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Union St Apartments

by Envious Posted 2nd Sep 2005 at 10:01 AM
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A little space to call your own but with all the social comforts of shared accommodation.

This idea actually came from when I was playing The Sims Online - I wanted to offer people a place to call their own, but not want the hassle of keeping the lot open. I figured that Uni student's might want the same thing, their own space but with the comfort and social aspects of communal living. This dorm consists of six (6) individual apartments, with each apartment consisting off a kitchenette and a small living area downstairs, an ensuit and bedroom area upstairs. (See pictures below for further detail...)

Lot Details:

- This is a 5 x 5 lot, so it is large.
- Requires University Expansion Pack (obviously)
- When you first load the lot, you will need to lay the road over the footpath, when I package the lot up, the game removes them. (use the moveobjects) For that, you will need the Guttering path made by myself : http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=85531
- You will also need the Tree Log Stepping Stones for the path's leading to each apartment : http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=86115
- When other student's come and claim their apartments, you will loose the visual of each apartment's furniture. This makes it look like they're all empty except yours, but personally it didn't bother me - more just an FYI.

On to the Pictures:

Lets start with the entrance :

Although you can't drive down the road, it does give the illusion that these are all separate on their own blocks. The communal building is on your right, with the apartments down the left and along the back.


Moving on, we take a look at the apartments. I decided to make each apartment identical to make it easier to pick on, just depends on where you want to live on the block I guess. Each apartment has a small front yard consisting of a front fence, garden with lighting and the path. The apartments down the back also have a single drive way each, so if you want to own a car, I suggest those:


When you come inside the front door, you are in the main living area. Here you have been provided with a couch, basic TV and some side tables. There are times when you don't always want to be around other people, and if you are a Knowledge or Creative Sim, sometimes it's nice to close yourself up. There is quiet a bit of room left for those wanting to add any more furniture, and of course, as with real life apartments, the walls are bare for your decorating pleasure.


Also on the bottom floor, each Sim is provided with a Kitchenette. Sometimes it's a bit much to go all the way to the communal building to just grab a sandwich, so here you can quickly whip something up and get back to studying. On the back wall near the tables there is a sliding door which leads into your own little backyard. Will come in handy if you want to paint outside, stargaze or have some happy bubbles - beware though, with only picket fences, other Sims can see...


Moving upstairs, each Sim has a large bedroom which is already outfitted with a comfy queen size bed, two bedside tables and an ensuit. I don't know about you, but I find communal showering to be a little bit funky sometimes, especially if it's been a while since I hit the Gym. Here you will find all the privacy you need with your own shower, toilet and wash basin.


So now you know what your next apartment looks like, let's head on over to the communal building to see what it can offer.


Right off the bat when you entire, you will probably find most people hovering around the Pool Tables, of which there are two. Near the pool tables are comfy lips (couches) to sit on, and some dart boards.


Hungry Sims will probably also notice the kitchen! I used the Shinytime Cooktop which I am *pretty sure* is the one that brings the cafeteria lady. If not, well there's always the sprinklers just in case =p


Moving upstairs, you enter the old fashioned study hall. With it's wooden floor, wood paneled walls, wooden desks, bookshelves and chess tables, it wouldn't be complete without the dark green seating.




Modernising the study hall though is the massive wall mounted LCD TV which houses the latest movies every Friday and Saturday night.


If you've built up a sweat writing that final exam, or are too engrossed in the movie marathon to head home and 'tinkle', make use of the communal toilets - male and female separate, we're not that cozy.






So there you go, what are you waiting for? Time to grab your own little piece of paradise, your first step into owning your own house, your... Apartment!

Oh yeah, the mandatory layout pictures:

Bottom floor of communal building -


And... the top floor -


Bottom floor of the apartments, showing the lounge area and kitchenette -


And.. the top floor, showing the bedroom and ensuit -


The Fine Print :
- Please do not upload this lot to any other sites - especially pay sites and the exchange.
- If this inspires you to create similar (and most likely better) apartments, please link this one?

Thankyou all for taking the time to view this! Feedback and comments always welcome! :D



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