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1970'S French Provencial Country Ranch ~ 3B/3B from RL houseplans

by CatherineTCJD Posted 22nd May 2018 at 7:58 PM - Updated 2nd Jun 2018 at 11:46 PM by CatherineTCJD
7 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
The brochure reads:
Truly impressive, and surely a home of which dreams are made... a worthy lifetime investment...

I hope your simmies agree This sprawling 1-story ranch design will suit a family of up to six sims quite comfortably.
It is sparsely furnished with standard EAxis pieces and has no decorations. Please move your sims in and let them decorate as they see fit.

(PSST - If you convert the "Hobby/Craft Room" into a bedroom, you may be able to sleep 8 sims nicely!)

Future plans for this house are not 'built out' - attic space can easily be added, with a stairway located in the front hallway area (see the original blueprints for suggestions) And, as soon as your simmies have the funds, I highly recommend adding a pool and a hot tub to the back patio area.

This house was inspired by Design #V11784 in a blueprint "collection" book from Home Planners, Inc. (circa 1984.)
I used very little CC: invisible fire alarms - located at the kitchen stove and the outdoor grill, and invisible ceiling lights which are located in the bedroom ceiling fans - turn them on/off by clicking another light and choosing to 'turn all lights on'. PLUS a few items you must 'shop' for (noted below) - like the La Fenetre window expansion set, and the Lifestyle Build Bundle - but you already have those don't you? LOL Most people do

No sim has ever lived here. This is a clean copy of the lot. Alarms, phone, lights, appliances, TV, etc... everything your sims need is included ~ It is "Move-In" ready!

NOTE: As I mentioned in picture #3 - Cars will teleport from the sideways garage to the street. You will not get the car-turning-in-the-drive animation, but everything else about cars/garages is fine. I included a .gif to further illustrate the issue.

Necessary, and NOT included - GO get them:
Backless Tub/Shower by HL @ MTS2
La Fenetre Simple Window and Octagonal Window by Windkeeper @ TSR
La Fenetre 2T Tall Window by Windkeeper @ TSR
La Fenetre 2-part Bay Window by tBudgett @ MTS2
Old World Single Door and Arch by fway @ MTS2
Lifestyle Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY. I used wallpapers from this set.

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: 4x3
Lot Price (furnished): $95,356

Custom Content Included:
- tinyceilinglight by senesi2003 @ MTS2
- 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.

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: 924.6 KB · Downloads: 531 · 22nd May 2018
924.6 KB 531 22nd May 2018
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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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#2 Old 23rd May 2018 at 5:34 AM
Lovely House Catherine! Can't wait to play it - Thank you for sharing with the community.
#3 Old 23rd May 2018 at 7:36 AM
What a beautiful house! Thank you for making this :D
Mad Poster
#4 Old 23rd May 2018 at 10:53 AM
A very nice house! It'll be the top of the line house for those in Tinsel Town when they finally hit the top of their careers!
Test Subject
#5 Old 23rd May 2018 at 12:47 PM
Merci !
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#6 Old 25th May 2018 at 12:27 AM
Thank you ALL for commenting
I'm glad your simmies can use this house

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
#7 Old 16th Jul 2018 at 5:46 AM
I am so impressed by this house. There's just so much house in it! (I hope that makes sense) I mean, the space is well used, well translated from plan to playable, and it gives me those sweet, retro feels without looking dated. Just an all-around wonderful lot.

Some lots are gorgeous but not really playable. Some lots are so tightly planned that they don't leave any room for creativity or flexibility. This is one of those awesome Goldilocks lots that's instantly sensible without limiting the shenenigans I might decide to get up to. ^_^
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#8 Old 16th Jul 2018 at 4:33 PM
Originally Posted by Liz
I am so impressed by this house...

Thank you so much for commenting ~ I'm so glad you like the house. And, can see potential for 'living' in it!

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