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Gwrych Barony Tudor Village House

by StephSim Posted 16th Sep 2011 at 2:46 PM - Updated 7th Dec 2011 at 10:05 PM by StephSim
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There are two versions of the same house available for download in this post. One is a functional home business and the other is simply a home.

The Gwrych Barony Tudor Village House is designed for a seamstress and a cooper (barrel maker). This lot includes a three story home and a two story barn. The barn doubles as a workspace for the cooper (or a barrel shop as a home business). The first floor in the House Version includes a seamstress room, but the entire first floor is a seamstress shop in the business version.

House Information:
Residential Lot (with Home and Business Versions)

House Version Cost:
Business Version Cost:

Both Lots:
1x3 Lot
3 Story Home with 2 Story Barn
2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4)
4 Bathrooms/Toilets (2 Full and 2 Half)
Fully Furnished

* The lots are indentical with the exception of the first and second floor layouts in the main house. The first floor of the House Version has a dining hall to entertain company, while the first floor of the Business Version is a sewing shop. The second floor of both lots serves as a Family Room. It is a kitchen and sitting area. In the House Version there is more seating, while in the Business Version there is less seating, but a buffet table has been added.

* This lot includes several invisible items used as OMSP slots. If you decide to redecorate and see items that are seemingly floating, simply click under them to enable the invisible objects before moving or deleting them.

* The Gwrych lots include an invisible dishwasher and mini-fridge. The dishwasher is typically beneath a counter in a water bucket and the mini-fridge is typically beneath a counter in a bucket of food. Both can be accessed by clicking on the buckets. The stove in the kitchen by Numenor serves both as an oven and a trash compactor. There is also an invisible driveway to the left of the lot.

* In both versions, there is a sewing table which includes an invisible Freetime Sewing Machine (compliments of Sophie-David). It is the table with the sewing samples on it and can be accessed by clicking on the table.

* This lot has been play tested. I mainly did so to test the functionality of the home business. Don't forget to lock the stairwell door that leads to the main house and the upper level door in the barn that leads to the main house at the onset of starting your home business.

* I added sidedoors from the bathrooms in the upper level of the house for Sims to "symbolically" dump waste in the ditch on the right side of the house. I added a couple of "stinky" effects to the ditch for a bit of realism. I would not advise loading lots with these effects.

* Lot activities include television viewing, ax throwing, barbecuing, darts, pottery, sewing, sleeping, reading, eating and dancing.


Lot Size: 1x3

Lot Price: 99,876 Simoleons House Version and 105,814 Simoleons Business Version

Custom Content by Me:
- Elemental - Dirt 2 Terrain
- Medieval Floor 42
- Elemental - Water 2
- Moss Brick
- Beach Grass Terrain 1
- Lichen 3 by stephanie b. 2007
- StephSim's Terrain Stone in Grass 1
- Medieval Terrain 14 by StephSim 2009

