Entry for Sims 4 Build-n-Share Challenge #105
This is just a wooded lot, right? It doesn’t look like anyone even owns it…unless you venture to the heart of the woods, find a door, and dare to take the dark stair into the underground. That’s how some folks prefer it. This natural form of fencing, paired with an already-dark location in Forgotten Hollow, make the Afterlife Abode the ultimate private residence.
Even from above, this lot appears at a glance to be a bit of wild land growing near the edge of a river.
Joggers can pass by without noticing anything amiss.
Someone who approaches more closely might spot…is that a headstone? Creepy…
… and keep walking.
From other directions, even the headstone is not visible.
There are some sparser areas where low-lying plants are starting to take a foothold…
A hodgepodge of flowers that might have been left by birds or other pollinators over time…
And more trees…
…and volunteer shrubs, which are clearly the worse for wear.
Someone who ventures into the grove, perhaps in an attempt to escape the rain, might discover a dark door hidden in the shadows.
The bravest sims, the recklessly foolish, or those who’ve been invited to this secluded location, might open the door and find a stone stairway leading down to what appears to be a rich interior of a subterranean home.
Let’s hang our hats and take a tour.
Immediately around the end of the stairs, a back-lit bar entices guests.
At the end of the bar, a pair of elegant bar stools allow for chatting at the bar.
And a small – but fully-functional – kitchen allows the host, guests, or caterers access to a wide variety of dining options.
There is ample seating around a cozy fire for television viewing or chatting.
A quiet nook with a computer desk allows for multi-tasking or a break from the crowd.
An elegant dining set is the perfect place to host dinner parties.
For those so inclined, literature and music is readily available.
And a stereo nook provides music for those who aren’t able to play the pipe organ.
Any good entertaining space should have a dance floor, and this one does not skimp on it.
There is easy access to the restroom for bar patrons or any other guests.
Unlike many visitor bathrooms, this is a full bath, allowing guests to enjoy a bath or shower if necessary.
And it includes well-stocked supply cabinets, to ensure everyone’s needs are met.
Dancers might notice this small door tucked into the corner.
It looks sparse stepping through…
…and very utilitarian…
…but the stairs give a glimpse of something richer below.
Traveling deeper into this home brings us face-to-face with personal family art.
A dimly-lit corridor behind the stairs offers two options, virtually identical.
The door to the left offers entry to…
… a master suite. This elegant bedroom is small but perfect for one.
Muted decor and grand curtains frame the entrance into the master bath.
Behind the bed, a nook with a computer desk allows a creative sim the ability to work on late-night novels or research.
Stepping up to the curtains for the master bath gives a glimpse…
…of the spacious, cleanly-lined bathroom to be revealed.
A large artwork has curiously taken the place of mirrors above this bathroom sink.
A more utilitarian shower-bathtub combo sits opposite the luxurious soaking bath.
Plenty of storage space means a Neat sim can keep everything tidy and in its proper place.
Venturing back to the hall leads us to Door #2…
…and a small sitting room that can double as a guest bedroom.
This room likewise has a nook with a desk, set up for writing by hand or with space for a guest’s tablet or laptop.
If this bookshelf looks curiously set into the wall in comparison to other bookshelves in the home, it’s because it’s actually…
…a door to a cozy library.
Numerous well-read tomes line the shelves of this library.
This writer’s desk is more elaborate and allows for a permanent, quiet writing location.
A small corner nook includes space for artistic creativity.
And with television and music-listening options, it’s easy to take a break from your work without going far.
This is a perfect space for a lone sim to spend time in contemplation.
The overhead view of the first level of this home is designed to look like a howling wolf’s head, something that’s subtle and not readily visible to guests. With minimal above-ground floor space, only the home’s owner and designer truly know what it looks like.
The private suite is shaped like a bat in flight, to pair with the wolf above.
From the sky, however, the only thing observers see are trees.
And in the dark of night, that’s the only thing ground observers see as well. It’s an effective deterrent for a sim who values their privacy.
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