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Paris Apartments

by romagi Posted 1st Jul 2010 at 4:40 PM - Updated 2nd Jul 2010 at 8:48 PM by romagi
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I never really like the way TS2 apartments were made. You could only control one apartment at a time! With TS3 you do have to have as many doors into an apartment as Sims that you want to live there, 2 doors are easy and 3 or 4 doors can be done different ways without looking too bad. You do have to money cheat for the first Sim to buy the place, or you could have a really rich Sim that needs something to spend their money on.

Since the only reason I play apartments is to get my Sims to meet who they are suppose to meet I much prefer TS3 style apartments because I can control everyone in the building or complex. Can you say control freak? LOL

I am doing these to replace the apartment area in Sunset Valley that has the little community pool behind the center one. Which is why none of them will have a pool. This one used to be a small Mom and Pop sidewalk café with living quarters upstairs and kitchen and storage behind.

The community area offers a work out area, games, BBQ area, bar, romantic seating in the courtyard, chess tables, art easels, a full bath and parking for 4 cars.

Along with the community area the lower level has a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit with 2 doors.

The 2nd and 3rd floors have 2 - 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath units. Each has 3 doors; the 3rd door is placed differently in each to show different ways of adding more doors.

Custom Content
balcony fence by Luna if you only want the fence it is in part 2 called balconcilla. It will be replaced by the wrought iron fence.

IKEA - Karlstad Seating by HugeLunatic

I have Ambitions installed now but the lot was built before I installed Ambitions.


HUGE THANKS to MTS for a place to share and you for looking!

Furnished - $209,237
Unfurnished - $138,783

Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price: $209,237

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 5.55 MB · Downloads: 1,162 · 1st Jul 2010
5.55 MB 1,162 1st Jul 2010
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8 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 4:58 PM
hi its me the upload problem freak lol. anyway i love this apartment is is amazing thanks for putting it up :D
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 5:00 PM
and also how do apartments work in the sims 3? is it something added in ambitions
Original Poster
#4 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 5:09 PM
No, it is by selecting the door and allowing which sims can use it.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 5:12 PM
Originally Posted by romagi
No, it is by selecting the door and allowing which sims can use it.

ok thanks well it is still an amazing idea having diffrent familys in 1 place
#6 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 3:49 AM
Yay a chic apartment complex for us control freaks I love that bistro/cafe feature on the ground floor. Beautiful, stylish work, Romagi
Test Subject
#7 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 2:31 PM
How do you control which sims can use the door? I can only lock it or unlock it for one sim or the entire household at a time.

So, wait, it was all a dream? ....FFFFFFFFFFFF
Original Poster
#8 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 5:00 PM
Yes, that is why it says you need a door for each Sim that you want to live in each unit. The community area you would not do anything to any of the doors so that everyone can use it.
#9 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 5:02 AM
I love the little sidewalk cafe in the front. Looks very European to me!