Renovated Cottage” - No EP - split level stairs - detailed garden

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Uploaded 20th Jun 2007 at 4:49 PM · Updated 2nd Nov 2008 at 3:30 PM by noke wan : added temporarely links to nengi's stuff



Important: This house is unfurnished, some furnish HAD to be added in the pictures to give you an impression of size and functionality. The outside however is complete!

If anyone notices some similarity with my last house “Miss Marple’s Cottage” it’s because there I desperately tried to put some splitleveling in this under 2o k section – and found that I just couldn’t. Frustrated as I was I made an extensive version where no costs were spared…..So here’s the completely full version, in fact completely redone and now with an exiting stair construction and the elaborate gardening that does the lot justice. In my opinion at least



Description

This cottage is completely renovated. On the first floor you’ll find a lowered dining room, bathroom and kitchen area. From there you have an open view to the study and living room area, blocked only by the dominant staircase.
On the second floor there’s the landing with a balcony and one small and one larger bedroom. The large bedroom has an adjoining tiny bathroom. From the dining room you can enter the garden. It’s rather exuberant and it might not be everyone’s taste, but it has one (or rather two) big advantages: it’s almost completely maintenance free and - where possible - low poly count plants were used. Even on my medium fast computer gameplaying went excellent.
To keep a straight foundation line, - in spite of the split levelling – I’ve made a new outside wall that combines a Maxis wall with the used “Fieldstone 35” from TabbyLou. The inside decoration is mostly Maxis stuff because people can decorate this house in a variety of tastes from classic to modern.



Since this house needs a lot of downloads I decided to include most of the custom content in this download. It has been completely cleaned of excess recolors, is hackfree, played, tested and all included content was selected using Patul’s “list of sites with a friendly redistribution policy”
Those that were unmentioned I looked up myself. Where there was doubt I kept hem in the ‘Custom Content not included’ – list. These you will have to download yourself.


Custom Content - not included

TSR (register for free)
Fieldstone 35 by TabbyLou
Aztec Cliffstone Wall by jembaby04
Yellowed Durango Cliffstone Wall by jembaby04

Nengi65
http://files.sims2graveyard.com/nengi65/
Edit:The site is down for the moment. Nengi’s items can be found at Exnem. You must first become a forum member for free. The plants and the rocks are here:
http://www.exnemsims.com/forum/show...highlight=ROCKS
nengi65_gardenplants.rar
the flowerboxes:
http://www.exnemsims.com/forum/show...ghlight=nengi65
The pinegultchet white fence is unavailable at the moment, sorry for that.
nengi65_flowerbox_recolors.rar
nengi65_flat_rock_mesh.rar
nengi65_scattered_rocks_mesh.rar
nengi65_pinegultcherfence_whitewood.rar

Aussie topenders
from this page:
Zita’s Climbing Vine, Zita’s Larger Climbing Vine, Zita’s Flowering Climbing Vine
Cathy’s Giant Hydrangeas, Cathy’s Hydrangeas
The recolors for both Hydrangeas( not sure which one was used)
The recolors for the pots . I’ve used nr. 7
Zita’s Giant Roses (all)

Meshes page:
Lucas’ Recolourable Hydrangea
Lucas’ Empty Cube Pots ( 3 sizes)
Lucas’Giant Literal Rose Fixed
Lucas_EvenBiggerBabblingBougainvillea
Lucas’ Giant Garden Music Oleander
Lucas’Even Bigger Garden Music Oleander Fixed
Lucas’Garden Plants
Lucas’Giant Babbeling Bougainvilea

Issues:
Only some minor ones!!!
A. With some slower computers the game might slow down a bit, but I expect this lot to be playable on any machine.
B. I’ve noticed in this lot that when Sims go to work in the morning they tend to use the backdoor and make a stroll through he garden in stead of using the front door. Make sure they leave in time!
C. Not all content is necessary. If you decide -at first glance- not to use a particular door or window or even none of the custom content, that’s fine. Just uncheck it in the S2CPI - list. The house will function without them, however I’ve noticed that if you don’t install “Pinegultcher Wood Rail In Whitewood by Nengi65”, the (front porch) railing will NOT be replaced by a Maxis one, (at least in my basegame environment) but will be invisible. So when you try to put another fence instead - you’ll notice the game won’t let you. To work around this: Just pretend you’re deleting a fence and you’ll see afterwards that now you ARE able to place the new fence.

