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Backdoor Lane 63 -- Another Corner Lot

by plasticbox Posted 14th Jan 2009 at 11:26 PM - Updated 13th Mar 2009 at 10:53 PM by plasticbox
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Requires NL and Seasons.
Custom content: the CC windows (used on the top floor, in the small dormers) aren't strictly necessary, but they do look prettier – if you don't want CC, you can simply replace them with the standard Maxis craftman windows.

Another "pseudo corner lot" (it looks like a corner house, but sits on a regular lot – you can make it into a true corner lot with the LotAdjuster if you prefer that): an old city villa with three apartment units that could probably be converted into a single family house quite easily, since it's relatively small. The house has a basement, no lift, a covered entrance with a balcony above, and parking for three cars in front. There's one apartment on each floor:

Apartment 01 (ground floor):

1 x double bedroom
1 x single bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining
1 x living room

The bathroom could be split into two (3x1 showerbath accessible fom the double bedroom, and 3x2 full bath accessible from the kitchen).

Apartment 02 (middle floor):

1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen
1 x dining/living room

Apartment 03 (top floor):

1 x single bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining/living room

Playtested. On the screenshots there are no lights in the hallways, but I added them afterwards.

This lot is shrunk with Mootilda's LotAdjuster (v1.1) – you can easily expand the lot with that if your sims want more outdoor space.


Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 116.775§

Custom Content Included:
- Craftsman Kitchen Window Closed by tbudgett

Additional Credits:
The roof recolour shown in the screenshots is by Neveah223; it is not included with the lot but I'm attaching it as a separate zip since it's not available elsewhere.
Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 2 Nightlife Seasons
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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#2 Old 14th Jan 2009 at 11:53 PM
I really like the corner lots, and this is just another fine example of just why I do.
Thank you for sharing this creation with the rest of the community.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 12:02 AM
Wouldn't Apartment Life be required for the roof?
Site Helper
#4 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 12:31 AM
As far as I know, Apartment Life hasn't been ported to the Mac, and plasticbox uses a Mac.

This seems to imply that plasticbox didn't use Apartment Life to create this lot.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 12:50 AM
What a pretty house!
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#6 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 1:06 AM
This lot requires Seasons+NL only – Mootilda is entirely correct =) I'm on a Mac and can't possibly use anything newer than BV (which I don't even have).

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#7 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 2:00 AM
Pbox is a master roof-maker. Look at that artistry!

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#8 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 2:11 AM
Plasticbox, I must say, you insire me so.
#9 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 2:56 AM
Wow, that roof is stunning! I thought it was from M&G at first, until I realized the lot only required SSN and NL. I have your bigger attics tutorial bookmarked. :P
Test Subject
#10 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 2:59 AM
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 3:28 AM
I'm on a Mac, too. I'm really perturbed we don't have Free Time. Anyway, I just started a neighborhood with only the Backdoor Lane lots. How many more lots do you plan in this series? Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 12:39 PM
You Simmies Homes, appartments are AMAZING, thanyou for your archutectual tellent
#13 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 4:17 PM
Oh my, you aren't a creator anymore pb, you are an artist! This is another lot which makes you one of my favourite creators.
Wiki Wizard
#14 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 5:21 PM
woah, super duper work!! Well done on this one!!

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Test Subject
#15 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 8:27 PM
As soon as I have my own building company, I might get you as the chief architect

Great Work!!!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 9:01 PM
Another beautiful home. Fabulous!

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Mad Poster
#17 Old 17th Jan 2009 at 10:42 PM
Oh my goodness! How do you do it?

Absolutely fantastic!

This allows me to see into the minds of people! That's right, I can actually see what they're thinking!
So long as what they're thinking is exactly what I think they're thinking.
Test Subject
#18 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 7:40 PM
This is quite a lovely apartment building!

Unfortunately, when I went to play it the first time, there was a blue cover of some sort in the basement area. I decided it was probably a glitch and wouldn't affect anything. When I went back in, the blue cover had grown, like this:

Is there any way that I can fix this?
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#19 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 7:52 PM
This is water. You're putting the lot too close to the groundwater (neighbourhood water) level. You need to place it further uphills – sim basements aren't waterproof.

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Test Subject
#20 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 11:41 PM
Oh... thanks. I had never heard of that before. I feel a bit dumb. Haha, thanks again!
Test Subject
#21 Old 21st Jan 2009 at 9:14 AM
Your work is absolutely amazing and lovely, plastic box. I was just wondering, and I feel a bit dumb because I have a feeling this is something that everyone knows, how to convert it to a non-apartment-type lot? So that only one family would live there?
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#22 Old 21st Jan 2009 at 10:52 AM
It's not an apartment lot in the first place. If you want only one household in there, you don't need to do anything at all.

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Test Subject
#23 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 3:47 PM
Hey! It's me again! Wonderful job, I just want to ask, how did you do this roof? I see it's mansard but what type of roof did you use? Or is there any builing technique? Well, I only have seasons so I've always wanted this roof ever since I've seen the ones in Apartment Life. I've also read your tutorial but nothing particularly with this one...thanks in advance!
Mad Poster
#24 Old 30th May 2009 at 4:35 AM
woah, at first i thought the inside might be completely nuts and unusable, but as usual you worked it all out. *bows* Nice work! :D

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