Gardener House ~ 4B/3.5B/Gar on a 2-Step Foundation, built over a Pond with Hot Spring

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Uploaded: 29th Apr 2021 at 4:39 PM
Gardener House
...inspired by a Japanese garden I once visited
2-Click Foundation
4 bedrooms (2 are Master Suites) - 3.5 bathrooms - attached garage
- gardens - pond - sunken living room - tea house - onsen - pet ready -

~~~ Only 1 CC: HL's SimplePassageStairs (so large dogs can access the 2-click foundation) ~~~


The inspiration behind this lot is a Japanese house I once visited that was a magnificent garden - inside and out! The house was a garden. Amazing! Then SimCrafters Discord started a Theme Channel. The first theme is 'Spring' - and when I think of Spring, I think of gardens... and that's where this lot came from




Please enjoy touring the rest of this design by scrolling through the above pictures. I hope you have a gardening family who will enjoy living here.

This house is fully furnished, and lightly decorated. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The stove and grill have smoke alarms. The front door is burglar alarmed. There are telephones on each level.

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 two vehicles; one in the garage, and one on the driveway.

This is a pet-friendly build. No pet items are included - but there is plenty of space to add them, both tubs are accessible for dog washing. See the floor plan/foundation level picture for the hidden locations of the invisible stairs that allow large dogs inside the house.

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 the Invisible Driveway by Sophie-David @ MTS2 - so the pavered driveway looks right.

--- I would also recommend getting an 'inaccessible plants' mod for all the plants - I suggest Perfect Plants - Perfect Gardens by TwoJeffs @ Simbology (now hosted at SFS)

Pictured, but Not Included
- The Asian Fusion Potted Bamboo plant. It is from the EAxis Store; items now hosted at GardenOfShadows.

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!

Lot Size: 5X3
Lot Price (furnished): $147,168

Thank you, Mootilda for the awesome Grid Adjuster and Lot Adjuster tools - both were 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*)