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1920's Vintage Home Design ~ 1-click foundation 4B Colonial, 21st in the Series

by CatherineTCJD Posted 4th Apr 2020 at 3:14 AM - Updated 7th Apr 2020 at 4:57 PM by CatherineTCJD
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The twenty-first house in my "1920s Series" - inspired by 62 Beautiful Vintage Home Designs from the 1920s - is an American Colonial with an attached garage, on a 1-click foundation... with a basement (or not, this one comes in two flavors: with basement or without.)

I am really excited about this build because I learned a lot while I built it
It has been adjusted with Mootilda's GridAdjuster to have a cute little 1-click foundation.
Did you know you can have a one-click foundation that is also big dog friendly? (Well, you can. Shasta taught me how!)
Then I remembered reading a long time ago, a discussion between Honeywell and Mootilda, about attaching a garage and modified the info for my shiny 1-click foundation.
The reason there are two versions of this house is because I really didn't think I could add a basement to a 1-click foundation (I don't like the no-slope basements I've done so far (House #7 and House #11,) so I really didn't want to go that route!) So, on a whim, after I got the house all done, I went back in and dug out the basement ...by hand, mind you (you can't use CFE after Grid Adjusting) - it worked! ...It was hot, sweaty work too!
Anyway... I'm really pleased to offer this house. I hope you like it too .




This is my favorite room - can you imagine the social events you can host in here? The ladies-who-lunch groups? The garden club soirees? My mother would be so envious!

Please scroll through all the above pictures to see everything this house has to offer. Furniture for this house includes only a loveseat and a dining table. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The telephone is on the wall by the front door. The front door is burglar alarmed. The range and fireplace have smoke alarms.


My testers for this 1920's Series, Herb and Faith Goodie, were so happy to be able to adopt a doggie. They think the world of Balin (I even caught him sleeping on their bed in another house they tested for me!) Now every time I need somebody to run to the basement or take a shower I have to wait until the current game of fetch is finished. All this to prove - big dogs can definitely access this house


This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer. Pictures were taken with Invisible Fire Alarms in place, but the lot is packaged without that mod. So, you will see the fire alarm over the range in the kitchen and the fireplace in the living room. I highly recommend invisifying the fugly alarms! .


CC list - used but NOT included - so, GO get it:
Be SURE to go get the script file needed for two of the stairs listed in the included CC - without the script files the stairs won't work!
- Lifestyle Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY. Many of the wallpapers used in this 1920s series come from this bundle.
- Bespoke Build Set MASTER file by Honeywell @ MTS2 - ...without this the few Bespoke items will flash blue.

...and I highly recommend getting:
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish @ MTS2


Custom Content Included:
- Simple Passage Modular Stair by HugeLunatic (HL) @ Sims2Artists - these need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- DeckStairs_Main by Numenor @ MTS2 - no script file needed as these override the original stairs.
- DeckStairs_OpenUnderneath by Reyn @ MTS2 - these need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Deck Stairs REC - Weathered Saddle by iCad @ MTS2
- Wooden Fences in Weathered Saddle by iCad @ MTS2
- Moroccan Fireplace without Chimney by mia86 @ MTS2
- Bespoke Exterior door 2t by Honeywell (HW) @ MTS2
- Bespoke Carriage Style Garage Door by Honeywell (HW) @ MTS2
- Bespoke Roof - Olive by Honeywell (HW) @ MTS2
- Craftsman_Tall_1Tile_Shutter by tbudgett @ MTS2
- Chic Stair Corner by Spaik/slaved by HL @ Sims2Artists - used in Plan A (no basement) Sorry, I got them confused!
- Wooden Stair Corner by Spaik/slaved by HL @ Sims2Artists - used in Plan B (with basement) Sorry, I got them confused!
- window atticwindow2t by keoni-chan @ tumblr
- Castle Arch 2T by EA Sims2 Store @ GoS
- Independent Expressions Add Ons Part 1 by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Independent Expressions Add Ons Part 2 by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Independent Expressions Add Ons Part 3 by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Independent Expressions Add Ons Part 4-Doors and Arches by MaryLou @ MTS2



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 Niol/Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
Then, if it's a Bespoke Roof recolor - it will be THESE adjusted versions by The Llama Park/Tumblr that you see used in the pictures.
(However, what you get in the packaged file, will either be the plain EA roof or the straight, un-modified Bespoke roof from the set here on MTS2.)
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!
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: 3x2
Lot Price (furnished): $48,841


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

Number of bedrooms: 4 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.

