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Glengarry Apartments

by Sortyero29 Posted 25th Aug 2020 at 3:09 AM - Updated 27th Aug 2020 at 7:07 PM by Sortyero29 : Typo
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Soooo, I finally got back into building my hometown....and anyone who is from there will probably recognize some of my builds as they are based on real world buildings. I've been slowly rebuilding Twinbrook into "Fraser Valley", and while Late Night provided apartments, my hometown doesn't have buildings of that sort so I need to build from scratch to get what would fit the theme of the city. This building is "inspired" by a real world apartment complex that would be impossible to build in the Sims, but it came out pretty good in game. Not to mention, hubby enjoys playing the game and wanted apartments for his firefighters to play with!

The pics show the apartments with and without trees in front....the finished lots has trees but the pic with no trees is there so you can see what the building looks without the trees blocking the view.

The building has 3 floors, each containing 4 apartments: (1)1 bedroom, (2)2 bedroom and (1)3 bedroom. In total there are (3)1 bedroom, (6)2 bedroom, and (3) 3 bedroom apartments. The 3 bedroom apartments have 1.5 baths and a dishwasher, while the 1 and 2 bed versions have 1 bath and no dishwasher.

All the kitchens and bathrooms are fully furnished. I also furnished the 1 bedroom unit on the second floor and a 2 bedroom unit on the third floor in separate downloads for a bit of choice. The building has elevators and laundry facilities on every floor, with garbage chutes on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The main floor has access to the trash can. The rest of the units have been left in the same state you would find in real life. I did play-test to ensure the elevators and trash chutes were usable and my sim used them just fine.

If anyone would like an upload with the 3 bedroom apartment left open instead of the 1 or 2 bedroom just ask and I'll be happy to switch the markers. I also uploaded a version that has no markers at all and all 12 apartments are open for use (for those that might like to play with large families or whatever!)

Update: As requested, I have uploaded the 3 bedroom version, but it is "partly" furnished, the same as an apartment you'd find in reality. The kitchen and bathroom are furnished. It is the unit located on the second floor.

For the versions with markers, I designated the hidden apartments as npc units so you will see random sims coming and going, just like real life.

I also challenged myself with this build, I tried realllllllly hard to use as few EP/SP as possible but ended up with 4. I needed Ambitions for the laundry rooms, Late Night for the apartment needs, Seasons for the bathtubs, and University for the windows and a couple of side tables. Otherwise I managed to stay within the base game. Only one store item was used and it's a freebie, and if you don't have it nothing will be lost as it provided the tree stencil on the front of the building. Overall, I think I did pretty good!!

So, here's the rundown:

The "non marker" version:

Unfurnished: $108 325 Furnished: $249 000

The "1 bedroom" apartment version:

Unfurnished: $2406 Furnished: $19 162

The "2 bedroom" apartment version:

Unfurnished: $3440 Furnished: $19 872

I didn't get fancy with the furnishings, they are only "show" units to see how they could look! LOL

The sole store item is the Seasons Wall Decal Pack. As I said, no loss if you don't have it.

Seasons Wall Decal Pack

There is no custom content in this build, just in case you were wondering :D

I had scads of fun building this, and I've already got ideas for another apartment.......I hope you enjoy it!

PS-The prices entered below reflect the 2 bedroom apartment. I chose the middle ground

If placing in Twinbrook, I built this on the pool lot across from the School.

Lot Size: 30x40
Lot Price (furnished): 19872
Lot Price (unfurnished): 3440

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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.

Sims 3 Ambitions Late Night Seasons University Life
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Glengarry Apartments 3 Bedroom

Size: 3.09 MB · Downloads: 511 · 27th Aug 2020
3.09 MB 511 27th Aug 2020
Glengarry Apartments No

Size: 3.62 MB · Downloads: 274 · 25th Aug 2020
3.62 MB 274 25th Aug 2020
Glengarry Apartments 1 Bedroom

Size: 3.63 MB · Downloads: 408 · 25th Aug 2020
3.63 MB 408 25th Aug 2020
Glengarry Apartments 2 Bedroom

Size: 3.68 MB · Downloads: 718 · 25th Aug 2020
3.68 MB 718 25th Aug 2020
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#2 Old 26th Aug 2020 at 5:29 PM Last edited by Ollejandro : 26th Aug 2020 at 11:24 PM.
This is great! Love the variation and options!! I think there's going to be an influx of apartment buildings in my hood! :D

And yes! Please share the 3-bed version!
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#3 Old 27th Aug 2020 at 6:13 PM
It's a nice thing to put them in a row and have them be "The family street" so to say, love how it looks in the city.