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Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place

by jhd1189 Posted 30th Jul 2007 at 10:28 PM - Updated 2nd Aug 2007 at 8:46 PM by jhd1189 : updated pictures
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

This is one of my favorite locations from the Harry Potter world, but I couldn't find a Sim version of it that satisfied me... so I made my own. :D

Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place is a narrow Georgian rowhouse built in a section of London that has seen better days. The house is invisible to muggles, and the neighbors living nearby simply find it amusing that the addresses skip from 11 to 13.

Although this house has served generations of Black family members (many of whom were pure-blood fanatics, Slytherin students, or even Death Eaters), its newest owner, Sirius Black, converted the house into a headquarters for the elusive Order of the Phoenix.

Unfortunately, the house is in an even greater state of disrepair than the outside might suggest. Every nook and cranny is draped in a heavy film of cobwebs, the bathroom walls are smeared over with years of muck, and bits of wallpaper are starting to peel away in one of the bedrooms. The floorboards are faded and creaky, the attic is a terrifying mess of antiques and dark artifacts, and the rooms are decorated with all sorts of grotesque things. Gargoyles, suits of armor, musty curtains, and more await anyone brave enough to move in here.

Oh, and for your Sims' sakes, they'd better not be descended from muggles... or they might get an earful from the portrait of Walburga Black in the parlour. She doesn't take kindly to mudbloods and the like.

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 227,452

Custom Content Included:
- Corner Cobwebs by Targa
- Floor Cobwebs by Targa
- Georgian Entry Door by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Palladian Window by phoenix_phaerie
- 1 Tile Window with Surround by macarossi
- window Mediterranean 2 tile V2 by macarossi
- Cauldron, medieval stove, flour sacks, decorative broom, stack of books by Taroo
- by Taroo
- Table recolor, chair recolor, counter recolor, and mortar and pestle by Lethe_s
- Antique Table Phone and black recolor by HystericalParoxysm by HystericalParoxysm
- 3 Tile Poster by Qortex
- Knight On The Tiles by gromit
- 3 Tile Poster Recolor by sgoobysnacks29
- "La Gargouille" Ornamental Sculpture by gromit
-Manor Wall, Manor Wall with inlaid pattern, and matching Manor Carpet by komosims  by komosims
- Roof Spire by JohnBrehaut1 of MTS2

Ok, so... you're going to have to download a few things outside of the site... I know, I know, I'm sorry.

Custom Content NOT Included-

The antique bedroom, antique living room, antique bathroom, and misc. antiques, all from 4eversimfantasy.

The Tapestry Mesh and Tapestry Mesh 2x1 from caravansims, available here.

(The tapestries are under Bric-a-brac >> Medieval >> Decorations, and they're the two tapestries on either side of the narrow tapestry in the middle.)

Special Thanks-

I'd also like to give a special thanks to Lethe_s, for giving me permission to include her medieval kitchen recolors, and to JohnBrehaut1 for making that awesome roof spire that I used on this lot.

My Policy Thingy-

Don't upload this lot anywhere else, but feel free to use it to your heart's content in movies and screen shots.

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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Size: 3.71 MB · Downloads: 7,974 · 30th Jul 2007
3.71 MB 7,974 30th Jul 2007
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#2 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 6:51 AM
Oh, I like it! You did a nice job, I like all the cobwebs you added, and your little segment about the house! Thanks!

Please do not re-upload my houses or Sims anywhere, even if it is just refurnished.

Thank you for your consideration.
#3 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 8:10 AM
Wow, great version of the Grimmauld location and great lot in any case. Useful addition for all of us addicted to the Potter saga. Thank you and ciao.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 9:11 AM
oh how i love you! thank you so much, i cant wait to move in Sirius ^^

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#5 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 9:36 AM
Wow, that's great!! Wonderful. I love old buildings and HP and so this is perfect. Thank you very much.

