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1970s Split-Level Ranch

by MistyMountain Posted 11th Aug 2018 at 7:31 PM - Updated 14th Aug 2018 at 10:42 PM by Sortyero29
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As I've slowly been re-creating my hometown (yes, I'm homesick!) and I already did my own house, I tackled the house across the street owned by Dad's co-worker and best friend. It's a 4 bedroom, 2 bath split-level home on 3 levels. I know in real life these houses have a fourth underground level, but after getting the current levels in, I'd love to keep what hair I have left! In reality it housed a family of four that included 2 boys, but knowing these sims reproduce at will, I added the fourth bedroom downstairs and put in a nursery. Saves the trouble of needing it later

This build has been on the table for quite a while. I've been play-testing and tweaking it for a couple of months. It actually has the look I was going for bang on, but I had a screaming match with the CFE cheat to get it to work. Even now, it has one small issue that doesn't affect playability, but if you have Seasons you'll notice it for sure!

Due to the nature of this style of house, all 3 levels butt against one central wall, which is why CFE gave me so much grief!! I've tried desperately to correct the flaw, but it will not let me. C'est La Vie.

After play-testing through the seasons, I found that the game doesn't see the roof over the upper hall because of the way CFE was used. The bedrooms are fine, just the hall gets rain and snow My sims would put on outdoor gear for temperature changes just to go to bed, but in the morning they'd slosh through the slush/puddles with no thought (even naked!). The issue only occurred when they were going UP the stairs. It didn't actually bother me, but I'm pointing it out so you know. I've attached a pic of the affected area.

If you don't have seasons, the issue doesn't apply and the house is fine! Have at 'er!

I kept the store items down to a dull roar on this one.

K2 Ivy Also came with the free Renault set.

Steampunk Kitchen- Rivited and Rustic Oven Fume

VDBM-880 Wall Mirror

The only item used from Island Paradise was the large plant in the living room that sits behind a chair, so if you don't have that no biggie, it's just a plant

This was a challenging but fun build! It is fully decorated to the style I recall from childhood, so fits in with the retro theme. I hope you enjoy it!!

Lot Size: 40x30
Lot Price (furnished): 58,273
Lot Price (unfurnished): 31,388

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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #1970s, #retro, #vintage, #split-level, #ranch