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The Architect's Dream -No CC

by retrosimdream Posted 1st May 2017 at 5:42 AM - Updated 1st May 2017 at 6:18 AM by retrosimdream
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I was inspired by a recent rash of housing uploads that were base game and looked quite nice, so I decided to ditch my custom content and build a home with the materials Maxis gave me (big step for me). I also decided against using a real floor plan and designed the property on some graph paper while I waited for the game to load. I'm no architect, but I've studied and built (literally) hundreds of real plans in my game, so I have a bit of experience to work with.

I thought, if I could design my own home, what would I want? It had to have:
- 4 bedrooms
- 3+ baths
- Formal living room, dining room, and family room
- Garage and carport
- Sunroom
- Midcentury/Contemporary appeal
- Partial open concept
- Large, landscaped yard

I am actually not a fan of total open concept. I do not want a clear-shot view from my living room into my kitchen. That feels like an apartment. I think this plan maintains an open, circular plan but retains some separation and identity for each room (living, dining, kitchen, family areas). At first the roof was a hideous nightmare, so I incorporated the Lanai to build a believable roof. Otherwise, the plan is unchanged from when I drafted it on paper. I was pretty happy with my results, in the end.

A totally separate clone of this home was play-tested and everything is functional, very livable, and without shortage of toys to keep your Sims busy (pictures were taken of the identical tested lot). Enjoy!

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price (furnished): 162289

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 5 SPs
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18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 1st May 2017 at 10:23 AM
I love this house! Especially the no CC part. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 1st May 2017 at 10:32 AM pretty and simple..i love the fact that there is no cc..coz at least its not going be so heavy on my lappie to play the game..savin up money to buy a pc so am playing the sims 2 on
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 1st May 2017 at 3:53 PM
Thank you for the no cc, and the one story beautiful house. :)
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#5 Old 1st May 2017 at 5:20 PM
Lovely house. I really like the way you have laid out the living areas
Test Subject
#6 Old 1st May 2017 at 8:04 PM
The roof above the garage and family room is definitely too tall, but that's Sims 2 limitation, so there's nothing we could do. But I won't lie, a great house, and it definitely looks mid century, good job on that!
Test Subject
#7 Old 1st May 2017 at 8:57 PM
Wow! So gorgeous and what a perfect floorplan! I want to live in it. I never use large lots but I am making an exception with this.
Test Subject
#8 Old 2nd May 2017 at 3:28 AM
Lovely! Who wants guests looking at one's messy kitchen after preparing a four course meal in there? I think you have nearly designed my dream house too. I might convert one of the BRs to a large & luxurious master bathroom, i.e., my bathroom, but otherwise an absolutely perfect house.
#9 Old 2nd May 2017 at 9:38 AM
Very nice! Especially since it has no cc and 4 bedrooms!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 2nd May 2017 at 4:46 PM
My first thought when I saw this house was that it had to be from RL blueprints. You did a great job in both layout AND the "look" of the house. I can see a lot of retro-50's interior design will be going on in my new hood tonight! Many thanks.
Test Subject
#11 Old 2nd May 2017 at 9:47 PM
Gorgeous house. It will be perfect for my game. Thanks
#12 Old 3rd May 2017 at 5:32 PM
Love it, Love it, Love it!!! No CC for me ~ Yay!
#13 Old 4th May 2017 at 12:13 AM
well done!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 4th May 2017 at 2:04 PM
looks awesome thank you !
Field Researcher
#15 Old 5th May 2017 at 10:54 PM
Love the layout and the many bedrooms and- well -all of it!! Thank you!
#16 Old 8th May 2017 at 5:40 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#17 Old 23rd May 2017 at 5:27 PM
thank you so much for uploading this! i needed something like this for my family of 4+ very big and beautiful!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 26th Feb 2018 at 5:10 PM
This house is great! I love the style of it. It kind of reminds me of the house from The Incredibles.
Test Subject
#19 Old 8th Jul 2020 at 11:34 AM
Hmm, is the title a Kate Bush reference, by any chance?

Thanks for the upload!