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Crumpton Lodge

by Liz Posted 14th Mar 2019 at 12:04 AM - Updated 15th Mar 2019 at 4:34 AM by Liz
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For all my wandering off into the lilacs and an oops, what challenge rules? first attempt, I'm happy to present my actual, for reals, no seriously this time build for Ms. Crumplebottom's Hideaway. Built with everything, so it needs everything. No CC, lots of Seasons and OFB. Lot checked with Clean Installer. Here's how the challenge goes!

Build a house for an uptight, curmudgeonly elder... Think floral print, potpourri, mothballs and cookie tins that only contain sewing equipment and despair.

Lot Size: 3x3 or smaller
Budget: ยง50K

1. No electrical items other than lighting, kitchen appliances and perhaps a phone.
2. Decorate in a fussy, dated fashion. Clean, modern lines are not appreciated.

"and cookie tins that only contain sewing equipment and despair" -- I can not stop cackling >_<

Okay, here goes! After completely abandoning the ยง50K budget on my last lot, I decided to do a better job this time. Lot price, exactly ยง50,000. I didn't potpourri the place up as much as I could have done, but I can't seem to prevent my own preferences getting in the way (gotta work on that as a builder). There are some Crumplebottom-y touches I think she would enjoy, though (if not approve of, because I'm not certain she does that. approve of things. I think the closest she gets is "take slightly less offense").

Modern electronics like televisions, stereos, and computers (or burglar alarms...) are barred by the challenge rules, but there is space available inside for all those things. Wall art is mostly left to your discretion, and I reeeeeeally wanted to do more with the surrounding yard, but dat budget cap, y'all. There are goodies and supplies for the compulsory cat, plus creativity and logic items for entertainment, and especially for the Crump, the home is also equipped with fortifying beverages and a telescope for spying on monitoring the neighbours.

Please, if you're interested, swing by here for a much better tour of the house as posted for the challenge/theme!

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): 50,000

Additional Credits:
Thank you so much, Hellfrozeover, for presenting this challenge! As always, thanks as well to Numenor, Quaxi, RGiles, and everyone behind CEP and SimPE.

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
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.

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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liz_lot-r_crumpton-lodge.rar | Description: a single-sim retreat from the modern world 468.0 KB 279 14th Mar 2019
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 14th Mar 2019 at 10:40 PM
Absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see it in-game!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 15th Mar 2019 at 12:18 AM
Looks great for the Crump!! And us of course! Thank you!
Space Pony
#4 Old 15th Mar 2019 at 6:26 PM
Nice house for Ms. Crumplebottom! Good job