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Harry Potter Collection: Grimmauld Neighborhood

by StephSim Posted 17th Nov 2007 at 7:38 PM - Updated 4th Jun 2009 at 12:51 AM by StephSim : MTS2 House Information Update
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MAGIC: Harry Potter Collection of Lots!


Note:
The image above gives you an idea of how to set up the Grimmauld Neighborhood. First, select a "t" intersection and place Grimmauld Square on a corner. Then place Grimmauld Place lots 11, 12 and 13 across from the phone booth side of Grimmauld Square. Place 10 Grimmauld Place diagonal to Grimmauld Square, adjacent to 11 Grimmauld Place. Place Grimmauld Place lots 7,8 and 9 in a row on the empty area of the intersection.

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION
This set includes both residential and commercial lots. There are a total of 25 download pages (with 34 individual files to download) in this collection.

See my Journal for details and changes about the Harry Potter Collection:
Steph's Journal - http://www.modthesims2.com/member/j...owjournal&j=570

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Harry Potter Collection: Grimmauld Neighborhodd

HOUSE INFORMATION
This is my Sim version of the Grimmauld Neighborhood. There are 8 lots altogether (7 Residential and 1 Commercial). The Residential lots are exact clones of one another. They are 7 Grimmauld Place through 13 Grimmauld Place. Only 12 Grimmauld Place (THE BLACK FAMILY HOME) is decorated in the splendor of pure Black history. The family tree walls and the cobwebs help bring 12 Grimmauld Place to life. The Commercial lot includes 5 undecorated buildings surrounding Grimmauld Square and a children's park in the corner.

Note: I did not removed the original post of Grimmauld Place ( http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=251664 ) because it is totally different in design and might be preferred to this newer version.



RESIDENTIAL LOTS
12 Grimmauld Place
RESIDENTIAL LOT / 2 x 4 Lot / §333,611 / Furnished (Except 5th Floor, Basement and Attic) / 5 Stories (Plus a Basement and an Attic) /



1st Floor: Parlour, Dining Room, Kitchen, Entry Hall, Office, 1/2 Bathroom
2nd Floor: Master Study, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom
3rd Floor: Drawing Room (where the Order of the Phoenix meets) and 1/2 Bath
4th Floor: Sirius's Bedroom in Red, Regulus' (Sirius' Brother) Bedroom in Green & a Full Bathroom
5th Floor: 2 Empty Rooms and 1/2 Bathroom
Basement & Attic: Empty

Note: All Grimmauld Place Residential lots have the have the same layout as 12 Grimmauld place. With the exception of 12 Grimmauld Place, the other lots are not decorated.



COMMERCIAL LOT
5 Buildings / UNFURNISHED / Spaces for Grocers, Hair Salon, Clothing, Restaurant, Arcade / 2 Stories / Park

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OTHER INFORMATION
THANK YOU!
I owe the deepest of gratitude to all the extraordinary artists whose objects helped to bring my vision of Harry Potter's Magical World to life! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with the Sim community. Thank you to the following artists for helping to bring a little "magic" to the Sim World: mzcynnamon, Mia86, Gromit, Khakidoo, XxHalfBloodPrincexX and Targa. Be sure to browse the links at the end of the post for other fabulous downloads by each artist!

MY TEXTURES:
All stephanie b. walls, floors and ground covers included in houses downloaded from MTS2 can be used in lot creations on any free or pay site as long as I receive credit for the textures. Please do not post my textures (walls, floors or groundcovers) or lots on other sites without my permission or reupload them as your own by giving them color face-lifts without giving me credit for the original design. Thank you!

NOT A CARBON COPY:
These lots are creations from my imagination based mainly on excerpts from the books and on-line information. I am basing very little on the movie versions of each place, so don't expect exact replica's of movie versions of the various places in the Magic and Muggle World.

MY VISION FOR HARRY POTTER NEIGHBORHOOD:
My vision for this neighborhood is that the students do not "live" in Hogwarts. I see the school as home to only a few teachers (Dumbledore, McGonagall, Trelawney). Everyone else is spread out in either their family homes or in the Summer Houses.

