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Minimal ~ 4B/3.5B, Rooftop Patio, Pool, 2-Click Foundation, No Slope Basement, Min CC

by CatherineTCJD Posted 30th Jul 2020 at 7:11 PM
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4 bedrooms - 3.5 bathrooms
rooftop patio - back patio - pool

2-Click Foundation
No Slope Basement

Minimal CC

His agent had just called this morning.
The market was slim, but there was one new listing that looked interesting. "It's small, Chester. ...Not the sort of architecture you usually go for. Says it's - minimal?"
"Is it less than $100K?"
"Yup. Sure is."
"It's mine. Text me the addy; I'll be there in a few - " *soft click*

Let's get this party started! (Said no one actually, but in his geeky way, he thought it real hard!)

Sadly, after just a few minutes of all "that" - Chester found himself up here:

And he was very happy, smiling quietly to himself.

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. The stove, fireplace, and grill all have a smoke alarms. The front door is burglar alarmed. All three living levels have telephones.

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 one vehicle in the driveway. The driveway is sideways, so there are no driving animations of the car leaving/entering the lot.

This lot has a 2-Click Foundation and a No-Slope Basement made with Mootilda's Grid Adjuster - Thank YOU MOO

As noted in picture #08_Main (above) Large Dogs can NOT enter a 2-Click Foundation without using HL's SimplePassageModularStairs. The stairs are invisible and their location is noted in that picture. If, for some reason, you don't want to allow large dogs - just untick the box for the stairs in the Clean Installer before installing the lot. NOTE: The stairs cannot be added later - without using the GridAdjuster and completely redoing the foundation/basement levels.

NOTE: The green living chairs in the basement family room MAY need adjusting/moving before anysim will use them.

Pictures were taken with the following items in place, but they are NOT included:
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish @ MTS2
- Invisible Driveway by Sophie-David @ MTS2
- Backless Cheap Shower and Tub/combo by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ MTS2
- KARLSTAD loveseat by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ MTS2

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.)

Definitely used and NOT included - you MUST go get this before installing the lot:
- Unlevel Wall - #90 by Numenor @ MTS2 - used to allow the clerestory windows to work around the living/dining room. Some people weren't sure how to install this wall... Click the info button down below to see how I did it

Custom Content Included:
- Simple Passage Modular Stair by HugeLunatic (HL) @ Sims2Artists - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Window Intl - mid by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ MTS2
- Window Intl - Square low by SimtopiX @ MTS2
- Modern Fence Set by lirunchik @ BPS (originally), now hosted at TSR NOTE: I have included this in the package because 1) I really hate sending anyone to T$R to get something, and 2) lirunchik's policy for this particular Modern Fences Set clearly states that it can be shared within uploaded houses.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): $84,816

Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
If you need help installing Numenor's Unlevel Wall #90, click this info button:

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!

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
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#2 Old 31st Jul 2020 at 7:36 AM
Just like Chester, it's not the sort of architecture I usually go for. But you did a very good job on this ! I love the clerestory. And I know no-slope basements are a bit tricky to make, so congrats on that (and especially for your last "small boxes" lot, which must've been a pain to do)
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#3 Old 31st Jul 2020 at 1:49 PM
Originally Posted by Aquagloups
Just like Chester, it's not the sort of architecture I usually go for...

Yeah, I'm a bit like Chester myself - but without all the cash! (In my game Chester came out with a very successful app a few years ago... he makes money like Mozart wrote music.) He's my favorite I'll-buy-anything test-sim.

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#4 Old 2nd Aug 2020 at 8:57 PM
Awesome! :D
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#5 Old 2nd Aug 2020 at 9:05 PM
Originally Posted by gdayars
Awesome! :D

Thank YOU for commenting too - I'm glad you like it!

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#6 Old 7th Sep 2020 at 6:02 PM
I just want to say thank you for all the awesome lots you build. I absolutely love your style and if it wasn't for you my poor sims would live in horrible ugly boxes, haha.
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#7 Old 8th Sep 2020 at 12:54 AM
Originally Posted by Niiice-Pants
I just want to say thank you for all the awesome lots you build...

Oh! I'm glad somebody can use them . Enjoy!
...and thank you very much for taking the time to comment - you just made my day

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