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Quaint Cottage Starter

by sweetswami77 Posted 30th Apr 2008 at 11:39 PM - Updated 1st May 2008 at 3:09 PM by sweetswami77 : Corrected EP requirement
4 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts
Sims short on cash, but big on dreams? Do they long for a place to call their own, but think they'll never be able to afford anything nicer than the Bonny Bungalow?

Well, fear not, little pixelated people! Today is your lucky day!

Introducing the Quaint Cottage Starter by SwamCo Industries.

Designed with curb appeal in mind, this delightful two-story home will be the envy of the neighborhood. Beautiful raised flower beds and window boxes, and artfully weathered cedar shingles add a touch of rustic country charm, while classic architectural flourishes scream "I have fancy windows, and that makes me better than you!"

And who can argue with that?

On the inside...

Well, there's some walls and doors, and just the bare minimum of furnishings. But, hey, it's not what's on the inside that counts, right?

(But just in case you feel it does, I have included in the rar file 26 neutral recolors I've done of the cheap Maxis furnishings. Those will need to be extracted to your Downloads folder separately from the .sims2pack file containing the house. Not all of the furnishings have been included in the house, but I included the recolors of coordinating furnishings--i.e. chair, loveseat, and sofa--if you care to add them.)

Downstairs, you will find 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a kitchen and eating area, and space for a small seating area. Upstairs consists entirely of a large open room, which may be divided to make more bedrooms, or used as a rec room for all your Sims rockin' parties. That would be righteous!

Click on the thumbnails below if you'd like a more detailed look at the floor plan. And, as always, enjoy!

Lot Details:
Medium lot (plenty of space to expand)
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
1 bonus room (which could easily be converted to two more bedrooms)

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 19,995

Custom Content by Me:
- WalnutMade by sweetswami77 at MTS2. 
- Dark CherryMade by sweetswami77 at MTS2. 
- CherryMade by sweetswami77 at MTS2. 
- Rocky Terrain
- Alpine WhiteMade by sweetswami77 @ MTS2. 
- Weathered NaturalMade by sweetswami77 @ MTS2. 
- NantucketMade by sweetswami77 @ MTS2. 
- Faded Florish 2Made by sweetswami77 @ MTS2. 
- Blue Paisley by Ralph LaurenMade by sweetswami77 @ MTS2. 
- Red Satin and Blue PaisleyMade by sweetswami77 @ MTS2. 
- Faded FlorishMade by sweetswami77 @ MTS2. 
- Julia Stripe by Ralph LaurenMade by sweetswami77 @ MTS2. 
- Designer's WhiteMade by sweetswami77 @ MTS2. 

Custom Content Included:
- Mini-Pediment in StuccoThe Sims2EP1 — Needs Translation - BatchEP1-5 by Macarossi
- The "Grand Trianon" Poster Narrow Tall Window by The Dream Team
- Garden Irises by macarossi
- Lavatera by macarossi
- Recolor of Macarossi's Irises by SimVeggie
- Outdoor Lantern - by Numenor by Numenor
- Tiny Ceiling Light by senesi2003
- Trillium by macarossi
- Matching Fence to Marvine's Spiral Stairs by Marvine
- Spiral Stairs - Railing - Right turn by Marvine
- Double French Door Recolor by macarossi
- Deluxe Double French Doors by macarossi
- The "Grand Trianon" Poster Narrow Window by The "Dream Team"
- Classic Window with balcony by Marina
- Classic Window with Balcony Recolor by Marina
- Classic Window with Balcony Recolor by Marina
- Classic Window by Marina
- Classic Short Window Recolor by Marina
- Classic Short Window Recolor by Marina

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to all the creators who freely share their work with the rest of the Sims 2 community, and an especially big thanks to the ones who teach us how to mod our Sims. You rock!
Tags: #cottage, #starter

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Quaint Cottage Starter.rar

Size: 5.25 MB · Downloads: 1,488 · 1st May 2008
5.25 MB 1,488 1st May 2008
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.
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4 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts
#2 Old 1st May 2008 at 8:24 PM
Great house, but way too much custom content for me.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 2nd May 2008 at 6:02 AM
What a sweet little house!I love it!Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 19th May 2008 at 3:36 PM
I abide by the less is more rule when it comes to my simmies homes, so I love this well sized and nicely laid out (not to mention as cute as a button) house! Very well done ... and by the way, is there really such a thing as "too much custom content"? I think NOT!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 1:25 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 13th Aug 2008 at 6:17 AM. Reason: Removed advertising. *sigh*
Beautiful job! It's charming, well laid out, decorated beautifully and the perfect size!

I love it. Thank you for sharing your talent.


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