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The Ranch House of Suburbia - 3B/1B converted garage

by CatherineTCJD Posted 17th May 2017 at 7:02 PM
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See... the 70's weren't so bad! *shudders*
Now... in my RL 1970's existence (or should that be "experience"?) my Mom chose 'Sunny' yellow as her carpet color; but, I had a friend who's Mom chose Raspberry - I loved going over to her house - her Mom was cooool! Ever since, I've wanted a house with raspberry carpeting of my own! So, here it is:

My friend also had a foxy older brother who had a "band" - I told you I loved going over to her house It wasn't just for the carpet you know!
He and his buds would've been right at home in this garage - open the door, and crank out the tunes!

The outside look of this house is inspired by a house down the street from me now - whenever my daughter and I take a walk we go passed it, and I'm always saying, "I gotta 'sim' that place!" She agrees. So, I finally did it. I have no idea what the inside of that RL house looks like. This floor plan and it's features are completely fictional, ...though they do somewhat remind me of my aforementioned friends house. LOL! Here is the floorplan:

Please scroll through all the pictures to get a better feel for this house. No sim has ever lived here - this is a clean copy of the lot. It has been tested for playability - the bathroom was reworked to allow access to the tub - the garage works as intended. There is a place to park your car on the driveway. All alarms and phones, etc are included.

Necessary, and NOT included - GO get it:
This floor - Solid Shades: WFPink 01 - by ohbehave007 @ MTS2
This wall - Time Factor: brick 07 - by Pixelhate @ MTS2
This wall - Sunday Morning Siding: Chocolate - by Klaartje @ MTS2
The - Invisible Basketball Court - by mike19 @ MTS2
And - The Basketball Hoop Fix - by LeeFish

NOTE: If walls are missing when you first visit the lot, exit without saving and add Numenor's Unlevel Wall - #90 to your DL folder before loading this house again. Sometimes I use this wall instead of the CFE cheat when building houses.

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
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Numenor's AnyGameStarter/AGS
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): $94,894

Custom Content Included:
- ModernAsian_SofaTable by Knightguy @ GOS (originally @ MATY)
- Table_Coffee_ModernAsian by EA/Maxis Asian Fusion Set - now @ GOS
- Table_End_ModernAsian by EA/Maxis Asian Fusion Set - now @ GOS
- arch-valueX-sideSTR by tbudgett @ MTS2
- computer-teen by Meringue @ GOS (NOTE: I couldn
- counter-Value-WallCabinet by NixNivis @ NixedSims/WordPress
- cs_military2livingchair by Leefish @ LeeFish
- cs_military2livingchair_beige by Ghanima @ Dreamwidth
- cs_military2sofa by Leefish @ LeeFish
- curtainblinds-value-long by Windkeeper @ TSR
- curtainblinds-value-mid by Windkeeper @ TSR
- desk-techep8-1T by HL @ MTS2
- shower-tubbackless by HL @ MTS2
- sink-Value-NOToothbrush by ByMichelle @ MTS2
- window-jock-short by HL @ Sims2Artists
- tinyceilinglight by senesi2003 @ MTS2
- Invisiblesmokealarm by pfish @ MTS2
- CounterValueIsland by MsB @ MTS2

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

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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 + 8 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 2.04 MB · Downloads: 1,215 · 17th May 2017
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Test Subject
#2 Old 17th May 2017 at 7:41 PM
pretty cool works very well
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 18th May 2017 at 10:20 AM
This looks great! The only thing I don't like is the carpet, but you like it so it'll stay. I can easily change it to my tastes. This is perfect to move in Mrs. CrumpleBottom's clone. This deserves a lot more downloads!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 18th May 2017 at 10:34 AM
Default My Request
Sorry to bother but can you please remove the basketball mods from the required list? It's just the lot will still function without them, maybe move them to a new section?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#5 Old 18th May 2017 at 7:47 PM
@BkajniConcepts - Yes, the lot will function - but it will NOT look the same.
I'm glad you can use this lot feel free to change it however you want to

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
Test Subject
#6 Old 20th May 2017 at 6:45 PM
Really nice house!
Test Subject
#7 Old 27th Jun 2017 at 9:20 PM