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Quintessential French Ranch

by retrosimdream Posted 1st Jun 2017 at 10:57 PM - Updated 8th Jun 2017 at 2:05 AM by retrosimdream
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A hiatus from my massive custom content collection was as enlightening as it was enjoyable. That said, I love creating new materials for this game and cannot stop myself using the custom items I've so long collected and made myself.

With that said, this home is truly custom. I wanted to create a small batch of dark walnut/mahogany wood floor & trim to design a house with. The house had to be classic-looking but modern-enough. The plan I chose is probably from the early-mid 80s, but I found it in a house plan book from the early 00's. I also found the plan online just for this upload, lucky day! If I won the lottery and could build any house I choose, this would probably be it. I love the expansive, sprawling floor plan and regal look of the French style.

This "custom" home features:
- Mahogany trim, paneling, wood floors, doors, and more
- Elegant floor-to-ceiling bay windows
- Formal living room, dining room, and family room
- 3 bedrooms + den
- Open eat-in kitchen
- Huge wooden deck with hot tub
- Large glass-enclosed covered patio

Due to how I built the lot, you will need to place it on a "corner" - the driveways and mailbox face the "side" and do not face the "front." I made mahogany recolors of the dining room chairs that did not show up in the lot file. I've included them as separate, optional downloads for my fellow matchy-match designers. I also made a recolor of the Oaktowne door (and arch - they are slaved) but it did not show up in my file either, and is also a separate download. I'm not sure why my game doesn't pick up on certain files.

Sidewalk Match Driveway Recolor by HugeLunatic @ MTS

Lot Size: 4x5
Lot Price (furnished): 179850

Custom Content by Me:
- "Windmill" Parquet Flooring - Mahogany
- Slimming Oak Parquet - Mahogany
- Silky Taupe Carpet
- "Paste" Paint with Crown, Kick, and Chair Rail Molding in Mahogany
- "Paste" Paint with Kick Molding in Mahogany
- Flower Flower from Upper Crust - Mahogany
- Deeper Blue with Kick Molding - Mahogany
- Oaktowne's Finest Oak Wood Paneling by Bachman Wood Paneling Co. - Mahogany
- "Beachy Keen" Paint with Kick Molding - Mahogany
- Open Auto Garage Door - Mahogany

Custom Content Included:
- Life Stories Tan Brick with Quoining - Both by celebkiriedhel @ Leefish
- Life Stories Tan Brick with Quoining - Left by celebkiriedhel @ Leefish
- Life Stories Tan Brick with Quoining - Right by celebkiriedhel @ Leefish
- Life Stories Tan Brick with Quoining by celebkiriedhel @ Leefish
- Lafenetre Classic Window by Windkeeper @ TSR
- Lafenetre Classic Window Short by Windkeeper @ TSR
- Lafenetre Sidelight Window by Windkeeper @ TSR
- Lafenetre Glass Door by Windkeeper @ MTS

Additional Credits:
I use mzcynnamon's greener grass replacement, DanTheMann15's freshly paved asphalt street replacement, and gunmod's the radiance lighting system. Floor plan by House Planners. Floor and wall texture recolors extracted with Homecrafter Plus and edited with GIMP. Object texture recolors extracted with SimPE and edited with GIMP.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Oaktowne Door

Size: 55.3 KB · Downloads: 720 · 1st Jun 2017
55.3 KB 720 1st Jun 2017
Mahogany Chair

Size: 51.4 KB · Downloads: 730 · 1st Jun 2017
51.4 KB 730 1st Jun 2017

Size: 1.95 MB · Downloads: 1,008 · 1st Jun 2017
1.95 MB 1,008 1st Jun 2017

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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #ranch, #contemporary, #french, #large, #sprawling, #mahogany, #wood, #paneling, #parquet, #brick, #rambling, #elegant, #garden, #oaktowne, #openauto, #slimming, #oak, #windmill