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1920's Vintage Home Design ~ 1-click Foundation/No-Slope Basement, 59th in the Series

by CatherineTCJD Posted 29th May 2020 at 6:06 PM
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The fifty-ninth house in my "1920s Series" - inspired by 62 Beautiful Vintage Home Designs from the 1920s - is the "Courtland - A New England Colonial home with exceptional charm." The brochure also tells us, "The colors used are not only appealing but restful and will actually mellow with age. Asbestos shingles are used for the roof." I think our shutters got repainted at sometime - as they are a bit more vibrant than the originals. And no asbestos was used in the building of our version But, other than that, this is a pretty exact replica

This home features "6 Rooms and [a] Bath" - which includes three average sized bedrooms, each with their own built-in closet, large living and dining rooms, and a small (but highly manageable) kitchen, plus a full basement and 'workshop' garage. The back yard is quite large - I left it open, so you can decide if you want gardens or swing sets or old junker cars...

This lot has been adjusted with Mootilda's GridAdjuster to have a cute little 1-click foundation.
AND it has a No-Slope Basement (Thank you again, Moo!)
It is also Big Dog approved. (Thanks to Shasta and Huge Lunatic.)


There are two slight deviations I had to make from the original plan. Upstairs, the bathroom had to be rearranged a bit to accommodate the EAxis routing 'fail' with the tub taps/faucet. Downstairs, the exterior kitchen door should be 1T towards the front of the house (at the top of the basement stairs) but this led to quite a bit of stomping, and Faith (my main tester) insisted that it be moved back a tile to where it is now. "It's closer to the garage door," she said, "What if it's raining? Do you want me to get drenched?" ...well, no. No, I certainly wouldn't want that. *sigh*

As my 1920's Series is winding down - this is the last of the "Colonial" houses in the series. It is very similar to the Cambridge/House #24 except for the stairway. I have had a lot of fun building and learning from these houses. I hope you have a family who will enjoy living here




Please scroll through all the above pictures to see everything this house has to offer. Furniture includes a double bed, two nightstands (one with an alarm clock,) three closets, loveseat, and dining table. All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included. The telephone is on the wall at the foot of the stairs in the living room, as indicated in the original plan. The front door is burglar alarmed. The stove and fireplace have smoke alarms.


This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer. Pictures were taken with Invisible Fire Alarms in place, but the lot is packaged without that mod. So, you will see the fire alarm over the stove in the kitchen and over the fireplace in the living room.

There is parking for one vehicle in the garage.


CC list - used but NOT included - so, GO get it:
- Unlevel Wall - #90 by Numenor @ MTS2 - used to fix wonky wall issues. Some people weren't sure how to install this wall... Click the info button down below to see how I did it
- Lifestyle Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY. Many of the wallpapers used in this 1920s series come from this bundle.
- Double Eloquence/Socialite Door REC in MALM White by Michelle @ MTS2
- "Say No More" Chimney REC by Kimsie @ MTS2

...and I highly recommend getting:
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish @ MTS2


Custom Content Included:
- Simple Passage Modular by HugeLunatic (HL) @ Sims2Artists - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- DeckStairs_main by Numenor @ MTS2 - no script file needed as these override the original stairs.
- DeckStairs_OpenUnderneath by Reyn @ MTS2 - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- Deck Stairs REC - Washed White by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2
- Stairwall & REC by Inge Jones @ Simlogical
- Quaint Extendable Arch by tBudgett @ MTS2
- Classical Curves Door by LeeFish/Leesester @ MTS2
- Lafenetre Door 1T by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2
- Colonial Window Short by LeeFish/Leesester @ MTS2
- Longer Midnight Ride Window by Michelle @ MTS2
- Attic Window 2T by keoni @ keoni-chan.tumblr
- Big Partisan Wall/Fence by aki-kaminari @ GoS
- Flower Box by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Manor Roof REC09 - Blue by Honeywell (HW) @ MTS2


Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
If you need help installing Numenor's Unlevel Wall #90, click this info button:

I use Niol/Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
Then, if it's a Bespoke Roof recolor - it will be THESE adjusted versions by The Llama Park/Tumblr that you see used in the pictures.
(However, what you get in the packaged file, will either be the plain EA roof or the straight, un-modified Bespoke roof from the set here on MTS2.)
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.
And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror - as per her policy, it's not used or included in this lot.


Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): $39,177


Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!

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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #1920s, #Colonial, #1-click foundation, #no-slope basement, #3 bedroom, #carriage house, #vintage, #yard, #1920's, #series, #floor plans, #real life, #CatherineTCJD

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