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Greenhouse Living - A Unique Loft Home

by harlequin_eyes Posted 30th Dec 2012 at 5:25 AM - Updated 30th Dec 2012 at 5:08 PM by harlequin_eyes
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Inspired by this picture:

I don't know what it was, but when I saw this picture I fell in love with the concept and decided I just had to make a Sim home of it.

What do you think?

This home is built in a large two-story greenhouse. The bottom floor features an open floorplan with a dining area, kitchen, and lounge, as well as a separate bathroom and living room/study area complete with large stone fireplace. The top floor has a small balcony and a glass-walled bedroom. The yard has a grill, fire pit, and hot tub, as well as enough space for a friendly game of soccer or fetch.
The layout is very versatile; you can convert the lounge area to extra seating/dining space when hosting a large party, display your Christmas tree for a festive feel, or move the living room out there and convert the current space into a second bedroom. The yard also has plenty of space for a small garden, pool, outdoor sports equipment, etc. I find it best suited for a well-read popularity-driven Sim who loves drinking nectar and listening to jazz while entertaining guests at a dinner soirée.
The house includes a TV, bookshelf, computer, and there is an alarm system/smoke detector in every applicable room (usually hidden for appearances). Has a driveway out front.

Beach House Living Candle and Rug by ATS
Modern Line Living Deco by ATS
Modern Staircase by Holy simoly
Paddio Stone Floor by Holy Simoly
Bassico Dining Table by Holy Simoly
Traditional French Mantle Clock by Boblishman
Kitchen Basic Counter 3 by buggybooz
Standard Shiftable Shelves AL by SilentLucidity
Sip Living4 Decofruit & Plant by Sims In Paris
Cute and Grungy Recolors of the Ikea Bladet Plant Trio by Zerographic
Giant Bonsai Tree and Potted Bamboo Glory from the Sims 2 Store - Unfortunately the store is no longer open, so if you don't have these items already you're out of luck. There are a few conversions of the TS3 version of the bamboo here, but I couldn't find a replacement for the bonsai that I liked. You can try other plants, statues, fountains, etc. and see what appeals to you.
Mountain Retreat Wooden Bathtub by Holy Simoly (*FYI - I don't think it's updated for pet interactions*) Some people are getting a server error at this link, though I've checked and it's correct. If you have trouble, just got to The bathtub is on the first page of Sims 2 objects, in the bathroom category. I have also noticed that sometimes I'll get a texture error with the tub after a Sim uses it (the metal part will start flashing blue). Since it's not my object, I can't fix it. If anyone has a suggestion on an alternate bathtub I would really appreciate it.

ONE FINAL WARNING: The "greenhouse" effect on the walls was not achieved by using greenhouse walls, but by instead filling the walls of the house with windows. This lot may run poorly on lower-end machines (part of the reason the yard is so scarce is to help with lag from the windows).

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 95,286

Custom Content Included:
- Torrox Stone Floor by Moune999
- Large Ground Cover Plant by Khakidoo
- Large Ground Cover Plant by Khakidoo
- Castaway Coffee Table by Leefish
- Luxury Window Short by Chrissy6930
- Manor House Pendant Light by Phoenix_Faerie
- Hair Brush by Crocobaura
- Stones Terrain Paint by HabboArwen
- Japanese Style Rocks Fence by TheJim07
- Stained Oak by Taureanbeauthy81
- Decorative Grass by ClubCrymsyn
- Decorative Grass by ClubCrymsyn
- Manor House Paper Holder by Phoenix_Faerie
- Manor House Pendant Light by Phoenix_Faerie
- Modular Stairs by Numenor
- KARSTAD Two Seat Sofa by HugeLunatic
- PJÄTTERYD Painting by HugeLunatic
- Portable Fire Pit by Honeywell
- Spiffy Spa by Honeywell
- Birch Tree Shrubby by Khakidoo
- No-Slots Tree by Honeywell
- Railing Fence by Marvine
- "Luma" Outdoor Bench by Shoikeir
- "Luma" Lounge Chair by Shoikeir
- Simple Dining Chair with Cushion by Shoikeir
- Simple Dining Chair with Cushion by Shoikeir
- Luxury Window Short by Chrissy6930
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027

Additional Credits:
"Find Own Place" mod by -monique- - Enabled me to get some of the Bon Voyage souvenirs for the fireplace
Instant Stereo Op by Numenor - I'd recommend because I'm not sure Sims will be able to operate the stereo (under the staircase) without it

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 University Nightlife Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 2 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #green, #house, #greenhouse, #loft, #stone, #glass, #modern