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1920's Vintage Home Design ~ 1-click Foundation/No-Slope Basement Dutch Colonial, 54th in the Series

by CatherineTCJD Posted 24th May 2020 at 8:24 PM
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The fifty-fourth house in my "1920s Series" - inspired by 62 Beautiful Vintage Home Designs from the 1920s - is a 4B/1B Dutch Colonial named the "Cronhardt." The brochure says it is "A Dutch Colonial home that is pure in style and practical to build. Seven large rooms make it particularly suitable for a large family." And I agree completely! This house was fun to build. Everything fit where it should, dimensions translated easily, and the Grid-Adjuster worked on the very first try (I guess this 'old dog' can learn a new trick after all!) LOL! This is a large house - four good sized bedrooms, each with their own built-in closets, spacious living and dining rooms, an enclosed porch, full basement, detached garage, and a nice yard to play in - this would make a terrific home for a large family.

This lot has been adjusted with Mootilda's GridAdjuster to have a cute little 1-click foundation.
AND it has a No-Slope Basement (Thank you again, Moo!)
It is also Big Dog approved. (Thanks to Shasta and Huge Lunatic.)

Please scroll through all the above pictures to see everything this house has to offer. Furniture includes a double bed, nightstand with alarm clock, four closets, a beverage bar, and the dining table. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The telephone is on the wall in the dining room, as the original plan indicates. The front door is burglar alarmed. Both the stove and fireplace have smoke alarms.

The garage is turned sideways - so, there are no arrival/departure animations for the cars; cars will teleport from the garage to the road. There is parking available for two vehicles: one in the garage, and one on the driveway near the road.

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 stove 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! .

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.
- Brickfest Chimney REC by Kimsie @ MTS2

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

Custom Content by Me:
- Wallpaper - Seasons Textured Blue Wallpaper - Untrimmed

Custom Content Included:
- Simple Passage Modular Stairs by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ Sims2Artists - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Chic Stairs MAIN - made recolorable by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2 - No script file needed for these as these override the original stairs.
- Chic Stairs - Open Underneath by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2 - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Craftsman Window - Maxis Replacement by tBudgett @ MTS2
- Craftman Windows/Doors Add On Set by tBudgett @ MTS2
- Mauritania Double Door by LeeFish/Leesester @ MTS2
- Manor Roof REC14 - Prussian Blue by Honeywell (HW) @ MTS2

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: 3x2
Lot Price (furnished): $52,948

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

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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #1920s, #Dutch Colonial, #Dutch Revival, #1-click foundation, #no slope basement, #large house, #4 bedroom, #vintage, #carriage house, #enclosed porch, #1920s floor plans, #real life house, #CatherineTCJD