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221-B Baker Street, London-Residence of Sherlock Holmes

by rhedbuddha Posted 16th Jan 2009 at 12:33 AM - Updated 16th Sep 2009 at 4:01 AM by rhedbuddha : Update on Home Business in an apartment
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I have become obsessed [:drool:] with Sherlock Holmes aka Sherlock Holmes as dramatised by Jeremy Brett. I'm speeding through the early works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (pre-Reichenbach Falls incident) and can't seem to get enough! I decided to re-create his flat AND entire building using only my memory and the Internet with stills of the set used in creation of the dramatisation. I have spent many nights perfecting this complex and it's finally ready for your enjoyment!

**This is an apartment building so you WILL NEED AL**

There are a total of 7 apartment flats with Holmes, Mrs. Hudson and Dr. Watson sharing the center section as one apartment. I ran into a snag when I tried to do all three separately. I think this was due to the fact that they were not, in the games' eyes, complete apartments. See "Full Layout" below

DESCRIPTION OF EACH APARTMENT: (See picture above for corresponding numerals.)

#1: Main Level of Building
*The entrance to this apartment is at the rear of the building due to repeated errors with the game during my playtesting. This action has remedied the issue.**
One Bedroom - dresser, curtain, light and single bed
One Bathroom - light, claw-foot tub, loo, sink and mirror
One Separate Kitchen - counters, range, sink, snack-closet, fire protection rune, light, rubbish bucket and curtain.
One Main Living Area - desk/chair, dining table/chairs, couch, bookshelf, phone, fireplace, rug and other decorative items as well as lights

#2: Main Level of Building
*The entrance to this apartment is at the rear of the building due to repeated errors with the game during my playtesting. This action has remedied the issue.**
Two Bedrooms - Master: double bed, night stand(s), lights, curtain, & dresser. Second Bedroom: single bed, light, night stand and dresser
Two Full Baths (one in the master bedroom and one in the main living area) - loo, sink, claw tub, mirror, light and curtains.
Separate Kitchen - counters, range, snack-closet, fire protection rune, phone, rubbish bucket and curtain.
One Main Living Area: dining table/chairs, fireplace, fire protection rune, decorative items, lights, arm chairs and bookshelf.

#3: Third Level of Building
One Bedroom - fireplace, fire protection rune, armoire, single bed, night stand, curtains, lights and decorative items.
Kitchen-Dining-Living Combo - dining table/chairs, phone, rubbish bucket, range, sink, counters, snack-closet, fire protection rune and decorative items.

#4: Third Level of Building
Two Bedrooms - Master: double bed, night stand(s), light, armoire, curtains and decorative items. Second Bedroom: single bed, night stand, light and dresser.
Two Full Bathrooms - each with a sink, loo, curtain, mirror, light and claw tub.
Separate Kitchen/Dining Combo - counters, decorative items, range, sink, snack-closet, fire protection rune, dining table/chairs, rubbish bucket, lights and phone.
One Main Living Area - fireplace, fire protection rune, seating, bookshelf, art easle, curtains and decorative items.
Entry Hall of Apartment - seating, light and coat rack

#5: Second Level of Building
Three Bedrooms - Master: double bed, night stand, lights, curtains, armoire, and decorative items. Second: single bed, night stand, light, curtains and armoire PLUS a doll house. Third: single bed, curtains, night stand, light and armoire.
One Main Living Area-Kitchen-Dining Combo - fireplace, phone, fire protection rune, rubbish bucket, counters, snack-closet, sink, lights, dining table/chairs, and a bookshelf.

#6: Second Level of Building
Two Bedrooms - Master: double bed, night stand(s), curtains, lights, armoire and decorative items. Second: single bed, night stand and light.
Kitchen-Dining-Main Living Area Combo - fireplace, fire protection rune, seating, lights, decorative items, bookshelf, phone, counters, snack-closet, sink and range.
Secondary Living Area/Entry Hall of Apartment - seating, decorative items and coat rack.

