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1920's Vintage Home Design ~ Single Story Craftsman Bungalow, 30th in the Series

by CatherineTCJD Posted 23rd Apr 2020 at 6:59 PM
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The thirtieth house in my "1920s Series" - inspired by 62 Beautiful Vintage Home Designs from the 1920s - is a one-story Craftsman Bungalow. It is "neat, attractive, ...and suitable to any location." The brochure assures us that "this type of design is a mark of progress in home building."

I was able to build this one pretty much exactly to plan, though I did make one personal-pet-peeve improvement (feel free to change it back if you disagree) I moved the doorway to the 'family rooms' from the dining room into the kitchen - it is just moved over by 1T. I would rather traffic flowed through the kitchen than through the dining room; I like a more formal dining room. This house is very small; as it is now, there isn't room for a double bed. But, the basement is huge! Build whatever you need down there. And, the yard is nice - there is lots of room for swingsets or gardening...

Please scroll through all the above pictures to see everything this house has to offer. Furniture includes a single bed, nightstand with alarm clock, a loveseat. and the dining table. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The telephone is on the wall in the kitchen. The front door is burglar alarmed. The range and fireplace have smoke alarms. The garage is not connected to the road, so, there are no arrival/departure animations for the cars; cars will teleport from the garage to the road.

This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer. Pictures were taken with Invisible Fire Alarms in place, but the lot is packaged without that mod. So, you will see the fire alarm over the range in the kitchen, and the fireplace in the living room.

CC list - used but NOT included - so, GO get it:
- Unlevel Wall - #90 by Numenor @ MTS2 - used to fix wonky wall issues. Some people weren't sure how to install this wall... Click the info button down below to see how I did it
- Lifestyle Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY. Many of the wallpapers used in this 1920s series come from this bundle.
- Whitewood REC of SSNs Flowerboxes by Michelle @ MTS2
- Bellhooven Window REC in white by Amythestfenix @ Sims2Artist

...and I highly recommend getting:
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish @ MTS2

Custom Content Included:
- Deck Stairs - Main by Numenor @ MTS2 - no script file needed as these override the original stairs.
- Deck Stairs REC - Washed White by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2
- Mauritania Arch 3T by Leesester/LeeFish @ MTS2
- Country Flowerboxes by pbox @ MTS2
- Bespoke Roof REC06 - BuffettGreen by Honeywell (HW) @ MTS2
- Belhooven Windows Add On Set by MaryLou @ MTS2

Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
If you need help installing Numenor's Unlevel Wall #90, click this info button:

I use Niol/Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
Then, if it's a Bespoke Roof recolor - it will be THESE adjusted versions by The Llama Park/Tumblr that you see used in the pictures.
(However, what you get in the packaged file, will either be the plain EA roof or the straight, un-modified Bespoke roof from the set here on MTS2.)
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!
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: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): $31,646

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

Number of bedrooms: 2 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
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#2 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 4:12 PM Last edited by Victor_tor : 24th Apr 2020 at 5:25 PM.
Frontal attic is too complicated for his real life prototype. I think that could be made with simple intersection of two sloped roofs. CFEd level here is something excess. Am I right? That was CFEd level, isn't it?
You would kill me? Really don't count it too personally. That's not hate comment. I really really wish to see your next work. And like houses made by you
Regards Vic ^_^
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 7:08 PM
Originally Posted by Victor_tor
You would kill me?

Sorry? I'm not understanding what you said/mean?

As for the roof... In Sims 2, a "simple intersection of two sloped roofs" is not possible - at least not and have it look like the front roof of the original house's picture.
The front roof section is purely decorative (and yes, I had to build it with CFE, to match the height.)
The original house has a low slope shed roof over the front porch with the open gable on top of that (facing front) for decoration. The rest of the house is roofed with two perpendicular open gables...
Getting the lower edge of the long, side-set gable roof to blend with the porch shed roof piece and the decorative front-facing gable was not easy. I did the best I could.

I wish roofing in Sims 2 was easier I've got a couple of English Cottage style houses that I haven't released yet because I keep trying to hammer the roof into submission. *grrrr* As with all my builds; if you don't like something, then change it. I would love to see someone else's interpretation of this house - and I wish you good luck with it! (Sincerely. I mean it - I really would love to see it and wish you the best in building it!)

I am glad you are following along in this series I'm almost done building all 62 houses (I have 4 left - they're last because they're gonna be real PITA's to build Oi!)
So, hang in there with me. The best is yet to come .

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#4 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 7:30 PM
I wish roofing in Sims 2 was easier I've got a couple of English Cottage style houses that I haven't released yet because I keep trying to hammer the roof into submission. *grrrr*

That's a personal dislike of me, the 'American only' building possibilities and it's restrictiveness. Though I mostly LOVE US architecture, but sometimes I want to build something Dutch or German but end up ditching it because it just looks too American. /Vent end

What I initially wanted to say was that the curb appeal of this house is incredibly cute!
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 7:46 PM
LOL ...and yes, this one's curb appeal is quite cute Thanks!

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#6 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 10:32 PM
I meant you could make the front side to look the same way as left side
I understood those Idea with those cheated roof as decorative. So now I am okay
Eh. Those roof trim picking up in front line is annoying. Even in Sims 4 EA made it look same way, The only game where you have not such roof trim is Sims 1. Because it even had not such tool LoL.
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#7 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 11:07 PM
Are you using a mod that allows you to put 2 doors close together at a corner, like in the hallway of this house?
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#8 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 11:17 PM
Originally Posted by ScaryRob
Are you using a mod that allows you to put 2 doors close together at a corner...

Nope. No mod needed. It is a graphical glitch... Place the doors with "moveObjects on", go out to the hood and back, and the door will be cut through. Sims will use it like normal. (They don't even know they're not supposed to, silly sims)
You do have to watch for traffic patterns though... bottlenecks are still bottlenecks. I would not recommend exploiting this in a high traffic area.

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
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and Vintage Stuffeths