Lab Assistant
#6 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 9:52 AM
Lovely! This looks closer to how I imagined it in the book than the movie version does (minus the sprawling expanse of grass ).
#7 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 9:56 AM
Sensational! You´ve given the written words a look! Thank you
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 10:06 AM
What alot of commendable effort! You did a great job!!!


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#9 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 10:08 AM
Yay, this is just perfect! i was thinking about making one myself but I doubt I could do anything better than this: you even got Mrs Black! :D
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 10:30 AM
You absolutely nailed my mental image of this place. <3

And as an amusing side note, I've been reading too much Harry Potter related things lately, and for a second, I was amazed that MTS2 does not censor "mudblood." *shakes head*

Great work!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 1:20 PM
It's good, though it doesn't match my mental version of it (like a chavvy scummy terraced house! :P). I really like it though!

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#12 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 2:16 PM
Wow! Fantastic atmosphere, jhd! You’ve done a wonderful job at recreating the mood and the architecture down to even the smallest details. Thank you for sharing it.
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#13 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 2:41 PM
Fabulously done. I may picture a few things a bit differently but this is definitely by far the closest thing to the Grimmauld Place of my mind that I've ever seen. This is definitely going into my HP neighborhood the next time I play!
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#14 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 3:26 PM
Originally Posted by phoenix_phaerie
Lovely! This looks closer to how I imagined it in the book than the movie version does (minus the sprawling expanse of grass ).

When I was originally taking screen shots for this lot, I had it surrounded by other rowhouses and there were other urban buildings in the background... but they were just too overpowering, so I opted to just plop the building by itself in the middle of a grassy field

Thanks for all the feedback everyone! I'm glad you all like it.

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 3:28 PM
I think you may have convinced me to finally give in and start that HP neighborhood I've been dreaming of. That and the fact that I already have practically all the CC you used. Great job! Can't wait to play it!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 4:54 PM
This is so great, it looks much better than the movieversion of the house I think! Thanks!

Field Researcher
#17 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 8:08 PM
OMG! This is beautiful! And it's on a small lot so I can use it!! Thanks!

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#18 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 9:29 PM
Wow! I love it! I really love the sayings and things on the pictures.
That is what sold me!
Err, downloaded?
Whatever, loooove it<3
Test Subject
#19 Old 3rd Aug 2007 at 3:25 AM

Just kidding. Thank you. Some of my sims are going to have to move now.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 3rd Aug 2007 at 3:50 AM
Lovely rendition, and a fantastic job.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 9th Aug 2007 at 4:54 PM
just wanted to tell you that i've been playing this lot and i've been absolutely my favorite in my game right now, and i don't usually download other lots for my game because i like to build. my dismal victorian family looks absolutely perfect in there. the backyard is perfect for some grim doggies. they adopted Webster the stray black airedale and Lulu the black lab. They have puppies named Padfoot and Fang.

As a note though, while I loved the facade of the empty house next to it, it interfered with gameplay and made things bouncy and slower, so i lobbed it off. in it's place they have room for a carriage hold and a bigger backyard. Other than that, I've found your lot to be pretty much perfect in tone and in gameplay. Absolutely fantastic job both as houses go AND as an HP tribute. I'd love to see more work like this. Thanks for sharing!!
Test Subject
#22 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 5:08 PM
damn! i just deinstalled pets...and i just l.o.v.e this place! its much better than in the film!

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#23 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 4:00 AM
This is seriously (or siriusly, if you'll allow me that) amazing! Breathtaking! It's a work of art. And I really strongly agree with the other posters that it's better than what they did with it in the movie. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 4:10 AM
This is just great. Now if I can only find Malfoy Manor, I'll be happy.

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#25 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 3:07 PM
Oh my! This is perfect! So many little details in just one house, even Mrs Black xD
Now I just HATE myself for not having Seasons, but I'm not allow to buy any other expansion other that Pets. But I can still enjoy it's beauty <3
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