Custom Content Included:
- Basegame Barrel Set: Master Trashcan, End Table, Coffee Table and Water Bucket by Sophie-David
- Trash Barrel Contents Recolours - Apples, String Beans, Brown Potatoes and Wheat by Sophie-David
- Trash Barrel Recolours - Dark Red, Aged Red, Aged Green, Dark Grey, Light Grey and Medium Grey by Sophie-David
- Trash Barrel Recolours - Dark Oak, Old Aged Oak, Old Oak, Medium Oak and Light Oak by Sophie-David
- Chair Bucket and Comfy Chair Bucket by Sophie-David
- Decorative Storage Bucket, Barrel and Puddle by Sophie-David
- Horizontal Sack Master with Brown, Grey and Messy Recolours by Sophie-David
- Walnut Medieval Maxis Recolours Set by Sophie-David
* Display Pedestal, Display Shelf, Single Cheap Bed, Double Bed, Armchair, Cheap Bookcase, Seasons Counter & Countertop, Apartment Life Shelf Recolour
* Dartboard, University Items (Chair, Table, Dining Table,) Seasons (Rack, Juice Rack, Corner Shelf & Spice Rack)
- Invisible Sewing Machine, Dishwasher and Mini-Fridge by Sophie-David
- Effects - Trash Stink Large by Sophie-David
- Arch Column (Included with Permission) by SimWardrobe
- Arch Column Recolour 5 by Sherahbim
- Tudor Build Set: Walls (2, 3, 16 and Cottage Wood), Floors (Ceiling, Wood and 2) by Sherahbim
- Larger Capacity Targa Mini-Fridge by Lord Darcy at MTS2
- "Le Chateau" Door by -Maylin-
- Recolour of Chateau Door by BillySIMS139
- Haystack Bed by -Maylin-
- Lantern (Red Mesh and Black Recolour) by -Maylin-
- 1-Tile Merry-making Dining Table by Ailias
- Antique Bread Roll Basket by mdhttr323
- Bali Loveseat by Tarox
- Oil or Vinegar Drizzler and Recolour 1 by Buggybooz at Mod The Sims 2
- Store Jar and Recolours 3 and 4 by Buggybooz at Mod The Sims 2
- Cracker Barrel Chess by Aligeth @ MTS2
- Crystal Ball Television by wintermuteai1
- 3x4 Floor Rug by Nicolafred
- Medieval Floor Tile by corvidophile2
- Medieval Sets: Tapestry, 2 Benches,Toilet and Sink by Tarox
- Hen House by Tarox Sims 2
- Hay Bale by rosalind_10
- Anno House Tools: 2 Hammers, Axe, Rake, Shovel and Saw by Hexameter
- Wood Pile by feeEssen
- Banya Broom by Jeka
- Jeka's Log Fence Recolours: Dark Woods 3a and 3b by Kalimero
- Atlanta Wall Set: Plant and Mirror by Parsimonious Sims 2
- "Eponymous Garden Set" Potato and Radish by Parsimonious Sims 2
- "Pirate Bay" Dock Window by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Decorative Mailbox Cover and Goth Recolour by Parsimonious Sims 2
- "Sultana" Jug by Parsimonious Sims 2
- "Woodcutter" Set: Smoke Alarm and Kitchen Bathtub by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Mortar and pestle by Lethe_s
- Music Box by Lethe_s
- Wallpaper mask by Dark Project
- Just a Ladder and Dark Wood Recolour by marvine
- Antique Scroll-in-a-Box Table - Base and Handset by HystericalParoxysm
- Quiltshop Set: Needles & Pin Cushion, Side 3, Bolt 4, Bolt 7 and Fabrics 4 by Cocomama
- "Good Ol' Times" Coal Stove (UV) by Numenor
- Horizontal Magazine Rack and Magazinesby Numenor
- Magazine Rack Brown Recolour by Shoukeir
- Dark Pelt Rug 4 by The Guild Masters
- Wall Mask Pelt 4 by The Guild Masters
- Medieval Wall by Magick Modders
- The Water Barrel Shower by jbeach
- Straw Roof - Mesh by Ermelind
- Window Panel Yellow by sunni9676
- Wood Tile Large by []FeeEssen[/url]
- Xanathonian Crystalsphere Personal Conjurer (PC) by xanathon
- Open Sesame Door Recolor by Dark Project
- Merry Making Light Wood Table Recolour by FairySims
- Fallout Easel by Purity Project
- Medieval Quilt Recolours 3e and 4a by (created specifically for Gwrych) Gwenke33
- Stone Kitchen Sink Recolour by mia86
- Open Me Prairie Window Recolour by kimdelee
- Invisible Driveway by roddyaleixo
- Wood Door Recolour 1 by Pixelhate
- Medieval Money Chest by Crocobaura for the Dark Project
- Open/Closed Business Sign - Apparel by sunni9676
- Hanging Signs: Barrel and Needle & Thread Signs by sunni9676

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

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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#2 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 9:02 PM
This is dream house! This house is so so beautiful, cozy and with domestic feeling. Interior is unique.StephSim this is fantastic creation!!!
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#3 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 9:14 PM
Another shiny (grungy?!) for my 'hood!!!
I'm getting closer and closer to jumping back in time again! tehe
Thank you!
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#4 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 10:29 PM
Brilliant as usual!
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#5 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 4:44 AM
Thank you allison. I was trying to decide how to "photograph" the lot best, because I really wanted the pictures to capture the essence of what it is like to be in the lot in game. So, I'm glad that you could "see" a bit of that.

jbeach, You are most welcomed. I often think about stepping back in time. But, I'm sure it would only be for a visit, just to experience first hand what it would be like to live it. But, I'd definitely have to get back to the present after a few days I'm sure! Take care my friend. My chat meter is low at present, but I'll still check in with you from time to time.

