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Harry Potter Collection: Godric's Hollow

by StephSim Posted 6th Nov 2007 at 3:46 AM - Updated 16th Sep 2011 at 6:46 PM by StephSim : MTS2 House Information Update
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MAGIC: Harry Potter Collection of Lots!

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: Godric's Hollow



Note: The Christmas decor used in the pictures comes from the Christmas Stuff Pack. Since I removed the Stuff Packs, they are no longer a part of the decorated Godric's Hollow.

LOT INFORMATION
This has to be my FAVORITE lot of the Harry Potter Collection so far. The details are amazing! (Don't worry, NO SPOILERS here!) Beginning with the Town Square and it's Obelisk Monument, on to the Kissing Gate entrance to the graveyard behind the church and ending with the Potter Cottage where it all began for Harry Potter. Harry Potter Story Makers and fans will have a BLAST strolling through Godric's Hollow! I promise! YOU MUST SEE this lot in the game to believe it! Totally WICKED!

Godric's Hollow
Lot Data
COMMERCIAL LOT / §0 / 5 x 5 Lot / Partially Furnished / 2 Stories (Highest Level)

Includes:
A Town Square with War Memorial Obelisk in the Center
The Obelisk contains a list of Godric Hollow heroes for Muggles and an image of the Potter family etched in stone for Witches and Wizards. I included both walls so you can change them as needed or leave as it is!


Church with a Massive Graveyard (Minimally Decorated)
I REALLY used the books to try to get the details of the graveyard correct from the Kissing Gate entrance to the location of the Dumbledore and Potter graves. I didn't decorate the insides too much as I personally will be using objects I didn't get from free sites for this church. I will leave it to your decorating expertise.


A Public House /Pub (Decorated)
Bar Downstairs, His/Her Restrooms, Beds Upstairs (Sleeps 4), Upstairs Showers (4)

A Book Cafe / Book store, Computer Cafe, Restaurant (Decorated)
Downstairs: Computers, Books for Sale
Upstairs: Restaurant

Haberdashery / Clothes Store(Decorated)
Downstairs: Ladies and Gentlesmens Clothing Store
Upstairs: Restrooms

Grocers (Decorated)
Small community grocery store

Post Office (Not Decorated)
I leave this to you. I was going to use my owl wallpaper for the upstairs (for the Magical Folk) and make the downstairs a standard Post Office (for the Muggles who visit Godric's Hollow). Hope this helps a little!

Pond Area
A small pond behind the stores, cottages and Bathilda Bagshot's home.

6 Cottages
There are 6 Cottages. Three are at one end of Godric's Hollow and 3 are on the other end past the church. Bathilda Bagshot's Cottage is somewhat isolated. It is the grey stone building with red window shutters. The cottage at the end of the lot (with the crumbled roof courtesy of Lord Voldemort) represents the Potter Cottage. The Potter Cottage has a memorial sign for the Potters. The cottages are not decorated (with the exception of the dilapidated Potter Cottage). I could not decide if I wanted them to be purely decorative, serve as small businesses or actually simply be small homes, so...YOU decide!



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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: Ailias, bootsbrisket, Cazkiwi, fireflies and lara9taylor. Be sure to browse the links at the end of the post for other fabulous downloads by each artist!

ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS!
Although the following item is NOT included in the download, I thought it would add a little authenticity to this lot:
Maylin's Telephone Booth Cover
For this lot, I created a few red walls to represent the London Phone Box (an idea first executed by cyclonesue). They are purely decorative as house phones do not work in community lots. However, there is a totally wonderful London Style Community Phone Booth cover created by Maylin that can be used to replace my booths in this lot if you so wish. The booth cover can be downloaded here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...845#post1812845

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 community lot!
Stephanie 2U

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Lot Size: 5 x 5
Lot Price: §0 (Commercial Lot)

