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1 Bdrm/2 car garage Victorian style flat/loft apartment

by JVM Posted 8th Apr 2006 at 9:21 AM
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts
'ello again ladies and gentlsims,

Julian here again with yet another wonderful starter home. This one is geared towards the batchlor or batchlorette with a little bit more money.

This is an apartment style or loft over a two car garage. It only has one bedroom but a nice size greatroom and a decent dining room for entertaining a few guests without the bother of all that other space.

Over all breakdown:
1 Bedroom
2 Car Garage
Kitchen
Great Room
Laundry
1 Bath
2x2 lot

§18,518

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This lot contains No custom content.

This and other lots I upload are based on actual house floorplans and as such the house will contain closets, dead space and the upload will include a picture of the actual house or an artists conceptual drawing.

This particular house and many more can be found at http://www.coolhouseplans.com

If they are wanted, I will take requests for making lots.

If I could ever get my custom objects finished I will have alot more and cooler lots available. Ces't la vie.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Victorian Loft CHP-26069.rar

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18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 10:18 AM
nice work!
Scholar
#3 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 11:51 AM
I like it, thanks!

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 3:00 PM
i really like it! looks like it took you a lot of time, and plus it does resemble the other house very well!

It takes more time to TyPe LyK dIs than it does to type like this.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 3:44 PM
Very realistic-looking! You did a wonderful job on this. I especially like the roof over the stairway on the side.

See my blog for my very latest lots, including some that are not available on MTS2: Twoflower's Sims 2 Lots. Also, see what's happening in Apple Grove, my Prosperity Challenge neighborhood.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 4:31 PM
I'm going to make good use of this house! Thank you, it's really wonderful.
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 6:20 PM
fabulous work , i like the all your house. But how you can look through surrounding houses in the town like those pictures??
Guest
#8 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 7:07 PM
It's really nice... but not so much Victorian style.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#9 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 9:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KarenLee
fabulous work , i like the all your house. But how you can look through surrounding houses in the town like those pictures??


I don't understand what you are asking here, but I think you you just need to set your video settings all to high and turn on neighbor view. I have a really good video card by the way so I can do this with out slowing down my game.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gravemistake
It's really nice... but not so much Victorian style.


Unfortunately, when it comes to architecture this would be considered victorian. Modern Victorian has moved away fro mthe traditional stylings greatly.

It is a very sad thing, but by definition victorian architecture just really means the use of multiple materials and stylings, such as brick and siding. The original version of this house was all siding so I made it more victorian by making it only half siding and partially shingle. The interior is showing the victorian styling by having a great room, and yes that was on the original floor plan.

This house would have originally been an add on to a larger house as maybe servants quarters above the carriage house. It has just been modernized a bit. But if you think of the garage as a carriage house it will all make a lot more sense as being victorian.

Sorry, but no I will not do ZIPs.
RARs are universal and smaller and I'm on Dial-up. If you can't download a rar file then find out why and fix your computer.

If you have problems getting complete downloads try Mass Downloader. It saves me plenty of hassle.
Test Subject
#10 Old 9th Apr 2006 at 9:23 AM
I mean when Sims move to a lot, I only see my lot and can't see another houses in neighborhood. How I can see?
Field Researcher
#11 Old 9th Apr 2006 at 4:49 PM
i love this.... and i love that it has no custom content... thank you!

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Test Subject
#12 Old 9th Apr 2006 at 8:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KarenLee
I mean when Sims move to a lot, I only see my lot and can't see another houses in neighborhood. How I can see?

You need NL to do it.

I wouldn't say victorian, but this is cool!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 9th Apr 2006 at 8:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KarenLee
I mean when Sims move to a lot, I only see my lot and can't see another houses in neighborhood. How I can see?


That is what I thought you meant.

OK click the three dots (...) then click the little gears there you should see options for "Lot View Options" the second one is neighbors turn that on. If you turn on the fourth option "Clickable Neighbors" you can switch lots without going to the Neighboohood view. the View Distance and fade distance will determine how far you can see.

My options are at "Extra Large" "On" "On" "On" "Off".

Warning: If you do not have a good video card these settings can and will slow down your game.

Sorry, but no I will not do ZIPs.
RARs are universal and smaller and I'm on Dial-up. If you can't download a rar file then find out why and fix your computer.

If you have problems getting complete downloads try Mass Downloader. It saves me plenty of hassle.
Test Subject
#14 Old 10th Apr 2006 at 2:11 AM
i really love how the roof is over the stairway.
i'm trying to build a sim-ilar (^.^) house and make the roof do that.

any suggestions?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 10th Apr 2006 at 7:43 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dos-x
i really love how the roof is over the stairway.
i'm trying to build a sim-ilar (^.^) house and make the roof do that.

any suggestions?


That roof is actually really easy, The part right above the top of the stairs is a regular short gabled roof, the rest of it is the shed gabled roof it starts at the wall between the garages and covers to the top of the stairs. After putting in the roof you delete the walls that it puts in.

Easy.

Sorry, but no I will not do ZIPs.
RARs are universal and smaller and I'm on Dial-up. If you can't download a rar file then find out why and fix your computer.

If you have problems getting complete downloads try Mass Downloader. It saves me plenty of hassle.
Test Subject
#16 Old 17th Apr 2006 at 11:01 PM
:jaw:I LOVE this house. I hope you do some more apartment/loft style homes.
Test Subject
#17 Old 19th Apr 2006 at 7:34 PM
It's very original and beautiful!
Bravo!

Tanks! ^_^


---lOulOu---
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 8th Sep 2006 at 3:05 PM
Julian, I just love this starter home! Thankyou so much for sharing this & for being so patient with the people who ask questions & challenge the Victorian factor. It's so nice to see such a well thought out explanation that doesn't treat people like idiots. You rock dude!

I love to build small, elegant lots & neighbourhoods with No Custom Content & Hack Free. You can find them at my Minisite at TSR.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 20th Jun 2007 at 10:21 PM
This house is a great starter! I love it!