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*Evannt Lofts* Modern No-CC Apartments

by Phaenoh Posted 23rd May 2017 at 5:20 AM - Updated 26th Aug 2020 at 9:09 PM by Phaenoh
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Well, I thought Round 2 was tricky, but it was a cakewalk compared to Round 3. Once again, jo gave us a lot with a large yard. She also gave us a number of families who need large yards, but because of my apartment living twist, I only can do a few of them. This looked like the perfect opportunity to do the Evans family.

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Originally Posted by joandsarah
James Evans has one goal, to make the sim Olympics. He requires a house with at least three types of workout equipment plus a pool. (a radio plus a ‘yoga mat’ counts.) He wants a modern house.


I decided to have some CFE fun doing a 'split-level' apartment complex. I love how it turned out. The main stairs are such a neat feature!



The ground floor houses the pool, and the next level up is a fitness gym and yoga/dance studio. Above that are 6 apartments available to rent. I decided to add another floor after it looked too short, and since these are bachelor style apartments (too small for more than one or two sims), you might want the extra townies being available to socialize with.



The three apartments on the front building are identical, as are the three in the back, though their rental prices are slightly different. Pay no mind to that, I just had some difficultly keeping track of what I replaced new after depreciating the lot. I always make sure the kitchen and bathroom fixtures are perfectly new, so they don't break the first day you move in. Because this is a more modern looking apartment, I tried to keep more of the stuff shiny and new, and got a tad lost.





Enjoy!

- Phae

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price (furnished): 251538

Additional Credits:
Mucho creds again to jo for hosting the contest, providing the foundation, accepting play-alongs, and allowing me enough creative licence to do something entirely different than what she intended.

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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 23rd May 2017 at 3:11 PM
Looks fabulous, thank you!!
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#3 Old 23rd May 2017 at 3:13 PM
Thank you, fits perfect in my new NH. It's pretty too :)
Forum Resident
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#4 Old 23rd May 2017 at 4:33 PM
Wow, looks fantastic!
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#5 Old 23rd May 2017 at 4:40 PM
Lookin' good, Phae! Love your "creative license" take on this
Constant Contestant
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#6 Old 23rd May 2017 at 5:51 PM
Absolutely gorgioso! (new word :D) Love the colour combos, they work really well. I think the only thing I would change is the archway to the bedroom.
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#7 Old 23rd May 2017 at 6:16 PM
I squeaked when I saw this
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#8 Old 23rd May 2017 at 11:06 PM
this is gorgeous!
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#9 Old 24th May 2017 at 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Karen Lorraine
I think the only thing I would change is the archway to the bedroom.
I didn't even think about using a door. It would obstruct the view and since these apartments only house one or two some, we didn't need the privacy. Originally I built these as studios, but I wanted to separate the bedroom from the dining room so dirty dishes wouldn't​ affect them, but being apartments, I couldn't use the little floor edgers. Seriously, that is the dumbest thing, not being able to use those.
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#10 Old 24th May 2017 at 6:10 AM
This is my favourite build so far, great job!
Test Subject
#11 Old 25th May 2017 at 5:20 PM
While I like the design of the apartments, it did feel a bit too cramped. I would've liked just a bit more room in the apartments.
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#12 Old 25th May 2017 at 11:05 PM
Amazing use of the space!
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#13 Old 26th May 2017 at 5:45 AM
Wonderful! I love it!
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#14 Old 26th May 2017 at 5:52 AM
@BloodravenD That's because she is using the foundation from my foundation challenge. I think it's bloo'ming marvelous.
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#15 Old 27th May 2017 at 9:07 PM
I'm excited to try this one out!!! Looks fabulous to the max!
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#16 Old 29th May 2017 at 11:23 PM
I love the design! I'm going to download straight away! What I really like is that these apartments don't have bedrooms with shared walls. Noisy neighbors was funny the first time or two it woke my Sims, but for an ongoing game it gets really annoying. I found myself preferring the cheap mobile home units just so I didn't have to deal with noisy neighbors in the the more upscale apartment buildings.
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#17 Old 7th Jun 2017 at 6:46 AM
So I've been able to get some play into this lot, after moving a fresh-out-of-uni sim into it. It's a very exquisite apartment complex! I haven't had yet to get into the full gym amenities and there were little routing problems. The most trouble I had was the archway, for some reason causes a block for a sim wanting to sit in the chair nearest to it so it looks like a 4-sim table but will only accommodate 3 in game. Since it's just one guy I am not too worried because he had an apartment warming party with 6 guests and the others just sat on the sofa to eat. When the elevators open up, it's to a wall but sims still get in and out like a regular elevator so that's not a deal-breaker or anything, I think it might be because of the CFE used and how elevators are stacked into each other. It was kind of a pain to get everyone to the roof for drinks because they all wanted to use the elevator (and it irks me to this day only one sims at a time can occupy the elevator) and some sims were to stubborn to take the stairs so my dude was done drinking by the time his friends got up to join him.
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#18 Old 7th Jun 2017 at 7:10 AM
I did know about the elevator issue, it's because the elevators are stacked at less than a full level, and they alternate opening sides. The back of one is always obscuring the front of the other. I guessed I might have problems with that archway chair, but I chose to risk it anyways. If you want 4 usable chairs, you can always knock down the archway and it's walls, or make the arch smaller. Too funny about your sim stuck drinking alone!
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#19 Old 7th Jun 2017 at 1:03 PM
Gorgeous and so classy! My active Sims will enjoy looking keeping busy here! Thank you. :)
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#20 Old 27th Jul 2018 at 8:13 PM
Looks amazing!
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#21 Old 17th Dec 2018 at 5:13 PM
Amazing!!!