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The Lexington - Sears Modern Homes 1927-1932: Furnished OR Unfurnished

by aixlachaise Posted 30th Jan 2008 at 2:20 AM - Updated 11th Apr 2008 at 5:27 AM by aixlachaise
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This is from the lovely online archive of Sears Modern Homes floor plans. The Sears Modern Homes were basically mail-order houses; you would receive the materials and plans and build the house yourself. The archive stretches from 1908 to 1940 so it can be pretty interesting to look through them and see the changing styles over the years.

Anyway, in my opinion Sears did a pretty good job of representing a wide variety of styles that are still functional as homes. I like my sims to live in realistic houses (for the most part!) so I decided to start this series.

I present to you the third in my series of Sears Modern Homes - The Lexington!

Floor plan and original Sears catalog photos.

***READ THIS!***

There are two different versions of this lot included here: Furnished and Unfurnished.

-Completely finished, down to the lights and decorations. Ready to start playing without hitting Buy Mode first.
-Contains some custom content, mostly doors.
-Requires Bon Voyage, Seasons, Open for Business, and Nightlife

-Nothing inside except wallpaper, floors, and doors.
-Contains no custom content.
-Requires only Open for Business and Nightlife, so if you don't have Seasons and BV, this is the version for you.
-Price: $29,404

Make sure you check the file name so that you get the one you want. I didn't include pictures of the unfurnished version because it looks almost identical from the outside. I replaced the custom content doors with similar looking Maxis-made doors.

***If you are so inclined, please leave me a comment and let me know which version you took! That way I'll have a better idea of which direction to go in the future.***

Please don't upload to pay sites or the exchange, or claim as your own!

Other Lots in this Series:
-The Magnolia
-The Maytown
-The Brentwood

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: $71957 furnished

Custom Content Included:
- Li'l Chimera's Plush Bunny-Bear by MaxoidMonkey
- Georgian Doorway by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian Entry Door by phoenix_phaerie
- Georgian French Door by phoenix_phaerie
- UpRite Column, 5% Taller by Sophie-David

Additional Credits:
Sears for making this archive available online and for.. well.. making them in the first place!

Not Included But Pictured: Old Tire Swing by Phaenoh. This seems like the type of house that would have a tire swing in the back yard, so I couldn't resist showing it off in the pictures.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
The Lexington - Furnished.rar

Size: 1.05 MB · Downloads: 507 · 30th Jan 2008
1.05 MB 507 30th Jan 2008
The Lexington - Unfurnished No CC.rar

Size: 493.1 KB · Downloads: 392 · 30th Jan 2008
493.1 KB 392 30th Jan 2008

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 Nightlife Open for Business Seasons Bon Voyage

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Tags: #sears, #family, #colonial, #americana, #four bedrooms, #medium