Saturday, March 13, 2010

Melanie Warn's Recurve Strand Beach House For The Amusement Of The Community

Melanie Warn, great giver of things, once lived in this house by the beach. But after noticing all the people who had to walk past his home to get to the beach, he felt bad. They had to walk behind his house, they had to walk near his posessions, and surely they were disappointed that there were no beach parties or beautiful views for them.

So he donated it. He packed up most of his things and donated the home to the community, which quickly filled it with their own leftover stuff.

The intended use of this home is as a community lot. To make the home into a community lot, still keeping all of its objects, requires AwesomeMod. With Awesomemod installed, go to the cheat console and type "setconfig NeverRemoveOnLotTypeChange true". Then change it to a community lot.

Doing this opens the lot up for anyone to visit and use! They can sleep there, eat there(though not serve meals), read, write, browse the internet, play games, work out, watch TV, have parties, anything. This is what the lot was built for, as evidenced by the strange furniture layout and all the cheapo items.

The following skills can be raised on this lot:
-Fishing, from a small pond of ocean water left from the tide
-Dancing, from various stereos
-Hacking, from computers
-Gardening, from books and TV
-Cooking, from books and TV
-Painting, from one of two easels
-Guitar, from guitars laying around house
-Tinkering, from any appliances/electronics
-Logic, from chess table
-Athletic, from small workout room and stereos and tvs
-Writing, from computers
-Charisma, from mirrors on the decks that are intended as mirrored windows :p
-Video games, from video games.
-Foosball, from Foosball
-Homework, from just doing homework
-Chess, from chess tables
-Air Guitar, from being a sim with traits to use it and doing it.

Guess what? That's every single skill in the base game. Every one!

Notable Usable Object counts:
-Computers, 3
-TVs, 3
-Foosball tables, 2
-Stereos, 3
-Fridge, 1
-Beds, 4
-Dresser, 1
-Toilet, 2
-Tub, 1
-Shower, 1
-Swings, 2
-Barbecue, 1
-Bar, 1
-Fire pit, 1
-Various childrens toys
-Telescopes, 2
-Mirrors, many

Now, for the lot!

The lot is located at Recurve Strand, the beach just beyond the hill at the side of town.

It opens to a yard maintained by the community- raked sand and stones. Around the back is a path used to reach the rest of the beach, as well as a few bike racks. There's also a stairway to a small basement- not pictured. There's nothing much here, but there are things down there to have fun with. It's where the teens hang out. :D

The house opens to the living room and kitchen, which leads upstairs, to the bedroom, and to the children's room. The children's room has a view of the deck, which likewise has a view of the kids. Good for keeping an eye on them.

Upstairs are 3 donated cheap computers anyone can use, some storage boxes, a treadmill, and some weights. There's a room off to the side which has a tomb marker in it- this is to keep it dark. The complicated roof of the building means that the biggest roof, the big triangle, starts on the first floor. That means the roof is visible inside that room- rendering it usable, but unpleasant to look at. So I have closed it off.

Some people don't like the green walls. Here's a hint: You can change them! ;D

Around the deck is a couch with a TV, leading up stairs to the second deck, which has laundry drying and some food storage. Above that deck is more storage and a wonderful view for the telescope, and above THIS is the final deck, a widows wharf with a dining table and easel on it.

Outside is a large seating area with a stereo, some balloons, a fire pit, some outdoor furniture, and a bar. This area is great for parties. Everyone tends to gather in it, and it looks very lively.

This lot is really best used as a community lot, and it works perfectly. Sims come and visit and the lot has people at it almost any time of the day.

NOTE that teens cannot stay overnight at the house unless an adult is with them, or they'll be breaking curfew!

Requires World Adventures
Lot Size: 40x30
Price Furnished: 127,091
Price Unfurnished: 52,211

Lot Size: 4x3
Lot Price: Furnished: 127,091

1 comment:

  1. Well done Claeric!

    I love the house, specially the outside area!
    It defenitely looks like a beach house. :D
    Thank you!