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Experiment 4.2 ~ A Housing Community: 4 Apartments - No CC - 10 Year Builder's Anniversary

by CatherineTCJD Posted 22nd Apr 2021 at 5:57 PM - Updated 22nd Apr 2021 at 6:22 PM by CatherineTCJD
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Wow!!! I have been building for TS2 for 10 years! . I can hardly believe it!
Time really does fly when you are having fun ~ and learning new things. I wanted to give the community something special to celebrate... This build is a culmination of just about everything I have learned these last 10 years. I hope you enjoy it

Experiment 4.2
a Housing Community - 4 "Apartment" Houses
- down in a gully - under a pyramid dome - each house on a different elevation -

~~~ No CC! ~~~

Each house has:
- a full kitchen - with sink, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, trash chute, and microwave
- a dining area with table/chairs
- a closet or dressers for every bedroom (except in the blue house - which shares a locker by the front door)
- a TV and gaming system
- at least one bookshelf
- desk space for a computer (Blue and Yellow houses include computers)
- Kid's rooms have toyboxes (in Red and Yellow houses)
- a private patio with a grill and dining table

Various extra hobby/fun objects per house:
Blue House - piano, violin, and a hot tub
Red House - piano, chess table, nectar bar, pottery wheel, exercise equipment, boombox, axe-throwing
White House - juice bar, pool table
Yellow House - nursery, easel

Community amenities abound - including: a swimming pool, sports area, playground, windmill farm, solar panels for each house, and more!

Please enjoy touring the rest of this design by scrolling through the above pictures. The official "tour" starts with picture #25, and takes you through each house and around the grounds of our facility. 

Each house is fully furnished, and lightly decorated. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The stoves and grills have smoke alarms. Front doors are burglar alarmed. And telephones are centrally located; the Yellow House has three phones - one on each level.

This is a clean copy of this lot; no sim has ever lived here. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer.

There is parking for four vehicles on the driveway pieces at the front of the property. Remember, in an apartment lot non-garaged cars are community property - any resident can drive any car.

This is a pet-friendly build. No pet items are included - but there is plenty of space to add them. All bathtubs are accessible for dog washing - except for in the Yellow House.

The Yellow House aesthetically really wants it's stairs swapped out for open-underneath ones.
The Red House has an unusable living chair (by the TV in the living room.)
The Red House is fully decorated because *sigh* technically it is 'broken'. The split landing stairs 'break' the upstairs spaces; things up there are usable, but not moveable/changeable. It can be fixed by swapping out the stairs for the spiral version, or (as I plan to do) have an NPC live there.

The pyramid dome naturally filters out the bad UVA/UVB rays from the sun... but, it can seem a bit dark under the pyramid. Feel free to add more lights to brighten it up a bit - I am planning to add CC/invisible lights to my copy.

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.)

--- I recommend getting an 'inaccessible plants' mod for all the plants - I suggest Perfect Plants - Perfect Gardens

There is No Custom Content Included.

Lot Size: 60X60
Rent (furnished): $2,163 - $3,852

Thank you, Mootilda for the awesome Grid Adjuster tool, used to make this lot.

  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 Deastrumquodvicis' Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
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
Gunmod's Radience Lighting System, which is installed with the Scriptorium (which is necessary for installing CC stairs.)
HugeLunatic's Sweet Down Low Tweaked + for the ability to shift things up/down on a wall without darkening the item!
And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror.
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!

NOTE: Sweet Down Low Tweaked + sometimes causes pictures, curtains, shelves, and ceiling lights to 'jump' out of place when you first install a lot. You can click the item to put it back in place. The 'jumping' is a side-effect of the mod. It won't affect your game at all (other than the inconvenience of things being initially out of place *sigh*)

Archive: Experiment
File: lotSegmentForUpload.sims Lot Apartment Base

Title: Experiment 4.2

Lot Details
Base price: 18500
Sellable price: 283464
Keepable price: 50514
Architecture price: 308323
Total price: 599136
Size: 5w x 6h

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Archive: Experiment
File: lotSegmentForUpload.sims Lot Apartment Base

Title: Experiment 4.2

Lot Details
Base price: 18500
Sellable price: 283464
Keepable price: 50514
Architecture price: 308323
Total price: 599136
Size: 5w x 6h
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs

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Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished

Tags: #10 year anniversary, #pyramid, #dome, #apartments, #housing community, #CFE, #grid adjusted, #pet friendly, #no CC, #CC Free, #pyramid community, #commune 42, #experiment, #CatherineTJD