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The Amstelkade Apartments

by Karen Lorraine Posted 28th Mar 2013 at 1:47 PM - Updated 28th Mar 2013 at 6:27 PM by karen lorraine
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The Amstelkade Apartments

This is a terrace of seven houses, typical of the kind that you might find if you visited Amsterdam. The houses are very tall and narrow, which makes them very difficult to build in Sims, I'm hoping that I've succeeded.

Each house is decorated in different colours and styles and has a different combination of rooms to appeal to every type of person from the family minded to the professional.



Amsterdam is a city of canals so I created a canal and barge. There is also a false road.

Working from the left of the terrace each house has:

House 1
Bathrooms 2
Bedrooms 3
Lounge areas 1
Office space 1

House 2
Bathrooms 2
Bedrooms 2
Lounge areas 2
Office space 1

House 3
Bathrooms 2
Bedrooms 3
Lounge areas 2
Office space 0

House 4
Bathrooms 2
Bedrooms 3
Lounge areas 1
Office space 1

House 5
Bathrooms 2
Bedrooms 1
Lounge areas 2
Office space 1

House 6
Bathrooms 1
Bedrooms 2
Lounge areas 1
Office space 1

House 7
Bathrooms 2
Bedrooms 2
Lounge areas 3
Office space 1

Custom Content not Included
Belhooven Maroo Standard height window by Marylou @ MTS http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=214621
Independent Expression Set single door by Marylou @ MTS http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=246861
Kitchen basic by buggybooz @ MTS http://www.modthesims.info/d/278085
Shakerlicious dining table by buggybooz @ MTS http://www.modthesims.info/d/342880
Slak TV table, Bookcase, sofa, sofa table by feenwald.de http://feenwald.de/en/zimmer/wohn.php
Phoenix loveseat green, yellow by HolySimoly http://holysimoly.com/index.cfm?go=...&pagestartrow=4
Phoenix chair yellow by HolySimoly http://holysimoly.com/index.cfm?go=...&pagestartrow=4
1 tile coffee table by HolySimoly http://holysimoly.com/index.cfm?go=...&pagestartrow=4
HolySimoly curtains, Beige, Blue, Green, Pink floral, Off white, Dark blue, Red, Tan http://www.holysimoly.com/index.cfm...155E30DEF43F44B
Turq/orange circles, Red swirly/toile, Dark brown square/circles by himawara106 @ MTS http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=289264
Turquoise floral bedding by Lady Angel @ SFUK http://www.simfansuk.com/sims/downl...5/#.USkNxVcV_7M
Hemnes round table recolour dark brown by Galliano @ MTS http://www.modthesims.info/d/444819
Apartment door brown wood recolour by InouKai @ MTS http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=381719
Apartment door green paint recolour by Moune999 @ MTS http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=427134
Invisible fence by niol @ MTS http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=219292

