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Thursday, 25 September 2014

On Special Request - Lot Tour: The Ottomas House

The Ottomas house is, like all buildings you see on this blog, a Maxis-made one. However, I have altered it by adding rooms to it to accomodate the ever-growing family. This alterations were so long ago that I honestly can't remember what was there from the start and what was done by me. I am certain about the addition on the top floor left; that was mine, and maybe I also changed bits about the layout so that there were enough bathrooms.
Back view.Sorry about the pictures having been taken at night - I always play my Sims households for one week exactly, which usually means they start just when midnight Sunday turns into Monday, and of course did not play the family now out of order just to have daylight for the lot tour.
I know that it is possible to change day/night time in build mode, but pictures in build mode always mean that you see the grid, and I did not want that for more pictures than necessary.
See? I have changed into build mode for this picture, and turned it to daytime. The ground floor layout is as follows:From the front door, you are immediately in the lounge. Clockwise from the lounge, you see the double staircase leading upstairs and a narrow hallway leading to the nursery with its own tiny bathroom. Still moving clockwise, the next room is what used to be Samantha and Peter's bedroom. The many rose bouqets are a reminder of Samantha's long struggle for reaching her LTW of having 50 dream dates (each and every one with her own husband).
Next to this bedroom is a bathroom, with a second door leading through to a smaller bedroom. It used to be Sharla's before she left for college. Last but not least, the open plan kitchen and dining area, and going back to the lounge.
Upstairs, two doors lead off the landing. To the left is the violet-themed bedroom belonging to David and Lilith, with en-suite bathroom. To the right is a room with two single beds; it used to be David's and Tommy's when they were boys. There is an en-suite bathroom there, too.
Now for the scenic shots: This is the lounge.To the left, you can see the front door. There is a settee in front of the telly here (just visible in the lower left corner), a chess table and a computer desk.
The TV corner.
View from the settee to the open-plan kitchen and dining area.
Sharla's bedroom.
The bedroom that used to be Peter's and Samantha's.
The nursery.
Upstairs, this is one side of the room with two single beds.
The other side of the room.
The violet bedroom.
The four bathrooms in this house are all too small for me to take proper pictures; I don't like snapshots with the walls down if I can avoid it. Anyway, there is nothing special about any of the bathrooms; they all contain a toilet, sink and shower/bathtub and not much else.

Now you've seen the house; It is well below the family's means, they could easily afford to live in a palace, but for now, they remain where they first started out a long time ago, when money was tight and the family kept getting larger.
It is a very playable house, exactly because it is not too big; no Sim takes hours just to get from one end of the place to the other.

Not sure this will still be the Ottomas' house in the next round; the family setup has changed since Peter and Samantha's death, but I like to think that their grown-up children would not give up the old family home easily.


  1. I like having a nose around other peoples houses. lol

    1. It's something I enjoy, too - it gives me ideas for furnishing and decorating my Sims' homes :-)


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