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The Gilded Lily: A Steampunk Cottage

by sionelle Posted 9th Jul 2013 at 1:48 PM - Updated 10th Jan 2014 at 12:29 AM by sionelle
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Lot Size: 40 x 40
Bedrooms: 1 (plus sleeping bag on main floor)
Bathrooms: 1.5
Cost furnished: 130,972
Cost unfurnished: 58,491
EPs: All through UL
Store: Paris Wall Clock (free to download)

Clocks and gears and steam pipes make up the decor in this gilded cottage built for a scientist and explorer. There is an inventor's loft with a chemistry set, a gem cutter and a newfangled brainalyzer device built from spare parts. A telescope and time machine are on the veranda, The lower level is an elegant take on steampunk industrial, with an office for adventure planning, a TV and chess lounge, a kitchen with a bar, and a dining room with an airship over the table.

I originally built a smaller version of this house for a building contest on another site, and liked it enough to expand it for my explorer Sim and to upload it here. It's a slightly less industrial take on steampunk designed to be the gentleman or lady explorer's home base -- a comfortable place to kick off the dust from Al Simhara and entertain colleagues from the science facility.

In addition to the items mentioned above there are a hot tub, lounge chairs, a dining set and a dart board in the backyard; a chess table, laptop, television, stereo and bar on the main floor; and bedroom with fireplace and reading nook on the upper floor. A spiral staircase leads to an easel at the very top of the tall tower. All of the electronics and plumbing have been "steamified" to look like they're powered with Victorian-era technology. The planning room/office has got a useable sleeping bag in it if one of your fellow adventurers drops in, and there are plenty of places for your Sims to display their prized relics or inventions.

Though FLS was used in the build, it's not really necessary. It was only used for decorative rims on the wall in the kitchen, the large tool chest in the loft and the tables in the loft. All of the items will be replaced with basegame counterparts if you don't have the stuff packs, or will just be missing. OLS is more important, but only because the hot tub comes from there.

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 130,972

Additional Credits:
I have shamelessly stolen the idea of putting the subway grates on the floor of the inventor's loft from a fellow contestant (Neashaleigh) in the contest this was originally built for.

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets Showtime Supernatural Seasons University Life + 1 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #steampunk, #victorian, #inventor, #explorer, #adventurer, #scientist