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Split Level Living ~ Traditional Design - with 4 bedrooms and 4+ baths

by CatherineTCJD Posted 24th Mar 2017 at 7:41 PM - Updated 5th Mar 2018 at 4:53 PM by CatherineTCJD
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Split Level Living in a Traditional Design - looks like a mid-80's era house to me







Floorplan for the upper level - the main living areas:


This house features 4 bedrooms - 2 with private bathrooms, and 2 with an adjoining shared bathroom; plus there are two powder rooms - one on each level. Sims love using bathrooms There is also an eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, a living room (upstairs,) a family room (downstairs,) a screening/TV room, oversized garage, 'grilling' porch off of the kitchen, and a large yard to play in. There's plenty of room for a pool or a garden - maybe even both! I hope your sims will enjoy living here

This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. Alarms, phone, PC, TV, etc... everything your sims needs is included. BUT, I have intentionally left "decorations" out of it. Please add artwork and little decos as you and your sims see fit. I also try to use 'plain' EAxis furniture whenever I can, hence the overused Malm furniture, and in-game wallpapers. LOL!
This house was inspired by Design #V31386 in a blueprint "collection" book from Home Planners, Inc. (circa 1984)

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.

NOTE#2:
The Backless shower by HugeLuantic & hokadk47 @ Sims2Artists - is slaved to JonesiBedBlanket by Jonesi/BPS. Get it HERE
...and you'll want some good basic recolors too. I suggest these by Amythestfenix @ Sims2Artists.com

NOTE#3:
Yes, I used 3 different CC stairs in this lot - please click through the links listed below to read about how to install them. Each of them are recolorable versions of the basegame stairs; if you're a regular downloader you probably have them already

NOTE#4:
OMG! (Thank you RPR.14 for pointing this out!) I forgot to add a credit/link to myself
I used my Wallpaper Overlay Set for the outside trim. You will need this file: MaxisOutsideWallTrims-CGT (the third one down) and ONE of the 2 Mesh files - pick only one (one of the last two files in the list). OR (See comment #25 of this thread) you may get little 'kid's posters' all around the outside of the house! LOL! If you don't want my Wallpaper Overlay Set, you may just delete all the little posters and live with an untrimmed house. That's fine too Enjoy!


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: 4x4
Lot Price (furnished): $114,504

Custom Content Included:
- Stone Wall (matches Maxis 'Say No More' wallpaper) by Cyclonesue @ TSR
- Brick Pediment 08 by spaik @ TSR
- Edger in Black by HL @ MTS2
- lafenetre2tilefullsizewindow by Windkeeper @ MTS2
- lafenetreglassdoor by Windkeeper @ MTS2
- HPsShrubbyShrub-tiny by Gwenke @ Sims2artists
- magnolia tree by Numenor @ MTS2
- chairdining-partyballoons-NOballoons by Menaceman44 @ MTS2
- column-value1-corneredWbase by HL @ MTS2
- counter-designer-wallcabinet by CTN @ MTS2
- Designer Hood with Smoke Alarm by MAS @ MTS2
- dishwasher-romantic_FT-Island by HW @ MTS2
- shower-tubbackless by hkaw & HL @ Sims2artists
- shower-valuebackless by hkaw & HL @ Sims2artists
- tablecoffee-IKEA-Leksvik1X1 by Michelle @ MTS2
- modularconcretestairs by chrissy6930 @ TSR
- Chic Stairs Recolorable by HL @ MTS2
- IndestructableConcreteRECOLORABLE by HL @ MTS2
- WallpaperEdging by MustLuvCatz @ MTS2
- WEdgingCHERRYwood by MustLuvCatz @ MTS2
- Chic Fence in Cayenne by iCad @ MTS2
- HLConcreteStairsRC_MaxisShadowGreyStucco by iCad @ MTS2
- georgian2talldoublewindow by phoenix_phaerie @ MTS2
- RetainingWall_Top-Mesh by tbudgett @ MTS2
- RetainingWall_TopCorner-Mesh by tbudgett @ MTS2
- invisceilinglamp-hardlight by nixnivis @ nixedsims/wordpress

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

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 8 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Design V31386_Splitlevel01.zip | Built in AGS with all EPs/SPs - Enjoy!

Size: 2.60 MB · Downloads: 1,459 · 24th Mar 2017
2.60 MB 1,459 24th Mar 2017
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#26 Old 29th Jan 2018 at 5:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RPR.14
I was having some issues with children's posters outside the house (which appear to have a changed appearance in screenshots), and issues with the unleveled walls. Other than these issues it still is a really good house! I just hope I can fix them. Would I need to reinstall the house? I figured out how to fix the pillars and windows, but I still have an issue with missing flooring, missing wall coverings, and a chunk of walls is missing all together. Does that have something to do with the unleveled walls?


OMGeee!!! All the little posters! I forgot to credit/link to mySELF! Those poster are because I used my Wallpaper Overlay Set for the trim. Boy, do I feel -ish... I will add that to the main post immediately! Oi!

As to anything that flashes 'blue' that means you don't have the main mesh for that object. The window mesh you are missing is the Georgian 2T by Phoenix_Phaerie @ MTS2 - it's towards the bottom of the CC list. If I were you, I'd go get a fresh copy of it. The same for the "little posts" - they are a part of the mesh for tbudgett's Retaining Walls. I don't know why these meshes didn't install properly for you; but, just go get a fresh copy of them.

Missing walls are definitely because of not having Numenor's UNlevel wall installed... Make sure it is installed. The floor? It must be CC, and I didn't catch it. Just pick your favorite floor/wall covering and replace it (hold down the 'shift key' and click.)

SO - make sure you have the wallpaper overlays, windows, retaining walls, and unlevel walls installed. Fire up your game. Demolish the first copy of this house. And lay down a new one. Once inside, replace any missing floor/wall coverings with whatever ones you fancy. And you should be good to go!

Please let me know if you have any other issues - I'm glad you like the house enough to fix it - I hope you enjoy playing it

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