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MGTV Presents - "Viper Canyon Dream House Collection" (Base Game-NO CC)

by StephSim Posted 21st Jun 2010 at 1:42 AM - Updated 23rd Aug 2017 at 5:18 AM by StephSim : Updating Images and Animated Images
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...Tired of wasting valuable game time updating and redecorating your Sims "First Home"?

...Tired of sifting through hundreds of lots trying to find a house that has a bit of the charm of your previous home?

...Tired of looking for the perfect Sims architect to renovate your current Sims home?

...Would you like a house that grows with your Sims?


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Mansions and Gardens Television and Dream House Association are proud to present the Viper Canyon Dream House Collection!

According to producer Blossom Newsworthy a project of this magnitude was long overdue!

..."This is the new wave of lot downloading for sure! This is the first time in Sims history where your Sim house can literally grow with you. Be sure to tune in to Mansions and Gardens Television or pick up the latest MGTV Magazine for more information! You don't want to miss this!"...

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Mansion and Garden Television
MAGAZINE
June 2010 Edition

Lead Article
"Viper Canyon Dream House"
by Rich Maximillion

This collection is the first in an ongoing series of Base Game Only, No Custom Content homes by StephSim's Designers Inc.. Basically, you can download 4 homes for the price of one. What? Glad you asked.

The Viper Canyon "Dream House" has 4 versions. There is a STARTER version house, a RENOVATED version of the house, a FAMILY version of the house and a LUXURY version of the house. Basically, this is a 3 x 2 lot with the same house that has been redecorated and updated to fit a Simmer as they go through life. The Starter home is for a single Sim, an expectant single Sim, 2 single Sims, a couple just starting out without kids or a couple with a baby on the way. The Renovated home is a better decorated version of the original house. The baby room is fully decorated, but can be easily changed out to fit your Sims needs. The Family home is for a couple with 2 children. A second level has been added to the house, an outdoor pool and too many other upgrades to list! The Luxury home has been renovated from the Family version into a 2 bedroom luxury home with all the possible amenities a Sim could dream of having.So if you are looking for a desert oasis that grows with your Sims (as they move from First Time Home Buyers to transforming their home into the perfect Retirement space), look no further!

The houses were built on the same land (3 x 2 lot) so upgrading will be easy. Each lot is furnished to meet the needs of the families as they make more money. Each lot is a step above the next with things like toilets, counters and beds being updated to the more expensive versions.

We didn't want to spoil your experience in this article by sharing images of the houses. So...we suggest you attend the upcoming OPEN HOUSE!


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VIPER CANYON NOTICE
(as posted on the Simsville Community Board and a tree near you)

Viper Canyon is a desert community in the heart of Simsville!


See you at OPEN HOUSE!


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OPEN HOUSE for the VIPER CANYON DREAM HOUSE COLLECTION

Viper Canyon - STARTER Dream House
Lot Size: 3 x 2
Lot Cost: 19,800

Lot Description:
This house is furnished to meet the basic needs of your Sims as they work hard to start life on their own. It is minimally decorated with the bare necessities. The house is 1 story (with a high ceiling above the Living Room). There are 2 bedrooms (1 decorated), a full bathroom with a shower/tub, 1 toilet and 1 sink. There is a small dining room and a separate kitchen.

This house is "move-in" ready and your Simmies are free from yard work!

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Viper Canyon - RENOVATED Dream House
Lot Size: 3 x 2
Lot Cost: 50,000

Lot Description:
This one-story house is an improved decorated version of the Starter Viper Canyon house. Additional furnishings have been added to each room and some items (like counters, televisions and bathroom sets) have been updated. The exterior has been redone with white siding and landscaped. A small patio has been added outside as well. There are 2 small bedrooms (1 a decorated baby room), a spacious living room, a cozy dining room and a separate kitchen.

This house is "move-in" ready and your Simmies have minimal yard work!

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Viper Canyon - FAMILY Dream House
Lot Size: 3 x 2
Lot Cost: 100,000

Lot Description:
This house is a major step up from the original Starter house. It has 2 stories, outside landscaping, a children's playground area, a covered patio, an upper balcony, a fenced in barbecue area and a swimming pool. The exterior siding has been updated to a mellow mustard color (a favorite in Simsville). Downstairs Interior: an entryway with a wardrobe closet, a full kitchen, a dining room, a cozy living room and a full bath with a shower. Upstairs Interior: 3 Bedrooms (Master Bedroom with bath and 2 children's bedrooms with a hall bath).