I appreciate the feedback. I still love the "feel" of Blackstone by the way. I'm sort of stuck in the past for now. Again, thank you.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#6 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 12:55 PM
Coolio! My favourite time-frame. Downloading now.

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#7 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 9:53 PM
I love these kinds of houses - this site needs more!! haha

Nice one

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#8 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 6:34 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your talent and hard work. It's inspiring!
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#9 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 1:38 PM
Lady Angel
Thanks. I feel like I'm surrounded by lot builders these days! Seriously, I've been exploring your profile. What stands out for me about your style is you have a way with exteriors, a natural flare I mean. Your lots have a "home" feeling about them. I especially like the exterior appeal of Suburbia (especially how you didn't place the entry facing the street) and Home from Home is as well. At any rate...I appreciate the comment and the download.

LOL! I'm sure there are those who say "enough" with this medieval madness already. But, I will find the end of this project...eventually. The good thing is that the list isn't growing (see last post in Journal), but it's still an extensive list since I am no longer uploading lots in mass sets. But, there will be "more" as you say. Enjoy the download.

You are welcomed tricia. I appreciate your taking time to send a little builder's love my way. Of course with over 150 individual lots uploaded, I figure you must know a little "something" about lot designs! I too am inspired by your creativity and the creativity of many of the lot builders here on MTS. Do take care.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#10 Old 22nd Sep 2011 at 5:31 PM
No, never enough with the "medieval madness" ;-) (Well, not for some time at least... I have a whole medieval/fantasy neighborhood to fill!)

Thank you so much for sharing, it's BEAUTIFUL!
And I love home businesses too!
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#11 Old 23rd Sep 2011 at 5:35 AM
You are welcomed makabaer. Enjoy putting your hood together and exploring the lots.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#12 Old 25th Sep 2011 at 3:41 PM
What a great house StephSim, I always liked your stuff ever since you recreated London!

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#13 Old 26th Sep 2011 at 12:55 PM
Thanks evelynprinzortiz!

That was one of the most intense creation uploads. I was posessed and didn't have time to do all I wanted to do. But, I'm glad you enjoyed the Kensington (London) lots!

Thank you again for the compliments. I appreciate the positive feedback!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#14 Old 29th Sep 2011 at 5:36 AM
Steph, I really do hope you don't stop creating these medieval lots. My main hood is a medieval one, and I absolutely couldn't design a house if my life depended upon it. I need yours! I've seen some other medieval lots out there that I've liked, but yours have the most authentic feel to them.
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#15 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 4:22 AM
Thank you for the compliment, Amber. I still have quite a few Gwrych (medieval) lots to complete, so no worries at present of me not building more medieval lots. Once I complete the Parson's Retreat, I will work on the remaining "commercial" Gwrych Lots and then a few specialty Gwrych lots for the pirates, vamps, werewolves, witches, etc. But the end is much nearer than it used to be!

Do enjoy the Gwrych lots.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#16 Old 13th Nov 2011 at 4:41 AM
another great job! =)
Thank you so much I really love all your work,it's brilliant,please keep at medieval sims and I thank you
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#17 Old 14th Nov 2011 at 6:04 AM
Thanks celinna. I am getting back to building this week. First, got to clear the finished projects off my desktop. But, I want to concentrate on Gwrych solely for a while once I do. So, it will be another round of Gwrych lots as soon as I prep and upload the complete projects off my desktop.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#18 Old 27th Mar 2012 at 11:00 PM
I downloaded this awsome but me and my friends are looking for like a dungeon type of castle with like slaves and stuff like that.And I'm a horse person so if u could put like a barn or stable thing.
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#19 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 10:49 PM

I haven't created a dungeon type prison for the medieval realm. I did create my own version of the Harry Potter prison (Azkaban). It has a whole medieval vibe to it, but could be altered a little with a stable/barn.

Also, Epo @ Plumbbob Keep has created a medieval "Clink".

Both links below. Check them out. You may need to register at PBK before you can access the download. But here are the links:
Stephsim's Azkaban here @ MTS:

Epo's Clink Prison @ PBK:

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#20 Old 19th Aug 2014 at 2:36 PM
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#21 Old 9th Jan 2016 at 8:53 PM
Glad you like Lady Alaise! Enjoy.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#22 Old 3rd Mar 2016 at 2:19 AM
thank you