Sims 2 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
Design 14031-B_CGT.zip | Plan B - With basement

Size: 3.85 MB · Downloads: 564 · 4th Apr 2020
3.85 MB 564 4th Apr 2020
Design 14031-A_CGT.zip | Plan A - No basement

Size: 3.92 MB · Downloads: 385 · 4th Apr 2020
3.92 MB 385 4th Apr 2020
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 4th Apr 2020 at 11:52 AM
Oooh pretty ! Real nice job with the foundation !
Now I desperately need to know : how did you manage to place the front door so close to the arch, on the same tile ?
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 4th Apr 2020 at 3:48 PM
It's about time I commented and thanked you for these beautiful builds. And thank you for the reference to Click Americana. I'm always on the lookout for vintage architectural designs and plans.

Regarding the "Sleeping Porch". Yes, it is enclosed, but it is also built entirely over the main floor Sun Parlor. If that Sun Parlor is not insulated as per the rest of the house, then it would have an effect on the temperature conditions in the Sleeping Porch. As an example, I recall a house of some friends from a while back. This was a 1970s split-level, where the living room was built above the attached garage. As the garage was not insulated or heated like the rest of the house, that living room also was always uncomfortably cold in the winter (this was in Minnesota). Space heaters had to be used to make the room usable in winter. I suspect that this is the case with that Sleeping Porch, especially with the building and environmental methods of the 1920s. Wouldn't surprise me if the room couldn't actually be used for sleeping in the winter. But it might be the coolest room on the top floor in the summer if one opened the windows.
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#4 Old 4th Apr 2020 at 4:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Suncat
Regarding the "Sleeping Porch". Yes, it is enclosed, but it is also built entirely over the main floor Sun Parlor. If that Sun Parlor is not insulated as per the rest of the house, then it would have an effect on the temperature conditions in the Sleeping Porch...

Aaaaah! Well, that certainly does make a lot of sense! (See, I keep saying I'm not an architect *le sigh*) Here in the south, where I'm from, "sleeping porches" are usually more like a verandah off of a bedroom - where one might find a breeze on a hot summer's night (and you better have some netting over the bed too!)
Well, rest assured, when 'I converted' this sleeping porch into a full bedroom, I insulated it just like the rest of the house Your sim should rest comfortably in this room.

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Originally Posted by Aquagloups
...how did you manage to place the front door so close to the arch, on the same tile ?

I think you are referring to the graphic glitch I like to expose You can place doors 1T apart or 'T' them together in a corner with "moveObjects on" - sims don't care (they don't even notice - unless you create a traffic jam area - which you have to test for). The door won't cut-out properly at first, but if you pop out to the 'hood and come back, it will fix itself. Pretty much every one of these houses has at least one doorway like this (1T bathroom hallways, I'm lookin' at you!)

Thank you both for commenting I'm glad you like this house .

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#5 Old 4th Apr 2020 at 7:51 PM
You are an absolute powerhouse! Thanks so much for this series of houses!
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#6 Old 4th Apr 2020 at 7:51 PM
You are an absolute powerhouse! Thanks so much for this series of houses!
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#7 Old 5th Apr 2020 at 1:14 AM
Thank you, Kiru I'm having fun

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#8 Old 5th Apr 2020 at 5:56 PM
This is lovely. Thank you for sharing. Do you know how to make single-wall, no slope basements with Grid Adjuster? Your builds are so nice, they could certainly benefit from them.
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#9 Old 5th Apr 2020 at 6:14 PM Last edited by CatherineTCJD : 5th Apr 2020 at 6:24 PM.
Thank you @Sunrader
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunrader
...Do you know how to make single-wall, no slope basements with Grid Adjuster?

...and yes, but, like I said "I don't like the no-slope basements I've done so far in House #7 and House #11." - Do you know a way to make a no-slope basement without the 'nether' problem when you page down beyond the basement? If I could solve that, I'd make all my basements no-slope!

Thank you for commenting .

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#10 Old 6th Apr 2020 at 4:51 AM
Ive been obsessed with TS2 during quarantine and this home makes my sims never want to leave! Thanks a lot, and please make more houses! youre so good at it =D
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#11 Old 7th Apr 2020 at 8:07 AM
Thanks so much for this!