Custom Content by Me:
- Snowy Brick Floor 1 and 2
- Snow Blue Bumpy Floor 5 x 5
- Natural Snow Floor 2 x 2 and 5 x 5
- Dark Oak Wood Floor
- Normal Oak Wood Floor
- Seamless Black Granite Floor
- Seamless Grey Granite Floor
- Grey Granite Headstone DD1 and 2 Walls
- Hogwarts Floor 1
- Harry Potter Brick Floor 3
- Inspired Floor 10
- White Marble Headstone 1 and 2 Walls
- White Marble Lichen Ice A and B Walls
- Crushed Ice Terrain
- Big Bumpy Terrain
- Disturbed Snow Terrain
- Grassy Snow Terrain
- Snow Natural (THE BEST SNOW GROUNDCOVER EVER)
- Moss Brick Terrain
- Lichen 2 and 3 Walls
- Snowy Building Wall 1
- Black Granite Wall
- Black Granite Wall Potter 1 and 2
- Desperate Housewives: Young 2 - 4 Walls
- Grey Granite Wall
- Granite Headstone DD 1 and 2 Floors
- Harry Potter Brick 6 Wall
- Harry Potter Brick 8 Wall
- Harry Potter Brick 12 Wall
- Harry Potter Brick 17 Wall
- Harry Potter Brick 17 Leaky Cauldron A Wall
- Harry Potter Brick 17 Leaky Cauldron B Wall
- Purge and Dowse Wall
- Hogwarts Wall 3
- Godric Hollow Walls 1-3 - Post Office
- Godric's Hollow Walls 4 and 5 - Pub
- Godric's Hollow Walls 6 and 7 - Book Cafe
- Godric's Hollow Walls 7 and 8 - Clothes Store
- Godric's Hollow Walls 10 and 11 - Grocers
- London Phone Booth 6 (Alternative)
- London Booth Walls 2
- London Booth Walls 4
- Alternative Color Phone Booth
- Blue and White Ornate (Malfoy Manor)
- Green Floral Wall (Malfoy Manor)
- Godric's Hollow Obelisk Walls 1 - 4
- Godric's Hollow Walls - Potter Ruins 1 - 4
- Snowy Building Walls 2 - 5
- Vibrant Texture 3
- Weasley Wall 6A
- White Marble Floor
- White Marble Walls Headstone 1 - 4


Custom Content Included:
- Red Edge Smoother by By Ailias
- Bootsbrisket's Gravestones by bootsbrisket
- Long and Short Grass with Mesh (Light & Dark Green) by Cazkiwi
- Snow Covered Bougainvillea and Hibiscus by fireflies
- Church Cross (White Mesh & Black Recolor ) by lara9taylor

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: 6.16 MB · Downloads: 5,392 · 6th Nov 2007
6.16 MB 5,392 6th Nov 2007
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 7th Nov 2007 at 8:35 PM
first to post???
This is AMAZING!!! All the details of the obelisk and of the sign!
I love this Stephanie!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 8th Nov 2007 at 10:28 AM
Very well done, love the set,
have to say this is was done with alot of attention to detail.
you have an eye for putting lots together and making them look fantastic.
Space Pony
#4 Old 10th Nov 2007 at 5:18 AM
Oh.. Emm...GEEEE!

The work put into this is absolutely stunning! I'm so jealous of the people who create like this!

*Seriously, where do you find the time? Hahaha*

Can't wait to explore the nooks and crannies (I have to find a copy of H&M in the shops first, but it's on my to-do list for Monday!)

Gorgeous work, thanks for sharing your talent with us all

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look so astonished!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 10th Nov 2007 at 6:28 AM
Laura,
Thank you! I'm glad you have time to leave your Potter world and take glimpses at mine! Keep designing. Looking forward to seeing your "Diagon Alley".
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fireflies - Thanks for the compliments ! I appreaciate you sharing your snow covered trees. Did you notice that I combined the original trees with yours to give it a not so cold look? Thanks for sharing your objects!
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Cazkiwi,
Man, Electronic Arts should send me a check! I do believe I used one the H&M clothing racks in this lot...Thanks for the compliment and sharing your objects. The grass looks perfect in the lot, especially by the overgrown, dilapidated Potter Cottage. Thanks again!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#6 Old 14th Nov 2007 at 1:26 PM Last edited by KneazlePuff : 14th Nov 2007 at 1:27 PM. Reason: Grammatical Error - doh!
Oh geez, this is just amazing! I literally got shivers down my spine. The work you must have put into this is just unbelievable - more than I can truely contemplate! I adore the Harry Potter series, and especially anything I can get to add the magic to my sims' world! So many of these things are very similar to how I imagine them whilst reading the books, it's uncanny. Lily and James's grave in particular made me all shivery... Ahh.. if only it was all real! Lol, Harry Potter has been my obsession for some time... now I can finally have things in my game. The comment isn't just for this lot, but for all the rest too! Well done!

