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Picked upload! The Architect's Dream -No CC

by retrosimdream Posted 1st May 2017 at 6:42 AM - Updated 1st May 2017 at 7:18 AM by retrosimdream
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I was inspired by a recent rash of housing uploads that were base game and looked quite nice, so I decided to ditch my custom content and build a home with the materials Maxis gave me (big step for me). I also decided against using a real floor plan and designed the property on some graph paper while I waited for the game to load. I'm no architect, but I've studied and built (literally) hundreds of real plans in my game, so I have a bit of experience to work with.

I thought, if I could design my own home, what would I want? It had to have:
- 4 bedrooms
- 3+ baths
- Formal living room, dining room, and family room
- Garage and carport
- Sunroom
- Midcentury/Contemporary appeal
- Partial open concept
- Large, landscaped yard

I am actually not a fan of total open concept. I do not want a clear-shot view from my living room into my kitchen. That feels like an apartment. I think this plan maintains an open, circular plan but retains some separation and identity for each room (living, dining, kitchen, family areas). At first the roof was a hideous nightmare, so I incorporated the Lanai to build a believable roof. Otherwise, the plan is unchanged from when I drafted it on paper. I was pretty happy with my results, in the end.

A totally separate clone of this home was play-tested and everything is functional, very livable, and without shortage of toys to keep your Sims busy (pictures were taken of the identical tested lot). Enjoy!

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price (furnished): 162289
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Architects Dream.zip 996.2 KB 2,833 1st May 2017
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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #ranch, #contemporary, #midcentury, #design, #floorplan, #pond, #lanai, #landscaped, #carport, #sunroom, #stone