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Chelsham Road: Semi-Detached Duplex with 2 Small Apartments. No CC.

by CatherineTCJD Posted 3rd Sep 2021 at 4:11 PM
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Chelsham Road
Semi-Detached Duplex
based on a RL freehold property in England
2 Apartments
3 bedroom - 2 bathroom |and| 2 bedroom - 1 bathroom
- tiny living - off-street parking - garden - pet friendly - lot-adjusted -

~~~ No CC! ~~~

I found the original house on-line through RightMove, UK.
"The house has been done up to a high standard from previous owners and has been thoroughly looked after which means it is ready to move into but also allows potential for you to apply your own stamp. As you walk into the house you have a porch like area that allows you to take off your coat and shoes leaving the day behind you. Downstairs has a really nice and modern open plan feeling with a spacious reception room that leads on to the fully equipped kitchen. If you are a keen chef then there's plenty of space for your recipe books and integrated appliances allowing you to cook up a storm! There is space for a dining area where your guests can wait in the reception room. Downstairs also has a stylish family bathroom. On the first floor this house has two good sized double bedrooms and both have decent storage space. Further benefits include the loft conversion on the second floor which is a large master bedroom with a stylish en-suite. The rear garden is perfect for firing up the barbeque and dining al fresco in the summer months."





The "Right" apartment (shown above) is the original, real life lot, from the real estate listing. It is recreated as faithfully as I could get it - based on the listing's pictures, and keeping it CC Free. The "Left" apartment (shown below) is decorated in more of a quaint, comfortable style. Both apartments have as many skill-building items as I could find room for - including: dressers, desks, toyboxes, bookshelves, chess, TV with game system, stereo, easel, and dartboard. The Right side also has a potter's wheel, while the Left side has a swing set.





Please enjoy touring the rest of this build by scrolling through the above pictures.

This duplex is part of a mini-series I am doing of British Houses. I hope you will enjoy them all . Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Both apartments are simply furnished and decorated. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The stoves, grills, and fireplaces have smoke alarms. Front doors are burglar alarmed. Telephones are downstairs, in the main living area.

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.

Each apartment has parking for one vehicle on the front driveway pieces: remember you must place the cars before moving any sims onto the lot. The driveway cars will be community property - usable by any and all residents.

This is a pet-friendly build. No pet items are included - but there is space to add them.

Though there is no CC included, I would suggest you may want to get:
- Sophie-David's Invisible Driveway.
- Use Inaccessible Beds from Simlogical for the Right Apartment's Master Suite bed (which is against the wall.)
- The pictures show my default version of HL's Backless Shower. If you don't already have this shower, the game will substitute the regular walled shower for you.
- AND, I use the Lifestyle Build Bundle wallpapers/floors ALL the time. (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.)


There is No Custom Content Included.

Lot Size: Lot-Adjusted 30X10
Lot Price: $114,172
Rent = $1,953 - $3,193



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

Standard mods I use that are not necessary, nor included
You don't need to get them, but they 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*)

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ChelshamRoadDuplex_CGT.zip | Built with the UC.

Size: 1.13 MB · Downloads: 278 · 3rd Sep 2021
1.13 MB 278 3rd Sep 2021
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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THANKS POST
#2 Old 3rd Sep 2021 at 5:31 PM
Wow, these homes really maximize the use of the available space - it's fascinating. Even the little vestibules have seating, so people have a place to put on their shoes on the way out . Interesting to see that not all duplexes remain mirror images. The third floor on the one half, the extended kitchen and add-on bathroom, they're unexpected and give so much personality.

As always, I absolutely love your homes and the way you recreate them from the original blueprints that inspire them.

And Seaphus is adorable! :D
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 3rd Sep 2021 at 7:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kluluplay
...And Seaphus is adorable! :D

Thank you Your comments always make me .
I had a minor heart-attack while testing this lot - as the game decided Seaphus was about to become an old man-doggie!
While he and Jo haven't reached the end of their "Lot Testing" contract with me; I am in no way ready for him to slow down...
Thankfully I had 'testing cheats' enabled - now he's at the start of his adult life again. Whew!
