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A Modern Mid-Century House

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Uploaded: 7th Dec 2019 at 11:59 AM
Updated: 8th Dec 2019 at 2:16 PM - changes required
I bring you a mid-century house, inspired a bit by a real house in Cape Town, South Africa.

Welcome to Invermark House. This is the largest residential lot I have ever built and was quite a project to complete, but I am very happy with it.

It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a pool, a double garage, kitchen, dining area and two living areas. The real house, Invermark, ( which has 4 bedrooms and bathrooms), is situated quite high in a mountain area in Cape Town, South Africa, and while it is too complicated for Sims, I tried to keep the feeling of light and seeing through most of the house (the house has glass walls), as well as the zen-like minimalism it seems to have as well. Here is a look (I added 2 more pics of the real house):

I hope I have captured some of the magic of this house, which was built by South African architect Gilbert Colyn in 1969 for himself, inspired by a couple of famous mid-century modern homes. Later owners added extra structures and basically buggered up the place, but in 2015 it was restored by SAOTA architects to its former glory, who received a prestigious award for it. It has heritage status now and is rented out as a vacation home for about two thirds of my montly income per night. I simmified it, but the real house has two sets of walls, with sliding doors hidden in them, and one can almost look right through it. I tried to keep the open feeling of the house, elements of the garden and front view.

The floor plan is very open, I used arches and windows and mirrors, as well as bookcases for room dividers to try to achieve the feel of the house:

I hope you will enjoy the lot

I play tested a copy of this house and everything works - although it takes some time for sims to get to the house from the street. I added some stairs to the flowers outside so that sims who want to, can smell them () - but I do recommend a gardening mod such as these: http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=13.0), since not all the plants are accessible (I tried to make the flowers all accessible, but the garden on the garage roof is not). Sims do walk through the car when it enters or exits the driveway, since the garage is sunken a bit, but it works.

CC needed and included with the lot:

The tall uprite column made by Sophie David : : https://modthesims.info/d/264218/si...tually-fit.html
A fence by Michelle : https://modthesims.info/d/568356/co...ll-3-sizes.html
Fitted blinds by Michelle from : https://modthesims.info/d/611586/mo...ter-blinds.html fitted blinds (mesh) by Michelle]
A resized Two dogs and an olive picture from Michelle https://modthesims.info/d/575003/qu...ot-resized.html
a recolor by Michelle (EcoEcoII) https://modthesims.info/d/575004/qu...-recolours.html
A fountain by jon119 from here: http://modthesims.info/d/310972/viv...ions-no-ep.html (fountain from jon119)
One (gray, steel) wall from Maranatah's set here: https://modthesims.info/d/437422/va...b-s-colors.html
Fence from Meriel here (the tall one) : http://modthesims.info/d/423263/lir...-recolours.html

CC needed, not included with the lot; please download them from the links provided (all of them are on MTS):
AL lightwood recolor of the uprite column by Michelle (recolors the column by Sophie-David) : http://www.modthesims.info/d/540258...recoloured.html
AL lightwood recolor of the Glimpse of Freedom Windows by Michelle : http://www.modthesims.info/d/594148...-recolours.html
AL lightwood recolor of the fitted blinds by Michelle : http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=556332
Holy Cow recolor of the Two Dogs and an Olive painting by Michelle (the EcoEcoII recolor did pack with the lot, but there may be a copy in the zip folder too) and recolors picked up by both the original and the resized mesh : http://www.modthesims.info/d/575004...-recolours.html

The defaults I use personally in my game if you want them (you do not need any of them for this lot to work):
Bedding: I use defaults, and if you don?t have defaults in your game, you should, I believe, see the maxi white bedding. The default bedding in my screenshots is from here:
Roof trims by Honeywell : https://modthesims.info/d/555318/a-...m-defaults.html
Ceiling Default Replacement by Honeywell : https://modthesims.info/d/564982/ce...eplacement.html
Concrete wall replacement by Maranatah : https://modthesims.info/d/470106/sm...placements.html
Wall top texture replacement by Maranatah : https://modthesims.info/d/443534/aw...ee-flavors.html
White Floor Edge Replacement by Feenwald : http://www.feenwald.com/en/specials...s/flooredge.php
Deckstairs from Numenor : http://modthesims.info/d/53159

I had a lot of fun building this lot and I hope some of you will have a lot of fun playing it. This is my contribution to the #catchup2019 and #themeMidCentury themes.

Lot Size: 6x4
Lot Price (furnished): 256,685
Additional Credits:
EA and Maxis for the Sims 2
The Lot Adjuster (http://modthesims.info/d/384656/lot...ay-23-2013.html)
The creators who have made the cc I found essential to use for this house: Michelle, Maranatah, Sophie-David, Meriel and jon119.