Lot Size: 4x5
Lot Price: Rent: 2,427-3,697

Custom Content Included:
- French pale gold paint from the Gold Collection based off Behr Paint by Danikat @ MTS
- winter hedge green paint from the Green Collection based off Behr Paint by Danikat @ MTS
- Lady 2 black & white from a wallpaper mural by ekrubynaffit @ SFUK
- Lady3 black & white from a wallpaper mural by ekrubynaffit @ SFUK
- Lady 1 black & white from a wallpaper mural by ekrubynaffit @ SFUK
- white on beige wallpaper by freyahun @ MTS
- Bathroom bliss beige tile by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- Mosaicality in blues tile by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- study in black & white full tile by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- study in black & white three quarter tile by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- Tiny blue full tile by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- brown three quarter tile by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- Tiny blue three quarter tile by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- classy neutrals 2 (pink) wallpaper by Kims*Designs @ MTS
- classy neutrals 3 (green) wallpaper by Kims*Designs @ MTS
- red toile wallpaper by Kims*Designs @ MTS
- noah's ark wallpaper by Kims*Designs @ MTS
- wild animal wallpaper by Kims*designs at MTS
- ironstone brick from Simply Brick Collection by kittyispritty69 @ MTS
- midnight black brick from Simply Brick Collection by kittyispritty69 @ MTS
- platinum brick from Simply Brick Collection by kittyispritty69 @ MTS
- Flowers with Cream wallpaper by zerographic @ MTS
- Epikouros Wall Cabinet by CTNutmegger @ MTS
- Surfaco Wall Cabinet by CTNutmegger @ MTS
- x4 Stair wall fix by JRW @ MTS
- Canal - Bollard by Sandy @ ATS2
- Canal - Lock Door closed by Sandy @ ATS2
- Steadfast Stairs Open Underneath by crocobaura @ MTS
- closet clothing recolour by donaldb01 @ MTS
- Closets are for clothes by donaldb01 @ MTS
- blue roof floor tiles by Guardgian @ MTS
- Toilet Paper Holder for broken bathroom by guatla @ MTS
- Missionaire Desk 1 Tile by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- Round Lost and found round PJATTERYD Picture by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- lost & Found IKEA square picture by HugeLunatic @ MTS
- medium wood for 4swf stairs by JRW @ MTS
- Small Empty Dahlen Bookcase by leesester @ MTS
- Supa Fridge by Targa @ MTS
- Fitted Blinds by TNW AL Dark Wood by Michelle @ Leefish
- Fitted Blinds by TNW Black by Michelle @ Leefish
- fitted Blinds by TNW Dark Green by Michelle @ Leefish
- Fitted Blinds by TNW Grass green by Michelle @ Leefish
- Fitted Blinds by TNW White wash by Michelle @ Leefish
- Fitted Blinds by TNW Yellow Green by Michelle @ Leefish
- Fitted Blinds - fits any window by The Ninth Wave Sims
- Painting 21 Karin Valk by Shoukeir
- Painting 21 by Shoukeir
- autumn mist (tan) white baseboard paint from the Fall Collection based off Behr Paint by Danikat @ MTS
- bedford brown (dusky pink) paint from the Dusty Collection based off Behr Paint by Danikat @ MTS
- birthday candle pink from the 100C Collection based off Behr Paint by Danikat @ MTS
- Chez Moi Bookcase by phoenix_phaerie @ MTS
- Chez Moi Task Chair by phoenix_phaerie @ MTS
- Chez Moi Daybed by phoenix_phaerie @ MTS
- Chez Moi Bedside Table by phoenix_phaerie @ MTS
- Manor House Garden Pendant Lantern by phoenix_phaerie @ MTS
- Manor House Garden Pendant Lantern bronze by phoenix_phaerie @ MTS
- Manor House Garden Pendant Lantern gold by phoenix_phaerie @ MTS
- Place Anywhere LCD TV by ShanOw @ MTS
- Painting 13 Alan Blaustein by Shoukeir
- Painting 13 Black Frame by Shoukeir
- Painting 13 by Shoukeir
- Painting 13 Shan Kelly by Shoukeir
- 3 Paintings - Painting 14 by Shoukeir
- Painting 14 Recolor 2 by Shoukeir
- Painting 14 Recolor 4 by Shoukeir
- Painting 16 Luffarelli 4 by Shoukeir
- Painting 16 by Shoukeir

Additional Credits:
Lot Adjuster: Mootilda http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=384656
My husband for his help in creating the barge

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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 + 8 SPs
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Alchemist
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#2 Old 28th Mar 2013 at 4:01 PM
Beautiful masterpiece! So faithful to the original! I can just imagine the huge amount of work that went into this and the result is amazing!
Test Subject
#3 Old 28th Mar 2013 at 5:43 PM
The whole lot looks great, it's obvious how much time, thought and attention to detail it must've taken. It's a shame you used the same windows on all houses though, it's really missing some variety.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 28th Mar 2013 at 7:20 PM
Beautiful and thank you very much for sharing I went into the game to see it and I was like wow! I'd love to live in something like that,and the time you must have put into this. This ones Tops,Great job Karen
Alchemist
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#5 Old 28th Mar 2013 at 10:13 PM
Love love LOVE Karen, its so totally fantastic!!
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 30th Mar 2013 at 5:27 AM
I really love these! I'm not usually a fan of stairs in kitchens but they seem to work with these. I love the drink bars and decoration used. You've also got a lot of different quirks for each different apartment.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 30th Mar 2013 at 9:23 PM
The amount of time and work that went into building this shows.Your creativity appears endless, with an eye for realism, better not forget your hubby David thumbs up mate !! Good job on the barge Thanks Kaz (hugs)
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 7:26 AM
Congrats on your 'pick' too Karen!! Well deserved
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 9th Apr 2013 at 12:41 PM
Amazing work! I like the canal with a barge and that every house has its own character.

