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1920's Vintage Home Design ~ the Courtney, 3B American Foursquare, 51st in the Series

by CatherineTCJD Posted 19th May 2020 at 8:43 PM
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The fifty-first house in my "1920s Series" - inspired by 62 Beautiful Vintage Home Designs from the 1920s - is the "Courtney," an American Colonial Foursquare. The brochure says, "A square home which provides for the largest amount of room at the lowest cost." All the rooms in this house are comfortably large. Each of the three bedrooms has their own built-in closets. The bathroom has both a bathtub, and a shower. The kitchen has room enough to include a beverage bar. Your sim will definitely get a lot of house for their money here. It is not cheap per se, but only because of it's size. I used "standard" building supplies to keep the cost down as much as I could, so it ended up moderately priced at just under $45K.


I made one change to the plan above, I moved the basement stair entrance to the outside wall of the kitchen - mainly so I could put a doorway connecting the kitchen to the living room. I hope your sims won't mind




Please scroll through all the above pictures to see everything this house has to offer. Furniture includes a double bed, two nightstands (one with an alarm clock,) three closets, a loveseat, and a dining set. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The telephone is located in the vestibule, as the original plan indicates. The front door is burglar alarmed. The range and fireplace both have smoke alarms.


This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer. Pictures were taken with Invisible Fire Alarms in place, but the lot is packaged without that mod. So, you will see the fire alarm over the range in the kitchen, and over the fireplace in the living room. Pictures were also taken with the Invisible Driveway, but the lot is not packaged with it. I highly recommend both invisifying options! .

There is parking for two vehicles; one in the garage, and one on the driveway.


CC list - used but NOT included - so, GO get it:
- Unlevel Wall - #90 by Numenor @ MTS2 - used to fix wonky wall issues. Some people weren't sure how to install this wall... Click the info button down below to see how I did it
- Lifestyle Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY. Many of the wallpapers used in this 1920s series come from this bundle.
- MASTER Arts Crafts Door (1T) by Leesester/LeeFish @ MTS2 - without it the front door will flash blue!
- Whitewood REC of SSN Flowerboxes by Michelle @ MTS2

...and I highly recommend getting:
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish @ MTS2
- Invisible Driveway by Sophie-David @ MTS2


Custom Content Included:
- DeckStairs_main by Numenor @ MTS2 - no script file needed as these override the original stairs.
- DeckStairs_openUnderneath by Reyn @ MTS2 - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Colonial Arch by Leesester/LeeFish @ MTS2
- Arts&Crafts Door by Leesester/LeeFish @ MTS2
- Country Flowerboxes by pbox @ MTS2
- Manor Roof REC23 - Dragons Blood by Honeywell (HW) @ MTS2
- Independent Expressions Privacy by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Doublehung Window - Bath by Tigmomx4/slaved by Michelle @ MTS2
- BreezeLess Window 2T by Leesester/LeeFish @ MTS2
- BreezeLess Window Sidelight by LeeFish/Leesester @ LeeFish


Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
If you need help installing Numenor's Unlevel Wall #90, click this info button:

I use Niol/Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
Then, if it's a Bespoke Roof recolor - it will be THESE adjusted versions by The Llama Park/Tumblr that you see used in the pictures.
(However, what you get in the packaged file, will either be the plain EA roof or the straight, un-modified Bespoke roof from the set here on MTS2.)
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.
And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror - as per her policy, it's not used or included in this lot.


Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): $44,895


Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!



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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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Tags: #1920s, #American Colonial, #Foursquare, #3 bedroom, #large house, #vintage, #1920s floor plans, #real life, #carriage house, #garage, #CatherineTCJD