He is the sweetest doggie

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#4 Old 3rd Sep 2021 at 9:31 PM
The right side house (without the loft conversion) is very much like the first house I lived in when I got married they are known as 2 up, 2 down houses. The bathroom was 'tagged' on the back and absolutely freezing in the winter because it only had a single brick skin ,plus we didn't have any central heating, just a gas fire in the living room and a gas heater in our bedroom. The bathroom had a one bar electric heater on the wall, it took an hour to be warm enough for me to even contemplate having a bath in there! (no shower). My first daughter was born whilst we lived there - she never had a bath in the bath because it was too cold. I bathed her in her baby bath in front of the gas fire in the living room. Our garden was 100ft long but only 15ft wide :D
Thanks for the reminisce
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 3rd Sep 2021 at 10:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Karen Lorraine
...Thanks for the reminisce

Oh! I'm so glad it is recognizable . I think it is very cute - small, but cute. And narrow! Wow - that is a narrow property!
The original house does have a central chimney... but, I didn't have 2T to spare for it. It sounds like it really should have one though. Brrrr!
I like the cold, but that sounds too cold even for me
Thank you for commenting

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#6 Old 4th Sep 2021 at 4:01 AM
Thank you! Does Seaphus come with the lot?
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 4th Sep 2021 at 5:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tamas
Thank you! Does Seaphus come with the lot?

Ha! No... Jo could never part with him
I'm glad you like it

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#8 Old 4th Sep 2021 at 8:30 AM
I see this is perfect found for my trio lake. I guess it also great when stitched together in one lane with some edits to the walls.
Actually I don't know where to put this. I will demolish some lots for it.
Regards Vic ^_^
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#9 Old 4th Sep 2021 at 10:39 AM
I love how you're using real-life homes as inspiration! I live in Torquay and there's some gorgeous "millionaires' row" houses that I want to build on here eventually.
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 4th Sep 2021 at 2:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiru
...I live in Torquay and there's some gorgeous "millionaires' row" houses...

Sounds beautiful! That would be known as the English Riviera, right? I can't wait to see some of them

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#11 Old 5th Sep 2021 at 1:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
Oh! I'm so glad it is recognizable . I think it is very cute - small, but cute. And narrow! Wow - that is a narrow property!
The original house does have a central chimney... but, I didn't have 2T to spare for it. It sounds like it really should have one though. Brrrr!
I like the cold, but that sounds too cold even for me
Thank you for commenting
Properties in the UK are smaller than US ones I think. And yes we had a fireplace with chimney breast in the living room and kitchen. I built a row of houses, similar to these as well https://www.modthesims.info/d/47225...apartments.html

Want a specific style of house or community building? Why not take a look at my profile and see what I build and then come ask me to make it!
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#12 Old 11th Sep 2021 at 10:09 PM
I noticed when downloaded this house that issue with Lunatech Light Fixtures. I know they are usually lower when with no mods however here it is all a bit upper then usual and remain the same height at all levels. New placed lights are at usual height tho. I use Menacemen's lighting fix for it. I see you too. So what was caused this? Any ideas?

Also when I first entered this lot I woundered to see this lady. What is she doing on this lot LoL? Though this issue is solved. The solvation is the same like with doors you said before: to re-enter on this lot.
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#13 Old 11th Sep 2021 at 10:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Victor_tor
I noticed when downloaded this house that issue with Lunatech Light Fixtures. I know they are usually lower when with no mods however here it is all a bit upper then usual and remain the same height at all levels. New placed lights are at usual height tho. I use Menacemen's lighting fix for it. I see you too. So what was caused this? Any ideas?
Also when I first entered this lot I woundered to see this lady. What is she doing on this lot LoL? Though this issue is solved. The solvation is the same like with doors you said before: to re-enter on this lot.

Do you have some sort of bar "fix" mod - something that forces bartenders to show up for the bars? I've never had that happen before!
As for the lights - they jump up like that because of the Sweet-Down-Low fix. Just click on them... like you did
I have a disclaimer posted at the very bottom about it:
Quote:
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*)

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 1:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
Do you have some sort of bar "fix" mod - something that forces bartenders to show up for the bars? I've never had that happen before!
As for the lights - they jump up like that because of the Sweet-Down-Low fix. Just click on them... like you did
I have a disclaimer posted at the very bottom about it:

Yes I have. Because base game bars not spawning bartenders I have one fix that makes barterders to spawn on it. But that mod related just for base game bars. Your bar is not base game... I guess. Or maybe I am wrong and it is base game.
As for lights, they were not back when I fetch it and push Esc. Like that was with curtains and paintings. That's why I came here with question.

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