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The Blue Lady (No CC)

by caitawesome Posted 20th Aug 2015 at 12:15 AM - Updated 29th Oct 2015 at 10:04 PM by caitawesome : Corrected lot size
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The Blue Lady is based on the Queen Anne Victorian style rowhouses in San Francisco, specifically the very colorful "Painted Ladies." Since I adore this style of architecture, I've created one of my own design, combined with elements from larger, more spread out residences. The narrow layout is meant to resemble a typical Victorian townhouse, tweaked to be Sim friendly. If there was any doubt, I also really like the color blue.



There are four stories, including the attic. The ground floor houses the garage and an enclosed greenhouse under the deck, while the second story has a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, and full bathroom. The third floor includes an additional sitting room, two bedrooms, and a second full bathroom. The attic is enclosed and accessible, functioning as a third bedroom. I've furnished and decorated the interior as a modern, renovated home that's still retained a Victorian look. The kitchen in particular is based on what it might've looked like in the 19th century, with incorporated modern amenities. However, if you were looking for a more authentic experience, it shouldn't be too much trouble to do a little redecorating and make it look like your Sims are actually in the late 19th or early 20th century.



A clone of the lot's been tested for several Sim weeks with a large family (including a butler and several robots) and a variety of weather conditions. I've tried to tweak the front landscaping so that it can be maintained easily without hacks, but I can't really promise anything - for such a small piece of garden, it keeps finding ways to give me trouble. It's already caught on fire once and the flowers were quickly destroyed, but that's more my Sims' fault than the lot's. There's also a bit of terrain painting to add small paths and some dimension. It isn't too noticeable when placed on a green lot, although placing it on a desert lot will make it look like the yard's trying to hold on to some small, sad patches of lawn.

All of my lots are made with the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, so every EP is required. Let me know if you have any significant problems with the lot, and I hope you and your Sims enjoy life in a Victorian rowhouse.


Lot Size: 2x4
Lot Price (furnished): §181,598

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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Scholar
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#2 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 1:06 AM
lovely!
Theorist
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#3 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 4:03 AM
Very clever use of arches, mirrors and columns around the fireplaces, as well as the ornamentation and spire atop the coned roof.
Very impressive.
Scholar
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#4 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 12:24 PM
It's absolutely gorgeous! I love the level of detail and ornamentation you've used all over the lot.
Forum Resident
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#5 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 10:23 PM
Beautiful home, both inside and out! I love how consistent the interior is with the exterior, that isn't always easy to pull off.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 21st Aug 2015 at 4:00 PM
Beautiful house! But it looks so lonely... it needs some sisters
Alchemist
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#7 Old 21st Aug 2015 at 4:25 PM
This is so pretty! My favorite shot is the living room with the ornate fireplace. It sets the tone for the whole house, vintage elegance!
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 23rd Aug 2015 at 9:14 PM
Thanks for the compliments, everyone! ^^

@diamondnell I was considering it - still haven't decided if I should try lot adjusted rowhouses that would fit snugly together, or just more like the Blue Lady that are stand-alones.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 30th Aug 2015 at 5:27 PM
Could you do a base game only version? I love the house but I'm on Mac running the Super Collection which only goes to Bon Voyage. I have a totally Victorian Era hood and this house would look great with the other houses I have in the 'homes' area of the hood.
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 1st Sep 2015 at 10:27 PM
@zheyrryhn Unfortunately I can't use the AGS since I'm using the Ultimate Collection. I could try to recreate the house on my MacBook Pro with my original copy of the Sims 2 (if anything, it'd definitely be base game and mac compatible). That's only a tentative possibility at the moment, though.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 4th Sep 2015 at 2:00 AM
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Originally Posted by caitawesome
@zheyrryhn Unfortunately I can't use the AGS since I'm using the Ultimate Collection. I could try to recreate the house on my MacBook Pro with my original copy of the Sims 2 (if anything, it'd definitely be base game and mac compatible). That's only a tentative possibility at the moment, though.


Thanks for your reply. It's a great house. I seriously wish I had the Ultimate Collection so I could use it.

Keep up the great work. Even if I can't use the houses you make, I'm sure a lot of people will.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 25th Aug 2016 at 6:34 PM
bella
Theorist
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#13 Old 12th May 2017 at 6:14 PM
Thank you