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Cube House ~ Modern 4B/4.5B with Rooftop Patio - Build CC Only

by CatherineTCJD Posted 29th Jun 2020 at 8:02 PM
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I was browsing the web for modern house designs... ya know, like you do When this one caught my eye - with the Headline: Ultra-modern Kitsilano cube house listed for $8.9M This incredibly contemporary, uber-cool cube house in Kitsilano has been listed for $8,998,000 - making it the top-priced new Vancouver listing of last week... (click through to read the rest of the article and see some interior pictures.) After a bit more research I found out the house was built in 2017, designed by Tony Robbins, an award-winning architect, and originally listed at $14-million. I also found a few 'concept' designs and partial floor plans.
SOLD! I was hooked. I gotta sim this one!

Here is some of the "research" I used to 'sim' this house:


I do think my version has an extra floor? I read that it had 4 stories; so the sim-version has a (story 1) basement, (story 2) 1st/ground floor, (story 3) 2nd floor, (story 4) 3rd floor, plus the rooftop patio. But I think maybe the realtor counts the rooftop as story 4? If so, then my 3rd floor doesn't exist in real life.

Also, I think the RL ceilings are higher - so that the 3 internal stories (not the rooftop) take up as much height-space as 4 sim-ceiling height stories. Does that even make sense? LOL! I'm 'eyeball' measuring from the RL window placement. ...However, after dealing with TS2 modular stairs for a while - I decided to take the easy way and not CFE-in taller ceilings.

So, you get an extra floor in this house - and a few added windows too. Because, unlike real sunlight, in TS2 - sunlight can NOT be reflected about through the skylight and down the stairwell to light up the inside of the cube... It sounds like an awesome feat though! I bet in RL, the natural light inside this house "galvanized cube" is amazing. *sigh*


Yes, the window placement in the Master Suite is accurate. There are more reference pictures HERE in this article. As the bathroom is a fully enclosed room, your sims should not have any shooing/privacy issues. My test-sim is single; so I cannot speak for a couple's reaction.


Be sure you put this house somewhere with a nice view! If I lived here, I would spend all my time up on the roof - beautiful!


Please scroll through all the above pictures to see everything this house has to offer. The house is fully furnished and lightly decorated. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. Every floor has a telephone, centrally located by the stairs. The two 1st-floor/entrance doors have burglar alarms. The stove and grill both have smoke alarms. There is no fireplace included - the three turquoise/floral tiles on the 1st floor indicate where the fireplace should go. I couldn't find an exact match for the RL fireplace; but, I really like the one I found (shown in picture 17_DinRm) It is hkaw's 2 tile version of the Torch fireplace at Sims2Artists.

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.

There is parking for six vehicles: two in the garage, and four on the driveway.


Possibly used but NOT included - so, you may need to GO get it:
--- I use the Lifestyle Build Bundle wallpapers/floors ALL the time. (If you followed that link, it's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY) This 'bundle' lives back in my Bins folder so it doesn't have the CC star. If you ever enter one of my builds and find it has blank/unpapered walls/floors, it is because I used ones from this bundle and forgot to mention it. So, either substitute the wall/floor of your choice, or go get this bundle and re-install the lot (from your lot bin.)


Custom Content by Me:
- wallpaper - MM-AptFancyStripes_Tan

Custom Content Included:
- Concrete Stairs made Recolorable by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ MTS2 - no script file needed as these override the original stairs.
- Concrete Stairs - Open Underneath by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ MTS2 - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Concrete Stairs REC in VanillaStucco by iCad @ MTS2
- Stairwalls by Inge Jones @ Simlogical
- Retaining Walls Set (Ground Slope Hider) by tBudgett at MTS2
- Modern Fence Set by lirunchik @ TSR
- Window Intl Square Low by SimtopiX @ MTS2
- Window Intl Square High by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2
- Window Intl 3T Center by SimtopiX @ MTS2
- Window Intl 3T Split by SimtopiX @ MTS2
- Window Intl 3T Top by SimtopiX @ MTS2


Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price (furnished): $154,504


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 Niol/Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
Then, if it's a Bespoke Roof recolor - it will be THESE adjusted versions by The Llama Park/Tumblr that you see used in the pictures.
(However, what you get in the packaged file, will either be the plain EA roof or the straight, un-modified Bespoke roof from the set here on MTS2.)
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.


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

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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CubeHouse_CGT.zip 2.93 MB 188 29th Jun 2020
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#2 Old 29th Jun 2020 at 8:30 PM
Maybe in fifteen/twenty years, when we modders are using wild sci-fi ai tools, we'll hack in a ray-traced lighting engine so we can have our beautiful modern naturally lit architecture.
Lovely build.
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#3 Old 29th Jun 2020 at 8:50 PM
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Originally Posted by AlfredAskew
Maybe in fifteen/twenty years, when we modders are using wild sci-fi ai tools, we'll hack in a ray-traced lighting engine so we can have our beautiful modern naturally lit architecture.
Lovely build.

LOL - that would be nice! ...and Thank you!

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#4 Old 30th Jun 2020 at 12:26 AM
First thing I would do is demolish so-called patio enterace cause it isnot exist in original building and ruins whole house cube shape. 3rd floor could be organised as patio with full height walls. Well. No need to say any other. I see this house in veery different angle. When made by me, it will be another building.
Regards. Vic ^_^
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#5 Old 30th Jun 2020 at 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Victor_tor
... When made by me, it will be another building.

I can't wait to see it
...and remember - without the third floor it is only a two bedroom house.

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#6 Old 30th Jun 2020 at 7:39 PM
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Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
I can't wait to see it
...and remember - without the third floor it is only a two bedroom house.

Nah. I won't share it. I can't deal with its shape Let's enjoy with yours.

Here you can see more of my creations and conversions for sims 3. ;) I`ll glad to see your comments in.
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#7 Old 30th Jun 2020 at 8:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Victor_tor
Nah. I won't share it. I can't deal with its shape Let's enjoy with yours.

LOL. Do you have something against the Borg? ...resistance is futile.

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#8 Old 30th Jun 2020 at 10:32 PM
No. I just found that 3rd floor is the only difference between original and yours. Rooftop of original also has... a shed. My house would look almost the same, but without two bedrooms. It's boring.
As for Borgs. Sure. Take my eye. I will glad to be assimilated.

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#9 Old 30th Jun 2020 at 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Victor_tor
No. I just found that 3rd floor is the only difference between original and yours. Rooftop of original also has... a shed. My house would look almost the same, but without two bedrooms. It's boring.
As for Borgs. Sure. Take my eye. I will glad to be assimilated.

LOL!
They're not gonna get my eye!

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#10 Old 4th Jul 2020 at 2:00 PM
WOW! Just got done getting this beauty downloaded and occupied. Believe is or not after what..25 Sims 2 years I'm pretty sure this is the first lot I ever downloaded!

The home is absolutely gorgeous..furnishings, colors, landscape, building...everything just blends together like a masterpiece.

The young couple that just moved into it are THRILLED!

Definitely will be downloading more of these amazing homes (especially since I don't like building!)
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#11 Old 4th Jul 2020 at 4:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Aligeth
WOW! Just got done getting this beauty downloaded and occupied...
The home is absolutely gorgeous..

Thank you, Aligeth!
Do you prefer the modern architecture then, over the 1920's style?

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#12 Old 5th Jul 2020 at 4:05 AM
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Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
Thank you, Aligeth!
Do you prefer the modern architecture then, over the 1920's style?


No, not a preference per se in regards to era, but more as to what style fits best for a particular area, and/or the occupants.

This went in an upscale area of one of my towns, and a young professional couple just starting a family.