This is a starter apartment for my young adult couple in this building . I wanted it to look like the early 90s. Does it look like it? When they make enough money I want them to buy a home and start a home business, probably a vintage store or a coffee shop.
Wow! This is almost identical to the very first Apt. I lived in IRL. I was quite proud of it. I miss the old place.
Ah yes, Monmouthshire, Wales; home of my first husband John Henry Davis.
I'm a Monmouthshire resident like your husband!
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My new playing neighbourhood is still very sparsely populated, and I don't have many decorations or things to make the neighbourhood look good yet. But I had an idea to put an arboretum in; somewhere where sims could see trees that don't normally survive in a desert environment. I remembered Zeussims' conversion of the butterfly pavilion and thought that would be perfect, as it is visible in neighbourhood view as well as lot view, and could provide a habitat for some non-native trees.
But how to justify this? I'm playing a wants based gameplay, where I don't make any community lots until a sim has a wish for one. My first lot, a grocery shop, was made when my first sim had a wish to 'visit a community lot'. The last one, a beach with a seafood restaurant, was made when a sim wanted to eat at a restaurant. But when I noticed that a young sim wanted to go roller skating, I seized my chance!
In what has to be considered the most inconsistent Simmer in history, I decided to finish a house I've technically been working on for at least 4 years since this had already been started when I went to uni (damn, time moves fast). It isn't completely decorated though, but that will change once I actually start playing. It has all the essentials and the rest I will fill as we go, and I even made sure to future-proof the house with an entire basement for expansion. The lot originally came in at §68.922, so I just had to add some random decor to make it a nice §69.000.
Fun fact about how I got the inspiration for this lot: one day my sister told me she had found a cool little urbanisation full of modern, high-end houses close to where we live while she was out catching Pokémon. We went there later and I was surprised with how such a street existed in an unsuspecting place. Really, the houses surrounding it had clearly seen much better days and you would be hard-pressed to take a second look at that place, but hiding behind them was a bunch of impressive houses (for anyone who could afford them, that is). Needless to say, our Pokémon Go runs started to feature that place very often. This lot was inspired by two houses in particular there, one with big windows in the kitchen that always had the blinds up which gave birth to the kitchen area here, and the other which was basically this shell, particularly the windows in the upper floor, where in fact a famous footballer used to live in during his tenure at my local club.
Great house, @Yvelotic2001 ! I love that modern style. Stroke of genius using the glass stairs I think. And nice price!
Thanks a lot! I love how the glass stairs next to the 2-story tall windows turned out as well, I think the shot from the kitchen looking into the living area is my favourite along with the shot from the side with the plants (poor plants, they sat there for years in an unfinished house, even the 2-click tall foundation was a very late addition!). Though I might look into changing the placement of the basement stairs, I think it looks best if it's only the stairs going up. I might move the basement stairs over to the other side of the house.
My newest addition to Centralia is an abandoned warehouse, where the Punk House family will reside. I'm pretty happy with it, though I want to make a few more tweaks (and need to re-download some CC to really make it what I want).
In today's edition of Yvelotic2001 wishing Lazy Duchess's Huge Lots were stable already, we take a look at a cool albeit useless lot in the form of a stadium. Well, a quarter of a stadium, because, as I found out a while ago with my Gulbenkian gardens, 6x5 lots are useless. You can't use them for a regular lot because they're too big, but as soon as you need a large lot, they start looking like a 3x1. Just give us unlimited lot size for once!
So anyways, why did I need a stadium? I didn't, really, but I have this family that lives on keeping up appearances. The recently deceased Stefano spent his life posing as rich despite at one point his only source of income being his cat, fooling a lot of Sims in the process (fun fact, he was the first Sim I got to 30 best friends). Turns out fake it til you make it is proper financial advice, as once he died fortune just struck his descendants. First the inheritance netted a cool 30k, then one day later his son's wife, a Rock Goddess, got a nice 48k bonus on a chance card. Meanwhile his son Mauro thinks he is a footballer because he plays for a junior team. While his teammates are driven to training by their parents, he rolls up on his yellow Corvette. But now that they actually have money, what better way to keep up with family tradition than to buy a whole stadium? Now he will be the star of his own team, no more playing for youth teams! Hence, the stadium was born.
Well, there's a slight problem. They might be rich now, but they're not old money rich and this lot quickly skyrocketed in price. They will first have to find a scheme to get the money they're missing, as it costs about 200k simoleons which they can't quite afford yet. But once they find that money - and they will find it, even if comes from the SimCity lottery, such is the way this family operates - they will own the Stefano de Angelis Stadium and Mauro will be a professional player. Nepotism FTW!
As for the technical details, this took me quite a while (mostly fiddling with CFE and trying to figure out how I wanted to do the stand). I couldn't build a proper stadium as I didn't have the space for it, the pitch alone eats up a lot a tiles, I initially wanted to at least have a "north" and "east" stand but I realised the sides wouldn't have enough space for both the stand and the walkway. Stylistically, it was heavily inspired by the Estádio Municipal de Braga, an award-winning stadium built for Euro 2004 in my home town, from the stand to the pathway (or alameda) and even the food stand that represents a small café called Estádio Bar. The main entrance for the players takes some inspiration from the old Estádio 1.º de Maio, S. C. Braga's old home. In light of this, I recommend placing it next to a cliff. I tried to keep it as CC-free as possible as I intend to share it after some finishing touches, so the only two CC items it uses are absolutely essential in the form of Edge Smoother White for the markings and the grey wall-height fence. So yeah, I had to improvise some stadium floodlights. Also, the referees don't get their own changing room because space is at a premium in this really small 6x5 lot. And the club museum? That will have to be another lot.
Watch as I rebuild this entire thing with Huge Lots
It's a bit hard cramming everything into a small trailer and still make them all functional (and routing-friendly). I've used more walk-through blocks here than in any other lots
It's Jessica Peterson's trailer (I think?), still as pink as ever. I had to make adjustments furniture-wise to make it able to house three sims The three sims are forming a love triangle, and normally would be a good setup for a throuple... but alas, Kjerin (black hair) and Sera (blonde) absolutely despise each other despite my multiple interventions of making them apologize when possible, and with Inge Jones' apologize patch to boot! Sometimes sims just have a mind of their own
(Sorry for my bad grammar; English isn't my first language.)
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