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-Foundation Challenge- Old Irish Manor

by Phaenoh Posted 2nd Apr 2012 at 6:03 AM - Updated 16th May 2017 at 5:13 PM by Phaenoh
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wgroome's text: When Layton and Lucinda found out they were expecting it was the greatest day of their lives. When they found out they were having triplets? Not so much. Now their three daughters (athletic Lara, bookworm Leanne and musician Lorrie) are all teenagers, they are demanding their own rooms. Layton and Lucinda are happy to move, but want a large master bedroom and their own en-suite bathroom.

so elected to do the Lewis family. Either I'm way off base with the names or I just suck at making people. The Lewis family ended up being the O'Donnel family in my game. Patrick, Brighid, Lara, Leanne, and Lorrie moved into an old Irish manor. (I was making Layton and somehow he became a leprechaun, so I made the family Irish from there.) (apologies to any actual Irish out there, this is way stereotypical).

The house has a long history, it was built many many years back before the roads through town were drawn up. What is now the side of the house used to originally be the front. There was a large garden and doors to both main areas of the house. When the town got bigger and expanded outward, the road ended up on the side of the house. The front porch was redone to accommodate the new entrance direction and a driveway was put in. Many of the original details in the house still exist - like the wood floors, bathroom tiles and much of the fixtures from the copper kitchen, though it was moved from what is now the dining room. The stone annex was less of a fire hazard. A good deal of the house has been renovated as well. Its an odd mix of old and new, and the O'Donnels think it's just perfect for them. The kitchen and the living room are just the right size for the family to come together and enjoy their favorite activities without tripping over one another.

When the girls want to be alone, however, they each have an identically sized bedroom to partake in their hobbies. Lara is a ballet dancer. She has a barre and a mirror and she's also a bit of a girly girl. She loves pink and has crushes on all the celebrities. Leanne loves Shakespeare and anything from the Olde World. She also has taking up acting and lives in a fantasy land. When she doesn't have her nose in a book, she has her head in the clouds. Lorrie is quite the violin virtuoso. She regularly performs in concerts at school and sits First Chair. She's not just interested in Classical though, she also has a sweet stereo system to listen to the College Rock and Pop stations. See the pictures below for images of their rooms.

Just your typical family of redheads!


Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: $140,943

Custom Content NOT Included:
You will need my Birdhouses, my Phonebook, and my Piano. I didn't include them because I update my stuff only on their pages and shoot that birdhouse has a lot of recolors.
Also, you need HL's awesome modular fences. They don't package with the lots and I almost missed them!

Custom Content Included:
- Stair wall fix set by JRW
- 1965 Pontiac GTO by Fresh-Prince
- Rustic Porch Swing by cokenasmile
- PlantsAsPlants by Richi3frog
- Hacked Coat Hook by Numenor
- Coat Hook recolor by fanseelamb
- ShingleBellsRC_WinchesterGrey by iCad
- ShrubbyShrub-Jumbo by HystericalParoxysm
- One More Slot Package "Counter" and recolor by JohnBrehaut1
- Phaenoh's PhoneBook Medieval recolor by Alraris
- yggStoveMaracStove and AgaCreamRecolor by x-kisses-for-yooh-x
- Craftmeister Booknook Short, Castanoga Wall Cabinet, Club Wall Cabinet by CTNutmegger
- OMSP Endtable and recolor, OMSP_Counter_Usable and recolor by Lord Darcy
- Club Distress Sofa Table - Slave, and Luxiary Ample King Sofa Table - Slave by mustluvcatz
- ShiftableShelf1 and recolor, ShiftableShelf2 and recolor, UnderGroundOMSP2h1 and recolor by SilentLucidity
- Dish Drying Rack by Stack 'Em Wide Inc., 'PlaceAnywhere' Vanity Mirror by Spacesava Mirros Inc. and recolor, and Umbrella by BobL
- Atomicbed_single,substancematching_loveseat, atomicmatch_onetilechest, OFBcounter_cleanwhite, and whiteshopcounter by Ailias
- Arts and Crafts Double Arch, Short Stewart Curtains, Von Trapp Shorter Window on 2 Tiles, The Smaller Von Trapp Window by leesester
- Stairs Nouveau Recolorable Stairs and Recolor, "Coloratura" by Chrome Concepts, AquaPlus Shower Stall, and Maturely Medieval Double Bed by HugeLunatic by HugeLunatic

Off-site CC:
- Boots by Beosboxboy
- Ballet Slippers and recolor by lmhwjs
- Smustlin™ House Party: Greatest Hits by Lord Darcy
- Witchery Black Mansion Roof, Easy Breeze Gable Vent - Low (2 Tile) by Kate
- Escadaria "Passo-a-Passo" Altitude & Atitude Ltda, Paint_PlasterAndMolding by Holy Simoly
- Decorative Plant , Modern Line Kitchen Condiments, Modern Line Living Deco, Miscellaneous Decorative Accessories CD, Audio Music Box, Audio Phonograph, Audio Radio, Sleigh Bedroom Alarm Clock, CDs Accessories, Musical Instruments Chimes, Creative Toy, and Accessories for Desk by Sandy

