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Sunday House

by bluetexasbonnie Posted 21st Aug 2006 at 7:15 PM - Updated 2nd Sep 2008 at 7:27 PM by bluetexasbonnie
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Sunday House

This is a starter home set on a 2x2 lot. It costs $17,673 and has all the basics I think sims need to get started. The house design is based off a common older starter houses at the base of the Texas Hill Country. It is a remodeled Sunday House.

The German farmers and ranchers would keep a “Sunday House” in town – basically a dry place to sleep when they came into town for worship and supplies. Initially the house would be nothing more than a single sleeping room and a porch. Any cooking would take place outside over a fire. Mamma would usually pack prepared food for the trip so she could have time to shop and socialize. The toilet was an outhouse or bush.

As the family grew more prosperous, a second room was added so parents could have a little more privacy. Sometimes Opa and Oma (grandparents) would expand the house yet again and retire in town – leaving the farming and ranching to the young folks. As the need/desire for Sunday houses diminished, they were often updated to include an indoor bathroom and kitchen area – reflecting a charming mix of old and new..

Credits:

HolySmoly’s Tulip Grove paint and railings were what inspired me to build the house. You can find more of their great stuff at: http://www.holysimoly.com/index.cfm?go=home.welcome

Sunni Sims, http://kimberspace.mattwork.potsdam...isims/index.php was also inspired by the Tulip Grove paints and railings. She recolored the railings to coordinate with the siding paint. Aren’t they charming?

I don’t know if I could make a house without the creative gifts of the fine artists at KomoSims. http://www.komosims.net/. In this house walls, floors and terrains by Komo and SimLin55 have been used.

DarylMarkLoc’s Australian Federation Collection contributed the metal roofing (so common in south central Texas – though usually not this pretty color), window and tree. You can see the complete collection here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=133487

Roddy Aleixo gave us that most versatile of all driveways – the transparent driveway. http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90875. Better than having a hundred recolored driveways.

Please do not upload anywhere.

I love to hear about your sims living in my houses and see how you have redecorated.

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings

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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Sunday House 2x2.rar

Size: 1.03 MB · Downloads: 1,470 · 21st Aug 2006
1.03 MB 1,470 21st Aug 2006
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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).
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 10:43 PM
Very nice, thank you!

Live, love, Laugh <3
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Test Subject
#3 Old 22nd Aug 2006 at 10:52 PM
So cute <3

Love it lots.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 4:20 PM
Very cute. When my favorite sim graduates from university, I put him live in this house.
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Original Poster
#5 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 4:28 PM
Thank you all. I'm glad you like it.
Test Subject
#6 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 3:14 PM
Nice looking lot, but when I downloaded it said the file is corrupt
Is there an updated version?
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Original Poster
#7 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 12:57 AM
Try downloading it again. That usually works for me.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 1:00 AM
Very nice house.
And very cute text. I loved to read "Oma" and "Opa". Nice to see my mothertongue on this great site. It's somehow relaxing to see some well known words.
Thank you, Katha

Still struggling with CAW :x
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Original Poster
#9 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 2:04 AM
Thank you. I'm glad you found it pleasing.
Test Subject
#10 Old 12th Sep 2006 at 4:54 AM
Default Very good!
I love this house! Too cute! I have a special place in my heart for the Texas Hill Country.

But, I am having a problem with it..I keep getting corrupt file or unexpected end of archive messages. Any ideas?
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Original Poster
#11 Old 12th Sep 2006 at 5:29 AM
Nessamath -- judging from other threads, the server is having a tough time with downloads today. Try again later.
Test Subject
#12 Old 12th Sep 2006 at 5:49 PM
Thanks Bonnie! I really want this house! I have actually created a neighborhood as a project for me and my hubby...the whole idea is to fill it with wonderful old farm house like lots. We wanted a Texas type neighborhood. I'll keep trying to get your wonderful creation to download.
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THANKS POST
#13 Old 16th Apr 2014 at 3:45 AM
OMG!!! I was born in New Braunfels. I was drawn to the picture and about to download it when I saw the New Braunfels tag. Thank you :)