Lydia and Denise

I broke my own rule about custom content and finally downloaded some, mostly from ModtheSims2. I’ve been playing around with different default skins and eyes and hair styles in Body Shop all weekend. I’ve concluded that my game style will always still be Maxis-match predominantly, but I really like the way the combination of these particular CC elements look in my game.

Lydia Markelly

Denise Markelly


Lydia’s Hair by Nouk from MTS2
Eyes by Shady from MTS2 (Natural Beauty eyes… MTS2 is a bit borked lately so you can’t download her defaults, however I made my own as well as made them townie friendly and geneticized for game consistency)*
Denise’s Lipstick by Bruno
Lydia’s lipgloss by Dragonmandy

The result: I don’t think these CCs compromised the overall look of the game and the enhancements are subtle but very pretty I think. I doubt I will be using any custom skins though… I’ve experimented in Body Shop and the only ones I were remotely interested in made my characters look strange.**

(This post has been editted to show better pics. The original ingame screenshots are here and here)
*I switched my eye defaults to Shady’s Sparkling eyes (shown in the new pics), and I think they suit my Sims much better.
** I’ve been using Leh’s Maxis-Match Skin defaults. I’m very happy with them.

Mortimer Avenue Condominiums

Lot size: 3×2
rent: under  §2000
apartments: 6
Amenities: indoor swimming pool, patio with grill, lounge area, restrooms
Custom content: none


Evening view

I built this modern building for my Sims that were graduating from college and needed an inexpensive place to live in town.   I had originally uploaded this to the Sims 2 site exchange but have since renovated with some improvements. I’ve added a lobby and a patio, an extra floor and a sixth suite.  I’ve also done a bit more decorating in each of the rooms rather than leave the furniture basic.

Each unit is a single bedroom apartment with a balconey. All units are generally similar in size and layout though the “b” units have slightly more square footage.  There are also solar panels on the rooftop for energy efficiency.


Daytime view (same building, different location)


Another night view

EP/SP needed: The Sims 2, Nightlife, University, Seasons, Freetime, Apartment Life, Mansions & Gardens, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Glamour Stuff, IKEA, H&M, Celebration, Family Fun Stuff

Continue reading to see more pics of the interior and to download:

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Lots Available for Download

Since I got Apartment Life, I’ve been sort of obsessed with creating my custom urban gentrifying neighbourhood and filling it with historic looking buildings that have been restored to become modern condominiums.

I’m going to try to share my lots through this site and make them available for download. I’m always open to customize any of these lots, depending on my personal time, so leave a comment to make a request.

All it needs is Godzilla

This is SimTopi. To be exact, Serverdown Village, my gentrified urban village. There’s about twenty lots in there, one of them a Maxis lot, and about two of them under construction. That would be a lower class brownstone rowhouse lot and an awful attempt at a City Hall which is just a community center with a coffee house and a museum.


The red brick building on the lower left hand corner (this street I call Lower Oliver Rd.) is the latest addition to the village, and that would be Audrey’s Studio. Audrey White is one of my University students just recently graduated.

This is her in University. I think she has an interesting future in New SimTopi.

I think I have way too much time on my hands.

“Modern cube dwelling”

Seriously, I’m not good at naming my lots. I usually try to use street names, but then I find I’m not good at naming my streets either.  I come up with the lamest descriptions too, but I’m a visual person. I prefer the pictures.

So without further ado, I made this late last night just to see if I’m up to the challenge of building a fully furnished lot for under §20k.



One of my favourite blogs is The building is very much inspired by the eco-sustainable green architecture movement.  I tried to choose wall and floor textures that looked like recycled or sustainable materials, and we can pretend that fireplace uses low emission natural gas.  The solar panel from Mansions & Garden help offset the Sims energy costs as well.  I tried to do this under §20k, the starting amount for a single Sim or a couple.