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Razorline House - NO CC

by Zarathustra Posted 4th Jan 2015 at 11:19 PM - Updated 3rd Jun 2016 at 6:28 AM by Zarathustra
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One of the things I've started doing as a way of testing out building ideas before I really commit to them is having what I think of as "tester lots," where I can experiment with different styles without putting the time into making them full scale without knowing if they'll really work out. Usually these lots never really turn into anything in their own right, and I'll eventually just delete them. On some rare occasions though, styles I'm testing will work well enough that I decide to complete the smaller lot itself. What you see in this download is the result of one of these tester lots- various styles that I'll likely eventually put to use on a skyscraper, but on a scale small enough that it works as a single family house.

(I had kind of wondered at one point very early in the process whether this might actually end up being a starter-home priced lot... feel free to laugh at me. I gave up on that idea when I realized I didn't even have a fully enclosed building yet, and the lot price was already well above $50,000! Hopefully I'll actually manage a true starter home one of these days... it's kind of an interesting challenge for me, when I'm so used to building with literally no thought for the cost of a lot!)

An ultramodern medley of geometric forms and bold colors, this house may be small, but it's still sure to draw the eye of any Sims who see it. Several walls of immense windows provide sweeping views of the surrounding area, whether that be looking out towards a downtown area, or across the windswept coastline and out to sea. The styles at play here are unquestionably "new-money" designs though, so don't site this lot in a particularly blue-blooded neighborhood (unless you want to constantly be getting scathing looks from the neighbors!)

The logic behind this lot is actually very similar to the logic I use when designing the penthouses that top my skyscraper lots- space is at a premium on the smallest (standard) lot in the game, much like it is on the top of a skyscraper. At the same time, I didn't want to compromise on the standard of living to be found here, so much of the high-end interior design that you'd expect from a penthouse is also to be found in this house. Really, the only major difference between this lot and a penthouse apartment is the driveway- it's not exactly practical to try to drive a sportscar up to the 15th floor of a building!

The interior of the lot continues to demonstrate the modern design influences that are so apparent from the outside. Upon entering the house, a sleek gourmet kitchen is the first room that your Sims will find, with a small but richly appointed dining room, and a first floor designer bathroom accessible through the doors leading off of it. Out the far end of the kitchen, your Sims will walk into the two-story living room. A modern fireplace at one end provides a little life to what might otherwise be a rather sterile room, and a minimalist staircase ensures that you won't miss a moment of the action taking place out the sweeping panoramic windows. Long, low-slung couches also provide plenty of space for family and friends to congregate after an evening cocktail party.

Moving up to the second level, your Sims can enjoy still more sweeping views out of the many windows lining the sides of this lot. Another full bathroom is available off the hallway, as are the guest bedroom (complete with 60-inch flatscreen TV) and a luxurious home office, perfect for a tycoon who wants to manage their business empire from the comfort of their own home. The office also provides access to a good-sized patio space, perfect for relaxation or celebration in equal measure.

The third floor (and highest playable floor) has a well-appointed billiards room, commanding some of the greatest views this lot has to offer, as well as access to the master suite. Here your wealthy Sims can enjoy the richest in bedchamber furnishings, the crackle of a designer fireplace, and again, gorgeous views out of yet another wall of picture windows. The master suite also provides access to a third full bathroom, and an en-suite walk in closet, in case your Sims have such an extensive wardrobe that just a dresser no longer suits their needs.

Returning briefly to the first floor- the main house is accessed to the left of the driveway, but to the right, a small apartment is set aside for either butler's or mother-in-law's quarters, as you see fit. This section doesn't provide EVERYTHING that a Sim needs for a comfortable life, but there is still a 3/4 bath, a single bed in a separate bedroom, and a small living room, again complete with a modern fireplace on one side. (If you want, this section of the house would also be well-suited to a workshop, hobby room, or even another home office, if your Sims are too distracted having their office in the heart of the main house.)

This is one of the smallest and cheapest lots I've designed for MTS, but it's still not cheap! Ringing in at almost $230,000, it's not for Sims whose eyes are bigger than their piggy banks, as it were. Still, it gives me great pleasure to finally be able to say that this is, in fact, a SMALL lot! So I'll brook no more of this rumor that I'm only ever creating massive lots that only people with high-end machines are able to handle! This lot may be a little larger than many 3x1 lots out there, but it's by no means a skyscraper or a palace that'll drag your processor to a halt!
I've also tested a clone of this lot, and there don't seem to be any routing or gameplay issues immediately apparent, so your Sims should do just fine getting around this lot in a reasonable manner. All the outdoor shrubbery should also be easily reachable for your Sims' gardener. If you DO run into any trouble of this sort though, by all means, let me know, and I'll do what I can to address it.
The one thing I would like to mention is the lack of actual support for the middle row of tiles over the driveway. This shouldn't pose many issues, as you're still able to place items in this space, as well as recolor the floor and ceiling tiles, so long as it's done as a SHIFT-click block recolor, rather than one at a time. If this poses a problem for anything you want to do, just get rid of the driveway and add a temporary foundation and columns down the middle until you're done with your remodel.
Finally, as per usual, there is no CC of any sort anywhere on this lot, so as long as you have all the requisite EPs and SPs (read: all of them, I think), you should have no trouble playing this lot! Enjoy!

Lot Size: 3x1
Lot Price (furnished): $228,809

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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #no cc, #modern, #small, #tiny, #luxury, #rich, #downtown, #penthouse