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Romantic Residence (from the "bin") Maxis Makeover - now with 2 Bd/2 Ba ~ Minimal CC

by CatherineTCJD Posted 6th Jun 2018 at 5:32 PM
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This house can be found in the Lots and Houses Bin. Maxis originally gave us this house to showcase their "Romantic" Kitchen & Bath items. There are parts of this design that I really like - the elevated bathtub, and the hint of a side garden... And parts that I really didn't like - the overly 'orange' brick that screams at my sim as she walks by, and the fact that there's only one bedroom... I imagine part of the 'romance' behind this design is that an elderly couple who've loved each other and grown old together live here - but where will the grand-babies sleep when they come to visit? Even a single sim need a guest room!
So, I've fixed things up a bit:

The NEW Romantic Residence

This is a clean copy if the lot - no Sim has set foot in it. The lot has been play-tested; everything is accessible and in good working order. Invisible smoke alarms are under the range hood in the kitchen, over the fireplace, and by the outdoor grill. The phone is on a table in the center of the house; and the burglar alarm is by the front door. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, trash compacter, stove, fridge, food processor, and coffee maker. Most of the furnishings are the same as what maxis originally gave us in this house. Everything for your Sim's basic needs is included. Please personalize it to meet your sims whims.

Let's go house-hunting with the Gavigans - scroll through all the pictures above to tour this house with them, and see all it has to offer.

Necessary, and NOT included - GO get them:
Brick Pediment #9 by Spaik @ TSR
Backless Cheap Shower by HL @ MTS2
Wellwisher Door by LeeFish @ LeeFish
Mauritania Revisited Windows by LeeFish @ LeeFish
Invisible Driveway by SophieDavid @ MTS2
Lifestyle Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY. I used wallpapers and floors from this set.
You will also need: Anoeska's MMF AL Spiral Stairs in your game. Though they are not used on this lot. These are mirrored versions of the Maxis Spiral stairs, and they include a change which allows sims to walk under all the spiral stairs - which is necessary to get to the basement area.

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: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): $96,336

Custom Content Included:
- IndestructableConcreteStairsRECOLORABLE by HugeLunatic @ MTS2
- RoseStuccoConcreteStairs_BlackRail by iCad @ MTS2
- Retaining Wall Build Set by tbudgett @ MTS2
- InvisibleSmokeAlarm by pfish @ MTS2

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

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date | Built with the UC - you will need all EPs/SPs for this lot to load properly. Enjoy!

Size: 1.78 MB · Downloads: 437 · 6th Jun 2018
1.78 MB 437 6th Jun 2018

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #Maxis makeover, #rebuild, #remodel, #Romantic Residence, #bin house, #2 bedroom, #2 bath, #garage, #basement, #sunken living room, #courtyard