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Orchard House: Home of the Alcott Family

by rhedbuddha Posted 30th Sep 2008 at 1:30 AM - Updated 29th Sep 2008 at 8:39 PM by lydiastrecker : Corrections
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A brief History: Orchard House is located in Concord, Massachusetts and is the family home of the Alcott's. Louisa Alcott, very well-known American author, wrote countless books from this home. One example of her masterful works is Little Women which she finished in 1868. A middle child, Louisa lived here with her father, Amos Bronson Alcott (a famous Transcendentalist who worked with Raplh Waldo Emerson and the like), mother Abigail, older sister Anna, and younger sisters May (well-studied artist who painted several masterpieces) and Elizabeth. The character called "Beth" in Louisa's novel (Little Women) is modeled after the real-life sister "Elizabeth" who tragically died at the young age of 23 in a fashion similar to the novel.

The floorplan of this home is identical to Orchard House as I have visited there and recall the exact details. This home comes fully furnished and ready for your 19th century sim to move right in! Along with the 4 bedrooms, nursery and bath and a half comes a petite barn (complete with hay loft and two stalls), fishing pond and garden. This home also boasts a parlor, large family/living room (with fireplace), conservatory, formal dining room (with fireplace) and art room for your creative simmies.

Front of Home (a different view):

Interior of Barn:


*Be sure to check out the other photos below*
*See my rules for changes to my uploads on my profile*


I have moved the mailbox nearer to the home and the rubbish bin can be found in the barn. If you don't like their placement use the cheat "move_objects on" and move them where you would like.

The "Invisible Driveway" by roddyaleixo didn't show up in the included downloads list, so you may have to get it HERE.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: $139,881

Custom Content NOT Included:
-Numenor's Wall Windows (NEED TO DOWNLOAD at least the "Seamless BASIC Set for the GARAGE DOOR TO WORK PROPERLY.) HERE.
-Campagne Nursery Set by Frances at Sims Design Avenue HERE.
-Barn Set by Paleoanth of MTS2 HERE.
-Victorian Gothic Set by Adele of MTS2 HERE.

Custom Content Included:
- Fire Rune/Celtic by Lethe_s
- Wooden Wastebucket by Lethe_s
- Scroll Table Phone_Recolor_Red by HystericalParoxysm
- Florintine Dresser by tiggerypum
- WallWindow Seamless Garage Door by Numenor
- Log fence 3a by Jeka of MTS2
- Antique cooking fireplace by -Maylin-
- Wooden Snack Closet by simfantastic2
- Broom by Taroo
- Wheelbarrow by Echo
- hay bale by Paleoanth
- hay bale stack by Paleoanth
- Water Pump by taroo
- Fire protection rune by Lethe_s
- Antique Scroll-in-a-Box Table Phone by HystericalParoxysm
- slot_accessoryphonewallhandset_ring_fx by HystericalParoxysm
- Basic Horse by Dragon Slave of MTS2
- Foal - Lucy by Dragon Slave
- Florentine Dresser by Grapholina
- Waste bucket by Lethe_s
- Elrond Table Lamp by Lethe_s
- Elrond Wall Candle by Lethe_s
- "Old Mystery" Wall Sconce by simfantastic2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Orchard House-Home of the Alcott Family.rar 3.49 MB 1,300 30th Sep 2008
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .sims2pack file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.

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Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #historic, #home, #house, #alcott, #19th century, #barn, #horse, #concord, #massachusetts