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Hansen - Nordic Suburbia
by stonee206 Posted 29th Dec 2014 at 9:14 PM - Updated 1st Jan 2015 at 9:04 PM by stonee206
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Typical Norwegian suburban house in three different variations.
This house - or some variation of it - is extremely common in housing developments made after the late 1980s.
These three houses are from a fictitious street made in 1994. I made the houses in three different eras; the 90's, the 2000's and the 2010's.
The yellow house has not changed one bit since the first owners moved in. It's interior is colorful and dominated by brightly colored wood furniture.
The red house was lightly remodeled in 2004. The 90's colors were toned down, and the kitchen and bathrooms were updated.
The white house was originally painted dark green with red windows. This hideous combination was changed to a more subtle grey and white in 2014. The rest of the house also underwent extensive remodeling: Walls were torn down in favour of an open-plan living room. Everything inside of the house is updated to 2014-standards.
All houses share roughly the same floor plan: The first floor is split into two parts by a hallway. There is one entrace at the front and one at the back. This way it doesn't matter which way you place the house, because there isn't actually a "front side" of the house. The first floor has two living rooms, a kitchen, one bedroom and one bathroom. At the second floor we have two large bedrooms and one bathroom. The large landing can be utilized as an office, a rec room, etc. The floor plan below shows the original 1994 floor plan. All three floor plans and interior shots can be found in the images section.
I named them "Hansen" - Norways most popular last name - because these houses are ridiculously common.
Some Norwegian quirks that I left out:
- The turning staircase: Almost every single Norwegian house I have been in has had 180 degree turning stairs. I decided to go for a simple straight staircase because of all the CFE-workarounds requred for this design.
- Small bedrooms with vaulted ceilings: In a real house, the upstairs bedrooms would have been split into two and expanded, so that one portion of the room would've had a sloping ceiling. This would again require CFE and also vertical siding, which I didn't want for these houses.
- The basement: This isn't a requirement, but basements are very common. I decided against it, because I usually never make basements in my houses.
I used the colors red, yellow and white because they are the most popular. If you don't like these colors, there are plenty of opportunities:
- Build Year: 1994
- Style: Traditional
- Lot Size: 20x30
- Rooms: 3br, 2ba
The only CC used in this upload are the Nordic Windows made by Lisen801. These windows are great, and are definitely worth adding to your game!
Which one do you like best? Tell me in the comments!
As always, feel free to PM me with any questions, suggestions, feedback or requests.
Custom Content Included:
- Nordic Windows by Lisen801
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