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Case Study House #4 Redux (modern base-game no-CC house)

by Mootilda Posted 16th May 2010 at 3:41 PM - Updated 22nd May 2010 at 11:36 PM by Mootilda : Add search keywords
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

I love the simple modern one-story homes in The Case Study House Program, 35 modernist homes by angel f.

Inspired by CSH #4 and an original document by the architect describing the house, I created this modern house with a similar layout. It has the advantages of requiring no EPs or custom content.

The focus of this sunny house is the inner courtyard, which splits the house into two distinct sections: the public area to the left and a somewhat more private area to the right. Every room in the house looks out onto the colorful flower-filled courtyard, so that you can see what's happening throughout the house.

The public area of the house is open-concept, with the living room, dining room, and open kitchen with island. This area also has a chess table, reading area, and a powder room for your guests. The private area consists of the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, plus two smaller bedrooms with a shared bath.

This home is open and airy, making it easy to keep in touch with every family member. The house footprint occupies almost the entire lot, since the focus is internal, rather than external. However, there is a small side yard which holds the swimming pool and outdoor seating, behind the covered carport.

Designed for a warmer climate, where outside living is available for most of the year, this house is still a comfortable house in cooler climates, when the courtyard cannot be used.

This is a home for a close family, who like to be able to see each other and interact together.

I'm afraid that I can't supply a copy of the original floorplan, because the document that I have is protected. If I remember correctly, I downloaded the PDF from:

This lot has a raised ceiling, which means that it may not be weather-proof if you have Seasons. However, it's very simple to close this building against the weather; just add some flooring above the main level. The courtyard is fully enclosed, but open to the weather.

Plant Maintenance:
Because of the shear number of plants, as well as the fact that they are grouped closely together, I would recommend that you download a mod to remove the requirement to maintain your plants. Otherwise, you might want to consider thinning the garden a bit for easier access. Here is a link to the "Perfect Plants" mod that I use:,13.0.html

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: $163,228

Additional Credits:
angel f, for her versions of the Case Study Houses, which inspired me:

Numenor, for the AnyGameStarter, which allowed me to make this lot without any EPs:

The LotAdjuster, which allowed me to create the walls one tile from the edge around the outside of the lot.

The GridAdjuster, which allowed me to make the curved roof:

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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#2 Old 16th May 2010 at 6:10 PM
Beautiful! The architectural design is indeed innovative and lovely, and you've simified it wonderfully. The curving roof is sweet, but the courtyard is my favorite aspect of the design.

I don't mind tons of plants. That's what influence points are for! Army of gardeners!

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#3 Old 16th May 2010 at 6:36 PM
Amazing design.

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#4 Old 16th May 2010 at 9:57 PM
"Mootilda" I have to say you have sold me on all your "Modern homes, I have never really been a fan of the modern look; But everyone you ever made I have like, and this one is right at the top of that list as well. Just "GREAT" thanks for your creative eyes and for sharing with us all.

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#5 Old 16th May 2010 at 10:40 PM
This is amazing, i love it. Thanks for sharing
#6 Old 17th May 2010 at 12:10 AM
My husband loves your house!
#7 Old 17th May 2010 at 12:35 AM
Looks great--love the courtyard!
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#8 Old 17th May 2010 at 7:33 AM
Aww I love your houses and it's such a great pleasure every time I discover a new one ! This one is so beautiful ! Thanks a ton for sharing
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#9 Old 17th May 2010 at 1:30 PM
Gorgeous! The courtyard is beautiful.
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#10 Old 17th May 2010 at 1:26 PM
Wow! The whole thing is just gorgeous!
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#11 Old 17th May 2010 at 4:47 PM
I'm having troubling unzipping it, I keep getting a message saying the file is corrupted. I redownloaded but still have the same problem.
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#12 Old 17th May 2010 at 6:08 PM
Originally Posted by Nessa Narmolanya
I'm having troubling unzipping it, I keep getting a message saying the file is corrupted. I redownloaded but still have the same problem.
I have no idea what your problem is. I just downloaded and unzipped without any problem.

You should make sure that you've got the entire file by comparing the file size of the downloaded file against the file size displayed here (1.22 MB). I suspect that you're just having problems getting the entire file.
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#13 Old 17th May 2010 at 8:04 PM
Thanks, just a problem at my end then. Kept having the same problem but just tried opening another way, got it now

Awesome house btw.
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#14 Old 17th May 2010 at 10:31 PM
That is certainely one well lighten house
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#15 Old 17th May 2010 at 11:12 PM
Originally Posted by NAMETYR
That is certainely one well lighten house
You should see the actual house design... there are no walls to separate the bedrooms from the rest of the house. I just couldn't do that to my sims!
Test Subject
#16 Old 17th May 2010 at 11:42 PM
I love the waving roof! Must have been a lot of work! Respect... and thanks!
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#17 Old 18th May 2010 at 1:40 AM
Default How to Make the Curved Roof
Originally Posted by Csudi
I love the waving roof! Must have been a lot of work! Respect... and thanks!
Easy as pie, using the TS2GridAdjuster. I've attached a screenshot of the parameters that I used. Note that I may have adjusted the size of the lot after this, so the locations may not be quite correct.
Test Subject
#18 Old 22nd May 2010 at 3:52 PM
i have been wanting someone to build a sim house with a court yard in the middle of the home for so long. Thanks, wow. I thought I would have to request this look.
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#19 Old 22nd May 2010 at 5:29 PM
Sunny courtyards are difficult. The game really doesn't want us to make them.

I finally had to move the entry way for CSH4 from the courtyard to the living room, since there was no way to make a functional house with the entry in the courtyard. The newspaper delivery person would stand around for a while, then leave without delivering the newspaper.

My next lot, if it's accepted, has a sunny fully-enclosed courtyard. Plus, we're doing research now on making a ground-level sunny fully-enclosed courtyard, which is really the ideal.
Test Subject
#20 Old 19th Jun 2010 at 7:36 AM
Do I have to install the LotAdjuster and GridAdjuster for this house to work? I'm afraid if I don't my game might crash =X
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#21 Old 19th Jun 2010 at 5:30 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 19th Jun 2010 at 7:58 PM.
No, you don't need anything else. The house works perfectly well as it is. I just used those tools to make it.
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#22 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 8:30 PM
Thanks You!