A big thank you to the creators listed above for sharing their creations and for the people at the forums for their advice!















Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 62.639

Custom Content by Me:
- Splitlevel combi combining Maxis Fawn Stucco with fieldtone35 by TabbyLou at TSR

Custom Content Included:
- recolour Swiss Philidendron by mickyss
- Doormat - mesh Swiss Philidendron by mickyss
- recolour Spider Plant by mickyss
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Standard Window by MaryLou
- recolour low ground cover plant by khakidoo
- recolour low ground cover plant by khakidoo
- recolour ground cover plant by khakidoo
- Ground Cover by khakidoo
- Larger Cypress Shrub by khakidoo
- Ground Cover Lower by khakidoo
- Clump of grass by Lethe_s
- Clump of short grass by Lethe_s
- recolour BirchShrubbyLarger by khakidoo
- recolour BirchShrubbyLarger by khakidoo
- Birch Tree Shrubby by khakidoo
- recolour BirchShrubby by khakidoo
- recolour BirchShrubby by khakidoo
- recolour LightWoodMidnightWindow by Pixel Sims
- 2 Step by khakidoo
- recolour 2 Step by khakidoo
- Birch Tree Shrubby Larger by khakidoo
- recolour BirchTreeShrubbyLarger by khakidoo
- recolour BirchTreeShrubbyLarger by khakidoo
- recolour BirchTreeShrubbyLarger by khakidoo
- Potted Oleander by Grapholina
- GT Deep Ocean Blue Carpet by The "Dream Team"
- Created by LWoods for the Timeless Office set  by The "Dream Team"
- recolour LightWoodBreezeWindow. by Pixel Sims
- Mission Privacy Window by chrissy6930
- Georgian French Door by phoenix_phaerie
- Ten Wood Doors” (front and back door) by fizzbin
- 4ESF Other5 Plantpot by 4ESF
- 4ESF Outdoor2 Globe Shrub by 4ESF
- 4ESF Outdoor2 Egg Shrub by 4eversimfantasy
- Doormat= used base for Philodendron Plant by mickyss
- recolour Rotadendron Plant by mickyss
- Doormat= base used for Rotadendron Plant by mickyss
- Doormat= base used for Spider Plant by mickyss
- recolour Leafy Plant by mickyss
- recolour Pampas Grass by mickyss
- Doormat=base used for Pampas Grass by mickyss
- recolour Philodendron Plant by mickyss
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Standard Window by MaryLou
- recolour SmallSwissPhilidendron by mickyss
- Doormat=base used for SwissPilidendron by mickyss
- Doormat=base used for Leafy Plant by mickyss
- recolour Fern Plant Bright by mickyss
- recolour Fern Plant Dark by mickyss
- Doormat=base used for Fern Plant by mickyss
- Doormat=base used for Grass Patch by mickyss
- recolour BirchShrubby by khakidoo
- recolour BirchShrubbySmaller by khakidoo
- Birch Spriggly by khakidoo
- Smaller Cypress Shrub by khakidoo
- Cypress Based Shrub by khakidoo
- Narrow Cypress Base by khakidoo
- recolour ground cover plant by khakidoo
- SONO-Outdoorset Plant by Tolli - Sims Gedoehns
- SONO-Outdoorset Plant by Tolli - Sims Gedoehns
- SONO-Outdoorset Plant by Tolli - Sims Gedoehns
- SONO-Outdoorset Plant by Tolli - Sims Gedoehns
- SONO-Outdoorset Plant by Tolli - Sims Gedoehns
- SONO-Outdoorset Plant by Tolli - Sims Gedoehns
- recolour SONO- Outdoorset Plant 01 by Tolli - Sims Gedoehns
- Modular Stairs by Numenor
- Open Wooden Stairs (by Reyn) by Reyn
- Monticello Window by simfantastic2
- recolour Le Petit Trianon One Tile Window by simnuts101
- Simnuts101 - Le Petit Trianon One Tile Window by simnuts101
- recolour Le Petit Trianon Two Tiles Window by simnuts101
- Simnuts101 - Le Petit Trianon Two Tile Window by simnuts101
- recolour Mission Privacy Window by Chrissy6930
- Sprig of grass by Lethe_s
- The Literal Rose by macarossi
- recolour Bay Window by Loverat

Additional Credits:
A special thanks to TabbyLou at TSR for letting me edit her Fieldstone35.

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Unfurnished

Tags: #Cottage, #basegame, #no EP, #split level