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Life on Display - Luxury Micro home

by exdemon1120 Posted 4th Aug 2009 at 1:47 AM - Updated 12th Aug 2009 at 6:07 AM by exdemon1120
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts
This house was sort of inspired by a photo I saw in a magazine at the doctors office. The design is a refurbished billboard, turned into a home. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Unfurnishe 27k/Furnished 55k. he home features large picture windows on 2 of the 3 floors, which put the occupants lives on display. Perfect for a sim who wants a home that demands attention.

It's only loosely based on the photo since I didn't have it as a reference and only really remembered it was a billboard with big windows that was converted to a house. (Thought it was cool).

Lot size 16x18
Unfurnished: 26,636
Furnished: 55,053

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: 55k

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

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Sims 3
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Life on Display - Luxury Micro Home.zip

Size: 3.42 MB · Downloads: 662 · 4th Aug 2009
3.42 MB 662 4th Aug 2009
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11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 2:10 AM
Wow! It's great! It reminds me of my dollhouse! Thanks for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 5:18 AM
Super cool. Great use of space and it looks awesome. Love that there's a real billboard in the background of the photo!
Test Subject
#4 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 6:33 AM
haha cool as hell.. ..again.. i love these micro houses..

I would love to see a bunch of micro houses on a larger lot. Enough to fill the max number of sims (I think 8 EA defualt). Like 1 micro house per sim.. that would be cool!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 12:34 AM
This is AWEsome...
Is this the original picture? You did a great job from memory!!!
http://www.core77.com/blog/object_c...oncept_7295.asp
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 12:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by troch22
haha cool as hell.. ..again.. i love these micro houses..

I would love to see a bunch of micro houses on a larger lot. Enough to fill the max number of sims (I think 8 EA defualt). Like 1 micro house per sim.. that would be cool!


I could try to do that.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 12:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by asiashamecca
This is AWEsome...
Is this the original picture? You did a great job from memory!!!
http://www.core77.com/blog/object_c...oncept_7295.asp


That's the house I think form the photo, tho it was in a different enviroment.
Test Subject
#8 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 6:14 AM
this is fantastic. it's got me thinking.... i'd love a whole town of only micro buildings. that would be really something. thanks for this. it's my favorite house in my town.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 8:23 AM
How very odd... I mean, the house you've created for the sims is cool. I'm definitely downloading and putting it in my game. But I'm having trouble seeing why any *real* person would want to live in one of these...

Well, after looking at the link someone kindly posted above, I think I can see the allure. Now instead of living like a hermit on top of a mountain, you can kind of just stick your house on the side of the mountain. Now no one will ever bother you again.

You did a wonderful job with this. I especially like the way you integrated the staircases. Quite lovely! Thank you so much for creating and sharing this. It's just hella neat.
Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 8:57 AM
Very neat.
I'd love to know how you did the stairway deal.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 5:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoserrJosh
Very neat.
I'd love to know how you did the stairway deal.


The stairs took a while. I had to use CFE to lower the end walls to half size. Then I added the floor for that end. Creating the half-height floors.

Once I did that I placed the stairs. You have to do them from the top floor down however. If you do them from the bottom up your top ones will not place.

When I first did them I had the ones leading from 2nd floor to 3rd floor right over the ones for 1st floor to 2nd floor, and my sims could not go up the stairs (which was annoying cause it worked in sims 2). So thus I had to do the staggered stairs and have a set in the center spot. Originally the center was open and you could see straight down to the bottom floor.

I could post a tutorial if anyone wants one. Might take me a couple of days.
Test Subject
#12 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 9:27 AM
More complicated than I thought, Im not that good with CFE.
A tutorial would be awesome, although that was sort of like... a mini one right there.