*~ Em ~*
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 3:07 PM
Too cute.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 4:08 AM
KneazlePuff...when you said, "shivers down my spine" I cannot enter the Godric's Hollow lot now without feeling an air of mystery! Too funny! Thank you (a lot later than usual) for the wonderful comment. I truly appreciate your Potter enthusiasm over my lots! :D
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Claire...I hope you enjoy the download! Have fun creating your Potter neighborhood!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Wiki Wizard
#9 Old 25th Mar 2008 at 8:26 PM
Thanks, this is really good:D


It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 26th Mar 2008 at 12:13 AM
This is (to date) my favorite individual lot DD. I had a blast creating it. I felt as though I've been to this place after reading the books (especially the last 2). My son ran around during Spring Break dressed in his Harry Potter Quidditch outfit with his Nimbus broom driving me crazy! I'm slowly introducing him to the Harry Potter lots. He likes this one. Take care.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 6:24 PM
thank you, i love this lot ^^, those wallpapers of harry lilly and jacob is really authentic.

Kofforda<3
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Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 6th May 2008 at 6:52 PM Last edited by StephSim : 6th May 2008 at 7:05 PM.
You are most welcomed kofforda! The image used for the Potter family on the obelisk was taken from an etching and I made the mother and father's hair longer and added glasses to Jame's face using the Window's Paint program no less. It was fun to do though. I also love the gravesite textures! Of course, that would make me somewhat grim. Do enjoy the download!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#13 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 7:38 AM
i am a harry potter fanatic and so happy for all the harry potter lots you make.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 6:42 PM
Thanks itsatrashylife!
I hope you enjoy enjoy all of them. I've created more than 30 Harry Potter lots here at MTS2. There is an entire Harry Potter planet here at MTS2 if you haven't already found it. Be sure to check out the lots by Lauralaima here: http://hideki.modthesims2.com/member.php?userid=458037 and Dumbledore's Army stuff here: http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=145882 . There's so much more if you just do a basic Harry Potter search. Do enjoy the downloads!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 12:57 PM
Hauntingly beautiful...having read the books it makes me a little melencholy to actually walk the hollow. The detail in all of your lots is astonishing, I have them all and love each and everyone, but I also have a special affinity to this one, so much history there.

Thank you so much for all your painstaking time and effort to bring Harry's world to life for all of us.

"I don't read the script. The script reads me."
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 9:34 PM
Leslie,
Thank you for this wonderful response. I found it truly touching! Yes. The last 2 books especially were very inspiring and really pulled you in. With the Half-Blood Prince being released in theatres this coming November here in the states, I am really looking forward to seeing the book come to life. While many may find fault with the movies, I think they add greatly to keeping the books alive! Do enjoy the lots!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#17 Old 9th Jan 2009 at 1:48 AM
The Gravestone is what did it for me. I never (okay, once) comment on people's creations, but this deserves recognition beyond what I can offer. Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 16th Jan 2009 at 12:40 AM
hpkid,
Yes! The grave...*sigh*...(reminiscing). You are most welcomed!This is my absolute favorite of the Potter lots. I was so excited to add the various details from the book! Do enjoy the download.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 9th May 2009 at 11:10 PM
...wow....*mouth drops to floor* you are amazing!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 12th May 2009 at 12:14 AM
Thank you for the compliment and do enjoy the downloads Samtian.
~*~Stephanie~*~

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#21 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 12:30 AM
Marvelous Harry Potter Series!

Thank you so much.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 8:40 PM
You're welcomed.

Do enjoy the downloads.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#23 Old 8th Sep 2010 at 10:56 PM
i love the detail in your lot steph, especially the memorial and the sign outside the potters home! I did that once for sims 1 and i have to say you did a great job!! Thank you for sharing!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 11th Sep 2010 at 5:15 PM
Glad you like lilac sim! Yeah...I found the descriptions of Godric's Hollow in the books to be very "real". It's like I could see it in my mind, but not quite capture it. One day, I hope to revisit my Harry Potter lots and refine them. I must complete other projects first!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#25 Old 9th Feb 2011 at 9:43 AM
Its so amacing wow you're an artist i saw the sixtine chapel and then i think this person is incredibble thanks thank you very much
god bless you now and ever thanks
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