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225 Main Street, Pleasantview ~ Maxis Makeover #43 ~ 3B/2.5B w/garage

by CatherineTCJD Posted 17th Jun 2018 at 8:42 PM - Updated 20th Jun 2018 at 5:50 PM by CatherineTCJD
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This house is original to BG/Pleasantview. I tried to keep the same character as what Maxis gave us, and also spruce it up a bit for our modern all-EP/SP simmies to enjoy. As you can see in the floorplan pictures below, I've turned turned the original 2 bedrooms and one shared bath into 3 bedrooms - one a Master Suite with it's own bathroom, and two smaller kid's rooms with a shared bath. There's still a half bath downstairs and a large kitchen - actually, a bit larger now and with a full set of appliances... And I added a carriage house style garage plus a hidden attic room above the Master Suite.

This is a clean copy if the lot - no Sim has set foot in it. The package has been cleaned with both Mootilda's Clean Installer and Chris Hatch's Lot Compressor (read about it HERE ) and then double checked with SimPE - it's as squeaky as they come!

The lot has been play-tested; everything is accessible and in good working order. An invisible smoke alarm is under the range hood in the kitchen, the phone is on the wall in the kitchen, and the burglar alarm is by the front door. The furnishings are sparse - as were what maxis originally gave us in this house. Everything for your Sim's basic needs is included. Please personalize it to meet your sims whims.

Let's go house-hunting with the Gavigans! Please scroll through all the pictures above to tour this house with them, and see all it has to offer.

Necessary, and NOT included - GO get them:
Backless Tub/Shower by HL @ MTS2
Wellwisher Door by LeeFish @ LeeFish
White Pinegultcher Fence by Numenor @ MTS2
Lifestyle Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY. I used wallpapers and floors from this set.

You will also need: Anoeska's MMF AL Spiral Stairs in your game. Though they are not used on this lot. These are mirrored versions of the Maxis Spiral stairs, and they include a change which allows sims to walk under all the spiral stairs - which is necessary to get to the hidden attic room.

Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
I use Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
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: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): $37,434

Custom Content Included:
- ChicStairsMAIN by HugeLunatic @ MTS2
- ChicStairsOpenUnderneath by HugeLunatic @ MTS2 - please follow the link and read HL's install instructions for these stairs.
- InvisibleSmokeAlarm by pfish @ MTS2

Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Built with the UC - you will need all EPs/SPs for this lot to load properly. Enjoy!

Size: 1.22 MB · Downloads: 1,019 · 17th Jun 2018
1.22 MB 1,019 17th Jun 2018
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Lab Assistant
17th Jun 2018 at 10:57 PM
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#2 Old 18th Jun 2018 at 6:06 AM
Thank you for commenting! *squeeeee* I love reading comments

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Mad Poster
#3 Old 20th Jun 2018 at 11:50 AM
Grabbing My sims will be delighted to see some really pretty houses in the hood soon.
Test Subject
#4 Old 20th Jun 2018 at 3:33 PM
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#5 Old 20th Jun 2018 at 5:48 PM
Awww, thanks for the comments ya'll
I'm glad you like my makeovers

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Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Jul 2018 at 11:00 PM
Thanks for this house, I hope you don't mind if I make some changes to it also? Will enjoy decoing this with my walls/floors
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#7 Old 12th Jul 2018 at 2:51 AM
Originally Posted by [email protected]
...I hope you don't mind if I make some changes to it also?

Go for it! Have fun This is just a basic house - I want people to "Make it their own!"

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths