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The Floridian - A Luxury Starter or a Terrific Retirement Home

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Uploaded: 7th May 2011 at 1:18 PM
Updated: 9th Sep 2021 at 2:50 PM
Updated Aug 11, 2020 - I have updated this property a bit... fixed a few little things - there will be no more stompies in the bathroom. Got rid of most ALL of the CC - there is still 1 piece of CC, and 2 of it's recolors included in the new package. And repackaged this house from my UC/Win 10 machine.

The first few pictures above show the "New" version of the house. The old one is still available if anyone wants it and all of it's CC *sigh*

For the record - I think this is a really cute little house! I'm proud to have created it almost 10 years ago (originally posted May 7, 2011)

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 42,206

Custom Content by Me:
- CatherineTCJD_MESH_INsideOverlays-ArchIMP
- REC - Mold0White01Crown1
- REC - Mold0White04Kick1

And as usual, I recommend getting/using:
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish @ MTS2
- Invisible Driveway by Sophie-David @ MTS2
- Backless Tub/Shower combo & Cheap Shower by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ MTS2

--- You may need to have Numenor's Unlevel Wall - #90 - I use this wall all the time as it is such a forgiving wall to build with
Click the info button below to see how I suggest installing this wall
NOTE: If you decide NOT to use Numenor's Wall #90, there may be missing wall sections or pieces of the WroughtIron fence in place of walls.

The ORIGINAL UNCHANGED post/information follows:
I have lived many places all around Florida, and this is a pretty typical middle-class suburban home. The design of this house is classified as Southwestern. The 'square box' and open floor plan make it very economical to build. Homes like this are often found in 'developer neighborhoods' - what used to be called housing tracts - and are painted bright colors, such as the Pink/Coral I used. (Other fashionable favorites these days include Lime/Chartreuse, Sunny Yellow, and Turquoise.)

The best feature of this house, I think, is the Guest Suite. Remember, this is Florida - aka Disney World - so, who doesn't have constant visitors? Or In-Laws that need a place to spend their twilight years? The suite is accessible through a private entrance across the courtyard. With a little renovation this could become a fabulous Master Suite. Or, it could transform easily into a B&B (home business) or a studio apartment (for college kids) - if you knew how to build that sort of thing

  • Lot size: 20X30 (2X3)
  • Around 1,375 sq ft covered living space - 3 bedroom, 3 bath, living room, kitchen, dining room, family/media room, entryway courtyard, back porch, and single car garage
  • Around $30,056 simoleons - I say "around" because I have extensively re-organized my build/buy catalogues and, in doing so, re-priced most everything. I don't know if this will effect the cost in your game or not. If it does, maybe your Sims qualify for a huge tax break? Inheritance? Or, it's their turn to win the lottery?
  • The Guest Suite, which is found across the entry court, features a beautiful fireplace. Pump up the A/C, light the fire, and your Northern guests will feel right at home any time of the year!
  • Unfurnished - Kitchen appliances, lighting, and bathroom fixtures, carpet, tile, wallpaper, and landscaping included
  • Wired for cable/TV
  • Alarm systems included (for both fire and burglar)
  • Natural Gas is available - but the range is currently electric
  • A Floridian color scheme throughout
  • Quality Maxis doors and windows
  • Natural Stone pavers in both courtyard and driveway - helps keep things cool and with water drainage
  • Mature Landscaping including a native Valencia Orange Tree in the front yard

Ya'll come in for a tall glass of tea? Iced and sweet, of course! Welcome to Southern Hospitality!

I really enjoyed putting this home together - I hope you will enjoy it too! Please hit the Thanks button and leave a comment - I love to hear what you think!

(Specific items are listed out below...)

And Someone here at MTS2 who recolored the Maxis Value Door in a nice clean white a long, long time ago. If this is you, please let me know so I can give proper credit

Shopping List:
(These are the items that either would NOT jump into the Sims2Pack file properly, or the various creator's TOU's request that you visit their download pages.
(HINT: While visiting their pages, check out all the other goodies and drop them a note of "Thanks!"
Every item listed here is offered free to the community. Thank you stuffeths creators!)

HugeLunatic's Indestructable Concrete ModularStairs made Recolorable
Menaceman44's Lunatech Ceiling Light FIX
Numenor's Deck Stairs
PhsychoSim's Default Floor Edge
Sophie-David's Invisible Driveway

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 30,056

Custom Content by Me:
- 1tileFullPoster(Borders Ed.) - by CatherineTCJD
- 1tileFullPoster(INside Ed.) - by CatherineTCJD
- BorderDiamonds
- Mold0White01Crown1
- Mold0White04Kick1

Custom Content Included:
- Teal Roof: Mitternachts-Ziegel by Engelchen @ All4Sims
- Concrete stairs to match Maxis's stucco walls.Made by iCad at MTS. by iCad @ MTS2
- Cement flooring to match Maxis's stucco walls.Made by iCad at MTS. by iCad @ MTS2
- Concrete flooring to match Maxis's stucco walls.Made by iCad at MTS. by iCad @ MTS2
- Concrete flooring to match Maxis's stucco walls.Made by iCad at MTS. by iCad @ MTS2
- chimney recolor by ililas @ SeaSimsAndSun
- chimney recolor by ililas @ SeaSimsAndSun
- Invisible Burglar Alarm by pfish @ MTS2
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish @ MTS2
- Maxis Door Recol - Aqua Pinup Girl by JuliMonde @ JuliMondeSims
- garagedoor recol by Piggis @ piggis-sims
- wallsconce recol by Schafrym@ N99
- cowboylatern recol by Speedymaus @ Blacky
- eurosconcelamp recol by Amythestfenix @ Sims2Artists
- eurosconcelamp recol by Amythestfenix @ Sims2Artists
- parkbench recol by Syera @ BogSims
- colonialdoors recol by CrabOfDoom @ dreamwidth
- Value Upper-Cabinet by CTNutmegger @ MTS2
- doorvalue recol by Someone here on MTS2

Additional Credits:
A HUGE Thank You!!!
To all the creators of the fine objects listed above!
And, to the recolorers who's work I used.
To building tool creators - especially Numenor.
And, to the many, many tutorials here on MTS2