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Sears, Roebuck, & Co. Modern Homes - Ca. 1908 1 1/2 Story Farmhouse

by tregnier2795 Posted 23rd Aug 2009 at 11:59 PM - Updated 24th Aug 2009 at 1:31 AM by tregnier2795
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The front facade of the house.

This house was built using floor plans and diagrams from the 1908 Sears, Roebuck, & Co. Catalogue. The house could have been built, painted, and made ready for an occupant for a mere $1,700 in 1908.

This house is a 1 & 1/2 story structure. 1 & 1/2 stories means that the first floor is constructed with walls at full height. The second floor is built at approx. 3/4 or 1/2 that height, after which the roof is set on those walls, creating lower, partially sloped ceilings in the upper part.

This was achieved with the "constrain floor elevation" cheat. The only downside is that the door frames and windows rise above the actual walls, causing the gables to appear in the top of the second story windows from the exterior. The rooms are still fully usable.

This house was, most likely, intended as a farmhouse of some kind, given the many bedrooms. The area behind the parlor is a bedroom, as well, but could be converted to a library or something. The bathroom on the upstairs was a bedroom, too, putting the original count at 6 bedrooms.

Aside from alterations to make the floor plan easier, the only real change from the original was the bay in the sitting room.

The house is fully furnished, mostly using items from the Rustic/Country collection.

Looking at the opposite side of the house from the back.

The yard is mostly lawn, with trees and shrubbery out front and along the street-facing sides. There is a small fenced in garden in the rear of the house.

House Information
Price - Furnished: $54,609
Price - Unfurnished: $41,140
Lot Size: 20x30

Floor Plans

First Floor Rooms and Features
Front Porch
Entrance/Sitting Room w/ Bay Window
Parlor w/ Bay Window
Bedroom #1
Dining Room
Back Porch

Second Floor Rooms and Features
Bedroom #2
Bedroom #3
Bathroom #2
Bedroom #4
Bedroom #5


Additional Credits:
Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s 1908 Catalogue - No. 117

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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Test Subject
#2 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 3:52 AM
This is an amazing reproduction. I don't have the words to complement your work. I can hardly build a fence, so I really appreciate the time and effort that went into this lovely house.
Test Subject
#3 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 3:56 AM
this is really great! you did a really great job making the house historical while not making it unplayable.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 4:19 AM
My parents have a sears and roebuck house...your house is great I love it.
Test Subject
#5 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 5:57 PM
I love what you've done! Not only do my sims have a beautiful home to live in but I get to see what a catalog home from 1908 looks like! I love history, can't you tell?

Thank you!
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Apr 2014 at 6:45 PM
like outside of house