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1954 Mid Century Modern: Pacific Living

by bozlove Posted 3rd Jul 2014 at 10:51 AM - Updated 4th Jul 2014 at 4:39 AM by bozlove
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The following items are not included in the download:
- 1959 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door by Tre Zillah @Sims2 Car Source
- RC Invisible Driveway & Extensions by roddyaleixo @MTS

Extra Credits:
- RC Earthenware Trio by alt-sparkles @MTS

The floor plan pics are up. I apologize for not including them with the original upload. I was working on two houses at the same time and must have put them in the folder for the other house. (Now I just have to find the floor plan pics for that house.) No excuses though, I should have realized during upload that they weren't there. Again, I apologize.

This 1954 Mid Century Modern has it all: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large eat-in kitchen, a large living-dining area, a pool and patio, a covered patio, a garage, and loads of natural light! The only thing I would change if I could is the roof - to make it look more like the original plans. But it doesn't affect playability, just my Virgoan sensibilities.

I made the usual changes to the plans and juggled the bedrooms to add a master bath. There was no avoiding the long, dark hallway, which was typical of most of the MCMs I remember from my youth. But by moving the hall door and making it a double archway, I was able to take advantage of all the natural light pouring into the living area to brighten it up.

The large covered patio is what attracted me to this house, and putting a bar in it ensured that Sims would use it. If you want to get more use out of it, you could add a game or pool table. I had to enclose the patio because it collected snow in winter, but it doesn't affect the outdoor living feel of the room.

I called this house Pacific Living after the living room furniture by Sailfindragon, which I thought was particularly suited to this house. I grew up on a steady diet of classic black & white movies from the 40s and 50s, and this house reminded me of the houses featured in those movies. And the style, color and texture of Sailfin's Pacific Living set reminded me of the sleek modern furniture that decorated those houses.

I never get tired of this house. I've played it with three different Sim families with completely different stories, and enjoyed it every time. I hope you enjoy it too.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: §81,548

Custom Content by Me:
- Retro Diamonds Linoleum_Aquamarine on Yellow
- Retro Large Square Linoleum_Buttercup
- Retro Colors_Buttercup Light
- Retro Tile Wall Half_Buttercup
- Retro Tile Wall Half_Seafoam Light
- Retro Tile Wall_Buttercup
- Retro Tile Wall_Seafoam

Custom Content Included:
- 4ESF Bedroom11 Plant (dining room) > Downloads > Objects > Bedroom > Bedroom 11 by 4Ever SimFantasy
- 4ESF Kitchen6 Palm Plant (sitting area-dining) > Downloads > Objects > Kitchen > Kitchen 6 by 4Ever SimFantasy
- 4ESF Dining11 Plant2 (covered patio) > Downloads > Objects > Living > Living 11 by 4Ever SimFantasy
- Modern Fence Low-White (flat roof edge) > Downloads > Retired Designers > Retired Sims 2 Creators > Lirunchik-Sims 2 > pg 1 Modern Fences Set by lirunchik @Black Pearl Sims
- Simply Elegant Double Long Curtains by Holy Simoly
- RC Simply Elegant Curtains-White by Holy Simoly
- SF Club Armchair > Downloads > pg 2 "Waiting for the sun" by m0xxa @Blown Away
- RC SF Club Armchair-10 by m0xxa @Blown Away
- Salsa Set Garden Chair Objects > Objects With Our Meshes > Outdoor pg 13 by Suza @Simply Styling
- Salsa Set Garden Coffee Table by Suza @Simply Styling
- Jope Relaxroom Plant1 (hallway) > Objects > Objects With Our Meshes > Living Room pg 4 by Jope @Simply Styling
- Medium Floor Rug 2x3 > "RugCollection" by Nengi65 @Sims2 Graveyard
- Retro Table Phone by Helena for Pixel Sims @Sims2 Graveyard
- Daydream Walls-14 (kitchen) > Downloads pg 2 by linacherie @Sims 2 Palette
- Inner Paintings > Paintings & Rugs pg 5 by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- RC Inner Paintings-Gockel by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- Matta Double Bed > pg 1 by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- Matta Dresser by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- Matta Table by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- Bamboo Curtain > pg 30 by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- Square Painting 03 > Paintings & Rugs pg 5 by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- RC Square Painting 03-Gockel25 by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- RC Square Painting 03-Gockel25a by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- Square Painting - 2Tile by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- RC Square Painting - 2Tile-05 by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- RC Painting 32-Birch by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- Painting 32 > pg 17 by shoukeir @Sims2Play Archive
- EPll Doppler Shift, First Movement Painting > Into The Future by Veranka
- RC Doppler Shift-01 by Veranka
- Stockade Fence 7 by Cooldadx4 @MTS
- Stockade Gate 7 by Cooldadx4 @MTS
- Asphalt Roof 2 by Frillen @MTS
- RC Bathroom Mate Rug_Large-Light Blue by Honeywell @MTS
- The Embrasure by Ergo Mid by HugeLunatic @MTS
- AquaPlus Shower Stall by HugeLunatic @MTS
- Vertical Vinyl Siding-Greyscale 5 by Jlonier @MTS
- Value Door Centred on 2 Tiles by leefish @MTS
- Mauritania Double Door with Transom by leefish @MTS
- Juno Lamp by -Maylin- @MTS
- Maxis Match Plate Glass Door by moune999 @MTS
- Nook Living Curtain - Left by moune999 @MTS
- Nook Living Curtain - Right by moune999 @MTS
- Torrox Double Archway by moune999 @MTS
- Ikea MARKÖR Sofa table by olisek @MTS
- Shrub in a Pot by plasticbox @MTS
- Pacific 3 Seater Sofa by Sailfindragon @MTS
- RC Pacific Sofa by Sailfindragon @MTS
- Pacific Lounge Chair by Sailfindragon by Sailfindragon @MTS
- Pacific Loveseat by Sailfindragon by Sailfindragon @MTS
- RC Modern Coffee Table-blonde leg by shannanisims @MTS
- Modern Coffee Table 1x1 by shannanisims @MTS
- Miniature Colonial End Table by Sim Fused @MTS
- The Flat Artefact by Ergo by SimtopiX @MTS
- RC Ikea MARKÖR Sofa table by olisek @MTS
- Metro Window by Tiggy027 @MTS
- Metro Window Master Mesh by Made by Tiggy027 @MTS
- Metro Window by Made by Tiggy027 @MTS
- Metro Window by Tiggy027 @MTS
- Metro Window by Tiggy027 @MTS
- Metro Window by Tiggy027 @MTS
- RC Metro Window=white by Tiggy027 @MTS

Additional Credits:
Thank you to the researchers and editors at Mid Century Home Style for their dedication to preserving the record of mid century architecture. Their house plans and photo galleries of interior design are greatly inspiring. You can view this plan here

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Size: 3.05 MB · Downloads: 2,023 · 3rd Jul 2014
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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #mid century modern, #50s, #fifties, #retro, #pool, #carport, #fireplace, #3 bedroom, #2 bath, #eat-in kitchen, #covered patio, #pacific living