The combination of the beautiful Japanese architecture and epic setting of this lot would make any sim melt. Perfect if you're looking for something serene, secluded, and very open. Any nature-loving sim would feel as at home here as in the great outdoors, with a gigantic courtyard, lengthy walkways, both upstairs and downstairs, and many rooms left open to the elements.
Even though the lot is big, and the house looks like a castle, it's actually a cozy fit for 6 sims. There are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large living area and a kitchen. Also, on the roof there are 4 gazebos, located on the four corners of the house: One with a painting easel, one with an outdoor fireplace, one with a telescope, and one with a bathtub--and privacy screen of course!
The master bedroom is set apart from the rest of the house, so you will have to do some walking, it makes a perfect hideaway from the world, and it also has a fireplace, which shares a chimney with another one in the kitchen below. The other bedrooms are small and simplistic, keeping with the Japanese tradition.
And--the best part! The courtyard has a hot spring, produced by a stream that flows up from under the mountains. The hot spring is surrounded by rock and yes, it is swimmable!
This lot really should be placed at 53 Waterfall Way, next door to the gigantic lake surrounded by cliffs. In my game, the lake lot is taken by alexiasi's "Stoney Falls", which you might have noticed in the background of some of my screenshots. I'd recommend getting that lot as well, and putting the two side-by-side in their designated lots, because they look great together.
If there's anything you don't like about the lot, it shouldn't be too hard to change. Once you download it, it's yours, do whatever you want with it! I will say this, though, that having someone with a handiness skill high enough to upgrade the fireplaces to "fire-proof" is a big help on this lot. And also, a mod to disable the "shoo out of room" action would be very helpful here as well. Some of the objects on this lot were placed using "moveobjects on", so if you move things around and can't get them back where they were, just press CTRL+SHIFT+C, and type that code in.
The price is a bit ridiculous, so you may want to go ahead and type in another cheat code while you're at it: "freerealestate" will get you this lot for free.
Note: This lot does contain some EA download content, I may try and upload another version later that doesn't have any of this, just in case you can't play if you don't have it... At any rate, if you can manage to use the lot without the download content, you'll be missing some stuff.
Also, thanks to Lostaccount who made one of the sims I used in the screenshots. (I changed her a bit, but still)
Thanks for checking out my lot! This is my first ever submission, so I hope you like it!
Lot Size: 5x6
Lot Price: 211,651
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No-Shoo Mod - This is pretty much a must-have for this lot, since there's outdoor bathrooms. It's a core mod, so it applies to the highlander rule, but there is an Indie Stone friendly version! Created by yours truly, with MUCHO help from Lemmy101.