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Simple and Modern Multi-Level House - "Hollywood Hills" Style

by CynicalChick Posted 23rd Jun 2008 at 9:38 PM - Updated 5th Sep 2008 at 6:04 AM by CynicalChick
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#2 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 9:58 PM
This is awesome! I've always wanted a house like this on a slope. Fantastic job!

Thank you! :D
#3 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 9:59 PM
WOW NICE!!!!!!! this is great!!!!!!!! no not great AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#4 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 11:45 PM
wow, this looks like one helluva project! thanks!
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#5 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 12:38 AM
Very interesting lot. I'm curious how you did the multi-level foundation.

Originally Posted by CynicalChick
When you place this lot, make sure it's really, really where you want it.. your results might be different but after moving the lot, the steep slope had leveled itself leaving a large "ridge". It was fairly simple to fix, but you may not want to go to that much trouble.
If someone decides that they really want to move the lot after placing it, the terrain can be reset back to the original terrain using HoodReplace:

Note that you'll need a backup of your neighborhood package which was made before the lot was placed, ie:
1) make a backup 2) place the lot in your neighborhood
3) if you aren't happy with the location, move the lot and then use HoodReplace to restore the neighborhood terrain from your backup
Originally Posted by CynicalChick
Also, tho I haven't experienced this, I have heard from a few people that lots that have been expanded/shrunk sometimes can't be moved to another location.
This shouldn't happen once a lot has been packaged. However, if someone is having problems moving the lot, you can use the LotAdjuster to move the lot within the neighborhood.
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#6 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 1:16 AM
Thanks for the info... the few lots that have been adjusted tend to stay where I built them. I don't move them around too much.

I used boolprop ConstrainFloorElavation false on the foundation with a lot of trial and error to get the look I wanted. It took about 12 hours just to get the foundation and a few basic walls in place.

And thanks for the comments everyone..

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#7 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 5:38 AM
Wow – you've finished it and it looks wonderful! Patience isn’t one of my top virtues but you’ve made it so well worth the wait

Now, to find the perfect sim to move into this modern marvel. . .

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#8 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 6:08 AM
This house is awesome! It will be great in my game
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#9 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 10:33 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 19th Oct 2008 at 2:41 AM. Reason: Edited out quote from deleted post.
this is amazing

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#10 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 11:25 AM
I don't download that many houses anymore, have so many and just recolour the ones I liked the best, but this one I just HAD TO have!

It must have been a LOT of work and it looks just great!!

Thank you for sharing!
#11 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 1:47 PM
It looks fantastic and a veritable Icon will move in there! Thanks,
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#12 Old 26th Jun 2008 at 10:35 AM
It looks awesome! great work!

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#13 Old 26th Jun 2008 at 4:37 PM
This is awesome! Hillside houses are severely under-represented in the Sims world... your house looks great. Thanks for sharing it!

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#14 Old 13th Aug 2008 at 10:39 PM
sick house dude! but i have a challange to ya ;=) send me a msg and ill tell you
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#15 Old 15th Sep 2008 at 8:10 PM
Wow great house, thanks, how did i miss this!

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#16 Old 4th Oct 2008 at 3:40 AM
wow!! I had seen the building plans online for this house and I thought about creating it myself, but I didnt want to bother with all the diffrent levels lol! I cant believe you managed this so well. My lot Modern Barbados was inspired from that website too. Probably from the same architect :-)
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#17 Old 18th Oct 2008 at 10:17 PM
I have these exact floor plans! You are not officially my idol! I spent over an hour trying to work my way around how in the world i would build it and then i finally put it down and said i would tackle it another day... but now seeing this! i dont have to lol! YOU ROCK!
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#18 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 1:32 AM
This is amazing. It's something different and it looks hard to make. I'm glad someone did it. Thank you.
#19 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 12:48 AM
I like this house and I'm sure it took you quite awhile to make, but it's too hard to decorate, thanks to the sloping. Also, it floods a lot on beach lots/island terrains.
#20 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 1:30 AM
Thank you, CynicalChick! I`d seen this download before, but couldn`t use it. Now I have all the prerequisites installed, and I have a few places where such a lot might fit. Downloaded!

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#21 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:11 AM
I really liked the look of this house, and enjoy it for the sims I placed in it. The only downside I found with it is the basement floor. The fact that I couldn't hang things on the walls except the walls slipping the basement in half.
But I did recently go into a vacant version of it and redid the basement so that ALL walls support wall required items.
I even did a mountain retreat version based on the sloped lot. Thanks for this house.
#22 Old 30th Jun 2021 at 7:00 AM
Unusual design.