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My Victorian Coffeehouse build…

Edits: As you know, the actual file for this was lost.. however, based on the pictures I took, I really think I can rebuild it, and will be trying to while I’m doing lot testing this week. (12/3)

Well, I spent a couple days building this. I’m not sure exactly where the idea came from, but I started building a coffeehouse from scratch to see if it 1, worked and 2, could be done easily… and somehow it morphed into one of my most ambitious builds ever. I ended up including a “frieze” – a quarter-level floor in-between the first and second floor .. which I’d never attempted before, but had been reading about in advanced build tutorials. Also, I installed a split-level “half grand” (my definition.. lol.. is a grand staircase that doesn’t “split” into two..) staircase that didn’t interfere with the outside walls – something the perfectionist in me is glad to see works. .. and also, something I’d only read about recently. That being said, I’m running through some final tests today, and with any luck, I’ll be uploading it for those who would like to download it. Meantime, however, I’d like to show it off! 🙂

Front lot view
Right side view
The back view
First floor walls-up overall view
Second floor walls-up overall view
Upstairs walls down view one – this shows bathroom layout
Walls-down view of upstairs again.. this shows the little sitting area outside the bathrooms.
Upstairs sitting area close-up
Upstairs balcony outside the bathrooms – note even the ceiling has been matched – perfectionism = attention to detail!
The upstairs balcony looking down at the “half-grand” staircase and the stage below.

I’m really not sure why the stairs are showing so dark.. I do have light squares there – but they didn’t seem to turn on.. will be investigating that before uploading.  😦  grrr.

The downstairs “reading area” – including the ubiquitous and annoying spawned proprietor – proving the place works. 🙂

Most of the furniture is from the “Regal” set from the store.  I used NO CC in building.  Overall, I think it turned out extremely nice.  My initial plan was for a small rural – style coffee house, and I ended up with a fancy Victorian Tea House … *shrug*  will have to try again for the rural idea.  (chuckles).  The floor tile and pattern were hubby’s idea – I think he had a good call there.  I didn’t get the rest of the downstairs pictures yet, will post those later.  I also have to test that the stage is actually work-able.  The sim I had visiting to test  isn’t  a performer, so I couldn’t test that part yet.  I did make sure that all five of the stage floor seating area and the stage have NOTHING blocking them – I’ve read that can be a major (even game-breaking) issue when performing/simporting with custom venues.  I’m positive the venue will require the regal set, pets, and world adventures.. but a couple of the wall hangings may have been from generations.  I tried to be very specific on what I was using to decorate, to allow for the fewest requirements possible.  Anyway.. more to come! Tell me what you think!

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Mom to an active and opinionated 17 year old. Have a wonderful husband who allows me to keep my Sims addiction. ;) Also, an avid crafter, mostly knitting and (some) crochet, but some needlepoint and cross-stitch as well. When I have time, I also enjoy reading and music.

3 thoughts on “My Victorian Coffeehouse build…

  1. Hello,

    I like your coffeehouse a lot, it’s too cute but I wanted to download it and couldn’t find it on your S3 exchange.
    Am I blind or…?

    Thanks for your help,

    kind regards from France.

    1. I loved that build. However, when my game blew up last year, it appears that file has been lost. 😦 Will I attempt to rebuild it? .. Perhaps. I miss it, because it really was a lovely build.

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