Dead Sites:
- Props Briefcase by Adele
- Basket by fairywitch
- Simple Kitchen Curtain by Nengi65
- Cornerstone Victoriana Velvet Drapes, and The Single Bed of Wonderment by NoFrills
- Spx Abandoned coatrack and recolor, Footstool Part of the Natural Bathroom, Ship in a bottle by Xiomara (dead site)

Additional Credits:
wgroome again

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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#2 Old 2nd Apr 2012 at 6:32 AM Last edited by Sims99Fanatic : 2nd Apr 2012 at 6:57 AM.
Finally! One that is not a Chuck Norris upload! He's great, but I was getting weary! By the way, this is a very pretty lot. My sims will love it, thank you so very much.
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#3 Old 2nd Apr 2012 at 2:32 PM
What a lovely family home! Love the roof details and the grounds look great, like it gets a lot of rain. Very cool.
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#4 Old 2nd Apr 2012 at 5:18 PM
I'm Irish and I'm loving the stereotypical red head family

Beautiful manor! :3 Very nice for traditional families!
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#5 Old 2nd Apr 2012 at 5:25 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous! It must have taken you ages!

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#6 Old 3rd Apr 2012 at 3:46 AM
Thank you so very much for this home. It will fit in well with my neighbourhood. Just a quick question. The car that's parked in the driveway - where did you get it? It would be perfect for one of my families.

Thank you once again
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#7 Old 3rd Apr 2012 at 4:22 AM
Really nice! I like the layout.

@Illusion1986 The car is by Fresh-Prince, it is mentioned in the CC included list.
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#8 Old 3rd Apr 2012 at 11:02 PM
I love the house it's great. Does the family come with it?
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#9 Old 4th Apr 2012 at 6:26 AM
@sarah*rose Cheers! I must have missed over it.
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#10 Old 6th Apr 2012 at 5:12 AM
Originally Posted by cascade77
I love the house it's great. Does the family come with it?

no, this is most likely just the house. packaging families with a house gets far more complicated, that is why you don't find very many on here
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#11 Old 9th Apr 2012 at 8:03 PM
I love the house, it is exactly what I have been looking for. Thankyou so much!
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#12 Old 30th Apr 2012 at 8:30 PM
I love this house (the family was also epic XD I loved them on the pics). I actually used it on one of my sim videos, and ever since I've been hanging around that house on my sim game, I'm obsessed with it. Cheers, you did a terrific, awesome job.
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#13 Old 1st May 2012 at 5:51 AM
Originally Posted by Simmakerlover98
I love this house (the family was also epic XD I loved them on the pics). I actually used it on one of my sim videos...

Send me the link, I'd love to see it!
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#14 Old 1st May 2012 at 11:24 PM
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
Send me the link, I'd love to see it!

Thanks! The link is:

You're awesome, your creations are epiiiicc XD
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#15 Old 17th Aug 2012 at 3:33 AM
I love this house so much because it's not too big and it's not too's just perfect!
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#16 Old 20th Nov 2012 at 4:14 PM
This looks beautiful! I can't wait to see this in my game.
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#17 Old 17th Jul 2014 at 12:54 PM
Very nice, but it does not look at all "Irish". It is typical of rural America, not Ireland (or UK). Among other things, we don't have open-air "porches" on homes here in Ireland (or UK) since our weather is generally not conducive to use of such a feature. Those are a typically American feature. If we do have a "porch" feature, it is glass (double glazed) enclosed in order to make it usable.
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#18 Old 17th Jul 2014 at 9:58 PM
Originally Posted by Chobeegal
Very nice, but it does not look at all "Irish". It is typical of rural America, not Ireland (or UK). Among other things, we don't have open-air "porches" on homes here in Ireland (or UK) since our weather is generally not conducive to use of such a feature. Those are a typically American feature. If we do have a "porch" feature, it is glass (double glazed) enclosed in order to make it usable.
After doing a quick google search (which I should have done prior to naming it) you are right, this is not Irish at all. I will argue that it is not rural America though. I was going for the look of the (what I see in movies and TV) old manor houses on the moors, so it's much more Scottish than Irish. Please forgive my ignorance and liberal (and apparently wrong) use of your country's aesthetic. As for the porch, I'll grant that's it's American inspired all the way. >.<
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#19 Old 28th Jan 2017 at 2:54 PM Last edited by emodarkwolf : 28th Jan 2017 at 4:52 PM.
It looks so cool, and I love the stories you always write accompanying the posts, hehehe
Gonna try it out in my game, I just don't have Teen Style SP but I hope it won't make a lot of stuff missing.

EDIT: Is the "desk" on the "music sister" room from Teen Style? Because it appears on my game but not on the catalog :o