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Isabella's Museum of Art and Life

by tutujoy2 Posted 24th Jul 2009 at 1:16 AM - Updated 24th Jul 2009 at 12:32 AM by tutujoy2 : requested
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My inspiration for this museum was based on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
I did not try to make an exact duplicate of the museum, but tried to lay it out similar to that museum.
There is a concert hall since there had been one in the original. Your Sims can play their guitars there, if you want.
The one in Boston has a 4th floor, which I did not put on mine. It was used as the living quarters for Isabella and since I could not find any floorplans for it and it is closed to the public, I went for the 3 levels.

Isabella had a glass roof on her home/museum. I left mine open as I did not have a glass roof for this game.
She was an amazing woman who shared her beautiful collection of art with Boston. There had been 8 paintings stolen from the museum and the empty frames still hang on the walls. I could not figure out how to make empty frames or I would have had them in there.

I made this museum on the same lot that the original museum was on in Sunset Valley. According to the game lot size is 31x50.

I am sure your Sims will love the exhibits and the lovely garden area.

Lot Size: 3x5
Lot Price: Furnished $330,785
Unfurnished $190,688

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 2:48 AM
tutu!!! This is the best!!! I absolutly adore it, you did an amazing job!!!
#3 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 4:15 AM
Good creation! It projects a sense of communal importance and a feeling of history. I imagine that many a good critic has compared recent works to the ones hanging in here. Also, you have made me realize that every estate should have a concert hall. The centerpiece plaza is also very lush and vivid.

My critique is that I must protest the lack of restrooms on every floor. Sims have their own tastes in art. Some even hate art. Should one of the masterpieces offend and sicken a sim they will have to run all the way back to the ground floor to access the restroom there!
Test Subject
#4 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 12:30 PM
I love it! I did not know of this place, but eerily in the Sims 2 I made an EXTREMELY similar museum. This is BRILLIANT, telekenisis or otherwise!

From Billy :)
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 10:13 PM
This is really nice work Well done
Test Subject
#6 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 12:06 AM
I know the Gadner well and I think you have done a great job of capturing the sense of it. Thanks very much.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 6:27 PM
Thanks to all of you. I am glad you like it.
Jasmo, since you have been there I am glad you appreciate what I did. It was hard to try and get it across. I wish we had more items to use in the game. I had a really fun time building this and trying to get the feel of this museum.
Test Subject
#8 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 8:54 PM
This is fantastic! I live within walking distance of the Gardner museum and it looks great!
#9 Old 1st Mar 2010 at 7:45 AM
Where have I been?!? This is gorgeous; love it!!! =)
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 10:08 AM
I can see all the effort that went into this and it totally payed off! I particularly like the courtyard area Great job