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1920's Vintage Home Design ~ 2-click Foundation English Cottage, 57th in the Series

by CatherineTCJD Posted 27th May 2020 at 8:23 PM
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The fifty-seventh house in my "1920s Series" - inspired by 62 Beautiful Vintage Home Designs from the 1920s - is the "Crandall," an English Cottage, with three bedrooms, one bathroom, large living and dining rooms, a sun parlor, back patio, and a full basement. The brochure says, "The treatment of the roof lines make this house of excellent proportions and very popular with the discriminating builder." Well! Let this builder tell you about those "Roof lines!" *ahem* OK... let me rephrase what I'd like to say... This roof has been rebuilt a hundred million different ways. *sigh* It looks like a simple enough roof, but it is not. Not in TS2, anyway. See picture #6/Left Side (above) to see the worst side, which might not look so bad now, but look close and you'll see there are actually two roofs, one on top of the other - that's the only way I could find to recreate the shape/lines of this roof (and still have usable/sim-accessible space inside.) And, even so, the Master Bedroom (upstairs, front, left) probably has a leak along the front windows. Ah, well, 'old houses' you know... (...speaking of old houses - I bet, with the right CC, this house could look real spooky!)

All that being said, I do really like this house All the rooms are well proportioned. Each bedroom has it's own built-in closet, the bathroom has both a shower and a tub (gotta have a tub, if you have a doggie!) The kitchen is spacious - with lots of wall space to add cabinets. The basement has a few interesting nooks and crannies. And, the yard has good potential too. I hope you have some sims who will really like this place too.

This lot has been adjusted with Mootilda's GridAdjuster to have a cute little 2-click foundation.
AND it has a basement (a regular dug-out basement, not a no-slope/page-down-to-the-Nether basement.)
It is also Big Dog approved - thank you Balin for being such a good sport! He'll show you in the picture below, where his "special" entrance is.

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 built-in closets, a coat closet (use the linked fix to make it work,) two settees, a coffee table, chaise lounge, two bookshelves, beverage bar, and a dining table. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The telephone is on the wall at the foot of the stairs, as indicated in the original plan. The front door is burglar alarmed. Both the stove and fireplace have smoke alarms.

This house was built on a 2-step foundation, which normally means Big Dogs can't get inside... BUT, as you can see below, Balin and I have solved that little problem
You just can't have a proper English Cottage without a few dogs lounging by the hearth. (IMHO)

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! .

There is parking for three vehicles on the brick circle-drive.

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.
- Shiftable Support - MASTER by mustluvcatz (MLC) @ MTS2 - Without this, the roof supports at the front door will flash blue.
- Maxoid Archive Items - Missink Point Pyramid Topiary

If you want a working closet just inside the front door: Single Tile Closets by donaldb01 @ 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 Caramel Paint - Untrimmed

Custom Content Included:
- Simple Passage Modular by HugeLunatic (HL) @ Sims2Artists - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Balustrade Stairs made Recolorable by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ MTS2 - no script file needed as these override the original stairs.
- Balustrade Stairs - Open Underneath by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ Sims2Artists - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Arts and Crafts Door and RECs by LeeFish/Leesester @ MTS2
- Mauritania Arches Add On Set by LeeFish/Leesester @ MTS2
- Colonial Fireplace - without chimney by mia86 @ MTS2
- SHIFTABLE Roof Support by mustluvcatz (MLC) @ MTS2
- BreezeLess Doublehung 2T Window by LeeFish/Leesester @ MTS2
- BreezeLess Window Add On Set by LeeFish/Leesester @ LeeFish
- Attic Window 2T by keoni @ keoni-chan.tumblr
- Manor Roof REC06 - Buffett Green 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: 2x3
Lot Price (furnished): $52,673

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
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #1920s, #English, #Cottage, #Colonial, #2-click foundation, #3 bedroom, #vintage, #1920's, #floor plans, #real life, #CatherineTCJD