I've been playing the same neighborhood for a loooong time. It started as a Victorian neighborhood back in 2004, and every once in a while I do a fresh install and rebuild. It's currently set around 1927. A dropped laptop led to some file corruption, so I'm in the process of doing it again. There's so much more out there as far as hood deco since the last time I did this (6ish years back), so I'm starting from the terrain up and revamping substantially. In 15 years I've probably only downloaded two dozen lots because I enjoy building them myself, but I can't resist these! They just fit my neighborhood and play style perfectly.

(And if you run out of kit house plans from your source website, know that Central Michigan University's history department has a bunch of Aladdin Co. catalogs archived here. Half my families lived in 1915 Aladdin Creswell models at one point.)
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#12 Old 7th Apr 2020 at 4:37 PM
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Originally Posted by lasserine
And if you run out of kit house plans from your source website...

Ooooh! To quote one of my favorite lines: "Bless my eyes! Fresh supplies!"
Thank you for that
...and for the encouragement. This is how I 'play' the game - I build. I'm glad people are finding my builds useful. Thank YOU

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#13 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 10:26 AM
I love all your vintage houses! I feel as if I should consider starting a new hood with all of them in it some time
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#14 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 3:05 PM
Sleeping porch is probably the most weird place for sleeping and it can be used as Suncat said when you live in Minessota. But it also could be a cool cabinet or little library for sims. Also I like the ability to have large bathroom. It would be enough for two sinks or large 3x3 tiled hot tub. Soo. Woopsie! Let me disagree with your 2nd floor reduction here. But sure it's at first time and never will happen again. ^_^
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#15 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 4:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Justpetro
I love all your vintage houses! I feel as if I should consider starting a new hood with all of them in it some time

Thank YOU, Petro I've got them all lined up cheek to jowl where the farm-fields used to be in lower Belladonna Cove... they do look pretty good there, I must say
I even snuck in a few overly-orange ones I really thought you'd call me out on those .

Quote:
Originally Posted by Victor_tor
...I like the ability to have large bathroom. It would be enough for two sinks or large 3x3 tiled hot tub. Soo. Woopsie! Let me disagree with your 2nd floor reduction here. But sure it's at first time and never will happen again. ^_^

Disagree away I like my bathrooms on the smaller side - and I go for functionality. Luxury and fun are for a different room in the house. This bathroom is 10T - as opposed to my usual 6T - and I'll easily go up to a 9T in a more posh build, but this would've been a 20T bathroom! That's bigger than most bedrooms!
The Sleeping Porch though... if you were to turn it back to it's probably-non-insulated state, that would be a terrific place to put a modern hot tub. Change away Just remember, when remodeling (especially this house) no CFE! (You may want to keep a back-up copy of the lot in your houses bin, in case changes don't go as expected...)

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#16 Old 10th Apr 2020 at 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
Thank you @Sunrader

...and yes, but, like I said "I don't like the no-slope basements I've done so far in House #7 and House #11." - Do you know a way to make a no-slope basement without the 'nether' problem when you page down beyond the basement? If I could solve that, I'd make all my basements no-slope!

Thank you for commenting .


Hm, I don't consider that a problem, since I just don't have any reason to page down past the basement, but I very vaguely remember something about a floor tile that could change the appearance... or something like that.... If I find whatever it was, I'll come back and leave you a link.
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#17 Old 10th Apr 2020 at 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunrader
Hm, I don't consider that a problem, since I just don't have any reason to page down past the basement, but I very vaguely remember something about a floor tile that could change the appearance... or something like that.... If I find whatever it was, I'll come back and leave you a link.

I would LOVE that Thank you!

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#18 Old 27th Sep 2020 at 12:00 AM
Thanks for sharing! Looks realistic!
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#19 Old 27th Sep 2020 at 12:21 AM
Thank you, PandaTacos

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#20 Old 13th Jan 2021 at 2:47 PM
Wonderful! So glad I came across this, you've got a great eye for imitation. Thank you.
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#21 Old 14th Jan 2021 at 1:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ClaudetteCorleone
Wonderful! So glad I came across this, you've got a great eye for imitation. Thank you.

I'm so glad you like it - thank you for commenting!

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