This house is "move-in" ready and your Simmies if you don't have a green thumb, we suggest hiring a gardener!

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Viper Canyon - LUXURY Dream House
Lot Size: 3 x 2
Lot Cost: 235,000

Lot Description:
This house is the ultimate renovation for the original Starter house. It has 2 stories, outside landscaping, a carport (for use with Nightlife EP...just add a driveway and extension or even transform the space into a single car garage), a covered patio and barbecue area, an upper balcony, a fenced-in swimming pool with gym equipment, a garden Jacuzzi and an outdoor bar. The exterior siding has been updated to an ornate tan brick with the upper level being a rustic brown color. Downstairs Interior: an entryway with a wardrobe closet, a full kitchen, a dining room, an exquisitely decorated living room and a lavish full bathroom with a state of the art shower. Upstairs Interior: 2 Bedroom Suites each with a separate bathroom and a private balcony. The Master Bedroom also includes a private office. There is a joint balcony in the rear of the upper level for stargazing.

This house is "move-in" ready and we strongly suggest hiring a gardener to take care of the landscape!

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THIS JUST IN. LOOKS LIKE OUR BELOVED "BLOSSOM" HAS BEEN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HER POSITION and has been caught having sleepovers at the houses she is supposed to be selling!"



Shocked Viewer:
"Oh My GOD! Can you believe the nerve of some people. How dare she slip into a bed that doesn't belong to her. What is this world coming to?"

Sympathizing Viewer:
"Whatever floats your boat honey! If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad, Eh? That canopy styled bed is a bit tempting. I say do what works for you. But next time, be sure to turn the camera off doll!"

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Inspiration for the Dream House Collection
I have been drowning in "medieval madness" with my Gwrych Project. I wanted to build a few medieval lots for EVERYONE using fewer EPs. While testing the BASE GAME ONLY Any Game Starter setup, I decided to build a lot using Base Game only just to see what it was like to build in memory lane. Initially, I found myself baffled at the lot building limits and flaws with Base Game. Then, I warmed up to using Base Game only and decided to build a small set of lots that grew with your Simmies. Basically, I wanted to free Simmers from having to find a house to fit the Sim families they already have that are move in ready. I also wanted to give Simmers something to look forward to as their Simmies earned more money and moved up in the world. Basically, your Simmies can purchase the Starter house right away and begin saving. Once they have 50,000 Simoleons saved up, you can basically place the Renovated lot in the neighborhood (or in the same spot even) and move your Simmies in without having to decorate. Then your Simmies can aspire for the FAMILY HOME and finally the LUXURY HOME. I hope "someone" out there finds this concept practical.

I also created these lots to meet the needs of a current Sim family you may already have. So, basically, download the lot that fits your Sim needs. Basically, give your Simmies the house of their dreams!

There will be a Dream House Collection set of homes for each Sims 2 neighborhood available in Base Game (Any Game Starter). Please keep in mind that this collection is something I do to break the monotony of larger projects.

The next set from this collection will be "VERONAVILLE" Dream Home Collection!

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SUGGESTED ADDITIONS:
There is a small 2 tile space in the kitchen of the FAMILY lot and a room at the top of the Stairs in the LUXURY lot meant for a washer and dryer. Here are a couple of suggested downloads to fit into those spaces to bring your Sim laundry space to life!




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NOTE
These lots were created using the latest version of Any Game Starter by Numenor found HERE.


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Don't Forget...

* to click on the attached images below for the Floor Plans and a few still images of the lots.

* to post a comment after you see the lots in-game as well!

* to ENJOY THE LOT(S)!

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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03-DHA-ViperCanyon-Family.zip

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02-DHA-ViperCanyon-Renovated.zip

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01-DHA-ViperCanyon-Starter.zip

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00-DHA-ALL-ViperCanyon.zip

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Test Subject
#2 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 1:56 AM
That's a really neat idea; I love the way you expanded the houses.

The Sims 2 - live the lives of others while neglecting your own.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 3:00 AM
Thank you! I also really enjoyed your presentation, including the scoop on Miss. B. N.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 3:21 AM
What a cool concept! I play strictly medieval now, but if I was still playing modern lots I would be all over this.

Brilliant idea and wonderful decorating, I especially like the faux-canopy bed.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 9:14 AM
Wow, great idea!! I love all the houses. The exclusive image rocks too :D
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 1:09 PM
Brilliant!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 1:42 PM
Awesome idea! :-) I only downloaded the starter home as I only like to play single storey houses, but the others look cool too! :-D
Alchemist
#8 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 2:11 PM
I had fun just reading your ad and looking at your brochure. Thank you for the perfect solution for a growing sim family!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 3:22 PM
Nifty idea, thanks!

