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Illyria's Glass Castle Lair

by Mazzle Posted 17th Jul 2009 at 7:20 PM
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This lot epitomizes the old adage, "Those who live in glass houses should build castle walls."

I've never designed a lot before, but this one evolved from my current evil legacy challenge. I'm in my third generation now, and I thought it turned out pretty interesting, so I thought I'd share it.

To be honest, this house evolved purely out a few story constraints. At first, it was supposed to just an evil lair, so I thought I'd build some castle walls (see credits.) And then I built a small house inside. I found that playing in the house to be a bit annoying, because to properly view it, I had to go to the ground floor view and could no longer see the actual castle turrets. I also HATE multi-level houses, since I always have to search the floors to try to see what sims are doing. So, I tried to make one of those floating house, with just a single large floor on the top level. In that way, I could see everything that was going on and the castle turrets at the same time. Finally, I realized I could still use the ground below, so I added a farm, pond, swimming pool, and wedding area. I also added some physical supports, so that it doesn't look like a silly floating house.

Functionally, it works pretty well. I can see everything at once with minimal movement, which was my main goal. And it has room for every possible thing I could want. It's also pretty symmetrical, which makes my OCD happy.

  • Six bedrooms, five full baths
    1. Master bedroom with full bath
    2. Founder ghost bedroom with full bath. (I keep the founder's ghost locked in there with a large supply of apples.)
    3. Two bedrooms, each with a full-size beds
    4. One bedroom with two single beds
    5. One nursery/bedroom with a single bed and two cribs
    6. Three additional full baths, for a total of 5 in the house
  • Large living area with modern kitchen, stereo/dance area, foosball table, TV watching area and chess set
  • Study with two desks, two laptops and bookshelves
  • Children's play room
  • Indoor Gym
  • Painters Alcove with bed
  • Large outdoor deck with BBQ, telescope, painting easel (on top floor connected to main living room)
  • Large party deck (on the edge, attached to castle walls)
  • Massive outdoor area made available by having top floor supported by four modern-looking posts. Basically, you get double the space since the entire 6x6 lot is available for outdoor use as well as indoor use.
    • Fully-enclosed garden/farm
    • Wedding area with seating
    • Garden path
    • Fishing pond
    • Swimming pool
    • Outdoor restroom facility
    • Two parking spaces

Feedback and suggestions are welcome.

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: $243,656 /$623,958

Additional Credits:
The foundations for the outside castle walls were based by tracing the ones in GiLanG's "Crystal Castle" and then rebuilt. (I did this to stay somewhat true to the Legacy Challenge rules.)

The color scheme and furniture choices were inspired by makaylalee1's "The Cubicle".

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

Tags: #glass, #castle, #evil lair, #huge, #single floor, #one floor, #wedding