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Petty France - Seasons Shrunk Lot for your Downtown

by aelflaed Posted 30th May 2008 at 4:36 PM - Updated 30th Aug 2008 at 10:50 PM by aelflaed : added thanks to moderator
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This is a typical old French house, built during the 18th century. The building is divided into two narrow tenements, one of which has been converted for commercial premises.

The left side, in grey and white brick, is barely furnished for one or two sims, with room for more. The street door opens onto a living room, with separate eat-in kitchen at the back. A small toilet takes up one corner, and there is a door to the pocket-handkerchief garden. Parking is available in the back alley. (car not included)

Spiral stairs lead to the first floor, which has a spacious hall overlooking the street, a bathroom and the master bedroom. The stairs continue up to the attic, containing another good-sized chamber and a second small bathroom. Dormer windows give this floor plenty of light.

Although there is not much furniture, the basics are provided, including phone and fire alarm. New tenants can have all the fun of decorating!

The right-hand side of the building has housed both a beautician's shop and a bakery. The ouside has been plastered and painted in rose, while the interior colouring is neutral. The upper floors have not been used recently, but are accessible. This side of the lot is presented unfurnished.

The shop has currently no access to the laneway, but a gate could be added. It would also be simple to pull out an internal wall or two, and join the upper storeys to make a larger residence.

Notes for Players:
-I always aim for buildings to be starters if possible, and the bare lot is just under $20, 000. However, I thought it best to add some furnishings, so it isn't in the starter category. If people ask, I can add the unfurnished version later.

- I am hoping this kind of lot will be very useful when the Apartments EP comes out - until then, try lockable doors, or keep the two sides under one tenant. I tested the lot with two sims, living in one half of the building and running two different businesses from the other half. It worked very well.

-The house has a sideways driveway in the rear. I left it in since it isn't worth very much money, and I don't think downloaders would want to add it for themselves. If you want to cheapen the house a bit more, you could remove that.

-I added an extra letterbox and rubbish bins. Only one of the letterboxes will be used by the postie. Any of the bins will work.

-Also, since the letterbox is not in the default postion on the edge of the road, the movie shown when new sims move in will look odd. It doesn't affect game play at all, only that movie.

-This lot was shrunk with LotAdjuster 1.1. It has been playtested with new CAS sims for two sim-weeks without problem.

-The house is built edge-to-edge on the left and right sides, so it will look good in urban areas. There is a single tile of 'dead' space on those two sides, blocked by walls perpendicular to the edges.

-Please note: If you want to make structural changes to this lot, be aware that the last two tiles from the edge are unbuildable in exactly the same way as on all other lots. This includes the outermost tiles of the house in this case. You cannot modify the left and right outside walls (parallel to the lot edge), the "fake" front and back walls, the roof, or floor tiles on the edges. However, you can *delete* all of that if you wish. You should be able to modify all inside walls. Using the shift key may assist in altering floortiles on the edges.

-More information:
Discussion: Lot Size, Orientation, Rotation, etc. -- Research thread @ mts2; the first post has lots of relevant pointers
LotAdjuster download thread -- only post there with issues related to the tool itself!

1x2 (shrunk)
Unfurnished lot with driveway 19, 728 (I can upload the file if it is wanted)
Partly furnished lot with driveway 25, 128

Separately packaged - Frillen's invisible driveway, Marvine's stair animations. For some reason, these never package with the rest. Install these files before using the lot.

Required But Not included - Seasons-matching country windows ('Truth Divider' and 'Truth Divider No Shutters') by Susan of Please visit that link to get the meshes, and install them before using the lot.

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 25, 128

Custom Content Included:
- invisible Driveway by Frillen
- Stair Animations by Marvine
- Puerta De Cedro Con Cristales "La Clásica" by temptress
- Window Balcony 2 Tile by macarossi
- Curved Balcony 2 by macarossi
- White brick wall 002 by LyricLee
- Simple Spiral Stairs - Left turn by Marvine
- Spiral Stairs - Railing - Right turn by Marvine

Additional Credits:
-Frillen's extracted object collection (
-Mootilda (the LotAdjuster)
-Plasticbox - for pioneering the upload policy for shrunk lots.

Thanks also to the moderator for their assistance.

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings

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 Seasons
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Petty France.rar

Size: 1.53 MB · Downloads: 3,069 · 30th May 2008
1.53 MB 3,069 30th May 2008
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
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17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts
#2 Old 31st May 2008 at 6:17 PM
Nice house! Thank You aelflaed!

Forum Resident
#3 Old 31st May 2008 at 7:18 PM
Very lovely indeed, thanks for sharing
Original Poster
#4 Old 1st Jun 2008 at 6:51 AM
Thankyou both for taking the time to comment!
Wiki Wizard
#5 Old 1st Jun 2008 at 10:42 AM
These are very visually attractive, i love them

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Field Researcher
#6 Old 1st Jun 2008 at 12:55 PM
Looks absolute amazing, you did a great job with this house
Original Poster
#7 Old 1st Jun 2008 at 2:09 PM
Frillen, I'm sure you noticed your object collections came in handy for this lot, as well as your driveway.

Thanks again.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 18th Jun 2008 at 4:31 PM Last edited by pepsihamster : 18th Jun 2008 at 8:09 PM.
Wow, this is absolutely marvelous. Looks exactly like the kind of houses that have been built in the 19th century in the wealthy parts of the bigger cities, in the country where I live. With a true mansard roof, as we call it. Very lovely. I'll d/l it as soon as I need another beautiful house. Thanks a lot!
I think (and hope) I can nock down all the walls that devide the left one from the right one, and make it one big house for a larger family to live in. They will be getting a home that I will envy them.

No, actually I'll d/l it right away.
Is there somewhere a tutorial on how to make a roof exactly like this one?
Original Poster
#9 Old 19th Jun 2008 at 7:53 AM
Thanks, pepsihamster. Have fun renovating!

The roof is made using individualroofslopeangle, and I just had to experiment with different angles (one for the top and one for the lower parts) until it looked right.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 2:27 PM
Thanks aelflaed :-) I have never heard of the individualroofslopeangle before - I will change some of the roofs on my sims houses to this one. I love it.
Original Poster
#11 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 3:58 AM
You're welcome. Enjoy!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 18th Aug 2008 at 1:48 PM
Marvelous House Great job Thank you very very much
Original Poster
#13 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 4:56 AM
thanks for commenting!
Test Subject
#14 Old 14th Oct 2008 at 5:15 AM
love it, would take it but i can't find the windows on
Original Poster
#15 Old 14th Oct 2008 at 12:34 PM
I just tried the link above, and it took me to the correct page. You have to scroll down just a bit.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 19th Nov 2008 at 2:16 PM
Fantastic property! I've been looking for something just like this! Everything you do has so much character.
#17 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 2:47 AM
Whoa, it reminds me of plasticbox! Thanks for sharing.
Original Poster
#18 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 2:55 AM
That's quite a compliment, 1ove. And from Jaedle too. Thankyou!