MY SOURCE:
I used the floorplans found on the Harry Potter Lexicon site as inspiration. For extensive Potter INFORMATION, checkout the HP Lexicon here: www.hp-lexicon.org

MY JOURNAL
Be sure to download the entire Harry Potter Collection of lots here at Mod the Sims 2 (as they appear):
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/StephSim

Enjoy the downloads!
Stephanie 2U


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RESIDENTIAL LOTS
Lot Size: 2 x 4 (All 7 lots)

Lot Price: §129,518 - 7 Grimmauld Place
Lot Price: §129,517 - 8 Grimmauld Place
Lot Price: §129,466 - 9 Grimmauld Place
Lot Price: §129,156 - 10 Grimmauld Place
Lot Price: §129,458 - 11 Grimmauld Place
Lot Price: §333,611 - 12 Grimmauld Place (Black Family Home)
Lot Price: §130,124 - 13 Grimmauld Place

COMMUNITY LOT
Lot Size: 5 x 6 - Grimmauld Square
Lot Price: §0- Grimmauld Square

Custom Content by Me:
- Dark Stone Floor
- Inspired Floor 8
- Grimmauld Address 11
- Harry Potter Brick 6
- Inspired Floor 15
- Green Floral Floor
- Golden Tin Linoleum Floor
- Bold Red Floral Carpet
- Brown & Olive Floral Carpet
- Ministry of Magic Wood Floor
- Beach Grass Terrain 1
- Floral Yellow Wall
- Elf Plaque 1
- Elf Plaque 2
- Elf Plaque 3
- Elf Plaque 4
- Black Portrait Set (8 Walls)
- Black Family Tree Set (5 Walls)
- Atomic Wall 14
- Spinner's End Wall 1
- 12 Grimmauld Place A - Sign
- Green Floral Wall
- Golden Tin Wall
- Golden Trim Golden Tin Wall
- Blue Toile Wall
- Green Striped Wall
- Bold Red Floral Wall
- Olive and Brown Floral Wall
- Mustard Striped Wall
- Gold Trim Mustard Striped Wall
- Cream & Tan Floral Wall
- Gold Trim Cream & Tan Floral Wall
- Ministry of Magic Panel (51)
- Grimmauld Place Sign 13
- Brick Floor 8
- Brick Wall 4 & Apartment 7 Sign
- Brick Wall 7 & Apartment 8 Sign
- Brick Wall 9 & Apartment 9 Sign
- Brick Wall 13 & Apartment 10 Sign

Custom Content Included:
- Left & Right Stately Lions (used with permission) by Gromit
- Cypress Based Shrub by khakidoo
- Narrow Cypress Base by khakidoo
- Boulder Chair by khakidoo
- Gentrific "Flame-O-Rama" Fireplace WITHOUT CHIMNEY by mia86
- Black Residential Roof by mzcynnamon
- Corner Cobwebs by Targa
- Large Whomping Willow by XxHalfBloodPrincexX

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sb08HPCGrimmauldSquare.zip

Size: 1.96 MB · Downloads: 1,954 · 12th Mar 2008
1.96 MB 1,954 12th Mar 2008
sb08HPC10GrimmauldPlace.zip

Size: 3.02 MB · Downloads: 1,777 · 12th Mar 2008
3.02 MB 1,777 12th Mar 2008
sb08HPC09GrimmauldPlace.zip

Size: 2.99 MB · Downloads: 1,808 · 12th Mar 2008
2.99 MB 1,808 12th Mar 2008
sb08HPC08GrimmauldPlace.zip

Size: 3.07 MB · Downloads: 1,772 · 12th Mar 2008
3.07 MB 1,772 12th Mar 2008
sb08HPC07GrimmauldPlace.zip

Size: 3.07 MB · Downloads: 1,872 · 12th Mar 2008
3.07 MB 1,872 12th Mar 2008
sb07HPC13GrimmauldPlace.zip

