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Maxis Make-Over #25 - 196 Main Street, Desiderata Valley

by CatherineTCJD Posted 18th Nov 2016 at 9:18 PM
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I can't believe this is the 25th Maxis MakeOver I've uploaded here! I hope all y'all like this one

This house [the Maxis original] can be found in Desiderata Valley - 196 Main Street.

I tried to keep the look and feel much the same as how Maxis built it, BUT make it more suited to my playing style and decorative tastes.
For instance: I like stairs with a landing, and formal dining areas that are separate from the living areas... there needed to be a garage added - I hate cars parked all willy nilly about the place! The original upstairs was just wasted space (to my way of thinking) and just what, WHAT are we supposed to do with that little dead-end hallway next to the stairs (in the original design?) *sigh* I dunno. So, I changed it.

I also tried to not use any CC... and failed, of course. But some of the strange decorative choices were made with that goal in mind - so please, redecorate as you see fit . Take away the oranges and yellows! (Please - I beg you!!!)

So, here's what I did - Outside:

First floor:

Second floor:

Enjoy! ...and Welcome Home:

Please scroll through all the pictures to see what I changed.

Possibly Necessary - NOT included - GO get them if you don't have them already:
HL's Recolorable Chic Stairs and Open underneath Chic Stairs
Numenor's Unlevel Wall - #90 (only necessary if walls are missing - it means I used the unlevel wall instead of "CFE" while building. If walls are missing, exit without saving and add Numenor's Unlevel Wall to your DL folder before loading this house again)
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix

No sim has ever lived here. This is a clean copy of this lot.

Lot Size: 4x3
Lot Price (furnished): $98,774

Custom Content Included:
- Invisiblesmokealarm by pfish @ MTS2
- 2TileManorMirror by Sinuhe @ N99
- ModestMedievalDeskUNI by HugeLunatic @ MTS2
- TabletopFernSLAVE by HugeLunatic @ Sims2Artists
- Loft_Curtains_2tile_Short by Mutske @ TSR
- wallsizemirrordropdown by Windkeeper @ TSR
- CheapShowerBacklessSlave by HugeLunatic @ MTS2
- tinyceilinglight by Senesi2003 @ MTS2
- ChezMoi-Cabinet by CTNutmegger @ MTS2
- MM Bootlegged Chair by CTNutmegger @ N99

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 + 7 SPs
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Size: 1.21 MB · Downloads: 573 · 18th Nov 2016
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#2 Old 18th Nov 2016 at 10:19 PM
Very cute....bright and fresh looking! Thanks for your "do-overs".
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#3 Old 19th Nov 2016 at 7:17 AM
How lovely! It looks much better than the original EA version.
#4 Old 9th May 2017 at 2:39 AM
Thank you