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A Florist's Home and Shop ~ Split-level Home with a Separate Business Building

by CatherineTCJD Posted 20th Jan 2020 at 8:00 PM - Updated 12th Feb 2020 at 3:49 PM by CatherineTCJD
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Here is a nice little home business for your simmies. I built this for my Gavigan Family who wanted to start the new decade off with a fresh start - and what could be fresher than flowers? After many years of faithful lot testing for me, they've amassed a large enough nest-egg to buy this place outright and still have some savings left to live on until the business blooms (so to speak) The house is completely decorated in an elegant, yet not too fussy manner (at least, I don't think it's fussy - and Isaiah seems to like it well enough!)

The Florist Shop is detached, with it's "front" entrance on the side street. I didn't have any stray customers roaming through the house - but remember to lock up what you want to keep private. There are vending machines, benches and 'cuddle' spots available to help keep customers happy. And, the side-yard has a grill, mini-fridge, and juice bar at the ready in case Mary decides to add a side-line food service to her BP. (Of course you can sell the equipment and do what you want back there...)


Please scroll through the pictures to see everything this house has to offer.






This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer. Invisible smoke alarms are over the kitchen stove, family room fireplace, and both outdoor grills (one grill is on the back porch, the other is outside the shop). The telephones are on the wall in the kitchen and in the mud room, and one in the shop. There is a burglar alarm by the front door (of the house, NOT in the shop.) Decorations and furniture are included - I used most all of the game's "Art Neauvou" collection and items from the "Art Neauvoulicious" EA Store Stuff (link below) - feel free to change things around to suite the needs/tastes of your sims.


CC list - used but NOT included - so, GO get it:
Unlevel Wall - #90 by Numenor @ MTS2 (this is a "Must!" for split-level houses!)
EAxis Store: Art Nouveaulicious Set now housed at GoS
EAxis Store: Asian Fusion Collection also at GoS - I only used one thing - Fortune's Window
Art Nouveau Recolorable Stairs: Ash recolor by GiveTheNineARide @ MTS2 (I don't know why it didn't package with the lot? But, without it your stairs will be a warm mahogany!)


Custom Content Included:
- Maxis Art Nouveau Modular Stairs - made recolorable by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ Sims2Artists - no script file needed as these override the original stairs.
- Maxis Art Nouveau Modular Stairs - open underneath by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ Sims2Artists - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Art Nouveau Matching Fence B in Ash and Pewter by GiveTheNineARide @ MTS2
- RetainingWall_Mesh and Top by tbudgett @ MTS2
- Invisiblesmokealarm by pfish @ MTS2


Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
I use Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.
And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror - as per her policy, it's not used or included in this lot.


Lot Size: 3x5
Lot Price (furnished): $164.739

Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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Florist Home Shop_CGT.zip

Size: 1.54 MB · Downloads: 593 · 20th Jan 2020
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#2 Old 21st Jan 2020 at 5:19 PM
I like the separate home and business concept you have in this lot. I've never thought to isolate the business this way but suppose the gate would be kept locked at all times except for family. Thanks for a delightful build. Now I have to train a florist!
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 21st Jan 2020 at 7:56 PM
Hi Sandya - I'm glad you like it
The only gates I'd lock are the two that enclose the little 'cooking' side yard I mentioned - and then, only if I wanted to keep customers out.
BUT, I would definitely keep ALL the doors of the house securely locked at all times!
Good luck, and hire help

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Test Subject
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#4 Old 24th Jan 2020 at 5:41 AM
I really like the floor plan of the house with the multiple levels
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 24th Jan 2020 at 5:57 PM
Thank you I'm glad you like it!
...and thank YOU for leaving a comment, I love reading comments

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#6 Old 26th Jan 2020 at 5:19 PM
I haven't downloaded it because I don't download lots any more, but very beautiful! I wish I was better at making split level homes look this nice.
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 26th Jan 2020 at 7:09 PM
Thank you - I'm glad you like it I enjoy the challenge of building split-level homes.

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
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Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
Test Subject
#8 Old 1st Feb 2020 at 6:12 PM
Hi, I love this lot. It works perfectly for my sim family. But when I downloaded it, installed everything through cleaninstaller and put it in the neighborhood i noticed that "RetainingWall_Mesh and Top by tbudgett @ MTS2" was flashing blue and I had to download the set separately for it to work. I don't know if I did something wrong when installing(if i did, sorry for bothering you), but I thought I'd report it here, just for your information.
But otherwise, it's a lovely lot and the idea of making it split-level one is a genius one. It fits for a kinda eccentric florist, that wants to have a place like none other
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#9 Old 1st Feb 2020 at 8:13 PM
Hmm... thank you for reporting the problem. Usually the flashing blue means you have a mesh without a texture. But, I used this mesh's default texture, so it shouldn't have done that to you. I'm sorry that it did - but, I'm glad you got it figured out, and it works for you now.

I'm really glad you are enjoying the build - I hope your sims enjoy it! I wish them much happiness and many snapdragon bouquets!

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
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Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
Test Subject
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#10 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 1:07 AM
Hello, I really loved this house but I had a couple problems with it
When I place the house it doesn't have the exterior wallpaper enven though its visible on the neighborhood, and also the basement windows don't have glasses, just the frame. Can you help me please?
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 2:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Gabs28
Hello, I really loved this house but I had a couple problems with it
When I place the house it doesn't have the exterior wallpaper enven though its visible on the neighborhood, and also the basement windows don't have glasses, just the frame. Can you help me please?

Hmmm... The basement window is from the Asian Fusion set - here is a link to a newer copy (maybe it has been updated? and will work better?)
The dark bricks are called "Brickfest", and come with OFB. Do you have OFB? Or maybe a wallpaper hider, that is stopping the bricks from displaying properly?
Let me know if this helps

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
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