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Case Study House #5 Redux (modern base-game no-CC house)

by Mootilda Posted 27th May 2010 at 4:53 PM - Updated 14th Aug 2011 at 6:43 PM by Mootilda : Note about pets.
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I love the simple modern one-story homes in The Case Study House Program, 35 modernist homes by angel f.

Inspired by CSH #5 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.

This house consists of four separate "living islands", each with a specific function, connected by an area which is open to the air but completely covered by a flat roof for practical outdoor living in a warm climate. Although the focus of the house is internal, this is not a private lot; there are plenty of views from every room in the house.

The lot consists of two public and two private enclosed areas. The building which houses the living room has several doors which open onto the loggia, for easy access to the pool, dining, and bedrooms. The building with the kitchen and dining room also has multiple doors which open near the outdoor eating area. The master suite is in a separate building near the front of the lot, protected from prying eyes by a privacy fence. The final building contains the other two bedrooms with a shared bath, along with the powder room. The loggia is currently set up for casual lounging and eating, but it's easy to arrange for an alternate use.

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 loggia cannot be used for an outdoor living space.

Although the spacious footprint requires most of the lot, there is ample landscaping. You'll be sure to get a membership to the garden club, if you can keep up with the extensive foliage. A hot tub is tucked in near the kitchen and an open carport completes the lot.

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:
http://www.artsandarchitecturemag.c...uses/index.html

Note that some pets cannot navigate 2-click stairs, so this may not be the best lot if you have a family pet.

Foundation roof:
I used alternate maxis-supplied walls for the roof. By using foundation walls for the roof, the price of this multi-level roof is reduced substantially.

The roof cannot be deleted or modified using the traditional in-game wall tools. Instead, you need to use <ctrl> with the lattice deck tool to delete each level of the roof. Or, you can use ConvertiWall to change the foundation walls on levels 2 and above to normal walls, which can be modified using the standard in-game wall tools.


Lot Size: 4x2
Lot Price: $143,450

Additional Credits:
angel f, for her versions of the Case Study Houses, which inspired me:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=296355

Numenor, for the AnyGameStarter, which allowed me to make this lot without any EPs:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=250555

Inge Jones, for the Portal Revealer, which allowed me to move the portals on the lot closer to the main walkway which leads to the entry door:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=251392

The LotAdjuster, which allowed me to create the walls one tile from the edge at the back of the lot, as well as allowing me to play around with the size of the lot to try to minimize its size.
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=384656

The GridAdjuster, which allowed me to easily make the 2-click foundation and the multi-level roof:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=327439

ConvertiWall, which allowed me to change the walls on the roof to foundation walls, thus reducing the cost in line with the actual structure, as well as reducing the need for additional wall coverings on all levels:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=327132



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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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Tags: #case study, #contemporary, #modern, #modernist, #loggia, #lanai, #post-war, #base game, #no custom content, #one story, #single story, #flat roof