The fifty-second house in my "1920s Series" - inspired by 62 Beautiful Vintage Home Designs from the 1920s - is the "Coombs," a thatch-roofed English Cottage, with three bedrooms, one bathroom, basement, and driveway. The brochure states that it "appeals to the eye" - and it might if EAxis had given us better thatch to work with! I tried to match the 'look' of the original house - and I think the shingle-siding fits the bill - but that roof! OMG! I hope you can find prettier CC thatch somewhere. Maybe Plumbob Keep has something? Anyway... *shudders* that's why this house kinda got shunted off towards the end of the series.
I do really like the floor plan though And, I think the little 'eyebrows' on the front windows turned out cute. The two upstairs bedrooms are nice and big - both have closets. The third bedroom is tucked away under the staircase, I think it would make a terrific crafts room or library/office. I like that there is both a side door (to the driveway) and a back door (from the kitchen to the yard.) It's funny, I like a lot of doors - but I usually take the 'inside' doors off their hinges. I guess that would be my claustrophobia showing itself? Oh, well I hope you have some sims who will enjoy living here (and can re-thatch the roof!)
Please scroll through all the above pictures to see everything this house has to offer. Furniture includes a double bed, two nightstands (one with an alarm clock,) three closets, a loveseat, easy chair, and dining set. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The telephone is located in the front Hall. The front door is burglar alarmed. The range and fireplace both have smoke alarms.
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 over the fireplace in the living room. Pictures were also taken with the Invisible Driveway, but the lot is not packaged with it. I highly recommend both invisifying options! .
There is parking for two vehicles on the driveway.
CC list - used but NOT included - so, GO get it:
- Unlevel Wall - #90 by Numenor @ MTS2 - used to fix wonky wall issues. Some people weren't sure how to install this wall... Click the info button down below to see how I did it
- 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.
- Chic Stairs - recolorable by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2 - These are not used in this build, but are needed for the open underneath ones (which are used) to work properly. No script file needed for these as these override the original stairs.
- Oak REC of SSN Flowerboxes by Michelle @ MTS2
- Coursing Soldier Bricks in Gray Chimney REC by Kimsie @ MTS2
- If you want the closet by the side entrance to function, you need Single Tile Closets by donaldb01 @ MTS2
Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
If you need help installing Numenor's Unlevel Wall #90, click this info button:
If you don't already have it, go get and install the Scriptorium by Numenor - it makes it super easy to install Modular Stairs, Fireplaces, Custom Walls, Lights/lamp mods (You can read about the what/why/how of it on his post) To sum up - all these items use scripts to work properly in the game - and that means they have an extra .txt file along with the regular .package file. And, you don't just dump it all into your Downloads folder. Once you install the Scriptorium, it will install all the other stuff for you.
Then - go get 90_UnleveledWall also by Numenor. (This wall is amazing!) Numenor cautions on his post that some people have experienced problems with this wall; but, I've used it since he first released it in 2006, and I have NEVER had a problem with it - I've used it through various EP/SP disc installs on XP, Vista, 7, 8, and now on Windows 10 with UC.
Unpack the zip file and find two items:
In your DL folder, find the Scriptorium shortcut labeled "Scriptorium_Walls-Fences-Arches" and drop the .txt file into it.
(If you open the shortcut, you'll see it's path goes to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\Scriptorium_Walls-Fences-Arches - if you have the UC)
Numenor advises that you put BOTH the .txt and the .package in the shortcut folder. However, my 90_UnleveledWall.package file is in my documents/Downloads/zHacks folder - always has been, and, like I said, I've never had a problem with it.
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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.