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Tokyo Mashup: Small Townhouse

by Floraflora2 Posted 19th Jul 2019 at 5:53 PM
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
This lot is based on a real-life Tokyo building that I noticed in Asakusa, Tokyo, during a Google Street View strolling. I liked its chaotic, irregular facade and I built it for my own Japanese-themed savegame, and I thought maybe those few players also interested in contemporary Asian-themed city gameplay would find it useful. I know it's not a nice-looking or eye-pleasing building; but personally what I seek is never the nice-looking, but the typical / characteristic.



It's not an apartment building, the whole lot belongs to the active household from head to toe: garage and empty storeroom downstairs, living room and study with a kitchen unit upstairs, and 2 bedrooms and a bath on the 3rd floor. Two more additonal separated toilets. One of the bedrooms is furnished for a visual kei / Gothic Lolita fan child or teen in mind. A cheap car and a Kenspa scooter (WA) included. Skill objects: martial arts training dummy (WA) and drafting table (AMB).



The whole thing is very compact and rather tight, but the more tight, the more authentic. If the kitchen is too small for you, you can eliminate the study for a bigger kitchen and dining. Suitable for a 3-4 members household.



Playtested. No CC, no Stuff Packs, no Store items. EPs needed: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Generations, Showtime, Seasons, University Life and Island Paradise.

Lot Size: 20x15
Lot Price (furnished): 79,520
Lot Price (unfurnished): 52,121

Additional Credits:
Maybe to the Japanese "visual kei" bands that I was listening to while building.

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Showtime Seasons University Life Island Paradise
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Asakusa Townhouse.rar

Size: 2.72 MB · Downloads: 3,110 · 19th Jul 2019
2.72 MB 3,110 19th Jul 2019
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3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
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#2 Old 19th Jul 2019 at 6:03 PM
This looks like a nice recreation of actual building.
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#3 Old 20th Jul 2019 at 4:28 AM
Thank you! It's always a good day when you share one of your builds
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#4 Old 20th Jul 2019 at 4:24 PM
Excellent work! Just what my heart desires, thank you!
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#5 Old 20th Jul 2019 at 5:20 PM
Ditto what simsmidgen said. I always look forward to your fabulous lots. Thank you!
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#6 Old 21st Jul 2019 at 7:13 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Floraflora2
I know it's not a nice-looking or eye-pleasing building; but personally what I seek is never the nice-looking, but the typical / characteristic.

In terms of Japanese aesthetics, which praise simplicity, imperfection, asymmetry, signs of aging, etc. in things, it may still be considered pretty eye-pleasing
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#7 Old 21st Jul 2019 at 4:49 PM
Unusual, but fabulous! Thank you for sharing!
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#8 Old 21st Jul 2019 at 9:07 PM
This looks great. I am so going to add this to the city for my sim to live in.
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#9 Old 23rd Jul 2019 at 6:21 AM
This is really neat, it would work well in many settings.
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#10 Old 26th Jul 2019 at 1:43 PM
This is so cool and stunning, thank you so much for sharing it with us ;)
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#11 Old 2nd Aug 2019 at 8:39 AM Last edited by PuddingFace : 5th Aug 2019 at 6:54 PM.
This will go really well with the apartment mod. If you make any more in the future than maybe you can consider making one with more floors for more families.
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#12 Old 12th Aug 2019 at 3:08 AM
This is awesome, looks so real!
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#13 Old 12th Aug 2019 at 12:36 PM
Thank you for all your comments, I'm glad if any of you can make a good use of it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PuddingFace
This will go really well with the apartment mod. If you make any more in the future than maybe you can consider making one with more floors for more families.

Hmm, you mean I might contribute better by providing bigger apartment-type residentials? I usually create small lots, I prefer them, but true that I have all those 40x40 or bigger empty lots on my maps and certainly I must fill them with something...

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Originally Posted by scoundrel
In terms of Japanese aesthetics, which praise simplicity, imperfection, asymmetry, signs of aging, etc. in things, it may still be considered pretty eye-pleasing

So nicely said, thank you!
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#14 Old 22nd Aug 2019 at 11:41 AM
I love recreations of real life buildings!
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#15 Old 25th Aug 2019 at 9:29 PM
I love how well you recreate these buildings. Thanks for sharing.
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#16 Old 26th Sep 2019 at 9:44 AM
Cool! thanks