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Cartoon Castle ~ Architectural Eclecticism (run amok) Monstrosity

by CatherineTCJD Posted 7th Feb 2020 at 11:03 PM - Updated 8th Feb 2020 at 1:52 AM by CatherineTCJD
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Lexi has been after me for years to build her a home of her own. After inheriting *ahem* a bit from her long lost Aunt, she brought me some tentative house sketches.
- She wanted someplace unique, with an interesting use of space - large enough to get lost in, but not ostentatious or overly conspicuous in size. Except, she says, there must be a Tower. Petey has to have a Tower!
- OK. A non-conspicuous tower...
- Color, yes. Lexi loves colors - the more color, the better, she says. No bland beige for me, she says.
- But, a bright red roof will kinda stand out a bit, don'tcha think?
- She blinks at me... from under her mop of bright red hair.
- I see.
After much deliberation, drawing, and debate, this is the result. Lexi is both delighted and proud of her new home. It is a one-of-a-kind place, and as quirky as she is.

Please scroll through all the pictures above to see everything that this unique home has to offer. The "Official Tour" starts with photo #19:Welcome (below)

The pictorial 'tour' will lead you all throughout the house, returning many times to the Main Gallery (below) which is at the center of the house, in the base of the Tower.

Oh. My. There is a lot going on in that picture. (I told Lexi she should have Dramamine on hand for her visitors!) *sigh* We return to this room often because, as you can see in the picture, this is the room of choices. If you turn to the right, you can go out into the yard. If you go straight ahead, you are in the kitchen and beyond to the rest of that wing. If you go down the hidden winding staircase on the left, you will find the bedroom wing. Going up the spiral marble staircase takes you up into the tower (watch out for Petey - that's his turf!) and eventually you will come out at the rooftop pool.

Most of the interior walls are either done in Teak paneling (reminiscent of Lexi's ship) or cool marble (to which I breathed a sigh of relief, Miss Colorful was limited to only four shades of colored marble,) even so, once the house was finished, and all her treasures moved in, there is a LOT to look at in there. I hope you enjoy the rest of your tour...

This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. Petey the parrot is NOT included. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer. Invisible smoke alarms are over the kitchen stove and outdoor grill. The telephone is on the wall in the kitchen. There is a burglar alarm by the front door.

CC list - used but NOT included - so, GO get it:
From the TS2 Store Items now housed at GoS you will need:
Enter with Dread Door from the Spooky Collection
Banner of the Bold and Great Lord's...Shield from the Castle Collection
Potted Orchid from the Asian Collection
From the Pet Stories Stuff made recolorable by HL @ GoS - you will need the aquarium "StationFISH", the bench press, and the "Dangling Bougainvillea"
From the Life Stories Buy Bundle @ Sims2Artists - the LeatherSofa and "Strife Unrepentant" picture
Pre-Order BONUS Items you will need to get are - HobbyPoster/FT, StrindTable/IKEA, NominellChair/IKEA, GardenGnome/M&G,
And the Alienware PC from the Maxoid Archive on the Wiki
Also you will need...
Invisible Driveway by Sophie-David @ MTS2
2T Tall OFB Windows by Windkeeper @ TSR
Short Epee Fence (grey/yellow) by Shakeshaft @ TSR
M&G matching Empire Double Arch by Shakeshaft @ TSR
M&G matching Empire Single Arch by Shakeshaft @ TSR - not used in this build, but needed for the double arch to work.

Custom Content Included:
- Maxis Art Nouveau Modular Stairs - made recolorable and their Black REC by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ MTS2 - no script file needed as these override the original stairs.
- Maxis Shinto/Step Into a World Modular Stairs - made recolorable by HL @ MTS2 - no script file needed as these override the original stairs.
- Maxis Shinto Stairs medium wood recolor by me CatherineTCJD @ MTS2
- Holy Smoke recolorable stairs by Numenor @ MTS2
- Gold recolor of Holy Smoke stair and rail by JLonier (?maybe) it was a loooong time ago, here on MTS and I can't find it anymore, but it's included - thank you whoever you are!
- Tornado Fence recolor by Michelle @ MTS2
- ModernFence_Low by Lirunchik @ BPS (now at TSR)
- Stainless Steel Floor Edger by HL @ Sims2Artists
- Backless tub/shower by HL @ MTS2
- Backless expensive shower by HL @ MTS2
- Transparent Floor Tile and Wavy Pool Water (transparent tile) by Frillen @ MTS2
- RetainingWall_Mesh, TopMesh, and 2 recolors - NearDirt2000, and ZigguStone by tbudgett @ MTS2
- Invisiblesmokealarm by pfish @ MTS2
- Kitchen counter dummy by Honeywell @ MTS2
- Werbunnst MM loveseat by LeeFish @ NixedSims WordPress
- Dachdeko Set 1, 2, and 3 (Boho roof pieces) by aytinap - slaved by HL @ Sims2Artists

Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
I use Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.
And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror - as per her policy, it's not used or included in this lot.

Lot Size: 5x3
Lot Price (furnished): $282,839

Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #McMansion, #monstrosity, #eclecticism, #ICUP, #architecture, #cartoon, #castle, #rooftop pool, #pool on roof, #4 bedroom, #geodesic