girlfriend Fern continues to support the family.

Fern shares Kina’s social confidence and playful sense of humour. They are both very proud of the home they’ve made together, and like to keep it sparklingly clean and full of life. She knows that things will become a lot more messy once Kina gets pregnant, but, as the oldest of four siblings, Fern’s definitely used to that. For now, she’s enjoying the relative peace and quiet to focus on the sports team she manages, keep fit, and stay in touch with friends. Fern is based on Fern Annan from Barnacle Bay.

Kina and Fern at live at 47 Rock Pool Park, in a newly built home they’ve rather whimsically christened ‘Sea’s the Day’. (Thanks to willky12 for this fun name!)

The house features open plan kitchen, dining, and living spaces, two spacious double bedrooms, a twin bedroom, two bathrooms (one en suite, one shared), parking for two cars, a pumpkin patch, and a tiny exercise room. It costs 145,324 simoleons, not including the pictured car – you’ll find that in Fern’s inventory, and a blue convertible in Kina’s.

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Lemon Tree Gardens

The best place in town for children’s parties is definitely Lemon Tree Gardens, a small park full of toys. Parents can sip a coffee at the next door cafe, while their children enjoy the food, music, and various outdoor activities the gardens have to offer. If they can find an adult to harvest the lemon trees for them, children can even set up a small business selling lemonade.

The gardens are located at 1611 New Barnacle Blvd., and have entrances on both New Barnacle Blvd. and Rock Pool Park. There are no toilets on this lot – they tend to cause routing problems with outdoor venues, because visiting sims think the toilet door is the front door and all bundle in and get stuck – but I tested the gardens for a sim week and didn’t see any accidents.

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Beachside Water Park

The whole family can enjoy a fun summer’s day at Barnacle Bay’s largest beach, located at 1500 New Barnacle Blvd. There’s a wave machine, food register, grill, unbreakable bathrooms, lifeguard’s chair, loungers, fire pit, roller coaster with flume, and of course the sea itself. There is also a  decent amount of space left for sims to lay down their towels and play games. The venue is not upgraded to the highest level of the real estate system, because the criteria are a bit silly and specific (for example, all-in-one bathrooms don’t count as toilets).

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