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155 Chesnut St. - City Townhouse

by jessdrake Posted 2nd Mar 2009 at 5:09 AM - Updated 13th Sep 2009 at 3:36 AM by jessdrake
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Introduction

Hello, I have been a member here for a long time and have decided to finally start sharing my stuff! I went through a period of uploading my content to TSR for a while, but I was still an amateur and was dissatisfied with the quality of my uploads. I've improved greatly since then, and feel some of my houses are just too good not to share with others! So, I bring to you 155 Chesnut St. (Yes, I found out after the fact that I'm missing a T in the nut's name!) The lot includes no custom content or hacks, and is fully furnished and decorated, inside and out, using just the Maxis content that came with TS2 + Nightlife (quite an achievement in my opinion!). It's priced high at 89,067 but I'm sure you can shave off a couple thousand by getting rid of the furniture and decorations.

The Lot



The house is a townhouse with a lot of curb appeal. It has a colonial exterior with brick on the bottom, and white siding on the upper floors. It also has a Victorian design, with its two protruding angled rooms on either side of the double entrance doors. The house is very symmetrically designed, inside and out. It's on a full story of raised foundation that I'm sure a more talented Simmer can turn into a basement. There is a good amount of landscaping done. With the exception of the flowers on the foundation, all of the flowers and shrubs are accessible. There is a nice little deck off the kitchen that leads down to a small grassy area. On the cement patio there is a hot tub. The whole house is great for entertaining. On the first floor is the large, open living area which is connected to the kitchen area, where the dining area is. The second floor has 2 good sized bedrooms, with a guest bathroom and master bathroom. The house is fully furnished. I did the best I could with what Maxis offered, which should be kept in mind! I think I did pretty well considering. I tried to stray from my strictly traditional preferences in furniture and decorations when making this house, so as not to lower the quality by narrowing the potential. The floors are all hardwood, with stone in the kitchen, and tile in the bathrooms. The walls are colorful and different in all rooms, with the main color being a teal / blue. There is a brick wall in the kitchen, as to give the house an authentic colonial quality.

Flaws

There are 2 things that bug me a little about the house, and I'm sure will bug some of you. The first is the flowers on the foundation. They're great for decoration but of course, they can't be watered. So you'll have to replace them frequently, or replace them permanently with plastic flowers which you can download here at TS2 Creations. The second thing is that the master bathroom is located in one of the turret rooms, which is due to my poor planning and refusal to change the big windows to privacy windows because it would ruin the exterior beauty of the house. The plumbing and everything is still perfectly functional, but the idea of giant windows in a bathroom is a tad unrealistic. And for some reason, I was so excited about how well the house turned out, I forgot to cover those giant windows in the bathroom with curtains! Silly, I know. I'm sure you'll just add curtains yourself if it bothers you.

In Conclusion

Okay, so I think I've summed everything up pretty well! I really hope you like the house, and I'd greatly appreciate feedback and comments! I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot more from me in the future.

-Jess

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 89067

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
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155 Chesnut St.zip | File updated 9/12

Size: 884.9 KB · Downloads: 1,740 · 13th Sep 2009
884.9 KB 1,740 13th Sep 2009
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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 1:45 PM
nice house!

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#3 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 1:52 AM
Really nice this house kind of bring to mind some houses in the Bay Area around San Francisco area. Nice job thanks for sharing

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#4 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 4:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Simonut
Really nice this house kind of bring to mind some houses in the Bay Area around San Francisco area. Nice job thanks for sharing


Thanks! SF townhouses are the inspiration for this lot, so I'm glad you caught that!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 8:54 AM
I love the looks of the floor plan, it looks like a very playable house. :-) Thank you for sharing it!
Mad Poster
#6 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 9:52 AM
Amazing lot ! Thank you for sharing
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#7 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 10:02 PM
I had to come back just to let other members know I check this house out in my game, and it is "WONDERFUL" pictures do not give it's full justice or beauty. Well done simply beautiful.

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#8 Old 28th Mar 2009 at 12:23 AM
Default Hey!
fix the link! I can't download it!

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#9 Old 7th Apr 2009 at 9:51 PM
this house looks wonderful and i'd love to download it... but with the server crash and file losses... please!! someone out there has to have this house!!
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#10 Old 7th Jul 2009 at 6:12 AM
Sorry, no search results were found for http://chii.modthesims.info/getfile.php?file=883269
This error message is coming up, cannot download.
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#11 Old 21st Aug 2009 at 3:32 PM
Okay. I am in a dilemma. On one hand, this house is the shex. On the other. Everyone cant download it. Oh woe is me! Thank you anyway, i LAAAAAV it

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Test Subject
#12 Old 31st Jul 2010 at 7:22 PM
Very nicely done and it downloaded fine. Plenty of room for my steampunk family! Hooray!
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THANKS POST
#13 Old 10th Feb 2016 at 1:47 AM
THANKS
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THANKS POST
#14 Old 7th May 2017 at 11:20 PM
Thank you