I noticed some situations where TV and seating are facing different directions, it's probably a good idea to add a pointer to MogHughson's mod: http://www.modthesims.info/d/462269

PS: I think Omnomnomnivore has a point, a little variety in windows could make this great lot even better. If you don't mind my suggestion, Maxis' colonial window would be a great mix with the ones you already used, also these two by Leesester:
http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=313762
http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=462362

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#10 Old 9th Apr 2013 at 5:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psychosim
Amazing work! I like the canal with a barge and that every house has its own character.

I noticed some situations where TV and seating are facing different directions, it's probably a good idea to add a pointer to MogHughson's mod: http://www.modthesims.info/d/462269

PS: I think Omnomnomnivore has a point, a little variety in windows could make this great lot even better. If you don't mind my suggestion, Maxis' colonial window would be a great mix with the ones you already used, also these two by Leesester:
http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=313762
http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=462362


Thank you Psychosim

Thank you for the link to MogHughson's mod, I usually add that link in but must've forgotten to this time.

Psychosim and Omnomnomnivore: With regards to the windows, I looked at various options when I was building the houses but none of the other windows looked quite right and if you look at my inspiration picture the windows are almost all the same along the length of the terrace. The apartments were posted in several feedback forums as well (last year when I started creating them) and the windows were not commented on then. You, of course, are most welcome to swap them out for others in your game.

Thank you to everyone for all your lovely comments, they are much appreciated
Top Secret Researcher
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#11 Old 9th Apr 2013 at 11:58 PM
Okay, just wanted to mention it, not moan.
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#12 Old 10th Apr 2013 at 12:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psychosim
Okay, just wanted to mention it, not moan.
Didn't take it as a moan, but wanted to explain how I came to decide on which windows to use
Test Subject
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#13 Old 27th Apr 2013 at 12:00 AM
Looks amazing !
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 7th Sep 2013 at 9:05 AM
Oh my gosh, these apartments are stunning! :D Can't wait to see them in my game! :D
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#15 Old 7th Sep 2013 at 9:21 AM
Thank you

Want a specific style of house or community building? Why not take a look at my profile and see what I build and then come ask me to make it!
Forum Resident
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#16 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 2:06 AM
What a great job thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 4:47 AM
Awesome!!!
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#18 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 1:18 PM
Thank you Glad you like them, took a long time to build.

Want a specific style of house or community building? Why not take a look at my profile and see what I build and then come ask me to make it!
Instructor
#19 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 8:30 PM
For some strange reason my canal lock was flashing blue, so I had to get rid of it. Other than that, you did a really amazing job with this lot!
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#20 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by thesammy58
For some strange reason my canal lock was flashing blue, so I had to get rid of it. Other than that, you did a really amazing job with this lot!
Thank you, thesammy, am pleased that you like it so much that you entered the calendar contest with it

Have no idea why the lock would be flashing blue but they are available here if you wanted to redownload and reinstall them http://sims2.aroundthesims3.com/bui.../001/index.html

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Instructor
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#21 Old 15th Jan 2014 at 10:42 PM
Very Nice!
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#22 Old 15th Jan 2014 at 11:59 PM
Thank you klk01, glad you like it - it took a long time to build

Want a specific style of house or community building? Why not take a look at my profile and see what I build and then come ask me to make it!
Test Subject
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#23 Old 27th Aug 2014 at 8:28 AM
these are really nice ty
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 9:39 AM
I love you KarenLorraine! I enjoy very much this Netherland feel on this rowhouse, thank you for that lot. <3
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#25 Old 1st Dec 2014 at 12:47 AM
Aw thank you both :D

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