Size: 2.95 MB · Downloads: 2,150 · 17th Nov 2007
2.95 MB 2,150 17th Nov 2007
sb07HPC12GrimmauldPlace.zip

Size: 5.41 MB · Downloads: 2,807 · 17th Nov 2007
5.41 MB 2,807 17th Nov 2007
sb07HPC11GrimmauldPlace.zip

Size: 3.08 MB · Downloads: 2,184 · 17th Nov 2007
3.08 MB 2,184 17th Nov 2007
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12 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts
Cult Leader
#2 Old 18th Nov 2007 at 4:45 AM
Wow, this looks awesome. Great work.
Instructor
#3 Old 18th Nov 2007 at 6:16 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your Harry Potter lot series. I'm much enjoying them and appreciate all your work!

pureheart
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Nov 2007 at 1:04 PM
Thanks very much! I tried having sims live in numbers 11 and 13, but everyone kept wandering round together - so this is great thanks! I no longer have to worry about the lives of the muggles of numbers 11 and 13! As ever, fabulous work!

*~ Em ~*
Forum Resident
#5 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 2:07 AM
Wow! This revision is fabulous and is such a nice surprise. =D I love the exterior! And the interior looks so rich in taste; it's gorgeous and definitely fits my image of the Black House.

And I'm so delighted at the smaller lot size, since I find that my computer lags a bit when I'm playing on larger lots...Thank you! :]
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 23rd Nov 2007 at 8:56 AM
Thanks for the positive feedback everyone.

KneazlePuff, that's funny. I guess you could have locked the doors on the other 2 buildings to keep your Simmies from roaming! I can imagine that. I have build quite a few LARGE lots for the Potter collection, but this redesign has made me rethink lot size immensely. I think my future uploads (after the Harry Potter collection) will have more of a variety. I will keep residential lots small (unless they are MANSIONS) and reserve the larger lots for commercial areas. It's funny as when I actually PLAYED the Sims in the past, I mainly played in small lots.

Starfish, ditto. I was surprised too as I don't know where the energy came from last week. I was working on and COMPLETED 4 lots at once! NEVERMORE! :D

Thanks again everyone! I'm off to paint my son's bedroom at 2:00 in the morning! He just celebrated his 7th birthday. Spiderman rules the day. He had a basketball court mural. Now he wants a RED bedroom with the Spiderman theme. I am going to be covered in red paint sleeping on the floor by 6:00 A.M.. As usual, it was supposed to be a simple paint job, but I decided to do a faux finish on the red walls, add a fake window with a useable window sill above his bed, hang yarn spiders from the ceiling and graffitti his name in a painted spider web. YUP...dead asleep by 6:00 A.M.!

stephanie b.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 3:02 PM
Thank you, I prefer the decorated version.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 11:11 AM
You are welcomed Claire! Enjoy the download!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#9 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 7:58 AM
This is absolutely spectacular! Thank you so much!

Lord let me live this day so that if I found it was my last I would have lived it no differently.

"It's the simple things in life you treasure."
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 12th Mar 2008 at 8:26 AM Last edited by StephSim : 12th Mar 2008 at 8:49 AM.
Thanks Rhinsmsi!

12 Grimmauld Place is actually one of my favorite places in the Harry Potter books. It has so much history and so many core events happen there! I love the idea of having a Family Tree as part of the wall paper (be sure to click on the image -GR2f- to get a small glimpse of the Black Family Tree)!

steph

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 15th Dec 2008 at 5:56 AM
This is such an amazing set of lots StephSim, you make me want to create a HP neighborhood!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 18th Dec 2008 at 12:29 AM
Thank you. Please do create a neighborhood, after all that was my intention for creating the lots. It was a lot of work, but once I finished I was most happy with the results. My favorite to date still has to be Godric's Hollow! Take care and once again I truly appreciate your taking time to look at and/or download my lots as you made comments on them. I bow to you!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~