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Contemporary Craftsman Home

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 7th Feb 2008 at 6:02 AM
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OMG HP's Building!!!1one

Yes, indeed, this is a lot I made myself inspired by these lovely house plans. Of course I got BV and immediately had to build a new home for my farming family... but they're a modern suburban family so this is not meant to be a farm house at all, but simply a warm, rich Craftsman style home with plenty of room for a large family.

Don't be afraid that I'm gonna go and be a builder though - this is a total fluke and probably won't happen again, but I just loved how this house came out even with such a minimum of content, so I had to share.

Features:
  • Lightly furnished: bathroom fixtures, cabinets, kitchen appliances, and basic lighting. I like unfurnished homes to look like you would expect a real unfurnished home to look - not completely bare.
  • 4 Bedrooms with room for several more if you divided up the basement room and/or game room.
  • 5 Bathrooms - All have at least a shower
  • Front and back porch
  • Two sun rooms
  • Study - which could instead be used as a nursery
  • Huge basement - in my game this is used for indoor gardening with grow lights. They're, uh, growing eggplants. But you can divide it into more bedrooms with very little trouble.
  • Large yard with pond - and room for a small greenhouse if you prefer not to use the basement for gardening
  • Easily navigable floor plan - no narrow hallways, no bottlenecks
  • Lot has been playtested for 1 sim week using a copy - no depreciated pricing.

Installation Instructions (MUST READ!!!):

I have packaged this lot in two different versions - I STRONGLY recommend getting the Minimal Content version.

Why? Because the little bit of custom content I have used, you should probably just go get the whole sets, and get them separately so you can keep your Downloads folder organized.

Sets/Items Used - Use this as a 'shopping list' if you are getting the Minimal Content version and you want the full sets (Recommended!):
If you get the All Content Version (Why? You really do want those whole sets, really... just trust me...):
  • You MUST get and install The Scriptorium!
  • You MUST put the included 1301_RSOpenWoodStairs.txt file in the Scriptorium Modular Stairs folder - you will find a shortcut to it in your Downloads folder once you install the Scriptorium. Do not just place this .txt file in Downloads as that will not work!

Both versions - with all content and with minimal content - include three files packed separately, by me (just put these in your Downloads folder):
  • Cedar recolour of the Independent Expressions windows - works for Maxis as well as MaryLou's (the game won't pack Maxis recolours anymore).
  • Cedar and stone recolour of the Maxis Craftsman Column (again, another Maxis recolour that didn't pack).
  • A default replacement of the Maxis Craftsman Column - I hate hate HATE that the Maxis columns never reach the second level, so I fixed this one and raised it up. Poly count is the same as the original Maxis, just the top has been lifted slightly so it joins with the next floor.

Pictured but not included (or packaged - all other pictured content is Maxis and the lot is otherwise packaged as shown):
Lot Size: 3x5
Lot Price: 91,555

Custom Content by Me:
- Basic Paint - Dark Brown
- Basic Paint - Lighter Brown
- Basic Paint - Lightest Brown
- Basic Paint - Light Brown
- Basic Paint - Medium Brown
- Basic Paint - Sandy Brown
- Basic Paint - Dark Green
- Basic Paint - Light Green
- Basic Paint - Medium Green

Custom Content Included:
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Privacy Window - Top by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Standard Window by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Standard Window by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Standard Window Double by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Single Arch by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Double Arch by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Double Door by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Double Door by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Single Door by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Single "GlassFrame" Door - Diagonal by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Single Door by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Single Wooden Door Diagonal by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - 4 Tiles - Tall by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - 4 Tiles - Tall by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Single Tall Window by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - 4 Tiles - Standard Height by MaryLou
- Modular Stairs by Numenor
- Open Wooden Stairs (by Reyn) by Reyn

Additional Credits:
  • LotExpander for Bon Voyage (so easy to use, I don't know why I was afraid of it! And a two tile back yard just wouldn't do).
  • MikeInside for his basement in a hillside tutorials.
  • The folks who commented on my Creator Feedback thread.
  • CynicalChick for advice on uploading.
  • SimPE, for letting me make recolours and default replacement meshes.
  • Especially big thanks to MaryLou, Numenor, and Reyn for their content!




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ContemporaryCraftsman-AllContent.rar

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ContemporaryCraftsman-MinimalContent.rar

Size: 853.6 KB · Downloads: 997 · 7th Feb 2008
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