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Funky Starter Cottage ~ No CC, rich interior design

by simmylala Posted 11th Sep 2010 at 3:50 PM - Updated 11th Sep 2010 at 2:38 PM by simmylala
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
Presenting a lovely little starter cottage.
Looks may be deceiving with this little gem! It may look humble and quaint from the outside, but inside it boasts a richly decorated interior, with deep walls and rich chocolate furniture and trim.

It features a good sized lounge area, and the generous sized main bedroom has ample room for a study area or cot for any 'unexpected' arrivals.
It also has an eat-in kitchen.
Flooring is of lush carpeting, deep floorboards and terrazzo flooring in the bathroom and kitchen/dine.

All interior colours have been 'hand picked' for perfect styling.

This cottage is wonderful for Sims who like to start small and build up by extending their home on the generous allotment. Or for those who like simple living.

Tested with a sim couple and another couple with a toddler.

I'm thinking of doing a series of Funky Cottages designed and decorately differently, so I would love to hear any thoughts on this.

I hope you like it, thanks for having a peek!

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: $18,437 Furnished
$13,308 Unfurnished

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

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Funky Starter Cottage

Size: 1.36 MB · Downloads: 2,995 · 11th Sep 2010
1.36 MB 2,995 11th Sep 2010
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18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 11th Sep 2010 at 6:42 PM
It looks so cute and simple from the outside, but the interior is so lush and cosy I heart this adorable little place

Originally Posted by jje1000
If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

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Test Subject
#3 Old 11th Sep 2010 at 9:13 PM
FINALLY! A starter home that doesn't look like it was abandoned! Thanks a bunch!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 5:30 AM
Really nice, very simple--elegant, even!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 7:51 AM
The layout looks simple, but efficient. The decor really makes it stand out, though! Thanks!

The height of innovation sometimes comes at the peak of laziness.
Test Subject
#6 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 12:16 PM
Love it and Thanks again for Both Homes..Ps where did you get that little lamp on the Living rm TV table, did it come from 1 of the Giveaways?..So Cute!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 12:40 PM Last edited by simmylala : 13th Sep 2010 at 2:42 AM.
Originally Posted by
Love it and Thanks again for Both Homes..Ps where did you get that little lamp on the Living rm TV table, did it come from 1 of the Giveaways?..So Cute!

I have NO idea about the lamp, lol..I'm pretty sure the lamp is just a standard item. Maybe it looks different as I used a wicker texture for the base and darkened it

Thanks for taking the time to comment, guys. I really appreciate it.

EDITED TO SAY: I went into the game last night to see where the lamp was from, and it's the Ashley lamp from
Sorry about that! I thought it was a standard item

"Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever".
R.I.P Brandon Lee
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 2:17 PM
cute i love it thank you

An Alien stole my lunch
Test Subject
#9 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 10:10 PM
I LOVE this house!!!
#10 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 10:49 PM
Love the interior! Really nice work and thank you for sharing
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 14th Sep 2010 at 11:50 PM
Wow. This is beautifully designed. Thank you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 16th Sep 2010 at 7:44 AM
PERFECT!! I love it!! Fantastic, supertastic, bombastic, lipstic, blablabla!! I just LOVE it..Thank You Very3 Much!
#13 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 5:09 AM
This is a great starter home. I honestly think starters are the hardest thing to build if you're going to make them really cute like this one.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 21st Sep 2010 at 4:22 AM
Thanks guys!
Triciamanly..thanks for the comments, LOVE your houses

"Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever".
R.I.P Brandon Lee
Test Subject
#15 Old 14th Jan 2011 at 6:05 AM
It looks very nice in your screen shots. I will have to see how it looks and works in game, but the design looks very beautiful and aesthetic.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 1:03 AM
I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I've been playing this house with my architect simmie, and it is really lovely. It's very playable, and the interior design does have a rich, modern, feel. Plus, there is plenty of room to grow and expand. Kudos on what I feel is an exceptional starter home!
Test Subject
#17 Old 23rd Jan 2011 at 8:56 PM
Very nice starter home. Just one question though before I download.....
I noticed in the pics that there is bad food (green stink) coming from the fridg. So does the bad food come with the home too? Is that a special bonus? :D
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 14th Mar 2011 at 11:22 AM
Thanks for the feedback!

lilSnakeHips embarrassing! Lol. If i remember right, I am pretty sure I replaced the fridge because of it, but you are welcome to let me know. Sorry

"Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever".
R.I.P Brandon Lee
Test Subject
#19 Old 17th Jul 2011 at 11:39 PM
That is a beauty of a starter home... thanks! =D