#7 aka Residence of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John Watson (office) and Mrs. Hudson (caretaker): Main, Second and Third Levels of Building

Level One
Mrs. Hudson's room - single bed, curtains, light, decorative items, armoire and one full bath (completly equipped)
Kitchen - snack-closet, counters, sink, range, fire protection rune, lights, curtains, large wine cabinet (made by stacking the single wine cabinet and using "move_objects on" cheat), decorative items and rubbish bucket.
Entry Hall to Apartment - coat rack, chess table, seating, an art easel, lighting and a phone.
Level Two
Sherlock Holmes room - fireplace, fire protection rune, bookshelf, dining table/chairs, lights, decorative items, seating, small table with bottles (his make-shift chemistry set) and desk. There is also a separate bedroom with a single bed, dresser, nightstand, curtains and lighting as well as a fully-equipped bathroom.
Level Three
Dr. Watson's room/office - seating, bookshelf, fireplace, fire protection rune, decorative items and lighting. There is also a separate bedroom with a single bed, armoire, nightstand, lighting and curtain(s) along with a fully-equipped bathroom.

I also created stores at each end as it was from the show itself. I couldn't verify the type of small business there, but used my own creative license to add a floral shoppe and gentleman's club. See pictures below:

Floral Shoppe:

As this is a "home business", you will need to add an open/close sign somewhere on the building. I left this off because I didn't know where anyone would want it placed.
shelving, cash register, lights, curtains, decorative items, flower-crafting station, toilet and sink. The flower-crafting station is behind a "fence" with a gate that may be locked so no patrons can cross into "Employee Only" areas. (*There is not a breakroom as there are pleanty of places for the employees to go in the rest of the building to rest.*)

Gentleman's Club:

This isn't necessarily a home business, but it could be if you wanted as it has a bar. There are two levels to this business. The main level is a bar area with toilet, sink, lights, curtains, decorative items, bar and bar seating. The second level is meant for a serious poker game and is equipped with lights, decorative items, curtains, poker table and chairs.

**NOTE** I did not add burglar alarms to any part of this building as it didn't fit the times. I also realize that the phones are more like that of the early 1900's, but I didn't have an earlier phone, so I thought the included one would work just fine.

UPDATE: January 17th, 2009: It is not possible, that I'm aware, to have a home business in an apartment. The Floral Shoppe and Gentleman's Club may still be used as the bar, card table and flower-crafting station are usable items. If you want to have a home busines, us the cheat "changeLotZoning residential", exit back to the neighborhood and go back into the home. If done properly the apartment will now be a single residence.

Custom Content NOT Included:
-"Stethoscope" by JohnBrehaut1 @ MTS2 which you may get in his "Medical Set" HERE. (very cool set-be sure to say "Thanks")
-"Maxis More Deco Slot" by LordDarcy @ MTS2 which you may get HERE. (very nice when trying to place multiple items on a fireplace or table-if you want the full effect of Holmes' things on his fireplace you will want this-be sure to say "Thanks".)
-"Hansom Rondezvous Carriage" by hexameter which you may get HERE. (Be sure to say "Thanks")
If you like the idea of carriages and want a nice lot to choose from, search "Downloads" with "carriage" as your keyword. There are some very nice creations that fit this need.
-"Reisenbach Falls Painting" by Jenesis which you may get HERE. It does require NL as it's a recolour of the Maxis "Route 66" painting.

Please say thanks if you like this creation and choose to download it.

Happy Simming!

Lot Size: 2x5
Lot Price: Rent 1,234 - 2,067

Custom Content Included:
- 1910 Wall Phone by -Maylin-
- Fire protection rune by Lethe_s
- Waste bucket by Lethe_s
- JB Victorian Wall Lamp by jon119
- 1910 Wallphone-Recolour in RedWood by -Maylin-
- Fire Protection Rune-Celtic Recolour by Lethe_s
- Snack Fridge Closet-Dark Wood Recolour by simfantastic2
- Light Green Damase Wallpaper by Laura for Natural Sims
- From the Dusty Collection based off Behr Paint. Created by Danikat.   by Danikat
- Victorian Wallpaper by Laura for Natural Sims
- Wallpaper by Manga_Moon
- Wallpaper by Manga_Moon
- From the Neutral Collection based off Behr Paint by Danikat
- slot_accessoryphonewallhandset_ring_fx by -Maylin-
- Tea set by Lethe_s
- Wooden Snack Closet by simfantastic2
- Oil Bottles-Part of "Kitchen Clutter" by Simcastic

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Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

Tags: #holmes, #sherlock, #victorian, #apartment, #business, #shop, #shoppe, #221 B Baker Street