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Central Park Adjacent

by ejnarts1 Posted 6th Mar 2010 at 12:25 AM - Updated 7th Mar 2010 at 2:17 PM by ejnarts1
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Central Park Adjacent

Forget Trump Tower. How about your very own Brownstone right across from Central Park on the Upper East side? This isn't just any Brownstone; 3 stories of luxury with your very own atrium (pool, barbaque and lounge area) and a backyard garden patio with 6 garden plots, and a complete guest house over the two garages with a balcony that looks out over the bustling New SimYork street.

I shudder to think what this home would cost in the real world, but whatever it would be, and as expensive as it is in the Sim world, your Sim is getting a bargain. Trump would be envious. Central Park adjacent...


I built this lot over a year ago. This was my "Great White Whale", so to speak. And eventually I won... eventually. I saw the houseplan on a site and just stared at it. The architectual layout was very rough and unfinished looking as was the sketch of the front. I think that's what attracted me to it. And Brownstone just seemed to come to me. It had that look about it.

If any of you would care to read about the trials and tribulations I had with this lot you can find my pictures on photobucket here and here and read the descriptions. I was rather happy and relieved when I could finally say I finished it. I lost count after about the 35th hour... yeah, lol.

But enough of me whining (yes, I had cheese with that) and onto the more exciting thought of what luxurious amenities await you and your Sim!

This lot includes:
- 7 bedrooms
- 7.5 bathrooms
- Game Room/Bar
- Family Room
- Exercise room complete with Sauna
- Reading Room
- Study
- Outdoor garden/patio with 6 garden plots
- A covered veranda on each level
- A luxurious atrium with swimming pool, outdoor kitchen barbaque lounge
- A separate, unfinished guest house over the two garages

I'll let the pictures speak for the rest of the overall look to this Brownstone Estate.

* You will need to download some Sets that aren't included for this lot to show up correctly.*

* Sets Needed:
- Modern Georgian Manor Set by phoenix_phaerie
- Modern Georgian Manor Add-Ons by phoenix_phaerie
- Pedimentary, My Dear! Door Collection Pt 1 by phoenix_phaerie
- Tuscan Kitchen Set by phoenix_phaerie


Other Objects/Sets Used but NOT Included:
- Annie Modular Sofa by blake_boy
- Birch Tree Shrubby Larger by khakidoo
- Japanese Maple - large by Nengi65
- N65 Flowering Vine 3 by Nengi65
- Wall Window Seamless BASIC Set by Numenor


The cars in the photos are NOT Included with this lot. You'll have to supply your own =)


NOTE:
- The recolors used with this lot are supplied in a separate file - "Central Park Adjacent - REC.zip".
- The animation file for Marvine's Spiral Stairs is supplied in a separate file - "Marvine-SpiralStairs ANIMATION.zip".

Known Issues: I built this lot over a year ago and even though I have a G5 and, what was then considered, a good graphics card, this lot played extremely slow (5 actual seconds for every Sim second) when I moved Sims into it. I doubt you should have that problem now; probably why I waited so long to upload it. But, just in case- FYI.

and...

There is no elevator in the house. My apologies. It was a decision based on form over function. The reduced walls in between each floor wouldn't allow the elevators to work, but they added the proper aesthetic and grand elegance I thought this lot deserved. Just give your Sim an extra body point every few days for walking up and down all those stairs


I certainly hope you enjoy this lot. And I certainly hope you can take the time to click the Thanks link below. I appreciate your stopping by.


Lot Size: 3x5
Lot Price: $564,826

Custom Content by Me:
- Deep Olive Drab with Thick Cream Borders

Custom Content Included:
- Edge Smoother Gray by Ailias
- Aubretia by macarossi
- Stairs Nouveau by crocobaura
- L9T Barely There Shower by lara9taylor
- L9T Hampton Desk by lara9taylor
- AC Fan by ehaught58
- Beige and sage wall with dark brown kick moulding by tutujoy
- Decorative Carving I by IndiOfESB
- Decorative Carving II by IndiOfESB
- Eric's Dark Floor by lara9taylor
- Natural Bath Collection Floor - Indigo by lara9taylor
- Natural Bath Collection Floor - Sage Brush by lara9taylor
- Grey Glass Tile by Neveah223
- Silk Swaggar by Kate
- Gloves for Foxes by Kate
- Mauve Stone Tile Floor by Brighten11
- Rusted Metal Grate by V1ND1CARE
- 200K Collection - Tan Too Travertine Tile by IndiOfESB
- 200K Collection - Travertine Wall II by IndiOfESB
- L9T Roped Wallpaper by lara9taylor
- L9T Winegre Wallpaper by lara9taylor
- Natural Bath Collection Wall - Moss Russett by lara9taylor
- Toffee Crunch with Crown Moulding and Baseboard by Danikat
- White Glass Tile by Neveah223
- LLAALV1Fence by LeeLuvsAud
- LLAALV3Fence by LeeLuvsAud
- Spiral Stairs Matching Fence 3 by Marvine
- Simple Spiral Stairs - Left turn by Marvine
- L9T_BarelyThereShower - Brass Recolor by lara9taylor
- L9T Hampton Desk - Dark Wood Recolor by lara9taylor
- L9T Hampton Desk - White Recolor by lara9taylor
- Nouveau Fence by nihilin
- Trillium by macarossi
- Chimney Flue Recolor - Federation Block by ali-poon

Additional Credits:
Frillen for helping to figure out how to make the garages work being next to the sidewalk.

V1ND1CARE for her tutorial on wall reduction below 4 clicks



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Marvine-SpiralStairs ANIMATION .zip

Size: 30.9 KB · Downloads: 635 · 6th Mar 2010
30.9 KB 635 6th Mar 2010
Central Park Adjacent - REC.zip

Size: 190.0 KB · Downloads: 655 · 6th Mar 2010
190.0 KB 655 6th Mar 2010
Central Park Adjacent.zip

Size: 5.15 MB · Downloads: 937 · 6th Mar 2010
5.15 MB 937 6th Mar 2010

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Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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Tags: #estate, #brownstone, #mansion, #luxury, #new york, #central park