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1940's Veteran Home, Renovated

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Uploaded: 9th Apr 2023 at 8:25 AM
Updated: 17th Apr 2023 at 2:42 AM

This is my rendition of a 1940-1950's home, completely renovated top to bottom. I call it a Veteran's home because it resembles the small homes built in the 1950's for Vets, where I live (Montreal).

Back at the time this house was built, there was not as much of a need for Garages, and so this home was originally built without a garage. Sometime later, likely around the 1970's, the owners had at least 1 vehicle, and lots of junk, and were in dire need of a place to store it all. So, they decided to build a garage! Unfortunately, their lot was not wide enough to attach a garage to either side of the home, and so they decided to dig out a portion of their basement and retrofit a garage door into it. A driveway was paved which grades down to basement level; a perfect spot to park one's vehicle.

I know that in the Sims 4 there are no vehicles, and really no need for a vehicle or garage, but it's all in good fun. There is also no garage door in build/buy, which I considered downloading a fake CC garage door, but then decided I prefer to have a CC free lot. At first, I upscaled some curtains into a makeshift garage door, and it looked relatively convincing. However, it bothered me that the garage door (made from curtains, i know!) was not visible from the inside of the garage. So, I repurposed one of the large windows from the new expansion pack into a non-functional door. It's a modern glass garage door!

The main floor features and rather large living and dining room, and a kitchen. There are also 2 beds and a bathroom.

I hate the way basements work in the Sims, where you essentially teleport to a dark underground dungeon, so I instead placed walls partially into the ground, and covered the trenches with shrubbery. Now we have a convincing basement with windows! (See pictures for details)

For the backyard, I had a lot of space to work with, so I decided to go all out! And if you have little sim kids, fear not for their safety, for the pool is fully fenced. There is also a garden shed for various tools and storage.

This lot may resemble the work of others or a real life building/lot. If so, it is entirely coincidental as I bult this lot from my own imagination (with real-life influences, as earlier mentioned).

Let me know what you think about my creation, and if you have any requests.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day,