#BnS112 – Seeing Double (Lot)


Entry for Sims Build-n-Share Challenge #112

When identical twins can’t be separated, it’s time for an identical-unit duplex! This modern-styled home is nestled on a 20×15 lot for cozy living with a fun feel.

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The front of this duplex features minimal-care plants to compliment the color scheme and separate, mirrored entryways. The edge of the lot contains a buffer of natural plants and utilitarian space for garbage cans and mailboxes.

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The boxy modern design creates different illusions with shadows and shape from every angle, while still retaining clean lines and minimal-maintenance trim.

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The side view of the duplex demonstrates the innovative shapes while giving a peek at the hidden backyard area.

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Prying neighbors or paparazzi can’t get a clear view even from the back, however, because of the solid construction of the poolside facilities.

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Natural plants and trees help create a transition between the home and the sidewalk.

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Stacked waterfalls provide beauty and entertainment, while at the same time effectively screening the pool area.

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The shapes of this home are designed to fit well in urban and suburban environments.

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The flat roof of the uppermost level creates a “T” shape, reflecting the balanced, mirrored layouts below.

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The third (uppermost) level contains stairwells to private bedrooms. These bedrooms include a private, walk-out access to a balcony to enjoy scenic views of the neighborhood and surrounding area.

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The second level contains the second/spare bedroom and a combined bathroom and laundry facility. This provides balanced access to both the upper and lower floors.

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The first level includes an open concept kitchen/living/dining area and a spacious study for work and hobbies.

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Also on the first level, detached from the house, is a poolside half-bath x 2, suitable for a quick bathroom break after the pool or for use by guests at parties.

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The poolside includes the bathroom facilities, cooking, eating, lounging, and socializing areas around a large, decorated pool with internal fountain.

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Mayor Whiskers is happy to lead guests on an exterior tour, starting with the front flowerbeds.

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Small glimpses into the rear give hints at a fun pool area, while not giving a complete view.

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From here, it’s also possible to catch a glimpse of the fountains alongside the duplex, as well.

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This natural space adds green to the home without overrunning it.

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Inside the pool area, a “his/hers” bathroom screens the back of the pool. (Signs not enforced – when you gotta pee, you gotta pee.)

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Whether you’re grilling or lounging, there’s space near the pool!

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There’s also space (thankfully close to multiple sources of water) for people who just want to set things on fire.

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The stacked waterfalls create the illusion of a wall without physically blocking off the pool and create a peaceful ambiance for diners.

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Music, fountains and planters frame the back doors to the duplex.

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The two halves of the duplex are mirror images of each other. Mayor Whiskers invites you to tour this one.

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The entry door opens into an open concept living area. This simple kitchen provides everything needed for regular meals.

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A small dining table near the windows makes for beautiful breakfasts in the sun, while a comfortable living area sports a cozy sofa and rug under a wall-mounted TV. (TV normally sits slightly lower, but I kept having some sort of MOO glitch with this build.)

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From the living area, the entire open concept is visible.

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This is also where the hallway to the study, pool and stairs is first visible.

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The view from the hall shows off the bright, airy space created by large windows.

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The door to the study fits smoothly into the design of the hall.

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This study includes everything needed for work, for research, and for a couple of hobbies.

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For those who want to show off their skills, a hobby board is near the door.

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A pin board dominates the rear wall to create opportunities for design work.

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An easel in the corner offers opportunities for sunny, creative relaxation.

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The stairs to the second level are open-backed to keep from feeling too claustrophobic. (This space is not accessible to sims, but I did have a sim get trapped behind these stairs due to a pathing error while playtesting.)

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The clean lines of the stairs and railing are more apparent from above.

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Simple, monochome wall decor gives visual interest to the angled hallway.

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Large, picture windows lining the hall give a gorgeous view of the outside.

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No sunny hallway is complete without a planter holding plants to enjoy it.

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The simple arrow decor breaks up the space while creating the illusion of larger length in the hall.

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The second bedroom and bathroom sit next to each other but have differently-framed doors to prevent confusion.

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This small, cozy bedroom is perfect for a guest or child.

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A tall window with pulled-back drapes provides a sunny interior.

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Plenty of books and a tall mirror offer opportunities to relax in silence or give oneself a pep talk.

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The bathroom door gives a glimpse at the over-under space-saver laundry unit.

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Inside, this bathroom is more spacious than it initially appears, accommodating a full bath and shower combo, toilet, sink, and other bathroom amenities.

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The large window has a heavy drape for when you really don’t want your neighbors seeing you on the loo, but with the opportunity to pull it back for sun on laundry day.

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Bold wall art creates a stunning accent wall for this bathroom.

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Tall windows at the end of the hallway offer a glimpse outside…

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…as do the windows at the top of the stairs.

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This hall is dominated by a large, bold triptych, and it ends in the door to the master bedroom.

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The master bedroom is tucked neatly with everything one or two people need to be comfortable and get ready for the day, including a bedside table with plenty of space for makeup or accessories…

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…a tall wardrobe to meet clothes storage needs, KonMari style…

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…and a bookshelf to hold favorite books for bedtime reading.

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The master bedroom also has special, private access to the third floor balcony.

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Walking out onto the balcony provides a view of the neighboring area.

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And, it’s high enough to provide a view of the distant landscape as well.

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This balcony wraps around both sides of the duplex and can be shared by both sides.

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For those interested in sitting and lounging on the balcony, sedate plants frame elegant seating.

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The view from the end of the balcony is no less spectacular, while also providing a view of the architecture of the duplex.

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Identical seating arrangements on the opposite side of the balcony allow both’s residents to be seated at once without having to share a bench.

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And both have equally spectacular views.


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