4 Shady Hill Lane

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Shady Hill is an small, but expensive suburb, and its inhabitants relish their lives of luxury as well as of privacy. Nowhere is that made clearer than at 4 Shady Hill Lane, the large New England style colonial that greets you as you enter the neighborhood. Set back from the road, the home is walled in by 3 very tall fir trees (the fourth needed to be cut down but will be replanted), and the only entrance is up the driveway. Casual passers-by, you can gaze, but you won't be able to see the stunning backyard. But if you do go up the driveway, head past the garden patch and through the gate to the closed-in pool space. This includes lounge chairs, a gazebo with a hot tub, a grill, and well maintained plantings. Step through the gates on the other end to visit side yard, intended for use by the children with its soccer goal and tree house.

At this point, you will want to make your way inside. From the front you have a choice of entrances, the main entrance and the mudroom door. In your day-to-day comings, the mudroom will undoubtedly see a lot of traffic, as it connects the garage to the main house and includes the laundry room. The main entrance is flanked by the dining room and a quiet study space. Continue through the archway and you will see the family room and the kitchen (with basement access). A set of French doors open to the living room, where you will find the second of two fireplaces and busts of the family patriarch and matriarch.

The second floor can accommodate up to 8 family members/guests. Left of the staircase is the twin bedroom and a girl's room. The twins' room shares a bathroom with the nursery, while the girl's room features a walk-in closet and shares the hallway bathroom with the last child's room. An archway leads you to the parents' wing, which sits above the garage. Before you reach the bedroom you will find the private study, which lets mom or dad escape the kids to get some much needed work done or veg in front of a TV. The master bedroom also features a walk-in closet, and the master bath has a shower, his and her sinks, and large bath tub.

Rounding things out is the basement. The hangout room has a TV and couches, and there is ping pong and arcade games to satisfy your other guests. You'll also find the small home gym and the final bathroom. With 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, 4 Shady Hill Lane truly offers the space and amenities for any wealthy family, whether they want to entertain or stick to themselves.

Pictures can only tell so much of the story, so if you like the lot, I encourage you to download and explore it for yourself. I've set up a photobucket slideshow which includes 40 images of the house, so you can see it from all angles. The link to the slideshow is here: http://s20.photobucket.com/user/dam...y%20Hill%20Lane

Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. It took me quite some time, but I am very proud of this how this house turned out. I must thank the New England architecture that I grew up around for the inspiration. The lot includes no CC, although two pieces of CC are pictured, the converted TS2 Boombox, which I highly recommend downloading; and the roof by Qbuilderz. I've linked to those items below.

Custom Content Not Included:
-Compact Stereo by Lo-Fi Audio... for the Sims 3 by Tiro22222 at TSR http://thesimsresource.com/download...ms-3/id/977676/
-Neutral Black roof by Qbuilderz, from the "Slates and Sheets" - Metal and Slate Roof Textures sets. Download here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=457225

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): $294,775
Lot Price (unfurnished): $150,648