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Church Street Special

by Copper_Penny Posted 17th Jun 2019 at 4:29 PM - Updated 5th Oct 2019 at 7:31 PM by Copper_Penny
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Extra extra, I'm back after a stupid long hiatus.

This past fall, my partner and I moved to a new city, started new jobs, and got engaged. It's been a whirlwind, y'all.

With that being said, I'm incredibly excited to present my first upload for TS4, Church Street Special. And you guys, it's based on my ACTUAL NEW HOUSE



Why now, you ask? Well, I've been interested in real-life design and architecture for years. Replicating structures from meatspace inside SimsLand has always been super fun and offers unique challenges. And let me tell you, trying to build this house in TS3 was shockingly difficult. Like, exhausting. I would start building, get frustrated, or disappointed by the limits to architecture in TS3, and quit.

So a few weeks ago I decided to give TS4 another try. For the first time in years. Long story short, I'm so much happier with the options and control you have in build mode. And although I do miss Create A Style from TS3 (not to mention all the beautiful, helpful, and practical CC you folks have created for TS3 over the years), I am very pleased with the end result.




TL;DNR:

It's a house! Here's some details.
  • Lot traits: natural light; homey; and close to good schools.
  • Fully furnished with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, plus attic/hobby space
  • Lots of outdoor space, for a smaller lot size
  • Ground floor apartment is vacant
  • Absolutely no CC

About the ground floor...

I left the ground floor vacant to keep the house as true to real life as possible. My meatspace/real life house is a renovated Victorian in an older, downtown neighbourhood, where lots of houses like this have been converted into smaller apartments. This is as true to the layout of the real house as I can get.


I've lived here for quite a few months now, but every day I wake up feeling literally in love with our home, and so thankful to live in this neighbourhood.

I hope your Simmies love their home as much as I do!

Lot Size: 30x20
Lot Price (furnished): 111,203
Lot Price (unfurnished): 54,630

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

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Built with Game Version: 1.51.77.10
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 17th Jun 2019 at 6:38 PM
What a beautiful house, I'm impressed.

I, too, enjoy replicating real-life architecture in The Sims. I'm very new to Sims 4, and have only built one small house so far, but made many houses in Sims 3. So I'm curious as to what kinds of obstacles you encountered in Sims 3 for this house, that were not a problem in Sims 4.
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#3 Old 17th Jun 2019 at 6:49 PM
absolutely my type! so realistic, i like everything about this house, i wanna live in there too.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 18th Jun 2019 at 2:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Suncat
What a beautiful house, I'm impressed.

I, too, enjoy replicating real-life architecture in The Sims. I'm very new to Sims 4, and have only built one small house so far, but made many houses in Sims 3. So I'm curious as to what kinds of obstacles you encountered in Sims 3 for this house, that were not a problem in Sims 4.


I don't want to knock TS3 and make it sound like it was 'impossible' to build this in that game. Obviously the layout and furnishings/decor would be achievable in TS3. It's more that TS4 has additional features in build mode that better replicate the architectural details of this house (ie: spandrels, corbels, higher ceilings, greater control of window placement; even the way counters and upper cabinets can be altered). When I worked on this house using TS3 only, I had a hard time replicating those details without the use of CC; even with the CC it wasn't quite right, and the objects were hard to place. It's also worth mentioning that I played in this house in TS4, and found it to be totally routable and playable.
Scholar
THANKS POST
#5 Old 18th Jun 2019 at 1:07 PM
I love this duplex. Also as any idea that differs from "just my two-story house, three-story, house with basement" and so on.
As for me. I'd have such thing from TS3 here as ability to add entrance door to custom placed apartments. This thing was in TS2, TS3 and suddenly at TS4 was missed. But making 1st floor apartment being spawned by game created PC would be really suitable here.
Oh, and patio as well as mansard here is just delicious!
So many thanks for this and best wishes to see more from you. Vic ^_^
MTS2 Hot Pepper
THANKS POST
#6 Old 11th Sep 2019 at 2:33 PM
Today a lot of people's gonna DL a lot of houses like this one to install in the fugly glimmerbrook region.
I am one of them. LOL
High demand for this type of estate I guess now.