#BnS105 – Life After Life (Lot)

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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.

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Even from above, this lot appears at a glance to be a bit of wild land growing near the edge of a river.

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Joggers can pass by without noticing anything amiss.

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Someone who approaches more closely might spot…is that a headstone? Creepy…

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… and keep walking.

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From other directions, even the headstone is not visible.

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There are some sparser areas where low-lying plants are starting to take a foothold…

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A hodgepodge of flowers that might have been left by birds or other pollinators over time…

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And more trees…

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…and volunteer shrubs, which are clearly the worse for wear.

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Someone who ventures into the grove, perhaps in an attempt to escape the rain, might discover a dark door hidden in the shadows.

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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.

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Let’s hang our hats and take a tour.

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Immediately around the end of the stairs, a back-lit bar entices guests.

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At the end of the bar, a pair of elegant bar stools allow for chatting at the bar.

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And a small – but fully-functional – kitchen allows the host, guests, or caterers access to a wide variety of dining options.

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There is ample seating around a cozy fire for television viewing or chatting.

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A quiet nook with a computer desk allows for multi-tasking or a break from the crowd.

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An elegant dining set is the perfect place to host dinner parties.

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For those so inclined, literature and music is readily available.

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And a stereo nook provides music for those who aren’t able to play the pipe organ.

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Any good entertaining space should have a dance floor, and this one does not skimp on it.

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There is easy access to the restroom for bar patrons or any other guests.

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Unlike many visitor bathrooms, this is a full bath, allowing guests to enjoy a bath or shower if necessary.

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And it includes well-stocked supply cabinets, to ensure everyone’s needs are met.

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Dancers might notice this small door tucked into the corner.

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It looks sparse stepping through…

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…and very utilitarian…

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…but the stairs give a glimpse of something richer below.

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Traveling deeper into this home brings us face-to-face with personal family art.

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A dimly-lit corridor behind the stairs offers two options, virtually identical.

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The door to the left offers entry to…

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… a master suite. This elegant bedroom is small but perfect for one.

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Muted decor and grand curtains frame the entrance into the master bath.

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Behind the bed, a nook with a computer desk allows a creative sim the ability to work on late-night novels or research.

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Stepping up to the curtains for the master bath gives a glimpse…

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…of the spacious, cleanly-lined bathroom to be revealed.

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A large artwork has curiously taken the place of mirrors above this bathroom sink.

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A more utilitarian shower-bathtub combo sits opposite the luxurious soaking bath.

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Plenty of storage space means a Neat sim can keep everything tidy and in its proper place.

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Venturing back to the hall leads us to Door #2…

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…and a small sitting room that can double as a guest bedroom.

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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.

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If this bookshelf looks curiously set into the wall in comparison to other bookshelves in the home, it’s because it’s actually…

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…a door to a cozy library.

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Numerous well-read tomes line the shelves of this library.

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This writer’s desk is more elaborate and allows for a permanent, quiet writing location.

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A small corner nook includes space for artistic creativity.

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And with television and music-listening options, it’s easy to take a break from your work without going far.

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This is a perfect space for a lone sim to spend time in contemplation.

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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.

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The private suite is shaped like a bat in flight, to pair with the wolf above.

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From the sky, however, the only thing observers see are trees.

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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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