Remember, being paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 3:26 PM
Thanks everyone!

sugarandcaffeine
Thanks. It was all in good fun and to do something a little different for a bit. Expanding the lots reminded me of doing a "beauty makeover". It was interesting because I had to literally think about how the needs of a family changed through time. Many things get better with age when you take care of them I guess.

Garambola
You're welcomed. The presentation was a bit fun! As I was testing the lots with Blossom Newsworthy, I giggled at the thought of a news icon rambling through dream houses when no one was looking! B.N. has the ultimate job! She is ALWAYS on vacation!

morgaine
Thanks. Yeah, my main neighborhood is medieval but I created a separate Windows user log-in just for building.

The faux canopy bed! That was a wonderful little addition. I had to rearrange my original room design to make it work properly. In the end, that room is one of my favorite of all the bedrooms in the collection. Blossom definitely agrees as you can see.

ChicaGuapa
Thanks Chica. I like something about each lot as well. In the Starter, I love that you can actually afford the house and move into it. I also like the idea that it is a blank canvas. In the Renovated House, I love the feeling of the small space and the simplicity of the decorations. In the Family House, I love the kitchen. There is just something about it that makes me want to live in it all the time! The Luxury house is like a vacation dream house to me. It has everything that adults without worries need. I hope they can afford it!

The exclusive is innocent fun!

SisoftheMoon
Thank you very much.

lauratje86
Yeah. I go through phases myself. For me, I found that it is not about whether it is 1 or 2 story, but more about size and functionality of layout for Simming. For me the Family and Luxury layout are as big as I like to go. By building on a 3 x 2 lot...it limits how far your Simmies have to travel to do things. But I know that even a 3 x 2 lot can be time consuming for some. On larger lots, I tend to make each floor functional for all needs (eat, sleep, activities). However, with the Viper Canyon set I made upstairs for sleeping and downstairs for activities!

BTW - You may want to grab the Renovated Lot as well. It is also single story...just an upgrade from the Starter.

triciamanly
You are welcome! Enjoy the downloads.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Wiki Wizard
#11 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 5:32 PM
Even without CC and with base game only you are still an incredible creator, i think you should do more no CC and EP lots, they're wonderful and they can be used by so many!


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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 22nd Jun 2010 at 4:44 AM
Just got them all. You're very creative! Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 22nd Jun 2010 at 5:53 AM Last edited by StephSim : 17th Sep 2011 at 4:38 AM.
DD - Thanks! More NO CC and EP lots? I will defintiely build more. For now they will be built between me finishing up the Gwrych Project.

The next set will be called "Vernonaville Dream House Collection". It will be built when the mood for "modern" pulls me away from Medieval.

We shall see how Veronaville will inspire me!

Staci - You are most welcomed! Have FUN with the lots!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 22nd Jun 2010 at 11:09 AM
This is brilliant! I might actually start a legacy, because I won't have to muddle through trying to build a house. Although the actual nightmare in my game is the expanding and trying to make the new parts fit with the old base. Not to mention the mess I make with the roof. ay yi yi.
I did look at the starter and the renovation in game and I hope to throw a Sim or two in there soon (they are still in college). It looks extremely playable and has everything a body needs.
Thank you! I look forward to more of these.

This space for rent.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 2:19 AM Last edited by StephSim : 17th Sep 2011 at 4:40 AM.
Thanks jylla.

Funny thing is that I don't always build in the same pattern. For this project, I actually started with the Family House and then upgraded it to Luxury and then stripped it down completely to get the Starter and upgraded that to the Renovated house. For the Veronaville Dream Houses, I shall build from smallest to largest to see how it goes.

~*~Happy Simming!~*~

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 4:08 PM
This is a great idea - I love it! Now my sim's house can grow with her family (and I don't have to worry about redecorating/adding new rooms!) I also like the fact that you didn't use any CC or SPs/EPs. I already have too much cc as it is, and I don't have all the EPs/SPs installed, so I'm always happy to find base-game only houses!

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 24th Jun 2010 at 12:44 AM
Glad it works for you Tatiana! Enjoy the downloads.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#18 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 8:58 PM
Thanks You!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 10th Apr 2016 at 10:50 PM
You are welcomed. Enjoy!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~