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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!
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
LakeOtis02-CGT.zip | Description: Built with all EPs/SPs - Enjoy!!! 2.04 MB 1,018 17th May 2017
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .sims2pack file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

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).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 8 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #ranch, #3b/1b, #converted garage, #suburban, #retro style